25th June 1963

25th June 1963

On This Day… 25th June 1963 George Michael Born   Born as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, he was immensely successful with Andrew Ridgeleyin the 1980s pop music duo Wham! (Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go) and then in a solo career.   Died at his home in...
24th June 1717

24th June 1717

On This Day… 24th June 1717 Grand Lodge of England Started   By 1717 the Masonic lodges were already clubs having no connection to stone-masonry. Four London lodges met at the Goose and Gridiron pub in St Paul’s Churchyard and formed the first Grand Lodge,...
23rd June 1940

23rd June 1940

On This Day… 23rd June 1940 Adam Faith Born   Singer and actor. Born as Terence Nelhams Wright at 4 Churchfield Road East, Acton. He was spotted while playing in a skiffle group in the 2i’s Coffee Bar Soho, and subsequently made his first appearance on the...
22nd June 1911

22nd June 1911

On This Day… 22nd June 1911 Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary   King George V and Queen Mary. Vita Sackville-West’s novel “The Edwardians” has an evocative description of this coronation from the perspective of a young Lord.   Cockney...
21st June 1944

21st June 1944

On This Day… 21st June 1944 Ray Davis Born   Guitarist, singer and songwriter. Born at 6 Denmark Terrace, Fortis Green, Muswell Hill. One of the founder members of the rock group The Kinks. After the group disbanded he pursued a solo career. Knighted in 2017.  ...