The History of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Belfast

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 206

  • 1889-06-12 88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
  • 1914-04-24 A shipment of 35,000 rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition are landed at Larne for the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF, an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland
  • 1921-05-24 1st parliament for Northern Ireland elected

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1921-12-06 Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland

Irish Nationalist Leader Michael Collins
Irish Nationalist Leader
Michael Collins
  • 1942-01-26 1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland

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1952-02-08 Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1956-12-15 Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes
  • 1968-01-08 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill travels to Dublin to meet with Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch to continue discussions on matters of joint interest to the two governments
  • 1968-01-19 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations"
  • 1968-03-25 Members of the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) disrupt a meeting of Londonderry Corporation to protest at the lack of housing provision in the city, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-04-27 The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) hold a rally to protest the banning of a Republican Easter parade
  • 1968-05-16 In the Stormont (Northern Ireland parliament) by-election in the city of Londonderry (Derry) the Ulster Unionists retain the seat
  • 1968-05-20 Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, is showered with eggs, flour and stones after a meeting of the Woodvale Unionist Association, a loyalist vigilante group
  • 1968-06-20 Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-07-03 As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-08-22 The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.
  • 1968-08-24 Northern Ireland's first civil rights march held; many more marches would be held over the following year and Loyalists organized counter-demonstrations to get the marches banned
  • 1968-08-27 The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) organise another protest in the Guildhall's council chamber; immediately after the protest Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) and invites them to organise a march in Derry
  • 1968-08-28 Gerry Fitt, MP, tables a House of Commons motion criticising Royal Ulster Constabulary action in Dungannon on 24 August 1968 and demands that: "citizens of Northern Ireland should be allowed the same rights of peaceful demonstration as those in other parts of the United Kingdom"
  • 1968-10-03 The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister
  • 1968-10-04 A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) delegation meet with the Derry March organisers and try to have the march cancelled; eventually it was decided to go ahead with the march.
  • 1968-10-05 Civil rights march in Derry is stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) before it had properly begun; clashes between RUC and protesters lead to two days of serious rioting-some consider this to be the beginning of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland
  • 1968-10-07 Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier
  • 1968-10-15 The Nationalist Party of Northern Ireland (NPNI) withdraws from its role as 'official' opposition within the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont
  • 1968-10-16 The People's Democracy (PD), formed on Oct 9, organise a march of 1,300 students from the Queen's University of Belfast to the City Hall in the centre of the city, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-10-24 The People's Democracy (PD) stage a protest demonstration at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-10-30 Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland
  • 1968-11-02 A banned march in Derry, North Ireland, by members of the Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) is joined by thousands; due to the number of people taking part, the Royal Ulster Constabulary is unable to prevent it
  • 1968-11-04 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks about the situation in Northern Ireland; Wilson states that there will be no change in the constitutional position of Northern Ireland without the consent of the Northern Ireland population
  • 1968-11-08 Londonderry Corporation agreed to a Nationalist request to introduce a points system in the allocation of public sector housing, North Ireland
  • 1968-11-09 Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting led a Loyalist march to the Diamond area of Derry, North Ireland
  • 1968-11-13 William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not
  • 1968-11-16 The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people
  • 1968-11-22 Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement
  • 1968-11-30 A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting
  • 1968-12-04 Following a civil rights march in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, there is a violent clash between Loyalists and those who are taking part in the march
  • 1968-12-09 Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech
  • 1968-12-11 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill sacks Home Affairs Minister, William Craig
  • 1968-12-12 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill receives overwhelming support from Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs) at Stormont
  • 1969-01-09 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet Home Secretary James Callaghan and brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland
  • 1969-01-10 Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
  • 1969-01-15 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announces that an official inquiry will analyse the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland
  • 1969-01-24 Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the lack of 'strong government' on the part of PM Terence O'Neill
  • 1969-01-26 Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government
  • 1969-02-03 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of new elections
  • 1969-02-06 The New Ulster Movement forms, promoting moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who support Northern Ireland Prime MinisterTerence O'Neill,
  • 1969-02-24 Northern Ireland Stormont parliament elections are held; the Unionist party fragments into 'Official Unionist' and 'Unofficial Unionist'
  • 1969-02-28 Terence O'Neill re-elected as leader of the Unionist Parliamentary Party and thus confirmed as Northern Ireland Prime Minister
  • 1969-03-25 Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting, loyalists in Northern Ireland are jailed for organising an illegal counter demonstration in Armagh on 30 November 1968
  • 1969-03-30 Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics
  • 1969-04-19 Serious rioting in the Bogside area of Derry following clashes between Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association marchers and Loyalists and members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary
  • 1969-04-21 The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings
  • 1969-04-22 Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland
  • 1969-04-23 The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement
  • 1969-04-24 Loyalist members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers (UPV) explode a bomb at a water pipeline between Lough Neagh and Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1969-04-28 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigns and is replaced later by James Chichester-Clark.
  • 1969-05-01 James Chichester-Clark is elected as leader of the Unionist party, succeededing Terence O'Neill as the Northern Ireland Prime Minister
  • 1969-05-06 Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark announces an amnesty for all offences associated with demonstrations since 5 October 1968, resulting in the release of, among others, Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting
  • 1969-05-09 Following his release from prison Ian Paisley, North Ireland Loyalist holds a 'victory' meeting
  • 1969-05-10 In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"
  • 1969-06-15 The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region
  • 1969-06-18 A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government
  • 1969-06-22 The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1969-07-13 North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."
  • 1969-08-14 In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent
  • 1969-08-14 British Army deploys on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner
  • 1969-12-18 House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
  • 1970-02-01 Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss the economy of Northern Ireland
  • 1970-03-06 A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1970-03-10 Members of the Stormont Parliament of Northern Ireland given police protection
  • 1970-03-18 Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland
  • 1970-03-26 The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force
  • 1970-04-03 As part of a new 'get tough' policy in Northern Ireland, Ian Freeland of the British Army, warned that those throwing petrol bombs could be shot dead
  • 1970-04-16 Protestant Unionist Ian Paisley wins seat formerly held by Terence O'Neill in the Stormont (North Ireland Parliament
  • 1970-04-21 The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies
  • 1970-06-05 The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon
  • 1970-07-02 The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced
  • 1970-07-04 The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army.
  • 1970-07-13 The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland
  • 1970-07-23 A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 is announced by the Stormont government (North Ireland Parliament)
  • 1970-07-30 Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1970-07-31 Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1970-08-02 Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'
  • 1970-08-10 British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out
  • 1970-08-26 Minister of Home Affairs Robert Porter resigns from the Stormont government (North Ireland parliament)
  • 1970-09-14 Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting
  • 1970-09-15 Officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland vote narrowly in favour of remaining unarmed
  • 1970-09-30 A Protestant man is shot and killed by Loyalists in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1970-10-08 The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) propose that a system of Proportional Representation (PR) should be used in elections in Northern Ireland
  • 1970-10-29 The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland
  • 1970-10-30 Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security
  • 1970-11-12 The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland
  • 1970-12-08 Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland
  • 1970-12-23 A Protestant man is shot dead at his home in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1970-12-30 The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million
  • 1971-01-18 Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling
  • 1971-01-23 Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1971-01-25 The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark
  • 1971-02-04 Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland
  • 1971-02-15 A British soldier dies 7 days after being mortally wounded in an Irish Republican Army attack in North Ireland

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 113

  • 1876-04-11 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (d. 1958)
  • 1884-11-04 Harry Ferguson, Northern Irish aviator and inventor (d. 1960)
  • 1886-06-24 George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)
  • 1889-04-06 Barry Macollum, actor (The Trouble with Harry), born in Ireland (d. 1971)
  • 1907-10-28 John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
  • 1908-09-29 Greer Garson, North Ireland, actress (Pride & Prejudice, Chips)
  • 1912-07-03 Edward Jones, North Ireland lord justice of appeals
  • 1913-01-22 William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)
  • 1917-04-14 Valerie Hobson, North Ireland, actress (Great Expectations)
  • 1918-02-07 Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
  • 1918-03-02 Peter O'Sullevan, horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', born in County Kerry, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • 1919-01-31 Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
  • 1920-05-10 Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
  • 1921-10-26 George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)
  • 1922-03-31 Patrick J G McGee, North Ireland, actor (Clockwork Orange)
  • 1923-11-03 Tomás Cardinal Ó Fiaich, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1990)
  • 1924-07-11 Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
  • 1926-04-06 Ian Paisley, North Ireland, clergyman/MP

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1926-04-21 Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- ), born in London, England

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 1927-05-09 John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
  • 1928-05-01 Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)
  • 1930-02-20 Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1931-12-31 Bob Shaw, Belfast, Northern Ireland, sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts)
  • 1933-03-07 Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1933-06-28 Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician
  • 1933-07-05 Terence Cooper, Northern Ireland, actor (Casino Royale)
  • 1934-04-25 Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1934-07-07 Robert McNeill Alexander, British zoologist (estimated speed of dinosaurs, born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1935-07-11 Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician
  • 1935-07-27 Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1938-06-19 John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge
  • 1939-01-23 Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist/saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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1939-04-13 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet (Nobel 1995) and playwright, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)

  • 1942-05-08 Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1942-09-14 Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer
  • 1943-05-22 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1943-06-03 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, Born in Downpatrick (d. 2013)
  • 1943-07-21 Henry McCullough, Irish guitarist (Wings), born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1945-08-31 Van Morrison, Northern Irish musician
  • 1946-02-09 Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
  • 1946-05-04 John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • 1946-05-22 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), born in Belfast
  • 1946-10-31 Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)
  • 1946-12-14 Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine)

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1947-09-14 Sam Neill, New Zealand actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, The Piano), born in Omagh, Northern Ireland

Actor Sam Neill
Sam Neill
  • 1948-04-04 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
  • 1948-07-23 John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
  • 1948-10-06 Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
  • 1949-03-17 Pat Rice, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • 1949-04-01 Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1949-08-06 Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
  • 1951-06-20 Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
  • 1952-03-01 Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • 1953-04-02 Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
  • 1955-03-28 John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician
  • 1956-02-28 Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
  • 1956-05-24 Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
  • 1956-11-18 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1957-03-17 Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1957-11-27 Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • 1958-08-01 Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor
  • 1959-11-18 Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
  • 1959-12-03 Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter
  • 1961-06-15 Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
  • 1961-11-04 Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1963-10-12 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, (d. 2012)
  • 1964-01-13 Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1965-01-15 James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
  • 1965-11-10 Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish race car driver
  • 1966-01-03 Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • 1966-01-24 Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian
  • 1966-10-12 Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author
  • 1968-11-18 Barry Hunter, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • 1969-05-06 Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1969-08-29 Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
  • 1970-11-07 Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy)
  • 1971-01-31 Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian
  • 1971-05-27 Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
  • 1971-06-05 Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
  • 1971-06-25 Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1971-09-04 Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1973-08-02 Brendan Dolan, Professional darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Belcoo Northern Ireland
  • 1976-03-30 Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)
  • 1976-06-15 Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol)
  • 1977-08-10 Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1977-09-30 Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978-01-01 Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978-01-11 Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978-07-23 Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1978-11-18 Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1979-06-19 John Duddy, Northern Irish boxer
  • 1979-07-30 Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
  • 1979-08-05 David Healy, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1979-11-08 Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1979-12-05 Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1980-01-17 Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist
  • 1980-02-11 Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1981-01-17 Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1981-03-27 Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1981-04-29 George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer

Famous Weddings

  • 2006-01-05 Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office

Famous Deaths

  • 1886-08-09 Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)
  • 1922-02-03 John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)
  • 1941-01-10 Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
  • 1958-08-24 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)
  • 1959-05-16 Elisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1894)
  • 1960-03-09 Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • 1968-12-10 George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921)
  • 1971-12-12 Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated

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1972-05-28 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), dies at 77

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • 1976-12-04 W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • 1977-04-17 William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913)
  • 1980-11-22 Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
  • 1981-11-14 Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)
  • 1983-12-23 Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)
  • 1992-05-13 F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
  • 1993-12-09 Danny Blanchflower, North Ireland soccer/union coach, dies at 67
  • 1995-05-06 Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
  • 1996-02-12 Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
  • 1999-08-23 James White, Northern Irish writer (b. 1928)
  • 2002-04-13 Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racecar driver (b. 1928)
  • 2004-03-02 Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (b. 1980)
  • 2004-10-28 Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)
  • 2005-11-25 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
  • 2007-01-08 David Ervine, Northern Irish politician (b. 1953)
  • 2007-06-24 Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
  • 2008-05-15 Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop (b. 1960)
  • 2010-07-24 Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
  • 2012-06-23 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48
  • 2013-11-11 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, dies at 78