Famous People Born In Salford

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Albert Finney
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Birthdate: May 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 7, 2019

Albert Finney was an English actor known for his contribution across all the three major acting mediums: films, television and theatre. A recipient of Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Emmy awards, Albert Finney also received nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Academy Award and Tony Award

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Paul Scholes
(English Former Football Player Who was One of the Best Midfielders of His Generation)
Paul Scholes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Paul Scholes, former Manchester United midfielder, had a 20-year stint with the team, winning major titles, including 11 Premier Leagues, 3 FA Cups, and 2 UEFA Champions Leagues. Over the course of his 718 appearances for the team, he has won 25 trophies. He now coaches Salford City.
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Joanne Whalley
(Best Known for Roles in the Films: ‘Dance with a Stranger’, ‘Willow’ and ‘Scandal’)
Joanne Whalley
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Birthdate: August 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo

Joanne Whalley is an English actress who has been active in the entertainment industry for over 45 years. She started acting as a child and went on to become a prominent TV actress. She has also appeared in many films, often playing historical characters. Interested in music as well, she was once part of a pop group.

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James Prescott Joule
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 24, 1818
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 11, 1889

English physicist, and mathematician, James Prescott Joule primarily worked on the nature of heat, in course of which he established that all forms of energy are fundamentally same and therefore inter-convertible. His findings resulted in the development of the first law of thermodynamics and negation of calorie theory. The SI derived unit of energy, the joule, is named after him.

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Robert Powell
(Actor)
Robert Powell
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Birthdate: June 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Adam Thomas
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Birthdate: August 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Peter Hook
(singer)
Peter Hook
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Peter Hook is best known as the bassist and co-founder of the rock bands Joy Division and New Order. Hook uses a signature heavy chorus effect. He now performs as the lead vocalist and bassist for Peter Hook and the Light. He has also authored a bestselling autobiographical trilogy.
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Jason Manford
(English Comedian, Actor and Singer)
Jason Manford
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Birthdate: May 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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John Cooper Clarke
(Poet)
John Cooper Clarke
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Bernard Sumner
(Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Singer)
Bernard Sumner
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Peter Maxwell Davies
(Composer)
Peter Maxwell Davies
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 8, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 14, 2016
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Mark E. Smith
(Singer)
Mark E. Smith
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 24, 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Russell Watson
(English Tenor Singer Known for His Singles and Albums of Both Operatic-Style and Pop Songs)
Russell Watson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Russell Watson is an English tenor who came into prominence after performing God Save the Queen at the Challenge Cup Final in 1999. Apart from releasing successful albums, such as The Voice and Encore, Russell Watson has also appeared as a judge on TV shows like Last Choir Standing.

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Elkie Brooks
(English Rock, Blues and Jazz Singer)
Elkie Brooks
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Ewan MacColl
(Folk Singer-Songwriter Known for His Songs: 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face', 'Dirty Old Town')
Ewan MacColl
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 22, 1989

British folk singer-songwriter, folk song-collector, political activist, and actor Ewan MacColl, was a leading figure of the 1960s British folk revival. He is noted for writing songs like The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Dirty Old Town. He was also involved in trade unionism and socialist politics as a steadfast communist and wrote several left-wing political songs.

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Alistair Cooke
(Journalist, Writer)
Alistair Cooke
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Birthdate: November 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 30, 2004
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Holly Peers
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
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Frank Evans
(Matador)
Frank Evans
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
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Sara Ahmed
(Independent Feminist Scholar)
Sara Ahmed
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Shelagh Delaney
(Dramatist)
Shelagh Delaney
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Birthdate: November 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 20, 2011
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Nick Blackman
(Barbadian Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a Striker)
Nick Blackman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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William Worrall Mayo
(Chemist, Politician, Gynaecologist, Editor)
William Worrall Mayo
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 6, 1911

Part of the renowned Mayo family of doctors of the U.S., William Worrall Mayo played a key role in establishing the Mayo Clinic. He and his two sons built the St. Mary’s Hospital, along with the Sisters of St. Francis, after the deadly tornado of 1883 destroyed Rochester.

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Pat Kirkwood
(Actress)
Pat Kirkwood
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Birthdate: February 24, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 25, 2007
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Christine Hargreaves
(Actress)
Christine Hargreaves
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Birthdate: March 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 12, 1984
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Dan Lydiate
(Wales International Rugby Union Player)
Dan Lydiate
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Dan Lydiate grew up on his family farm before finding his calling in rugby. A terrible neck injury at the beginning of his career almost halted his rugby dreams, though he bounced back with his tackling and rucking skills. He has played for both Wales and the British & Irish Lions.

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James Agate
(Theatre critic)
James Agate
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Birthdate: September 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 6, 1947
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Michael McKinnell
(Architect)
Michael McKinnell
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 27, 2020