Wales in History

Wales: Cardiff

Historical Events

  • 1282-12-11 Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the Last, last native Prince of Wales is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. Reigned from 1259.
  • 1283-10-03 Dafydd ap Gruffydd, Prince of Gwynedd, Wales, becomes the first person executed by being hanged, drawn and quartered
  • 1284-03-03 Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England
  • 1301-02-07 Edward of Caernarion (later Edward II) becomes first (English) prince of Wales
  • 1400-09-16 Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
  • 1471-05-04 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Tewkesbury - final battle between Lancaster and York sees the Prince of Wales, Edward of Westminster killed and King Edward IV restored to his crown thus extinguishing the Lancastrian of Plantagenet line
  • 1485-08-07 Henry Tudor's (Henry VII to be) army lands in Milford Haven, South Wales

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1503-02-18 Henry Tudor (later Henry VIII) created Prince of Wales

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

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1649-02-05 Prince of Wales proclaimed King Charles II of Great Britian by Covenanter Parliament of Scotland

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1682-09-14 Bishop Gore School, one of the oldest schools in Wales, founded.
  • 1696-02-27 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association
  • 1707-05-01 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • 1737-07-31 Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court

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1778-08-09 Captain James Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits

Captain/Explorer James Cook
James Cook
  • 1797-02-22 The Last Invasion of Britain by the French, begins near Fishguard, Wales.
  • 1797-02-25 Colonel William Tate and his force of 1,000-1,500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain (according to legend, to a bunch of Welsh women in tall black hats whom the invaders mistook for the elite guards regiment)
  • 1804-02-21 1st locomotive, Richard Trevithick's, runs for 1st time, in Wales
  • 1807-03-25 First fare-paying, passenger railway service in the world established on the Oystermouth Railway in Swansea, Wales.
  • 1826-01-30 The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales is opened.
  • 1850-03-05 The Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait between the Isle of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales is opened.
  • 1859-10-26 The steam clipper Royal Charter is wrecked on the coast of Anglesey, north Wales with 459 dead
  • 1860-09-20 First British royalty to visit US, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)
  • 1865-07-27 Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
  • 1872-03-11 Construction of the Seven Sisters Colliery, South Wales, begins; located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
  • 1876-03-25 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
  • 1880-04-24 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
  • 1884-01-18 Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.
  • 1884-08-28 Mickey Welsh strikes-out 1st 9 men he faces
  • 1890-03-04 The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.
  • 1890-11-04 Prince of Wales opens first underground station at Stockwell, South London
  • 1895-11-05 Edward, Prince of Wales, says "We are all Socialists nowadays"
  • 1896-01-16 Defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
  • 1900-04-04 Assassination attempt on Prince of Wales, later British King Edward VII when shot by Jean-Baptiste Sipido in protest over Boer war
  • 1900-04-05 Attempted assassination of Edward, Prince of Wales in Brussels, fails
  • 1901-05-24 Seventy-eight miners die in the Caerphilly pit disaster in South Wales.
  • 1904-04-05 The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
  • 1906-09-12 The Newport Transporter Bridge is opened in Newport, South Wales by Viscount Tredegar.
  • 1920-04-01 The (Anglican) Church in Wales disestablished
  • 1925-08-05 Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language, which is in danger of dying out.

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1928-06-18 American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • 1934-09-22 An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
  • 1941-01-02 World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales.

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1941-08-04 Winston Churchill departs on Prince of Wales to US

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1941-12-10 British battleship Prince of Wales and battlecruiser Repulse (Force Z ) sunk following Japanese aerial attacks off Malaya. 840 men die
  • 1942-06-23 World War II: Germany's latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf FW190 is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
  • 1955-12-20 Cardiff is proclaimed the capital city of Wales
  • 1958-07-18 6th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games open in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1958-07-26 6th British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games close in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1958-08-18 United Kingdom issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
  • 1965-12-12 The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales)
  • 1966-10-21 116 children and 28 adults died as a coal waste heap slid and engulfed a school in Aberfan, South Wales
  • 1967-08-25 The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
  • 1969-07-01 Charles Philip Arthur George invested as Prince of Wales
  • 1969-12-18 House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
  • 1970-05-23 A fire breaks out in the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits in north Wales contributing to its partial destruction and causing approximately £1,000,000 worth of fire damage.
  • 1974-07-01 Monmouthshire renamed Gwent & becomes part of Wales
  • 1979-08-14 Rainbow seen in Northern Wales for a 3 hours duration
  • 1989-05-07 Mark Merrony (Wales) cycles for 30 mins in Nepal at 21,030 feet
  • 1990-02-06 Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes & 58.44 seconds backwards!
  • 1997-01-21 An inquiry in North Wales names more than 80 child abusers
  • 1997-09-18 Voters in Wales vote yes (50.3%) in a referendum on Welsh autonomy.
  • 2002-10-27 The British ITV Network airs a regional service for the last time in England and Wales, LWT loses its identity completely
  • 2007-07-01 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.
  • 2008-12-08 Kirsty Williams elected as Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats. The first female leader of a political party in Wales.
  • 2010-10-04 38th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 14.5-13.5 at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales
  • 2011-03-30 Global credit information group Experian report that economic recovery in Wales slower than the rest of the UK, forecasting growth of 1.6% vs 2.2% for the rest of the UK
  • 2012-03-17 Wales defeat France to record their eleventh Grand Slam in the Six Nations Championship

Famous Birthdays

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  • 0040-06-13 Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman general and Governor of Britain, conquered Wales and Northern England
  • 0534-04-29 Taliesin, Welsh poet, according to legend in Mabinogion
  • 1239-06-17 Edward I, King of England (1272-1307) subdued Wales, expelled Jews from England
  • 1330-06-15 Edward, the black prince, prince of Wales (1343-1376)
  • 1453-10-13 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales and the only son of King Henry VI of England and Margaret of Anjou, born in London (d. 1471)
  • 1486-09-20 Arthur, Prince of Wales, son of King Henry VII of England (d. 1502)
  • 1682-05-17 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (d. 1722)
  • 1699-08-13 John Dyer, British poet, born in Aberglasney, Wales (Baptism date)
  • 1714-08-01 Richard Wilson, Welsh landscape painter
  • 1719-11-30 Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (d. 1772)
  • 1723-02-23 Richard Price, Welsh philosopher (d. 1791)
  • 1737-07-31 Princess Augusta Charlotte of Wales (d. 1813)
  • 1738-10-11 Arthur Phillip, admiral/1st governor New-South Wales
  • 1740-12-30 Princess Elizabeth Caroline of Wales (d. 1759)
  • 1741-01-27 Hester Thrale, Welsh diarist (d. 1821)
  • 1749-03-19 Princess Louisa Anne of Wales (d. 1768)
  • 1751-07-11 Caroline Matilda of Wales, queen consort of Denmark and Norway (d. 1775)
  • 1776-02-18 John Parry [Bardd Alaw], Welsh composer and harpist, born in Denbigh (d. 1851)
  • 1790-07-04 George Everest, Welsh surveyor (d. 1866)
  • 1796-01-07 Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (d. 1817)
  • 1811-07-11 William Robert Grove, Swansea, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell
  • 1826-03-01 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, born in Bridgend (d. 1913)

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1841-01-28 Henry Morton Stanley, Denbigh Wales, journalist and African explorer (found Livingstone in Africa) (d. 1904)

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • 1860-02-21 Goscombe John, Welsh sculptor (d. 1952)
  • 1863-03-03 Arthur Machen, Welsh-born author (d. 1947)
  • 1865-02-28 Arthur Symons, Welsh poet/critic/co-founder (Savoy)
  • 1867-05-13 Frank Brangwyn, Wales, painter/muralist/cartoonist (Willam Morris)
  • 1871-04-20 William Henry Davies, Wales, poet (Autobiography of a Super Tramp)
  • 1875-09-26 Edmund Gwenn, Wales, actor (Miracle on 34th Street)
  • 1875-12-20 T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)
  • 1876-06-22 Gwen (Gwendolen) John, Haverfordwest, Wales, Welsh painter
  • 1878-01-04 Augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961)
  • 1881-02-14 William John Gruffydd, Welsh poet/scholar (Ynys yr Hud)
  • 1883-05-28 Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (d. 1978)
  • 1883-08-28 E E Clive, Monmouthshire Wales, actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour)
  • 1884-04-12 Tenby Davies, Welsh world champion runner (d. 1932)
  • 1886-11-09 S. O. Davies, Welsh politician (d. 1972)

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1888-08-16 T. E. Lawrence [Lawrence of Arabia], British author, soldier and diplomat famous for his liaison role in Arabia during WWI, born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales (d. 1935)

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
  • 1890-02-14 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (d. 1956)
  • 1891-02-13 Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (d. 1985)
  • 1892-11-19 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (d. 1970)
  • 1893-01-15 Ivor Novello [David Ivor Davies], Welsh composer, writer and actor (Keep the Home Fires Burning, The Truth Game), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1951)
  • 1893-07-02 Ralph Hancock, Welsh garden designer (Rockefeller Center) (d. 1950)
  • 1894-07-31 Fred Keenor, Welsh footballer (d. 1972)
  • 1894-08-23 Gareth Hughes, Llanelly Wales, actor (Midnight Girl)
  • 1897-12-31 Rhys Williams, Wales, actor (Nightmare, Okinawa, Cross My Heart)
  • 1900-01-23 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
  • 1900-06-02 David Wynne, Welsh composer (Owain ab Urien), born in Penderyn (d. 1983)
  • 1900-11-22 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
  • 1901-06-22 Naunton Wayne, Wales, actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession)
  • 1904-11-30 Philip Burton, Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire, Wales, director/acting teacher and mentor to Richard Burton

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1905-01-03 Ray Milland, Welsh actor (Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), born in Neath, Wales (d. 1986)

  • 1905-02-28 Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian
  • 1905-03-01 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (d. 2000)
  • 1905-11-26 George Emlyn Williams, Wales, actor/playwright (David Copperfield)
  • 1906-06-25 Roger Livesey, Barry Wales, actor (Drums, Life & Death of Col Blimp)
  • 1906-06-27 Vernon P Watkins, Welsh poet (Ballad of Mari Lwyd)
  • 1906-12-08 Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)
  • 1908-07-01 Peg Entwistle, Welsh actress (d. 1932)
  • 1908-12-14 Claude Davey, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • 1909-01-29 George Thomas, 1st Viscount Tonypandy, British politician (Speaker of the House of Commons), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 1997)
  • 1909-07-04 Alec Templeton, Cardiff Wales, pianist/composer (Concertino Lirico)
  • 1912-05-30 Hugh Griffith, Wales, actor (Ben Hur, Mutiny on the Bounty, Oliver!)
  • 1912-06-09 Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Cardiganshire (d. 2007)
  • 1912-09-27 Mary Grierson, Bangor, Wales, botanical artist, (d. 2012)
  • 1913-03-29 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 2000)
  • 1914-09-12 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (d. 1999)
  • 1914-10-27 Dylan Thomas, Swansea Wales, poet (Child's Christmas in Wales)
  • 1915-05-29 David Jenklins, librarian (National Library of Wales)
  • 1916-05-07 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire (d. 1986)

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1916-09-13 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), born in Cardiff, Wales (d. 1990)

Author Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl
  • 1918-06-17 Maldwyn Thomas, president (Welsh Liberal Party)
  • 1918-11-18 Tasker Watkins, Welsh World War II hero (d. 2007)
  • 1920-09-07 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, born in Swansea (d. 1994)
  • 1920-10-31 Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)
  • 1921-04-06 Andrew Welsh Imbrie, composer
  • 1921-07-29 Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, born in Llandudno (d. 1996)
  • 1921-08-31 Raymond Williams, Welsh academic (d. 1988)
  • 1921-09-08 Harry Secombe, Swansea Wales, actor, singer and goon (Down Among the "Z" Men)
  • 1923-09-22 Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer
  • 1923-11-06 Clay [David] Jones, Welsh gardener (BBC Gardener's Question Time), born in Cardigan, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1925-07-03 Michael Oliver, cardiologist, born in Borth, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1925-09-07 Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1985)
  • 1925-11-10 Richard Burton, stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf), born in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales
  • 1925-11-24 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
  • 1926-03-12 Freddie Williams, Port Talbot, Wales, motorcycle speedway rider (world champion, 1950, 1952), (d. 2013)
  • 1926-12-18 Peggy Cummins, North Wales, actress (Curse of the Demon)
  • 1927-02-08 Stanley Baker, Ferndale Wales, actor (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu)
  • 1927-09-20 Rachel Roberts, Llanelly Wales, actress (Foul Play, Doctor's Wife)
  • 1927-11-07 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1928-02-01 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, born in Tenby, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1928-06-09 Geraint Gruffydd, director (U of Wales Centre for Welsh Studies)
  • 1928-11-20 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), born in Corris, Gwynedd (d. 2016)
  • 1929-08-11 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • 1931-03-22 Leslie Thomas, Welsh writer (The Virgin Soldiers), born in Newport (d. 2014)
  • 1932-09-25 Terry Medwin, Welsh retired footballer
  • 1932-10-08 Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player
  • 1932-12-22 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer (17 Caps) and manager, born in Powys, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1933-04-22 John A Llewellyn, Cardiff Wales, astronaut
  • 1933-04-29 Keith Baxter, South Wales, actor (Barretts at Wimpole Street)

Famous Weddings

  • 1863-03-10 Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (21) weds Princess Alexandra of Denmark (18) at Windsor Castle in St. George's chapel
  • 1937-07-11 Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall

HeartWedding of Interest

1946-03-14 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh

  • 1953-07-06 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

HeartWedding of Interest

2005-04-09 His Royal Highness Charles, Prince of Wales marries Camilla Parker Bowles

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
  • 2005-06-18 "Queens Park Rangers" football striker Djibril Cisse (23) weds Jude Littler at Bodelwyddan Castle in Denbighshire, North Wales
  • 2005-12-22 "Ospreys" Rugby star Shane Williams (28) weds Gail Lacey at Twyn Church in Garnant, West Wales

Famous Deaths

  • 0589-03-01 Saint David, Patron Saint of Wales (b. 500)
  • 1240-04-11 Llywelyn ab Iorwerth the Great, monarch of Wales (1194-1240), dies
  • 1240-04-14 Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of Wales, dies
  • 1283-10-03 Dafydd ap Gruffyd, last monarch of Gwynnedd (North-Wales), dies
  • 1376-06-08 "Black Prince" of Wales, son of King Edward of England, dies at 46
  • 1461-02-02 Owen Tudor, Welsh founder of the Tudor dynasty of England
  • 1471-05-04 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, dies at 17, becoming the only heir apparent to the English throne to ever die in battle
  • 1484-04-09 Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales (b. 1473), son of Richard III King of England
  • 1581-11-07 Richard Davies, Welsh bishop and scholar
  • 1604-09-10 William Morgan, Welsh Bible translator (b. 1545)
  • 1606-11-12 St. Nicholas Owen (martyr), one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
  • 1659-06-03 Morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (b. 1619)
  • 1670-10-27 Vavasor Powell, Welsh non-conformist leader (b. 1617)
  • 1685-09-01 Leoline Jenkins, Welsh lawyer (b. 1625)
  • 1709-06-30 Edward Lhuyd, Welsh scientist (b. 1660)
  • 1722-02-10 Bartholomew Roberts, Welsh pirate (b. 1682)
  • 1749-07-03 William Jones, Welsh mathematician (b. 1675)
  • 1751-03-20 Frederick Louis, English prince of Wales/son of George I, dies
  • 1771-02-08 Augusta von Saxen-Gotha, German prince Frederick Louis of Wales, dies
  • 1791-01-11 William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh hymnist (b. 1717)
  • 1802-12-31 Francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 89
  • 1851-04-08 John Parry [Bardd Alaw], Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 75
  • 1863-08-18 Thomas Welsh, US Union brig-general (Antietam), dies at 39
  • 1866-12-01 George Everest, Welsh surveyor and namesake of Mt. Everest (d. 1790)
  • 1896-08-01 William Robert Grove, Welsh Physicist and inventor of the first fuel cell, dies at 85

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1904-05-10 Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh journalist and African explorer (discovered source of the Nile), dies at 63

Journalist and Explorer Henry Morton Stanley
Journalist and Explorer
Henry Morton Stanley
  • 1913-03-19 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 87
  • 1917-07-31 Hedd Wyn, Welsh poet (b. 1887)
  • 1920-06-05 Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
  • 1927-03-03 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • 1932-07-23 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner (b. 1884)
  • 1939-09-18 Gwen John, Welsh painter, dies at 63
  • 1944-08-05 Maurice Turnbull, cricketer (England)/rugby (Wales), dies
  • 1947-12-15 Arthur Machen, Welsh author (b. 1863)
  • 1953-04-06 Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)
  • 1956-12-16 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (b. 1890)
  • 1970-11-08 Huw Thomas Edwards, Welsh trade unionist and politician (b. 1892)
  • 1971-05-20 Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (b. 1904)
  • 1977-03-05 Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (b. 1949)
  • 1978-04-09 Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b.1883)
  • 1980-02-09 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
  • 1983-03-23 David Wynne, Welsh composer (Owain ab Urien), dies at 82
  • 1984-08-05 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, The Robe), dies of cerebral haemorrhage at 58
  • 1985-04-04 Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (b. 1891)
  • 1985-09-17 Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, dies by falling down the stairs of her daughter's home at 60

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1986-03-10 Ray Milland, Welsh actor (The Lost Weekend-Academy Award 1945), dies at 81

  • 1986-03-14 Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), dies at 69
  • 1988-11-11 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist (b. 1900)
  • 1990-02-02 Joe Erskine, Welsh boxer (b. 1934)
  • 1993-01-05 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • 1994-12-31 Harri Webb, Welsh poet and nationalist, dies at 74
  • 1995-01-28 Philip H Burton, Welsh producer/Richard Burton's teacher, dies at 80
  • 1996-07-04 Clay [David] Jones, Welsh gardener (BBC Gardener's Question Time), dies at 72
  • 1998-02-18 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
  • 1999-12-19 Desmond Llewelyn, Welsh actor (b. 1914)
  • 2000-05-30 Doris Hare, Welsh actress (b. 1905)
  • 2000-09-25 R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (b. 1913)
  • 2001-04-11 Harry Secombe, Welsh actor and comedian (b. 1921)
  • 2001-09-23 Ron Hewitt, Welsh footballer (b. 1928)
  • 2002-01-07 Jon Lee, Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
  • 2003-06-08 Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (b. 1940)
  • 2003-06-10 Dr Phil Williams, Welsh politician and scientist (b. 1939)
  • 2003-07-17 David Kelly, Welsh UN weapons inspector (b. 1944)
  • 2004-02-21 John Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1931)
  • 2005-01-29 Eric Griffiths, Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
  • 2006-09-01 Sir Kyffin Williams, Welsh landscape painter (b. 1918)
  • 2007-01-04 Gren, Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
  • 2007-02-22 Edgar Evans, Welsh tenor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 94
  • 2007-04-03 Marion Eames, Welsh novelist (b. 1921)
  • 2007-10-31 Ray Gravell, Welsh rugby union footballer (b. 1951)
  • 2008-06-12 Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer (b. 1932)
  • 2009-01-09 T. Llew Jones, Welsh author (b. 1915)
  • 2009-02-14 Bernard Ashley, English businessperson, fashion designer and co-founder of Laura Ashley, dies of cancer at 82
  • 2009-04-18 Stephanie Parker, Welsh actress (b. 1987)

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2009-05-27 Clive Granger, Swansea, Wales, Welsh-born British economist, dies at 74

Economist Clive Granger
Clive Granger
  • 2010-06-07 Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • 2011-02-02 Margaret John, Welsh actress (b. 1926)
  • 2011-09-11 Andy Whitfield, Welsh actor (Spartacus), dies of cancer at 39
  • 2011-11-27 Gary Speed, Former Welsh international footballer and Wales national football team manager (b. 1969)
  • 2012-01-30 Mary Grierson, Welsh botanical artist, dies at 99
  • 2012-06-18 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor, dies from prostate cancer at 82
  • 2013-01-20 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway champion, dies at 86
  • 2013-05-24 Ron Davies, Welsh footballer, dies at 70
  • 2013-07-19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer and manager, dies from complications from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • 2014-05-06 Leslie Thomas, Welsh writer (The Virgin Soldiers), dies at 83
  • 2015-07-10 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), dies at 71
  • 2015-08-21 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, dies at 80
  • 2016-02-08 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), dies at 87