3 June 1929–March 1985 (Age 55) Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom
The Life of William Owen
When William Owen Martin was born on 3 June 1929, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Francis Albert Martin, was 32 and his mother, Eva Mary Christina Owen, was 28. He died in March 1985, in Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 55.
Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.
The UK becomes a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
1955 · Cardiff Becomes the Capital
When Cardiff was made the capital, the city was in decline. It was hoped that making Cardiff the capital would help the city improve.
1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.