The United Kingdom in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 2,236

  • 1900-02-05 British troops under Gen Buller occupy Vaal Krantz, Natal
  • 1900-02-05 The United States and the United Kingdom sign treaty for Panama Canal
  • 1900-02-06 The Battle of Vaal Krantz, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900-02-07 British troops vacate Vaal Krantz, Natal

Historic Siege

1900-02-15 Boer War: Siege of Kimberley broken by British troops under Lieutenant-General John French after a 124 day siege. Kimberley defense led by Cecil Rhodes.

  • 1900-02-18 Battle at Paardeberg, 1,270 British killed/injured
  • 1900-02-18 British troops occupy Monte Christo, Natal
  • 1900-02-19 British troops occupy Hlangwane, Natal
  • 1900-02-22 Battle at Wynne's Hill, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900-02-23 Battle at Hart's Hill, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900-02-27 Boer General Cronjé surrenders to British in Pardenberg, South Africa
  • 1900-03-10 Battle of Driefontein, South Africa, British offensive against the Boers, who are forced to withdraw
  • 1900-03-10 Regents for the King of Uganda and leading chiefs sign a treaty with Great Britain agreeing to the organization of the government, taxation, courts, military, and other functions of their country, which is under British protection.

Historic Event

1900-03-11 British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury rejects peace overtures from the Boer leader Paul Kruger (on 5 March) as demanding too-favourable terms

  • 1900-03-13 British troops occupy Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State (Boer War)
  • 1900-03-17 In South Africa, British troops relieve Mafeking, besieged by the Boers since 13 October, 1899

Assassination Attempt

1900-04-04 Assassination attempt on Prince of Wales, later British King Edward VII when shot by Jean-Baptiste Sipido in protest over Boer war

  • 1900-04-04 British garrison of Reddersberg surrenders to Boer general De Wet
  • 1900-05-17 British troops relieve Mafeking (Cape Colony)
  • 1900-05-18 Britain proclaims protectorate over Kingdom of Tonga
  • 1900-05-26 British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa

Historic Event

1900-05-28 Paul Kruger, President of the Boer Republic of South Africa, flees its capital, Pretoria, goes to Watervalboven to evade the advancing British

  • 1900-05-31 British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg
  • 1900-06-01 British army occupies Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1900-06-05 Pretoria, capital of the Boer Republic of South Africa, falls to the British led by General Buller
  • 1900-06-07 Boer general Christian de Law occupies British rail depot at Roodewal
  • 1900-06-11 -12] Battle at Diamond Hill: British troops chase General Botha
  • 1900-06-22 In China, practically the whole foreign community in Peking, including many Chinese Christians, retreat to British compounds
  • 1900-06-23 British Governor Frederick Hodgson and some of his British supporters flee Fort Coomassie, Gold Coast, Africa, where they have been under siege since 6 April
  • 1900-07-03 The British evacuate Rustenburg and occupy Commando Nek and Silkaatsnek in the Anglo-Boer war
  • 1900-07-09 The Commonwealth of Australia is established by the British House of Commons
  • 1900-07-30 British Parliament passes several progressive social acts: a Mines Act, a Workmen's Compensation Act and a Railway Act
  • 1900-08-04 An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion
  • 1900-08-09 1st International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Dwight Davis & Holcombe Ward beat Ernest Black & Herbert Roper Barrett 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead over British Isles
  • 1900-08-30 Last 2,000 British prisoners in Nooitgedagt, South Africa, freed
  • 1900-08-31 British troops over run Johannesburg
  • 1900-09-02 A large demonstration by Nationalists in Dublin's Phoenix Park demand that Ireland be free of British rule
  • 1900-09-03 With a proclamation by General Lord Roberts, Britain annexes the Boer Republic of South Africa
  • 1900-09-06 British General Buller occupies Lydenburg, South Africa
  • 1900-10-04 In a final confrontation, around 4,000 Ashantis are defeated by the British in the Gold Coast (Ghana)
  • 1900-10-06 Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)
  • 1900-10-16 Great Britain and Germany sign the Anglo-German Treaty, agreeing to maintain territorial integrity of China and support 'open door' policy called for by US Secretary of State
  • 1900-10-25 Great Britain annexes the former Boer South African Republic, renaming it the Transvaal Colony

Historic Event

1900-11-29 General Horatio Kitchener assumes command of the British forces in South Africa from General Lord Roberts

  • 1900-12-13 Battle of Nooitgedacht: Boer generals De La Reyand Smuts defeat a British brigade under the command of Major General R. Clements
  • 1900-12-29 General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia
  • 1901-01-01 The Commonwealth of Australia is formed when the British (Imperial) Parliament Act, the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900, comes into effect

Historic Event

1901-01-22 After 63 years Britain stops sale of Queen Victoria postage stamps series & begins King Edward VII series

  • 1901-01-24 Emily Hobhouse views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children

Historic Event

1901-02-18 Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.

  • 1901-02-26 British General Kitchener confers with Boer general Louis Botha about peace conditions, which break down over the question of amnesty for some Boers
  • 1901-02-27 A General Committee of National Liberal Federation meets and adopts a resolution deploring the continuation of the war in South Africa and condemning the British Government's insistence on unconditional surrender by the Boers
  • 1901-04-15 1st British motorized burial
  • 1901-05-08 A British appointed commission estimates today that some 1,250,000 Indians have died after a severe drought, lasting since 1899
  • 1901-07-22 British House of Lords, in its role as court, rules trade unions can be sued for actions of its members - in Taff Vale Case
  • 1901-07-25 Emily Hobhouse addresses public meetings in Britain on the concentration camps during the South African War
  • 1901-08-15 Great Britain issues a proclamation calling on the Boers to surrender by 15 September or face banishment and confiscation of their property
  • 1901-08-17 The Royal Titles Act adds the words 'and the British Dominions beyond the Seas' to the monarch's style
  • 1901-09-26 Great Britain annexes the Ashanti Kingdom and places it under the governor of the Gold Coast (Ghana)
  • 1901-10-16 Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan's position against Russians
  • 1901-10-25 Joseph Chamberlain, British Colonial Affairs Secretary, makes an anti-German speech in Edinburgh; when word reaches Germany leads to widespread agitation against the British and breakdown of negotiations for Anglo-German alliance
  • 1901-11-18 The USA and Great Britain sign the Second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty, or Interoceanic Ship Canal Treaty
  • 1901-11-26 Italy and Britain sign an agreement fixing the frontier between their colonies of Eritrea and Sudan in East Africa
  • 1901-11-27 Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain
  • 1901-12-25 Battle at Tweefontein: British force camped on a hill is surprised by a Boer attack at 2am
  • 1902-01-08 The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin
  • 1902-01-10 Although it has professed neutrality in the Boer War, German Chancellor von Bulow joins others in attacking British actions in South Africa
  • 1902-01-30 Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea
  • 1902-02-24 Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British
  • 1902-03-07 Boers beat British troops at Tweebosch, Transvaal
  • 1902-05-06 British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die
  • 1902-05-19 Great Britain and Boers resume peace talks in Pretoria
  • 1902-05-24 Empire Day 1st celebrated in Britain
  • 1902-05-31 Boer War Ends; Treaty of Unity signed, Britain annexes Transvaal
  • 1902-07-11 British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury resigns
  • 1902-08-08 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Brooklyn, NY: Malcolm Whitman beats Reginald Doherty 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 to give US a 3-2 win over the British Isles
  • 1902-08-09 Edward VII of Great Britain crowned King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, succeeding his mother Queen Victoria
  • 1902-12-07 Britain and Germany issue an ultimatum to Venezuela demanding that President Cipriano Castro pay claims for damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899

Historic Event

1902-12-13 British and German ships bombard Venezuelan forts after President Castro refuses to comply with ultimatum demanding damages caused during his takeover of the government in 1899; Castro asks US President Theodore Roosevelt to arbitrate

Historic Event

1902-12-18 British parliament passes the Education Act, which will come to be regarded as the most important legislation of Arthur Balfour's government

  • 1903-01-01 In Delhi, a great durbar, or formal reception, marks the coronation of King Edward VII as Emperor of India; the British release some 16,000 prisoners in honor of the occasion
  • 1903-03-13 Fall of the Sokoto Caliphate in Northern Nigeria, the British claim supremacy on over 500,000 square miles
  • 1903-05-01 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Paris, where he is feted in a first step toward improving Anglo-French relations, culminating in the signing of the Entente Cordiale on 8 April, 1904
  • 1903-05-20 Britain's House of Commons begins a debate on the charges of poor administration and ill treatment of natives in Belgium's colony in the Congo Free State
  • 1903-06-06 President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France
  • 1903-06-29 British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo
  • 1903-08-08 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Boston, MA: Laurence Doherty beats William Larned 6-3, 6-8, 6-0, 2-6, 7-5 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-1 lead over US (ends 4-1)

Historic Event

1903-10-10 The Women's Social and Political Union is formed by Emmeline Pankhurst to fight for women's rights in Britain

  • 1903-11-02 British newspaper "Daily Mirror" begins publishing
  • 1903-12-11 British forces under MacDonald & Younghusband march into Tibet
  • 1904-02-22 The Hague Tribunal gives its decision in claims against Venezuela; it sets the sum to be paid by Venezuela and gives preferential treatment to the three powers that initiated the block - Britain, Germany, and Italy
  • 1904-02-22 The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina; the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.
  • 1904-04-08 British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law
  • 1904-04-08 Great Britain and France establish their Entente Cordiale, a technical treaty settling long-standing disagreements over Morocco, Egypt, Africa, and the Pacific
  • 1904-07-04 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: Laurence Doherty & Reggie Doherty beat Paul de Borman & William le Maire de Warzée 6-0, 6-1, 6-3 to give British Isles an unassailable 3-0 lead over Belgium (ends 5-0)
  • 1904-07-06 Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan
  • 1904-08-03 British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
  • 1904-09-04 Dalai Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
  • 1904-09-07 British forces in Tibet force the 13th Dalai Lama to sign a treaty granting Britain trading posts in Tibet and a guarantee that Tibet will not concede territory to foreign powers
  • 1904-09-26 Earl Grey is named British governor-general of Canada

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,384

  • 1915-07-15 Ron Smith, union leader (British Postal Workers)
  • 1915-07-21 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), born in London (d. 2002)
  • 1915-08-22 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), born in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1915-08-28 Max Robertson, British sports commentator, born in Dacca, Bengal (d. 2009)
  • 1915-08-29 Denys Hay, British historian, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1994)
  • 1915-10-24 Marghanita Laski, English journalist and author (Victorian chaise-lounge), born in Manchester, England (d. 1988)
  • 1915-12-25 Noelle de Mosa, Neth/British dancer/teacher (Brigadoon)
  • 1916-01-12 William Pleeth, British cellist and teacher (of Jacqueline du Pré), born in London, England (d. 1999)
  • 1916-01-16 Frederick Stewart, Scottish geologist, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2001)
  • 1916-01-23 Airey Neave, British soldier & politician, born in Knightsbridge, London (d. 1979)
  • 1916-02-06 John Crank, British mathematician, born in Hindley, United Kingdom (d. 2006)

Harold Wilson

1916-03-11 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1995)

  • 1916-03-17 Donald Gibson, British vice-admiral, Fleet Air Arm pilot of the WWII
  • 1916-03-17 Ray Ellington, British singer (d. 1985)
  • 1916-03-19 Eric Christmas, British actor (d. 2000)
  • 1916-05-14 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1916-06-04 Cecil Blacker, British Army officer, born in York, England (d. 2002)
  • 1916-06-10 Bill Waddington, British actor and comedian (Percy-Coronation Street), born in Oldham, England (d. 2000)
  • 1916-06-20 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster and actor (Once in a Lifetime), born in Newport, Wales (d. 1999)
  • 1916-06-21 Joe Bamford, British manufacturer and multi-millionaire, born in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England (d. 2001)
  • 1916-06-25 Philip Toynbee, British journalist and writer (Savage Days, Barricade), born in Oxford, England (d. 1981)

Edward Heath

1916-07-09 Edward Heath, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1970-74), born in Broadstairs, England (d. 2005)

  • 1916-09-18 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited (d. 1989)
  • 1916-09-24 John Lapsley, British air marshal, born in India (d. 1995)
  • 1916-09-28 Lord Cockfield, Horsham, United Kingdom, British politician (European Commissioner)
  • 1916-10-22 Michael F Howard, British Major-General (Gold Stick to the Queen)
  • 1916-11-23 Michael Gough, English actor (Hammer Horror Films, Search for the Nile), born in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya (d. 2011)
  • 1916-12-28 Noel Johnson, British actor (Frenzy, Frightmare, Royal Flash)
  • 1917-02-20 Frederick Page, CEO (British Aerospace Aircraft Group)
  • 1917-03-12 Tom Normanton, British MP
  • 1917-03-24 John Kendrew, British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1917-04-06 Leonora Carrington, Clayton-le-Woods UK, British-Mexican Surrealist artist
  • 1917-05-24 Derek Hodgson, British high court judge, born in Whitefield, Manchester (d. 2002)
  • 1917-06-04 Allen Greenwood, British aeronautical engineer and aerospace executive, born in 38 Court Yard, Eltham, London (d. 2009)
  • 1917-06-26 Wille Hamilton, British MP, born in Houghton-le-Spring, England (d. 2000)
  • 1917-07-23 John Stokes, British MP (C), born in Sandy, Bedfordshire (d. 2003)
  • 1917-07-27 John Cunningham, British Royal Air Force night fighter ace (WW II), born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2002)
  • 1917-07-27 Robert Cowans, executive director (British Aerospace)
  • 1917-08-01 Benjamin Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics), born in Leeds, England (d. 2011)
  • 1917-09-21 Phyllis Nicolson, British mathematician (Crank-Nicolson method), born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England (d. 1968)

Joan Fontaine

1917-10-22 Joan Fontaine [de Haviland], British-American Academy Award-winning actress (Gunga Din; Ivanhoe; Rebecca), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)

  • 1917-10-27 Augustine Harris, British Bishop of Middlesbrough, born in West Derby, Liverpool (d. 2007)
  • 1917-10-31 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2016)
  • 1917-11-16 John Whiting, British actor, dramatist and critic (PT Raiders, The Devils, The Good Companions), born in Salisbury, England (d. 1963)
  • 1917-11-27 Tiny Rowland [Roland Fuhrop], German/British owner (Observer)
  • 1917-12-19 Graham Sharp, British figure skater (World C'ship, European C'ship 1939), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918-01-28 Trevor Skeet, British MP
  • 1918-02-10 Idwal Pugh, British ombudsman
  • 1918-03-05 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/spy (MI6)/priest
  • 1918-03-20 Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer
  • 1918-04-16 Dick Gibson, British racing driver, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire (d. 2010)

Spike Milligan

1918-04-16 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), born in Ahmednagar, India (d. 2002)

  • 1918-04-23 Anthony Craxton, British TV producer, born in London (d. 1966)
  • 1918-05-13 John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)
  • 1918-06-03 Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help!, No Wreath for the General, Hammerhead), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • 1918-07-03 Fred Mulley, British Labour politician, born in Leamington Spa, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918-08-01 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, born in Carmarthenshire (d. 1999)

Guy Gibson

1918-08-12 Guy Gibson, British aviator who led the Dambusters (Victoria Cross), born in Simla, India (d. 1944)

  • 1918-08-13 Denis Smallwood, British air chief marshal, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1997)
  • 1918-08-27 Lord Winstanley, British MP (Labour) (d. 1993)
  • 1918-09-08 Derek Barton, British organic chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1969), born in Gravesend, Kent (d. 1998)
  • 1918-09-27 Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
  • 1919-01-20 Royalton Kisch, British conductor, born in Marylebone, London (d. 1995)
  • 1919-01-29 Norman Frederick Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum), born in London, England (d. 2011)
  • 1919-02-23 Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
  • 1919-03-06 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (d. 2006)
  • 1919-03-18 Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
  • 1919-03-23 Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
  • 1919-04-05 Douglas Henley, British auditor-general, born in Beckenham, Kent (d. 2003)
  • 1919-04-15 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), born in Conoor near Poona, India (d. 1996)
  • 1919-05-28 Charles John Robert Manners, 10th Duke of Rutland, British land owner/multimillionaire
  • 1919-06-06 Charles Pringle, British air marshal, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1919-06-11 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), born in Dublin (d. 2009)
  • 1919-06-26 Lord Rawlinson, British attorney general (Ewell) (d. 2006)
  • 1919-08-01 Stanley Middleton, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men), born in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 2009)
  • 1919-08-22 Alan Cathcart, 6th Earl Cathcart, British major-general (d. 1999)
  • 1919-08-27 John Donkin Dormand, Baron Dormand of Easington, British politician (Labour Party), born in Haswell, County Durham, England (d. 2003)
  • 1919-09-13 George Weidenfeld, British publisher (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • 1919-09-14 Deryck Cooke, British composer and musicologist, born in Leicester (d. 1976)
  • 1919-11-19 Angus "Alan" Young, British actor and voice actor (Mister Ed, Scrooge McDuck), born in North Shields, England (d. 2016)
  • 1919-11-24 David Kossoff, British actor and anti-drug campaigner (The Young Lovers, The Larkins), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1919-12-23 Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1919-12-25 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads), born in East Ham, London (d. 1985)
  • 1920-01-06 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium, born in Grantham, United Kingdom (d. 1987)
  • 1920-01-08 Douglas Wilmer, British actor (Sherlock Holmes, Octopussy, El Cid), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1920-01-09 Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1999)
  • 1920-01-09 Clive Dunn, British actor (Dad's Army, The Avengers), born in Brixton, London (d. 2012)
  • 1920-01-15 John Junor, Scottish journalist (Sunday Express), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1920-01-27 John Box, British film production designer and art director (d. 2005)
  • 1920-02-05 Frank Muir, British comedian (d. 1998)
  • 1920-03-11 Henry Marking, CEO (British Airways)
  • 1920-03-14 Dorothy Tyler-Odam, British high jumper (Olympic silver 36, 48)
  • 1920-04-06 Bernard Carter, British painter and etcher
  • 1920-04-07 Terence Armstrong, British polar geographer (d. 1996)
  • 1920-04-18 Walter Clegg, British politician (C), born in Bury, Lancashire (d. 1994)
  • 1920-05-13 Gareth Morris, British flautist (d. 2007)
  • 1920-05-20 William Simpson, British trade union leader
  • 1920-05-29 Robin Haydon, British diplomat, born in Wandsworth, England (d. 1999)
  • 1920-06-17 Patrick Duffy, British politician (L), born in Wigan, Lancashire

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,250

  • 1994-04-09 Keith Watson, British comic strip artist (Dan Dare), dies at 59
  • 1994-04-15 Walter Clegg, British politician, dies at 73
  • 1994-04-25 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 1994-05-12 John Smith, British Labour Party chairman (1992-94), dies at 55
  • 1994-05-27 Norman Cook, British museum curator, dies at 87
  • 1994-05-31 Sidney Gilliat, English screenwriter (Night Train to Munich) and director, dies at 86
  • 1994-06-14 Denys Hay, British historian, dies at 78
  • 1994-06-14 Simon Prior, British auto maker, dies of injuries
  • 1994-06-20 Louis Benjamin, British showman, dies at 71
  • 1994-06-26 Ian Board, British barkeeper (Colony Room), dies at 64
  • 1994-07-03 Felix Kelly, New Zealand-born British artist, dies at 80
  • 1994-07-30 Enid Balint-Edmonds, British psychoanalyst, dies at 90
  • 1994-07-31 Anne Shelton, British singer (Glenn Miller Band), dies at 66
  • 1994-08-05 Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot, dies at 84
  • 1994-08-14 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-British author (Crowds and Power) and winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at 89
  • 1994-08-19 Nancy Lancaster, American British decorator (Colefax and Fowler), dies at 96
  • 1994-08-28 David Wright, South African-British poet (Deafness: A Personal Account), dies of cancer at 74
  • 1994-08-30 Lindsay Anderson, British director (If ...), dies at 71
  • 1994-09-07 Terence Young, British film director (Dr No, Thunderball), dies of at 79
  • 1994-09-08 Rex Alston, English sports broadcaster and author (BBC radio), dies at 93
  • 1994-09-16 Dolly Hare, German/British actress (Broken Blossom), dies at 84
  • 1994-11-01 Syd Dernley, British hangman (1949-54), dies at 73
  • 1994-12-10 Keith Joseph, British MP (C), dies
  • 1994-12-11 Stanislaw Maczek, Polish-British general-major (WWII), dies at 102
  • 1994-12-21 Shauna McDonald Brown, British TV producer, dies at 37
  • 1995-01-03 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon, dies at 74
  • 1995-01-04 Leonard Hirsch, British violinist and conductor (BBC Empire Orchestra), dies at 92
  • 1995-01-06 Edward Sutcliffe, British judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
  • 1995-01-18 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman, and inventor (Gannex raincoats), dies at 79
  • 1995-01-22 Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar), dies at 88
  • 1995-01-27 Geoffrey Parsons, Australian/British pianist, dies at 65
  • 1995-01-27 Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
  • 1995-01-28 Jim Gilbert, British artist and criminal, dies at 61
  • 1995-01-29 Dickie Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold double sculls 1948), dies at 77
  • 1995-01-29 Ray Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
  • 1995-01-30 Gerald Durrell, British naturalist, zoologist and author (My Family and Other Animals), dies at 70
  • 1995-02-04 Betty Davis, British dance teacher of Dame Margot Fonteyn, dies
  • 1995-02-08 Wilhelm J. Soukop, Austrian-British sculptor, dies at 88
  • 1995-02-25 Jack Clayton, British director (Great Gatsby), dies at 73
  • 1995-03-02 Hugo Cole, British composer and critic, dies at 77
  • 1995-03-05 (Victor) "Vivian" Stanshall, British singer and comic songwriter (Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - "I'm The Urban Spaceman"; Magical Mystery Tour), dies in a fire at his home, at 51
  • 1995-03-05 Lord Benson [Henry Alexander], British accountant (Coopers & Lybrand), dies at 85
  • 1995-03-07 Don Cook, British foreign correspondent, dies at 74
  • 1995-03-08 Ota Adler, Czech-British fur trader and founder (Jewish Aid Trust), dies at 83
  • 1995-03-29 Jimmy McShane, Irish singer (Baltimora - "Tarzan Boy"), dies of AIDS at 37
  • 1995-04-01 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, dies at 93
  • 1995-04-04 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], British TV personality and disc Jockey, dies at 50 of an AIDS related illness
  • 1995-04-16 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster, dies at 86
  • 1995-05-28 Jean Muir, British fashion designer, dies at 66
  • 1995-08-02 Brian Smith, Canadian sportscaster and NHL player, dies at 54 after being shot the previous day
  • 1995-08-19 Danny Arnold, British TV producer, dies at 70
  • 1995-08-25 John Brunner, Britsih sci-fi author (100th Millennium), dies at 60
  • 1995-08-29 Harry Broadhurst, British Royal Air Force commander and flying ace of the Second World War, dies at 89
  • 1995-10-09 Lord Home of Hirsel, cricket (Middlesex player later British PM), dies
  • 1995-11-10 Boty Goodwin, British artist, dies at 29
  • 1995-11-19 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), dies at 83
  • 1995-11-21 Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
  • 1995-11-27 Simon Bailey, 1st British priest to say he had AIDS, dies at 40
  • 1995-12-05 Stanley Keith Runcorn, British geophysicist (reversals of earth's magnetic field), dies at 73
  • 1995-12-07 Tom Burns, British-Chilean publisher and editor, dies at 89
  • 1996-02-17 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary, dies at 84
  • 1996-03-04 Barbara Lewis, British obituarist, dies at 55
  • 1996-03-28 David Band, British banker (BZW), dies at 53
  • 1996-03-28 Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, British bibliophile, dies at 87
  • 1996-04-30 David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
  • 1996-05-24 John Abbott, British actor (The Jungle Book, Gigi, Smogasboard), dies from cancer at 90
  • 1996-06-10 Norman Lambert, British restaurateur, dies at 63 (b. 1933)
  • 1996-06-11 Alan Weeks, British sports commentator, dies at 72
  • 1996-06-25 Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (b. 1914)
  • 1996-07-08 Ernest Armstrong, British politician (L) and teacher, dies at 81
  • 1996-07-09 Peter Martini, British journalist, dies at 31
  • 1996-07-09 Susan Cowdy, British ornithologist, dies at 81
  • 1996-07-19 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969), dies at 73
  • 1996-08-31 David Pollock, Viscount Hanworth, British barrister, dies at 80
  • 1996-08-31 David Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen, dies at 72
  • 1996-09-14 Clive Beadon, British RAF Wing Commander and pilot (WWII), dies at 77
  • 1996-10-12 Vernon Elliott, British composer and bassoonist, dies at 84
  • 1996-12-16 Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), dies at 92
  • 1996-12-22 Hetta Empson, South African-British artist, dies at 81
  • 1997-01-10 Alexander R. Todd, British chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), dies at 89
  • 1997-02-02 Godfrey Baseley, British radio executive, dies at 92
  • 1997-08-07 Vincent Gulliver, Britain's oldest man, dies at 109
  • 1997-09-06 P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)
  • 1997-09-22 George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), dies at 97
  • 1997-09-30 Richard Selwyn Francis Schiling, British professor of occupational health, dies at 86
  • 1997-12-02 Shirley Crabtree Jr. [Big Daddy], English pro wrestler (record-breaking 64-inch chest), dies from a stroke at 67
  • 1997-12-04 Richard Vernon, British character actor (A Hard Days Night; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Gandhi), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 72

Enoch Powell

1998-02-08 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member infamous for his "Rivers of Blood" speech, dies at 85

  • 1998-03-16 Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel laureate, dies at 79
  • 1998-04-05 Cozy Powell [Colin Flooks] English rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group; Emerson, Lake & Powell), dies in a car crash at 50
  • 1998-05-02 Kevin Lloyd, British actor (b. 1949)
  • 1998-06-11 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy), dies at 91
  • 1998-07-27 Binnie Barnes, British actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers), dies at 95
  • 1998-09-07 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, dies at 85
  • 1998-09-10 Carl Forgione, British actor (b. 1944)
  • 1998-10-17 Joan Hickson, British actress (b. 1906)

Ted Hughes

1998-10-28 Ted Hughes, Poet and British Poet Laureate (1984-98), dies aged 68

  • 1998-11-02 Vincent Winter, Scottish child actor, dies at 50