Trisha Shetty

1945 in Northern Ireland

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Centuries:  20th 21st
1945 in Northern Ireland
Decades:  1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s

Incumbents

  • Monarch - George VI
  • Events

  • 27 February - Aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure (CVL 22) is launched at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast to British Admiralty order as HMS Powerful.
  • 8 May - V-E Day is celebrated throughout the UK.
  • 14 May - Formal surrender of German U-boats at Londonderry Port (HMS Ferret, Lisahally).
  • 16 May - Éamon de Valera replies in a radio broadcast to Winston Churchill's criticism of Irish neutrality.
  • 26 July - United Kingdom general election, 1945.
  • 15 August- V-J Day is celebrated in the UK.
  • 21 August - Two Nationalist Members of Parliament, Eddie McAteer and Malachy Conlon, take the Oath of Allegiance and enter the Parliament of the United Kingdom at Westminster.
  • 15 October - Professor Eoin MacNeill dies in Dublin aged 77. He was a founder-member of the Gaelic League and the Irish Volunteers.
  • 14 November - A convention meeting in Dungannon establishes the nationalist Irish Anti-Partition League.
  • Arts and literature

  • John Luke paints The Old Callan Bridge and The Three Dancers.
  • F. L. Green's novel Odd Man Out is published.
  • Football

  • Irish League
  • Irish Cup
  • Births

  • 29 January - Jim Nicholson, Unionist politician and MEP for Northern Ireland.
  • 12 June - Pat Jennings, former international soccer player.
  • 4 July - David McWilliams, singer, songwriter, and guitarist (died 2002).
  • 16 August - Allan Bresland, DUP Northern Ireland Assembly member for West Tyrone.
  • 25 August - Sammy Duddy, member of the Ulster Political Research Group (died 2007).
  • 31 August - Van Morrison, singer and songwriter.
  • 15 September - Dave Clements, former soccer player and manager.
  • 21 September - Shaw Clifton, General of The Salvation Army.
  • 17 October - Jimmy Cricket (James Mulgrew), comedian.
  • 31 October - Bobbie Hanvey, photographer and radio personality.
  • 17 November - Damien Magee, racing driver.
  • 5 December - Evin Crowley, actress.
  • Full date unknown

  • Brendan Hamill, poet and writer.
  • Martin Meehan, Sinn Féin politician and former volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (died 2007).
  • Graham Reid, playwright.
  • James A. Sharkey, historian and Irish diplomat.
  • Deaths

  • 13 October - Joseph MacRory, Cardinal, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (born 1861).
  • 15 October - Eoin MacNeill, scholar, nationalist and revolutionary (born 1867).
  • 20 December - John M. Lyle, architect in Canada (born 1872).
  • References

    1945 in Northern Ireland Wikipedia


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