Winston Churchill 1874-1965

Winston Churchill (c. 1940-45)
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Winston Churchill was a British Prime Minister, statesman, and author best known for his inspirational leadership of Britain during World War II.

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April 15, 1874
Birth of Winston Churchill at Blenheim Palace

Winston Churchill is born at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.

June 4, 1940
Churchill makes "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" speech

Winston Churchill delivers his "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" speech at the House of Commons of Parliament.

February 4, 1945
The Yalta Conference

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and General Secretary Joseph Stalin meet in the Livadia Palace near Yalta to discuss the reorganization of post-war Europe.

May 8, 1945
V-E Day in London: Churchill greets crowds in Whitehall

On V-E Day, Winston Churchill appears on the balcony of the Ministry of Health building (now the east facade of the Government Offices Great George Street). He delivers a victory speech to the crowd gathered in Whitehall and leads them in singing Land of Hope and Glory.

January 24, 1965
Death of Winston Churchill in London

Sir Winston Churchill dies at his home at 28 Hyde Park Gate in London at the age of 90.

January 27, 1965
Winston Churchill lies in state in Westminster Hall

Sir Winston Churchill lies in state at Westminster Hall in London for three days.

January 30, 1965
Funeral of Winston Churchill at St. Paul's Cathedral

The state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill is held at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Attendees include Queen Elizabeth II, other members of the royal family, the Prime Minister, and representatives of 112 countries.


  1. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Visions of Glory
  2. Winston Churchill: A Life
  3. Churchill
  4. The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill author
  5. Churchill by Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations editor
  6. Memoirs of the Second World War author