What are the 10 most important events that happened in Britain between 1945 - 2000?

It's for history and I can only think of the world cup 1966, Princess Diana's death, Margaret Thatcher. Anything else?


Can we give dates as well please :D

8 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer


    we joined the EU in 1973

    Suez Crisis in 1956

    End of WWII in 1945

    decided not to change to the Eruo 1999

    Try this :


    Hope This helps there were only a few i could think of but the BBC link above has a whole timeline!!

  • 9 years ago

    I didn't move to the UK until 1977, so anything before this is not very clear in my mind. I can remember though the Falklands War, the bombing of the Iranian Embassy, the fall of the Tory government after Margaret Thatcher and then John Major, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. If I thought long enough about it I could possibly find a few more things. Hope this helps.

  • Bilbo
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Why is Diana important? - tragic death of a not very bright ex-royal who was knocking about with a waster like Dodi Fayed was not one of the top 10 significant events.There are much more important things - these are just a random selection:

    Introduction of Welfare state and Founding of the NHS

    Britain's entry into the Common Market and Maastricht

    Disbanding of the British Empire, (Rhodesia, India etc)

    The Falklands Conflict

    The Mainland Bombing Campaign inc Brighton Hotel Bomb leading to The Northern Ireland Agreement

    Devolution of Scotland and Wales

    Immigration and the Notting Hill Race Riots introduction of reace relations acts

    Feminism and equality legislation for Women inc Equal Pay.

    The Suez Crisis

    Thatcher and the Anti-Union legislation - the battle with the NUM - the decline of British Industry and the Big Bang (deregulation of the Stock exchange) and change to property-owning democracy.

  • Ted C
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    The Labour landslide win in the General Election just after the war ended.

    The National Health Service was created.

    Boeing 707 and 747 both into service.

    Channel Tunnel opened.

    The miner's strike.

    The three day week- a result of the miners strike.

    The Profumo scandle.

    Concord flew.

    The Falklands dispute with Argentina. (may not have been in Britain but it affected a lot of people)

    Same with the invasion of Iraq.

    The European Union formed, as was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

    Scottish and Welsh Parliaments.

    ITV starts broadcasting.

    Colour Television.

    FM radio'

    Mobile phones marketed.

    CD records became available.

    Death of Winston Churchill.

    The Great Train Robbery.

    Attempt to hijack Princess Ann in the Mall.

    Kings Cross tube station fire.

    I'm sure there are more - but that's a start

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  • Jude
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    You have absolutely got to include the Suez Crisis in 1956, and the deployment of the British Army in Northern Ireland in 1969. These are far, far more important events than the death of Diana.

  • 9 years ago

    falklands war

    england 1966 world cup win

    iranian embassy siege

    gulf war I

  • ceece
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Tony Blair was born

  • 9 years ago

    What about the UK "giving up" India?

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