The United Kingdom in History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 900 of 2,257

  • 1904-07-05 British Isles beats Belgium 5-0 at Wimbledon to win the International Lawn Tennis Challenge (later Davis Cup)
  • 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
  • 1904-10-22 Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship
  • 1904-11-02 British newspaper "Daily Mirror" begins publishing
  • 1905-04-01 British East African Protectorate becomes colony of Kenya
  • 1905-07-12 The British and Japanese renew their alliance (of January 1902) for 10 years and agree to provide mutual support if attacked by other power
  • 1905-07-24 5th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1905-11-22 British, Italian, Russian, French and Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1905-12-04 British government of Arthur Balfour resigns

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • 1905-12-11 British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms
  • 1906-01-10 The British and French begin consultations on military and naval issues

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1906-01-12 Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included H. H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George

  • 1906-01-22 SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130
  • 1906-02-01 Dorothy Grey, wife of British Foreign Secretary Edward Grey fatally injured
  • 1906-02-10 British battleship HMS Dreadnought launches after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with its revolutionary design
  • 1906-02-15 British Labour Party founded
  • 1906-02-27 France and Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
  • 1906-03-24 "Census of the British Empire" shows Great Britain rules 1/5th of the world
  • 1906-05-03 British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
  • 1906-05-22 A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: the last British soldiers stationed in Canada
  • 1906-06-05 Determined to keep pace with Britain as a major naval power, the German Reichstag passes new navy legislation, increasing the total tonnage in Germany's fleet
  • 1906-06-18 6th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0)
  • 1906-07-04 Great Britain, France, and Italy declare independence of Ethiopia (Abyssinia), but all lay claim to their own 'spheres of influence' in that land

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1906-08-15 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits German Emperor Wilhelm II to discuss the escalating rivalry between their nations' naval forces

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1906-09-01 British New Guinea placed under Australian administration
  • 1906-10-28 Belgian-British "Union Minière du Haut Katanga" mining company created in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 1906-12-06 The British grant Transvaal self-government
  • 1906-12-21 British Parliament pass two important pieces of social legislation: The Trades Disputes Bill, legalizing peaceful picketing, and The Workingmen's Compensation Act, broadening employers' liability for accidents
  • 1906-12-30 The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, later laid down the foundations of Pakistan
  • 1906-12-31 French, British and Italian treaty concerning rights on Abyssinia
  • 1907-01-12 Britain grants responsible government to former colony of Transvaal
  • 1907-01-26 The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III rifle officially introduced into British Military Service, 2nd oldest military rifle still in official use
  • 1907-02-13 English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested
  • 1907-02-26 Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP)
  • 1907-05-16 In the Pact of Cartagena, Great Britain, France, and Spain agree to maintain the status quo in the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa
  • 1907-07-01 The Orange River Colony, known as the Orange Free State, is granted self-government by the British
  • 1907-07-23 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)

  • 1907-08-03 Emperor Wilhelm (Germany) meets with Tsar Nicholas (Russia) to discuss Germany's plan to build a railroad to Baghdad; the discussion helps move Russia towards Britain and eventually the Triple Alliance
  • 1907-08-31 Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet
  • 1907-09-05 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain
  • 1907-09-26 New Zealand and Newfoundland each become dominions within the British Empire
  • 1908-01-23 US & Great Britain demand end of abuses in Congo
  • 1908-04-05 British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908-04-08 H. H. Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British Prime Minister

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • 1908-05-26 At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made, rights acquired by the United Kingdom

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1908-06-09 King Edward VII of Great Britain visits Tsar Nicholas II at Reval, Russia, where the two discuss the growing power of Germany and British plans for reform in Macedonia

  • 1908-06-10 The Australian Parliament passes the Invalid and Old Age Pensions Act providing for pensions for British subjects (excluding aborigines) at age 65
  • 1908-08-11 King Edward VII of Britain meets with Emperor Wilhelm of Friedrichshof, Germany; the main point of contention is the increasing size of Germany's navy
  • 1908-08-13 King Edward VII of Great Britain meets with Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria at Ischl; the King tries to persuade the Emperor to advise Germany against aggressive (anti-British) policies
  • 1908-10-28 The English Newspaper the Daily Telegraph prints an interview with Germany's Emperor Wilhelm II, who characterises himself as personally friendly to Britain but suggests the German people are hostile, causing uproar in both countries
  • 1909-01-01 In Great Britain, the Old Age Pension Law is finally instituted, providing pensions for every British subject over 70 with low income
  • 1909-07-27 British ship SS Waratah is last seen en-route from Durban to Cape Town; 211 on board are missing and no trace of the ship ever found
  • 1909-09-20 The British Parliament passes the South Africa Act; it calls for union of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange River Colony, and Transvaal; and both English and Dutch as official languages

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1909-11-30 British House of Lords rejects David Lloyd George's 'People's Budget', which tried to shift tax burden to the wealthy. Leads to the Parliament Act; intent to stop unelected house overruling will of the elected house.

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • 1910-01-03 British miners strike for 8 hour working day
  • 1910-01-21 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
  • 1910-02-01 1st British labour exchange opens
  • 1910-02-25 Dalai Lama flees Tibet for British India to escape Chinese troops

Meeting of InterestNine Kings in One Room

1910-05-06 George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII
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  • 1910-05-10 The British House of Commons pass three major resolutions on political reform
  • 1910-05-20 Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII held in Westminster Abbey, has one of the largest assemblages of European royalty
  • 1910-09-22 The Duke of York's Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain
  • 1911-02-18 The first official flight with air mail takes place in Allahabad, British India, when Henri Pequet, a 23-year-old pilot, delivers 6,500 letters to Naini, about 10 km away.
  • 1911-02-22 The Canadian Parliament resolves to maintain union with the British Empire, while controlling domestic fiscal affairs
  • 1911-05-15 British House of Commons accept Parliament Bill
  • 1911-07-13 Great Britain and Japan renew their alliance of 1902 for another four years; the reason Japan joins WWI on the Allies side
  • 1911-07-20 Generals Henry Wilson/Auguste Dubail sign plan for British Expeditionary army in case of war with Germany
  • 1911-08-23 British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith holds secret meeting about British strategy in case of war with Germany
  • 1911-09-18 Britain's 1st twin-engine airplane (Short S.39) test flown
  • 1911-11-18 Britain's first seaplane flies
  • 1912-01-04 The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter.
  • 1912-02-08 British Emissary journeys to Berlin to suggest that Britain might support German colonial aspirations in Africa if Germany agrees to hold her current naval strength
  • 1912-04-11 The UK Parliament introduce a Irish home rule bill, granting Ireland its own bicameral parliament and be required to send a representative to the British House of Commons; Protestants in Ulster resist
  • 1912-07-15 British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
  • 1912-07-22 In the face of ever-increasing German naval power, the British Admiralty decides to recall British warships from the Mediterranean and base them in the North Sea
  • 1912-08-21 Francis Carter-Cotton chosen 1st chancellor of University of British Columbia
  • 1912-11-30 11th Davis Cup: British Isles beats Australasia in Melbourne (3-2)
  • 1912-12-23 In Delhi, India, terrorist agitation continues as British Viceroy Lord Hardinge is wounded by a bomb explosion
  • 1913-01-16 British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1913-04-03 British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst sentenced to 3 years in jail

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • 1913-05-07 British House of Commons rejects women's right to vote
  • 1913-05-26 Emily Duncan becomes Great Britain's first woman magistrate
  • 1913-07-12 150,000 Ulstermen gather and resolve to resist Irish Home Rule by force of arms; since the British Liberals have promised the Irish nationalists Home Rule, civil war appears imminent
  • 1913-07-28 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
  • 1913-10-10 British passenger ship Volturno catches fire in Atlantic (136 killed)
  • 1913-10-14 Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, the United Kingdom's worst coal mining accident, an explosion claims 439 lives.
  • 1913-12-13 British foreign minister Sir Edward Grey proposes that southern Albania be divided between Greece and Albania with compensation to Greece in the Aegean islands
  • 1914-01-01 Northern & Southern Nigeria united in British colony of Nigeria
  • 1914-03-01 Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum
  • 1914-05-06 British House of Lords rejects women's suffrage
  • 1914-05-25 British House of Commons passes the Irish Home Rule Bill
  • 1914-07-20 Armed resistance against British rule begins in Ulster

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-07-26 First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1914-07-26 Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrive from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens
  • 1914-07-28 First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow
  • 1914-07-29 British fleet leaves Portland/passes Straits of Dover

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 2,496

  • 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, Great Britain, 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
  • 1920-06-17 Patrick Duffy, British politician (L), born in Wigan, Lancashire
  • 1920-06-20 Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge
  • 1920-06-21 Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC), born in Knockando, Morayshire, Scotland (d.1994)
  • 1920-07-15 Ruthven Wade, British Air Chief marshal
  • 1920-07-18 Eric Brandon, British racing driver, born in East Ham, Essex (d. 1982)
  • 1920-07-20 Jack Harman, British general
  • 1920-07-20 Jeffrey Petersen, British diplomat
  • 1920-07-22 Malcolm Hughes, British artist, born in Manchester
  • 1920-07-27 James Munn, Scottish educationalist and commissioner (British University) (d. 2009)
  • 1920-08-12 Peter West, British sports commentator
  • 1920-09-04 Teddy Johnson, British singer (Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson), born in Surbiton, Surrey (d. 2018)
  • 1920-09-05 Peter Racine Fricker, British composer, born in London (d. 1990)
  • 1920-09-16 Sheila Quinn, adviser (British Red Cross)
  • 1920-09-23 Gerard W Taylor, South African/British surgeon
  • 1920-10-06 Lord Donaldson of Lymington, British judge (d. 2005)
  • 1920-11-02 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress (Gone with the Wind, Whistling in the Dark), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2012)
  • 1920-11-05 Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1920-11-11 Roy Jenkins, British MP (Labour)
  • 1920-11-22 Anne Crawford, British film actress (Knights of the Round Table), born in Haifa, Palestine (d. 1956)
  • 1920-12-06 George Porter, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1920-12-29 Syd Dernley, British hangman (1949-54), born in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire (d. 1994)
  • 1921-01-13 Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)
  • 1921-02-05 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1921-02-16 Araucaria, British crossword compiler
  • 1921-02-20 Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, born in Bexhill-on-Sea, England (d. 1999)
  • 1921-02-22 David Greene, British television director (d. 2003)
  • 1921-03-06 Oliver Wright, British Ambassador (To US)
  • 1921-03-19 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician (d. 1984)
  • 1921-03-26 George Jefferson, CEO (British Telecom)
  • 1921-04-05 Patricia Ford, Lady Fisher, Irish politician and founder (British Women Caring Trust), born in Donaghadee, County Down, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1921-04-06 Franta Belsky, British sculptor
  • 1921-04-09 Yitzhak Navon, President of Israel (1978-83), born in Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine (d. 2015)
  • 1921-04-11 Martin Buckmaster, 3rd Viscount Buckmaster, British diplomat
  • 1921-04-12 Alfred Mabbs, British archivist (Public Records Office), born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1921-04-13 James Wilson, British Lt-General
  • 1921-05-06 Erich Freid, Austrian and British writer, born in Vienna (d. 1988)
  • 1921-05-06 Robert Fell, CEO (British Stock Exchange)
  • 1921-05-11 Ian Percival, British politician (C) and Solicitor General (d. 1998)
  • 1921-05-13 Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader
  • 1921-05-17 John Garlick, British senior civil servant
  • 1921-05-20 John Harrison, British vice admiral/surgeon
  • 1921-05-31 Andrew Grima, British jeweller
  • 1921-06-12 Christopher Derrick, British writer, born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1921-06-27 Muriel Pavlow, British actress (Murder, She Said, Reach for the Sky), born in Lewisham, South East London
  • 1921-07-31 Peter Benenson, British founder of Amnesty International, born in London (d. 2005)
  • 1921-08-08 John Herbert Chapman, British physicist (d. 1979)
  • 1921-08-10 Leonard Lickorish, dir-gen (British Tourist Authority)
  • 1921-08-12 Patrick Howard-Dobson, president (Royal British Legion)
  • 1921-09-11 Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), born in London England (d. 1990)
  • 1921-09-24 Leonard Overton, British glider pilot (Arnhem 1944)
  • 1921-09-24 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer, born in London, England
  • 1921-09-27 Dennis Nineham, British theologian, (d. 2016)
  • 1921-11-26 Verghese Kurien, Indian engineer (billion-litre idea), born in Calicut, India (d. 2012)
  • 1922-01-25 Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)
  • 1922-02-06 Denis Norden, British television personality
  • 1922-02-13 Lord Pym of Sandy, British minister of foreign affairs
  • 1922-02-16 Geraint Evans, British opera vocalist (Knaben Wunderhorn)
  • 1922-03-17 Megan Bull, British head mistress (Holloway Jail)
  • 1922-04-09 Michael Palliser, head of British diplomatic service, born in Reigate, Surrey (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-10 David Orr, deputy chairman (Inchcape)/CEO (British Council, Unilever)
  • 1922-05-13 Michael Ainsworth, British cricketer (d. 1978)
  • 1922-05-18 GMcC Kitson, British principal (Central School of Speech/Drama)
  • 1922-06-09 Peter Beazley, British politician (C) (European Parliament), born in Chale, Isle of Wight (d. 2004)
  • 1922-07-26 Frank Price, CEO (British Waterways Board), born in Birmingham (d. 2017)
  • 1922-08-01 Frank Hauser, British theatrical director (Oxford Playhouse), born in Cardiff (d. 2007)
  • 1922-08-02 Lord Murray of Epping Forest [Lionel], British labour politician and union leader (General Secretary TUC), born in Hadley, Telford (d. 1984)
  • 1922-08-12 Lord Colinbrook, British government minister
  • 1922-08-23 Jack Boddy, British trade union leader, born in Norwich (d. 2004)
  • 1922-09-01 Yvonne De Carlo, Canadian actress (10 Commandments, Lily-Munsters), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2007)
  • 1922-09-16 Guy Hamilton, British director (Goldfinger), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1922-09-20 David Nicolson, British businessman and politician (Chairman of BTR Industries-1969), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1922-11-19 Stanley K Runcorn, British geophysicist (Doctor of Utrecht)
  • 1922-12-16 Anthony Simmons, British writer and film director (The Optimists of Nine Elms), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1923-02-11 Ronald Arculus, British diplomat
  • 1923-02-15 Justice Drake, British justice
  • 1923-03-26 Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 1,277

  • 1996-12-22 Hetta Empson, South African-British artist, dies at 81
  • 1996-12-29 Willaim Brown, British TV executive, dies at 67
  • 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, British professional wrestler (b. 1930)
  • 1997-12-04 Richard Vernon, British actor (Gandhi, Hard Days Night), dies at 72
  • 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, British musician (b. 1947)
  • 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)

Person of interestTed Hughes

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

  • 1998-11-02 Vincent Winter, British actor (b. 1957)
  • 1998-11-13 Valerie Hobson, British actress (b. 1917)
  • 1998-12-01 Freddie Young, British cinematographer (Lawrence of Arabia), dies at 96
  • 1998-12-07 John Addison, British composer (b. 1920)
  • 1999-01-15 Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)
  • 1999-02-08 Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British writer (The Sea, The Sea), dies at 79
  • 1999-02-09 Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
  • 1999-02-28 Christine Glanville, British Puppeteer (. 1924)
  • 1999-03-12 Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • 1999-03-17 Rod Hull, British comedian (Emu), dies after falling off a roof at 63
  • 1999-03-20 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, dies at 79
  • 1999-03-21 Ernie Wise, British comedian (b. 1925)
  • 1999-04-14 Anthony Newley, British actor and singer-songwriter (Doctor Dolittle; Goldfinger theme; Willy Wonka score), dies at 67
  • 1999-04-15 Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (b. 1944)
  • 1999-04-26 Jill Dando, British television presenter (b.1961)
  • 1999-05-02 Edward Portman, 9th Viscount Portman, British landowner and multimillionaire, dies at 65
  • 1999-06-16 David Edward Sutch, British musician (b. 1940)
  • 1999-06-23 Buster Merryfield, British actor (Only Fools and Horses), dies of a brain tumor at 78
  • 1999-07-12 Bill Owen [William Owen Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Not So Dusty), dies from pancreatic cancer at 85
  • 1999-08-12 John Rigby Hale, British linguist and historian, dies at 75
  • 1999-08-15 Sir Hugh Casson, British architect and artist (b. 1910)
  • 1999-09-17 Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928)
  • 1999-09-22 Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, dies at 81
  • 1999-11-21 Quentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (b. 1908)
  • 1999-12-29 Leon Radzinowicz, British criminologist (b. 1906)
  • 2000-01-02 Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)
  • 2000-01-14 Charles Pick, British publisher (William Heinemann), dies at 82
  • 2000-01-17 Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
  • 2000-01-26 Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)
  • 2000-03-07 Charles Gray, British actor (Clay-Rawhide, Diamonds Are Forever, The Rocky Horror Picture Show), dies at 71
  • 2000-03-28 Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)
  • 2000-04-11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • 2000-05-06 Leonard Lopes-Salzedo, British composer

Person of interestJohn Gielgud

2000-05-21 Sir John Gielgud, British stage and screen actor and director (Hamlet, Arthur, Ages of Man), dies at 96

  • 2000-05-25 Nicholas Clay, English actor (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 53
  • 2000-05-27 Crawford Murray MacLehose of Beoch, British statesman (b. 1917)
  • 2000-06-02 Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
  • 2000-06-24 Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
  • 2000-06-28 Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
  • 2000-07-01 Sarah Payne, British murder victim (b. 1992)
  • 2000-07-22 Eric Christmas, British actor (b. 1916)

Person of interestAlec Guinness

2000-08-05 Alec Guinness, British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), dies of liver cancer at 86

  • 2000-09-09 Julian Critchley, British politician (b. 1930)
  • 2000-09-19 Anthony Robert Klitz, British artist (b. 1917)
  • 2000-10-01 Reginald Kray, British gangster (b. 1933)
  • 2000-10-03 John Grant, British politician (b. 1932)
  • 2000-11-09 Hugh Paddick, English actor (Round the Horne), dies at 85
  • 2000-11-12 John Bury, British stage designer who worked with Peter Hall, dies at 75
  • 2001-01-11 Michael Williams, British actor, husband of Judi Dench (b. 1935)
  • 2001-01-16 Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)
  • 2001-01-30 Johnnie Johnson, British fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • 2001-03-02 John Diamond, British journalist, dies of cancer at 47
  • 2001-03-13 Cranley Onslow, British politician (C, dies at 74
  • 2001-04-01 Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (revival of traditional forms of astrology in the late 20th century), dies at 81
  • 2001-04-03 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist, dies at 89
  • 2001-05-02 Ted Rogers, British comedian (b. 1935)
  • 2001-05-30 Tony Ashton, British musician (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), dies of cancer at 55
  • 2001-08-03 Christopher Hewett, British actor (b. 1922)
  • 2001-08-18 David Peakall, British scientist (b. 1931)
  • 2001-09-01 Brian Moore British sports commentator (b. 1932)
  • 2001-10-07 Christopher Adams, British-born pro wrestler and judoka (b. 1955)
  • 2001-10-12 Quintin Hogg, British politician, Baron Hailsham of St Marylebone, dies at 94 (b. 1907)
  • 2001-10-23 Ronald William Kirby, British artist, dies at 72
  • 2001-11-05 Barry Horne, a British animal liberation activist.
  • 2001-11-14 Charlotte Coleman, British actress (Four Weddings and a Funeral), dies of an asthma attack at 33
  • 2001-11-28 William Reid, British aviator awarded the Victoria Cross (b. 1921)
  • 2001-12-09 Michael Carver, British soldier (b. 1915)
  • 2002-01-16 Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2002-02-07 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (b. 1913)
  • 2002-02-09 Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)
  • 2002-02-11 Barry Foster, British actor (b. 1931)

Person of interestSpike Milligan

2002-02-27 Spike Milligan, Irish-British actor and comedian (The Goon Show, 3 Musketeers), dies of kidney failure at 83

Comedian and author Spike Milligan
Comedian and author
Spike Milligan
  • 2002-03-04 Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)

Person of interestDudley Moore

2002-03-27 Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur, Bedazzled), dies at 66

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

Person of interestQueen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

2002-03-30 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother of the United Kingdom, dies at 101

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • 2002-03-31 Barry Took, British comedian (b. 1928)
  • 2002-05-03 Barbara Castle, British politician (b. 1910)
  • 2002-06-24 Miles Fitzalan-Howard, British army general and peer (Duke of Norfolk), dies at 86
  • 2002-07-18 Victor Emery, British theoretical physicist (b. 1933)
  • 2002-08-03 Carmen Silvera, Canadian-born British actress ('Allo 'Allo!), dies of lung cancer at 80