The United Kingdom in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 2,259

  • 1899-12-23 British Field Marshall Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa for the 2nd Boer War
  • 1899-12-29 British fleet seizes German Imperial Mail Steamer Bundesrath accused of carrying contraband
  • 1900-01-01 British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria are established
  • 1900-01-05 Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule
  • 1900-01-16 The United States Senate accepts the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounces its claims to the Samoan islands
  • 1900-01-24 Battle of Tugela-Spionkop, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 1900-01-29 Boers under Joubert beat British at Spionkop Natal, 2,000 killed
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
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 Cronj√© surrenders to British in Pardenberg, South Africa
  • 1900-03-10 Battle at Driefontein, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
  • 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.

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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

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1900-08-10 1st Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts (3-0)

  • 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, some 4000 Ashantis are defeated by the British in 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 1901-01-24 Emily Hobhouse views the British administrated concentration camp at Bloemfontein for women and children

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 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 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
  • 1902-08-09 Edward VII of Great Britain crowned having succeeded his mother 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • 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 of 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 sighing 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 3rd Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Boston (4-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • 1903-12-11 British forces under MacDonald & Younghusband march into Tibet
  • 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.
  • 1904-02-22 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
  • 1904-04-08 Great Britain and France establish their Entente Cordiale, a technical treaty settling long-standing disagreements over Morocco, Egypt, Africa, and the Pacific
  • 1904-04-08 British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 2,499

  • 1914-10-28 Richard Lawrence Millington Synge, British bio-chemist (Nobel 1952)
  • 1914-12-13 Alan Bullock, British historian and author (Hitler: A Study in Tyranny), born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England (d. 2004)
  • 1914-12-27 Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter
  • 1914-12-28 Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1984)
  • 1915-01-11 Robert Blair Mayne, British soldier, co-founder Special Air Service (d. 1955)
  • 1915-02-01 Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
  • 1915-02-16 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
  • 1915-02-19 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
  • 1915-04-13 Stephen Roberts, CEO (British Milk Marketing Board)
  • 1915-04-22 Lord Airedale, British Lord (social democrat)
  • 1915-05-06 John Arnold, British high court judge
  • 1915-05-09 Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
  • 1915-05-10 Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90)
  • 1915-05-10 John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, British peer
  • 1915-05-26 Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)
  • 1915-05-29 Lord Huntingfield, British agent to UN Secreteriat
  • 1915-06-08 Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), Member of Parliament for Harwich (1954-92) (d. 2004)
  • 1915-06-12 Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
  • 1915-06-16 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), born in Lithuania (d. 1995)
  • 1915-07-15 Alexander Durie, vice president (British AA)
  • 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)
  • 1915-10-26 Joe Fry, British racing driver, born in Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1950)
  • 1915-12-25 Noelle de Mosa, Neth/British dancer/teacher (Brigadoon)
  • 1916-01-12 William Pleeth, British cellist (d. 1999)
  • 1916-01-16 Frederick Stewart, British geologist
  • 1916-01-23 Airey Neave, British Major, politician and indictment server at the Nuremberg Trials (d. 1979)
  • 1916-02-06 John Crank, British mathematician (d. 2006)
  • 1916-02-25 Ian Wallace, British CEO

Person of interestHarold Wilson

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

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • 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, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
  • 1916-06-10 Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)
  • 1916-06-14 Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations
  • 1916-06-20 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor (Once in a Lifetime)
  • 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)

Person of interestEdward Heath

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

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • 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)
  • 1916-11-12 Paul Emery, British racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 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
  • 1917-05-13 Paul Osmond, British senior civil servant
  • 1917-05-24 Derek Hodgson, British high court judge
  • 1917-06-04 Allen Greenwood, deputy CEO (British Aerospace)
  • 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)

Person of interestJoan Fontaine

1917-10-22 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
  • 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 ice skater (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
  • 1918-04-11 William Perrie, British prison governor

Person of interestSpike Milligan

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

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 1918-04-16 Dick Gibson, British racing driver
  • 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)

Person of interestGuy Gibson

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

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • 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 chemist (Nobel 1969)
  • 1918-09-27 Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
  • 1919-01-20 Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
  • 1919-01-29 Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
  • 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)
  • 1919-06-18 Ted Leadbitter, British MP (Labour)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 1,280

  • 1992-07-10 Albert Pierrepoint, last and longest serving British executioner (est. 433-608 executed), dies at 87
  • 1992-08-12 Patricia Harmsworth, Lady Rothermere, [Bubbles], English socialite and actress, dies at 59
  • 1992-09-28 John Leech, British mathematician, dies at 66
  • 1992-10-29 Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies
  • 1993-01-18 Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
  • 1993-02-09 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
  • 1993-03-27 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1993-04-15 Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85
  • 1993-05-09 Penelope Gilliatt [Conner], British author
  • 1993-06-09 Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
  • 1993-07-12 Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 1993-09-01 Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
  • 1993-09-20 Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
  • 1993-09-24 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • 1993-09-26 James Boyden, British Labour MP (1959-79), dies at 82

Person of interestAnthony Burgess

1993-11-22 Anthony Burgess, British novelist and essayist (A Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Anthony Burgess
  • 1993-12-21 Philip Christison, British general (Rangoon), dies at 100
  • 1993-12-24 Alexander Mackendrick, British/US director (Lady Killers), dies at 81
  • 1994-01-03 Heather Sears, British actress (b. 1935)
  • 1994-03-17 Charlotte Auerbach, German-Born British geneticist and zoologist, dies at 94
  • 1994-04-07 Lee Brilleaux, British R&B-singer/guitarist (Dr Feelgood), dies of lymphoma at 41
  • 1994-04-09 Keith Watson, British comic strip artist (Dan Dare), dies at 59
  • 1994-04-15 Walter Clegg, British politician (C), 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, British screenwriter/director, dies at 86
  • 1994-06-07 Dennis Potter, British TV writer (Pennies from Heaven), dies at 59
  • 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 (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981), dies at 89
  • 1994-08-19 Nancy Keene Lancaster, US/British architect (Binnen House), 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 director (Thunderball), dies of at 79
  • 1994-09-08 Arthur Rex Alston, British sports commentator, 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 conducter (BBC Empire Orchestra), dies at 92
  • 1995-01-06 Edward Sutcliffe, judge (British Central Criminal Court), dies at 77
  • 1995-01-18 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (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 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect, dies at 69
  • 1995-01-29 Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 77
  • 1995-01-30 Gerald M Durrell, British zoologist/author (Mockery Bird), 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
  • 1995-02-15 Viscount Camrose, British large landowner/Conservative, dies
  • 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 Vivian Stanshall, British musician (Magical Mystery Tour), dies 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), 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

Person of interestHarold Wilson

1995-05-24 Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 74-76), dies of cancer at 79

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • 1995-05-28 Jean Muir, British fashion designer, dies at 66
  • 1995-08-02 Brian Smith, British sportscaster, dies
  • 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 airman, dies at 89

Person of interestAlec Douglas-Home

1995-10-09 Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1963-64), dies at 92

British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home
British Prime Minister
Alec Douglas-Home
  • 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 K 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 Scott, British priest, Chaplain to the Queen, dies at 72
  • 1996-08-31 David Pollock, Viscount Hanworth, British barrister, dies at 80