Manchester in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

  • 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, British celtic-punk accordionist (The Pogues - "The Irish Rover"), born in Worsley, Greater Manchester, England
  • 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

Danny Boyle

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

  • 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

Andy 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)

  • 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 (The Alarm - "In The Summertime"), born in Manchester
  • 1961-01-27 Gillian Gilbert, British rock keyboard and guitar player (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 [Garnet Smith], Jamaican reggae singer and songwriter (Hey Mama Africa; Greenline), born in Manchester, Jamaica (d. 1994)
  • 1966-04-11 Lisa Stansfield, English pop singer ("Around the World"), born in Manchester, England

Noel Gallagher

1967-05-29 Noel Gallagher, British pop singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Oasis - "Wonderwall"; "Don't Look Back In Anger"; High Flying Birds - "Holy Mountain"), born in Manchester, England

  • 1968-01-08 Keith Mullings, American boxer (WBC and lineal light middleweight titles 1998), born in Manchester Parish, Jamaica (d. 2021)
  • 1968-09-23 Yvette Fielding, English television presenter (Blue Peter), born in Manchester, England

Chris Ofili

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

  • 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 - "Wonderwall"; 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