Wales in History (Part 2)

Wales: Cardiff

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 281

  • 1925-11-24 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
  • 1925-12-18 Peggy Cummins [Augusta Fuller], Welsh-born Irish actress (Gun Crazy, Curse of the Demon), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 2017)
  • 1926-03-12 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway rider (world champion, 1950, 1952), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1927-02-08 Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and producer (Concrete Jungle, Zorro, Zulu), born in Ferndale, Glamorgan (d. 1976)
  • 1927-09-20 Rachel Roberts, Welsh actress (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Foul Play, Doctor's Wife), born in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales (d. 1980)
  • 1927-11-07 Ivor Emmanuel, Welsh singer and actor (Zulu, Show Boat, Kiss Me, Kate), born in Margam, Wales (d. 2007)
  • 1928-02-01 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, born in Tenby, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1928-06-09 Geraint Gruffydd, director (U of Wales Centre for Welsh Studies)
  • 1928-11-20 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), born in Corris, Gwynedd (d. 2016)
  • 1929-08-11 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • 1931-03-22 Leslie Thomas, Welsh writer (The Virgin Soldiers), born in Newport (d. 2014)
  • 1932-09-25 Terry Medwin, Welsh retired footballer
  • 1932-10-08 Ray Reardon, Welsh snooker player
  • 1932-12-22 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer (17 Caps) and manager, born in Powys, Wales (d. 2013)
  • 1933-04-22 John A. Llewellyn, Cardiff Wales, astronaut
  • 1933-04-29 Keith Baxter, Welsh actor (Chimes at Midnight, Killing Time, Barretts at Wimpole Street), born in Newport, Monmouthshire
  • 1933-08-01 Richard Lloyd Jones, British secretary, Welsh Office
  • 1933-09-02 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor, (d. 2012)
  • 1934-05-14 Siân Phillips, Welsh actress
  • 1934-08-06 Billy Boston, Welsh rugby league footballer

Person of interestClive Granger

1934-09-04 Clive Granger, Welsh-born British economist (Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences 2003), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2009)

Economist Clive Granger
Clive Granger
  • 1934-09-30 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, born in Darjeeling, India (d. 2015)
  • 1934-11-01 William Mathias, Welsh composer, born in Whitland (d. 1992)
  • 1937-01-08 Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker)
  • 1937-02-10 Lord Justice Rose, former judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
  • 1937-03-12 Elizabeth Vaughan, Welsh opera soprano (Victor-Victoria, born in Llanfyllin
  • 1937-08-14 Brian Curvis, Welsh boxer and British welterweight champion (1960-1964), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2012)
  • 1937-08-27 Phil Shulman, Welsh rocker (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1939-03-08 Robert Tear, tenor (Welsh National Opera 1970), born in Barry, Wales
  • 1939-07-17 Spencer Davis, Wales, vocalist (Spencer Davis Group-Gimme Some Lovin)

Person of interestTom Jones

1940-06-07 Tom Jones [Thomas John Woodward], Welsh singer (What's New Pussycat), born in Pontypridd, Wales

Singer Tom Jones
Tom Jones
  • 1940-10-02 Lord Davies, chairman (Welsh National Opera)
  • 1940-12-05 Adrian Street, Welsh professional wrestler
  • 1941-12-15 Austin Savage, Welsh hockey player
  • 1942-02-01 Terry Jones, Welsh comedian (Monty Python), born in Colwyn Bay, North Wales
  • 1942-03-09 John Cale, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • 1942-03-28 Neil Kinnock, Leader of the British opposition (Labour Party), born in Tredegar, Wales
  • 1942-04-05 Peter Greenaway, Welsh film director, born in Newport, Wales
  • 1942-05-21 David Hunt, British Conservative politician, born in Glyn Ceiriog, Wales
  • 1942-05-25 Ron Davies, Holywell, Wales, footballer (29 Welsh caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1943-02-09 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • 1943-09-27 Maxwell Boyce, Welsh comedian and singer, born in Glynneath, Wales
  • 1944-02-17 Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
  • 1944-04-08 Hywel Bennett, South Wales, actor (Family Way, Shelley)
  • 1944-04-15 Dave Edmunds, Welsh singer and guitarist (Rockpile - Girls Talk), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1944-05-05 Roger Rees, Welsh Tony winning stage and screen actor (Cheers), born in Aberystwyth (d. 2015)
  • 1944-12-18 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), born in Llanelli (d. 2017)
  • 1945-01-06 Barry John, Welsh rugby player
  • 1945-08-13 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), born in Kenfig Hill, Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1946-03-21 Timothy Dalton, Welsh actor (James Bond), born in Colwyn Bay, Wales
  • 1946-06-07 Micky Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Man), born in Merthyr Tydfil (d. 2010)
  • 1946-10-21 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), born in Port Talbot, Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1947-04-27 Pete Ham, Welsh rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1947-06-01 Jonathan Pryce, Holywell Flintshire, Welsh actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • 1947-08-01 Chris L. Barnard, Welsh footballer
  • 1947-09-28 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer and harmonicaist (Medicine Head), born in Brecon, Powys, Wales
  • 1947-12-05 Kim Simmonds, Welsh guitarist (Savoy Brown), born in Newbridge, Wales
  • 1948-03-04 Shakin' Stevens, [Mike Barrett], Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)
  • 1948-03-18 Brian Lloyd, Welsh footballer
  • 1948-04-01 J. J. [John James] Williams, Welsh rugby player, born in Nantyffyllon, Wales
  • 1948-11-05 Mel Ab-Owain, Welsh politician

Person of interestPrince Charles

1948-11-14 Prince Charles [Charles Philip Arthur George], Prince of Wales/Duke of Cornwall, born in London

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • 1949-01-02 Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
  • 1949-03-12 Mike Gibbons, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)

Person of interestKen Follett

1949-06-05 Ken Follett, Welsh spy author (Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions), born in Cardiff, Wales

Author Ken Follett
Ken Follett
  • 1949-06-30 Andrew Scott, Wales, rock guitarist (Sweet)
  • 1949-08-15 Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor, born in Bangor, Wales
  • 1949-08-25 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1950-05-03 Mary Hopkin, Welsh folk singer (Those Were the Days), born in Pontardawe, Wales
  • 1950-09-05 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales
  • 1951-05-17 I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
  • 1951-07-01 Trevor Eve, Wales, actor (Shadow Chasers)
  • 1957-03-23 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1957-04-20 Geraint Wyn Davies, Welsh-Canadian actor (Nick Knight-Forever Knight, Bury Me in Niagara, High Hopes), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1957-06-07 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • 1957-09-06 Gwyn Evans, Welsh rugby player
  • 1957-10-11 Dawn French, Welsh comedian and TV actress (Supergrass, French & Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley)
  • 1957-10-19 Karl Wallingher, Prestatyn Wales, rocker (World Party)
  • 1957-10-21 Julian Cope, [Kevin Stapleton], Welsh pop musician (Eve's Volcano)
  • 1958-01-04 Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
  • 1958-03-02 Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer
  • 1958-07-03 Siân Lloyd, Welsh weather presenter
  • 1958-09-16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer
  • 1959-05-28 Steve Strange [Steven Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, born in Newbridge, Caerphily (d. 2015)
  • 1960-07-13 Ian Hislop, British writer, satirist and editor of Private Eye, born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1960-09-15 Kevin Allen, Welsh actor
  • 1961-03-26 William Hague, Secretary of State for Wales
  • 1961-09-27 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • 1961-09-29 Julia Gillard, Australian politician, 1st female Prime Minister (2010-2013), born in Barry, Wales
  • 1961-10-20 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer
  • 1962-09-05 Peter Wingfield, Welsh rocker and actor (Methos-Highlander), born in Cardiff
  • 1963-04-27 Russell T. Davies, Welsh TV writer and executive producer (Doctor Who, Queer as Folk), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1963-08-27 Downtown Julie Brown, Welsh TV personality and actress (Club MTV, The Earth Day Special, Junket Whore), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1963-11-01 Mark Hughes, Welsh footballer
  • 1964-04-07 Helen Wadsworth, S Wales, golfer (Curtis Cup 1990)
  • 1964-05-21 Annabel Schofield, Llanelli Wales, actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas)
  • 1964-09-23 Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer
  • 1965-01-05 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor
  • 1965-05-03 Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian and actor (Marion & Geoff), born in Baglan, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1965-06-19 Karen Davies, Wrexham N Wales, golfer (1991 PING-Cellular One-6th)

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 104 of 104

  • 2015-08-21 Anna Kashfi [Joan O'Callaghan], Welsh actress and 1st wife of Marlon Barando, dies at 80
  • 2016-02-08 John Disley, Welsh athlete (co-founded London Marathon), dies at 87
  • 2016-04-30 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), dies at 69
  • 2017-01-31 Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), dies at 72