Today in the History of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: Belfast

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 171

1889-06-12 - 88 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
1914-04-24 - A shipment of 35,000 rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition are landed at Larne for the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF, an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland
1921-05-24 - 1st parliament for Northern Ireland elected
1921-12-06 - Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland
1942-01-26 - 1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland
1968-01-08 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill traveles to Dublin to meet with Irish Prime Minister Jack Lyncht to continue discussions on matters of joint interest to the two governments
1968-01-19 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations"
1968-03-25 - Members of the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) disrupt a meeting of Londonderry Corporation to protest at the lack of housing provision in the city, Northern Ireland
1968-04-27 - The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) hold a rally to protest the banning of a Republican Easter parade
1968-05-16 - In the Stormont (Northern Ireland parliament) by-election in the city of Londonderry (Derry) the Ulster Unionists retain the seat
1968-05-20 - Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, is showered with eggs, flour and stones after a meeting of the Woodvale Unionist Association, a loyalist vigilante group
1968-06-20 - Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
1968-07-03 - As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland
1968-08-22 - The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.
1968-08-24 - Northern Ireland's first civil rights march held; many more marches would be held over the following year and Loyalists organized counter-demonstrations to get the marches banned
1968-08-27 - The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) organise another protest in the Guildhall's council chamber; immediately after the protest Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) and invites them to organise a march in Derry
1968-08-28 - Gerry Fitt, MP, tables a House of Commons motion criticising Royal Ulster Constabulary action in Dungannon on 24 August 1968 and demands that: "citizens of Northern Ireland should be allowed the same rights of peaceful demonstration as those in other parts of the United Kingdom"
1968-10-03 - The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister
1968-10-04 - A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) delegation meet with the Derry March organisers and try to have the march cancelled; eventually it was decided to go ahead with the march.
1968-10-05 - Civil rights march in Derry is stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) before it had properly begun; clashes between RUC and protesters lead to two days of serious rioting-some consider this to be the beginning of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland
1968-10-07 - Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier
1968-10-15 - The Nationalist Party of Northern Ireland (NPNI) withdraws from its role as 'official' opposition within the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont
1968-10-16 - The People's Democracy (PD), formed on Oct 9, organise a march of 1,300 students from the Queen's University of Belfast to the City Hall in the centre of the city, Northern Ireland
1968-10-24 - The People's Democracy (PD) stage a protest demonstration at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland
1968-10-30 - Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland
1968-11-04 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks about the situation in Northern Ireland; Wilson states that there will be no change in the constitutional position of Northern Ireland without the consent of the Northern Ireland population
1968-11-13 - William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not
1968-11-16 - The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people
1968-11-22 - Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement
1968-11-30 - A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting
1968-12-04 - Following a civil rights march in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, there is a violent clash between Loyalists and those who are taking part in the march
1968-12-09 - Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech
1968-12-11 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill sacks Home Affairs Minister, William Craig
1968-12-12 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill receives overwhelming support from Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs) at Stormont
1969-01-09 - Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet Home Secretary James Callaghan and brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland
1969-01-10 - Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
1969-01-15 - Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announces that an official inquiry will analyse the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland
1969-01-24 - Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the lack of 'strong government' on the part of PM Terence O'Neill
1969-01-26 - Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government
1969-02-03 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of new elections
1969-02-06 - The New Ulster Movement forms, promoting moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who support Northern Ireland Prime MinisterTerence O'Neill,
1969-02-24 - Northern Ireland Stormont parliament elections are held; the Unionist party fragments into 'Official Unionist' and 'Unofficial Unionist'
1969-02-28 - Terence O'Neill re-elected as leader of the Unionist Parliamentary Party and thus confirmed as Northern Ireland Prime Minister
1969-03-25 - Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting, loyalists in Northern Ireland are jailed for organising an illegal counter demonstration in Armagh on 30 November 1968
1969-03-30 - Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics
1969-04-19 - Serious rioting in the Bogside area of Derry following clashes between Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association marchers and Loyalists and members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary
1969-04-21 - The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings
1969-04-22 - Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland
1969-04-23 - The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement
1969-04-24 - Loyalist members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers (UPV) explode a bomb at a water pipeline between Lough Neagh and Belfast, Northern Ireland
1969-04-28 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigns and is replaced later by James Chichester-Clark.
1969-05-01 - James Chichester-Clark is elected as leader of the Unionist party, succeededing Terence O'Neill as the Northern Ireland Prime Minister
1969-05-06 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark announces an amnesty for all offences associated with demonstrations since 5 October 1968, resulting in the release of, among others, Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting
1969-05-10 - In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"
1969-06-15 - The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region
1969-06-18 - A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government
1969-06-22 - The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland
1969-08-14 - British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland
1969-08-14 - In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent
1969-08-14 - The British Army deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner
1969-12-18 - House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
1970-02-01 - Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss the economy of Northern Ireland
1970-03-10 - Members of the Stormont (Parliament of Northern Ireland) given police protection
1970-03-18 - Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland
1970-03-26 - The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force
1970-04-03 - As part of a new 'get tough' policy in Northern Ireland, Ian Freeland of the British Army, warned that those throwing petrol bombs could be shot dead
1970-04-21 - The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies
1970-07-02 - The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced
1970-07-13 - The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland
1970-07-31 - Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland
1970-08-02 - Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'
1970-08-10 - British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out
1970-09-14 - Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting
1970-09-15 - Officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland vote narrowly in favour of remaining unarmed
1970-10-08 - The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) propose that a system of Proportional Representation (PR) should be used in elections in Northern Ireland
1970-10-29 - The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland
1970-10-30 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security
1970-11-12 - The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland
1970-12-08 - Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland
1970-12-30 - The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million
1971-01-18 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling
1971-01-25 - The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark
1971-02-04 - Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland
1971-02-25 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921
1971-03-16 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Heath to disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland
1971-03-20 - Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest at what he views as a limited security response by the British government
1971-03-22 - Brian Faulkner becomes the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland
1971-03-25 - James Callaghan speaks at a rally of the Northern Ireland labour movement, but rejects calls for the Labour Party to open membership to those living in N. Ireland
1971-03-27 - The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) holds its first Annual Conference in the Ulster Hall in Belfast
1971-04-06 - During a debate at Westminster on Northern Ireland, Harold Wilson of the Labour Party claimes that a draft Bill for the imposition of direct rule exists
1971-04-25 - The Northern Ireland census is held
1971-06-08 - General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved
1971-07-23 - The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people
1971-08-05 - The British Parliament debate the security situation in Northern Ireland
1971-08-09 - Operation Demetrius (or Internment) is introduced in Northern Ireland allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial; the security forces arrested 342 people suspected of supporting paramilitaries
1971-08-14 - British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland
1971-08-15 - The Social Democratic and Labour Party announce a campaign of civil disobedience in response to the introduction of Internment in Northern Ireland
1971-08-16 - Over 8,000 workers go on strike in Derry, Northern Ireland, in protest at the introduction of Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)
1971-08-22 - Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)
1971-08-25 - Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 101

1876-04-11 - Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (d. 1958)
1884-11-04 - Harry Ferguson, Northern Irish aviator and inventor (d. 1960)
1886-06-24 - George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)
1889-04-06 - Barry Macollum, Northern Ireland
1907-10-28 - John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)
1913-01-22 - William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)
1918-02-07 - Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)
1919-01-31 - Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
1920-05-10 - Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)
1921-10-26 - George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)
1923-11-03 - Tomás Cardinal Ó Fiaich, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1990)
1924-07-11 - Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II (1926-04-21) 1926-04-21 - Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- ), born in London, England
1927-05-09 - John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
1928-05-01 - Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)
1930-02-20 - Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer
1931-12-31 - Bob Shaw, Belfast, Northern Ireland, sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts)
1933-03-07 - Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)
1933-06-28 - Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician
1933-07-05 - Terence Cooper, Northern Ireland, actor (Casino Royale)
1934-04-25 - Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer
1935-07-11 - Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician
1935-07-27 - Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer
1938-06-19 - John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge
1939-01-23 - Ray Elliott, Irish rock pianist/saxophonist (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
1942-05-08 - Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer
1942-09-14 - Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer
1943-05-22 - Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1945-08-31 - Van Morrison, Northern Irish musician
1946-02-09 - Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
1946-05-04 - John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver
1946-05-22 - George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), born in Belfast
1946-10-31 - Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)
Actor Sam NeillActor Sam Neill (1947-09-14) 1947-09-14 - Sam Neill, Northern Ireland, actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, Piano)
1948-04-04 - Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
1948-07-23 - John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician
1948-10-06 - Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician
1949-03-17 - Pat Rice, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
1949-04-01 - Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer
1949-08-06 - Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman
1951-06-20 - Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
1952-03-01 - Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1953-04-02 - Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician
1955-03-28 - John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician
1956-02-28 - Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer
1956-05-24 - Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
1956-11-18 - Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)
1957-03-17 - Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer
1957-11-27 - Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver
1958-08-01 - Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor
1959-11-18 - Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager
1959-12-03 - Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter
1961-06-15 - Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
1961-11-04 - Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer
1963-10-12 - Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, (d. 2012)
1964-01-13 - Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer
1965-01-15 - James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
1965-11-10 - Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish race car driver
1966-01-03 - Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
1966-01-24 - Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian
1966-10-12 - Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author
1968-11-18 - Barry Hunter, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1969-05-06 - Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer
1969-08-29 - Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
1970-11-07 - Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy)
1971-01-31 - Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian
1971-05-27 - Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
1971-06-05 - Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress
1971-06-25 - Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer
1971-09-04 - Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer
1973-08-02 - Brendan Dolan, Professional darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), Belcoo Northern Ireland
1976-03-30 - Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)
1976-06-15 - Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol)
1977-08-10 - Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer
1977-09-30 - Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
1978-01-01 - Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer
1978-01-11 - Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer
1978-07-23 - Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer
1978-11-18 - Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer
1979-06-19 - John Duddy, Northern Irish boxer
1979-07-30 - Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer
1979-08-05 - David Healy, Northern Irish footballer
1979-11-08 - Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer
1979-12-05 - Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer
1980-01-17 - Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist
1980-02-11 - Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (d. 2004)
1981-01-17 - Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer
1981-03-27 - Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer
1981-04-29 - George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
1981-08-12 - Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer
1984-07-12 - Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer
1984-10-20 - Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player for Irish rugby team
1984-12-14 - Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer
1985-01-01 - Steven Davis, Northern Irish footballer
1985-02-01 - Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer
1985-03-03 - Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
1985-06-15 - Nadine Coyle, Northern Irish singer (Girls Aloud)
1987-11-17 - Darren McKillion, Northern Irish sportsman
1988-01-02 - Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer
1988-03-05 - Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

2006-01-05 - Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 27 of 27

1886-08-09 - Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)
1922-02-03 - John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)
1941-01-10 - Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
1958-08-24 - Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)
1959-05-16 - Elisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1894)
1960-03-09 - Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
1968-12-10 - George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921)
1971-12-12 - Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated
King of Great Britain Edward VIIIKing of Great Britain Edward VIII (1972-05-28) 1972-05-28 - Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies at 77
1976-12-04 - W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
1977-04-17 - William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913)
1980-11-22 - Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
1981-11-14 - Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)
1983-12-23 - Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)
1992-05-13 - F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)
1995-05-06 - Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)
1996-02-12 - Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
1999-08-23 - James White, Northern Irish writer (b. 1928)
2002-04-13 - Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racecar driver (b. 1928)
2004-03-02 - Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (b. 1980)
2004-10-28 - Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)
2005-11-25 - George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures
2007-01-08 - David Ervine, Northern Irish politician (b. 1953)
2007-06-24 - Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
2008-05-15 - Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop (b. 1960)
2010-07-24 - Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)
2012-06-23 - Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48


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