London in History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,061 of 1,061

  • 2012-08-03 American Missy Franklin swims a world record 2:04.06 to win the 200m backstroke gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-04 South African Oscar Pistorius becomes first double-leg amputee to compete at the Olympics; 400m London; out in semi's

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-08-04 Golden double for US at London Olympic tennis as Serena Williams destroys Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in women's singles; Bob & Mike Bryan win men’s doubles beating French pair Michael Llodra & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-4 7-6

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Sports record brokenWorld Record

2012-08-04 US takes the 4 x 100m medley relay double at the London Olympics with Michael Phelps collecting his 18th Olympic gold medal; women's team sets world record 3:52.05

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2012-08-09 Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the London Olympics in 19.32 to become first to win 100/200m double in back-to-back Olympics

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2012-08-12 30th Olympic Games closes at London, United Kingdom
  • 2012-10-23 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London
  • 2012-10-25 The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games

Film release premierFilm Premier

2013-04-18 "Iron Man 3", directed by Shane Black, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow, premieres in London

  • 2013-04-21 Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo win the 2013 London Marathon
  • 2013-05-22 British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.
  • 2013-05-25 21st UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at London

Music releaseTheater Premiere

2013-06-26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • 2013-08-05 The world's first bovine stem cell lab-grown burger is eaten in London

Film release premierFilm Premier

2013-08-20 "One Direction: This Is Us" 3D concert film of One Direction directed by Morgan Spurlock premieres in London

Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles

Film release premierFilm Premier

2013-10-22 "Thor: The Dark World", directed by Alan Taylor, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in London


Film release premierFilm Premier

2013-11-11 "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" directed by Francis Lawrence starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

  • 2013-12-19 81 people are injured after part of the ceiling caved in at London's Apollo Theatre

Film release premierFilm Premier

2014-04-10 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London

  • 2014-04-13 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • 2014-06-30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • 2014-08-24 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Ryu So-yeon wins by 2 from fellow South Korean Na Yeon Choi
  • 2014-11-10 "The Hunger Games" Mockingjay - Part 1" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson premieres in London

Film release premierFilm Premier

2014-12-01 "The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies", 3rd and final Hobbit film, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Martin Freeman and Ian McKellen, premieres in London

Film Director Peter Jackson
Film Director
Peter Jackson
Actor Ian McKellen
Actor
Ian McKellen
  • 2015-02-05 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London
  • 2015-04-26 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win
  • 2015-08-12 In London archaeologists discover a mass grave of 30 bodies from the 1665 plague
  • 2015-10-26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London
  • 2015-10-31 8th Rugby World Cup: New Zealand's All Blacks defeat Australia's Wallabies 34-17 at Twickenham in London
  • 2016-03-01 Gene for grey hair (IRF4) discovery announced by Scientists from University College London in "Nature Communications"
  • 2016-05-08 Sadiq Khan (L) is elected Mayor of London, - 1st Muslim mayor of a major Western city

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-05-09 Boris Johnson resigns as Mayor of London, succeeded by Sadiq Khan

British Politician Boris Johnson
British Politician
Boris Johnson
  • 2016-06-07 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London
  • 2016-08-13 British super-star Mo Farah wins 1st leg of 5,000/10,000m double (repeat of London 2012) in 27:05.17 in the 10k at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Kenya's Paul Tanui wins silver just 0.47 behind
  • 2016-08-18 Ukranine canoeist Yuriy Cheban sets an Olympic record 39.279 to win the men's C-1 200m gold at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; retains title he won in London 2012
  • 2016-08-19 Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya goes one better than her London silver medal when she wins women's 5,000m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; runs Olympic record time of 14:26.17
  • 2016-08-20 Star British runner Mo Farah wins the men's 5,000m in 13:03.30 at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; wraps up 5k/10k double which he also completed in London 2012
  • 2017-03-01 Gustav Klimt's painting "Bauerngarten" sells for $59.3m in London
  • 2017-03-22 Terrorist attack on London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament kills 4 including a police officer and injures 40
  • 2017-05-27 FA Cup Final: Aaron Ramsey scores 79' winner as Arsenal beats Chelsea 2-1; Arsène Wenger becomes most successful manager in FA Cup history, winning his 7th title
  • 2017-06-03 Terrorist attack in Borough Market, London by three men who drive van into pedestrians then stab and kill 7 and wound 48. Attackers shot dead by British police.

  • 2017-06-14 Fire in Grenfell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37
  • 2017-06-18 Pakistan defeat India to win cricket's Champions Trophy at the Oval in London by 180 runs, Fakhar Zaman scores 114 runs

Film release premierFilm Premier

2017-07-13 "Dunkirk" film directed by Christopher Nolan with ensemble cast including Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy premieres in London, England

  • 2017-07-23 Women's Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 9 runs in the final at Lords in London
  • 2017-08-05 Jamaican sprint super-star Usain Bolt finishes 3rd behind Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman in his final individual race, the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London
  • 2017-08-21 London's parliament clock Big Ben chimes for the last time before a four-year restoration process for its tower starts
  • 2017-09-12 Monster fatburg 250m long, 130 tons, size of 11 buses found in sewers under east London
  • 2017-09-15 Terrorist bomb only partially explodes in attack at Parsons Green tube station, London, injuring 29
  • 2017-09-25 Uber's licence to operate is not renewed by Transport for London in the UK, citing problems with background checks
  • 2017-12-11 Landmark trial for Huntington's disease in London announces positive results - first time a drug has been able to slow an incurable brain disorder
  • 2018-01-01 World Darts Championship: Retiring 16-time title holder Phil Taylor loses 7-2 to Rob Cross in the Final in London.
  • 2018-02-07 Missing Nigerian painting masterpiece of Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi by Ben Enwonwu announced rediscovered in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-02-20 Queen of England, Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 2018-03-21 English TV presenter Ant McPartlin charged with drink driving following an accident in London
  • 2018-03-25 First scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK, leaves Perth for Heathrow airport in London, arrives after 17 hours
  • 2018-04-20 Arsène Wenger announces he will leave London EPL club Arsenal after 22 years as manager
  • 2018-04-24 Suffragist Millicent Fawcett is the first woman to have a statue erected in Parliament Square, London, England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-06-15 Physicist Stephen Hawking's ashes are interred in Westminster Abbey, London, between the remains of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 2018-07-10 Original sketch of Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood by EH Shepard sells for £430,000 in London, record price for a book illustration

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018-07-13 Large protests in London against US President Trump featuring Trump-like baby blimp as President Trump meets Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,595

  • 1939-08-18 Robert Horton, British businessman and CEO (BP), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1939-08-28 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (the Tornados), born in London
  • 1939-12-23 Johnny Kidd, [Frederick Heath], rocker (Johnny Kidd & Pirates), born in London, England
  • 1940-02-02 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2000)
  • 1940-02-09 Brian Bennett, rock drummer (Shadows), born in London, England
  • 1940-02-22 Julian Chagrin, mime/actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • 1940-04-01 Annie Nightingale, English broadcaster, 1st BBC Radio 1 female presenter, born in London
  • 1940-04-04 Bijan, Iranian mens apparel designer (Bijan), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2011)
  • 1940-05-10 Bill Cash, British politician (C, born in London
  • 1940-09-03 Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1940-10-13 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], English singer (Out of Times), born in London
  • 1940-10-27 Anthea Joseph, music producer, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1941-01-26 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England
  • 1941-02-25 David Puttnam, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures), born in London, England

Person of interestCharlie Watts

1941-06-02 Charlie Watts, drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1941-06-27 James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author (Giants' Star), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1941-07-25 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer and photographer, born in London
  • 1941-08-21 Howard Lew Lewis, English comedian and actor (Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes), born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1941-08-29 Robin Leach, TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England
  • 1941-10-07 Martin Murray, rocker (Honeycombs), born in London, England
  • 1941-10-12 Michael Mansfield, English barrister, born in London
  • 1941-10-19 Simon Ward, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1941-10-22 Charles Keating, English actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World), born in London, England, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-11-21 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII), born in London, England
  • 1942-02-06 John London, American songwriter and bassist (Michael Nesmith band), born in Brazos County, Texas
  • 1942-03-13 William "Bill" Curbishley, British music and film producer and band manager (The Who, Judas Priest, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant), born in London, England
  • 1942-03-15 Hughie Flint, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • 1942-06-19 Neil Chalmers, director (National History Museum, London)
  • 1942-07-07 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1942-07-27 Barbara Ferris, English actress (Nice Girl Like Me), born in London, England
  • 1942-09-27 Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • 1942-10-27 Phillip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in London
  • 1942-12-15 Dave Clark, rock drummer (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1943-02-16 Anthony Dowell, ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1943-03-02 Tony Meehan [Daniel Meehan], English rocker (Drifters, Vipers), born in London, England
  • 1943-03-08 Lynn Redgrave, British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1943-04-03 Doreen Tracey, British-born American performer (Mickey Mouse Club-Mouseketeer), born in St Pancras, London (d. 2018)
  • 1943-04-08 James Herbert, horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1943-04-16 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1943-06-01 Alan Aldridge, British artist, graphic designer and illustrator whose artwork was used in record covers for The Beatles and The Who, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1943-06-08 Colin Baker, English actor (Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who, Swallows & Amazons), born in London
  • 1943-06-25 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer (1st laptop computer), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1943-06-29 Roger Ruskin Spear, English saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-01 Geoffrey Britton, British rock drummer (Paul McCartney & Wings), born in Lewisham, South East London
  • 1943-08-02 Rose Tremain, British novelist and playwright (Restoration), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-04 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • 1943-08-06 Michael Anderson Jr, actor (Clay-The Monroes), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-11 Denis Payton, English rock musician (Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over), born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1943-12-06 Mike Smith, rocker/pianist (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1943-12-13 Margaret "Marti" Webb, British actress and singer (Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday), born in Hampstead, London
  • 1943-12-28 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), born in London, England

Person of interestJimmy Page

1944-01-09 Jimmy Page, rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London, England

Rock Star Jimmy Page
Rock Star
Jimmy Page
  • 1944-01-19 Laurie London, English singer
  • 1944-02-02 Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)

Person of interestJerry Springer

1944-02-13 Jerry Springer, talk show host (Jerry Springer Show), born in London, England

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer
  • 1944-03-01 John Napier, set designer (Royal Shakesphere Company), born in London, England
  • 1944-03-29 John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News), born in London
  • 1944-04-07 Carol Grimes, British singer (Delivery), born in London, England
  • 1944-05-07 Richard O'Sullivan, British comedy actor, born in Chiswick, London
  • 1944-05-14 Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England
  • 1944-05-18 Albert Hammond, rocker (It Never Rains In Southern California ), born in London
  • 1944-05-30 Lenny Davidson, rocker (Dave Clark 5-Glad All Over), born in London, England
  • 1944-06-11 Alan Horworth, British politician (L), first Conservative to change to Labour party, born in London
  • 1944-06-11 Barrie Stevens, English-Dutch choreographer (Personals, Young Again), born in London
  • 1944-06-21 Jon Hiseman, English drummer (Colosseum), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2018)
  • 1944-06-21 Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks), born in London
  • 1944-06-22 Peter Asher, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in London, England
  • 1944-07-22 Rick Davies, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Supertramp), born in London, England
  • 1944-08-08 John Renbourn, English folk musician (Pentangle), born in London
  • 1944-08-20 John Povey, English musician, born in London
  • 1944-10-09 John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O'Riley), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1944-11-16 Joanna Pettit, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London, England
  • 1944-12-06 Jonathan King, English singer-songwriter (Everyone's Gone to the Moon) and record producer, born in London

Person of interestRod Stewart

1945-01-10 Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England

Singer Rod Stewart
Singer
Rod Stewart
  • 1945-03-09 Robin Trower, guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale), born in London, England
  • 1945-03-29 John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something in the Air"), born in Ealing, London (d. 2002)
  • 1945-04-20 Jimmy Winston [James Langwith], British organist and actor (Doctor Who, Small Faces), born in London, England

Person of interestPete Townshend

1945-05-19 Peter Townshend, English rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England

  • 1945-05-29 Gary Brooker, English rock keyboardist and singer (Procol Harum), born in Hackney, London
  • 1945-06-17 Ken Livingstone, English politician (Mayor of London 2000-08), born in London
  • 1945-06-19 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1945-06-28 Dave Knights, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador), born in London, England
  • 1945-07-18 Danny McCullock, rocker (Animals), born in London, England

Person of interestHelen Mirren

1945-07-26 Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George), born in London, England

Actress Helen Mirren
Actress
Helen Mirren
  • 1945-08-19 Ian Gillan, English heavy metal and rock singer-songwriter (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor), born in London
  • 1945-11-11 Chris Dreja, rocker (Yardbirds), born in London, England
  • 1945-11-12 Valerie Leon, actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England

Person of interestJohn Paul Jones

1946-01-03 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven), born in London

Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
  • 1946-01-22 Malcolm McLaren, British band manager (the Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1946-02-03 Stan Webb, English blues musician (Chicken Shack), born in London

Person of interestAlan Rickman

1946-02-21 Alan Rickman, English actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Harry Potter), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2016)

  • 1946-03-05 Murray Head, British singer (One Night in Bangkok), born in London
  • 1946-03-07 Matthew Fisher, rock keyboardist (Procol Harum), born in London, England
  • 1946-03-22 Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
  • 1946-04-01 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, rock bassist (Small Faces-Hey Girl), born in London, England
  • 1946-04-05 Jane Asher, English actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney, born in Willesden, London
  • 1946-04-18 Hayley Mills, actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna), born in London, England
  • 1946-05-02 David Suchet, English actor (The Way We Live Now), born in London
  • 1946-05-16 Roger Earl, English drummer (Foghat), born in London, England
  • 1946-05-25 Timothy "Tim" Hinkley, British singer-songwriter and keyboard player, born in London, England

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