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Birmingham, England

CITY

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

Population:
970,892 (2001 census)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Birmingham
1900
Aston University
1895

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1920

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Severn Trent
1974

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Allen
Novelist
23-Feb-1911 28-Feb-1995 All in a Lifetime
Kenny Baker
Actor
24-Aug-1934   The man inside R2-D2
Michael Balcon
Film/TV Producer
19-May-1896 17-Oct-1977 Eealing Studios
Bev Bevan
Drummer
24-Nov-1945   Drummer for ELO
Edward Burne-Jones
Painter
28-Aug-1833 16-Jun-1898 British Pre-Raphaelite painter
Philip Callow
Novelist
26-Oct-1924 22-Sep-2007 A Pledge for the Earth
Ali Campbell
Singer
15-Feb-1959   Lead singer, UB40
David Cannadine
Historian
7-Sep-1950   Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy
Neville Chamberlain
Head of State
18-Mar-1869 9-Nov-1940 Architect of appeasement
Jonathan Coe
Novelist
19-Aug-1961   What a Carve Up!
Melville Cooper
Actor
15-Oct-1896 31-Mar-1973 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Hazel Court
Actor
10-Feb-1926 15-Apr-2008 Horror Queen
John Curry
Figure Skating
9-Sep-1949 15-Apr-1994 Figure Skater, 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist
Arthur Darvill
Actor
17-Jun-1982   Rory Williams on Doctor Who
Trevor Eve
Actor
1-Jul-1951   Waking the Dead
Francis Galton
Anthropologist
16-Feb-1822 17-Jan-1911 Word Association Test
John Golding
Politician
9-Mar-1931 20-Jan-1999 MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme, 1969-96
Rob Halford
Musician
25-Aug-1951   Lead singer of Judas Priest
Richard Hammond
TV Personality
19-Dec-1969   Top Gear
Tony Hancock
Radio Personality
12-May-1924 25-Jun-1968 Hancock's Half Hour
Skitch Henderson
Conductor
27-Jan-1918 1-Nov-2005 Original Tonight Show bandleader
Fay Holden
Actor
26-Sep-1893 23-Jun-1973 Played Andy Hardy's mother
Raymond Huntley
Actor
23-Apr-1904 19-Oct-1990 Passport to Pimlico
Tony Iommi
Guitarist
19-Feb-1948   Guitar player for Black Sabbath
Elizabeth Jolley
Novelist
4-Jun-1923 13-Feb-2007 Mr. Scobie's Riddle
Felicity Jones
Actor
17-Oct-1983   Like Crazy
Adrian Lester
Actor
14-Aug-1968   Mickey Stone on Hustle
Phil Lynott
Singer/Songwriter
20-Aug-1949 4-Jan-1986 Founder of Thin Lizzy
Nick Mason
Drummer
27-Jan-1945   Drummer for Pink Floyd
John McEnery
Actor
1-Nov-1943   Romeo and Juliet
Christine McVie
Musician
12-Jul-1943   Fleetwood Mac
Garfield Morgan
Actor
19-Apr-1931 5-Dec-2009 Chief Haskins on The Sweeney
John Oliver
Comic
23-Apr-1977   The Daily Show
Ozzy Osbourne
Singer
3-Dec-1948   Black Sabbath
Carl Palmer
Musician
20-Mar-1950   Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Kay Parker
Pornstar
28-Aug-1944   Taboo series of films
John Pethica
Physicist
1953   Atomic force microscopy
James Phelps
Actor
25-Feb-1986   Fred Weasley in Harry Potter
Oliver Phelps
Actor
25-Feb-1986   George Weasley in Harry Potter
Arnold Pinnock
Actor
10-Dec-1967   George Ryder on The Listener
Robert Plant
Singer
20-Aug-1948   Lead singer of Led Zeppelin
Nick Rhodes
Musician
8-Jun-1962   Keyboardist for Duran Duran
Rankin' Roger
Singer
21-Feb-1961   General Public
Victor Saville
Film Director
25-Sep-1895 8-May-1979 Kim
Martin Shaw
Actor
21-Jan-1945   Doyle on The Professionals
John Taylor
Bassist
20-Jun-1960   Bassist for Duran Duran
Roger Taylor
Drummer
26-Apr-1960   Drummer for Duran Duran
Kenneth Tynan
Critic
2-Apr-1927 26-Jul-1980 British theatre critic
Lisa Williams
Paranormal
?   Life Among the Dead
Richard Wolffe
Journalist
17-Sep-1968   Newsweek Senior White House Correspondent
Roy Wood
Musician
8-Nov-1947   ELO and Wizzard

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Norman Haworth
Chemist
19-Mar-1883 19-Mar-1950 Carbohydrates and vitamin C
George Isaak
Astronomer
7-Mar-1933 5-Jun-2005 Resonant scattering spectroscopy
Alec Issigonis
Engineer
18-Nov-1906 2-Oct-1988 Designer of the Mini Cooper
Arthur Lowe
Actor
22-Sep-1915 15-Apr-1982 Dad's Army
John Henry Newman
Religion
21-Feb-1801 11-Aug-1890 Oxford Movement



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