The United Kingdom in History (Part 23)

Historical Events

Events 2201 - 2,236 of 2,236

  • 2012-03-09 Senior members of hacking group Lulz Sec are arrested, including one member of the FBI, in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland

Film & TV History

2012-03-25 Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron

St. Cuthbert Gospel

2012-04-17 The 8th century St. Cuthbert Gospel, Europe's oldest intact book, is purchased by the British Library for 9 million pounds

  • 2012-04-25 The United Kingdom dips back into recession after the economy shrank 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012
  • 2012-07-22 99th Tour de France won by Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain

Olympic Games

2012-07-27 Queen Elizabeth II opens the 30th Olympics in London, United Kingdom (with some help from 007)

Historic Event

2012-12-11 British physicist, Stephen Hawking, wins the $3 million Fundamental Physics Prize, the most lucrative academic prize in the world

  • 2013-03-11 Falkland Islands’ sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom
  • 2013-04-25 The United Kingdom reopens its embassy in Somalia after 22 years
  • 2013-07-06 British & Irish Lions Rugby Union team thrash Australia, 41-16 in Sydney for a 2-1 series win, their first against the Wallabies since 1997

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

2013-07-07 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Andy Murray beats Novak Đoković 6-4. 7-5. 6-4 to become the first British man to win a Wimbledon singles title since 1936

Sports History

2013-07-21 100th Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain

  • 2014-09-18 Scotland votes to stay a member of the United Kingdom in an independence referendum
  • 2014-12-07 The Archbishop of Canterbury claims that he is more shocked by the plight of Britain's hunger-stricken poor than suffering in African refugee camps
  • 2014-12-13 The British Government announces it will send hundreds of troops to Iraq, to train Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the conflict with Islamic State

Music History

2015-02-05 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London

Music History

2015-03-25 British musician Zayn Malik announces he is leaving the band One Direction

  • 2015-05-07 British General Elections: Conservative Party win outright majority and David Cameron returns as Prime Minister
  • 2015-07-18 "The Sun" newspaper in Britain controversially publishes old picture and video of Queen Elizabeth giving Nazi salute in 1933
  • 2015-07-26 102nd Tour de France won by Chris Froome of Great Britain
  • 2015-08-21 1st British unmanned drone hit on a UK citizen outside a conflict - ISIS fighter Reyaad Khan in Raqqa, Syria
  • 2015-08-22 A vintage Hawker Hunter plane crashes onto the A27 dual carriageway road during the Shoreham airshow in Britain killing at least 11
  • 2015-09-07 British archaeologists announce the discovery of a Neolithic "superhenge" under 3ft of earth at Durrington Walls
  • 2015-09-09 Queen Elizabeth II becomes Great Britain's longest-reigning monarch at 63 years and seven months, beating the previous record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria

Boxing Title Fight

2015-11-28 British boxer Tyson Fury beats Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to win WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, The Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles in Düsseldorf, Germany; ends Klitschko's 9 year reign as champion

  • 2015-11-29 104th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats Belgium in Ghent 6-3, 7-5, 6-3, 1st win since 1936
  • 2015-12-17 José Mourinho is sacked as manager of British Premier football club Chelsea
  • 2016-01-25 British rowing team becomes first female crew and first crew of four to cross the Pacific, San Francisco to Cairns in 257 days
  • 2016-02-12 Britain's Ordnance Survey, using NASA data posts map of Mars on Flickr
  • 2016-03-02 Oldest known land fossil (Tortotubus - 440 million years old) from Gotland, Sweden, revealed by British scientists
  • 2016-06-16 British MP (L) Jo Cox is shot and killed outside her constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire
  • 2016-06-18 Soyuz capsule returns to Earth 1st British International Space Station astronaut Tim Peake, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Timothy Kopra after 186 days

Historic Event

2016-06-30 British political candidates announce their bids for leader of Conservative party, including Theresa May and Michael Gove, Boris Johnson rules himself out

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 2,383

  • 1978-06-27 Lolly [Anna Shantha Kumble], British singer ("Viva la Radio"), born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
  • 1978-07-04 Stephen McNally, British singer and songwriter (BBMak, 10 Reasons to Live), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1978-10-07 Alesha Dixon, British pop singer (Mis-Teeq), born in Welwyn Garden City, England
  • 1978-10-19 James Roberts, British Ice Hockey Player
  • 1978-12-02 Chris Wolstenholme, British rock bassist (Muse), born in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
  • 1978-12-23 Jodie Marsh, British glamour model, born in Brentwood, United Kingdom
  • 1979-01-02 Suranne Jones, British actress
  • 1979-01-14 Karen Elson, British supermodel, born in Oldham, United Kingdom
  • 1979-01-20 Will Young, British singer-songwriter & actor, born in Wokingham, United Kingdom
  • 1979-01-27 Rosamund Pike, British actress (Gone Girl), born in London, England
  • 1979-01-31 Daniel Tammet, British writer & autistic savant, born in Barking, London
  • 1979-03-20 Freema Agyeman, English actress (Doctor Who, New Amsterdam), born in London, England
  • 1979-04-18 Anthony Davidson, British Formula One driver, born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1979-04-29 Jo O'Meara, British pop singer and songwriter (S Club - "Bring It All Back"), born in Romford, England
  • 1979-05-04 Wes Butters, British broadcaster, born in Salford, England
  • 1979-06-24 Craig Shergold, British internet folklore subject
  • 1979-07-07 Carl Breeze, British racing driver, born in King's Lynn, United Kingdom
  • 1979-07-22 James Mason [Atkins], British professional wrestler, born in London, England
  • 1979-08-08 Richard Harwood, British cellist
  • 1979-08-17 Marcus Patric, British actor (Hollyoaks), born in Gosport, England
  • 1979-08-23 Ritchie Neville, British musician, born in Solihull, United Kingdom
  • 1979-08-30 Leon Lopez, British actor (Brookside), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1979-09-19 Dannielle Brent, British actress (Bad Girls), born in Rush Green, London
  • 1979-10-04 Stefan Booth, British actor (Eastenders)
  • 1979-11-09 Caroline Flack, British television presenter (Love Island), born in Enfield Town, United Kingdom (d. 2020)
  • 1979-11-25 Thea Gilmore, British rock and folk singer-songwriter, born in Oxford, England
  • 1980-01-30 Leilani Dowding, British glamour model, born in Bournemouth, United Kingdom
  • 1980-02-05 Jo Swinson, British politician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1980-03-23 Russell Howard, British stan-up comedian, radio and television presenter, born in Bristol, England
  • 1980-04-10 Charlie Hunnam, British actor (Sons of Anarchy), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 1980-04-15 Natalie Casey, British actress
  • 1980-05-27 Jessica Deglau, 200m butterfly (Olympics 1996), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1980-06-01 Oliver James, British actor
  • 1980-06-29 Mel Peachey, British television personality (PlayMania), born in London
  • 1980-08-20 Rochelle Gadd, British actress (Hollyoaks)
  • 1980-09-18 Charles Hedger, British musician (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1980-09-20 Jonathan Le Billon, British actor
  • 1980-09-21 Nyree Lewis, British Paralympic swimmer
  • 1980-11-28 Stuart Taylor, British footballer
  • 1980-12-06 Steve Lovell, British footballer (Dundee), born in Amersham, England
  • 1980-12-25 Laura Sadler, British actress, born in Ascot, United Kingdom (d. 2003)
  • 1981-01-11 Tom Meighan, British singer (Kasabian), born in Leicester, United Kingdom
  • 1981-02-01 Rob Austin, British auto racer (British GT Championship - GT4 runner-up 2008), born in Evesham, England
  • 1981-02-10 Holly Willoughby, British TV presenter, born in Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 1981-02-16 Jay Howard, British racing driver
  • 1981-03-26 Jay Sean [Kamaljit Singh Jhooti], British pop, Bhaṅgṛā, and R&B singer, born in London, England
  • 1981-04-01 Hannah Spearritt, British pop singer (S-Club7), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
  • 1981-04-10 Liz McClarnon, British singer (Atomic Kitten), born in Liverpool

Hayden ChristensenHayden Christensen (41 years old)

1981-04-19 Canadian actor (Sam-Life as a House, Star Wars), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • 1981-04-25 John McFall, British Paralympic sprinter and ESA astronaut, born in Frimley, Surrey, England
  • 1981-04-30 Emma Pierson, British actress
  • 1981-04-30 Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor and writer (Dr. Raj Koothrappali - The Big Bang Theory), born in London
  • 1981-06-22 Chris Urbanowicz, British rock guitarist (The Editors, 2002-12), born in Aslockton, England
  • 1981-06-25 Sheridan Smith, British actress (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps), born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1981-08-08 Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer
  • 1981-09-03 Fearne Cotton, British television presenter (Top of the Pops, Radio 1), born in London, England
  • 1981-11-14 Tom Ferrier, British racing driver
  • 1981-11-26 Natasha Bedingfield, British singer (Unwritten), born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, England
  • 1981-12-20 Chris Edwards, British rock bassist (Kasabian), born in England
  • 1981-12-27 Javine [Dionne Hylton], British singer (Surrender, Touch My Fire), born in London, England
  • 1981-12-28 Sienna Miller, British actress, born in NYC, New York
  • 1982-01-11 Ashley Taylor Dawson, British actor and singer, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1982-01-16 (Samuel) Preston, British pop singer (The Ordinary Boys), born in Worthing, West Sussex, England
  • 1982-03-13 Jeremy Curl, British explorer, first non-African to cross the Tanezrouft area of the Sahara without motorized transport, born in Tokyo
  • 1982-03-19 Matt Littler, British actor
  • 1982-03-21 Colin Turkington, British racing driver
  • 1982-04-01 Gemma Hunt, British children's television presenter, born in Wiltshire, England

Seth RogenSeth Rogen (40 years old)

1982-04-15 Canadian actor and writer (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Interview), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

  • 1982-04-26 Jon Lee, English actor and singer (S Club 7), born in Ipplepen, Devon
  • 1982-04-30 Cleo Higgins, British singer and actress (Cleopatra), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1982-05-26 David Reed, British writer and comedian
  • 1982-06-08 Katy Morgan-Davies, British politician
  • 1982-06-14 Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • 1982-06-30 Andy Knowles, British musician (Franz Ferdinand), born in Bolton, England
  • 1982-07-17 Natasha Hamilton, British singer (Atomic Kitten - "Whole Again"), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • 1982-08-06 Karl Davies, British actor
  • 1982-08-08 David Florence, British canoeist
  • 1982-08-11 Alan Halsall, British actor
  • 1982-09-30 Michelle Marsh, British model, born in Roydon, England
  • 1982-10-26 Adam Carroll, Northern Irish racing driver, born in Portadown, Northern Ireland
  • 1982-10-31 The Cheeky Girls [Gabriela and Monica Irimia], British-Romanian pop singers, born in Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania, Romania
  • 1982-12-25 Shystie [Chanel Cali], British rapper-songwriter, born in London Borough of Hackney, United Kingdom
  • 1983-01-31 James Sutton, British television actor, born in Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
  • 1983-02-02 Alex Westaway, British rock singer (Gunship; Fightstar), born in Northamptonshire, England
  • 1983-02-23 Emily Blunt, English-American actress (The Girl on the Train, The Quiet Place), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1983-05-08 Matt Willis, British pop singer, bassist (Busted), and television personality, born in Tooting, London, England
  • 1983-05-14 Tom Welham, British musician (Thirteen Senses)
  • 1983-05-19 Jessica Fox, British actress
  • 1983-06-06 Gemma Bissix, British actress
  • 1983-06-13 Matt Allison, British racing driver
  • 1983-06-17 Lee Ryan, English singer (Blue), born in Chatham, Kent
  • 1983-06-19 Mark Selby, British snooker player (world champion 2014, 16-17, 21), born in Leicester, England
  • 1983-06-30 Brendon James, British pop drummer (Thirteen Senses - "Into The Fire"), born in Cornwall
  • 1983-06-30 Cheryl [Tweedy], British singer (Girls Aloud), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • 1983-06-30 Patrick Wolf, English musician, born in London, England
  • 1983-07-11 Kellie Shirley, British actress (In The Long Run, 2018-20 - "Kisty"; EastEnders, 2006-08 - "Carly"), and TV and radio presenter, born in Croydon, London, England
  • 1983-07-17 Brooke Kinsella, British actress (Eastenders), born in London, England
  • 1983-08-07 Tina O'Brien, British actress, born in Manchester, England
  • 1983-08-08 Guy Burnet, British actor
  • 1983-08-14 Elena Baltacha, Ukrainian-British tennis player, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2014)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths