Wales in History (Part 3)

Wales: Cardiff

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 359

  • 1945-01-06 Barry John, Welsh rugby player, born in Cefneithin, United Kingdom
  • 1945-08-13 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), born in Kenfig Hill, Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1946-03-21 Timothy Dalton [Leggett], Welsh actor (James Bond films, 1986-94), born in Colwyn Bay, Wales
  • 1946-05-24 Steve Upton, British-Welsh rock drummer (Wishbone Ash, 1969-90 - There's the Rub; Locked In), born in Wrexham, 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)
  • 1946-10-30 Chris Slade [Rees], Welsh drummer (Manfred Mann's Earth Band; The Firm; AC/DC, 1989-94), born in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1947-04-27 Pete Ham, Welsh rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Badfinger - "Without You"; "No Matter What"; Day After Day"), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1975)
  • 1947-06-01 Jonathan Pryce, Welsh stage and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Two Popes), born in Carmel, Flintshire, Wales
  • 1947-08-01 Chris Barnard, Welsh footballer, born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 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
  • 1948-01-11 Terry Williams, Welsh rock drummer (Man; Rockpile; Dire Straits, 1982-88), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1948-03-04 Shakin' Stevens [Michael Barrett], Welsh rock singer ("This Ole House"; "Oh Julie"; "You Drive Me Crazy"), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1948-03-18 Brian Lloyd, Welsh footballer
  • 1948-04-01 J. J. Williams, Welsh rugby union winger (30 caps Wales, 7 British & Irish Lions; Grand Slam 1976, 78), born in Nantyffyllon, Wales (d. 2020)
  • 1948-08-02 Andy Fairweather Low, Wels h session and touring guitarist (Amen Corner; Roger Waters; Eric Clapton; George Harrison), born in Ystrad Mynach, Wales
  • 1948-11-05 Mel Ab-Owain, Welsh politician

Charles IIICharles III (74 years old)

1948-11-14 King of the United Kingdom (2022-) Prince of Wales (1958-2022), born in London, England

  • 1949-01-02 Michael "Chick" Churchill, British blues-rock keyboardist (Ten Years After - "I'm Going Home"), born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
  • 1949-02-05 David Sullivan, Welsh businessman & pornographer (Sunday Sport), born in Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • 1949-03-12 Mike Gibbins, Welsh musician and drummer (Badfinger - "No Matter What"), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2005)

Ken FollettKen Follett (73 years old)

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

  • 1949-06-11 Tom Pryce, British racing driver, born in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 1977)
  • 1949-06-30 Andrew "Andy" Scott, Welsh musician and songwriter (Sweet - "Love Is Like Oxygen"), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • 1949-08-15 Richard Deacon, Welsh sculptor, born in Bangor, Wales
  • 1949-08-25 Martin Amis, British novelist (London Fields; The Rachel Papers), born in Oxford, England
  • 1950-05-03 Mary Hopkin, Welsh folk singer ("Those Were the Days"; "Goodbye"), born in Pontardawe, Wales
  • 1950-06-14 Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1950-09-05 Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer, born in Wales
  • 1951-05-17 I R Evans, CEO (Hyder, Welsh Water)
  • 1951-06-08 Bonnie Tyler [Gaynor Hopkins], Welsh rocker ("Total Eclipse Of The Heart"), born in Skewen, Neath, Wales
  • 1951-07-01 Trevor Eve, English actor (Shadow Chasers), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • 1953-11-16 Griff Rhys Jones, British humorist and actor (Morons From Outer Space), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1956-09-07 Byron Stevenson, British footballer (Leeds United), born in Llanelli, Wales (d. 2007)
  • 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 union fullback (12 caps Wales, 2 caps British & Irish Lions; Maesteg RFC) and coach (Italy 1977-78), born in Maesteg, Wales
  • 1957-09-06 Paul Harrhy, Welsh actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), born in South Wales (d. 1996)
  • 1957-10-11 Dawn French, Welsh comedian and TV actress (Supergrass, French & Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley), born in Holyhead, Wales
  • 1957-10-19 Karl Wallinger, Welsh rocker and songwriter (The Waterboys, 1983-85; World Party - "Give It All Away"; "Ship Of Fools"), born in Prestatyn, Wales, UK
  • 1957-10-21 Julian Cope [Kevin Stapleton], British pop musician (Eve's Volcano), born in Deri, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • 1958-01-04 Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
  • 1958-03-02 Ian Woosnam, Welsh golfer (US Masters 1991), born in Oswestry, England
  • 1958-07-03 Siân Lloyd, Welsh meteorologist and TV presenter, born in Maesteg, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1958-09-16 Neville Southall, Welsh footballer, born in Llandudno, Wales
  • 1958-10-12 Bryn Merrick, British musician (The Damned), born in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1959-05-28 Steve Strange [Harrington], Welsh pop singer (Visage) and nightclub host, born in Newbridge, Caerphily, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1959-08-13 Mark Nevin, British folk-rock guitarist (Fairground Attraction - "Find My Love"; "Perfect"), born in Ebbw Vale, Wales
  • 1959-11-01 Eddie MacDonald, Welsh rocker (The Alarm - "68 Guns"; ""Rain in the Summertime"), born in St. Asaph, Wales
  • 1960-07-13 Ian Hislop, British writer, satirist and editor of Private Eye, born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1961-03-26 William Hague, English politician, Secretary of State, Leader of the Opposition, born in Rotherham, England
  • 1961-05-07 Phil "Wizzö" Campbell, Welsh rock musician (Motörhead), born in Pontypridd, Wales
  • 1961-09-27 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • 1961-09-29 Julia Gillard, Australian politician, 1st Australian female Prime Minister (2010-2013), born in Barry, Wales
  • 1961-10-20 Ian Rush, Welsh footballer (Liverpool), born in St Asaph, Wales
  • 1961-11-01 Nicky Grist, Welsh auto racer and broadcaster (World Rally C'ship 1993), born in Ebbw Vale, Wales
  • 1962-06-13 Mark Frankel, British actor (Leon the Pig Farmer), born in Pontrhydyfen, Wales (d. 1996)
  • 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 soccer striker and manager (72 caps; Manchester United 256 games; Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City, Stoke City), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • 1964-05-21 Annabel Schofield, Welsh actress (Laurel Ellis-Dallas), born in Llanelli, Wales
  • 1964-08-16 Nigel Redman, English rugby union lock (20 caps; Bath), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1964-09-23 Clayton Blackmore, Welsh footballer
  • 1965-01-05 Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor, born in Watford, United Kingdom
  • 1965-05-03 Rob Brydon, Welsh comedian and actor (Marion & Geoff), born in Baglan, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1965-07-31 Julian Richards, British film director (Queen Sacrifice), born in Newport, Wales
  • 1965-11-09 Bryn Terfel, Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer, born in Pant Glas, United Kingdom
  • 1966-05-03 Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player, born in Newport, Wales
  • 1966-08-07 Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur and cofounder of Wikipedia, born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1967-02-07 Richie Burnett, Welsh darts player (BDO World Darts Champion 1995), born in Cwmparc, Rhondda, Wales
  • 1967-02-18 Colin Jackson, Welsh 100m hurdler (Olympic silver 1988), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1967-04-08 Arwyn Davies, Welsh actor
  • 1967-07-22 Rhys Ifans [Evans], Welsh actor (Notting Hill, Enduring Love), and rock singer (The Peth), born in Haverfordwest, Wales
  • 1967-12-22 Richey James Edwards, Welsh rock musician and songwriter (Manic Street Preachers), born in Blackwood, United Kingdom (disappeared in 1995; declared d. 2008)
  • 1968-03-28 Jon Lee, Welsh drummer (Feeder), born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 2002)
  • 1968-05-14 Greg Davis, Welsh-born, British stand-up comedian, actor, and former secondary school teacher (We Are Klang, The Inbetweeners, Cuckoo, Taskmaster), born in St Asaph, Denbighshire
  • 1968-07-06 Alvin Harper, American NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 1968-07-30 Sean Moore, Welsh drummer (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • 1968-10-18 Rhod Gilbert, Welsh comedian (Never Mind the Buzzcocks), born in Carmarthen, Wales
  • 1969-02-05 Michael Sheen, Welsh actor (Frost/Nixon), born in Newport, Wales
  • 1969-02-21 James Dean Bradfield, Welsh singer-songwriter (Manic Street Preachers), born in Pontypool, Wales
  • 1969-03-01 Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh rock drummer (Super Furry Animals), and producer, born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
  • 1969-04-11 Cerys Matthews, Welsh singer and songwriter (Catatonia), born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1969-06-16 Mark Crossley, Welsh footballer (Manchester United, Wales), born in Barnsley, England
  • 1969-09-04 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer, born in Bangor, Wales
  • 1969-09-08 Gary Speed, Welsh footballer and Wales national football team manager, born in Mancot, Flintshire, Wales (d. 2011)

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones (53 years old)

1969-09-25 Welsh actress (Chicago, The Terminal, The Legend of Zorro), born in Swansea, Wales

  • 1970-05-15 Martin Rossiter, Welsh Musician
  • 1970-05-25 Robert Croft, Welsh cricket spin bowler, broadcaster (England 21 Tests, 49 wickets; Sky Sports), born in Morriston, Swansea
  • 1970-10-11 Andy Marriott, English-Welsh football goalkeeper, born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, England
  • 1970-11-29 Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer, born in Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
  • 1970-12-29 Aled Jones, Welsh pop-opera singer, born in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales
  • 1971-03-08 Kit Symons, Welsh footballer
  • 1971-06-18 Nigel Owens, Welsh rugby union referee (record holder for most Test matches refereed), born in Mynyddcerrig, Carmarthenshire
  • 1971-11-05 Rob Jones, English footballer (Liverpool), born in Wrexham, Wales
  • 1971-11-23 Vin Baker, American NBA forward (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Lake Wales, Florida
  • 1972-03-23 Joe Calzaghe, Welsh boxer, longest-reigning super-middleweight world champion in boxing history, born in Hammersmith, London, England

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