London in History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,162

  • 2000-05-04 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London
  • 2000-05-20 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (78,217): Chelsea beats Aston Villa, 1-0; Roberto Di Matteo scores 73' winner
  • 2000-09-04 England claim first series (3-1) over West Indies since 1969; win 5th Test by 158 runs at The Oval, London; Windies captain Courtney Walsh's 132nd and final Test
  • 2000-10-17 Train crash at Hatfield, north of London, leading to collapse of Railtrack
  • 2001-03-04 IRA detonates a bomb in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, injuring 11 people
  • 2001-07-20 The London Stock Exchange goes public.
  • 2001-08-03 The Real IRA detonate a car bomb in Ealing, London, injuring 7 people

Film Premiere

2001-12-10 "The Fellowship of the Ring" Lord of the Rings film directed by Peter Jackson and starring Elijah Wood and Ian McKellen premieres in London

  • 2002-02-27 Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.
  • 2002-05-11 Last performance of the musical Cats in London's West End

Music History

2003-01-13 Rock musician Pete Townshend of The Who was arrested in London on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. He was later cleared.

  • 2003-02-17 The London Congestion Charge scheme begins in London, England
  • 2003-08-28 An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.
  • 2003-12-17 The Soham murder trial ends at the Old Bailey in London, with Ian Huntley found guilty of two counts of murder. His girlfriend Maxine Carr is found guilty of perverting the course of justice.
  • 2005-07-06 IOC awards London the right to host the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 with a vote of 54 to 50 over Paris on the fourth and final ballot.
  • 2005-07-07 Coordinated terrorist bomb blasts strike London's public transport system during the morning rush hour killing 52 and injuring 700
  • 2005-07-21 Four terrorist bombers target London's public transportation system, exactly two weeks after the July 7 bombings. All four bombs fail to detonate leading to the capture of all the bombers.
  • 2005-07-22 Jean Charles de Menezes is killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers. See 7 July 2005 London bombings and 21 July 2005 London bombings

Film Premiere

2005-11-06 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.

  • 2006-08-13 Canadian Open Women's Golf, London Hunt CC: Christie Kerr wins by 1 shot from Angela Stanford

Historic Event

2006-11-11 New Zealand war memorial monument unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army

Film Premiere

2006-11-14 "Casino Royale", 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London

Film & TV History

2006-12-05 Audrey Hepburn's Givenchy little black dress from film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" auctioned for charity for record £467,200 ($923,187) at Christie's, London

  • 2006-12-07 A tornado struck Kensal Green, North West London, seriously damaging around 150 properties.
  • 2006-12-26 At 40 years, 268 days, Teddy Sheringham scores for West Ham United in a 2-1 loss to Portsmouth at Upton Park, London; becomes oldest goalscorer in EPL history
  • 2007-05-19 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,826): Chelsea beats Manchester United, 1 – 0 (a.e.t.); Didier Drogba scores 116' winner for Blues' 4th title
  • 2007-06-29 Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.
  • 2008-05-17 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (82,752): Portsmouth beats Cardiff City, 1-0; Nwankwo Kanu scores 37' winner
  • 2008-10-29 "Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London
  • 2009-05-30 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,391): Chelsea beats Everton, 2-1; Frank Lampard scores 72' winner

Film & TV History

2009-09-14 David Attenborough and Prince William officially open the Darwin Centre at the National History Museum London, in what is the Museum's most significant expansion since 1881

  • 2009-10-02 The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today
  • 2009-11-29 Nikolay Davydenko of Russia wins his only ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Argentine star Juan Martín del Potro in the final in London, England
  • 2010-01-03 Phil Taylor successfully defends his PDC World Darts title with a 7–3 victory over Simon Whitlock of Australia in the final in London; Taylor's 13th PDC and 15th overall world championship

Film Premiere

2010-07-08 "Inception", directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, premieres in London

Engagement of Interest

2010-11-16 Engagement announced between Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton at Clarence House, London

Sports History

2010-11-28 In a classic matchup, Roger Federer wins his 5th season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6–3, 3–6, 6–1 victory over Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final in London, England

Historic Event

2010-12-06 Record price for a printed book when a first edition of "The Birds of America" by John James Audubon auctioned at Sotheby's, London, England, for £7,321,250

  • 2011-01-03 Adrian Lewis of England wins his first PDC World Darts Championship with a 7-5 win over Scotsman Gary Anderson at the Alexandra Palace, London
  • 2011-05-14 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (88,643): Manchester City beats Stoke City, 1-0; Yaya Touré scores 74' winner; Citizens' 5th title
  • 2011-05-28 UEFA Champions League Final, London: FC Barcelona beats Manchester United, 3-1; 4th title for Barça
  • 2011-07-07 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London
  • 2011-08-04 Mark Duggan is shot by police in London at 29, sparking widespread riots that cost an estimated £200 million worth of property damage
  • 2011-11-27 Roger Federer claims a record 6th ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6–3, 6–7, 6–3 win over Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final in London, England
  • 2012-01-02 Englishman Adrian Lewis retains his PDC World Darts Championship with a 7-3 win over Andy Hamilton at the Alexandra Palace, London
  • 2012-02-28 Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
  • 2012-04-11 2011 London riot looter is jailed for 11 years after starting a fire at a furniture retailer
  • 2012-04-22 30 year old woman collapses and dies during London Marathon
  • 2012-04-23 38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach
  • 2012-05-05 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,102): Chelsea beats Liverpool, 2–1; Didier Drogba scores winner for Blues' 7th title

Historic Event

2012-06-07 16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays first performed found under a pub in London

  • 2012-07-05 The Shard, the tallest building in Europe, is opened in London, at 309.6 metres (1,016 ft)
  • 2012-07-27 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Sports History

2012-07-31 Germany wins London Olympic equestrian eventing final; daughter of Princess Anne, Zara Phillips part of GB silver medal winning team

Olympic Gold

2012-07-31 Michael Phelps becomes the greatest medal winner in Olympic history as part of the winning American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team in London; Phelps' 19th career Olympic medal and 15th overall gold

  • 2012-08-01 American Nathan Adrian clocks 47.52 in winning the 100m freestyle gold at the London Olympics, his first swim under 48 seconds
  • 2012-08-01 Great Britain collects its first ever gold medal in women's rowing with Heather Stanning and Helen Glover in the coxless pairs at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-01 Bradley Wiggins' win in the London Olympics cycling time trial gives him the most aggregate medals (7) of any British Olympian (4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
  • 2012-08-02 American swimmer Michael Phelps wins an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the 200m individual medley in 1:54.27 at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-02 American swimmer Rebecca Soni becomes first woman to win the 200m breaststroke twice with a world record 2:19.59 at the London Olympics
  • 2012-08-03 American super-swimmer Michael Phelps wins the 100m butterfly in London to take his all-time Olympic gold medal tally to a record 17
  • 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

Olympic Gold

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

  • 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

Olympic Games

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

  • 2012-08-12 XXX Summer Olympic Games close in London, England
  • 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

Sports History

2012-11-12 Novak Đoković of Serbia wins his second season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title beating 6-time champion Roger Federer 7-6, 7-5 in the final in London. England

  • 2013-01-01 Phil Taylor claims his 16th and last PDC World Darts Championship title with a 7–4 victory over Dutchman Michael van Gerwen in the final in London

Film Premiere

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
  • 2013-05-11 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (86,254): Wigan Athletic upsets Manchester City, 1-0; Ben Watson scores 90+1' winner
  • 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.

Sports History

2013-05-25 UEFA Champions League Final, London: Arjen Robben scores twice as Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund, 2-1 in first all-German final

Theater Premiere

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

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

Film Premiere

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

Film Premiere

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

  • 2013-11-01 Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Santa Anita Racetrack; Day 1 winners: London Bridge, Outstrip, Goldencents, Chriselliam, Beholder

Film Premiere

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

  • 2013-11-11 Novak Đoković claims back-to-back ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the final in London, England
  • 2013-12-19 81 people are injured after part of the ceiling caved in at London's Apollo Theatre

Film Premiere

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
  • 2014-05-17 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,345): Arsenal beats Hull City, 3–2 (a.e.t.); Aaron Ramsey scores 109' winner
  • 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
  • 2014-11-16 Novak Đoković claims 3 straight ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles after Roger Federer is forced to withdraw from the final in London through injury
  • 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
  • 2015-01-04 Gary Anderson of Scotland beats 16-time world champion Phil Taylor, 7-6 to win his first PDC World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace, London
  • 2015-02-05 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London

Sports History

2015-04-26 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win

  • 2015-05-30 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,283): Arsenal beats Aston Villa, 4-0; Gunners' 12th title
  • 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 Final, Twickenham, London: All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter lands 4 penalties and 2 conversions as New Zealand defeats Australia, 34-17
  • 2015-11-22 Serbian tennis star Novak Đoković makes it 4 straight season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis titles beating Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 in the final in London, England

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,985

  • 1928-04-13 Alan Clark, English politician (Minister for Defence Procurement), born in Paddington, London (d. 1999)
  • 1928-04-23 Sir William "Bill" Cotton, British television producer and executive (Noel Gay TV), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1928-05-16 Reginald Askew, dean (King's College London)
  • 1928-06-07 David Malcolm Lewis, English historian, expert in Greek Epigraphy, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1928-06-12 Michael Wishart, British figurative painter, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1928-07-03 Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance), born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1928-07-16 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1928-07-17 Jean Muir, British fashion designer and dressmaker, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1928-07-19 John Bratby, English painter and writer (Breakdown), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1992)
  • 1928-08-15 Nicolas Roeg, English cinematographer and director (Aria, Eureka), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1928-08-21 Gillian Sheen, British fencer (Olympic gold individual foil 1956), born in London, England (d. 2021)
  • 1928-09-14 Sir Angus Ogilvy, British businessman and husband of Princess Alexandra of Kent, born in London, England (d. 2004)
  • 1928-09-17 Roddy McDowall, British actor (Planet of Apes, Cleopatra, Lord Love a Duck), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1928-11-15 John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), born in Kennington, London (d. 1995)
  • 1928-11-20 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), born in Corris, Gwynedd (d. 2016)
  • 1928-11-26 John Barton, British theatre director and co-founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1928-12-25 Harry Klein, English jazz saxophonist, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2010)
  • 1929-01-10 Derek Hammond-Stroud, English operatic baritone, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2012)
  • 1929-01-27 Richard Du Cann, English lawyer and QC, born in London (d. 1993)
  • 1929-01-31 Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys & Dolls), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1929-02-15 Gerald Harper, British broadcaster and actor (Tunes of Glory, Extra Day), born in London

Graham Hill

1929-02-15 Graham Hill, British auto racer (Formula One World Champion, 1962 & 1968) born in Hampstead, London (d. 1975)

  • 1929-02-21 James Beck, British actor (Dad's Army), born in Islington, London (d. 1973)
  • 1929-03-04 Bernard Haitink, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw, 1961-88; London Philharmonic, 1967-79; Royal Opera Covent Garden, 1987-2002), born in Amsterdam, Nethetlands (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1929-03-16 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1929-04-06 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1929-04-22 Michael Atiyah, English mathematician (Atiyah-Singer Index, Fields Medal 1966), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1929-05-14 Henry McGee, British actor and comedian (No, That's Me Over Here!, The Benny Hill Show), born in South Kensington, London (d. 2006)
  • 1929-05-18 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • 1929-06-12 Brigid Brophy, British novelist (Hackenfeller's Ape) and campaigner, born in Ealing, London (d. 1995)
  • 1929-06-18 James Bishop, English editor (deputy editor of The Times), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1929-06-20 Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1929-06-21 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico), born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1929-07-23 Andrew Rutherford, Scottish scholar and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1994-97), born in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland (d. 1998)
  • 1929-07-31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author (The Indian in the Cupboard), born in London

Stirling Moss

1929-09-17 Stirling Moss, British auto racer (16 x F1 Grands Prix; World F1 Drivers C'ship runner-up 1955-58; 12 Hours of Sebring 1954) and broadcaster (ABC F1, NASCAR), born in London, England (d. 2020)

  • 1929-10-25 Peter Loader, English cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA), born in Wallington, London
  • 1929-12-12 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1929-12-31 Sidney Greenbaum, British scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
  • 1930-02-03 Gillian Ayres, British abstract painter and printmaker, born in Barnes, London (d. 2018)
  • 1930-02-16 Frederick "Fred" Cuming, British painter, born in London
  • 1930-03-07 Antony Armstrong-Jones [Lord Snowdon], British photographer and husband of Princess Margaret, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1930-03-28 George Bruce, British portrait painter, born in London
  • 1930-04-06 David Sexton, English football manager, born in Islington, London (d. 2012)
  • 1930-04-08 Dorothy Tutin, British actress (Importance of Being Earnest; Cromwell), born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1930-04-11 Clive Exton, British scriptwriter and playwright, born in Islington, London
  • 1930-04-12 Bryan Magee, British philosopher, politician and broadcaster (Modern British Philosophy), born in London
  • 1930-04-12 Patrick Edmund Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick, Irish peer and public servant, born in London
  • 1930-04-13 Jeremiah Harman, British Judge "the kicking Judge", born in Kensington, London
  • 1930-04-26 Derek Waring [Barton-Chapple], British actor (Z-Cars, Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country), born in Mill Hill, London (d. 2007)
  • 1930-04-28 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1930-05-16 Desmond Langley, British army officer and Governor of Bermuda, born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1930-05-28 Julian Slade, English popular composer (Salad Days), born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1930-05-31 William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation (London University)
  • 1930-06-08 Michael Codron, British theatrical producer, born in London
  • 1930-06-21 Peter Marshall, police commissioner (London), born in London
  • 1930-07-20 Sally Ann Howes, British-American stage and screen actress and singer (Brigadoon; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - "Truly Scrumptious"), born in London, England (d. 2021)
  • 1930-07-25 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Twisted") and actress, born in London (d. 2020)
  • 1930-07-27 Shirley Williams, British politician (Social Democratic Party), born in London
  • 1930-08-01 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], British pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • 1930-08-04 John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, born in Stratford, East London (d. 1996)
  • 1930-08-21 Margaret Rose, Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, born in Glamis Castle, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • 1930-08-28 Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1930-09-13 Robert Gavron, Baron Gavron, English publisher and multi-millionaire (St Ives Group), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1930-09-29 Peter Miller, British Chairman of Lloyd's Bank of London (d. 2018)

Harold Pinter

1930-10-10 Harold Pinter, British playwright and screenwriter (The Homecoming, Servant), born in London, England (d. 2008)

  • 1930-10-21 Doreen Cannon, teacher of acting (London)
  • 1930-11-04 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1930-11-14 Michael Robbins, British actor and comedian (On the Buses, The Great Muppet Caper), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1930-12-11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1931-01-15 Derek Meddings, British special effects technician, born in St. Pancras, London (d. 1995)
  • 1931-01-27 John Hopkins, English TV, film and stage writer (Z-Cars), born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1931-01-27 Ronald "Buster" Edwards, British Great Train Robber turned flower-seller, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1931-02-15 [Patricia] Claire Bloom, British actress (Charly, Look Back in Anger), born in London, England
  • 1931-03-05 Barry Tuckwell, Australian horn player (London Symphony, 1955-68), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1931-03-06 Ed Whitlock, British-born runner, oldest person to run marathon under 4 hrs (at 85), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1931-03-29 Evelyn de Rothschild, English banker and multi-millionaire, born in Westminster, London
  • 1931-04-04 Denis Frank Owen, British ecologist and natural historian, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1931-04-05 Denis Lawton, director (London University Institute of Educ)
  • 1931-04-13 Beverley Cross, English playwright, born in London
  • 1931-04-17 John Chalstrey, 668th Lord Mayor of London
  • 1931-04-22 Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet), born in London
  • 1931-04-24 Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art), born in Norwood London, England
  • 1931-04-25 David Shepherd, British painter (paintings of steam locomotives), born in Hendon, London (d. 2017)
  • 1931-06-05 John Dellow, British police commissioner (London Metropolitan Police), born in London, England
  • 1931-06-07 Virginia McKenna, British actress (Born Free, Chosen, Lions are Free, Simba), born in Marylebone, London
  • 1931-06-07 Malcolm Morley, English-American painter, born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1931-07-02 Frank Williams, English actor (Dad's Army), born in London, England
  • 1931-07-16 Lady Caroline Blackwood, British journalist and writer (The Last of the Duchess), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1931-08-01 Monty Losowsky, British physician and medical educator, born in London
  • 1931-09-08 John Garrett, British Labour Party politician, born in Romford, London (d. 2007)
  • 1931-09-24 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1931-09-24 Brian Glanville, English journalist and football writer, born in Hendon, London
  • 1931-11-14 Terence Marsh, British production designer (Oliver!, Dr. Zhivago, Spaceballs), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1932-01-12 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, born in Stepney, London (d. 2020)

Elizabeth Taylor

1932-02-27 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra), born in London, England (d. 2011)

  • 1932-03-11 Valerie French, British actress (Jubal), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1932-04-03 Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)
  • 1932-04-14 Bob Grant [Robert St Clair Grant], British actor, comedian and writer (on the Buses), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2003)
  • 1932-05-24 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)

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