London in History (Part 20)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 1,983 of 1,983

  • 1982-11-29 Gemma Chan, English actress (Crazy Rich Asians), born in London, England
  • 1982-12-01 Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, British-Pakistani actor (The Night Of), rapper (Swet Shop Boys) and activist, born in Wembley, London
  • 1982-12-14 Anthony Way, English singer and actor, born in London
  • 1982-12-25 Shystie [Chanel Cali], British rapper-songwriter, born in London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
  • 1983-02-23 Emily Blunt, English-American actress (The Girl on the Train, The Quiet Place), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1983-02-27 Hayley Angel Wardle, English actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1983-04-04 Ben Gordon, British-American basketball player, born in London
  • 1983-07-17 Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • 1983-08-24 Christopher Parker, British actor (Eastenders), born in London
  • 1983-09-07 Pops Mensah-Bonsu, British basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks, born in Tottenham, London

Amy Winehouse

1983-09-14 Amy Winehouse, British singer-songwriter ("Stronger Than Me"; "Rehab"), born in London (d. 2011)

  • 1983-11-27 Professor Green [Stephen Paul Manderson], British rapper (Lip Sync Battle UK), born in London, England
  • 1984-01-19 Euan Blair, eldest son of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1984-06-11 Andy Lee, Irish boxer, born in Bow, London, England
  • 1984-08-13 Baby Blue [Diamond Blue Smith], American rapper (Pretty Ricky - "Grind With Me"), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1984-08-23 Glen Johnson, English soccer right-back (54 caps; Liverpool, Chelsea, Portsmouth, Stoke City), born in London, England
  • 1984-09-02 Jack Peñate, English singer and musician (Matinée), born in London, England

Prince Harry

1984-09-15 Prince Harry [Henry Charles Albert David Windsor], Prince of Wales, 6th in British succession, born in London, England

  • 1984-09-18 Dizzee Rascal [Dylan Kwabena Mills], English rapper (Boy in da Corner), born in London, England
  • 1984-10-09 Ghetts [Justin Clarke], British musician, born in Plaistow, East London, England
  • 1984-12-25 Georgia Moffett, British actress, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1985-02-14 Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-English actress & model, born in Bethnal Green, London

Keira Knightley

1985-03-26 Keira Knightley, English actress (Bend It Like Beckham, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in London, England

  • 1985-04-03 Leona Lewis, English pop singer-songwriter ("Bleeding Love"; "Better In Time"), born in Islington, London

Lily Allen

1985-05-02 Lily Allen, English singer-songwriter ("It's Not Me, It's You") and TV presenter (Lily Allen and Friends), born in London

  • 1985-05-04 Ravi Bopara, English cricketer, born in Forest Gate, London
  • 1985-05-21 Kano [Robinson], English rapper and actor, born in London, England
  • 1985-09-05 Tatia Jayne Starkey, Ringo Starr's 1st grandchild, born in London, England
  • 1985-11-08 Jack Osbourne, English television star, born in St John's Wood, London
  • 1985-12-19 Lady Sovereign [Louise Amanda Harman], British rapper (9 to 5, Love Me or Hate Me), born in London, England
  • 1986-01-23 Steven Taylor, English footballer, born in Greenwich, London
  • 1986-02-25 Jameela Jamil, British TV presenter and actress (The Good Place - "Tahani"), born in London, England
  • 1986-05-03 Poppy Delevingne, British model and actress (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), born in London, England

Robert Pattinson

1986-05-13 Robert Pattinson, English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight), born in London, England

  • 1986-06-29 Austin Drage, English singer (The X Factor), born in London, England
  • 1986-07-14 Dan Smith, English singer (Bastille), born in London, England
  • 1986-08-28 Florence Welch, British blues and swing jazz singer (Florence and the Machine), born in London, England
  • 1986-09-12 Alfie Allen, English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London, England

Emilia Clarke

1986-10-23 Emilia Clarke, English actress (Game of Thrones), born in London, England

Kit Harington

1986-12-26 Kit Harington [Christopher Catesby Harington], English actor (Game of Thrones), born in London, England

Cynthia Erivo

1987-01-08 Cynthia Erivo, British Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning stage and screen actress (The Color Purple; Harriet) and singer-songwriter ("Stand Up"), born in London, England

  • 1987-01-09 Sam Bird, English racing driver, born in Roehampton, London
  • 1987-02-28 Kerrea Gilbert, English footballer, born in Willesden, London
  • 1987-04-04 Devon Anderson, English actor (EastEnders), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1987-05-01 Matt Di Angelo, English Actor (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • 1987-06-27 Ed Westwick, English actor (Gossip Girl), born in London, England
  • 1987-11-02 Danny Cipriani, English rugby union fly-half, fullback (16 caps; Wasps, Gloucester), born in London, England

Adele

1988-05-05 Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], British pop-rock singer-songwriter ("Rolling In The Deep"; "Someone Like You"), born in Tottenham, London

  • 1988-08-08 Beatrice, Princes of York, British daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, born in London
  • 1989-02-24 Daniel Kaluuya, British actor and writer (Get Out), born in London, England
  • 1989-03-13 Peaches Geldof, English columnist and daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates, born in London (d. 2014)

Daniel Radcliffe

1989-07-23 Daniel Radcliffe, English actor (Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series of movies), born in London, England

  • 1990-03-23 Eugenie, Princess of York and daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, born in London
  • 1990-07-28 Shana Swash, English actress (EastEnders), born in London Borough of Camden, London
  • 1990-08-03 Jourdan Dunn, British model, born in London, England
  • 1990-10-12 Henri Lansbury, English footballer (Aston Villa), born in Enfield, London

Bonnie Wright

1991-02-17 Bonnie Wright, British actress (Ginny Weasley in "Harry Potter" franchise), born in London, England

  • 1991-06-07 Emily Ratajkowski, American model and actress, born in London, England
  • 1991-08-18 Liz Cambage, Australian basketball center (WNBA single game record 53), born in London, England
  • 1991-09-05 Skandar Keynes, English actor, born in London, England
  • 1992-02-14 Freddie Highmore, English actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; August Rush; The Good Doctor), born in Camden Town, London

John Boyega

1992-03-17 John Boyega [Adedayo B. Adegboyega], English actor (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), born in London

Daisy Ridley

1992-04-10 Daisy Ridley, English actress (Star Wars: the Force Awakens), born in London

  • 1992-05-19 Sam Smith, British singer-songwriter ("Stay With Me"), born in London, England
  • 1992-07-18 Bishop Briggs, English singer-songwriter (River), born in London, England
  • 1992-08-12 Cara Delevingne, English fashion model, actress, and LGBT activist, born in London, England
  • 1992-10-21 21 Savage [Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph], rapper, born in London, England
  • 1992-12-24 Melissa Suffield, English actress, born in London, England
  • 1993-06-19 KSI [Olajide Olatunji] British YouTuber, comedian and rapper, born in London, England
  • 1993-06-25 Barney Clark, English actor (Oliver Twist), born in Hackney, London, England
  • 1993-07-26 Stormzy [Michael Owuo Jr.] English rapper (Shut Up), born in London, England
  • 1994-02-20 Brigid Kosgei, Kenyan athlete (marathon world record 2019; Chicago Marathon 2018-9, London Marathon 2019), born in Kenya
  • 1994-04-11 Dakota Blue Richards, English actress (The Golden Compass), born in South Kensington, London
  • 1994-06-28 Madeline Duggan, English actress (Lauren Branning-EastEnders), born in Bermondsey, London
  • 1995-05-24 Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein, eldest child of Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, the Regent and Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein, and his wife Princess Sophie of Bavaria, Duchess in Bavaria, born in Portland Hospital, London
  • 1995-08-22 Dua Lipa, British pop singer-songwriter ("New Rules"), born in London, England
  • 1995-12-14 Princess Olimpia Preslavska of Bulgaria, born in London
  • 1997-09-08 Kimberlea Berg, English actress (My Friends Tigger & Pooh), born in London, England

Prince George

2013-07-22 Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England (3rd in line to the English throne), born in London, England

  • 2015-05-02 Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, daughter of Prince William, born in London
  • 2017-06-06 Alexander and Ella Clooney, twin children of actor George and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, born in London
  • 2018-04-23 Prince Louis of Cambridge, English son of Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge, born in London

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths