London in History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 1,417

  • 1956-02-11 H.R. [Paul D. Hudson], British-American singer (Bad Brains), born in London, England
  • 1956-03-09 Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and diplomat (United Nations Under-Secretary General), born in London
  • 1956-05-02 David Rhodes, English guitarist (Random Hold), born in London
  • 1956-07-20 Paul Cook, English rock drummer (Sex Pistols), born in London
  • 1956-09-14 Joe Penny, actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman), born in London, England
  • 1956-09-29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • 1956-12-23 Dave Murray, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1957-01-09 Phil Lewis, English rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now), born in London, England
  • 1957-02-27 Timothy Spall, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Life is Sweet), born in London, England
  • 1957-03-08 Clive Burr, East Ham, London, drummer (Iron Maiden 1979-82), (d. 2013)
  • 1957-03-12 Steve Harris, hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden-Gypsy's Kiss), born in London, England
  • 1957-04-04 Paul Downton, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 80's), born in Farnborough, London
  • 1957-04-07 Simon Climie, English singer-songwriter and producer (Climie Fisher - Love Changes), born in London

Person of interestDaniel Day-Lewis

1957-04-29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London

Person of interestSid Vicious

1957-05-10 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 1979)

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1957-05-27 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in London, England
  • 1957-06-06 Junior [Norman Giscombe], British R&B singer (Mama Used to Say), born in London, Endland
  • 1957-08-22 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London

Person of interestStephen Fry

1957-08-24 Stephen Fry, English comedian, writer and actor (Blackadder, QI), born in London

Actor, Comedian and Writer Stephen Fry
Actor, Comedian and Writer
Stephen Fry
  • 1957-08-31 Glenn Tilbrook, rock vocalist/guitarist (Squeeze-Tempted), born in London, England
  • 1957-11-04 Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England
  • 1957-12-08 Phil Collen, English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard - Love Bites), born in London, England
  • 1957-12-10 Paul Hardcastle, British composer and musician (Don't Waste My Time, Just for Money), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1958-01-24 Jools Holland, British musician and TV presenter, born in Blackheath, London
  • 1958-01-25 Gary Brian Tibbs, rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • 1958-03-21 Gary Oldman, English actor (Sid & Nancy, The Darkest Hour), born in London, England
  • 1958-04-24 Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer, born in London
  • 1958-06-20 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • 1958-07-30 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • 1958-08-22 Vernon Reid, English-born American musician (Living Colour), born in London
  • 1958-09-06 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • 1958-09-19 Lita Ford, vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways), born in London, England

Person of interestEmma Thompson

1959-04-15 Emma Thompson, British actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar 1992), born in London, England

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
  • 1959-04-27 Marco Pirroni, rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1959-05-03 Ben Elton, English actor and comedian (Blackadder Back & Forth, Friday Night Live), born in Fitzrovia, London
  • 1959-05-17 Paul Di'anno, rocker (Iron Maiden Chingford, London V Early Vocalist
  • 1959-05-25 Cathryn Harrison, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon), born in London, England
  • 1959-05-26 Brian Peaker, rower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1959-06-06 Amanda Pays, actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits), born in London, England
  • 1959-07-06 John Keeble, rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1959-07-27 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • 1959-08-04 Laurence Anholt, British children's author, born in London, England

Person of interestSimon Cowell

1959-10-07 Simon Cowell, English recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol), born in London

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • 1959-10-15 Sarah Magaret Fergusson, [Fergie], Duchess of York, born in London, England
  • 1959-10-16 Gary Kemp, rock guitarist (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1959-10-26 Brian Bovell, British actor, born in London
  • 1959-10-29 Finola Hughes, actress (Anna-General Hospital, Staying Alive), born in London, England
  • 1960-01-06 Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer, born in London, England
  • 1960-02-10 Robert Addie, British actor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2003)
  • 1960-02-13 Michael Craig, English musician and DJ (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1960-02-15 Mikey Craig, English musician and DJ (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1960-03-05 Nicolas Launay, British record producer, composer and recording engineer (YYeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, Kate Bush, Talking Heads), born in London, England
  • 1960-03-25 Steve Norman, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1960-04-22 Gary Rhodes, British restaurateur and television chef, born in London, England
  • 1960-04-24 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1960-05-19 Yazz, [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • 1960-05-29 Adrian Paul, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • 1960-07-20 Katie Rabbet, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend, born in London, England
  • 1960-08-28 Emma Samms, [Samuels], actress (Colby's, General Hospital), born in London, England
  • 1960-09-09 Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
  • 1960-10-19 Dan Woodgate, rock drummer (Madness, Voice of Beehive), born in London, England

Person of interestTilda Swinton

1960-11-05 Tilda Swinton, British actress (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London, England

Actress Tilda Swinton
Actress
Tilda Swinton
  • 1960-12-21 Louis Demetrius Alvanis, London-based pianist
  • 1960-12-27 Maryam D'Abo, actress (Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept), born in London, England
  • 1961-03-29 Gary Brabham, Australian racing driver, born in Wimbledon, London
  • 1961-04-18 Jane Leeves, actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser), born in London, England
  • 1961-05-14 Tim Roth, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Vincent & Theo), born in London, England
  • 1961-05-20 Clive Allen, WLAF kicker (London Monarchs)
  • 1961-06-06 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-08 The Edge, [Dave Evans], rock guitarist (U2-I Will Follow), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-15 Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter (The The), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-24 Mark "Bedders" Bedfored, rock bassist (Madness), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-28 Kim Appleby, Stoke Newington, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in London, England
  • 1961-09-14 Antonia De Sancha, lover of British MP David Mellor, born in London, England
  • 1961-10-10 Martin Kemp, rock bassist (Spandau Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1962-03-22 Steve Dillon, English comic book artist (Preacher), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1962-04-24 Stuart Pearce, English footballer and manager, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1962-06-29 Amanda Donohoe, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law), born in London, England
  • 1962-10-23 Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • 1962-10-26 Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • 1962-11-01 Kelly Kelland, softball 1st baseman (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1963-01-11 Jason Connery, actor (Robin Hood), born in London, England

Person of interestSeal

1963-02-19 Seal [Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel], English singer-songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose), born in London

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter
Seal
  • 1963-04-20 Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist, born in London

Person of interestNatasha Richardson

1963-05-11 Natasha Richardson, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England

  • 1963-06-01 Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)

Person of interestGeorge Michael

1963-06-25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 1963-08-01 Amber Rudd, British politician, Home Secretary (2016-18), born in London, England
  • 1963-09-26 Lysette Anthony, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch), born in London, England
  • 1963-10-27 Deborah Moore, actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives), born in London, England
  • 1963-12-24 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1964-01-20 Victoria Sellers, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), born in London, England

Person of interestPrince Edward

1964-03-10 Prince Edward [Edward Anthony Richard Louis], Prince of Britain and son of Elizabeth II, born in Buckingham Palace, London

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
  • 1964-03-11 Shane Richie, British actor (EastEnders, Flushed Away), born in Harlesden, London
  • 1964-04-20 Andy Serkis, English actor (Gollum in Lord of the Rings), born in London
  • 1964-06-06 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), born in London, England (d. 2015)

Person of interestBoris Johnson

1964-06-19 Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician, (Foreign Secretary, 2016-present; Mayor of London 2008-2016), born in NYC, New York

British Politician Boris Johnson
British Politician
Boris Johnson
  • 1964-10-16 Stephen Paul "Steve" Lamacq [Lammo], British disk jockey (BBC Radio 6), born in Islington, London
  • 1965-01-04 Julia Ormond, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), born in London, England
  • 1965-01-09 Joely Richardson, English actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England

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