London in History (Part 14)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,985

  • 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
  • 1944-06-22 Peter Asher, English pop singer, guitarist (Peter & Gordon - "A World Without Love"), artist manager, and record producer (Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), born in London, England
  • 1944-07-22 Rick Davies, British rock vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter (Supertramp - "Goodbye, Stranger"), born in London, England
  • 1944-08-08 John Renbourn, British jazz and folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), born in Marleybone, London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1944-08-20 John Povey, English musician (The Pretty Things; Electric Banana), born in London
  • 1944-10-09 John Entwistle, English rock bass guitarist and vocalist (The Who - "Boris The Spider"), born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1944-11-27 Martin Corbett, English gay rights activist (Gay Liberation Front, OutRage!), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1944-12-06 Jonathan King, English singer and songwriter ("Everyone's Gone To The Moon") and record producer, born in London

Rod Stewart

1945-01-10 Rod Stewart, British singer ("Maggie Maey"; "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"; "Downtown Train"), and model railroad designer, born in London, England

  • 1945-01-14 Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and administrator, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1945-03-09 Robin Trower, British rock guitarist (Procol Harum, 1967-71 - "Conquistador"; solo - Bridge Of Sighs), born in London, England
  • 1945-03-29 John "Speedy" Keen, British musician, songwriter, producer (Thunderclap Newman - "Something In The Air"), born in Ealing, London (d. 2002)
  • 1945-04-06 Rodney Bickerstaffe, English trade unionist (National Union of Public Employees), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1945-04-20 Jimmy Winston [Langwith], British rock organist (Small Faces, 1965), and actor (Doctor Who - Day of the Daleks), born in London, England

Pete Townshend

1945-05-19 Peter Townshend, British rock guitarist, composer, and vocalist (The Who - Tommy; "My Generation": "Won't Get Fooled Again"; solo - "Let My Love Open the Door"), born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England

  • 1945-05-29 Gary Brooker, British rock keyboardist and singer (Procol Harum -"A Whiter Shade of Pale"), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2022)
  • 1945-06-04 Daniel Topolski, British writer and rowing coach, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1945-06-17 Ken Livingstone, English politician (Mayor of London 2000-08), born in London
  • 1945-06-19 Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1945-06-28 Dave Knights, British rock bassist (Procol Harum - "Conquistador"), born in London, England
  • 1945-07-17 Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, born in Claridge's, London
  • 1945-07-18 Danny McCulloch, English rocker (Animals), born in London, England

Helen Mirren

1945-07-26 Helen Mirren [Ilyena Lydia Vasilievna Mironoff], English actress (The Queen, The Madness of King George), born in London, England

  • 1945-08-19 Ian Gillan, English heavy metal and rock singer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Jesus Christ Superstar), born in London
  • 1945-10-10 Alan Cartwright, British rock bass player (Procol Harum, 1972-77), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1945-11-11 Chris Dreja, British rock guitarist and bass player (Yardbirds - "For Your Love"), born in Surbiton, Surrey, England
  • 1945-11-12 Valerie Leon, English actress (Blood from Mummy's Tomb), born in London, England

John Paul Jones

1946-01-03 John Paul Jones [Baldwin], English rock bassist and songwriter (Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven"), born in London

Malcolm McLaren

1946-01-22 Malcolm McLaren, British band manager (the Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 2010)

  • 1946-02-03 Stan Webb, English blues musician (Chicken Shack), born in London

Alan Rickman

1946-02-21 Alan Rickman, English actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Harry Potter), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2016)

  • 1946-03-05 Murray Head, British singer (Jesus Vhrist Superstar; "One Night in Bangkok"), born in London
  • 1946-03-07 Matthew Fisher, English rock keyboardist (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade Of Pale"), born in London, England
  • 1946-03-22 Laraine Ashton, fashion models' agent (London)
  • 1946-04-01 Ronnie "Plonk" Lane, English rock bassist (Small Faces - "Hey Girl"), born in London, England
  • 1946-04-05 Jane Asher, English actress (Deep End) and girlfriend of Paul McCartney, born in Willesden, London
  • 1946-04-18 Hayley Mills, English actress (Parent Trap, Pollyanna), born in London, England
  • 1946-05-02 David Suchet, English actor (The Way We Live Now), born in London
  • 1946-05-16 Roger Earl, British drummer (Foghat - "Slow Ride"), born in Hampton Court Palace, London, England
  • 1946-05-25 Timothy "Tim" Hinkley, British singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Jody Grind), born in London
  • 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, British rock musician (saxophone, keyboards, guitar) (King Crimson, 1968-69; Foreigner, 1976-80), born in Osterly, Middlesex, England (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1946-06-26 Clive Francis, British actor (Masada), born in London, England
  • 1946-07-23 Andy MacKay, British rock saxophone and oboe player (Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • 1946-08-15 Tony Robinson, English actor, comedian and author, born in Homerton, London

Keith Moon

1946-08-23 Keith Moon, British rock drummer (The Who - "Bell Boy"), born in London, England (d. 1978)

  • 1946-09-09 Pete Gavin [Rowney], British drummer (Heads Hands & Feet), born in London
  • 1946-09-17 Billy Bonds MBE, English soccer defender (Charlton, West Ham United 663 games) and manager (WHU, Millwall), born in London, England
  • 1946-09-18 Alan "Bam" King, English rocker, born in Muswell Hill, North London
  • 1946-09-18 Nicholas Clay, English actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover), born in Streatham, London (d. 2000)
  • 1946-09-19 John Coghlan, British rock drummer (Status Quo, 1963-81 - "Pictures of Matchstick Men"), born in London, England
  • 1946-09-28 Helen Shapiro, British pop and jazz vocalist ("You Don't Know"), born in Bethnal Green, London
  • 1946-10-17 Vicki Hodge, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac), born in London, England
  • 1946-10-29 Peter Green [Greenbaum], English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac - "Albatross"), born in Bethnal Green, London (d. 2020) [1] [2]
  • 1946-11-23 Diana Quick, English actress (Brideshead, Big Sleep, Odd Job), born in London
  • 1946-12-14 Jane Birkin, British pop singer ("Je t'aime... moi non plus") and actress (Dust; Death On The Nile), born in Marylebone, London, England
  • 1946-12-23 John Sullivan, English television scriptwriter, born in Balham, London (d. 2011)
  • 1947-01-06 Sandy Denny, English singer-songwriter (Fairport Convention - "If You Gotta Go"), born in London, England

David Bowie

1947-01-08 David Bowie [Jones], English rock singer-songwriter ("Space Oddity"; "Changes"; "Ziggy Stardust"; "Heroes"), mime, and actor (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence; Labyrinth))born in London, England (d. 2016)

  • 1947-01-24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter, and piano player ("Werewolves of London"; "Lawyers, Guns and Money"; "Excitable Boy"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1947-01-30 Steve Marriott, British rock guitarist, singer & songwriter (Small Faces, 1965-68, 75-78); Humble Pie, 1969-75, 79-83 - Eat It), born in Manor Park, London (d. 1991)
  • 1947-02-03 Dave Davies, British rock guitarist and vocalist (The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"; "Lola"; "Living On A Thin Line"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England [1]

Alan Sugar

1947-03-24 Alan Sugar, English computer manufacturer (Amstrad; chairman / part-owner Tottenham Hotspur FC 1991-2001) and television celebrity (The Apprentice), born in London, England

  • 1947-04-01 Robin Scott, English singer (M), born in London

Steve Howe

1947-04-08 Steve Howe, English progressive rock guitarist (Yes - "Roundabout"; Asia - "Heat Of The Moment"), 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
  • 1947-06-08 Julie Driscoll, English rocker and actress (33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee), born in London
  • 1947-06-08 Mick Box, British rock guitarist (Uriah Heep), born in Walthamstow, East London, England

Mick Fleetwood

1947-06-24 Mick Fleetwood, British rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"; "Tusk"; "The Chain"), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England

  • 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)

Camilla Parker Bowles

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

  • 1947-07-19 Brian May, British rock guitarist (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"; "We Are The Champions"), born in London, England
  • 1947-07-23 David Essex [Cook], English rock vocalist ("Rock On") and actor (That'll Be The Day), born in Plaistow, Essex (now part of Greater London), England
  • 1947-08-15 Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 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, British rock vocalist and guitarist (T-Rex - "Bang A Gong (Get It On)"; "Jeepster"), born in London (d. 1977)
  • 1947-10-01 Rob Davis, British musician and songwriter ( Mud - "L'L'Lucy"; Spiller - "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)"), born in London, England
  • 1947-10-10 Giant Haystacks [Martin Ruane], English professional wrestler, born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1947-12-16 Ben Cross, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), born in London, England (d. 2020)
  • 1948-01-12 Anthony Andrews, English actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
  • 1948-01-27 Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1948-01-30 Nicholas Broomfield, English documentary film director (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1948-02-23 Steve Priest, English rock bassist and vocalist (Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"), born in Hayes, Middlesex, England (d. 2020)
  • 1948-02-24 Dennis Waterman, English actor (Fair Exchange, Minder, The Sweeney), born in London
  • 1948-03-04 Chris Squire, British progressive rock bassist, founding and longest serving member of Yes, 1969-2014 ("The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)"), born in Kingsbury, London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1948-03-17 Pat Lloyd, English rocker (The Equals), born in London, England

Andrew Lloyd Webber

1948-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, British theatrical composer (Jesus Christ Superstar; 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)
  • 1948-04-16 Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant, born in London
  • 1948-04-22 Carol Drinkwater, Anglo-Irish actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small) and author (The Haunted School, Provence), born in London
  • 1948-05-03 Peter Oosterhuis, British golfer (British Open 1974, 82 runner-up; Ryder Cup x 6), born in London, England
  • 1948-05-05 Frank Esler-Smith, English-Australian rock keyboardist (Air Supply - "All Out Of Love"), born in London (d. 1991)
  • 1948-05-13 Jeffrey Evans, Lord Mayor of London (2015-16), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1948-05-31 Mike Edwards, aka Swami Deva Pramada, British cellist (ELO), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1948-06-11 Skip Alan, English drummer (Them - "G-L-O-R-I-A", Pretty Things - "S.F. Sorrow"), born in Westminster, London

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