London in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 1,166

  • 1948-08-03 The US 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of Wally Ris, Jimmy McLane, Wally Wolf and Bill Smith swim a world record 8:46.0 to win gold at the London Olympics
  • 1948-08-03 An American 1-2 in the men's 200m at the London Olympics with Mel Patton (21.1) beating teammate Barney Ewell
  • 1948-08-03 An American sweep of the medals in the men's shot put at the London Olympics with Wilbur Thompson taking gold ahead of teammates Jim Delaney & Jim Fuchs
  • 1948-08-04 Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands wins the 80m hurdles in Olympic record 11.2 at the London Olympics; 2nd of unprecedented 3 individual track & field gold medals
  • 1948-08-04 Hungary's Olga Gyarmati wins the first ever Olympic women's long jump competition at the London Games
  • 1948-08-04 The women's shot put introduced to track & field program at the London Olympics; inaugural gold medallist Micheline Ostermeyer of France who also won the women's discus gold
  • 1948-08-04 An American sweep of the medals in the 110m hurdles at the London Olympics with William Porter taking gold, ahead of Clyde Scott and Craig Dixon
  • 1948-08-05 Americans Sammy Lee and Bruce Harlan go 1-2 in the 10m platform diving at the London Olympics
  • 1948-08-05 A Jamaican 1-2 in the men's 400m at the London Olympics with Arthur Wint (46.2) beating teammate Herb McKenley for the gold medal
  • 1948-08-05 A Swedish sweep of the medals in the 3000m steeplechase at the London Olympics with Tore Sjöstrand taking gold ahead of teammates Erik Elmsäter & Göte Hagström
  • 1948-08-06 17 year old American Bob Mathias scores 7,139 points to edge out Ignace Heinrich of France by just 165 in the decathlon at the London Olympics
  • 1948-08-06 Dutch super athlete Fanny Blankers-Koen wins London Olympics 200m in 24.4 to become 1st women to claim 3 individual track & field gold at a Games, having already won 100m & 80m hurdles
  • 1948-08-06 Vicki Draves wins her second diving gold medal at the London Olympics beating American teammate Patsy Elsener in the 10m platform
  • 1948-08-06 A Swedish 1-2 in the men's 1,500m at the London Olympics with Henry Eriksson (3:49.8) beating teammate Lennart Strand by 0.6 seconds
  • 1948-08-07 Delfo Cabrera of Argentina wins dramatic marathon in 2:34:51.6 at the London Olympics
  • 1948-08-07 Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands wins her 4th track & field gold medal of the London Olympics as part of the Dutch 4 x 100m relay team in 47.5

  • 1948-08-07 American swimmer Jimmy McLane wins the 1,500m for his 2nd gold medal at the London Olympics (4 x 200m freestyle relay); marks a US clean sweep of every men's swimming gold medal at the Games
  • 1948-08-07 American Alice Coachman becomes the first black woman from any country to win an Olympic gold medal when she takes out the high jump at the London Games
  • 1948-08-07 Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson wins the gold medal in the 10k event by 30.6 seconds from teammate Ingemar Johansson at the London Olympics
  • 1948-08-09 Italian rider Mario Ghella beats Reg Harris of Great Britain for the gold medal in the cycling sprint final at the London Olympics
  • 1948-08-09 The US crew blitzes the field to win the rowing eights gold medal at the London Olympics; beat silver medallists Great Britain by 10.2 seconds
  • 1948-08-11 The weightlifting competition at the London Olympics concludes with the US (4) and Egypt (2) dominant, combining to win all of the 6 gold medals
  • 1948-08-12 The canoeing program at the London Olympics concludes with Sweden (4) and Czechoslovakia (3) dominant, combining for 7 of the 9 gold medals
  • 1948-08-12 Indian maestro Balbir Singh Dosanjh scores twice as India beats Great Britain 4-0 for the field hockey gold medal at the London Olympics; India's 4th consecutive Olympic hockey title
  • 1948-08-13 The United States successfully defends its Olympic basketball title with a 65-21 win over France at the London Games
  • 1948-08-13 Hungarian boxer László Papp wins the first of 3 consecutive Olympic gold medals; beats British middleweight Johnny Wright on points at the London Games
  • 1948-08-13 José Beyaert of France wins the cycling road race at the London Olympics; Belgium takes gold in the teams section beating Great Britain & France
  • 1948-08-13 Johan Gren scores twice as Sweden beats Yugoslavia 3-1 to win the football gold medal at the London Olympics
  • 1948-08-13 3 Finnish gymnasts dead heat for the gold medal in the pommel horse section at London Olympics; Paavo Aaltonen, Veikko Huhtanen & Heikki Savolainen all awarded gold
  • 1948-08-14 XIV Olympic Games close at London, Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-12-23 "Cinderella" the first full-length ballet by Frederick Ashton with music by Sergei Prokofiev is first presented by Sadler's Wells Ballet at Covent Garden, London

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Choreographer
Frederick Ashton
  • 1949-05-09 Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
  • 1950-01-18 Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed" premieres in London
  • 1950-03-01 Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
  • 1950-03-07 Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy & P Kennedy (USA)
  • 1950-03-07 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE

  • 1950-03-07 Men's Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-05-22 Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-10-16 The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • 1951-01-28 "La Vie Commence Demain" the 1st X-rated movie, depicting artificial insemination, opens in London
  • 1951-05-03 Royal Festival Hall opens in London
  • 1951-05-16 The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (New York International Airport) and Heathrow Airport (London), operated by El Al Israel Airlines
  • 1951-05-23 Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels" premieres in London
  • 1951-05-26 Vaughan Williams' "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London

Film release premierFilm Premier

1951-08-26 "An American in Paris" with music by George Gershwin, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron premieres in London (Academy Awards Best Picture 1952)

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1951-12-01 Benjamin Britten's opera "Billy Budd" premieres in London

  • 1952-03-05 Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London
  • 1952-04-21 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
  • 1952-05-02 Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
  • 1952-07-06 Last tram ride in London
  • 1952-07-27 Swedish race walker John Mikaelsson makes it back-to-back gold medals in the 10k event at the Helsinki Olympics, having won the corresponding race in London in 1948

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-09-12 Noël Coward's "Quadrille," premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1952-10-06 Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • 1952-10-08 Harrow and Wealdstone, northwest London, 112 people killed in Britain's worst peace-time rail crash.
  • 1952-12-04 Killer fogs begin in London, England; the term "Smog" is coined
  • 1952-12-05 -8] worst smog in London ever, 4-8,000 die
  • 1953-01-28 19-year old Derek Bentley is hanged in Wandsworth Prison, London, controversially convicted of the murder of a police officer. He was pardoned on 30th July 1998.
  • 1953-03-21 England beats Scotland, 26-8 at Twickenham, London to clinch their 14th Five Nations Rugby Championship

CrownRoyal Coronation

1953-06-02 Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London, England

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1953-11-05 Terence Rattigan's "Sleeping Prince" premieres in London
  • 1953-11-30 Edward Mutesa II, kabaka (king) of Buganda is deposed and exiled to London by Sir Andrew Cohen, Governor of Uganda
  • 1954-01-14 Sandy Wilson's musical "Boyfriend" premieres in London
  • 1954-03-22 Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1954-07-29 Publication of "Fellowship of the Ring" 1st volume of "Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien published by George Allen and Unwin in London

Writer and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien
Writer and Academic
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • 1954-08-24 William Heatherton's "Reluctant Debutante" premieres in London

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1954-09-17 "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding is published by Faber and Faber in London

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • 1954-11-11 Publication of "Two Towers", 2nd volume of "Lord of the Rings", by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London
  • 1954-12-03 William Walton's opera "Troilus & Cressida" premieres in London
  • 1955-07-05 Six week old British dock strike ends as London dockers return to work

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-07-09 The Russell-Einstein Manifesto is released by Bertrand Russell in London on the need to avoid nuclear war

Philosopher Bertrand Russell
Philosopher
Bertrand Russell
Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1955-07-13 The last execution of a woman in Britain, Ruth Ellis, takes place at Holloway Prison, London
  • 1955-10-20 Publication of "The Return of the King", the 3rd and final volume of "The Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien by George Allen and Unwin in London
  • 1956-01-24 An inquiry considers building homes in a war devastated area in London
  • 1956-03-09 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
  • 1956-04-04 Enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden" premieres in London
  • 1956-04-25 Noël Coward's musical "South Sea Bubble" premieres in London
  • 1956-05-08 John Osborne's "Look Back in Anger" premieres in London
  • 1956-05-16 England cricket spin bowler Jim Laker takes 10-88 for Surrey v Australia in tour match at The Oval, London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-07-24 Brendan Behan's "Quare Fellow" premieres in London

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1956-08-28 Australia clings on for a draw in 5th Test at The Oval, London; England retain cricket Ashes with Jim Laker's 46 wickets a record series haul
  • 1957-01-01 Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London
  • 1957-03-16 England clinches its 15th Five Nations Rugby Championship, the Grand Slam, Triple Crown and Calcutta Cup with a 16-3 win over Scotland at Twickenham, London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957-04-03 Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1957-04-10 John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London
  • 1957-07-27 St James' Theatre in London closes
  • 1957-12-26 Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London
  • 1958-01-01 BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958-03-19 Britain's first planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's, London

Wax Museum Creator Madame Tussaud
Wax Museum Creator
Madame Tussaud
  • 1958-04-04 The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1958-05-19 Premiere of Harold Pinter's play "Birthday Party" in London

Playwright Harold Pinter
Playwright
Harold Pinter
  • 1958-06-09 HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
  • 1958-06-27 Harry Burrell flies KC-135 record (5:27:42.8) NY to London

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1958-07-17 Peter Shaffer's musical "Five Finger Exercise" premieres in London

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer
  • 1958-09-09 Race riots in Notting Hill Gate, London
  • 1958-10-02 Musical show "Valmouth" 1st produced in London
  • 1958-10-14 Brendan Behan's "Hostage" premieres in London
  • 1959-01-29 Smog pollution with readings higher than the 1952 'Great Smog of London' hits London, with many suffering chest and lung-related illnesses
  • 1959-04-23 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1959-05-01 Floyd Patterson scores 11th round KO of Englishman Brian London in Indianapolis; his 4th World Heavyweight Boxing title defence

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1959-05-28 Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock up your daughters" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,991

  • 1906-01-05 Kathleen Kenyon, 1st person to place date on remains of Jericho, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1978)
  • 1906-01-16 Diana Wynyard, British actress (Cavalcade), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1906-01-19 Lillian Harvey [Pape], British actress (Invitation to the Waltz; Congress Dance), born in London, England (d. 1968)
  • 1906-01-31 Benjamin Frankel, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • 1906-03-16 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist ("Take my wife ... please"), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1906-04-09 Hugh Gaitskell, British politician (Leader of the Labour Party), born in Kensington, London (d. 1963)
  • 1906-04-15 Sandy Bell, South African cricket fast bowler (16 Tests 1929-35), born in East London, South Africa (d. 1985)
  • 1906-04-27 Mark Alexander Abrams, English market researcher, born in Edmonton, London (d. 1994)
  • 1906-07-06 Elisabeth Lutyens, English composer, born in London (d. 1983)
  • 1906-08-20 Henry Austin, British tennis player (3-time Grand Slam runner-up), born in London, England (d.2000)
  • 1906-08-25 Mollie Panter-Downes, British writer and columnist (The Shoreless Sea), born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1906-08-28 John Betjeman, poet (Mount Zion) and English Poet Laureate (1972-1984), born in London (d. 1984)
  • 1906-08-30 Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford, British historian, born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1906-09-21 Derrick De Marney, British actor (The Girl Was Young, Inheritance), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1906-09-25 Phyllis Pearsall, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1906-10-12 Eddie Myers, British WWII soldier and engineer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1997)
  • 1906-10-14 Benita Hume, British actress (Tarzan Escapes, High Treason, Halls of Ivy), born in London, England (d. 1967)
  • 1906-12-30 Carol Reed, English motion picture director (3rd Man, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1907-03-11 Jessie Matthews, British actress (Gangway, First a Girl), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1907-04-14 Phyllis Konstam, British actress (Murder, Skin Game), born in London, England (d. 1976)
  • 1907-05-05 Kenneth Muir, English scholar, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1907-05-18 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England
  • 1907-05-21 Dandy Nichols [Daisy Sander], British actress (Till Death Us Do Part, Confessions of a Window Cleaner), born in London, England (d. 1986)
  • 1907-06-04 Patience Strong [Winifred Emma May], English poet and journalist, born in Catford, London (d. 1990)
  • 1907-06-14 Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator, born in London (d. 1978)
  • 1907-06-15 James Robertson Justice, British actor (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Moby Dick), born in Lewisham, London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1907-06-27 Valerie Cossart, British actress (Hartmans), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1907-07-23 Elspeth Huxley, English author (The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard), born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1907-07-27 Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater and judge (Olympics 1932,36), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1907-08-25 Desmond Flower, English publisher, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1907-09-13 Victor Reinganum, English artist and illustrator, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1907-09-26 Ralph Michael, British actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1907-10-09 Quintin Hogg, British politician, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, born in London (d. 2001)
  • 1907-10-31 Helen Lessore, English artist, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1907-12-29 James Gardner, British museum & exhibition designer, born in Hendon, London (d. 1995)
  • 1908-01-08 William Hartnell, English actor (first Doctor in Doctor Who, Jackpot), born in London (d. 1975)
  • 1908-01-10 Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1908-01-18 Lillian Bond, English-American actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), born in London (d. 1991)
  • 1908-01-26 Jill Esmond, English actress, born in London, England (d. 1990)
  • 1908-03-01 Terence De Marney, British actor (Lorna Doone; Doctor Who; The Immortal Gentleman), born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • 1908-03-25 Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director, born in London, England (d. 1985)
  • 1908-05-27 Alex Brown, English snooker player, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1908-05-28 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1908-06-03 Adele Dixon, American actress (Calling the Tune), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1908-08-04 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist and author (Daily Express), born in London (d. 1986)
  • 1908-08-21 David Farrar, English actor (Beat Girl, I Accuse, Watusi), born in Forest Gate, London (d. 1995)
  • 1908-09-06 Anthony Wagner, Officer of Arms at the College of Arms in London (d. 1995)
  • 1908-10-07 Richard Caldicot, British actor (Horse's Mouth, Strife, Mrs Thursday), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1908-10-22 John Sutton, British actor (The Three Musketeers, Tower of London, Return of Fly), born in Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India (d. 1963)
  • 1908-12-03 Edward Underdown, British actor (Beat the Devil, Thunderball), born in London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1909-02-04 Robert Coote, British actor (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Scaramouche), born in London, England (d. 1982)
  • 1909-02-28 Stephen Spender, English poet and critic (Vienna, Edge of Darkness), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1909-03-13 Gilbert Inglefield, British architect and Mayor of London (1967-68) (d. 1991)
  • 1909-03-24 Thomas "Tommy" Trinder, British radio comedian and actor (Save a Little Sunshine, Phoenix), born in Streatham, London, England (d. 1989)
  • 1909-05-01 George Melachrino, English composer, born in London (d. 1965)
  • 1909-05-10 Harold Collison, British trade unionist (agriculture workers), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1909-05-17 Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant, born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1909-05-19 Nicholas Winton, English Humanitarian ('British Schindler' - saved 600 children from Nazis), born in London (d. 2015)

Person of interestJessica Tandy

1909-06-07 Jessica Tandy, British actress (Birds, Cocoon, Batteries Not Included), born in London, England (d. 1994)

Actress Jessica Tandy
Actress
Jessica Tandy
  • 1909-06-28 Eric Ambler, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy), born in London, England
  • 1909-07-17 Hardy Amies, royal dressmaker (Queen Elizabeth II), born in London, England
  • 1909-08-20 André Morell [Cecil André Mesritz], British actor (Ben-Hur, The Message, Hound of the Baskervilles), born in London, England (d. 1978)
  • 1909-09-14 Peter Scott, British naturalist & explorer, born in London (d. 1989)
  • 1909-09-17 Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London
  • 1909-09-23 Susan Travers, English-French Foreign Legion soldier, born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1909-11-17 Gerald Savory, British actor playwright and TV producer (Heart of the Matter), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1909-12-18 Mona Barrie [Smith], British-American actress (Dawn on Great Divide), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1909-12-22 Patricia Hayes, British actress (A Fish Called Wanda), born in Wandsworth, London, England (d. 1998)
  • 1910-01-11 Dorothy Stroud, English museum curator & biographer, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1997)
  • 1910-01-18 Arthur John Howard, British actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage), born in Camberwell, London (d. 1995)
  • 1910-02-10 Joyce Grenfell, British actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily), born in London, England (d. 1979)

Person of interestWilliam Shockley

1910-02-13 William Shockley, American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, born in London, England (d. 1989)

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley

Person of interestDavid Niven

1910-03-01 David Niven, British actor (Casino Royale, The Pink Panther), born in London, England (d. 1983)

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist Archer John Porter Martin
Nobel Prize Winning Chemist
Archer John Porter Martin
  • 1910-03-08 Bernard Benjamin, British health statistician, actuary and demographer, born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1910-03-16 Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer (Picture Page, Dressing Up), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1910-04-22 Eric Scowen, English physician and Professor of Medicine (University of London, 1961-75), born in West Ham, London (d. 2001)
  • 1910-06-10 Robert Still, English composer, born in London (d. 1971)
  • 1910-06-15 David Rose, orchestra leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper), born in London, England
  • 1910-06-17 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1910-09-06 Frank Fidler, English artist, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1910-09-14 Jack Hawkins, British actor (Lawrence of Arabia, Ben-Hur Just Men, Zulu, Malta Story), born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • 1910-09-19 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1910-09-27 Giles Playfair, English writer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1996)
  • 1910-10-09 Donald Coggan, 101st Archbishop of Canterbury (1974-80), born in Highgate, London (d. 2000)
  • 1910-10-10 Alan Frank, English composer and music publisher, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1910-12-01 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • 1910-12-24 Betty Ann Davies, British actress (Tough Guy), born in London, England (d. 1955)
  • 1910-12-29 Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), born in Willesden, London (d. 2013)
  • 1911-01-23 Dan Smith, English singer-songwriter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1911-03-01 Harry Golombek, British chess grandmaster and author (3-time British champion), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1911-03-28 Myfanwy Piper, British librettist and art critic, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1911-04-03 Michael Woodruff, English surgeon and scientist (organ transplantation), born in Mill Hill, London (d. 2001)
  • 1911-04-09 Richard Arthur de Yarburgh-Bateson, 6th Lord Deramore, British architect, born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1911-04-12 Geoff Chubb, South African cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 21 wickets; Border), born in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa (d. 1982)
  • 1911-04-23 Ronald Neame, British director (1st Monday in Oct, Poseidon Adventure), born in London, England (d. 2010)
  • 1911-06-09 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), born in Paddington, London (d. 1998)
  • 1911-06-10 Terence Rattigan, British playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version), born in London (d. 1977)
  • 1911-07-14 Terry-Thomas [Thomas Terry Hoar-Stevens], English comedian and actor (I'm All Right Jack, Private's Progress), born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1911-07-15 Edward Shackleton, English explorer, geographer and Labour Party politician, born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1994)

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