London in History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 1,985

  • 1960-02-10 Robert Addie, British actor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2003)
  • 1960-02-13 Michael Craig, English musician and DJ (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1960-02-15 Mikey Craig, English musician and DJ (Culture Club - "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me"), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1960-02-27 Paul Humphreys, British rock singer and musician (OMD - "Maid of Orleans (The Waltz Joan of Arc)"; "(Forever) Live and Die"), born in London, England
  • 1960-03-05 Nicolas Launay, British record producer, composer and recording engineer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Arcade Fire; Kate Bush; Talking Heads), born in London, England
  • 1960-03-25 Steve Norman, British rock saxophone player (Spandau Ballet - "True"), born in London, England
  • 1960-04-07 Sandy Powell, English costume designer (3 Academy Awards), born in London, England
  • 1960-04-22 Gary Rhodes, British restaurateur and television chef, born in London, England (d. 2019)

Paula Yates

1960-04-24 Paula Yates, English TV personality (The Big Breakfast), born in London (d. 2000)

  • 1960-05-19 Yazz [Yasmin Evans], singer (Fine Time), born in London, England
  • 1960-05-29 Adrian Paul, English actor (Dance to Win, Highlander), born in London, England
  • 1960-06-19 Luke Morley, British rock guitarist (Thunder), born in Chamberwell, London
  • 1960-07-17 Mark Burnett, British television producer, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1960-07-20 Katie Rabbet, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend, born in London, England
  • 1960-07-31 Dale Hunter, Canadian NHL center, coach, owner (Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, London Knights [OHL]), born in Petrolia, Ontario
  • 1960-08-07 Jacquie O'Sullivan, English singer and songwriter (Bananarama-Venus), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1960-08-16 Flood [Marc Ellis], British record producer and audio engineer, born in London, England
  • 1960-08-28 Emma [Elizabeth Wylie Samuelson] Samms, British actress (Colby's, General Hospital), born in London, England

Hugh Grant

1960-09-09 Hugh Grant, English actor (4 Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones' Diary), born in London, England

Tilda Swinton

1960-11-05 Tilda Swinton, British actress (We Need to Talk About Kevin, The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London, England

  • 1960-11-18 Kim Wilde, English pop singer ("Kids in America"; "You Keep Me Hanging On"), born in London
  • 1960-12-21 Louis Demetrius Alvanis, English classical pianist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1960-12-27 Maryam D'Abo, actress (Living Daylights, Xtro, Until Sept), born in London, England
  • 1961-03-29 Gary Brabham, Australian auto racer, (British Formula 3000 C'ship 1989), born in London, England
  • 1961-04-18 Jane Leeves, English actress (Murphy Brown, Daphne Moon-Fraiser), born in London, England
  • 1961-05-14 Tim Roth, British actor (Reservoir Dogs; Vincent & Theo; The Hateful Eight), born in Dulwich, London, England
  • 1961-06-06 Dee C. Lee [Diane Catherine Sealy], British rock musician (Wham!, Style Council), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-08 The Edge [David Evans], British rock guitarist (U2 - "I Will Follow"; "Desire"; "Where The Streets Have No Name"), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-15 Matt Johnson, English singer-songwriter (The The), born in London, England
  • 1961-08-24 Mark "Bedders" Bedford, English rock-ska bassist (Madness - "House Of Fun"), born in Islington, London
  • 1961-08-24 Jared Harris, Irish-British actor (Valery Legasov-Chernobyl), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1961-08-28 Kim Appleby, English singer (Mel & Kim-Coming to America), born in Stoke Newington, London
  • 1961-09-14 Antonia De Sancha, English actress and lover of British MP David Mellor, born in London, England
  • 1961-09-16 Bilinda Butcher, British singer (My Bloody Valentine), born in London
  • 1961-09-26 Will Self, English author, born in Westminster, London
  • 1961-10-09 Julian Bailey, British racing driver, born in Woolwich, London
  • 1961-10-10 Martin Kemp, English rock bassist (Spandau Ballet - "True"), born in London, England
  • 1962-01-03 Guy Pratt, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1962-01-15 Conrad Lant, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1962-01-31 Sophie Muller, English music video director, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1962-03-22 Steve Dillon, English comic book artist (Preacher), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1962-04-24 Stuart Pearce, English soccer defender (78 caps; Nottingham Forest) and manager (England U-21 2007-13; Great Britain Olympic team 2012; Manchester City), born in London, England
  • 1962-05-29 Perry Fenwick, English actor, born in Canning Town, London
  • 1962-06-29 Amanda Donohoe, English actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law), born in London, England
  • 1962-09-18 John Fashanu, English soccer striker (2 caps; Wimbledon FC) and TV presenter (Gladiators; Fash's Football Challenge; Deal or No Deal Nigeria), born in London, England
  • 1962-10-01 Paul Walsh, English soccer forward (5 caps; Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Charlton), born in London, England
  • 1962-10-23 Beatie Edney, English actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England
  • 1962-10-26 Cary Elwes, English actor (Glory, Princess Bride), born in London, England
  • 1963-01-11 Jason Connery, actor (Robin Hood), born in London, England
  • 1963-01-15 Carl McCoy, British gothic-metal rock singer (Fields of the Nephilim - "Blue Water"), and graphic artist, born in Lambeth, London, England
  • 1963-01-19 Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul - "Keep on Movin'"), born in Acton, London
  • 1963-01-19 Martin Bashir, British reporter, born in Wandsworth, London
  • 1963-01-19 John Bercow, British politician (C), Speaker of the House of Commons (2009-), born in London, England


1963-02-19 Seal [Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel], British Grammy and Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Crazy"; "Kiss From A Rose"; "Love's Divine"), born in London, England

  • 1963-04-20 Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist, born in London

Natasha Richardson

1963-05-11 Natasha Richardson, English actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale), born in London, England

  • 1963-06-01 Mike Joyce, rock drummer (Smiths-Ask, Panic, London)

George Michael

1963-06-25 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham! - "Careless Whisper"; "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"; solo - " I Want Your Sex"; "Faith"), born in London, England (d. 2016)

  • 1963-07-25 Julian Hodgson, English chess player, born in London
  • 1963-08-01 Amber Rudd, British politician, Home Secretary (2016-18), born in London, England
  • 1963-08-30 Paul Oakenfold, British record producer and DJ, born in Mile End, London
  • 1963-09-11 Colin Wells, English actor (Johnno Dean-Hollyoaks), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1963-09-18 Jim Pocklington, British racing driver, born in Romford, London
  • 1963-09-26 Lysette Anthony, English actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch), born in London, England
  • 1963-10-27 Deborah Moore, English actress (Danielle-Day of Our Lives), born in London
  • 1963-11-10 Hugh Bonneville, English actor (Downton Abbey, Paddington Bear), born in London, England
  • 1963-12-24 Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress (The Royale Family), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1964-01-20 Victoria Sellers, English actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), born in London, England

Prince Edward

1964-03-10 Prince Edward [Edward Anthony Richard Louis], Prince of Britain and son of Elizabeth II, born in Buckingham Palace, London

  • 1964-03-11 Shane Richie, British actor (EastEnders, Flushed Away), born in Harlesden, London
  • 1964-04-20 Andy Serkis, English actor (Gollum in Lord of the Rings), born in London, England
  • 1964-06-04 Chris Kavanagh, British rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik - "Love Missile F-111"), born in Woolwich, London, England
  • 1964-06-06 Paul "Guru" Josh, British musician (Infinity), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1964-06-13 Kathy Burke, English actress and playwright (Absolutely Fabulous, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), born in London, England

Boris Johnson

1964-06-19 Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician, (Prime Minister, 2019-present; Mayor of London, 2008-2016), born in NYC, New York

  • 1964-06-29 Stedman Pearson, English pop vocalist (Five Star - "Rain OR Shine"; "The Slightest Touch"), born in Islington, London
  • 1964-09-19 Patrick Marber, British playwright (Closer) and comedian, born in London, England
  • 1964-10-16 Stephen Paul "Steve" Lamacq [Lammo], British disc jockey (BBC Radio 6), born in Islington, London
  • 1964-12-31 Lowri Turner, British TV presenter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1965-01-04 Julia Ormond, English actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), born in London, England
  • 1965-01-09 Joely Richardson, English actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
  • 1965-01-10 Nathan Moore, English pop singer (Brother Beyond - "Can You Keep A Secret?"), and actor, born in Stamford Hill, London
  • 1965-01-12 Mark Moore, British dance music record producer & DJ (S'Express-Winter Course), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1965-01-14 Jemma Redgrave, English actress (Buddha of Suburbia), born in London, England
  • 1965-01-14 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British TV chef (River Cottage), writer and environmental activist, born in London, England
  • 1965-01-15 Derek B, British rapper (Bullet From A Gun), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2009)
  • 1965-02-26 Alison Armitage, English actress (Acapulco HEAT), born in London, England
  • 1965-07-17 Alex Winter, English actor (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), born in London, England


1965-07-23 Slash [Saul Hudson], English-American rock guitarist and songwriter (Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child o' Mine"), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England

Lennox Lewis

1965-09-02 Lennox Lewis, British/Canadian boxer (Olympic gold super-heavyweight 1988, undisputed world heavyweight champion 1999), born in London, England

  • 1965-09-05 David Brabham, Australian auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 2009), born in London, England
  • 1965-09-13 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer (Oasis; The Who), son of Beatle Ringo, born in London, England
  • 1965-10-30 Gavin Rossdale, English singer-songwriter (Bush - "Sixteen Stone") and actor, born in London, Englnd
  • 1965-11-10 Sean Hughes, Irish stand-up comedian, writer and actor, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2017)
  • 1966-01-13 Simon Shelton Barnes, British actor (Teletubbies-Tinky Winky), born in Bethnal Green, London (d. 2018)
  • 1966-02-01 Rob Lee, English soccer midfielder (21 caps; Charlton Athletic, Newcastle United), born in London, England
  • 1966-02-21 Bronwen Booth, English actress (Andy-One Life to Live, Eternal Evil), born in London, England
  • 1966-02-21 Wendy James, English vocalist (Transvision Vamp - "Velveteen"), born in London, England
  • 1966-04-02 Teddy Sheringham, English soccer striker (51 caps; Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Millwall), born in London, England
  • 1966-04-08 Mark Blundell, British auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1992), born in London, England

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