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- The Northern Ireland international soccer team change the colour of their shirt from blue to green.
- Winners: Glentoran
- Winners: Linfield 3 - 0 Ballymena United
- 24 January - Charles Harding Smith, loyalist paramilitary
- 15 February - John Erritt, Deputy Director of the British Government Statistical Service (died 2002).
- 8 April - Paddie Bell, folk singer (died 2005)
- 9 April - Patrick Walsh, Bishop of Down & Connor (1991 - )
- 15 April - Sir Kenneth Bloomfield, former head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service and a member of the Northern Ireland Victims Commission and the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains.
- 25 April - James Fenton, Ulster Scots poet.
- 15 June - Martin Smyth, Unionist politician and minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
- 28 June - John Morrow, Presbyterian minister and peace activist (died 2009)
- 29 June - Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton, former Law Lord.
- 4 July - Stephen Boyd, actor (died 1977).
- 5 August - Billy Bingham, footballer and football manager.
- 25 October - Jimmy McIlroy, former international soccer player.
- 31 December - Bob Shaw, science fiction novelist (died 1996).