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Belfast, Northern Ireland

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk/

Population:
275,000

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Queen's University Belfast
1845

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Stewart Bell
Physicist
28-Jun-1928 1-Oct-1990 Bell's theorem of quantum physics
George Best
Soccer
22-May-1946 25-Nov-2005 Manchester United
Kenneth Branagh
Actor
10-Dec-1960   British thespian
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Astronomer
15-Jul-1943   Co-Discoverer of pulsars
Vivian Campbell
Guitarist
25-Aug-1962   Former Dio, current Def Leppard guitarist
Frank Carson
Comic
11-Jun-1926 22-Feb-2012 Irish comedian
Warren Christie
Actor
4-Nov-1975   Cameron Hicks on Alphas
Mairead Corrigan
Activist
27-Jan-1944   Nobel Prize recipient
James Galway
Musician
8-Dec-1939   Flute virtuoso
Terry George
Film Director
20-Dec-1952   Hotel Rwanda
Chaim Herzog
Head of State
17-Sep-1918 17-Apr-1997 President of Israel, 1983-93
John Hewitt
Poet
28-Oct-1907 22-Jun-1987 No Rebel Word
Ciarán Hinds
Actor
9-Feb-1953   Munich
Lord Kelvin
Physicist
26-Jun-1824 17-Dec-1907 Illustrated 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
C. S. Lewis
Novelist
29-Nov-1898 22-Nov-1963 Chronicles of Narnia
Louis MacNeice
Poet
12-Sep-1907 3-Sep-1963 Autumn Journal
Derek Mahon
Poet
23-Nov-1941   Night-Crossing
Paula Malcomson
Actor
1970   Trixie on Deadwood
Mary McAleese
Head of State
27-Jun-1951   President of Ireland
Seamus P. McCaffery
Judge
3-Jun-1950   Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
James McCaffrey
Actor
1959   Jimmy Keefe on Rescue Me
Brian Moore
Novelist
25-Aug-1921 10-Jan-1999 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
Gary Moore
Guitarist
4-Apr-1952 5-Feb-2011 Out in the Fields
Van Morrison
Singer/Songwriter
31-Aug-1945   Central figure of the Belfast blues scene
Patricia Quinn
Actor
28-May-1944   The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Stephen Rea
Actor
31-Oct-1946   The Crying Game
Bobby Sands
Activist
9-Mar-1954 5-May-1981 Irish hunger striker
Albert Sharpe
Actor
15-Apr-1885 13-Feb-1970 Darby O'Gill and the Little People
David Trimble
Head of State
15-Oct-1944   Irish politician, Nobel Prize recipient
Betty Williams
Activist
22-May-1943   Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Bates
Astronomer
18-Nov-1916 5-Jan-1994 Atmospheric and interstellar physics
John Stewart Bell
Physicist
28-Jun-1928 1-Oct-1990 Bell's theorem of quantum physics
Fred Daly
Golf
11-Oct-1911 18-Nov-1990 Winner, 1947 British Open
John Hewitt
Poet
28-Oct-1907 22-Jun-1987 No Rebel Word
Albert Sharpe
Actor
15-Apr-1885 13-Feb-1970 Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Ernest T. S. Walton
Physicist
6-Oct-1903 25-Jun-1995 Split the atom



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