Dublin in History

Ireland: Cork

Historical Events

  • 0988-07-10 The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey
  • 1487-05-24 Imposter Lambert Simnel ceremony crowned as King Edward VI in Dublin

Music History

1742-04-13 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin

  • 1803-07-23 Republican Robert Emmet leads Irish rebellion against the British Crown in Dublin
  • 1863-01-21 City of Dublin leases part of Cattle Market for 100,000 years
  • 1882-05-06 Thomas Henry Burke and Lord Frederick Cavendish are stabbed and killed during the Phoenix Park Murders in Dublin
  • 1894-01-23 G. W. Bunbury of Dublin sets shorthand record of 250 wpm for 10 min
  • 1897-05-18 Irish Music Festival 1st held in Dublin
  • 1899-05-08 The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens
  • 1900-09-02 A large demonstration by Nationalists in Dublin's Phoenix Park demand that Ireland be free of British rule
  • 1901-08-05 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets the first officially recognised world long jump record at 24' 11 3/4" in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1902-01-08 The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin
  • 1903-03-14 WB Yeats & Lady Gregory's "Hour-glass" premieres in Dublin
  • 1903-10-08 J M Synge's play "In the Shadow of the Glen" premieres in Dublin
  • 1904-01-25 John Millington Synge's play "Riders to the Sea" premieres in Dublin
  • 1904-02-04 John Millington Synge's play "Well of Saints" premieres in Dublin
  • 1904-12-27 W B Yeats and Lady Gregory's "On Baile's Strand" premieres in Dublin
  • 1907-01-26 John Millington Synge's "Playboy of Western World" opens in Dublin; play claimed as immoral and causes riots
  • 1907-03-09 Lady Gregory's "Rising of the Moon" premieres in Dublin
  • 1910-01-13 JM Synge's "Deirdre of the Sorrows" premieres in Dublin
  • 1913-08-31 Massive protest rally on Sackville Street attacked by the Dublin Metropolitan Police; two strikers killed by the police
  • 1913-11-25 The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"
  • 1914-07-26 Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrive from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens
  • 1915-11-30 St John Ervine's "John Ferguson" premieres in Dublin
  • 1916-04-19 Alderman Kelly reads the 'Castle Order' to a meeting of Dublin Corporation; this forged document supposedly from Dublin Castle, indicated that there was to be mass arrests of Irish Volunteers to prevent "trouble"
  • 1916-04-22 Chief of Staff of the Irish Volunteers Eóin MacNeill issues the Countermanding order in Dublin to try to stop what would become the Easter Rising

Easter Proclamation of 1916

1916-04-24 Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin

  • 1916-04-29 Irish republicans abandon the post office in Dublin and surrender unconditionally, marking the end of the Easter Rising
  • 1916-05-04 Ned Daly, Willie Pearse, Michael O'Hanrahan and Joseph Plunkett are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
  • 1916-05-08 Irishmen Eamon Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert and Sean Houston are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin
  • 1916-05-12 James Connolly and Sean McDermott are executed following their involvement in the Easter Rising in Dublin
  • 1916-05-18 A British Royal Inquiry into the Easter Rising in Dublin is set up in London
  • 1916-12-13 Esme Stuart Lennox Robinsons premieres in Dublin
  • 1918-12-14 Sinn Féin candidates win 73 of 105 Irish seats in UK general election, though all will refuse to take seats in Westminster, instead meeting at a Dail Eireann in Dublin
  • 1919-01-21 Irish militant nationalist party Sinn Féin creates its own parliament in Dublin and declares Ireland independent of Great Britain, sparking the Irish War of Independence
  • 1921-02-18 British troops occupy Dublin
  • 1921-08-16 Members of the Dail (parliament) swear allegiance to the Irish Republic at their first meeting, held at Dublin House
  • 1922-01-18 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin
  • 1922-04-14 Irish Republican Army rebels occupy the Four Courts (government buildings) in Dublin
  • 1922-06-28 The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin
  • 1923-04-09 Sean O'Casey's "Shadow of a Gunman" premieres in Dublin
  • 1924-03-03 Sean O'Casey's "Juno & the Paycock" premieres in Dublin
  • 1924-10-28 White Sox beat NY Giants 8-4 in Dublin, less than 20 fans attend
  • 1926-02-08 Sean O'Casey's "Plough & Stars" opens at Abbey Theater Dublin
  • 1928-10-22 ESL Robinson's "Far-Off Hills" premieres in Dublin
  • 1933-04-01 Scotland beats Ireland, 8-6 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to win the Home Nations Rugby Championship and Triple Crown
  • 1941-05-31 A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, in neutral Ireland, claims 38 lives
  • 1961-04-15 France wins it’s 2nd outright Five Nations Rugby Championship with an 15-3 victory over Ireland at Lansdowne Road, Dublin
  • 1966-03-08 An IRA bomb destroys Nelson's Column in Dublin
  • 1967-04-15 France wins its 4th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship with an 11-6 win over Ireland at Lansdowne Road, Dublin

Historic Event

1967-10-10 Brendan Behan's "Borstal Boy" premieres in Dublin

Historic Event

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

  • 1969-08-05 The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin
  • 1970-05-28 Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • 1970-07-02 Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • 1970-10-13 A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1970-10-23 Charles Haughey and two others are found not guilty of illegal arms importation by a Dublin jury; the 'Arms Trial' began on 28 May 1970
  • 1971-01-17 At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil
  • 1971-04-03 16th Eurovision Song Contest: Severine for Monaco wins singing "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" in Dublin
  • 1971-04-10 The Republican commemorations is held in Belfast of the Easter Rising (in 1916 in Dublin), revealing conflicts between the two wings of the Irish Republican Army
  • 1971-10-24 President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O'Brady, addresses a party conference in Dublin and proclaims that the North of Ireland must be made ungovernable as a first step to achieve a united Ireland
  • 1971-12-30 A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin.
  • 1972-02-02 Angry demonstrators burn the British Embassy in Dublin to the ground in protest at the shooting dead of 13 people on 'bloody sunday'
  • 1972-02-26 Ireland-Wales Five Nations Rugby match scheduled for Lansdowne Road, Dublin is cancelled because of escalating political situation; Championship not completed for first time since World War II

Historic Event

1972-10-06 Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin office in Dublin

  • 1972-11-19 Leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) Seán MacStiofáin is arrested in Dublin
  • 1972-11-26 Bomb explosion at the Film Centre Cinema, in O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1972-12-01 2 people killed and 127 injured when 2 car bombs explode in the centre of Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1973-01-20 A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no group claimed responsibility)
  • 1973-04-14 Ireland edges France, 6-4 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to create a 5-way tie for the Five Nations Rugby Championship; each nation wins their 2 home matches
  • 1973-10-31 Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers escape from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin using a hijacked helicopter
  • 1974-10-10 The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP) founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin
  • 1976-07-21 Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted by the Provisional IRA in his car in Dublin
  • 1977-03-19 France beats Ireland, 15-6 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to clinch its 6th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship and 2nd Grand Slam
  • 1979-10-04 Hugh Leonards "Life" premieres in Dublin
  • 1981-02-14 Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people
  • 1981-04-04 26th Eurovision Song Contest: Bucks Fizz for United Kingdom wins singing "Making Your Mind Up" in Dublin
  • 1985-03-30 Ireland beats England, 13-10 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin to clinch its 10th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship and 6th triple Crown
  • 1987-03-21 France beats Ireland, 19-13 at Lansdowne Road, Dublin the clinch the outright Five Nations Rugby Championship for the 8th time and 4th Grand Slam title

Music History

1988-04-30 33rd Eurovision Song Contest: Celine Dion for Switzerland wins singing "Ne partez pas sans moi" in Dublin

  • 1988-11-20 Boston College beats Army 38-24 in the 'Emerald isle Classic' at Dublin's Lansdowne Road Stadium, the first NCAA American Football game to be played in Europe
  • 1990-04-24 Brian Friel's play "Dancing at Lughnasa" premieres in Dublin (Tony Award Best Play)
  • 1993-06-30 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin
  • 1994-04-30 39th Eurovision Song Contest: Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan for Ireland wins singing "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" in Dublin

Music History

1995-02-09 Irish music and dance show "Riverdance" first opens in Dublin, Ireland with lead dancer Michael Flatley

  • 1995-05-13 40th Eurovision Song Contest: Secret Garden for Norway wins singing "Nocturne" in Dublin
  • 1996-06-26 Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin
  • 1997-05-03 42nd Eurovision Song Contest: Katrina and the Waves for United Kingdom wins singing "Love Shine a Light" in Dublin
  • 2001-10-20 Despite 20-14 final round loss to Ireland in Dublin, England retains Six Nations Rugby Championship; set new records for points scored (229), tries scored (29) and overall points-difference (+149)

Sports History

2003-03-30 In a final match decider, England beats Ireland 42-6 in Dublin to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; Jonny Wilkinson kicks 3 conversions, a penalty and 2 dropped goals for England

  • 2004-05-01 Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
  • 2006-11-26 The last international rugby match before demolition of Dublin's famous Lansdowne Road Stadium is Ireland's 61-17 win over the Pacific Islanders
  • 2006-12-31 The final contest at the old Lansdowne Road Stadium in Dublin is a rugby match with Leinster beating Ulster 20-12 in a Celtic League game
  • 2007-05-17 Demolition work begins at Dublin's famous Lansdowne Road Stadium to be replaced by the new Aviva Stadium, opened in 2010
  • 2010-05-14 The 51,700 seat Aviva Stadium is officially opened on the site of the famous old Lansdowne Road Stadium in Dublin by Irish Prime Minister, Brian Cowan
  • 2011-03-19 Despite a final round 24-8 defeat to Ireland at the new Aviva Stadium in Dublin, England wins the Six Nations Rugby Championship courtesy of their opening 4 straight victories
  • 2011-10-08 Irish professional darts player Brendan Dolan plays 1st perfect 9 dart game on TV in semi-final against James Wade at PDC World Darts Championship in Dublin
  • 2013-06-06 Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • 2015-08-21 European Refugee Crisis: Germany makes it easier for Syrian refugees to claim asylum by suspending their Dublin Regulations

Famous Birthdays

  • 1614-07-10 Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1686)
  • 1665-04-29 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier, born in Dublin (d. 1745)

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift (1667-1745)

1667-11-30 Irish author and satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1718-04-24 Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born portrait and miniature painter, born in Dublin (d. 1784)
  • 1719-11-23 Spranger Barry, Irish Shakespearean actor, born in Skinner's Row, Dublin (d. 1777)
  • 1721-08-13 Francis Hutcheson, Irish composer, born in Dublin (d. 1784)

William PettyWilliam Petty (1737-1805)

1737-05-02 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1782-83), born in Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland

  • 1738-12-02 Richard Montgomery, Irish General in Continental Army during American Revolutionary War, born in Swords, Dublin (d. 1775)
  • 1751-10-30 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright (The Rivals, The School for Scandal) and Whig MP, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1816)

Wolfe ToneWolfe Tone (1763-1798)

1763-06-20 Irish republican and revolutionary figure (United Irishmen), born in Dublin, Ireland

Arthur WellesleyArthur Wellesley (1769-1852)

1769-05-01 Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory: 1828-30), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1779-05-28 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1852)
  • 1780-04-13 Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (inventor of the screw-pile lighthouse), born in Dublin (d. 1868)
  • 1782-07-26 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)
  • 1782-09-25 Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1824)
  • 1791-12-14 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1823)
  • 1792-04-23 John Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1882)
  • 1794-05-17 Anna Brownell Jameson, Anglo-Irish historian and writer (Loves of the Poets), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1860)
  • 1797-12-03 Francis Kenrick, Irish-American Archbishop of Baltimore (1851-63), born in Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland (d. 1863)
  • 1798-11-01 Benjamin Guinness, Irish brewer and philanthropist, born in Dublin (d. 1868)
  • 1805-08-04 William Rowan Hamilton, Irish astronomer and mathematician, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1865)
  • 1807-09-09 Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1886)
  • 1810-01-03 Antoine T. d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1897)
  • 1814-08-28 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (The House by the Churchyard), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1873)
  • 1815-06-19 John William Glover, Irish composer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1899)
  • 1815-07-24 Arnaud-Michel d'Abbadie, French explorer (Ethiopia), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1893)

Dion BoucicaultDion Boucicault (1822-1890)

1822-12-26 Irish actor and playwright (Rip van Winkle, London Assurance), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1833-06-04 Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, British army general, born in Dublin (d. 1913)
  • 1836-11-30 Lord Frederick Cavendish, English politician who was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland in May 1882 and murdered only hours after his arrival in Dublin, born in Compton Place, Eastbourne, Sussex (d. 1882)
  • 1837-04-25 William Charles Levey, Irish conductor and composer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1894)
  • 1840-07-01 Robert Stawell Ball, Irish mathematician and astronomer (Ball Screw), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1913)
  • 1841-07-23 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, born in Dublin (d. 1865)
  • 1845-07-04 Thomas John Barnardo, British social worker, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1905)

Bram StokerBram Stoker (1847-1912)

1847-11-08 Irish theater manager and author (Dracula), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1851-09-04 John Dillon, Irish nationalist and British Lower house leader, born in Blackrock, Dublin (d. 1927)
  • 1853-01-30 Leland Hone, Irish cricket wicketkeeper (1 Test; first Irishman to represent England; MCC), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1896)

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde (1854-1900)

1854-10-16 Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest, The Picture of Dorian Gray), born in Dublin, Ireland

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

1856-07-26 Irish dramatist (Pygmalion, Nobel Prize for Literature 1925), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1858-07-31 Richard Dixon Oldham, British geologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1936)
  • 1859-02-01 Victor Herbert, American cellist, composer, and conductor (Babes in Toyland; Eileen), born in Guernsey, Bailiwick of Guernsey (d. 1924) [he believed he was born in Dublin, Ireland] [1]
  • 1860-10-03 Annie Horniman, English theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), born in Surrey Mount, Forest Hill, London (d. 1937)
  • 1869-05-19 Henry Horatio Dixon, Irish Biologist who originated the cohesion-tension theory of water and mineral movement in plants, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1870-07-16 Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer, born in Clontarf, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 1956)
  • 1871-04-16 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), born in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 1909)
  • 1879-06-09 Dudley Digges, Irish actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, The Invisible Man), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1947)
  • 1879-11-10 Patrick Pearse, Irish poet, nationalist and political activist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1879-11-29 Sara Allgood, Irish-American actress (Blackmail, How Green Was My Valley), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
  • 1880-03-30 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (Juno and the Paycock), born in Dublin (d. 1964)
  • 1880-06-06 William Thomas Cosgrave, President of the Irish Free State, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1965)
  • 1882-08-25 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), born in Abbotstown, Dublin (d. 1966)
  • 1887-05-01 Alan Cunningham, British general and last High Commissioner of Palestine (1945-48), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1983)
  • 1888-03-10 Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Academy Award, Going My Way), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1961)
  • 1889-01-01 Tom Dugan, Irish actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1955)
  • 1891-06-20 John A. Costello, 3rd Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, born in Dublin (d. 1976)
  • 1892-01-15 Rex Ingram [Reginald Hitchcock], Irish director (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
  • 1892-09-20 Patricia Collinge, Irish-born American actress (Tender Comrade), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1896-02-15 Arthur Shields, Irish actor (River, Enchanted Island), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1970)
  • 1899-06-07 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • 1901-10-28 Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (The Three Children (Near Clonmel)), born in Dublin (d. 1979)

Seán MacBrideSeán MacBride (1904-1988)

1904-01-26 Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army and founder of Amnesty International (Nobel 1974), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1904-03-15 George Brent, American actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1979)
  • 1905-04-26 Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1978)
  • 1905-06-08 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • 1907-05-29 Desmond Shawe-Taylor, British critic and writer (co-author of The Record Guide), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • 1909-09-16 John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • 1909-10-28 Francis Bacon, Irish-British abstract painter (Study for a Pope), born in Dublin (d. 1992)
  • 1912-03-22 Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (Hard Day's Night, Steptoe and Son), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1985)
  • 1912-04-29 Terence de Vere White, Irish novelist (An Affair with the Moon), born in Dublin (d. 1994)
  • 1912-11-24 Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money), born in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland (d. 2005)
  • 1913-03-29 Niall MacGinnis, Irish character actor (Curse of the Demon, Helen of Troy), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1977)
  • 1918-10-13 Jack MacGowran, Irish actor (King Lear, The Quiet Man, The Exorcist), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • 1919-02-23 Johnny Carey, Irish professional footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1919-06-06 Charles Pringle, British air marshal, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1919-06-11 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), born in Dublin (d. 2009)
  • 1919-07-15 Iris Murdoch, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1920-04-13 Liam Cosgrave, Irish politician (Fine Gael Party), born in Castleknock, Dublin (d. 2017)
  • 1920-06-05 Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)

Maureen O'HaraMaureen O'Hara (1920-2015)

1920-08-17 Irish-American actress (Miracle on 34th Street; The Quiet Man; Only The Lonely), and singer, born in Ranelagh, County Dublin, Ireland

  • 1921-12-24 Gerard Thomas Victory, Irish composer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1995)
  • 1922-06-14 Kevin Roche, Irish architect (Pritzker Prize winner, 1982), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2019)

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan (1923-1964)

1923-02-09 Irish author and poet (Borstal Boy, The Hostage), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1924-03-08 Sean McClory, Irish actor (The Californians, My Chauffeur), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2003)
  • 1926-06-02 Milo O'Shea, Irish character actor (Barbarella, Staircase and Mass Appeal, Romeo & Juliet), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2013)
  • 1929-07-11 David Kelly, Irish actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - "Grandpa Joe";, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1929-09-17 David Craig, Baron Craig of Radley, British marshal (RAF), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1930-01-12 Jennifer Johnston, Irish author (Fool's sanctuary), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1930-07-26 Sarah A. Oppenheim-Barnes, Baroness Oppenheim-Barnes, British Conservative politician, born in Dublin
  • 1932-06-05 Christy Brown, Irish novelist (My Left Foot, Down All the Days), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1933-04-04 Seoirse Bodley, Irish composer and professor of music (University College Dublin), born in Dublin
  • 1934-06-04 Seamus Elliott, Irish road bicycle racer (first English speaker to win stages in all Grand Tours), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1971)
  • 1935-04-01 Billy Whelan, Irish soccer forward (4 caps, Rep Ireland; Manchester United 79 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1958)
  • 1936-07-06 Dave Allen, Irish comedian (Dave Allen Show), born in Firhouse, Dublin (d. 2005)
  • 1937-06-01 Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1938-05-06 Larry Gogan, Irish radio personality (Raidió Teilifís Éireann), born in Dublin
  • 1938-08-01 Paddy Moloney, Irish uilleann pipe and tin whistle player, composer, and producer (The Chieftains), born in Donnycarney, Dublin (d. 2021)
  • 1938-12-28 Frank Kelly, Irish stage and screen actor (Father Ted), born in Dublin (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-10 Fionnula Flanagan, Irish actress (Rich Man Poor Man), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1942-08-30 Jonathan Aitken, English politician (Conservative MP), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1945-02-17 Brenda Fricker, actress (My Left Foot), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1945-04-18 Margaret Hassan, Irish aid worker in Iraq, born in Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 2004)

Famous Weddings

Bram Stoker

1878-12-04 Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

Brendan Behan

1955-02-16 Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

Wedding of Interest

1999-07-04 Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

  • 2006-08-04 Former Miss Ireland Andrea Roche (30) weds PJ Mansfield at Church of The Nativity of the Blessed Mary in Saggart Village, Dublin

Famous Deaths

  • 1619-04-10 Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin (b. c1550)
  • 1882-05-06 Lord Frederick Cavendish, English politician who was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland in May 1882 and murdered only hours after his arrival in Dublin, dies at 45
  • 1882-05-06 Thomas Henry Burke, assassinated by Fenian Invincibles, in Dublin
  • 1937-08-06 Annie Horniman, English theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), dies at 76
  • 1974-03-12 Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
  • 1989-06-15 Ray McAnally, Irish actor (The Mission, My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian), dies of a heart attack at 63