The United Kingdom in History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 2,245

  • 1917-06-15 In order to calm troubled relations with Ireland, the British grant amnesty to the Prisoners taken during the Easter Rising of 1916
  • 1917-06-19 The British Royal Family, which has had strong German ties since George I, renounces its German names and titles and adopts the name of Windsor

Historic CommunicationHMS Vanguard Disaster

1917-07-09 British battleship HMS Vanguard explodes at Scapa Flow (the result of an internal explosion of faulty cordite), killing 804

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HMS Vanguard in 1909
HMS Vanguard in 1909
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1917-07-17 Royal Proclamation by King George V changes name of British Royal family from German Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1917-07-22 British bomb German lines at Ypres, 4,250,000 grenades
  • 1917-08-05 British troops attack canal of Ypres in Boesinghe, Belgium
  • 1917-09-20 British assault on Polygon Forest, France
  • 1917-09-26 British assault on Menin-street, France
  • 1917-10-04 British assault on Broodseinde, France
  • 1917-10-17 1st British bombing of Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1917-10-30 British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • 1917-11-07 British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks
  • 1917-11-16 British occupy Tel Aviv and Jaffa
  • 1917-11-20 1st successful tank use in battle, at the Battle of Cambrai in World War I as Britain uses the new technology to break through German lines
  • 1917-12-09 British forces under General Allenby capture Jerusalem
  • 1917-12-23 3 British warships come close to Holland

  • 1918-01-05 British premier Lloyd George demand for unified peace
  • 1918-01-31 A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
  • 1918-02-06 Great Britain grants women (30 & over) the vote
  • 1918-04-01 United Kingdom: the Royal Air Force is created from the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps.
  • 1918-04-16 The British House of Commons passes a new Military Service Bill, taking men up to 55 years old and extending to Ireland
  • 1918-05-24 British officer General Poole lands at Murmansk, the Russian port on the Barents Sea
  • 1918-08-01 British troops enter Vladivostok
  • 1918-08-08 World War I: The Allies launch the Hundred Days Offensive, beginning with the Battle of Amiens where 500 tanks and 10 Allied divisions attacked German lines
  • 1918-08-17 British troops attack Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 1918-08-20 WWI: Britain opens offensive on Western front
  • 1918-10-15 British Q-ship Cymric sinks British submarine J6
  • 1918-11-21 The German High Seas Fleet of 5 battlecruisers, 9 battleships, 7 cruisers and 49 destroyers surrendered to the British Grand Fleet and were shepherded into the Firth of Forth
  • 1919-01-21 Irish militant nationalist party Sinn Féin creates its own parliament in Dublin and declares Ireland independent of Great Britain, sparking the Irish War of Independence
  • 1919-04-12 British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages
  • 1919-04-13 British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India, killing 350
  • 1919-05-03 Afghanistan Emir Amanoellah begins war against Great Britain
  • 1919-05-06 Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; German East Africa is assigned to Britain and France, German South West Africa to South Africa
  • 1919-05-12 The Transvaal British Indian Association calls a mass meeting to organise opposition to the proposed Asiatics (Land and Trading) Amendment Act; in the Act, Transvaal Indians are prohibited from owning shares in limited companies

Sinking ShipScuttling at Scapa Flow

1919-06-21 The German Navy, feeling betrayed by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, scuttles most of its ships interned at Great Britain's Scapa Flow Naval base in the Orkney Islands

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German Navy ship SMS Bayern after being scuttled on the orders of German Admiral Ludwig von Reuter
German Navy ship SMS Bayern after being scuttled on the orders of German Admiral Ludwig von Reuter
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  • 1919-07-06 British R-34 lands in NY, 1st airship to cross Atlantic (108 hr)

  • 1919-08-08 Treaty of Rawalpindi, British recognise Afghanistan's independence
  • 1919-08-19 After nearly 100 years of British control, Afghanistan achieves sovereignty
  • 1919-09-04 British intervene in Petrograd
  • 1919-09-14 British regime forbids Sinn Féin Dáil
  • 1919-09-27 British troops withdraw from the North Russian town of Archangelsk after fighting Bolsheviks/Soviets

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1919-11-28 American-born Lady Nancy Astor elected as the 1st female member of the British House of Commons

1st Female MP in the United Kingdom Nancy Astor
1st Female MP in the United Kingdom
Nancy Astor
  • 1919-12-01 Lady Nancy Astor sworn-in as 1st female member of British Parliament
  • 1920-01-21 14th Davis Cup: Australasia beats Great Britain in Sydney (4-1)
  • 1920-03-10 Home Rule Act passed by the British Parliament, dividing Ireland into two parts; it is rejected by the southern counties, where the Ango-Irish war continues for a year
  • 1920-03-28 Anton Denkin's White Russian troops defeated by Bolsheviks and Soviets at Novorossijsk on the Black Sea (The British aid Denkin in his escape)
  • 1920-03-31 British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law
  • 1920-04-20 Balfour Declaration recognized, makes Palestine a British Mandate
  • 1920-04-24 British Mandate over Palestine goes into effect (lasts 28 years)
  • 1920-04-30 The British Government ends military conscription
  • 1920-07-01 Sir Herbert Samuel takes over as high commissioner over Palestine, where Arab resistance to the British mandate continues
  • 1920-07-21 Irish Nationalist and Loyalists engage in street fighting over the issue of Irish independence from Britain, though Loyalist are reinforced by 1500 British Auxiliaries and 5800 British troops
  • 1920-07-23 British East Africa renamed Kenya and becomes a British crown colony
  • 1920-08-10 Turkish government renounces its claim to Israel, recognizes British mandate
  • 1920-08-24 With British approval, Greece is encouraged to take offensive action against Turkish nationalists in Asia Minor
  • 1920-11-11 Great Britain's monument to her war dead, the Cenotaph in Whitehall, designed by Edwin Lutyens, unveiled

  • 1920-12-17 British Empire receives League of Nations mandate over Nauru
  • 1921-01-20 British submarine HMS K5 (which was unusually equipped with steam turbines) sinks with 57 crew during exercises in the Bay of Biscay

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921-02-12 Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1921-02-18 British troops occupy Dublin
  • 1921-03-16 Britain signs a trade agreement with the USSR and sends a trade mission to Moscow: this goes against the US, who in the same month refused to sign a trade agreement
  • 1921-03-17 Dr Marie Stopes opens Britain's 1st birth control clinic in London
  • 1921-03-31 British coal miners goes on strike
  • 1921-04-15 Black Friday in Britain: leaders of transport and rail unions announce a decision not to call for strike action in support of the miners; despite widespread feeling decision a breach of solidarity and a betrayal of the miners
  • 1921-05-15 British Legion formed to care for ex-servicemen
  • 1921-06-19 Census held in Great Britain
  • 1921-06-20 At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies
  • 1921-06-21 The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1921-07-16 Encouraged by the British, King Constantine of Greece launches a drive to take Asia Minor from nationalists under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

President and Founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and Founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
  • 1921-08-23 British declare a truce with Irish Nationalists Sinn Féin
  • 1921-08-24 British airship R-38 crashes in River Humber, 44 die
  • 1921-11-13 US, France, Japan and British Empire sign a Pacific Treaty

IrelandAnglo-Irish Treaty

1921-12-16 The Anglo-Irish Treaty, agreed to by the British Parliament and Sinn Féin, is ratified

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Signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty
Signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty
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  • 1922-02-21 Britain declares Egypt a sovereign state
  • 1922-03-16 Egypt achieves independence from Britain, but British troops remain
  • 1922-06-16 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth

  • 1922-09-11 British mandate of Palestine begins
  • 1922-10-18 British Broadcasting Company (BBC) founded, later called British Broadcasting Corporation

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1922-11-15 British General Election: Conservative party wins a majority under Andrew Bonar Law

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law

TurkeyEnd of the Ottoman Empire

1922-11-16 Ottoman Caliph, Sultan Mehmed VI asks the British army for help

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The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
The last Ottoman sultan, Mehmed VI, departs his palace in Istanbul after the abolition of the monarchy
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  • 1922-11-17 The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, is expelled to Malta on a British warship

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1922-11-22 British Labour party elects Ramsay MacDonald as leader

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1922-12-17 Last British troops leave Irish Free State
  • 1922-12-24 BBC broadcasts first British radio play "The Truth about Father Christmas"
  • 1923-01-01 Britain's Railways are grouped into the Big Four: LNER, GWR, SR, and LMSR.

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1923-01-19 UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Stanley Baldwin and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon agree to reschedule repayment of Britain's $4.5 billion war debt over 62 years

Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury Andrew Mellon
Banker, Industrialist and US Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew Mellon
British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1923-02-23 Great Britain lowers import duty on German products from 26% to 5%
  • 1923-03-25 British government grants Trans-Jordan autonomy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1923-05-24 Stanley Baldwin succeeds Andrew Bonar Law as British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
  • 1923-05-25 Britain recognizes Transjordan with Abdullah as its leader
  • 1923-09-12 Britain takes over Southern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • 1923-09-26 The Commonwealth Conference is held in London, where Britain recognizes the right of the Dominions to make treaties with foreign powers
  • 1923-10-02 British occuping army leaves Constantinople
  • 1923-12-08 Labour/Liberals win British parliament
  • 1923-12-21 Nepal changes from British protectorate to independent nation
  • 1924-03-06 British Labour government cuts military budget
  • 1924-04-01 Crown takes over Northern Rhodesia from British South Africa Co
  • 1924-04-01 Imperial Airways forms in Britain
  • 1924-04-23 British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley, London
  • 1924-08-08 British-Russian trade agreement signed

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 2,419

  • 1927-06-08 Michael Levey, English art historian and director (British National Gallery), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 2008)
  • 1927-07-20 Anthony Cavendish, British MI 6 agent/banker
  • 1927-08-01 Franklyn Perring, English botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1927-08-27 Hugh Byatt, British diplomat, born in Edinburgh (d. 2011)
  • 1927-09-02 Francis Matthews, British actor (Paul Temple, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), born in York, England (d. 2014)
  • 1927-09-07 Graham Dudley Whettam, British composer, born in Swinden, Wiltshire (d. 2007)
  • 1927-09-07 Eric Hill, British children's books author and illustrator (Where's Spot), born in Holloway, London (d. 2014)
  • 1927-09-10 Gwendoline "Gwen" Watford, British actress (Present Laughter, Cleopatra, Taste the Blood of Dracula), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • 1927-10-01 Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
  • 1927-10-21 Nadine Judd [Nadia Moore/Nerina], South African/British ballerina
  • 1927-11-15 Gregor Mackenzie, British politician (d. 1992)
  • 1927-12-07 Helen Watts, British contralto, born in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales (d. 2009)
  • 1927-12-27 Antony Gardner, British politician
  • 1928-02-20 Donald Longmore, British cardiac surgeon
  • 1928-02-25 Keith Williamson, British RAF marshal
  • 1928-02-29 Alan Loveday, New Zealand and British violinist, born in Palmerston North, New Zealand (d. 2016)
  • 1928-03-12 Roland Moyle, British deputy chairman (Police Complaints Authority)
  • 1928-03-20 Anthony Blond, British publisher (The Publishing Game, Book Book), born in Sale, Cheshire (d. 2008)
  • 1928-03-23 Alfred Morris, British MP
  • 1928-04-04 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death), born in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2001)
  • 1928-04-09 Brian Cubbon, British senior civil servant, born in Lancashire, England (d. 2015)
  • 1928-04-15 Richard Evans, British diplomat, ambassador to the People's Republic of China (1984-88), born in England (d. 2012)
  • 1928-04-19 John Horlock, British vice-chancellor (Open College), born in Edmonton, Middlesex (d. 2015)
  • 1928-05-18 Peter Hammersley, British Rear-Admiral who served on submarines, born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 2020)
  • 1928-05-24 Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
  • 1928-05-28 Albert Booth, British government minister
  • 1928-06-07 Reg Park, British bodybuilder (Mr Universe - 1951, 58, 65), born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1928-06-18 Michael Blakemore, British theater director (Country Life)
  • 1928-06-19 Raymond Powell, British MP
  • 1928-06-20 David Mitchell, British MP, born in rural Buckinghamshire, England (d. 2014)
  • 1928-07-17 Jean Muir, British fashion designer and dressmaker, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1928-07-26 Don Beauman, British Formula One racing driver, born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England (d. 1955)
  • 1928-09-17 Brian Matthew, British disc jockey (Saturday Club), born in Coventry (d. 2017)
  • 1928-09-22 Eric Broadley, MBE, British automotive engineer (Lola Cars)
  • 1928-09-27 G H Martin, British keeper of Public Records
  • 1928-10-02 Anthony Tippet, British Royal Navy officer and Chief of Fleet Support (d. 2006)
  • 1928-10-08 Bill Maynard [Walter Williams], English actor (Greengrass-Heartbeat) and comedian, born in Heath End, England (d. 2018)
  • 1928-11-02 Paul Johnson, English journalist, author and historian, born in Manchester, England
  • 1928-11-10 William Staveley, British Royal Navy admiral (d. 1997)
  • 1928-11-15 John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), born in Kennington, London (d. 1995)
  • 1929-02-16 Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
  • 1929-03-06 Hal Miller, British MP
  • 1929-03-14 Bob Goalby, American golfer (US Masters 1968), born in Belleville, Illinois
  • 1929-04-06 Willis Hall, British writer
  • 1929-04-15 Jocelyn Barrow, British race relations campaigner (Card) and 1st black female governor of the BBC, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2020)
  • 1929-04-18 Peter Hordern, British Conservative Party politician
  • 1929-04-29 [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British politician, Leader of the Liberal Party (Norman Scott scandal), born in London, England (d. 2014)

Person of interestAudrey Hepburn

1929-05-04 Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Roman Holiday; Breakfast at Tiffany's; My Fair Lady), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)

  • 1929-05-06 Rosemary Camp, British archaeologist (Council for British Archaeology)
  • 1929-05-09 Kay Dotrice [Katherine Newman], British actress (Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers), born in Liverpool, England (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-11 Edward Anson, British vice-admiral
  • 1929-05-14 Henry McGee, British actor and comedian (No, That's Me Over Here!, The Benny Hill Show), born in South Kensington, London (d. 2006)
  • 1929-05-18 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • 1929-05-29 Peter Higgs, English theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 1929-05-31 Neil Shaw, British CEO (Tate & Lyle)
  • 1929-06-08 Earl Ferrers, 13th Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment) (d. 2012)
  • 1929-06-20 Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1929-06-21 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico), born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1929-07-22 John Barber, British racing driver
  • 1929-07-31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author (The Indian in the Cupboard), born in London
  • 1929-08-02 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival), born in Chigwell, Essex, England
  • 1929-08-02 John Hannam, British Conservative politician (MP for Exeter 1970-97)
  • 1929-08-02 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)
  • 1929-08-22 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Labour) spokesperson on Home Affairs, born in British India
  • 1929-09-25 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)
  • 1929-09-28 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • 1929-09-29 Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan)
  • 1929-10-02 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist (d. 2013)
  • 1929-10-07 Robert Westall, British author, born in North Shields, United Kingdom (d. 1993)
  • 1929-12-16 Ian Board, British barkeeper (the Colony Room), born in Devon (d.1994)
  • 1929-12-25 Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter
  • 1929-12-30 Rosalind Hurley, British physician, barrister, ethicist and writer (d. 2004)
  • 1930-01-04 Iain Cuthbertson, Scottish actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB), born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire (d. 2009)
  • 1930-01-27 Roger Sims, British MP
  • 1930-01-28 David Morris, British MEP
  • 1930-02-01 Peter Tapsell, British MP
  • 1930-02-15 C F Payne, British chief constable, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1930-02-20 Bill Walker, British MP
  • 1930-03-12 Antony Acland, provost of Eton/British ambassador (to US)
  • 1930-03-18 Pat Halcox, British jazz trumpeter (Chris Barber Jazz Band, 1954-2008), born in Chelsea, London (d. 2013)
  • 1930-03-30 Rolf Harris, Australian-British comedian, actor, painter, singer-songwriter ("Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport", television personality, and convicted sex offender, born in Bassendean, Western Australia
  • 1930-04-11 James Ferman, American director and secretary (British Board of Film Classification), born in New York (d. 2002)
  • 1930-04-12 Bryan Magee, British philosopher, politician and broadcaster (Modern British Philosophy), born in London
  • 1930-04-13 Jeremiah Harman, British Judge "the kicking Judge", born in Kensington, London
  • 1930-05-10 June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)
  • 1930-05-20 Robert Bunyard, Commandant (British Police Staff College)
  • 1930-05-30 Mark Birley, British nightclub owner (d. 2007)
  • 1930-05-31 William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation (London University)
  • 1930-06-19 Bryan Kneale, British sculptor
  • 1930-06-21 Gerald Kaufman, British Labour MP, born in Leeds (d. 2017)
  • 1930-07-25 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - "Twisted") and actress, born in London (d. 2020)
  • 1930-07-27 Ronald Dearing, British civil servant and chairman (British Post Office), born in Kingston upon Hull, England

Person of interestTed Hughes

1930-08-17 Ted Hughes, English Poet and translator (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire (d. 1998)

  • 1930-08-23 John Fairclough, British scientific adviser and computer designer, born in Yorkshire (d. 2003)
  • 1930-08-24 Raj Bagri, Indian-British merchant in metal, born in Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 2017)
  • 1930-08-27 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • 1930-08-28 Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in London, England (d. 2019)
  • 1930-09-17 Gwyn Francis, British Forestry commissioner
  • 1930-10-02 Dave Barrett, 26th Premier of British Columbia (1972-75), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2018)
  • 1930-11-03 Brian Robinson, English cyclist (Tour de France: first Briton to finish and first stage winner), born in Mirfield, West Riding of Yorkshire

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 1,257

  • 2006-07-08 Peter Hawkins, British actor/voice actor (b. 1924)
  • 2006-07-20 Ted Grant, British Trotskyist (b. 1913)
  • 2006-07-28 David Gemmell, British writer (b. 1948)
  • 2006-08-20 Bryan Budd, British soldier (Afghanistan), dies at 29
  • 2006-08-30 Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, New Zealand jurist and member of the British House of Lords (b. 1926)
  • 2006-08-31 Tom Delaney, British racing driver (b. 1911)
  • 2006-09-15 Raymond Baxter, British television presenter (b. 1922)
  • 2006-10-03 John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)
  • 2006-10-14 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (b. 1919)
  • 2006-10-16 Ross Davidson, British actor (b. 1949)
  • 2006-11-10 Diana Coupland, British comedy actress (b. 1932)
  • 2006-11-27 Alan Freeman, British disc jockey known by his nickname 'Fluff' (b. 1927)
  • 2006-12-18 Mike Dickin, British radio broadcaster (b. 1943)
  • 2007-01-04 Sir Lewis Hodges, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1918)
  • 2007-01-08 Francis Cockfield, British politician (b. 1916)
  • 2007-02-14 Gareth Morris, British flautist (b. 1920)
  • 2007-02-23 John Ritchie, British footballer (b. 1941)
  • 2007-03-04 Ian Wooldridge, British sports journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2007-03-21 Kevin Whitrick, first British man to commit suicide on a live chatroom (b. 1964)
  • 2007-05-10 Brian Wolfson, British CEO (Wembley Stadium Ltd), dies at 71
  • 2007-06-18 Bernard Manning, British comedian, dies at 76
  • 2007-07-05 George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • 2007-08-03 John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)
  • 2007-08-10 Tony Wilson, British music personality and broadcaster (b. 1950)
  • 2007-08-15 Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
  • 2007-08-17 Bill Deedes, British journalist and politician (b. 1913)
  • 2007-08-21 Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish writer (b. 1960)
  • 2007-08-30 Michael Jackson, British beer and whiskey author/expert. (b. 1942)
  • 2007-09-03 Jane Tomlinson, British charity fund raiser (b. 1964)
  • 2007-09-10 Anita Roddick, English businesswoman and cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop), dies at 64 [1]
  • 2007-10-02 Christopher Derrick, British writer, dies at 86
  • 2007-10-14 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), dies at 85
  • 2007-10-20 Paul Raven, British bass-player (Killing Joke, Ministry) (b. 1961)
  • 2007-11-22 Verity Lambert, English film and TV producer, 1st producer of Doctor Who, dies at 71
  • 2007-12-01 Anton Rodgers, British actor (b. 1933)
  • 2007-12-24 Nicholas Pumfrey, British judge (b. 1951)
  • 2007-12-29 Kevin Greening, British radio presenter (b. 1962)
  • 2007-12-31 Tommy Dickson, British footballer (b. 1929)
  • 2008-01-02 George MacDonald Fraser, British poet & author (Flashman at the Charge), dies at 82
  • 2008-01-03 Natasha Collins, British actress and television presenter (b. 1976)
  • 2008-01-30 Jeremy Beadle, British television host (Beadle's About), dies of pneumonia at 59
  • 2008-02-07 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), dies from natural causes at 97
  • 2008-02-18 Sir Richard Knowles, British politician (b. 1917)
  • 2008-02-21 Sunny Lowry, First British woman to swim the English Channel (b. 1911)
  • 2008-03-16 John Hewer, English actor famous for portraying Captain Birdseye in British commercials, dies at 86
  • 2008-03-24 Neil Aspinall, British music executive (The Beatles), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • 2008-04-12 Cecilia Colledge, British figure skater (Olympic silver 1936), dies at 87
  • 2008-05-23 David Mitton, British television director (b. 1939)
  • 2008-06-22 Jane McGrath, British-Australian cancer support campaigner (wife of Australian Test cricketer Glenn McGrath), dies at 42
  • 2008-07-04 Charles Wheeler, British journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2008-07-29 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, dies at 75
  • 2008-07-30 Anne Armstrong U.S. ambassador to Britain and first female counsel to the President, dies at 80
  • 2008-08-12 Christie Allen, British-Australian pop singer (b. 1954)
  • 2008-08-23 John Russell, British-born American art critic and author
  • 2008-08-29 Geoffrey Perkins, British comedy producer (b. 1953)
  • 2008-10-08 Bob Friend (newscaster), British newscaster (b. 1938)
  • 2008-10-14 Martin Peake, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, British peer and business man, dies at 82
  • 2008-10-23 Kevin Finnegan, British Middleweight Boxing Champion (b. 1948)
  • 2008-11-16 Reg Varney, British actor (On The Buses) (b. 1916)

Person of interestHarold Pinter

2008-12-24 Harold Pinter, British playwright (The Birthday Party, The Homecoming), dies at 78

Playwright Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter
  • 2008-12-30 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, dies at 69
  • 2009-01-09 Dave Dee, British musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2009-01-10 William Frederick "Bill" Stone, British World War I veteran (b. 1900)
  • 2009-01-11 David Vine, British sports broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day, World Snooker C'ships, Olympics coverage), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 2009-01-14 Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin, dies at 71
  • 2009-01-16 John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (b. 1923)
  • 2009-01-18 Tony Hart, English artist and television presenter (Take Hart, Hartbeat), dies at 83
  • 2009-01-24 Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)
  • 2009-01-29 Alfred Mabbs, British Archivist (Public Records Office), dies at 87
  • 2009-03-02 Chris Finnegan, British boxer (Olympic gold middleweight 1968), dies of pneumonia at 64
  • 2009-04-15 Clement Freud, British writer, broadcaster and former liberal MP, dies at 84
  • 2009-04-19 J.G. Ballard, British novelist. (b. 1930)
  • 2009-04-24 John Michell, British writer, (b. 1933)
  • 2009-05-20 Lucy Gordon, British model and actress (b. 1980)

Person of interestClive Granger

2009-05-27 Clive Granger, Welsh-born British economist (Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences 2003), dies at 74

Economist Clive Granger
Clive Granger
  • 2009-05-31 Danny La Rue, British entertainer (b. 1927)
  • 2009-06-07 Hugh Hopper, British progressive rock and jazz bassist (Soft Machine; Stomu Yamashta's East Wind; Carla Bley), dies of leukemia at 64
  • 2009-07-06 Johnny Collins, British folk and maritime music singer (b. 1938)
  • 2009-07-18 Henry Allingham, British supercentenarian and World War I veteran, dies at 113
  • 2009-07-19 Henry Surtees, British racing driver. (b. 1991)
  • 2009-11-16 Edward Woodward, British singer and actor (Breaker Morant, Wickerman), dies at 79
  • 2009-11-20 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, dies at 94
  • 2009-12-03 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), dies at 90
  • 2009-12-29 Akmal Shaikh, British drug trafficker, executed by lethal injection in the People's Republic of China (b. 1956)
  • 2010-01-11 Mick Green, British guitarist (b. 1944)
  • 2010-02-13 John Reed, British singer of Gilbert & Sullivan (b. 1916)
  • 2010-02-14 Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), dies at 89
  • 2010-03-01 Kristian Digby, British television presenter & director, dies at 32
  • 2010-03-02 Winston Spencer-Churchill, British politician (b. 1940)
  • 2010-03-03 Keith Alexander, British football manager (b. 1956)
  • 2010-03-03 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), dies at 96
  • 2010-03-04 Roger Newman, British-born American actor and television writer (b. 1940)
  • 2010-03-04 Tony Richards, British footballer (b. 1934)
  • 2010-03-04 Fred Wedlock, British folk musician (b. 1942)
  • 2010-03-17 Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)
  • 2010-04-06 Corin Redgrave, British actor (Excalibur, A Man For All Seasons), dies at 70

Person of interestMalcolm McLaren

2010-04-08 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager (Sex Pistols; Bow Wow Wow), and musician, dies of cancer at 64

Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk Malcolm McLaren
Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk
Malcolm McLaren
  • 2010-05-02 Lynn Redgrave, British-American actress (Gods and Monsters, Georgy Girl), dies of cancer at 67
  • 2010-05-26 Christopher Moran, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1956)
  • 2010-05-31 Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)