Belfast in History

Northern Ireland: Armagh - Derry

Historical Events

  • 1910-10-20 The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, launched from Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland

Historic Event

1911-05-31 RMS Titanic launched in Belfast

  • 1914-02-26 HMHS Britannic, sister to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast
  • 1948-03-13 Ireland beats Wales, 6-3 at Ravenhill Stadium, Belfast to clinch the Five Nations Rugby Championship and first Grand Slam
  • 1955-03-24 British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years

Historic Event

1968-10-09 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast try to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality', but blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley; leads for formation of student civil rights group People's Democracy

  • 1968-10-16 The People's Democracy (PD), formed on Oct 9, organise a march of 1,300 students from the Queen's University of Belfast to the City Hall in the centre of the city, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-10-24 The People's Democracy (PD) stage a protest demonstration at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1968-12-20 The People's Democracy (PD) announce that its members will undertake a protest march from Belfast to Derry beginning 1 January 1969
  • 1969-01-01 People's Democracy (PD) begin a march from Belfast to Derry, inspired by ML King's Selma to Montgomery march in the US
  • 1969-01-04 A People's Democracy march between Belfast and Derry is repeatedly attacked by loyalists and off-duty police officers
  • 1969-04-24 Loyalist members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers (UPV) explode a bomb at a water pipeline between Lough Neagh and Belfast, Northern Ireland

Historic Event

1969-05-10 In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"

  • 1969-07-12 As the 'marching season' reaches its height there is serious rioting in Derry, Belfast and Dungiven; many families in Belfast are forced to move from their homes
  • 1969-10-11 Three people shot dead during street violence in the loyalist Shankill area of Belfast
  • 1970-01-13 Riots begin in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast
  • 1970-01-14 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers patrol the Falls Road area of Belfast for the first time since 1969
  • 1970-01-15 Riots break out in the Ardoyne area of Belfast
  • 1970-03-06 A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1970-03-31 Following an Orange Order parade, intense riots erupt on the Springfield Road in Belfast; violence lasts for three days, and the British Army use CS gas for the first time in large quantities
  • 1970-04-01 Serious riots continue in the Ballymurphy estate in Belfast between Catholic residents and the British Army
  • 1970-06-27 Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists
  • 1970-06-28 Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast
  • 1970-07-03 The British Army impose curfew on Falls Road area of Belfast as they search for weapons; coming under attack from the Official IRA (OIRA) and republican rioters
  • 1970-07-06 Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army
  • 1970-07-30 Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1970-07-31 Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1970-09-04 An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast
  • 1970-09-30 A Protestant man is shot and killed by Loyalists in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1970-10-30 There are serious riots in the Catholic Ardoyne area of Belfast which last for three nights
  • 1970-12-23 A Protestant man is shot dead at his home in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1971-01-10 Irish Republican Army (IRA) carry out a 'punishment attack', tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Belfast
  • 1971-01-23 Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1971-01-27 The body of a man who had been shot dead is found in Belfast
  • 1971-02-03 A series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles
  • 1971-02-06 Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast
  • 1971-02-06 James Saunders (22), a member of the IRA, is shot and killed by the British Army during a gun battle near the Oldpark Road, Belfast
  • 1971-02-26 Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers shot and killed by the Irish Republican Army while on mobile patrol in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, North Ireland

Music Premiere

1971-03-05 "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin first played live at Ulster Hall, Belfast by Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham and John Paul Jones

  • 1971-03-12 Thousands of Belfast shipyard workers march demanding the introduction of Internment for members of the Irish Republican Army
  • 1971-03-27 The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) holds its first Annual Conference in the Ulster Hall in Belfast
  • 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
  • 1971-05-15 Irish Republican Army member William 'Billy' Reid is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast
  • 1971-05-22 A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast
  • 1971-05-25 The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers
  • 1971-07-11 The Irish Republican Army set off a number of bombs in the centre of Belfast injuring a number of people
  • 1971-08-07 A Catholic man is shot dead by a British soldier in Belfast
  • 1971-08-08 A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army in Belfast
  • 1971-08-10 During the internment round-up operation in west Belfast, the Parachute Regiment kill 11 unarmed civilians in what became known as the Ballymurphy massacre
  • 1971-08-11 4 people are shot dead in separate incidents in Belfast; three of them by the British Army, as violence continues following the introduction of Internment and Operation Demetrius
  • 1971-09-02 There are further Irish Republican Army bombs set off across the region, including one in Belfast which wrecked the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party
  • 1971-09-06 William Craig and Ian Paisley speak at a rally in Belfast before a crowd of approximately 20,000 people and call for the establishment of a 'third force' to defend 'Ulster'
  • 1971-09-13 Two North Ireland Loyalists are mortally injured when the bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely in a house in Bann Street, Belfast
  • 1971-10-23 Two female members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are shot dead by the British Army in the Lower Falls area of Belfast
  • 1971-10-24 A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is shot dead by undercover Royal Ulster Constabulary officers during a bomb attack in Belfast
  • 1971-10-25 A man dies two days after being shot during an Irish Republican Army attack on the British Army in Belfast
  • 1971-11-18 A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast
  • 1971-12-04 McGurk's Bar bombing: the UVF explode a bomb at a Catholic-owned pub in Belfast, killing fifteen Catholic civilians and wounding seventeen others; this was the highest death toll from a single incident in Belfast during 'the Troubles'
  • 1971-12-06 A woman dies trying to salvage property from the Salvation Army Citadel in Belfast after bomb which started a large fire in an adjoining building
  • 1971-12-11 A bomb explodes outside a furniture showroom on the mainly-Protestant and loyalist Shankill Road, Belfast; four civilians (including two babies) were killed and nineteen wounded
  • 1972-01-02 An anti-internment rally is held in Belfast, North Ireland
  • 1972-01-03 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb in Callender Street, Belfast, injuring over 60 people
  • 1972-01-17 Seven men who were held as internees escape from the prison ship HMS Maidstone in Belfast Lough, North Ireland
  • 1972-03-01 Two Catholic teenagers shot dead by the Royal Ulster Constabulary while 'joy riding' in a stolen car in Belfast
  • 1972-03-04 Abercorn Restaurant bombing: a bomb explodes in a crowded restaurant in Belfast, killing two civilians and wounding 130
  • 1972-03-09 Four members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion at a house in Clonard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast
  • 1972-03-15 Two British soldiers killed when attempting to defuse a bomb in Belfast; an RUC officer is also killed in an IRA attack in Coalisland, County Tyrone
  • 1972-03-18 Ulster Vanguard hold a rally of 60,000 people in Belfast; William Craig tells the crowd: "if and when the politicians fail us, it may be our job to liquidate the enemy"
  • 1972-03-20 Donegall Street bombing: the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonate its first car bomb on Donegall Street in Belfast; four civilians, two RUC officers and a UDR soldier killed while 148 people were wounded
  • 1972-04-07 Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature bomb explosion in Belfast
  • 1972-04-15 A member of the British Army is shot dead by the Official IRA in the Divis area of Belfast.
  • 1972-04-15 A member of the Official Irish Republican Army is shot dead by British soldiers at Joy Street in the Markets area of Belfast close to his home
  • 1972-04-22 An 11-year-old boy killed by a rubber bullet fired by the British Army in Belfast; he was the first to die from a rubber bullet impact
  • 1972-05-10 An Irish Republican Army bomb starts a fire that destroys the Belfast Co-operative store
  • 1972-05-13 Battle at Springmartin: following a loyalist car bombing of a Catholic-owned pub in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast, clashes erupt between PIRA, UVF and British Army
  • 1972-05-14 A 13 year old Catholic girl is shot dead by Loyalist paramilitaries in Ballymurphy, Belfast
  • 1972-05-17 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) fires on workers leaving the Mackies engineering works in west Belfast (Although the factory was sited in a Catholic area it had an almost entirely Protestant workforce)
  • 1972-05-26 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) plant a bomb in Oxford Street, Belfast, killing a 64 year old woman
  • 1972-05-28 Four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and four civilians killed when a bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely at a house in Belfast
  • 1972-06-11 Gun battle between Loyalist and Republican paramilitaries break out in the Oldpark area of Belfast
  • 1972-06-19 A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast
  • 1972-07-02 Two Catholic civilians are shot and killed in Belfast by Loyalist paramilitaries, probably the Ulster Defence Association (UDA)
  • 1972-07-03 The Ulster Defence Association and the British Army come into conflict about a 'no-go' area at Ainsworth Avenue, Belfast
  • 1972-07-05 Two Protestant brothers are found shot dead outside of Belfast (speculation that they were killed by Loyalists because they had Catholic girlfriends)
  • 1972-07-09 Springhill Massacre: British snipers shoot dead five Catholic civilians and wounded two others in Springhill, Belfast
  • 1972-07-13 A series of gun-battles and shootings erupt across Belfast between the Provisional Irish Republican Army and British Army soldiers
  • 1972-07-18 The 100th British soldier to die in the Northern Ireland "troubles" is shot by a sniper in Belfast
  • 1972-07-21 Bloody Friday: within the space of seventy-five minutes, the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-two bombs in Belfast; six civilians, two British Army soldiers and one UDA volunteer were killed, 130 injured
  • 1972-07-22 2 Catholics are abducted, beaten, and shot dead in a Loyalist area of Belfast
  • 1972-08-14 2 British soldiers are killed by an IRA booby trap bomb in Belfast
  • 1972-08-14 A Catholic civilian is shot dead during an IRA attack on a British Army patrol in Belfast
  • 1972-09-02 The headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in Belfast is severely damaged by an IRA bomb
  • 1972-09-14 2 people are killed and 1 mortally wounded in a Ulster Volunteer Force bomb attack on the Imperial Hotel, Belfast
  • 1972-10-10 3 members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion in a house in Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast
  • 1972-10-14 North Irish Loyalist paramilitaries raid Headquarters of the 10 Ulster Defence Regiment in Belfast and stole rifles and ammunition
  • 1972-10-16 A Protestant youth member (15) of the Ulster Defence Association, and a UDA member (26) are run over by British Army vehicles during riots in east Belfast
  • 1972-10-17 The Ulster Defence Association open fire on the British Army in several areas of Belfast
  • 1972-10-31 2 Catholic children (6 and 4) playing on the street are killed in a Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) car bomb attack on a bar in Ship Street, Belfast
  • 1973-02-04 British Army snipers shoot dead a Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and three civilians at the junction in Belfast during the 'Troubles' in N Ireland
  • 1974-05-02 Six Catholic civilians killed and eighteen wounded when the UVF explode a bomb at Rose & Crown Bar on Ormeau Road, Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • 1758-07-25 Elizabeth Hamilton, Scottish author (The cottagers of Glenburnie), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • 1813-12-19 Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (ozone), born in Belfast (d. 1885)

William ThomsonWilliam Thomson (1824-1907)

1824-06-26 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), born in Belfast, Ireland

  • 1865-07-16 George A. Birmingham, Irish clergyman and novelist, born in Belfast (d. 1950)
  • 1871-01-08 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish unionist politician and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1921-1940), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1940)
  • 1876-04-11 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1958)
  • 1879-04-20 Robert Lynd, Irish writer and critic (Pleasures of Ignorance), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1949)
  • 1888-11-24 Cathleen Nesbitt, British actress (The Farmer's Daughter), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1982)
  • 1897-09-01 Andy Kennedy, Irish soccer defender (2 caps, Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

1898-11-29 British author (The Chronicles of Narnia), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • 1900-08-21 Eileen Percy, Irish silent film actress (Let's Go), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • 1907-09-12 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1963)
  • 1907-10-28 John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1987)
  • 1911-06-05 Arthur Vick, British physicist and vice chancellor (Queens University, Belfast), born in Solihull, England (d. 1998)
  • 1918-09-17 Chaim Herzog, 6th President of Israel (1983-93), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • 1921-05-12 Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter
  • 1921-08-25 Brian Moore, Irish novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1999)
  • 1923-05-24 Siobhán McKenna [Cionnaith], Irish stage actress (Saint Joan, The Chalk Garden), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1986)
  • 1926-04-09 Gerry Fitt, Northern Irish politician (Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party), born in Beechmount, Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2005)
  • 1926-09-17 Donald Acheson, Irish physician and Chief Medical Officer for England (1983-90), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2010)
  • 1930-05-08 Heather Harper, Northern Irish operatic soprano (Britten's War Requiem), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2019)
  • 1931-04-15 Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1931-12-31 Bob Shaw, Northern Irish sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)
  • 1933-06-28 Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician and leader of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2011)
  • 1934-08-18 Ronnie Carroll, British singer (Walk Hand in Hand), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • 1935-03-29 Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer ("Heartbeat"; "Softly, Softly"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1996)
  • 1936-04-05 John Kelly, Irish republican politician, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 2007)
  • 1938-05-07 Johnny Caldwell, Irish flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • 1939-01-23 Ray Elliott, Irish rock and jazz saxophonist, flutist, and keyboard player (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1993)
  • 1939-12-08 James Galway, Irish classical flutist known as "The Man With the Golden Flute", born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1940-07-26 Brian Mawhinney, British Conservative Party politician, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1942-09-14 Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer (Grace Notes), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1942-10-14 Billy Harrison, Irish rock guitarist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1942-12-03 Mike Gibson, Irish rugby union centre (69 caps Ireland, 12 British & Irish Lions, 9 Barbarians), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1943-05-22 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist (Nobel Peace Prize 1976), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1944-05-28 Patricia Quinn, Lady Stephens, Northern-Irish actress, voice artist and singer (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1944-07-24 Jim Armstrong, Irish rock guitarist (Them - "Here Comes The Night"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1944-11-26 Alan Henderson, Irish rock bassist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2017)
  • 1945-08-31 (George Ivan) "Van" Morrison, Northern Irish singer-songwriter (Astral Weeks; "Moondance"; "Brown-Eyed Girl"), born in Bloomfield, Belfast
  • 1946-05-04 John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1946-05-22 George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), born in Belfast
  • 1946-10-31 Stephen Rea, Irish film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1947-04-17 Linda Martin, Irish singer and TV presenter, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1947-09-03 Eric Bell, Northern Irish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "Whiskey In The Jar"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1947-12-03 John Wilson, Irish rock drummer (Them, 1965), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1948-01-30 Paul Magee, Provisional IRA member, born in Belfast, Ireland
  • 1948-04-04 Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor (Charlie Fairhead - Casualty), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1948-07-23 John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1949-03-17 Pat Rice, Irish soccer defender and coach (49 caps; Arsenal, Watford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1949-03-18 Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Irish snooker player (2x world-champ), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2010)
  • 1949-04-01 Sammy Nelson, Irish soccer left back (51 caps Northern Ireland; Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1950-09-28 Brian Keenan, Irish author (An Evil Cradling), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1951-06-27 Mary McAleese, 8th President of Ireland (1997-2011), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1952-04-04 Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2011)
  • 1954-08-02 Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star (Manchester United), born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1955-01-20 Joe Doherty, Irish IRA activist (jailed in US), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • 1957-09-16 David McCreery, Irish footballer (Newcastle United), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1958-04-10 Bob Bell, British engineer and Chief Technical Officer of the Renault Formula One team, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1960-05-09 Jim Reilly, Northern Irish drummer (Red Rockers), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1960-12-10 Kenneth Branagh, Northern Irish actor and director (High Season, Dead Again), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1962-08-25 Vivian Campbell, Irish heavy metal singer (Def Leppard), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • 1963-10-12 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish soccer defender (52 caps; QPR 476 games), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1965-01-18 Richard Dunwoody, British jockey, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1965-05-06 Norman Whiteside, Northern Ireland football player, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1966-10-12 Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician, songwriter, and author, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1966-12-11 Terry Sharpe, Irish rocker (The Adventures, Starjets-Starjets), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1967-11-02 Derek Porter, Canadian rower (Olympic gold M8 1992; World C'ship gold single sculls 1993), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1969-08-29 Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1970-07-07 Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1977-07-16 Bryan Budd, British soldier (VC recipient), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2006)
  • 1977-12-06 Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer (Norwich City), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1978-01-01 Philip Mulryne, Northern Irish soccer midfielder (27 caps; Norwich City) and Dominican friar and priest, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1978-01-11 Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1980-01-17 Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1981-01-17 Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1982-05-01 Jamie Dornan, Irish actor (Fifty Shades of Grey), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1984-12-14 Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer, born in Belfast
  • 1987-08-29 Tony Kane, Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1988-01-03 Jonny Evans, Northern Irish soccer defender (84 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Leicester City), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1988-01-12 Chris Casement, Irish footballer, born in Belfast, United Kingdom
  • 1989-02-06 Craig Cathcart, Irish soccer defender (45 caps; Watford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1990-03-31 Lyra McKee, Northern Irish journalist, killed by the New IRA in a terrorist attack, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • 1982-11-16 Lenny Murphy, leader of Belfast's notorious Shankill Butchers (b. 1952)
  • 1994-07-30 Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter, dies at 73
  • 2007-01-03 Sir Cecil Walker, Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for North Belfast 1983-2001 (b. 1924)