London in History (Part 11)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,418

  • 1947-07-08 Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1947-07-15 Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), born in Chipping Barnet, London (d. 2013)

Person of interestCamilla Parker Bowles

1947-07-17 Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), wife of Prince Charles, born in London, England

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
  • 1947-07-19 Brian May, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England
  • 1947-07-23 David Essex, [Cook], rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • 1947-09-19 Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London
  • 1947-09-26 Graham Faulkner, actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • 1947-09-30 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong), born in London, England
  • 1947-10-01 Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • 1947-12-16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England
  • 1948-01-12 Anthony Andrews, actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • 1948-02-24 Dennis "Minder" Waterman, actor (Fair Exchange), born in London, England
  • 1948-03-04 Chris Squire, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1948-03-17 Pat Lloyd, rocker (The Equals), born in London

Person of interestAndrew Lloyd Webber

1948-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer (Phantom of the Opera, Cats), born in London, England

  • 1948-04-12 Jeremy Beadle, English television presenter (Beadle's About), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1948-04-22 Carol Drinkwater, Anglo-Irish actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small) and author (The Haunted School, Provence), born in London
  • 1948-05-13 Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1948-05-31 Mike Edwards [Swami Deva Pramada ], musician (ELO), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1948-06-11 Lynsey de Paul, British singer and actress (Sugar Me), born in London (d. 2014)

Person of interestCat Stevens

1948-07-21 Cat Stevens [Steven Demetre Georgiou; Yusaf Islam], rock vocalist (Peace Train), born in London, England

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • 1948-08-12 Graham Zellick, principal (Queen Mary & Westfield College London)
  • 1948-08-22 Rob Buckman, British broadcaster and actor (Pink Medicine Show), born in London
  • 1948-09-16 Kenney Jones, English rock drummer/vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England

Person of interestPrince Charles

1948-11-14 Prince Charles [Charles Philip Arthur George], Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall, born in London

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • 1948-12-20 Alan Parsons, audio engineer, music producer (The Dark Side of the Moon, Let it Be), born in London, England
  • 1949-02-07 Alan Lancaster, English bassist (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 1949-02-19 Eddie Hardin, English rock pianist and singer (Spencer Davis Group), born in London, England
  • 1949-04-03 Richard Thompson, English vocalist and guitarist (Shoot Out the Lights), born in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • 1949-05-04 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London
  • 1949-05-18 Rick Wakeman, English, rock keyboardist (Yes), born in London
  • 1949-05-29 Francis Rossi, guitarist (Status Quo-Picture of a Matchstick Man), born in London, England
  • 1949-06-15 Simon Callow, actor (Good Father), born in London, England
  • 1949-07-17 Mick Tucker, rock drummer (Sweet Harlesden), born in London, England
  • 1949-07-28 Simon Kirke, rock drummer (Bad Company), born in London, England
  • 1949-07-28 Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), born in London (d. 1980)
  • 1949-08-25 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1949-09-12 Tony Stevens, English rocker (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London

Person of interestAnna Wintour

1949-11-03 Anna Wintour, English-American editor (Editor of US Vogue), born in London, England

Magazine Editor Anna Wintour
Magazine Editor
Anna Wintour
  • 1949-11-06 Nigel Havers, English actor (Don't Wait Up), born in London
  • 1949-11-26 Maggie Donnelly, London bag lady
  • 1950-02-12 Steve Hackett, English rock guitarist (Genesis-GTR), born in Pimilco, London
  • 1950-02-23 Steve Priest, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes), born in London, England
  • 1950-05-10 Sally James [Cann], British children's TV-show presenter (Tiswas), born in Chiswick, London
  • 1950-05-13 Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac- "Albatross"), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1950-05-17 Alan Johnson, British politician (Home Secretary 2009-10), born in London
  • 1950-06-17 Susan Damante, American actress (The Adventure of Wilderness Family), born in Palo Alto, California

Person of interestRichard Branson

1950-07-18 Richard Branson, British music entrepreneur (Virgin Group), born in London, England

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • 1950-07-26 Susan George, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo), born in London, England
  • 1950-08-18 Dennis Elliott, rock drummer (Foreigner), born in London, England
  • 1950-08-30 Antony Gormley, British sculptor (Angel of the North), born in London, England
  • 1950-09-14 Paul Kossoff, British rock guitarist (Free), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1950-09-30 Victoria Tennant, London England (All of Me, Chiefs, Winds of War)
  • 1950-10-05 "Fast" Eddie Clarke, British guitarist (Fastway, Motörhead), born in Twickenham, London (d. 2018)
  • 1950-10-18 Sheila White, actress (I Claudius), born in London, England
  • 1950-10-31 Zaha Hadid, British architect (London Aquatic Centre), born in Baghdad, Iraq (d. 2016)
  • 1950-12-30 Dave Stewart, English keyboardist (Hatfield and the North, National Health), born in London, England
  • 1951-02-15 Jane Seymour [Joyce Frankenberg], British actress (Live and Let Die, Somewhere in Time, Dr Quinn), born in London, England
  • 1951-03-16 Kate Nelligan, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle), born in London, Ontario
  • 1951-04-13 Peter Davison, English actor (fifth Doctor in Doctor Who, All Creatures Great and Small), born in London
  • 1951-05-04 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel), born in London
  • 1951-06-16 John Salthouse, English actor (Abigail's Party), born in London
  • 1951-10-16 Daniel Gerroll, actor (Big Business), born in London, England
  • 1951-11-21 Nick Gilder, English singer (Hot Child in the City), born in London
  • 1951-11-23 David Rappaport, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits), born in London, England
  • 1951-12-23 Anthony Phillips, English musician (founding member of Genesis), born in London
  • 1952-03-26 David Amess, British politician (C), born in London
  • 1952-05-04 Michael Barrymore, English comedian, actor, quiz master and entertainer, born in Bermondsey, London
  • 1952-07-03 Andy Fraser, rock bassist (Free London), born in London, England
  • 1952-10-04 Nina Carter, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in London, England

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

1952-10-09 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1952-10-26 Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • 1952-11-02 Maxine Nightingale, English soul music singer, born in Wembley, London
  • 1953-03-27 Walter "Wally" Stocker, British rock vocalist and guitarist (The Babys- "Missing You"), born in London, England
  • 1953-04-12 Tony James, English rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), born in Shepherds Bush, London
  • 1953-05-24 Alfred Molina, British actor (Spider Man 2, Frida, Chocolat), born in London, England
  • 1953-06-16 Ian Mosley, Paddington London, drummer (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)

Person of interestGraham Gooch

1953-07-23 Graham Gooch, English cricketer, captain of England, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1953-09-27 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • 1953-10-26 Rosa Monckton, English businesswoman adn notable charity fundraiser, born in Westminster, London
  • 1954-01-06 Anthony Minghella, director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1954-03-03 Chris Hughes, English record producer and rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1954-03-17 Lesley-Anne Down, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker), born in London, England
  • 1954-04-24 Captain Sensible [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in Balham, London
  • 1954-06-05 Michael "Nicko" McBrain, English heavy metal drummer (Iron Maiden-Powerslave), born in London, England
  • 1954-08-25 Elvis Costello [Declan Patrick McManus], English rock vocalist (Allison), born in Paddington, London
  • 1954-11-03 Adam Ant, [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker (If I Strip For You), born in London, England
  • 1954-11-04 Chris Difford, British guitarist/vocalist (Squeeze), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1954-11-09 Dennis Stratton, rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1955-01-04 Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk), born in London, England
  • 1955-02-09 Charles Shaughnessy, actor (Shane-Days of our Lives, Nanny), born in London, England
  • 1955-03-29 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • 1955-05-06 John Hutton, British politician and cabinet minister (L), born in London
  • 1955-06-04 Paul Stewart, British writer (The Edge Chronicles, Far Flung Adventures), born in London, England
  • 1955-06-08 Griffin Dunne, actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)

Person of interestTim Berners-Lee

1955-06-08 Tim Berners-Lee, English inventor (World Wide Web), born in London, England

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • 1955-06-26 Mick Jones, English rock vocalist and guitarist (The Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • 1955-07-18 Teresa Ann Savoy, actress (Caligula), born in London, England

Person of interestSteve Jones

1955-09-03 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • 1955-11-15 Joe Leeway, British instrumentalist and songwriter (Thompson Twins), born in Islington, London, England

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