The United Kingdom in History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 2,259

  • 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
  • 1924-08-08 British-Russian trade agreement signed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1924-10-08 British Labour government of Ramsay MacDonald falls to Conservatives

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1924-10-29 Labour party loses British parliamentary election
  • 1924-11-02 Sunday Express publishes first British crossword puzzle

AgreementContract of Interest

1924-11-21 British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1924-12-02 British-German trade agreement signed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1925-01-29 British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • 1925-03-12 British government of Stanley Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement
  • 1925-04-03 Great Britain goes back to gold standard

  • 1925-04-06 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
  • 1925-04-28 Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard
  • 1925-05-01 Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
  • 1925-05-10 To control demonstrations against foreigners, British troops in Shanghai fire into a crowd, leading to a boycott against British goods
  • 1925-05-21 George Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, becomes British High Commissioner in Egypt
  • 1925-05-30 British mariners shoot on demonstrators
  • 1925-06-23 British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
  • 1925-11-06 British secret agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies') is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
  • 1925-12-06 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
  • 1926-05-01 British coal miners go on strike
  • 1926-05-03 British General Strike: Trade Union Congress calls for a general strike 1 minute to midnight to support striking coal miners
  • 1926-05-12 British General Strike ends after 9 days, coal mine workers stay on strike
  • 1926-11-19 British miners' strike ends after 28 weeks
  • 1927-01-19 British government decides to send troops to China
  • 1927-02-12 British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
  • 1927-02-19 General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
  • 1927-03-21 Guomindang Army conquers Shanghai as British marines flee
  • 1927-03-26 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
  • 1927-05-01 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
  • 1927-05-20 Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain in the Treaty of Jeddah
  • 1927-12-14 Iraq gains independence from Britain, but British troops remain
  • 1928-07-02 British parliament reduces the age at women can vote to 21 - the same as men (Representation of the People Act 1928)
  • 1928-11-12 British steamer "Vestris" capsizes & sinks off Virginia, kills 110
  • 1929-04-27 Ryder Cup Golf, Moortown GC: Great Britain beats US, 7-5 in bitterly cold and snowy conditions
  • 1929-06-05 Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain

  • 1929-09-17 British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
  • 1929-10-03 British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1929-10-07 Ramsay MacDonald is first British Prime Minister to address US Congress
  • 1929-11-01 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930-03-12 Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1930-04-18 Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da
  • 1930-04-22 US, Britain & Japan sign London Naval Treaty
  • 1930-04-22 British troops battle pro-independence revolutionaries in the Jalalabad hills near Chittagong, Bengal province, British India, 80 troops and 12 revolutionaries killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1930-05-09 John Masefield is appointed British Poet Laureate by King George V

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1930-07-01 Great Britain signs accord for Independence of Iraq
  • 1930-10-05 British airship crashes in storm at Beauvais, France, 48 die
  • 1930-10-20 British White Paper restricts Jews from buying Arab land
  • 1931-03-05 Gandhi & British viceroy Lord Irwin sign pact
  • 1931-03-10 Oswald Mosley leaves British Labour party and founds the "New Party"
  • 1931-03-26 New Delhi replaces Calcutta as capital of British-Indies
  • 1931-04-20 British House of Commons agrees for sports play on Sunday
  • 1931-07-26 26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)
  • 1931-09-10 Lord Cecil of British government says War was never so improbable
  • 1931-09-15 British naval fleet mutinies at Invergordon over pay cuts
  • 1931-09-21 Britain abandons gold standard; pound devalues 20%
  • 1932-01-04 British Viceroy of India Lord Willingdon arrests Gandhi & Nehru
  • 1932-01-26 British submarine M-2 sinks in English Channel (60 dead)
  • 1932-03-01 12 pro-independence revolutionaries captured in and around Chittagong in Bengal province, British India are sentenced to deportation for life, two to three-year prison terms with the remaining 32 being acquitted.
  • 1932-06-13 Great Britain and France sign peace treaty
  • 1932-10-01 Oswald Mosley forms British Union of Fascists
  • 1932-10-03 Iraq gains full independence from Britain, joins League of Nations
  • 1932-10-19 British government signs trade agreement with Soviet Union
  • 1932-10-24 British government signs trade treaty with USSR
  • 1932-12-19 British Broadcasting Corp begins transmitting overseas
  • 1933-01-27 Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold
  • 1933-05-08 Mohandas Gandhi begins a 21-day fast in protest against British oppression in India
  • 1933-06-27 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½; GB's last Cup victory until 1957
  • 1933-07-30 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 1933-09-11 Britain's Fred Perry thwarts Australian Jack Crawford's bid for a Grand Slam by defeating him at US Tennis championship
  • 1934-03-26 Driving tests introduced in Britain
  • 1934-07-31 29th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats USA in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1934-09-26 British liner Queen Mary is launched
  • 1935-03-13 Driving tests introduced in Great Britain
  • 1935-05-06 British King George V & Queen Mary celebrate silver jubilee
  • 1935-06-03 One thousand unemployed Canadian workers board freight cars in Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning a protest trek to Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1935-07-02 Great Britain amateur boxing team beats United States in the first International Golden Gloves tournament
  • 1935-07-24 1st greetings telegram sent in Britain
  • 1935-11-13 Anti-British riots in Egypt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-01-20 Edward VIII succeeds British King George V

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1936-04-01 Orissa constituted a province of British India
  • 1936-05-16 1st British air hostess Daphne Kearley flies to France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-12-10 Edward VIII signs Instrument of Abdication, giving up the British throne to marry American divoree Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1937-05-12 Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain (and his other realms and territories beyond the sea) at Westminster Abbey, London

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1937-07-27 32nd Davis Cup: USA beats Great Britain in Wimbledon (4-1)
  • 1937-11-17 Britain's Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-01-17 Joseph P. Kennedy becomes the 44th United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom

Patriarch of the Kennedy family Joseph P. Kennedy
Patriarch of the Kennedy family
Joseph P. Kennedy
  • 1938-02-12 The first 'Kindertransport' carrying Jewish refugee children from Nazi Germany arrives in Britain
  • 1938-02-25 Lord Halifax becomes British Foreign Secretary

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-02-27 Britain & France recognize Franco government in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1938-03-18 President Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
  • 1938-04-16 Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,500

  • 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 musician, (d. 2013)
  • 1930-03-30 Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist and entertainer, 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"
  • 1930-04-16 John Robson, British ambassador (Norway)
  • 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), born in London
  • 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, Poet (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)
  • 1930-08-27 John Daly, British trade union leader
  • 1930-08-28 Windsor Davies, British actor (It Ain't Half Hot Mum), born in London, England
  • 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)
  • 1930-10-24 Raj Bagri, Indies/British merchant in metal
  • 1930-11-03 Brian Robinson, British cyclist
  • 1930-11-14 Michael Robbins, British actor and comedian (On the Buses, The Great Muppet Caper), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1930-11-22 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), born in Bury St Edmunds, England (d. 2017)
  • 1930-12-08 Julian Critchley, British politician (d. 2000)
  • 1931-01-09 Geoffrey Wragg, British(?) reorganizer
  • 1931-01-31 Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)
  • 1931-02-02 Les Dawson, British comedian (d. 1993)
  • 1931-02-15 W K Reid, British ombudsman
  • 1931-02-18 Swraj Paul, Indian/British industrial/multi-millionaire (Caparo)
  • 1931-02-24 Inge Bernstein, British judge
  • 1931-02-25 Edward Kellett-Bowman, British MEP
  • 1931-03-06 David Haddon Whitaker, British publisher (Whitaker's Almanack)
  • 1931-03-14 Bob Goalby, golfer (British Open-1968, Canadian Open-1968, NZ-1970)
  • 1931-03-17 David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001)
  • 1931-03-20 David Montgomery, chairman (British Forestry Commission)
  • 1931-03-20 John Rae, British educator (Conscience & Politics)
  • 1931-03-27 Bob Bauman, CEO (British Aerospace)
  • 1931-03-29 Norman Tebbit, British Conservative party politician, cabinet minister and life peer, born in Ponders End, England
  • 1931-03-29 Sylvia Law, British town planner (President of the Royal Town Planning Institute), born in Southport, Lancashire
  • 1931-04-06 Joan Carlyle, British soprano
  • 1931-04-17 John Bartlett, tennis player (Davis Cup capt-Britain)
  • 1931-04-17 Joyce Molyneux, British chef and author
  • 1931-04-19 Denis Henry, British high court judge
  • 1931-04-22 Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet)
  • 1931-04-24 Bridget Riley, British painter (op-art), born in Norwood London, England
  • 1931-04-29 Frank Auerbach, German-born British painter
  • 1931-05-04 Thomas Stuttaford, British doctor and medical columnist (The Times), born in Norfolk, England
  • 1931-05-13 William Utting, chief inspector (British Social Services)
  • 1931-05-19 Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967)
  • 1931-05-27 Florence Sharples, director (British YWCA)
  • 1931-05-27 John Chapple, British chief of General Staff
  • 1931-06-30 James Loughran, British conductor
  • 1931-07-02 Robert Ito, Canadian-born actor (Sam-Quincy ME), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1931-08-09 Mark Weinberg, South African/British fiancier/multi-millionaire
  • 1931-08-13 Bernard Manning, British comedian, born in Ancoats, Manchester, England (d. 2007)
  • 1931-08-13 Roy Evans, British trade unionist and General Secretary (British Iron & Steel Trade Confederation), born in Pontarddulais, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1931-08-23 Richard Vincent, Baron Vincent of Coleshill, British chief of Defense, born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England
  • 1931-09-01 Cecil Parkinson, British politician (C), born in Carnforth, North Lancashire (d. 2016)
  • 1931-09-08 John Garrett, British politician (d. 2007)
  • 1931-09-22 Fay Weldon, British feminist
  • 1931-09-22 George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (d. 2003)
  • 1931-09-25 Patric Walker, American-British astrologer, born in Hackensack, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1931-10-09 Anthony "Tony" Booth, British actor and father of Cherie Blair (Till Death Us Do Part), born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 2017)
  • 1931-10-30 David Wilson, director of British Museum (1977-92)
  • 1931-11-13 Joan Lestor, British Labour politician (d. 1998)
  • 1932-01-12 Des O'Connor, British television presenter
  • 1932-01-26 Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster
  • 1932-01-27 Neville Trotter, British MP
  • 1932-02-01 John Nott, British policitican(C), Secretary of State for Defence during Falkland War, born in Bideford, Devon
  • 1932-02-15 Adrian Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
  • 1932-02-28 Brian Moore, British commentator (Big Match)
  • 1932-03-11 Nigel Lawson, British government official (The Power Game)
  • 1932-03-15 David Alliance, Iran/British textile factory/multi-millionaire
  • 1932-04-03 Martin Nourse, Lord Justice of Appeal of England and Wales (d. 2017)
  • 1932-04-14 William R. Bennett, Premier of British Columbia
  • 1932-04-15 David Bolton, director (British Royal United Service for Defense)
  • 1932-05-17 Rodric Braithwaite, British ambassador to USSR
  • 1932-05-24 Arnold Wesker, British playwright (Bratkartoffeln Inbegriffen), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932-05-24 Graham Arnold, British artist (Brotherhood of Ruralists)
  • 1932-05-24 Terence Heiser, British senior civil servant
  • 1932-05-31 Elizabeth Southey, British CEO (National Fed of Women's Institutes)
  • 1932-05-31 George Vallings, British Vice Admiral
  • 1932-05-31 Ronald Hampel, British CEO (ICI)
  • 1932-06-10 George Burns, British TV host
  • 1932-06-11 Timothy Sainsbury, British politician and businessman
  • 1932-06-25 Peter Blake, British artist, born in Dartford, Kent, England
  • 1932-06-27 Hugh Wood, British composer, born in Parbold, Lancashire
  • 1932-08-06 Howard Hodgkin, British abstract painter, born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1932-08-07 Edward Hardwicke, British actor
  • 1932-08-11 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), born in Bristol (d. 2010)
  • 1932-08-11 Eric Varley, British politician and cabinet minister, born in Poolsbrook, Derbyshire (d. 2008)
  • 1932-08-14 Dom Philip Jebb, headmaster (Downside School Great Britain)
  • 1932-08-20 Anthony Ainley, British actor (d. 2004)
  • 1932-09-06 Hugh John Vaughan Campbell, 6th Earl Cawdor, British large landowner (d. 1933)
  • 1932-09-07 John Paul Getty Jr., American-born British oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), born onboard ship in the waters near Genoa, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1932-09-25 Andrew Gardner, British newscaster (News at Ten), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • 1932-09-29 Canon Paul Oestreicher, CEO (British section, Amnesty International

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 1,281

  • 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)
  • 2009-09-14 Keith Floyd, British TV chef (b. 1943)
  • 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 and director (b. 1977)
  • 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 and political activist (b. 1939)
  • 2010-04-08 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager and musician, dies of cancer at 64
  • 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)
  • 2010-06-19 Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • 2010-06-19 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), dies at 78
  • 2010-06-20 Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)
  • 2010-11-18 Brian G. Marsden, British astronomer (b. 1937)
  • 2010-11-23 Ingrid Pitt, Polish-born British actress (b. 1937)
  • 2010-11-23 Joyce Howard, British film actress (b. 1922)
  • 2010-11-25 Bernard Matthews, British poultry industry figure (b. 1930)
  • 2010-11-29 Maurice Wilkes, British computer scientist and inventor (stored program concept for computers), dies at 97
  • 2010-12-20 Brian Hanrahan, British journalist (b. 1949)
  • 2010-12-21 David Hennessy [Lord Windlesham], British politician (C) (Leader of the House of Lords 1973-4) and TV executive, dies at 78
  • 2010-12-24 Elisabeth Beresford, British author and creator of The Wombles (b. 1926)
  • 2011-01-04 Mick Karn, Cypriot-born British musician (Japan) (b. 1958)
  • 2011-01-04 Gerry Rafferty, British musician and songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2011-01-07 Derek Gardner, British Formula 1 car designer (b. 1931)
  • 2011-02-22 Nicholas Courtney, British actor (Doctor Who, Incendiary), dies at 81
  • 2011-03-04 Vivienne Harris, British businesswoman and newspaper publisher (b.c. 1921)
  • 2011-03-04 Charles Jarrott, British film and television director (b. 1927)
  • 2011-03-15 Smiley Culture, British reggae singer, David Victor Emmanuel. (b. 1962)
  • 2011-03-17 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), dies at 94
  • 2011-03-20 Johnny Pearson, British Composer (b. 1925)
  • 2011-03-26 Diana Wynne Jones, British fantasy writer (b. 1934)
  • 2011-04-07 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, British peer, dies at 92
  • 2011-04-14 Trevor Bannister, British actor (Are You Being Served?), dies at 76
  • 2011-04-19 Elisabeth Sladen, British actress (b. 1946)
  • 2011-04-20 Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 2011-04-23 John Sullivan, British comedy writer (b. 1946)
  • 2011-05-07 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • 2011-05-25 Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94
  • 2011-05-26 Ben Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics), dies at 93
  • 2011-06-25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger
  • 2011-07-15 Googie Withers, British actress (b. 1917)

Person of interestAmy Winehouse

2011-07-23 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from alcohol poisoning at 27

  • 2011-08-07 Nancy Wake, New Zealand-born World War II secret agent (Special Operations Executive), dies at 98
  • 2011-08-12 Robert Robinson, British television presenter (Ask The Family, Call My Bluff) (b. 1927)
  • 2011-08-26 George Band, British mountaineer (b. 1929)
  • 2011-08-26 John McAleese, British SAS Trooper, Team leader during 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege (b. 1949)
  • 2011-08-28 Bernie Gallacher, British footballer (Aston Villa) (b. 1967)
  • 2011-10-15 Elizabeth "Betty" Driver, British singer and actress (Coronation Street, Pardon the Expression), dies from pneumonia at 91
  • 2011-10-29 Jimmy Savile, British entertainer and suspected sexual predator, dies at 84
  • 2011-11-19 Michael Hastings, British playwright, dies at 74
  • 2011-12-05 Peter Gethin, British racing driver (b. 1940)
  • 2012-01-02 David Barron, British physicist and computer scientist, at 76 (b.1935)
  • 2012-01-03 Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found this date)
  • 2012-01-09 Brian Curvis, British boxer and 1960 welterweight champion, dies from leukemia at 74
  • 2012-01-12 Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels), dies of brain cancer at 75
  • 2012-02-03 Christopher Samuel Youd, British sci-fi writer, dies at 89
  • 2012-02-21 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer, dies at 86
  • 2012-02-21 Colin Ireland, British 'Gay Slayer' serial killer, dies at 57
  • 2012-03-02 Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (1964-1987), dies at 82
  • 2012-03-03 Dave Charnley, British lightweight boxer (Dartford Destroyer), dies at 72
  • 2012-03-09 Lord Wedderton of Charlton, British academic and politician, dies at 84

Person of interestVidal Sassoon

2012-05-09 Vidal Sassoon, British hairdresser and businessman, dies from leukemia at 84

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon

Person of interestRobin Gibb

2012-05-20 Robin Gibb, British singer song-writer, dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • 2012-05-30 Andrew Huxley, British physiologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 94
  • 2012-06-05 Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • 2012-07-27 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2012-08-28 Rhodes Boyson, British politician and author (Black Papers), dies at 87
  • 2012-09-08 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer, dies from cancer at 69
  • 2012-10-01 Eric J. Hobsbawm, British Marxist historian, dies from pneumonia at 95
  • 2012-10-05 Keith H.S. Campbell, British biologist, dies at 58
  • 2012-10-28 Jack Dellal, British property investor/multi-millionaire, dies from natural causes at 83
  • 2012-11-03 Tommy Goodwin, British track cyclist, dies at 91
  • 2012-11-06 Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army, The Avengers), dies from complications following an operation at 92
  • 2012-12-18 Marcus Worsley, British Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, dies at 87
  • 2013-01-29 Frank Hahn, British economist, dies at 87
  • 2013-02-04 Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • 2013-03-20 James Herbert, British horror writer, dies at 69
  • 2013-03-23 David Bond, British sailor, dies at 90
  • 2013-03-28 Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
  • 2013-04-03 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85

Person of interestMargaret Thatcher

2013-04-08 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 2013-04-10 Robert Edwards, British physiologist, IVF pioneer, and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • 2013-04-19 Patrick Garland, British director (Doll House), dies at 78
  • 2013-05-04 Christian de Duve, British cytologist and biochemist (Nobel 1974), dies from euthanasia at 95
  • 2013-05-09 Andrew Simpson, British sailor, dies after a yacht capsize at 36
  • 2013-06-02 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (Labour), dies at 86
  • 2013-06-06 Tom Sharpe, British satirist and author, dies from complications from diabetes at 85