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January / Ionawr

Monday
Dydd Llun

Tuesday
Dydd Mawrth

Wednesday
Dydd Mercher

Thursday
Dydd Iau

Friday
Dydd Gwener

Saturday
Dydd Sadwrn

Sunday
Dydd Sul

 

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Dydd Calan/New Year’s Day
St Henwyn’s Day
Sixth century; a monk of Llanilltud-Fawr who founded the church at Aberdaron and later became abbot of Bardsey Island.

Meredith Edwards (actor) born 1917

Dorothy Squires (singer) born 1915 in Pontyberem

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Brian David Josephson (physicist) born 1940 in Cardiff


Augustus John (artist) born Tenby in 1878

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Barry John - (Rugby player) Born at Cefneithin, Dyfed in 1945.

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Johnny Owen - (Boxer) Born Merthyr Tydfil in 1956.

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Shirley Bassey
(Singer) Born in Tiger Bay, Cardiffin 1937

9

Haydn Tanner (Rugby player) born 1917 in Penclawdd

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St Lluwchaiarn’s Day
Seventh century abbot; a disciple of Beuno.

12
St Eilian Day
Sixth century; hermit and missionary.

13
St Kentigern’s Day
Died 612 AD; teacher of Asaf and bishop of Glasgow for Rhydderch Hael

14

Edward George Bowen (RADAR pioneer) born 1911 near Swansea

15

David Ivor Davies better known as Ivor Novello born 1893 Cardiff

St Llawdoc’s Day
Sixth century; monk and confessor

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David Lloyd George
(Politician) Born in Manchester in 1863

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St Branwaladr’s Day
Sixth century; monk and bishop of Jersey

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St Ellyw’s Day
Sixth-century; disciple of Cadoc

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St Dwynwen’s Day
Fifth century; virgin daughter of king Brychan. The patron saint of lovers

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St Lidgean’s Day
Seventh century: Irish missionary and abbot

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Henry Morton Stanley (Explorer -famous for ‘finding’ Dr Livingstone) born 1841 in Denbigh

Day of
Gildas the Wise
Died 570 AD; abbot. His shrine is at St. Gildas de Rhuys

29

George Thomas (politician) born 1909 in Port Talbot

30

Jim Driscoll
(Boxer) died in 1925 in Cardiff

31

Funeral of Dr William Price 1893 in Llantrisant

St Madoc’s Day
Seventh century; Irish student of Dewi Sant, abbot of Glyn Rhosyn and bishop of Wexford

 


 

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