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Cardiff, Wales

LOCATION

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

Population:
305,353 (2001)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
1949
University of Wales
1893
Cardiff University
1883

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leo Abse
Politician
22-Apr-1917 19-Aug-2008 Labour MP for Torfaen, 1983-87
Shirley Bassey
Singer
8-Jan-1937   Goldfinger
Andy Bell
Bassist
11-Aug-1970   Ride, now bassist for Oasis
George Benson
Actor
11-Jan-1911 17-Jun-1983 The Creeping Flesh
Herbert Bowden
Politician
20-Jan-1905 30-Apr-1994 Leader, House of Commons, 1964-66
Downtown Julie Brown
TV Personality
27-Aug-1963   MTV Veejay
Hugh Cudlipp
Business
28-Aug-1913 17-May-1998 British news magnate
Dave Edmunds
Musician
15-Apr-1944   I Hear You Knocking
Geoffrey Eglinton
Geologist
1-Nov-1927   Molecular organic geochemistry
Andy Fairweather-Low
Guitarist
2-Aug-1948   Feather-wielding guitarist
Green Gartside
Musician
22-Jun-1955   Frontman for Scritti Politti
Ryan Giggs
Soccer
29-Nov-1973   Manchester United
Ioan Gruffudd
Actor
6-Oct-1973   Horatio Hornblower
Griff Rhys Jones
Actor
6-Nov-1953   Alas Smith & Jones
Richard Marquand
Film Director
17-Apr-1938 4-Sep-1987 Return of the Jedi
Michael Moritz
Business
12-Sep-1954   Partner, Sequoia Capital
Ivor Novello
Composer
15-Jan-1893 6-Mar-1951 Keep the Home Fires Burning
Matthew Rhys
Actor
4-Nov-1974   Brothers & Sisters
Iain Sinclair
Author
11-Jun-1943   Downriver
Shakin' Stevens
Singer/Songwriter
4-Mar-1948   Welsh rockabilly, This Ole House
Craig Thomas
Novelist
24-Nov-1942   Firefox
Peter Wingfield
Actor
5-Sep-1962   Dan Clifford on Holby City

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gene Pitney
Singer/Songwriter
17-Feb-1940 5-Apr-2006 60s teen idol and songwriter



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