The United Kingdom in History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 2,245

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
  • 1925-11-05 British secret agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies') is executed in a forest near Moscow 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

Volunteers Help Defeat General StrikeVolunteers Help Defeat General Strike

1926-05-03 Britain's Trade Union Congress calls for the country's first ever general strike, begins at 1 minute to midnight in support striking coal miners, lasts 9 days

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Walking to work in the General Strike. Photo: Daily Mail
Walking to work in the General Strike. Photo: Daily Mail
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  • 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 Mahatma Gandhi begins his famous 200 mile (300km) protest march against the widely hated 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

AppointmentAppointment 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 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Henri Cochet beats Fred Perry 6-4, 1-6, 9-7, 6-3 to give France 3-2 win over Great Britain and 5th straight title
  • 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 Mahatma 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 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Paris, France: Fred Perry beats André Merlin 4-6, 8-6, 6-2, 7-5 to give Great Britain a 3-2 victory over France; ends French 6 title win streak
  • 1934-03-26 Driving tests introduced in Britain
  • 1934-07-31 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Fred Perry beats American Frank Shields 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 15-13 to give Great Britain unassailable 3-1 lead to retain title; ends 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 in NYC, New York
  • 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 the United Kingdom Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom
Edward VIII

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

King Abdicates for Love of Wallis SimpsonKing Abdicates for Love of Wallis Simpson

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

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Caught off-guard: the Windsors hear a sad dog tale. Photographer: Richard Avedon. National Portrait Gallery, London
Caught off-guard: the Windsors hear a sad dog tale. Photographer: Richard Avedon. National Portrait Gallery, London
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-12-11 Edward VIII announces in a radio broadcast that he is abdicating the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
King of the United Kingdom Edward VIII
King of the United Kingdom
Edward VIII
  • 1937-01-01 Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in Great Britain.
  • 1937-04-01 Aden becomes a British crown colony

CrownRoyal Coronation

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 the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
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
  • 1938-02-25 Lord Halifax becomes British Foreign Secretary
  • 1938-03-18 President Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
  • 1938-04-16 Great Britain recognizes Italian annexation of Abyssinia
  • 1938-06-04 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
  • 1938-08-26 British leaders & Arabians fight in Palestine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-09-15 British PM Neville Chamberlain visits Adolf Hitler at Berchtesgaden

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-02-28 Great Britain recognizes Franco regime in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1939-03-31 Britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
  • 1939-04-06 Great Britain & Poland sign military pact

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 2,419

  • 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 journalist and politician, born in Islington, London (d. 2000)
  • 1931-01-31 Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete (world record 5k)
  • 1931-02-02 Les Dawson, English comedian and actor (The Dawson Watch, Blankety Blank), born in 1931, Manchester, England (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)
  • 1931-03-17 David Peakall, British scientist (d. 2001)
  • 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, Australian tennis player (Davis Cup capt-Britain), born in Woonona, New South Wales
  • 1931-04-17 Joyce Molyneux, British chef and author
  • 1931-04-19 Denis Henry, British High Court judge, born in Margate, Kent, England (d. 2010)
  • 1931-04-22 Ronald Hynd, British choreographer (English National Ballet), born in London
  • 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, born in Glasgow
  • 1931-07-02 Robert Ito, Canadian-born actor (Sam-Quincy ME), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1931-08-09 Mark Weinberg, South African-British financier and multi-millionaire, born in South Africa
  • 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 Labour Party politician, born in Romford, London (d. 2007)
  • 1931-09-22 Fay Weldon, British feminist and writer (The Lives and Loves of a She-Devil), born in Birmingham, England
  • 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, British archaeologist and director of British Museum (1977-92), born in Dacre Banks, England
  • 1931-11-13 Joan Lestor, British Labour politician (d. 1998)
  • 1932-01-12 Des O'Connor, British television presenter, singer and comedian, born in Stepney, London (d. 2020)
  • 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 sports commentator (BBC Radio, London Weekend Television 'The Big Match'), born in Benenden, Kent, England (d. 2001)
  • 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 Bill Bennett, Canadian politician, Premier of British Columbia (1975-86), born in Kelowna, British Columbia (d. 2015)
  • 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), born in Sydenham, London (d. 2019)
  • 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)
  • 1932-06-11 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 (Sherlock Holmes), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 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)
  • 1932-08-20 Anthony Ainley, British actor (Doctor Who), born in Stanmore, Middlesex (d. 2004)
  • 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
  • 1932-09-29 Ronald B Kitaj, US/British painter and graphic artist (pop art)
  • 1932-10-16 John Grant, British politician (d. 2000)
  • 1932-11-22 Keith Wickenden, British politician (d. 1983)
  • 1932-11-23 Michael Knight, air chief marshall/British leader (NATO)
  • 1932-12-24 Colin Cowdrey CBE, England cricket batsman (114 Tests, 7,624 runs @ 44.06), born in Udagamandalam, India (d. 2000)
  • 1932-12-28 Roy Hattersley, British journalist/Labour-parliament leader
  • 1933-01-09 Wilbur Smith, Zambian novelist (War Cry, River God), born in Kabwe, Zambia
  • 1933-01-12 Michael Aspel, English television presenter, born in Battersea, London
  • 1933-01-13 Nurdin Jivraj, Tanzanian-British hotel magnate (Buckingham Intl.)
  • 1933-01-17 Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1933-01-21 Norman Willis, English union leader (General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Congress), born in Ashford, Middlesex (d. 2014)
  • 1933-02-18 Sir Bobby Robson, English soccer forward, coach (20 caps; England manager 1982-90), born in Sacriston, County Durham (d. 2009)
  • 1933-03-04 John W Mills, British sculptor
  • 1933-03-23 Norman Bailey, British bass-baritone (Flying Dutchman), in Birmingham, England
  • 1933-04-06 Dudley Sutton, British actor (Leather Boys, Brimstone & Treacle)
  • 1933-04-06 Roy Goode, British lawyer
  • 1933-04-16 Joan Bakewell, British broadcaster and actress (Cold Comfort Farm), born in Stockport, England
  • 1933-04-24 Claire Davenport, English actress (The Elephant Man), born in Sale, Cheshire, England (d. 2002)
  • 1933-05-24 Christopher Staughton, British Lord Justice of Appeal (d. 2014)
  • 1933-06-04 John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)
  • 1933-06-13 Tom King, British politician and minister (C), born in Rugby
  • 1933-06-26 David Winnick, British Labour Party MP, born in Brighton, Sussex, England
  • 1933-07-01 Peter Walwyn, British thoroughbred trainer (champion trainer 1974-75), born in Lambourn, England (d.2017)
  • 1933-07-13 David Storey, British novelist and playwright (This Sporting Life), born in Wakefield (d. 2017)
  • 1933-07-17 Bruce Wells, English boxer (European amateur light middleweight champion 1953) & actor (Dr. Who 1965-73), born in Harlesden, Middlesex (d.2009)
  • 1933-08-01 Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary (Welsh Office 1985–93)
  • 1933-08-02 Alan Tuffin, British trade union leader (d. 2017)
  • 1933-08-10 Butler-Sloss, British Lady Justice
  • 1933-08-11 Julian Oswald, British Admiral of the Fleet
  • 1933-08-21 Barry Norman, British film critic (Film Greats), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1933-09-08 Michael Frayn, English playwright (Copenhagen), born in Mill Hill, England

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 1,257

  • 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)
  • 2010-11-29 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, Scottish guitarist and vocalist (Baker Street), dies at 63
  • 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, dies at 64
  • 2011-05-07 "Big" George Webley, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 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 and arranger
  • 2011-07-15 Googie Withers, British actress (b. 1917)

Person of interestAmy Winehouse

2011-07-23 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter ("Stronger Than Me"; "Rehab"), 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 & computer scientist, at 76 (b.1935)
  • 2012-01-03 Bob Weston, British guitarist & 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 (Tripods Trilogy), 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-American hair stylist & CEO of Vidal Sasson, dies from leukemia at 84

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Vidal Sassoon

Person of interestRobin Gibb

2012-05-20 Robin Gibb, British singer-songwriter (The Bee Gees - "Night Fever"), dies from colon and liver cancer at 62

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
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 Godwin, British track cyclist (Great Britain coach; 2 x Olympic bronze 1948; President British Cycling Federation), 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
  • 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
  • 2013-07-17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2013-08-31 David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2013-10-19 Noel Harrison, British singer and actor, dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 2013-11-12 John Tavener, British composer (The Protecting Veil), dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • 2013-11-17 Doris Lessing, Iranian novelist and Nobel laureate (Adore, Memoirs of a Survivor, Golden Notebook), dies at 94
  • 2013-11-20 Peter Griffiths, British politician (C), controversially won his seat (1964), dies at 85
  • 2013-11-27 Lewis Collins, British actor, dies from cancer at 67
  • 2013-12-06 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • 2013-12-08 John Cornforth, Australian-British chemist (Nobel Prize 1975), dies at 96

Person of interestJoan Fontaine

2013-12-15 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress, dies of natural causes at 96

Actress Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
  • 2014-03-14 Tony Benn, British politcian, Minister of Technology and President of the Stop the War Coalition, dies aged 88
  • 2014-05-07 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, dies at 86
  • 2014-05-19 Michael Aldrich, British inventor (Online shopping), dies at 72
  • 2014-07-23 Dora Bryan [Broadhurst], English actress (Taste of Honey), dies at 91
  • 2014-11-12 Warren Clark, British actor, dies at 67
  • 2014-11-30 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament (1989-1992), dies at 89
  • 2014-12-20 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host, dies at 99
  • 2014-12-21 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, dies at 90
  • 2014-12-30 Yolande Donlan, British-American actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess), dies at 94
  • 2015-01-08 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 x Olympic gold eventing 1968, 72; World C'ship gold team 1970, 82), dies from cancer at 76
  • 2015-01-13 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world-famous whistler, dies at 91
  • 2015-01-21 Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), dies at 71
  • 2015-01-21 Leon Brittan, British politician, Home Secretary and member of the European Commission, dies at 75
  • 2015-02-01 Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle, British engineer, politician and CEO of the Equal Opportunities Commission, dies at 91