Today in United Kingdom History (Part 6)

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 501 - 600 of 1,729

1899-11-22 - -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
1899-11-28 - Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)
1899-12-09 - Boer War: During Seige of Ladysmith, Boers storm King's Post and Caesar's Camp - driven back
1899-12-10 - -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
1899-12-10 - Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
1899-12-15 - Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
1899-12-23 - British Field Marshall Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa for the 2nd Boer War
1900-01-01 - British protectorates of Northern & Southern Nigeria established
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)
1900-02-05 - 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
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 - In London, the Trade Union Congress and the Independent Labour Party (formed in 1893) meet, resulting in a Labour Representative Committee and eventually the modern Labour Party in 1906
1900-03-10 - Battle at Driefontein, South-Africa (Boers vs British army)
1900-03-13 - British troops occupy Bloemfontein, capital of the Orange Free State
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
1900-05-19 - Great Britain annexes Tonga archipelago
1900-05-26 - British troops under Ian Hamilton attack the Vaal in South Africa
1900-05-31 - British troops under Lord Roberts occupy Johannesburg
1900-06-01 - British army occupiers Pretoria South-Africa
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
1900-08-10 - 1st Davis Tennis Cup: USA beats British Isles at Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Massachusetts (3-0)
1900-08-20 - Great Britain beats France in cricket in Olympic Games
1900-08-30 - Last 2,000 British prisoners in Nooitgedagt, South Africa, freed
1900-08-31 - British troops over run Johannesburg
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
1900-10-06 - Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)
1900-12-29 - General Viljoen surprise attack British garrison to Helvetia
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill 1901-02-18 - Winston Churchill makes his maiden speech in the British House of Commons.
1901-04-15 - 1st British motorized burial
1902-02-24 - Battle at Yzer Spruit: Boer general De la Rey beats British
1902-03-07 - Boers beat British troop in Tweebosch Transvaal
1902-05-06 - British SS Camorta sinks off Rangoon; 739 die
1902-05-19 - Great Britain & 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 premier Lord Salisbury resigns
1902-08-08 - 2nd Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in New York (3-2)
1902-12-31 - Boers & British army sign peace treaty
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)
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.
1904-04-08 - British mystic Aleister Crowley transcribes the first chapter of the Book of the Law.
1904-08-03 - British journalist Francis Younghusband visits forbidden city Lhasa
1904-09-04 - Dali Lama signs treaty allowing British commerce in Tibet
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
1905-11-22 - British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
1905-12-04 - British government of Balfour resigns
1905-12-11 - British government of Campbell-Bannerman forms
1906-01-12 - Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman's cabinet (which included amongst its members H.H. Asquith, David Lloyd George, and Winston Churchill) embarks on sweeping social reforms after a Liberal landslide in the British general election.
1906-01-22 - SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
1906-02-10 - British battleship HMS Dreadnought launched after only 100 days, renders all other capital ships obsolete with revolutionary design
1906-02-15 - British Labour Party founded
1906-02-27 - France & Britain agree to joint control of New Hebrides
1906-03-24 - "Census of the British Empire" shows Britain rules 1/5 of the world
1906-05-03 - British-controlled Egypt takes Sinai peninsula from Turkey
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
1906-12-05 - British government of Balfour resigns
1906-12-30 - The All India Muslim League is founded in Dacca, East Bengal, British India Empire, which later laid down the foundations of Pakistan.
1906-12-31 - French/British/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 is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the 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)
1907-07-23 - 7th Davis Cup: Australasia beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
1907-08-22 - Cyril Astley Clarke, British geneticist
1907-08-31 - Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet
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 premier Henry Campbell-Bannerman resigns
1908-04-08 - Lord Asquith succeeds Henry Campbell-Bannerman as British premier
1908-05-26 - At Masjed Soleyman (مسجد سليمان) in southwest Persia, the first major commercial oil strike in the Middle East is made. The rights to the resource are quickly acquired by the United Kingdom.
1909-08-01 - British SS Waratah disappears on Sydney to London, 300 killed
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 - Dali Lama flees Tibet from Chinese troop to British-Indies
King of the United Kingdom George VKing of the United Kingdom George V 1910-05-06 - George V becomes King of the United Kingdom upon the death of his father, Edward VII.
1910-05-20 - Funeral for Britain's King Edward VII
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.
1911-05-15 - British House of Commons accept Parliament Bill

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 2,289

1906-11-07 - Margaret Barbara Lambert, British historian (Saar)
1906-11-18 - Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (d. 1988)
1906-12-20 - Dick White, head of British secret service (MI-5/MI-6)
1906-12-25 - Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)
1907-01-14 - Derek Richter, British neuro chemist (Aspects of learning & memory)
1907-01-26 - Henry Cotton, English golfer (British Open 1934, 1937, 1948)
1907-01-27 - Henry Cotton, English golf champion (won 3x British Open)
1907-03-03 - Joy Finzi, [Joyce A Black], British painter
1907-03-11 - Margaret Herbison, British minister (Lab)
1907-03-12 - Arthur Hewlett, British actor (d. 1997)
1907-04-15 - Nicholas Tinbergen, Neth/British biologist/zoologist (Nobel 1973)
1907-05-17 - Charles Cawley, British chief scientist/minister of power
1907-05-23 - Matthew Campbell, British senior civil servant
1907-05-28 - Patrick Browne, British Lord justice of appeal
1907-05-31 - Valston Hancock, British air marshal
1907-06-14 - Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator (d. 1978)
1907-07-15 - Paterson Fraser, British air marshal
1907-07-27 - Mollie Doreen Phillips, British figure skater/judge (Olympics 1932,36)
1907-09-17 - Desmond Heap, authority on British planning law
1907-09-22 - Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
1907-09-26 - Anthony F Blunt, British historian/spy for USSR
1907-09-27 - Bernard Miles, British actor (In Which We Serve, Mermaid Theatre)
1907-10-09 - Quintin Hogg, British politician (d. 2001)
1907-11-25 - John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
1908-01-18 - Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian
1908-02-05 - Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)
1908-02-11 - Vivian [Ernest] Fuchs, geologist/explorer (British Antarctic Survey)
1908-03-17 - Radie Britain, composer
1908-03-25 - Bridget D'Oyly Carte, British theater & hotel director
1908-04-08 - Neil Lawson, British high court judge
1908-04-23 - Herbert Telley, British actuary
1908-05-25 - David Lean, British director (Lawrence of Arabia)
1908-06-05 - Jack Jacob, senior master (British Supreme Court)
1908-06-30 - Winston Graham, British writer (d. 2003)
1908-07-16 - Maurice Adams, surgeon/British rear admiral
1908-07-27 - Lord Jenkins of Putney, British MP of Arts (Labour)
1908-08-12 - Lord Renton, QC/British government minister
1908-08-21 - M. M. Kaye, British writer (d. 2004)
1908-09-05 - Gloria Holden, British actress (d. 1991)
1908-10-13 - John Grant, British rear-admiral
1908-10-19 - Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)
1908-11-26 - Charles Forte, Italian/British hotel magnate (Savoy)
1909-01-28 - Lionel KP "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II-George Medal)
1909-01-31 - Foley Newns, British colonial administrator
1909-02-15 - Harold Beeley, British diplomat
1909-02-24 - Max Black, Dutch/British/US philosopher (analytical philosophy)
1909-03-17 - Patrick Reilly, Ootacamund, India, British diplomat
1909-05-10 - Lord Collison, British union leader (agriculture workers)
1909-05-17 - Edward Playfair, British senior civil servant
1909-05-19 - Nicholas Winton, British Humanitarian
1909-05-31 - Jan Lewando, British director (Marks & Spencer)
1909-06-24 - William G Penney, British physicist (1st British Atom Bomb)
1909-07-12 - 2nd viscount Camrose, British Conserv Lower house leader (1941-45)
1909-07-26 - Peter Thorneycroft, British politician (d. 1994)
1909-09-14 - Peter Scott, British naturalist and explorer (d. 1989)
1909-09-16 - John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal
1910-01-21 - Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
1910-02-21 - Douglas R S Bader, British pilot (WW II)
1910-02-21 - Eddie Waring, British sports commentator (d. 1986)
1910-03-16 - Andrew Miller-Jones, British TV pioneer
1910-04-06 - Desmond Dreyer, British admiral
1910-05-12 - Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British chemist (penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964)
1910-05-31 - Francis Avery Jones, British gastro-enterologist
1910-06-09 - Geoffrey Musson, British General
1910-06-13 - Mary Whitehouse, British campaigner (d. 2001)
1910-07-03 - Bernard Burrows, British diplomat
1910-07-20 - Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)
1910-07-28 - Clive Robertson Caldwell, British fighter pilot
1910-08-06 - Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
1910-09-15 - George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
1910-10-06 - Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
1910-11-03 - Richard Hurndall, British actor (d. 1984)
1910-11-11 - Yisrael Eldad, British extremist politician
1910-12-29 - Ronald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1911-01-09 - Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor
1911-01-29 - George Burns, British major-general
1911-01-31 - Eddie Byrne, British actor (d. 1981)
1911-03-11 - Fitzroy Maclean, British diplomat soldier politician/historian
1911-03-23 - Richard Chapman, golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur)
1911-03-28 - J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language (d. 1960)
1911-05-28 - Thora Hird, British actress (d. 2003)
1911-05-29 - James Marjoribanks, British ambassador
1911-06-09 - George Webb, British actor (d. 1998)
1911-06-15 - W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)
1911-06-20 - Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals
1911-07-09 - Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)
1911-07-27 - Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
1911-08-01 - Ronald MacDonald, British major-general
1911-08-27 - Kay Walsh, British actress (d. 2005)
1911-09-06 - Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary
1911-10-02 - Stuart Rose, designer (British Post Office)
1911-11-29 - Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy
1911-12-14 - Ota Adler, Czech/British fur trader/founder (Federal Trust)
1912-01-01 - Kim Philby, British spy/Soviet mole
1912-01-27 - Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling, Indian/British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet)
1912-02-14 - Juan Pujol Garcia, [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
1912-02-15 - George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)
1912-02-16 - Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
1912-03-27 - James Callaghan, (L) British PM (1976-79)
1912-04-12 - Harold Maguire, British air marshal

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 1,074

1969-11-18 - Ted Heath, British musician and bandleader (b. 1902)
1970-01-03 - Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
1970-01-05 - Max Born, German/British physicist (Nobel 1954), dies at 87
1970-02-02 - Bertrand Russell, philosopher, British MP, dies in Merioneth at 97
1970-02-15 - Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882)
1970-12-26 - Lillian Board, British athlete (b. 1948)
1971-01-28 - Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
1971-06-16 - Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (b. 1889)
1972-03-13 - Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (b. 1941)
King of Great Britain Edward VIIIKing of Great Britain Edward VIII (1972-05-28) 1972-05-28 - Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies at 77
1972-08-05 - Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1905)
1973-03-04 - Samuel Tolansky, British scientist and expert on spectroscopy (b. 1907)
1973-03-05 - Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)
1973-09-02 - John R R Tolkien, British story writer (Hobbit), dies of an ulcer at 81
1973-09-23 - A S Neill, British headmaster, dies at at 89
1973-09-28 - Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
1974-01-20 - Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
1974-07-13 - Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
Writer and Academic J. R. R. TolkienWriter and Academic J. R. R. Tolkien (1973-09-02) 1974-08-02 - W. Douglas Hawkes, British racing driver (b. 1893)
1974-08-10 - Ivor Dean, British actor (Theatre of Death), dies at 57
1974-08-22 - Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian, dies at 66
1974-11-07 - Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
1974-12-21 - James Henry Govier, British artist (b. 1910)
1975-01-03 - Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77
1975-02-08 - Robert Robinson, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
1976-01-08 - Robert Forgan, British fascist (b. 1891)
1976-03-24 - Bernard L Montgomery, British General, defeated Rommel, dies at 88
1976-04-26 - Sid James, South African-born British comedian, dies at 62
1976-07-21 - Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated
1976-10-06 - Gilbert Ryle, British philosopher (b. 1900)
1976-11-19 - Sir Basil Spence, British architect (b. 1907)
1976-12-04 - Benjamin Britten, British composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at 63
1977-01-14 - Anthony Eden, British premier (1955-57), dies at 79
1977-02-19 - Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
1977-06-13 - Matthew Garber, British child actor (Mary Poppins) (b. 1956)
1977-11-30 - Terrence Rattigan, British writer and playwright (b. 1911)
1977-12-12 - Baroness Clementine Spencer-Churchill (nee Hozier), widow of Sir Winston, dies at 92
1978-01-14 - Harold Abrahams, British athlete (b. 1899)
1978-01-21 - Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)
1978-01-22 - Oliver Leese, British World War II general (b. 1894)
1978-06-07 - Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
1978-08-14 - Nicolas Bentley, British writer (b. 1907)
1979-03-22 - Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated by the IRA in The Hague, Holland
1979-03-30 - Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb
1979-08-08 - Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (b. 1910)
1979-08-27 - Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland
1979-10-10 - Christopher Evans, British psychologist and computer scientist (b. 1931)
1979-10-30 - Sir Barnes Wallis, British scientist, engineer and inventor (b. 1887)
1980-01-18 - Cecil Beaton, British photographer, dies at 76
1980-02-22 - Oskar Kokoschka, Austria/British painter/graphic artist, dies at 93
1980-03-12 - Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1914)
Director Alfred HitchcockDirector Alfred Hitchcock (1980-04-29) 1980-04-29 - Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80
1980-06-07 - Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)
1980-07-01 - Charles Percy Snow, British writer (Friends & Associates), dies at 75
1980-08-24 - Yootha Joyce, British actress (b. 1927)
1980-12-03 - Oswald Mosley, British politician (b. 1896)
1981-03-31 - Enid Bagnold, British playwright (b. 1889)
1981-04-07 - Kit Lambert, British record producer and manager (The Who) (b. 1935)
1981-05-25 - Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898)
1981-06-17 - Richard O'Connor, British general (b. 1889)
1981-10-15 - Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (b. 1907)
1982-03-11 - Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
1982-04-26 - Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73
1982-05-28 - Lt Col 'H'. Jones VC, British soldier (Falklands War) (b. 1940)
1982-06-12 - Sgt Ian McKay VC, British soldier (Falklands War) (b. 1953)
1982-06-14 - Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
1982-07-04 - Terry Higgins, early British AIDS death (b. 1945)
1982-08-08 - Eric Brandon, British racing driver (b. 1920)
1982-11-03 - Edward H Carr, British historian, dies at 90
1982-11-16 - Arthur Askey, British comedian, dies at 82
1982-11-21 - John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
1983-03-26 - Anthony F Blunt, British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75
1983-07-09 - Keith Wickenden, British Politician (b. 1932)
1983-11-15 - John Le Mesurier, British actor (Jabberwocky, Dad's Army), dies at 71
1983-12-11 - Sir Neil Ritchie, British General (b. 1897)
1983-12-13 - Mary Renault [Challans], British author (Funeral games), dies at 78
1983-12-26 - Violet Carson, British actress (b. 1898)
1984-01-01 - Alexis Korner, British blues musician (b. 1928)
1984-03-04 - Geoffrey Lumsden, British actor (b. 1914)
1984-03-28 - Kenneth Whitty, 1st sec at British Embassy in Athens, shot dead
1984-04-05 - Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF, dies
1984-04-06 - Jimmy Kenndy, British songwriter (South of the Border), dies
1984-04-09 - Basil Henry Blackwell, British publisher, dies
1984-05-15 - Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, dies at 85
1984-05-20 - Peter Bull, British actor (Dr Doolittle), dies of a heart attack at 72
1984-05-28 - Eric Morecambe, British comedian (Morecambe & Wise), dies at 58
1984-07-27 - James Mason, British actor (Lolita), dies of a heart attack at 75
1984-08-27 - Bernard Youens, British actor (Coronation Street), dies at 69
1984-10-12 - Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing victim) (b. 1925)
1985-01-09 - Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
1985-01-22 - Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)
Mr Jaguar William LyonsMr Jaguar William Lyons (1985-02-08) 1985-02-08 - William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84
1985-03-23 - Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
1985-04-11 - Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
1985-04-25 - Richard Haydn, British actor (Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 80
1985-05-05 - Sir Donald Bailey, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
1985-05-09 - Reginald Dixon, British theatre organist, dies at 80
1985-07-02 - David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
1986-01-04 - Christopher Isherwood, British writer (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
1986-07-18 - Stanley Rous, British soccer official, dies at 91


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