Birmingham UK in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • 1958-05-18 Toyah Wilcox, English singer ("I Want to Be Free"), actress, and Mrs. Robert Fripp, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1958-07-05 Paul Daniel, British opera and symphony conductor, born in Birmingham
  • 1960-04-26 Roger Taylor, English rock drummer (Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1960-09-08 David Steele, British musician (The Beat; Fine Young Cannibals), born in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
  • 1962-01-06 Philip Brown, English 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1962-02-14 Michael Higgs, English actor, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1963-02-21 Ranking Roger [Roger Charlery], British rock vocalist (The Beat; General Public), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2019)
  • 1963-04-04 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), born in Birmingham (d. 1992)
  • 1963-05-29 Blaze Bayley [Bayley Cooke], English singer (Wolfsbane; Iron Maiden), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1963-11-22 Corinne Russell, British model and comedienne (The Benny Hill Show), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1964-04-06 Phil Gayle, British news presenter (DW News, The Big Breakfast), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1964-12-21 Rob Kelly, English football manager, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1967-12-11 Richard Stemp, English cricketer (Yorkshire & England A left-arm spinner), born in Erdington, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1968-08-14 Adrian Lester, English actor, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1969-03-28 James Atkin, British rock singer, and guitarist (EMF - "Unbelievable"), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1969-04-04 Karren Brady, English sporting executive, TV personality and business executive (The Apprentice UK, Birmingham City F.C.), born in Edmonton, London
  • 1970-08-19 Clare Waight Keller, English fashion designer (first female head of Givenchy), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1971-10-10 Ian Bennett, English football goalkeeper (Birmingham City), born in Worksop, England
  • 1972-04-14 Paul Devlin, England-born Scottish footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1974-04-26 Adil Ray, English radio presenter (BBC Asian Network), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1974-07-26 Dean Sturridge, English football striker, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1975-06-09 Andrew Symonds, Australian cricket all-rounder (26 Tests, 2 x 100, 10 x 50, HS 162no, 24 wickets; Queensland CA, Kent CCC, Deccan Chargers), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2022)

John Oliver

1977-04-23 John Oliver, English comedian (The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), born in Birmingham, West Midlands

  • 1978-06-27 Lolly [Anna Shantha Kumble], British singer ("Viva la Radio"), born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, England
  • 1981-01-11 Jamelia Niela Davis, British singer, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1982-04-30 Cleo Higgins, British singer and actress (Cleopatra), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1982-08-16 Joleon Lescott, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1983-10-17 Felicity Jones, English actress (Rogue One), born in Birmingham
  • 1984-06-01 Jean Beausejour, Chilean soccer left wing-back (107 caps; Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic, Universidad de Chile), born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1986-02-13 Luke Moore, English footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1986-03-01 Jonathan Spector, American soccer defender (36 caps; West Ham United, Birmingham City), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1988-07-14 James Vaughan, English footballer, born in Birmingham, England

Famous Deaths