London in History (Part 15)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 1,991

  • 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)
  • 1948-07-18 Phil Harris, British rocker (Ace), born in Muswell Hill, London

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 and vocalist (Small Faces, The Who), born in London, England
  • 1948-09-16 Julia Donaldson, English children's writer (The Gruffalo), born in London, England
  • 1948-10-09 Caleb Quayle, English rock musician (Hall & Oates), 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
  • 1948-12-13 Davy O'List, English rocker (Roxy Music), born in Chiswick, London
  • 1948-12-20 Alan Parsons, British music producer (The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot) and recording engineer (The Dark Side of the Moon; Let it Be), born in London, England
  • 1949-02-07 Alan Lancaster, English bassist (Status Quo, 1967-85), 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 singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("Tear-Stained Letter"; "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"), born in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • 1949-04-14 Chris Langham, English comedian and actor (The Thick of It, Help), born in London, England
  • 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
  • 1949-05-28 Sue Holderness, English actress (Marlene-Only Fools & Horses, Sandbaggers), born in London, England
  • 1949-05-29 Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Status Quo), 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, English actor (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in London, England
  • 1949-07-17 Mick Tucker, English 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, British 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, England
  • 1949-11-26 Maggie Donnelly, London bag lady
  • 1950-01-25 Christopher Ryan [Papazoglou], English actor & comedian (The Young Ones, Only Fools and Horses), born in London, England
  • 1950-01-29 Jody Scheckter, South African auto racer (World F1 Champion 1979), born in East London, South Africa
  • 1950-01-30 Bruce Howard Lidington, English actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses), born in Harrow, London
  • 1950-02-12 Steve Hackett, British progressive rock guitarist, and composer (Genesis, 1971-77; GTR), born in Pimilco, 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
  • 1950-06-14 Jeremy Sinden, English actor (Chariots of Fire, Ascendancy, Harem), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1950-06-30 Leonard Whiting, English actor and singer (Romeo and Juliet), born in London, England

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
  • 1950-08-15 Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor, second child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, born in Clarence House, London
  • 1950-08-18 Dennis Elliott, English 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 - "All Right Now"), 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)
  • 1950-11-18 Graham Parker, British singer-songwriter (Squeezing Out Sparks - "Local Girls"; "Mercury Poisoning"), born in Hackney, London, England

Person of interestDave Stewart

1950-12-30 Dave Stewart, English keyboardist (Hatfield and the North, National Health), born in London, England

Musician Dave Stewart
Musician
Dave Stewart
  • 1951-01-05 Steve Arnold, English footballer, born in Willesden, London
  • 1951-01-31 Phil Manzanera, English rock guitarist and record producer (Roxy Music - "Love Is The Drug"; "Avalon"), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1951-01-31 Presiley Baxendale, British QC, 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
  • 1951-09-06 Barry Troyna, English educational sociologist and author (Racism, Education and the State), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1951-10-16 Daniel Gerroll, actor (Big Business), born in London, England
  • 1951-11-21 Nick Gilder, English singer (Hot Child in the City), born in London
  • 1951-11-23 David Rappaport, 3'11" actor (Wizard, Time Bandits), born in London, England
  • 1951-12-23 Anthony Phillips, English musician (founding member of Genesis), born in London, England
  • 1952-01-15 Melvyn Gale, English cellist (Electric Light Orchestra, 1975-79 - "Livin' Thing"), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1952-03-16 Graham Cole [Graham Coleman-Smith], English actor (The Bill), born in London, England
  • 1952-03-26 David Amess, British politician (C), born in London
  • 1952-05-04 Michael Barrymore, English comedian, actor, quiz master and entertainer, born in Bermondsey, London
  • 1952-07-03 Andy Fraser, English rock bassist (Free), born in Paddington, London (d. 2015)
  • 1952-08-20 John Emburey, English cricket off-spinner (1978-95, captain 1988), born in Peckham, London
  • 1952-10-02 George Meegan, British adventurer who walked 19,019 miles from Argentina to Alaska, born in London
  • 1952-10-04 Nina Carter, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in London, England

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

1952-10-09 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1952-10-26 Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • 1952-10-26 Andy Richards, British-Australian session and touring keyboard player ("Relax"; "Careless Whisper"), and producer, born in London, England
  • 1952-11-02 Maxine Nightingale, English soul music singer (Right Back Where We Started From), born in Wembley, London
  • 1953-02-22 Nigel Planer, British actor, born in Westminster, London
  • 1953-03-27 Walter "Wally" Stocker, British rock vocalist and guitarist (The Babys - "Missing You"), born in London, England
  • 1953-04-12 Tony James, English rock bassist (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), born in Shepherds Bush, London
  • 1953-05-10 John Diamond, English journalist, born in London, England (d. 2001)
  • 1953-05-24 Alfred Molina, British actor (Spider Man 2, Frida, Chocolat), born in London, England
  • 1953-06-16 Ian Mosley, Paddington London, drummer (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 1953-07-18 Peter Greenall, 4th Baron Daresbury, British aristocrat and businessman, born in Marylebone, London

Person of interestGraham Gooch

1953-07-23 Graham Gooch, English cricketer, captain of England, opening batsman and prolific run scorer, born in London

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Cricketer
Graham Gooch
  • 1953-07-31 Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2018)
  • 1953-09-04 Michael Stean, English chess grandmaster, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1953-09-11 Jani Allan, South African journalist and media personality, born in London
  • 1953-09-25 Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon), born in London, England
  • 1953-09-27 Diane Abbott, British politician (L) 1st black woman elected to UK parliament, born in London
  • 1953-10-05 James Lascelles, British grandson of English princess Mary, born in Bayswater, London
  • 1953-10-26 Rosa Monckton, English businesswoman and notable charity fundraiser, born in Westminster, London
  • 1954-01-06 Anthony Minghella, English director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • 1954-01-23 Edward Ka-spel, English singer-songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1954-03-03 Chris Hughes, English record producer and rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England

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