Manchester in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

  • 1949-05-07 Stuart Marshall, British film director (Desire), born in Manchester (d.1993)
  • 1949-05-29 Brian Kidd, English soccer forward, coach, manager (England 2 caps, Manchester City), born in Manchester, England
  • 1949-12-13 Paula Wilcox, English actress (Man About the House), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • 1953-10-28 Mark James, British golfer (Senior Players Championship 2004), born in Manchester, England
  • 1954-10-10 James Fearnley, English accordionist (The Pogues), born in Worsley, Greater Manchester
  • 1955-08-30 Martin Jackson, British rocker (Swing Out Sister-Swing Out), born in Manchester, England
  • 1956-01-30 Jeremy Gittins, English actor, born in Manchester, United Kingdom

Person of interestDanny Boyle

1956-10-20 Danny Boyle, English film director (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), born in Manchester, England

Film Director Danny Boyle
Film Director
Danny Boyle
  • 1957-05-05 Peter Howitt, British actor and film director (Laws of Attraction), born in Manchester, Lancashire, England
  • 1957-11-10 Chris Joyce, British drummer (Simply Red), born in Chorlton, Manchester

Person of interestAndy Gibb

1958-03-05 Andy Gibb, British singer-songwriter, stage performer, and teen idol ("I Just Want to Be Your Everything"), born in Stretford, Lancashire, England (d. 1988)

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • 1958-04-11 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (Big Country - "Wonderland"; "In A Big Country"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2001)
  • 1958-07-18 Nigel Twist, British rock drummer (Alarm-In the Summertime), born in Manchester
  • 1961-01-27 Gillian Gilbert, rocker (New Order-Round & Round), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961-07-26 Andy Connell, English musician and composer (Swing Out Sister), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961-08-25 Joanne Whalley, actress (Scandal), born in Manchester, England
  • 1962-11-02 Simon Hill, English-Australian football commentator, born in Manchester
  • 1963-03-24 Raimond van der Gouw, Dutch soccer goalie (Vitesse, Manchester)
  • 1963-10-31 Johnny Marr, British guitarist and songwriter (The Smiths - "This Charming Man"; "Ask"), born in Ardwick, Manchester, England
  • 1964-02-01 Linus Roache, English actor, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1964-04-10 Reni [Alan John Wren], English pop drummer (Stone Roses - "Fools Gold"), born in Manchester, England
  • 1964-10-07 Paul Stewart, British footballer (Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool), born in Manchester, England
  • 1966-04-02 Garnett Silk [Smith], Jamaican reggae musician, born in Manchester, Jamaica (d. 1994)
  • 1966-04-11 Lisa Stansfield, English pop singer ("Around the World"), born in Manchester, England

Person of interestNoel Gallagher

1967-05-29 Noel Gallagher, English pop musician (Oasis), born in Manchester, England

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • 1968-01-08 Keith Mullings, American boxer, born in Manchester Parish, Jamaica
  • 1968-09-23 Yvette Fielding, English television presenter (Blue Peter), born in Manchester, England

Person of interestChris Ofili

1968-10-10 Chris Ofili, English painter (Turner prize - elephant dung), born in Manchester

Painter Chris Ofili
Painter
Chris Ofili
  • 1971-01-18 Pep Guardiola, Spanish football midfielder & manager (Spain 47 caps, manager Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City), born in Santpedor, Spain
  • 1972-09-21 Liam Gallagher, British singer and songwriter (Oasis, Beady Eye), born in Burnage, Manchester, England
  • 1972-11-01 Paul Dickov, Scottish soccer striker and manager (10 caps; Manchester City, Leicester City), born in Livingston, West Lothian
  • 1972-11-06 Garry Flitcroft, English soccer midfielder, manager (Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers), born in Bolton, Lancashire
  • 1973-09-12 Darren Campbell, British sprint athlete, born in Moss Side, Manchester, England
  • 1974-10-02 Simon Gregson [Simon Gregory], British actor (Coronation Street), born in Manchester, England
  • 1974-12-13 Sara Cox, English TV and radio presenter (The Radio 1 Breakfast Show), born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
  • 1975-01-22 James Murray, British actor (Cucumber, Medici: Masters of Florence), born in Manchester, England
  • 1976-04-03 Will Mellor, English actor (Hollyoaks), born in Bredbury, Greater Manchester
  • 1976-07-12 Anna Friel, British actress (Pushing Daisies), born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester
  • 1979-04-12 Paul Nicholls, English actor (EastEnders), born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
  • 1979-07-13 Craig Bellamy, Welsh soccer forward (78 caps; Newcastle United, Norwich City, Manchester City), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1979-10-13 Wes Brown, English footballer, born in Longsight, Manchester, England
  • 1982-01-11 Ashley Taylor Dawson, British actor and singer, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1983-08-07 Tina O'Brien, British actress, born in Manchester, England
  • 1984-05-12 Emily Beecham, English actress (Little Joe), born in Manchester, England
  • 1984-11-16 Gemma Atkinson, British actress and model, born in Bury, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1984-12-28 Alex Lloyd, British racing driver, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 1988-06-02 Sergio Agüero, Argentine soccer striker (96 caps; Manchester City; leading overseas goal scorer in EPL history), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1988-08-12 Tyson Fury, British heavyweight professional boxer, born in Manchester
  • 1994-12-08 Raheem Sterling, British-Jamaican football player (Manchester City, English national team), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1997-04-03 Gabriel Fernando de Jesus, Brazilian football player (Manchester City, Brazil national team), born in São Paulo, Brazil

Famous Deaths