Wales in History (Part 2)

Wales: Cardiff

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 252

  • 1933-08-01 Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary, Welsh Office
  • 1933-09-02 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1934-05-14 Siân Phillips, Welsh actress
  • 1934-08-06 Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer

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1934-09-04 Clive Granger, Welsh-born British economist and Nobel laureate, born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2009)

Economist Clive Granger
Economist
Clive Granger
  • 1934-09-30 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, born in Darjeeling, India (d. 2015)
  • 1937-01-08 Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker)
  • 1937-02-10 Lord Justice Rose, former judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • 1937-08-14 Brian Curvis, Swansea, Wales, boxer, British welterweight champion (1960-1964), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-03-08 Robert Tear, Barry Wales, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970)
  • 1939-07-17 Spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)

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1940-06-07 Tom Jones [Thomas John Woodward], Welsh singer (What's New Pussycat), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones
  • 1940-10-02 Lord Davies, chairman (Welsh National Opera)
  • 1940-12-05 Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler
  • 1941-12-15 Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player
  • 1942-02-01 Terry Jones, comedian (Monty Python), born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales
  • 1942-03-09 John Cale, Garnant, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground)
  • 1942-03-28 Neil Kinnock, Tredegar, Wales, leader of the British opposition (Labour Party)
  • 1942-04-05 Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director
  • 1942-05-21 David Hunt, British Conservative politician, born in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales
  • 1942-05-25 Ron Davies, Holywell, Wales, footballer (29 Welsh caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1943-02-09 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • 1944-02-17 Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
  • 1944-04-08 Hywel Bennett, South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
  • 1944-04-15 Dave Edmunds, Wales, singer/guitarist (Rockpile-Baby I Love You)
  • 1944-05-05 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
  • 1945-01-06 Barry John, Welsh rugby player
  • 1945-08-13 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), born in Kenfig Hill, Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1946-03-21 Timothy Dalton, North Wales, actor (James Bond films)
  • 1947-04-27 Pete Ham, Swansea Wales, rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It)
  • 1947-06-01 Jonathan Pryce, Holywell Flintshire, Welsh actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • 1947-08-01 Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
  • 1948-03-04 Shakin' Stevens, [Mike Barrett], Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)
  • 1948-03-18 Brian Lloyd, Welsh footballer
  • 1948-04-01 Y Y Williams, Welsh rugby player
  • 1948-05-07 Peter Wingfield, Wales, rocker/actor (Methos-Highlander)
  • 1948-11-05 Mel Ab-Owain, Welsh politician

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1948-11-14 Prince Charles [Charles Philip Arthur George], Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall, born in London

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • 1949-01-02 Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
  • 1949-03-12 Mike Gibbons, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)

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1949-06-05 Ken Follett, Welsh spy author (Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions), born in Cardiff, Wales

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett
  • 1949-06-30 Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
  • 1949-08-15 Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor
  • 1950-05-03 Mary Hopkin, South Wales, singer (Those Were the Days)
  • 1951-04-20 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1951-05-17 I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
  • 1951-07-01 Trevor Eve, Wales, actor (Shadow Chasers)
  • 1957-03-23 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1957-06-07 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • 1957-09-06 Gwyn Evans, Welsh rugby player
  • 1957-10-11 Dawn French, Welsh comedian and TV actress (Supergrass, French & Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley)
  • 1957-10-19 Karl Wallingher, Prestatyn Wales, rocker (World Party)
  • 1957-10-21 Julian Cope, [Kevin Stapleton], Welsh pop musician (Eve's Volcano)
  • 1958-01-04 Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
  • 1958-03-02 Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
  • 1958-07-03 Siân Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
  • 1958-09-16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
  • 1959-05-28 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, born in Newbridge, Caerphily (d. 2015)
  • 1960-07-13 Ian Hislop, British writer, satirist and editor of Private Eye, born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1960-09-15 Kevin Allen, Welsh actor
  • 1961-03-26 William Hague, Secretary of State for Wales
  • 1961-09-27 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • 1961-10-20 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
  • 1962-09-05 Peter Wingfield, Welsh actor
  • 1963-04-27 Russell T. Davies, Welsh television writer and executive producer of Doctor Who
  • 1963-08-27 Downtown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and MTV VJ
  • 1963-11-01 Mark Hughes, Welsh footballer
  • 1964-04-07 Helen Wadsworth, S Wales, golfer (Curtis Cup 1990)
  • 1964-05-21 Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
  • 1964-09-23 Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer
  • 1965-01-05 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor
  • 1965-05-03 Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian
  • 1965-06-19 Karen Davies, Wrexham N Wales, golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One-6th)
  • 1965-11-09 Bryn Terfel, Welsh baritone
  • 1966-05-03 Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player
  • 1966-08-07 Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur
  • 1967-02-07 Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player
  • 1967-02-18 Colin Jackson, Cardiff Wales, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1988)
  • 1967-04-08 Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
  • 1967-07-22 Rhys Ifans [Rhys Evans], Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Welsh actor/musician (Notting Hill, Enduring Love)
  • 1967-12-22 Richey James Edwards, Welsh musician (Manic Street Preachers) (disappeared in 1995)
  • 1968-07-30 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers)
  • 1969-02-05 Michael Sheen, Welsh actor
  • 1969-02-21 James Dean Bradfield, Welsh musician
  • 1969-03-01 Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
  • 1969-04-11 Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer
  • 1969-06-16 Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer
  • 1969-09-04 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer
  • 1969-09-08 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer

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1969-09-25 Catherine Zeta Jones, Welsh actress (Christopher Columbus), born in Swansea, Wales

  • 1970-05-15 Martin Rossiter, Welsh Musician
  • 1970-11-29 Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer
  • 1970-12-29 Aled Jones, Welsh singer
  • 1971-03-08 Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
  • 1971-06-18 Nigel Owens, Welsh Rugby Referee (Stonewall Sportsperson of the Decade), born in Mynyddcerrig, Carmarthenshire
  • 1972-03-23 Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer
  • 1973-02-27 Mark Taylor, Welsh rugby union footballer
  • 1973-03-30 Matthew Pritchard, Welsh Stuntman
  • 1973-08-27 Danny Coyne, Welsh footballer
  • 1973-10-06 Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor

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