London in History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 1,991

  • 1972-08-23 Martin Grainger, English footballer, born in London Borough of Enfield, United Kingdom

Person of interestIdris Elba

1972-09-06 Idris Elba, English actor (The Wire, Luther), born in London, England

Actor Idris Elba
Actor
Idris Elba
  • 1972-10-22 Saffron Burrows, English-American actress (Boston Legal), born in London
  • 1972-11-05 Neil Cowley, English jazz pianist (Displaced, Fragile State), born in London
  • 1972-11-06 Thandiwe Newton, English actress (Mission: Impossible 2, Westworld), born in Westminster, London
  • 1972-11-07 Jeremy London, American actor (I'll Fly Away, Party of Five), born in San Diego, California
  • 1972-11-15 Jonny Lee Miller, English actor (Trainspotting, Elementary), born in London
  • 1972-12-14 Miranda Hart [Miranda Hart Dyke], English comedian and actress (Miranda), born in London, England
  • 1972-12-26 Robert Muchamore, English children's author, born in Islington, London
  • 1972-12-29 Jude Law, English actor (The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London
  • 1973-01-18 Crispian Mills, British singer-songwriter and guitarist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England

Person of interestEric Lindros

1973-02-28 Eric Lindros, NHL center (Philadelphia Flyers), born in London, Ontario

NHL Star Eric Lindros
NHL Star
Eric Lindros
  • 1973-03-01 Jack Davenport, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England
  • 1973-04-03 Jamie Bamber, English actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1973-05-21 Noel Fielding, British comedian (The Mighty Boosh, The Great British Baking Show), born in London, England
  • 1973-07-26 Kate Beckinsale, British actress (Underworld series), born in London
  • 1973-08-11 Nigel Harman, British actor (Eastenders), born in London
  • 1973-09-14 Andrew Lincoln [Clutterbuck], English actor (The Walking Dead), born in London, England
  • 1973-09-16 Justin Haythe, American novelist (The Honeymoon), born in London
  • 1973-11-03 Ben Fogle, British broadcaster and author (Channel 5, BBC), born in London, England
  • 1974-01-25 Robert Budreau, Canadian film director, born in London, Canada
  • 1974-01-30 Robert Rollins, English cricketer (big-hitting Essex wicketkeeper-batsman), born in London, England
  • 1974-01-30 Jemima Khan, English socialite, previously married to Imran Khan, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1974-07-10 Chiwetel Ejiofor, English film and theatre actor ("Twelve Years a Slave"), born in London
  • 1974-07-31 Emilia Fox, English actress (The Pianist), born in London
  • 1974-09-18 Sol Campbell, English footballer, born in Plaistow, London
  • 1974-09-25 Daniel Kessler, American musician (Interpol), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1974-10-31 Muzzy Izzet, Turkish footballer, born in Mile End, London
  • 1974-11-21 Casey Patton, boxer (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1975-04-26 Nerina Pallot, British singer (Sophia), born in London

Person of interestJodhi May

1975-05-01 Jodhi May, British actress (A World Apart, The Other Boleyn Girl), born in London, England

Actress Jodhi May
Actress
Jodhi May

Person of interestDavid Beckham

1975-05-02 David Beckham, English soccer midfielder (115 caps [58 as captain]; Man Utd, Real Madrid, AC Milan, Paris SG, LA Galaxy) and owner (Inter Miami CF, Salford City), born in London, England

Football Player David Beckham
Football Player
David Beckham
  • 1975-05-07 Jason Tunks, discus thrower (Olympics 1996), born in London, Ontario
  • 1975-05-24 Maria Lawson, English singer (Ti.Pi.Cal.), born in London
  • 1975-07-17 Konnie Huq, English television presenter, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1975-07-18 M.I.A [Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam], British-Sri Lankan rapper (Paper Planes, Sunshowers), born in London, England
  • 1975-07-30 Graham Nicholls, English artist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1975-08-22 Sheree Murphy, English actress (Emmerdale), born in Stoke Newington, London
  • 1975-09-25 Daniel Hyde, British actor (Hollyoaks), born in London, England
  • 1975-10-25 Zadie Smith, British novelist (White Teeth, On Beauty, Swing Time), born in Brent, London, England

Person of interestEmma Bunton

1976-01-21 Emma Bunton [Baby Spice], English singer (Spice Girls), born in London

Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
  • 1976-01-23 Nigel McGuinness, English pro wrestler and broadcaster (ROH World Champion 2003-06; NXT UK), born in London, England
  • 1976-04-27 Sally Hawkins, English film actress (The Shape of Water), born in London, England
  • 1976-07-19 Benedict Cumberbatch, English actor (12 Years a Slave, Sherlock), born in London, England
  • 1976-07-27 Demis Hassabis, British Artificial Intelligence researcher, computer game designer, and neuroscientist, born in London, England
  • 1976-09-06 Naomie Harris, English actress (Moonlight), born in Islington, London
  • 1976-09-16 Tina Barrett, British singer (S Club 7), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1977-02-06 Jason Euell, English footballer, born in Lambeth, London
  • 1977-02-14 Darren Purse, English footballer, born in Stepney, London
  • 1977-04-04 Stephen Mulhern, English TV presenter, born in Stratford, London
  • 1977-05-23 Richard Ayoade, English comedian, actor and director (The IT Crowd), born in London, England
  • 1977-06-29 Zuleikha Robinson, English actress (The Namesake), born in London
  • 1977-08-07 Samantha Ronson, British DJ, born in Camden, London
  • 1977-08-19 Callum Blue, actor (Dead Like Me, The Tudors), born in London, England
  • 1977-09-11 Jon Buckland, British guitarist (Coldplay), born in London, England
  • 1977-09-12 James McCartney, British musician son of Paul & Linda McCartney, born in London, England
  • 1977-09-15 Tom Hardy, British actor (The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road), born in London, England
  • 1978-01-25 Jason Roberts, English-born footballer, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1978-02-14 Dean Gaffney, British actor, born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1978-04-04 Lemar Obika, English singer and songwriter, born in Tottenham, London
  • 1978-04-09 Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club 7), born in Southgate, London
  • 1978-06-25 Layla El, English dancer, model and 2006 WWE Diva Search winner, born in London
  • 1978-08-22 James Corden, British actor, comedian and television host (The Late Late Show with James Corden), born in Hillingdon, London
  • 1978-11-23 Kayvan Novak, English actor, born in Cricklewood, London
  • 1979-01-19 Wiley, English Rapper (Grime), born in Bow, London
  • 1979-01-27 Rosamund Pike, British actress (Gone Girl), born in London, England
  • 1979-01-31 Daniel Tammet, British writer & autistic savant, born in Barking, London
  • 1979-02-09 "Casper" David Gray, English snooker player (2003 Scottish Open Winner), born in Lower Morden, Greater London
  • 1979-04-10 Sophie Ellis-Bextor, English singer ("Read My Lips"), born in London
  • 1979-05-25 Sam Sodje, Nigerian footballer, born in Greenwich, London
  • 1979-06-29 Abs Love [Richard Abidin Breen], English singer (Five), born in London

Person of interestJoe Thornton

1979-07-02 Joe Thornton, Canadian NHL center, (#1 draft pick Boston Bruins 1997; San Jose Sharks; Olympic gold 2010), born in St. Thomas, Ontario

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • 1979-07-22 James Mason [Atkins], British professional wrestler, born in London, England
  • 1979-09-19 Dannielle Brent, British actress (Bad Girls), born in Rush Green, London
  • 1979-12-14 Sophie Monk, Australian actress, singer, and model, born in London
  • 1980-01-18 Estelle [Swaray], English singer-songwriter, rapper ("American Boy", and actress (Steven Universe), born in Hammersmith, London
  • 1980-04-04 Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight), born in Sutton, London
  • 1980-06-29 Mel Peachey, British television personality (PlayMania), born in London
  • 1980-10-12 Ledley King, English soccer defender (England 21 caps), born in London, England

Person of interestRyan Gosling

1980-11-12 Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor (The Notebook, Drive), born in London, Ontario

  • 1980-12-07 John Terry, English soccer defender (78 caps; Chelsea), born in London, England
  • 1980-12-20 Ashley Cole, English footballer, born in Stepney, London
  • 1980-12-20 Fitz Hall, English footballer, born in Leytonstone, London
  • 1981-02-09 Tom Hiddleston, English actor and producer (Loki in Marvel films), born in London, England
  • 1981-03-04 Donny Tourette [Patrick Brannan], British punk rock singer (Towers of London), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1981-04-23 Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, born in St. Mary's Hospital, London
  • 1981-04-26 Ms. Dynamite [Niomi Arleen McLean-Daley] English musician, born in Archway, North London
  • 1981-04-30 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali - The Big Bang Theory), born in London

Person of interestZara Phillips

1981-05-15 Zara Phillips, English daughter of Princess Anne, born in London

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips
  • 1981-06-05 Jade Goody, English television personality (Big Brother), born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1981-07-21 Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress, born in Hackney, London, England
  • 1981-08-20 Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian-The Chronicles of Narnia), born in London
  • 1981-09-15 Mark Duggan, whose shooting death sparked widespread riots in England, born in London
  • 1981-11-08 Joe Cole, English footballer, born in Paddington, London
  • 1981-11-12 DJ Campbell, English football player, born in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
  • 1981-11-16 Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1981-12-15 Michelle Dockery, English actress (Downton Abbey), born in London, England
  • 1981-12-27 Javine [Dionne Hylton], British singer (Surrender, Touch My Fire), born in London, England

Person of interestEddie Redmayne

1982-01-06 Eddie Redmayne, English actor (The Other Boleyn Girl, The Theory of Everything), born in London

  • 1982-02-06 Alice Eve, English actress, born in London, United Kingdom

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