London in History (Part 12)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 1,595

  • 1946-06-13 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1946-06-25 Ian McDonald, English rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson), born in London, England
  • 1946-06-26 Clive Francis, British actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 1946-07-23 Andy MacKay, English rock saxophone and oboe player (Roxy Music), born in London
  • 1946-08-15 Tony Robinson, English actor, comedian and author, born in Homerton, London

Person of interestKeith Moon

1946-08-23 Keith Moon, English rock drummer (Who-I'm A Boy), born in London, England (d. 1978)

Rocker Keith Moon
Rocker
Keith Moon
  • 1946-09-09 Pete Gavin, English rocker (Heads Hands & Feet), born in London
  • 1946-09-17 Billy Bonds, English soccer defender and manager (Charlton, West Ham United), born in Woolwich, London, England
  • 1946-09-19 John Coghlan, English rock drummer (Status Quo), born in London, England
  • 1946-09-28 Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist
  • 1946-10-17 Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
  • 1946-10-29 Peter Green, [Peter Greenbaum], rocker (Fleetwood Mac), born in London, England
  • 1946-11-23 Diana Quick, actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job), born in London, England
  • 1946-12-14 Jane Birkin, English actress and singer (Mrs Don Juan, Dark Places, Dust), born in London, England
  • 1947-01-06 Sandy Denny, country singer (Fairport Convention-If You Gotta Go), born in London, England

Person of interestDavid Bowie

1947-01-08 David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • 1947-01-24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1947-02-03 Dave Davies, rock vocalist/guitarist (Kinks-Lola), born in London, England
  • 1947-03-23 Terry Alexander, African-American actor (Day of the Dead, One Life to Live), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestAlan Sugar

1947-03-24 Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad), born in Hackney, London

Computer Entrepreneur Alan Sugar
Computer Entrepreneur
Alan Sugar
  • 1947-04-01 Robin Scott, English singer (M), born in London
  • 1947-04-08 Steve Howe, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout), born in London, England
  • 1947-04-20 Ken Scott, British record producer and engineer (The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd), born in London, England
  • 1947-04-22 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • 1947-05-06 Dennis Cowan, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • 1947-06-08 Julie Driscoll, English rocker and actress (33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee), born in London
  • 1947-06-08 Mick Box, English rock guitarist (Uriah Heep), born in Walthamstow, East London

Person of interestMick Fleetwood

1947-06-24 Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way), born in London, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • 1947-06-24 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • 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, English rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England
  • 1947-07-23 David Essex [Cook], English rock vocalist and actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • 1947-08-23 David Robb, British actor (I, Claudius), born in London
  • 1947-09-19 Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London
  • 1947-09-26 Graham Faulkner, English 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, English 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 Skip Alan, English drummer (Them, Pretty Things), born in Westminster, London
  • 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
  • 1949-06-09 Francis Monkman, British film composer, musician and songwriter (Curved Air, Sky) born in Hampstead, North London
  • 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
  • 1949-07-27 Jeremy Thomas, British film producer and actor (Family Life), born in London
  • 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)
  • 1949-08-23 Christopher Blake, English actor (Alexa), born in Chingford, London
  • 1949-08-25 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1949-08-28 Hugh Cornwell, English rocker (The Stranglers-Dreamtime), born in Tufnell Park, North London, England
  • 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
  • 1950-07-19 Simon Cadell, English actor (Hi-De-Hi, Pride & Extreme Prejudice), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1950-07-26 Susan George, English 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
  • 1950-09-11 Barry Sheene, British motorcycle racer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 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
  • 1951-08-30 Dana Rosemary Scallon, Irish singer and actress (Flight of the Doves), born in Islington, London, England

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