Today in United Kingdom History (Part 14)

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 1301 - 1,400 of 1,729

1958-06-09 - HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.
1958-06-14 - British parachutists lands on Cyprus
1958-08-18 - Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
1958-08-22 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958-09-02 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958-09-11 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II 1958-09-23 - Great Britain performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1958-10-01 - Britain transfers Christmas Island (south of Java) to Australia
1959-02-19 - Britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
1959-04-23 - 1st heliport in Britain opens in London
1959-05-06 - Iceland gunboats shoot at British fishing ships
1959-07-28 - Great-Britain starts using postal codes
1959-10-08 - Conservatives win British general election
1959-11-02 - The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway
1960-02-08 - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".
1960-05-09 - Nigeria becomes a member of British Commonwealth
1960-06-26 - British Somaliland (now Somalia) gains independence from Britain
1960-06-27 - British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
1960-07-01 - The independent Somali Democratic Republic, commonly known as Somalia, is formed out of former British and Italian territories
1960-08-16 - Britain grants independence to crown colony of Cyprus
1960-10-01 - Nigeria gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1960-10-05 - British Labour party demands unilateral nuclear disarmament
1960-10-17 - US & Britain sign accord for nuclear sub bases
1960-10-18 - In Britain, News Chronicle & Daily Mail merge, & London Evening Star merges with Evening News
1960-10-21 - 1st British nuclear sub HMS Dreadnought launched
1960-10-30 - Michael Woodruff performs the first successful kidney transplant in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
1960-12-09 - 1st broadcast of "Coronation Street" on British ITV
1961-01-16 - Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
1961-02-01 - British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive
1961-03-15 - South Africa withdrews from British Commonwealth
1961-03-17 - South Africa leaves British Commonwealth
1961-04-08 - British liner "Dara" explodes in Persian Gulf, kills 236
1961-05-01 - Tanganyika granted full internal self-government by Britain
1961-10-09 - Tanganyika becomes independent within British Commonwealth
1961-10-31 - Hurricane Hattie, kills 400 in British Honduras
1961-11-16 - Great Britain limits immigration from Commonwealth countries
1961-12-09 - Tanganyika gains independence from Britain, takes name Tanzania
1961-12-18 - Britain's EMI Records originally rejects the Beatles
1961-12-21 - JFK & British PM MacMillan meet in Bermuda
1962-01-23 - British spy Kim Philby defects to USSR
1962-03-01 - US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada
1962-03-03 - British Antarctic Territory forms
1962-06-29 - 1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner
1962-08-06 - Jamaica becomes independent after 300 years of British rule
1962-08-31 - Trinidad & Tobago gain independence from Britain (National Day)
1962-09-08 - Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 'Evening Star'
1962-10-09 - Uganda becomes independent from the United Kingdom
Molecular biologist Francis CrickMolecular biologist Francis Crick 1962-10-18 - Dr Watson (US) & Drs Crick & Wilkins (Britain) win Nobel Prize for Medicine for work in determining structure of DNA
1962-11-29 - Great Britain & France decide to jointly build Concord(e)
1962-12-07 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1962-12-09 - Tanganyika becomes a republic within British Commonwealth
1962-12-17 - Beatles 1st British TV appearance (People & Places)
1963-02-16 - Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
1963-03-09 - Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez
1963-03-11 - Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
1963-03-27 - Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
1963-05-25 - Great Britain ends its amateur-professional classes in cricket
1963-06-03 - A Northwest Airlines DC-7 crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, killing 101.
1963-06-04 - British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal
1963-06-17 - British House of Commons debates Profumo-Christine Keeler affair
1963-06-24 - Zanzibar granted internal self-government by Britain
1963-07-30 - British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow
1963-08-05 - Britain, USA & USSR sign nuclear test ban treaty
1963-08-09 - Britains rock TV show, Ready Steady Go, premieres
1963-09-24 - US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing
1963-10-09 - British premier Harold MacMillan resigns
1963-10-20 - Alec Douglas-Home forms British government
1963-11-23 - "Doctor Who" the long-running British sci-fi series debuts
1963-12-10 - Zanzibar gains independenence from Great Britain
1963-12-12 - Kenya (formerly British East Africa) declares independence from UK
1964-02-06 - France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
1964-03-25 - Britain sets memorial for the late President John F Kennedy
1964-04-16 - 9 men sentenced 25-30 years for Britain's 1963 "Great Train Robbery"
Golfer Jack NicklausGolfer Jack Nicklaus 1964-06-09 - Jack Nicklaus wins British Open golf tournament
1964-07-17 - Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1964-09-15 - Final edition of socialist British newspaper "Daily Herald"
1964-09-21 - Malta becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1964-10-16 - Harold Wilson's Labour party wins British election
1964-10-24 - Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1964-11-08 - IMF grants Great Britain credit of $1 billion
1964-11-17 - British Labour Party installs weapon embargo against South Africa
1965-01-28 - The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
1965-02-18 - The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
1965-03-05 - March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
1965-07-24 - Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts
1965-07-26 - Republic of Maldives gains independence from Britain (Natl Day)
1965-07-31 - Cigarette advertsing banned on British TV
1965-08-12 - Elizabeth Lane becomes first female British supreme court justice
1965-09-10 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965-09-26 - Queen Elizabeth decorates Beatles with Order of the British Empire
1965-11-08 - British Indian Ocean Territory formed
1965-11-11 - Rhodesia proclaimed independence from Britain by PM Ian Smith
1965-12-12 - The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales)
1965-12-17 - British government proclaims ends oil-embargo against Rhodesia
1965-12-22 - Great Britain sets national maximum road speed at 70 miles per hour
1966-03-31 - Labour Party wins British parliamentary election
1966-04-16 - Rhodesian PM Ian Smith breaks diplomatic relations with Britain
1966-05-01 - Last British concert by Beatles (Empire Pool in Wembley)
1966-05-26 - Guyana (formerly British Guiana) declares independence from UK
1966-09-15 - 1st British nuclear sub HMS Resolution launched

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 2,289

1941-02-26 - Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (d. 1972)
1941-02-27 - Ian McGarry, general secretary (British Actors' Equity Association)
1941-02-27 - Paddy Ashton, New Delhi India, British MP (Soc/Lib Democrat)
1941-03-06 - Ann Winterton, British MP
1941-03-19 - Lord Vestey, British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)
1941-03-26 - Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist
1941-03-29 - Eden Kane, British singer
1941-04-07 - Gorden Kaye, British actor
1941-04-23 - Ed Stewart, British DJ
1941-04-29 - Jonah Barrington, British World champion squash player (1966-73)
1941-05-22 - Sir Menzies Campbell, British politician
1941-05-24 - Martin Mogg, governor (British Durham Prison)
1941-05-26 - Reg Bundy, British performer (d. 2003)
1941-05-31 - June Clark, British Professor of Nursing (Middlesex U)
1941-07-01 - John Gould, British composer/musical comic
1941-07-07 - Michael Howard, British politician
1941-07-16 - George Young, MP/British minister of housing & planning
1941-07-25 - Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer
1941-08-20 - Dave Brock, British musician and founder of Hawkwind
1941-08-20 - Robin Oakley, British journalist
1941-10-31 - Derek Bell, British racing driver
1941-12-24 - John Levene, British actor
1942-01-03 - John Thaw, British actor (d. 2002)
1942-01-29 - Richard Needham, British MP
1942-02-10 - Michael Bishop, CEO (British Midland Airways)
1942-02-12 - Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
1942-02-24 - Stuart Henry, British disc jockey
1942-03-14 - Rita Tushingham, British actress
1942-03-27 - John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1942-04-02 - Graham Bright, private sec to British PM
1942-04-17 - David Bradley, British actor
1942-05-11 - Rachel Billington, British writer
1942-05-19 - Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter
1942-05-20 - Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)
1942-05-27 - Roger Freeman, British minister of transport
1942-05-31 - John Daniel, British Vice-Chancellor (Open U)
1942-07-17 - Peter Sissons, British newsreader
1942-08-24 - Howard Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist
1942-09-07 - Alan Oakes, British Footballer
1942-09-17 - Desmond Lynam, British sportscaster
1942-09-30 - Gus Dudgeon, British pop producer (Joan Armatrading, David Bowie)
1942-10-26 - Bob Hoskins, British actor, (d. 2014)
1942-10-29 - Johan Fleming Ramsland, British broadcaster
1942-11-07 - Jean Shrimpton, British model/actress (Privilege)
1942-11-09 - Thomas Daniel Weiskopf, Massillon OH, PGA golfer (British Open 1973)
1942-12-12 - Peter Sarstedt, British musician (Where do you go to my lovely?)
1943-01-06 - Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager
1943-01-07 - Sir Richard Armstrong, British conductor
1943-02-11 - Iain Cameron, British brigadier
1943-02-16 - James Beaton, British GC
1943-02-19 - Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate
1943-03-28 - Richard Eyre, British director (National Theatre)
1943-03-29 - John Major, Carshalton, Surrey, British Prime Minister (C, 1990-97)
1943-04-04 - Ian Robertson, British museum director (National Army Museum)
1943-05-20 - Ian Vallance, CEO (British Telecom)
1943-05-24 - James Levine, British conductor
1943-06-14 - John Miles, British racing driver
1943-08-02 - Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)
1943-08-04 - Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
1943-08-23 - Peter Lilley, MP/sect of state for British social security
1943-09-16 - David Wilshire, British MP (C)
1943-09-30 - Ian Ogilvy, British Actor
1943-10-02 - Anna Ford, British broadcaster/actress (Secret Policeman's Ball)
1943-11-07 - Judith Frost, British Columbia, artist (To Red, Dust Drawings)
1943-11-08 - Martin Peters, British soccer player
1943-11-23 - Sue Nicholls, British actress
1943-12-28 - Richard Whiteley, British television presenter (d. 2005)
1944-01-06 - Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager [or 1943]
1944-01-28 - James Cran, British MP
1944-01-28 - John Edmonds, British trade unionist
1944-02-02 - Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, (d. 2012)
1944-02-17 - Bernie Grant, British politician (Labour)
1944-02-20 - Roger Knapman, British MP
1944-02-23 - James Cousins, British MP
1944-03-29 - John Suchet, British TV journalist (Independent TV News)
1944-04-06 - Felicity Palmer, British mezzo-soprano
1944-04-27 - Michael Fish, British TV weatherman
1944-05-07 - Richard O'Sullivan, British actor
1944-05-13 - Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, British explorer/genealogist
1944-05-18 - Peter Ryan, British national director (Police Training)
1944-05-19 - Peter Mayhew, British-American actor
1944-05-28 - Faith Brown, British actress and impressionist
1944-06-06 - David Penhaligon, British politician
1944-06-11 - Barry Stevens, British/Neth, choreographer (Personals, Young Again)
1944-08-11 - David Pearl, British judge
1944-08-13 - Divina Galica, British athlete and racing driver
1944-09-10 - Thomas Allen, British opera singer
1944-09-27 - IDG Garnett, British Vice-Admiral
1944-10-12 - Angela Rippon, British television personality
1944-11-16 - Oliver Braddick, British psychologist
1944-12-25 - Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], Seaforth Lancashire, British DJ and TV personality (Kenny Everett Show)
Singer Rod StewartSinger Rod Stewart (1945-01-10) 1945-01-10 - Rod Stewart, London, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy)
1945-01-14 - Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and administrator
1945-01-15 - Princess Michael of Kent, British royal
1945-01-28 - Nick Raynsford, British MP
1945-01-29 - James Nicholson, British MEP
1945-02-07 - Gerald Davies, British rugby player
1945-02-10 - John Hayes, secretary-general (British Law Society)
1945-02-14 - K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
1945-02-15 - John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)

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