London in History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,166 of 1,166

  • 2015-08-12 In London archaeologists discover a mass grave of 30 bodies from the 1665 plague

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2015-10-26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London

Actor Daniel Craig
Actor
Daniel Craig
Film Director Sam Mendes
Film Director
Sam Mendes
  • 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

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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

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • 2016-01-03 Scotsman Gary Anderson retains his PDC World Darts Championship beating Adrian Lewis of England, 7-5 at the Alexandra Palace, 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

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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • 2016-05-21 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Manchester United beats Crystal Palace, 2-1 (a.e.t.); Jesse Lingard scores 110' winner
  • 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

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2016-11-20 Scotsman Andy Murray breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-3, 6-4 win in London over 5-time defending champion Novak Đoković

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 2017-01-02 Michael van Gerwen of the Netherlands wins his 2nd PDC World Darts Championship beating defending champion Gary Anderson, 7-3 at the Alexandra Palace, London

  • 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 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Arsenal beats Chelsea, 2-1; Aaron Ramsey scores 79' winner as 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

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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
  • 2017-07-31 England cricket spin bowler Moeen Ali takes a hat-trick in 239 run 3rd Test win over South Africa; 100th Test match played at The Oval, London

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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

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 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
  • 2017-11-19 Bulgarian tennis star Gregor Dimitrov breaks through for a first season-ending ATP World Tour Finals title with a 7–5, 4–6, 6–3 win in London over David Goffin of Belgium
  • 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 fellow Englishman Rob Cross in the Final at the Alexandra Palace, London.
  • 2018-01-01 16-time world darts champion Phil Taylor loses, 7-2 to fellow Englishman Rob Cross in the final of his last World Championship in London

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2018-02-07 Missing Nigerian painting masterpiece of Ife princess Adetutu Ademiluyi by Ben Enwonwu announced rediscovered in London

Artist Ben Enwonwu
Artist
Ben Enwonwu

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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
  • 2018-05-19 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Chelsea beats Manchester United, 1-0; Belgian international Eden Hazard scores 22' penalty

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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

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2018-07-13 Large protests in London against US President Donald 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

Sport awardFootball Awards

2018-09-24 Real Madrid midfielder & Croatian World Cup captain Luka Modrić is named world's best male player at the FIFA Awards in London; Brazil & Orlando Pride forward Marta best female player; France's Didier Deschamps best men's coach

Footballer Luka Modrić
Footballer
Luka Modrić
Football Player and Coach Didier Deschamps
Football Player and Coach
Didier Deschamps
  • 2018-10-05 Banksy work "Girl With Balloon" automatically shreds moments after being sold for 1 million pounds in London, renamed "Love is in the Bin"

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2018-10-23 Freddie Mercury bio film "Bohemian Rhapsody" directed by Bryan Singer, starring Rami Malek (Best Actor Academy Awards 2019) premieres in London

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
Actor Rami Malek
Actor
Rami Malek

KnightedKnighthood

2018-11-07 Actress Emma Thompson is made a Dame of the British Empire by Prince William at Buckingham Palace, London

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • 2018-11-18 21 year old German Alexander Zverev breaks through for a maiden season-ending ATP World Tour Finals tennis title with a 6-4, 6-3 upset win in London over 5-time champion Novak Đoković

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2018-11-26 DC superhero film "Aquaman" directed by James Wan starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard premieres in London

  • 2019-01-01 Dutchman Michael van Gerwen wins his 3rd PDC World Darts Championship; beats Englishman Michael Smith 7-3 at the Alexandra Palace in London
  • 2019-02-26 UK reaches its highest-ever winter temperature with 21.2°C (70.2F) in Kew Gardens, London
  • 2019-03-04 Return of a lock of hair of Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros II to Ethiopia announced by the National Army Museum in London
  • 2019-03-05 Second-ever person "cured" of HIV after stem cell transplant treatment in London, England results published in "Nature"
  • 2019-03-23 More than 1 million march to demand a new EU referendum in London, England
  • 2019-03-25 British Airways flight from London mistakenly flies to Edinburgh, Scotland instead of Düsseldorf, Germany when wrong flight plan submitted

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2019-04-11 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London by police and arrested on failure to appear in court on US extradition charges

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks Founder
Julian Assange

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2019-04-21 Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a Extinction Rebellion protest in London amid city-wide climate protests where Waterloo Bridge was occupied over four days

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg
  • 2019-05-01 Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching his bail conditions in London
  • 2019-05-18 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (85,854): Gabriel Jesus & Raheem Sterling each score twice as Manchester City thrash Watford, 6-0, completing an unprecedented domestic treble
  • 2019-06-03 US President Donald Trump begins a three-day visit to the UK by calling London Mayor Sadiq Khan "a stone cold loser" after Khan called Trump's language that of a 20th century fascist
  • 2019-06-18 China has been forcefully harvesting organs from marginalized groups in prison camps on a significant scale according to International Tribunal in London

Historic DiscoveryThe Lewis Chess Pieces

2019-07-02 Newly rediscovered Lewis chess piece sells at auction for £735,000 in London

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2019-09-01 Exhibition on Christian Dior sets new attendance record of almost 595,000 in seven months on closing at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • 2019-10-16 First plant-powered selfie taken by Pete the Fern as part of research into use of microbial fuel cells at London Zoo

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2019-10-17 Lana Del Rey's ballad "Video Games" named song of the decade at Q Awards in London

Singer-Songwriter and Model Lana Del Rey
Singer-Songwriter and Model
Lana Del Rey

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 1,991

  • 1932-05-24 Graham Arnold, British artist (Brotherhood of Ruralists), born in Sydenham, London (d. 2019)
  • 1932-06-06 Ivan Chermayeff, British-born American graphic designer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1932-07-05 Teddy Millington-Drake, English painter, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1932-07-16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932-08-06 Howard Hodgkin, British abstract painter, born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1932-08-07 Edward Hardwicke, British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1932-08-27 Antonia Fraser, British author and biographer (Mary Queen of Scots), born in London, England
  • 1932-11-01 John Clark, British actor and director (The Two of Us, Saint Joan), born in London, England
  • 1933-01-12 Michael Aspel, English television presenter, born in Battersea, London
  • 1933-02-02 Tony Jay, British-American actor, voice artist, and singer (The Hunchback of Notre Dame - "Frollo"), born in London, England (d. 2006)

Person of interestMichael Caine

1933-03-14 Michael Caine [Maurice J. Micklewhite], English actor (Alfie), born in London, England

  • 1933-03-23 Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
  • 1933-05-23 Joan Henrietta Collins, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch), born in London, England
  • 1933-06-26 Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (La Scala, 1969-86; London Symphony, 1979-87; Berlin Philharmonic, 1989-2002), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1933-07-09 Oliver Sacks, English Neurologist and author (Awakenings), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1933-08-21 Barry Norman, British film critic (Film Greats), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1933-09-16 Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1933-10-09 Peter Mansfield, British Physician whose discoveries led to MRI (2003 Nobel Prize), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1933-10-10 Daniel Massey, English actor (Vault of Horror), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1933-10-24 Ronald "Ronnie" Kray and Reginald "Reggie" Kray, English gangsters (the Kray twins), born in London, England
  • 1933-10-25 Roy Swetman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's), born in Westminster, London
  • 1934-01-06 Sylvia Syms, English actress (Asylum, Moonraker, Shirley Valentine), born in Woolwich, London
  • 1934-01-14 Richard Briers, English actor, born in Raynes Park, London (d. 2013)
  • 1934-01-22 Graham Kerr, English-born chef (Galloping Gourmet), born in London, England
  • 1934-01-29 Noel Harrison, British singer ("The Windmills of Your Mind"), and actor (Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - "Mark Slate"), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1934-02-25 Bernard Bresslaw, English comedian (Carry On team), born in London, England (d. 1993)

Person of interestJane Goodall

1934-04-03 Jane Goodall, British ethologist (studied African chimps), born in London, England

Primatologist and Anthropologist Jane Goodall
Primatologist and Anthropologist
Jane Goodall
  • 1934-04-07 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist and drummer, born in London (d. 1987)
  • 1934-04-16 Richard Kenshaw, British broadcaster, born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1934-04-18 Mark Kingston, English actor (Intimate Contact), born in Deptford, London (d. 2011)
  • 1934-04-30 Jerry Lordan, English singer and composer (Wonderful Land), born in Paddington, London (d. 1995)
  • 1934-05-03 Henry Cooper, English boxer (British, European, C'wealth heavyweight champion; famous defeats to Muhammad Ali 1963, 66), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1934-06-11 Lady Annabel Goldsmith, English socialite, born in Westminster, London
  • 1934-06-16 Eileen Atkins, actress (Equus, Devil Within Her), born in London, England
  • 1934-07-01 Jean Marsh, English actress (Dark Places, Eagle has Landed), born in London
  • 1934-07-08 Marty Feldman, comedian (Young Frankenstein), born in London, England
  • 1934-07-18 Edward Bond, English playwright and director (Blow-up), born in Holloway, North London
  • 1934-07-26 Anthony Gilbert, British composer, born in London
  • 1934-08-16 John Standing, British actor (Edward-Lime Street), born in London, England
  • 1934-08-22 Margaret Douglas, chief political adviser (BBC), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1934-09-24 Bernard Nevill, British textile designer, born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1934-09-26 Raphael Samuel, British Marxist historian, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1934-10-17 Johnny Haynes, English soccer forward (56 caps; Fulham 594 games), born in London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1934-10-27 David Barclay, British hotel magnate and multi-millionaire, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1934-10-27 Frederick Barclay, British hotel magnate and multi-millionaire, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1934-10-30 Hamilton Camp, English-American actor (Andrew-He & She, Meatballs 2), born in London (d. 2005)
  • 1934-11-01 Hugh Bidwell, 662nd Lord Mayor of London (1989-90) (d. 2013)
  • 1934-12-18 John Bingham, Lord Lucan, British peer suspected of murdering his nanny who disappeared, born in London (presumed dead)
  • 1934-12-30 Nicolas Coster, British actor (Our Private World, Ryan's Four), born in London
  • 1935-01-11 Melvyn Hayes [Melvyn Hyams], English actor (Gunner "Gloria Beaumont in 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum'), born in London, England
  • 1935-01-24 Bamber Gascoigne, English television presenter (University Challenge), born in London, England
  • 1935-01-28 David John Lodge, British writer and literary critic (Soul & Bodies), born in London, England
  • 1935-03-27 Julian Glover, English actor (QED, Heat & Dust, Mandela), born in Hampstead, London

Person of interestDudley Moore

1935-04-19 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), born in London (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 1935-05-11 Christopher "Kit" Lambert, British record producer and manager of The Who, born in Knightsbridge, London (d. 1981)
  • 1935-06-03 Raoul Franklin, chancellor (City University London)
  • 1935-07-16 Tom Rosenthal, British publisher and broadcaster, born in London (d. 2014)
  • 1935-07-20 Ted Rogers, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella), born in London, England
  • 1935-08-19 Alan Baker, British Mathematician and winner of the Fields Medal (1970) for his work on transcendental number theory, born in London, England
  • 1935-08-23 Brendan Jackson, British air marshal, born in London (d. 1998)
  • 1935-09-28 Heather Sears, actress (Room at the Top), born in London, England
  • 1935-10-09 Don McCullin, British photographer, born in London, England
  • 1935-10-09 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in London, England
  • 1935-10-23 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1935-10-30 Michael Winner, English film producer and director (Big Sleep, Death Wish), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1935-11-13 George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in The East End, Co. London
  • 1935-11-27 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer (1st producer of Doctor Who, The Naked Civil Servant), born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1935-12-04 Fred Rumsey, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 17 wickets; founded Professional Cricketers Association 1967), born in London, England
  • 1936-01-29 Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • 1936-02-27 Virginia Maskell, English actress (Suspect, Doctor in Love, Man Upstairs), born in Shepherd's Bush, London (d. 1968)
  • 1936-04-24 Jill Ireland, English actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino), born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1936-04-26 Edward Cazalet, judge of the High Court of England and Wales, born in Marylebone, London
  • 1936-05-09 Terry Downes, British middleweight boxing champion (1961-62), born in London, England (2017)
  • 1936-06-01 Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator (Pink Floyd's The Wall), born in London, England
  • 1936-06-28 Peter Hall, British folklorist and musician, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1936-07-25 Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect (winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize 2002), born in London
  • 1936-08-02 Anthony Payne, English composer, born in London
  • 1936-09-14 Terence Donovan, English fashion photographer, film and video director, born in Stepney, London (d. 1996)
  • 1936-10-25 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • 1936-12-17 Tommy Steele [Thomas Hicks], English pop singer, 1st British Rock and Roll star, born in London
  • 1937-01-30 Vanessa Redgrave, British actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express), born in London, England
  • 1937-02-16 Paul Bailey, English novelist and biographer, born in London
  • 1937-04-13 Edward Fox, English actor (The Day of the Jackal, Gandhi), born in Chelsea, London
  • 1937-05-13 Trevor Baylis, English inventor of the wind-up radio, born in Kilburn, London (d. 2018)
  • 1937-06-22 Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell, English businessman and record producer (Island Records), born in Westminster, London, England
  • 1937-08-03 Steven Berkoff, English actor (Rambo: First Blood Part II), born in Stepney, London
  • 1937-08-05 Alan Howard, English theater and film actor (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1937-08-18 William George Rushton, English actor, author and cartoonist (TW3), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1937-08-22 Max Hebditch, British director (Museum of London), born in Yeovil, England
  • 1937-09-02 Derek Fowlds, British actor (Yes Minister, The Basil Brush Show), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1937-10-04 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1937-10-20 Emma Tennant, English writer (Pemberley: Or, Pride and Prejudice Continued), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1938-02-13 Oliver Reed, English actor (Big Sleep), born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1938-03-06 Pauline Boty, English artist, born in London (d. 1966)
  • 1938-03-18 Kenny Lynch, British entertainer, born in London
  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon and yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1938-05-12 Susan Hampshire, English actress (Vanity Fair, Living Free), born in London, England
  • 1938-06-27 Shirley Anne Field, English actress (Beat Girl, Kings of the Sun), born in Forest Gate, London
  • 1938-06-27 Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress (Alice-Alice in Wonderland), born in London
  • 1938-07-08 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths