London in History (Part 13)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 1,983

  • 1938-07-22 Terence Stamp, English actor (The Collector, Billy Budd), born in London, England
  • 1938-07-30 Terry O'Neill, British fashion and celebrity photographer, born in Romford, London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1938-08-12 Anthony Joliffe, mayor of London
  • 1938-09-03 Caryl Churchill, English playwright, born in London
  • 1938-09-27 Alexander Graham, Lord Mayor of London
  • 1938-10-22 Derek Jacobi, actor (Lanner-Strauss Family, Dead Again), born in London, England
  • 1938-10-28 Anne Perry [Juliet Marion Hulme], English-born novelist, born in London, England
  • 1939-01-09 Susannah York, English actress (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Superman), born in London, England
  • 1939-02-24 George Bain, principal (London Business School)
  • 1939-03-05 Samantha Eggar, English actress (Collector, Dr Doolittle) [or May 3], born in London, England
  • 1939-03-15 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1939-04-05 David Winters, American choreographer and director (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in London, England
  • 1939-04-12 Alan Ayckbourn, English playwright and director, born in London, England
  • 1939-04-15 Marty Wilde, English pop singer-songwriter ("A Teenager In Love"), and father of rocker Kim Wilde, born in London, England
  • 1939-04-16 Dusty Springfield [Mary O'Brien], British pop vocalist ("I Only Want To Be With You"; "Son Of A Preacher Man"), born in West Hampstead, London (d. 1999)
  • 1939-04-23 Bill Hagerty, British editor (People), born in Ilford, London
  • 1939-05-19 James Fox, English actor (The Servant), born in London, England
  • 1939-07-06 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1939-07-16 Corin Redgrave, British actor (Excalibur, A Man For All Seasons), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1939-07-18 Brian Auger, English fusion keyboardist (Befour, Genesis), born in London, England
  • 1939-07-31 Roger Prideaux, English cricketer (England batsman in 3 Tests 1968-69), born in Chelsea, London
  • 1939-08-16 Carol Shelley, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple), born in London, England
  • 1939-08-18 Robert Horton, British businessman and CEO (BP), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1939-08-19 [Peter] "Ginger" Baker, English drummer (Cream - "Sunshine Of Your Love"; "Toad"; Blind Faith - "Do What You Like"), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1939-08-28 Clem Cattini, English rock drummer (The Tornados), born in Stoke Newington, North London
  • 1939-09-25 Leon Brittan, British politician, Home Secretary and member of the European Commission, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1939-10-22 George Cohen, English soccer defender (37 caps; FIFA World Cup 1966; Fulham 459 games), born in London, England
  • 1939-12-15 Dave Clark, British rock drummer, singer-songwriter, and producer (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in Tottenham, Middlesex, England
  • 1939-12-23 Johnny Kidd [Frederick Heath], British rock singer-songwriter (Johnny Kidd & Pirates - "Shakin' All Over"), born in London, England (d. 1966)
  • 1940-02-02 Alan Caddy, English musician (The Tornados), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2000)
  • 1940-02-09 Brian Bennett, British rock drummer (Shadows), born in Palmers Green, North London, England
  • 1940-02-22 Julian Chagrin, English mime & actor (Golddiggers), born in London, England
  • 1940-04-01 Annie Nightingale, English broadcaster, 1st BBC Radio 1 female presenter, born in London
  • 1940-04-15 Jeffrey Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare, English novelist, born in Finsbury, London
  • 1940-04-26 Cliff Watson, English rugby league front rower (30 Tests GB, 4 England; St Helens 373 games, Cronulla-Sutherland), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1940-05-10 Bill Cash, British politician (C, born in London
  • 1940-06-17 Tony Marlow, British Conservative Party politician, born in Greenwich, London
  • 1940-09-03 Pauline Collins, English actress (Shirley Valentine), born in London, England
  • 1940-10-13 Chris Farlowe [John Henry Deighton], British rock singer ("Out of Time"), born in London, England
  • 1940-10-27 Anthea Joseph, British folk music promoter, and record company publicist, born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • 1941-01-26 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England
  • 1941-02-25 David Puttnam, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures), born in London, England

Charlie Watts

1941-06-02 Charlie Watts, British rock and jazz drummer (Rolling Stones), born in London, England (d. 2021)

  • 1941-06-27 James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author (Giants' Star), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1941-07-25 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer and photographer, born in London
  • 1941-08-21 Howard Lew Lewis, English comedian and actor (Maid Marian and Her Merry Men and Brush Strokes), born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1941-08-29 Robin Leach, English TV host (Life Styles of Rich & Famous), born in London, England (2018)
  • 1941-10-07 Martin Murray, British rock guitarist (The Honeycombs, 1963-64 - "Have I the Right?"), born in London, England
  • 1941-10-12 Michael Mansfield, English barrister, born in London
  • 1941-10-19 Simon Ward, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1941-10-22 Charles Keating, English actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World), born in London, England, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-11-21 Juliet Mills, actress (Nanny & the Professor, QB VII), born in London, England
  • 1942-02-06 John London, American songwriter & bassist (Michael Nesmith band), born in Brazos County, Texas
  • 1942-03-13 William "Bill" Curbishley, British music and film producer and band manager (The Who, Judas Priest, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant), born in London, England
  • 1942-03-15 Hughie Flint, British blues-rock drummer (John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, 1964-66; Bonzo Dog Band, 1971; The Blues Band, 1979-82), born in Manchester, England
  • 1942-06-19 Neil Chalmers, director (National History Museum, London)
  • 1942-07-07 Christopher "Chris" Stamp, British music producer, psychodrama therapist and manager (The Who, Jimi Hendrix), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1942-07-27 Barbara Ferris, English actress (Nice Girl Like Me), born in London, England
  • 1942-09-27 Alvin Stardust [Bernard Jewry], English rock singer ("Jealous Mind"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • 1942-11-16 Joanna Pettet, British actress (Knots Landing, Cry of the Innocent), born in London
  • 1942-12-04 Gemma Jones, English actress (Bridget Jones's Diary), born in Marylebone, London
  • 1943-02-16 Anthony Dowell, English ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in London, England
  • 1943-03-02 (Daniel) Tony Meehan, British rock drummer (Vipers; Drifters: Shadows), born in Hampstead, North West London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1943-03-08 Lynn Redgrave, British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1943-04-03 Doreen Tracey, British-born American performer (Mickey Mouse Club-Mouseketeer), born in St Pancras, London (d. 2018)
  • 1943-04-08 James Herbert, English horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1943-04-16 "Lonesome Dave" Peverett, British rock singer and musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown), born in London, England (d. 2000)
  • 1943-06-08 Colin Baker, English actor (Sixth Doctor in Doctor Who, Swallows & Amazons), born in London
  • 1943-06-14 John Miles, British racing driver, born in London (d. 2018)
  • 1943-06-25 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer (1st laptop computer), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1943-06-29 Roger Ruskin Spear, English saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band), born in London, England
  • 1943-07-03 Gary Waldhorn, English actor (To the Camp & Back), born in London
  • 1943-08-01 Geoffrey Britton, British rock drummer (Paul McCartney & Wings), born in Lewisham, South East London, England
  • 1943-08-02 Rose Tremain, British novelist and playwright (Restoration), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-04 David Carr, British rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • 1943-08-06 Michael Anderson Jr, actor (Clay-The Monroes), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-11 Denis Payton, British rock saxophonist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1943-10-10 Denis D'Ell, English rocker, born in London (d. 2005)
  • 1943-12-06 Mike Smith, British rock singer and keyboardist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London, England (d. 2008)
  • 1943-12-13 (Margaret) "Marti" Webb, British actress and singer (Evita; Tell Me on a Sunday), born in Hampstead, London
  • 1943-12-28 Charles "Chas" Hodges, English musician (Chas & Dave), born in London, England

Jimmy Page

1944-01-09 Jimmy Page, English rock guitarist (Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven"), born in London, England

  • 1944-01-19 Laurie London, English singer
  • 1944-02-02 Andrew Davis, British conductor (Toronto Symphony, 1975-88; BBC Symphony, 1989-2000; Lyric Opera of Chicago, 2000-21), born in Ashbridge, England,

Jerry Springer

1944-02-13 Jerry Springer, English-born US talk show host (Jerry Springer Show), born in London, England

  • 1944-03-01 John Napier, English set designer (Royal Shakespeare Company), born in London, England
  • 1944-03-01 Roger Daltrey, English singer and founder of the rock band "The Who", born in East Acton, London, England
  • 1944-03-29 John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News), and classical music presenter (Classics FM), born in Paddington, London, England
  • 1944-04-07 Carol Grimes, British singer (Delivery), born in London, England
  • 1944-04-17 John Lill, British classical pianist, born in London
  • 1944-05-06 Anton Furst, American production designer (Batman), born in London (d. 1991)
  • 1944-05-07 Richard O'Sullivan, British comedy actor (Man About the House), born in Chiswick, London
  • 1944-05-14 Francesca Annis, actress (Madame Bovary, Dune), born in London, England
  • 1944-05-18 Albert Hammond, British singer-songwriter ("It Never Rains In Southern California"), born in London, England
  • 1944-05-19 Peter Mayhew, British-American actor (Chewbacca in Star Wars), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1944-05-30 Lenny Davidson, British rock guitarist (Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"), born in London, England
  • 1944-06-11 Alan Horworth, British politician (L), first Conservative to change to Labour party, born in London
  • 1944-06-11 Barrie Stevens, English-Dutch choreographer (Personals, Young Again), born in London
  • 1944-06-21 Jon Hiseman, British drummer (Arthur Brown; Colosseum), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1944-06-21 Ray Davies, British singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"; "Lola"; ""Celluloid Heroes"; "Come Dancing"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England

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