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Encyclopedia > 1957 in Wales

See also 1956 in Wales, other events of 1957, 1958 in Wales and the list of years in Wales. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page indexes the individual year in Wales pages. ...

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Incumbents

The Prince of Wales Feathers. This Heraldic badge of the Heir Apparent is derived from the ostrich feathers borne by Edward, the Black Prince. ... The Prince of Wales The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor) (born 14 November 1948), is the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. ... Princess of Wales is a courtesy title held by the wife of the Prince of Wales since the first English Prince of Wales in 1282. ... The Province of Wales in the Anglican Communion was created in 1920, as the Church in Wales, independent from the Church of England (of which the four Welsh dioceses had previously been part). ...

Events

  • Wales gets its own minister of state in the Westminster government for the first time.

Arts and literature

USPS Black Heritage stamp of Paul Robeson. ... Porthcawl is a town of around 16,000 on the south Wales coast in the county borough of Bridgend, traditional county of Glamorgan. ... The Honourable Joan Elizabeth Rees-Williams (born 1 May 1936) is a Welsh socialite. ... There are more than one Richard Harris: Richard Harris (actor) Richard Harris (correspondent) Richard Harris (prospector) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Awards

  • National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Llangefni)
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales: Chair - Gwilym Tilsley
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales: Crown - Dyfnallt Morgan
  • National Eisteddfod of Wales: Prose Medal - Tom Parri Jones

Originally the home of the largest livestock market on the island, Llangefni is now the county town of Anglesey in Wales. ...

New books

Islwyn Ffowc Elis (November 17, 1924 - January 22, 2004) was one of Wales most popular writers in the Welsh language. ...

Music

Daniel Jones (December 7, 1912 - April 23, 1993) was a Welsh composer of classical music. ...

Film

Donald Houston (November 6, 1923 — October 13, 1991) was an impassive, hardworking Welsh actor whose first two films - The Blue Lagoon (1949) with Jean Simmons, and A Run for Your Money (1949) with Sir Alec Guinness - were highly successful. ...

Broadcasting

  • Alun Oldfield-Davies becomes senior regional BBC controller, after several years of successful campaigning for Welsh language television.

Welsh language television

  • Cefndir (first regular Welsh-language programme)

English language television

Dylan Marlais Thomas, (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer. ... Under Milk Wood was originally a radio play and later a stage play by Dylan Thomas. ... Donald Houston (November 6, 1923 — October 13, 1991) was an impassive, hardworking Welsh actor whose first two films - The Blue Lagoon (1949) with Jean Simmons, and A Run for Your Money (1949) with Sir Alec Guinness - were highly successful. ... William Squire (29 April 1916 - 3 May 1989) was a British actor of film and television. ...

Sports

Football (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... John Charles, CBE (27 December 1931 – 21 February 2004) was a Welsh football player. ... Dai Rees (born Fontygary, Wales, 31 March 1913) was one of the Britains leading golfers either side of World War II. Rees is most remembered as the captain of the Great Britain team which defeated the United States to win the Ryder Cup at Lindrick Golf Club in Yorkshire...

Births

March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... Terry Holmes (born March 10, 1957 in Cardiff) is a former Welsh rugby union player who won 25 caps for Wales as a scrum-half and later played rugby league for Bradford Northern. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... Geraint Wyn Davies (born April 20, 1957 in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom) is a Canadian actor. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... Wayne David (born 1 July 1957, Bridgend) is a Welsh politician. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... Dawn French in The Vicar of Dibley Dawn French (born October 11, 1957) is a British comedienne and actress best known as one half of the comic duo French & Saunders, the other half being Jennifer Saunders of Absolutely Fabulous fame. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... Nigel Martin Evans (born November 10, 1957) British politician. ... Jane Davidson (born 1957) is the Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning & Skills for the Welsh Assembly Government. ... Edwina Hart (born 1957) is the the Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration. ...

Deaths


 
 

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