Today in United Kingdom History (Part 13)

UK Countries & Territories: Ascension Islands - Bermuda - Cayman Islands - England - Falkland Islands - Gibraltar - Guernsey - Isle of Man - Jersey - Montserrat - Northern Ireland - Scotland - Turks and Caicos Islands - Virgin Islands (British) - Wales

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 1,738

1948-07-15 - Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
1948-08-14 - 14th Olympic games close at London, Great Britain
1948-09-08 - British De Havilland 08-fighter flies faster than sound
1948-11-17 - Britain's House of Commons votes to nationalize steel industry
1949-04-03 - North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada
1949-04-09 - UN Intl Court of Justice held Albania responsible for incidents in Corfu Channel & awards Britain damages
1949-04-18 - Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
1949-05-09 - Britain's 1st launderette opens in Queensway, London
1949-05-13 - 1st British-produced jet bomber, the Canberra, makes its 1st test flight
1949-05-17 - British government recognises Republic of Ireland (previously Irish Free State)
1949-06-01 - British government grants Cyrenaica (East-Libya) independence
1949-07-30 - British warship HMS Amethyst escapes down Yangtze River, having been refused a safe passage by Chinese Communists after 3-month standoff
1949-11-24 - Britain nationalizes its steel & iron industry
1949-11-26 - India adopts a constitution as a British Commonwealth Republic
1950-01-06 - Britain recognizes Communist government of China
1950-01-12 - Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
1950-01-26 - India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion
1950-02-07 - US & Great-Britain recognize Bao Dai Vietnamese regime
1950-02-24 - Labour wins British parliamentary election
1950-04-14 - 1st edition of British comic "Eagle"
1950-09-23 - US Mustangs accidentally bombs British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed
1950-10-29 - British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns
1950-11-16 - Egyptian King Faruk demands departure of all British troops
1950-12-28 - The Peak District becomes the United Kingdom's first National Park.
1951-01-03 - 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents
1951-04-16 - British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
1951-05-03 - The Festival of Britain opens.
1951-06-23 - Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR
1951-08-13 - Great Britain & Iraq sign new oil contract
1951-09-10 - British begin economic boycott of Iran
1951-10-17 - Egyptian army fires on British troops
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1951-10-26 - Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister
1951-11-18 - British troops occupy Ismailiya Egypt
1951-11-24 - British auto manufacturers Austin/Moris Motors merge
1951-12-24 - United Kingdom of Libya gains independence from Italy via UN
1952-01-20 - British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
1952-02-26 - PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
1952-03-01 - Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
1952-06-07 - 7th Curtis Cup: British Isles, 5-4
1952-10-01 - Monte Bello-Island (Great Britain 1st atom bomb explosion)
1952-10-03 - 1st British nuclear test at Monte Bello Island in Australia
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 1953-04-16 - British royal yacht Britannia launched by Queen Elizabeth II
1953-04-27 - 1st general elections in British Guyana, won by Jagans PPP
1953-10-09 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution
1953-10-14 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1953-10-26 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Emu Field Australia
1953-11-21 - Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the "Piltdown Man" skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.
1954-04-25 - British raid Nairobi Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)
1954-05-06 - Roger Bannister of Britain breaks 4 minute mile (3:59:4)
1954-05-07 - US, Great Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO
1954-05-13 - Labour Party wins British municipal elections
1954-06-15 - Great Britain's 2 biggest steel factories nationalized
1954-07-03 - Food rationing ends in Britain
1954-09-20 - Roger Bannister awarded Britain's Silver Pears Trophy
1954-10-01 - British colony of Nigeria becomes a federation
1954-10-19 - Egypt & Great Britain sign treaty; British troops departs
1954-10-23 - Britain, England, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
1955-02-22 - British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail
1955-03-24 - British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years
1955-04-01 - EOKA-bomb attacks against British government buildings in Cyprus
1955-04-04 - British government signs military treaty with Iraq
1955-04-05 - Winston Churchill resigns as British PM, Anthony Eden succeeds him
1955-05-07 - USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great Britain
1955-05-26 - Conservatives win British parliamentary election
1955-05-31 - Great Britain proclaims emergency crisis due to rail strike
1955-10-26 - British troops occupy Saudi-Arabic oil field at Boeraimi
1955-11-23 - British transfer Cocos (Keeling) Is in Indian Ocean to Australia
1955-12-20 - Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales
1956-02-22 - 1st British soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United
1956-04-17 - Premium Savings Bonds introduced in Great Britain
1956-05-16 - Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Monte Bello Is Australia
1956-06-03 - 3rd class travel on British Railways ends
1956-06-13 - After 72 years, Britain gives up Suez Canal to Egyptian control
1956-07-20 - Great Britain refuses to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam
1956-08-07 - British government sends 3 aircraft carriers to Egypt
1956-09-10 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
1956-10-04 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956-10-11 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956-10-22 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1956-10-31 - Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
1956-11-05 - Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to seizure of Suez Canal
1956-12-22 - Last British/French troops leave Egypt
1957-01-09 - British premier Anthony Eden resigns
1957-01-10 - Anthony Eden resigns & Harold Macmillan becomes PM Britain
1957-02-16 - The "Toddlers' Truce", a controversial television closedown between 6.00pm and 7.00pm was abolished in the United Kingdom.
1957-02-18 - Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan rebel leader is executed by the British colonial government.
1957-03-15 - 3rd nation to explode a nuclear bomb (Britain)
1957-03-20 - Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it
1957-04-11 - Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
1957-05-15 - 1st British H-bomb explosion (over Christmas Island)
1957-05-31 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Christmas Island (atmospheric)
1957-06-09 - Anthony Eden resigns as British PM
1957-06-10 - Harold MacMillan becomes British PM
1957-08-03 - British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
1957-08-24 - British soccer player Jimmy Greaves' (17) 1st game for Chelsea
1957-08-31 - Malaysia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain
1957-09-14 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga, Australia
1957-09-25 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1957-10-05 - 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
1957-10-09 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 2,290

1937-04-03 - Simon Brown, British high court judge
1937-04-09 - Valerie Singleton, British broadcaster
1937-04-10 - Stan Mellor, British racehorse trainer/jockey
1937-04-17 - Brian Sedgemore, British MP
1937-04-17 - Terry Dicks, British MP
1937-04-18 - Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin
1937-05-08 - Michael Simmons, Air Marshal (British Ministry of Defense)
1937-05-20 - Lord "Benjie" Iveagh, British brewer (Guinness)/large landowner
1937-07-24 - Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education
1937-07-27 - Anna Dawson, British comedienne (Violet-Keeping Up Appearances)
1937-08-11 - Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire
1937-08-14 - Brian Curvis, Swansea, Wales, boxer, British welterweight champion (1960-1964), (d. 2012)
1937-08-20 - Jim "Bullseye" Bowen, British TV game show host and comedian
1937-08-27 - Mark Potter, British court judge
1937-09-02 - Derek Fowlds, British actor
1937-09-12 - Wesley Hall, West indian/British politician
1937-09-24 - Alan Grose, British vice-admiral
1937-09-29 - Alice Mahon, British MP
1937-09-29 - R B Heywood, director (British Antarctic Survey)
1937-10-04 - Jackie Collins, London, British author (The Stud, Lucky)
1937-11-09 - Roger McCough, British poet
1937-11-12 - Peter Lloyd, British MP
1937-11-30 - Tom Simpson, British cyclist (d. 1967)
1937-12-26 - John Horton Conway, British mathematician
1937-12-29 - Barbara Steele, Birkenhead, Cheshire, English actress (Black Sunday, 8½)
1938-01-01 - Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (d. 2005)
1938-01-02 - Ian Brady, British serial killer
1938-01-21 - John Savident, British actor
1938-01-26 - Margaret Daly, British MEP
1938-02-15 - Lord Justice Ward, British judge
1938-03-11 - Malcolm Keith Speed, British high court judge
1938-03-12 - Norman Hogg, British MP
1938-03-24 - David Irving, British historian
1938-03-29 - Margaret Howard, British broadcaster
1938-04-04 - Peter Attenborough, British headmaster (Charterhouse)
1938-04-06 - Paul Daniels, British magician
1938-05-20 - Alan Smithers, British professor
1938-05-31 - John Prescott, British Labour MP
1938-06-13 - Gwynne Howell, British opera singer
1938-06-27 - Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress
1938-07-18 - Dudu Pukwana, [Mtutuzel], South African/British saxophonist/composer
1938-07-19 - Nicholas Bethell, British historian (d. 2007)
1938-08-03 - Terry "5 Wigs" Wogan, British talk show host (Irish Days)
1938-08-31 - Martin Bell, British journalist
1938-09-29 - Henry Keswick, British businessman (CEO-Jardine Matheson Holdings Ltd)
1938-10-08 - David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service)
1938-11-03 - Martin Dunwoody, British mathematician
1938-11-08 - John Asprey, British jeweler/multi-millionaire
1938-12-28 - Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician
1939-01-07 - Tom Kierman, British(?) rugby player
1939-02-17 - John Leyton, British singer
1939-02-19 - Gwen Taylor, British actress (Life of Brian, Sob Sisters, Screaming)
1939-03-12 - David Mlinaric, British interior director
1939-03-18 - Kenny Lynch, British entertainer
1939-04-05 - Crispian St. Peters, British singer
1939-04-16 - Donald MacCormick, British broadcaster
1939-04-25 - Veronica Sutherland, British diplomat
1939-04-26 - Roger Buckley, British High Court Judge
1939-05-15 - Dorothy Shirley, British athlete
1939-06-05 - Margaret Drabble, British author (Needle's Eye)
1939-06-15 - Brian Jacques, British author
1939-06-20 - Budge Rogers, British rugby player
1939-07-16 - Mary Parkinson, British broadcaster
1939-08-16 - Sir Trevor Mcdonald, Trinidadian-born British television newsreader
1939-08-17 - Anthony Valentine, British actor
1939-08-18 - Robert Horton, British businessman
1939-08-23 - Charles Wardle, MP/under sect of state British home office
1939-09-25 - Leon Britain, British politician, vice president (Commission of European Communities)
1939-09-28 - Rudolph Walker, Trinidadian-born British actor
1939-10-31 - Tom O'Connor, British comedian
1939-11-17 - Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)
1940-01-04 - Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
1940-02-08 - Averil Cameron, British(?) historian
1940-02-20 - Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
1940-02-20 - V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
1940-02-21 - Peter Gethin, British racing driver
1940-02-24 - Denis Law, British(?) soccer player
1940-02-29 - Gretchen Christopher, British(?) pop singer
1940-03-15 - Frank Dobson, British politician
1940-04-02 - Penelope Keith, British actress (Norman Conquests, Priest of Love)
1940-04-03 - R S Burman, CEO (Association of British Chambers of Commerce)
1940-04-04 - Richard Attwood, British racing driver
1940-04-10 - Gloria Hunniford, British broadcaster/actress (Old Curiosity Shop)
1940-04-13 - Mike Beuttler, British racing driver (d. 1988)
1940-05-14 - 'H'. Jones, British Soldier (VC recipient) (d. 1982)
1940-06-06 - Willie-John McBride, British rugby player
1940-06-18 - Michael Sheard, British actor (d. 2005)
1940-06-22 - Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter
1940-06-25 - A.J. Quinnell, British writer (d. 2005)
1940-07-01 - Kenneth Clarke, British minister
1940-07-03 - Heather Steel, British judge
1940-07-26 - Brian Mawhinney, chairman (British Conservative Party)
1940-07-30 - Clive Sinclair, British computer inventor (ZX Spectrum)
1940-08-10 - Barbara Mills, QC, British Director of Public Prosecutions
1940-08-13 - Timothy Wood, British government asst whip
1940-10-17 - Peter Stringfellow, British nightclub owner
1940-10-20 - Kathy Kirby, British singer
1941-01-07 - Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
1941-01-19 - Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
1941-01-19 - Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)

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