London in History (Part 16)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 1,991

  • 1954-03-17 Lesley-Anne Down, British actress and singer (A Little Night Music; Moonraker), born in London, England
  • 1954-04-24 Captain Sensible [Ray Burns], English rock bassist (Women & Captains 1st), born in Balham, London
  • 1954-06-05 Michael "Nicko" McBrain, English heavy metal drummer (Iron Maiden-Powerslave), born in London, England
  • 1954-06-12 Neil Oatley, English engineer, born in Camberwell, London
  • 1954-08-03 Gary Peters, English footballer, born in Carshalton, London
  • 1954-08-25 Elvis Costello [Declan Patrick McManus], English rock singer and songwriter (Allison; Watching The Detectives; The Other Side Of Summer), born in Paddington, London
  • 1954-11-03 Adam Ant [Stuart Goddard], English punk rocker (Goody Two Shoes, Antmusic), born in London
  • 1954-11-04 Chris Difford, British lyricist, guitarist and vocalist (Squeeze - "Black Coffee In Bed"; "Tempted"), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1954-11-09 Dennis Stratton, British rock guitarist (Iron Maiden), born in London
  • 1955-01-04 Mark Hollis, British synth-pop musician (Talk Talk), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1955-02-09 Charles Shaughnessy, actor (Shane-Days of our Lives, Nanny), born in London, England
  • 1955-03-29 Marina Sirtis, English actress (Troi-Star Trek: The Next Generation), born in London, England
  • 1955-04-23 Su Ingle, British actress (Around the World in Seven Minutes and Four Times on Saturday), born in London
  • 1955-04-25 John Nunn, English chess grandmaster, born in London
  • 1955-05-06 John Hutton, British politician and cabinet minister (L), born in London
  • 1955-06-04 Paul Stewart, British writer (The Edge Chronicles, Far Flung Adventures), born in London, England
  • 1955-06-08 (Thomas) Griffin Dunne, American actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl; After Hours), and film maker, born in New York City

Person of interestTim Berners-Lee

1955-06-08 Tim Berners-Lee, English inventor (World Wide Web), born in London, England

Computer Scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • 1955-06-26 Mick Jones, English rock vocalist and guitarist (The Clash-Havana 3 AM), born in London, England
  • 1955-06-28 Shirley Cheriton, English actress (Debbie Wilkins-EastEnders), born in London
  • 1955-07-18 Teresa Ann Savoy, British-born actress (Caligula), born in London, England

Person of interestSteve Jones

1955-09-03 Steve Jones, rock guitarist (Sex Pistols), born in London, England

Rocker Steve Jones
Rocker
Steve Jones
  • 1955-09-25 Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing), born in Highgate, London
  • 1955-11-15 Joe Leeway, British instrumentalist and songwriter (Thompson Twins), born in Islington, London, England
  • 1956-01-09 David Smith, English cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986), born in Balham, London
  • 1956-01-09 Imelda Staunton, British actress (Finding Your Feet, Maleficent), born in Archway, London
  • 1956-01-10 Don Letts, British film director & musician (Big Audio Dynamite), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1956-02-11 H.R. [Paul D. Hudson], British-American singer (Bad Brains), born in London, England
  • 1956-03-09 Shashi Tharoor, Indian politician and diplomat (United Nations Under-Secretary General), born in London
  • 1956-03-12 Steve Harris, English hard rock bassist (Iron Maiden - "Gypsy's Kiss"), born in London, England
  • 1956-03-25 Matthew Garber, English child actor (Mary Poppins), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1956-05-02 David Rhodes, English guitarist (Random Hold), born in London
  • 1956-06-24 Joe Penny, English actor (Gangster Wars, Riptide, Jake & the Fatman), born in London, England
  • 1956-07-20 Paul Cook, English rock drummer (Sex Pistols), born in London, England
  • 1956-07-30 Phil Fearon, English rocker (Galaxy, Kandidate-I Don't Want to Lose You), born in London
  • 1956-08-03 Kirk Brandon, English rocker (Theatre of Hate, Spear of Destiny-Outland), born in Westminster, London
  • 1956-08-08 Chris Foreman [Chrissy Boy], English guitarist (Madness-Burning Down the House), born in London
  • 1956-09-08 Frank Tovey, British musician (Fad Gadget), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1956-09-12 Barry Andrews, British rock musician (XTC; League of Gentlemen; Shreikback), born in West Norwood, London

Person of interestSebastian Coe

1956-09-29 Sebastian Coe, British 1500m runner (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England

1500m Runner Sebastian Coe
1500m Runner
Sebastian Coe
  • 1956-12-23 Dave Murray, English heavy metal guitarist and songwriter (Iron Maiden), born in London, England
  • 1957-01-09 Phil Lewis, English rock vocalist (L.A. Guns - "It's Over Now)", born in London, England
  • 1957-01-14 Suzanne Danielle, English actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1957-01-15 Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1957-01-19 Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican politician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1957-02-06 Simon Phillips, English drummer & record producer (Toto), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1957-02-13 Tony Butler, British musician & rock bassist (Big Country - "It's A Big Country"; "Wonderland"), born in Shepherd's Bush, London
  • 1957-02-19 Ray Winstone, British actor (Scum), born in Homerton, London
  • 1957-02-27 Timothy Spall, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Life is Sweet), born in London, England
  • 1957-02-27 Adrian Smith, English heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High), born in London Borough of Hackney, London
  • 1957-03-08 Clive Burr, English drummer (Iron Maiden, 1979-82), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1957-04-04 Paul Downton, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 80's), born in Farnborough, London
  • 1957-04-07 Simon Climie, English singer-songwriter and producer (Climie Fisher - "Love Changes Everything"), born in London

Person of interestDaniel Day-Lewis

1957-04-29 Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor (Last of the Mohicans, Gangs of New York), born in London

Person of interestSid Vicious

1957-05-10 Sid Vicious [John Simon Ritchie], English musician and bassist (Sex Pistols), born in London (d. 1979)

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1957-05-27 Duncan Goodhew, English 100m breast stroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in London, England
  • 1957-06-06 Junior [Norman Giscombe], British R&B singer (Mama Used to Say), born in London, Endland
  • 1957-06-22 Danny Baker, English writer and radio DJ, born in Deptford, London, England
  • 1957-07-09 Paul Merton, British writer, actor and comedian (Room 101), born in Parsons Green, London
  • 1957-08-22 Steve Davis, English professional snooker player, born in Plumstead, London

Person of interestStephen Fry

1957-08-24 Stephen Fry, English comedian, writer and actor (Blackadder, QI), born in London

Actor, Comedian and Writer Stephen Fry
Actor, Comedian and Writer
Stephen Fry
  • 1957-08-31 Glenn Tilbrook, British rock singer, guitarist, songwriter (Squeeze - "Black Coffee In Bed"), born in London, England
  • 1957-09-11 Jon Moss, English rock drummer (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me), born in Wandsworth, South London
  • 1957-09-19 Dennis Cowan, British rocker (The Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • 1957-10-20 Chris Cowdrey, English cricket batsman and captain (6 Tests, 3 ODIs; son of Colin), born in Farnborough, London
  • 1957-11-04 Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England
  • 1957-12-08 Phil Collen, English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard - "Love Bites"), born in London, England
  • 1957-12-10 Paul Hardcastle, British composer and musician ("19"; "Don't Waste My Time"), born in Kensington, London
  • 1957-12-23 Trisha Goddard, English television presenter & actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1958-01-24 Jools Holland, British rock keyboardist (Squeeze), and TV presenter (Later...), born in Blackheath, London
  • 1958-01-25 Gary Brian Tibbs, English rock bassist (Adam & The Ants; Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • 1958-02-13 Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist, born in London, Canada

Person of interestGary Oldman

1958-03-21 Gary Oldman, English actor (Sid & Nancy, The Darkest Hour), born in London, England

Actor and Filmmaker Gary Oldman
Actor and Filmmaker
Gary Oldman
  • 1958-04-24 Brian Paddick, British former deputy assistant commissioner and most senior openly gay police officer, born in London
  • 1958-06-04 Tony Pigott, English cricketer (England pace bowler in a Test v NZ 1984), born in Fulham, London, England
  • 1958-06-20 Kelly Johnson [Bernadette], Edmonton, London, guitarist (Girlschool), (d. 2007)
  • 1958-07-30 Daley Thompson, British decathlete (Olympic gold 1980, 84), born in London, England
  • 1958-08-22 Vernon Reid, English-born American musician (Living Colour), born in London
  • 1958-09-06 Buster Bloodvessel [Douglas Trendle], English singer (Bad Manners), born in London
  • 1958-09-11 Mick Talbot, English rock keyboardist (Style Council-You're The Best Thing), born in Wimbledon, London
  • 1958-09-19 Lita Ford, English-American vocalist (Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways), born in London, England
  • 1958-12-19 Steven Isserlis, British cellist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1959-01-14 Chas Smash, English rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Madness - "Our House"), born in Fitzrovia, London

Person of interestEmma Thompson

1959-04-15 Emma Thompson, British actress (Henry V, Howards End, Oscar 1992), born in London, England

Actress Emma Thompson
Actress
Emma Thompson
  • 1959-04-27 Marco Pirroni, rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • 1959-05-03 Ben Elton, English actor and comedian (Blackadder Back & Forth, Friday Night Live), born in Fitzrovia, London
  • 1959-05-17 Paul Di'anno, rocker (Iron Maiden Chingford, London V Early Vocalist
  • 1959-05-25 Cathryn Harrison, English actress (Old Woman in Black Moon), born in London, England
  • 1959-05-26 Brian Peaker, rower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1959-06-06 Amanda Pays, English actress (Max Headroom, Off Limits), born in London, England
  • 1959-06-12 Jervis Johnson, Games Designer for Games Workshop, Nottingham, born in London
  • 1959-07-06 John Keeble, English rock drummer (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • 1959-07-18 Pauline Quirke, British actress (Birds of a Feather), born in London, England
  • 1959-07-27 David East, English cricketer, born in London
  • 1959-08-04 Laurence Anholt, British children's author, born in London, England
  • 1959-10-04 Tony Meo, English snooker player (British Open 1989; English Pro C’ship 1986-87), born in London, England

Person of interestSimon Cowell

1959-10-07 Simon Cowell, English recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol), born in London, England

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • 1959-10-15 Sarah Margaret Ferguson, Duchess of York, born in London, England
  • 1959-10-16 Gary Kemp, British rock guitarist and lyricist (Spandau Ballet - "True"), born in Smithfield, London
  • 1959-10-26 Brian Bovell, British actor, born in London

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