Glasgow in History

Scotland: Edinburgh

Historical Events

  • 1174-03-23 Jocelin, abbot of Melrose, is elected bishop of Glasgow.

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1305-08-05 William Wallace, who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.

Scottish nobleman William Wallace
Scottish nobleman
William Wallace
  • 1745-01-06 Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow
  • 1746-01-03 Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow, [NS=1/14]
  • 1746-01-14 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army leaves Glasgow [OS=Jan 3]

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1834-11-14 William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • 1851-01-01 City of Glasgow steamer inaugurates Philadelphia-Liverpool line
  • 1854-03-01 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbour with apprpx 480 passengers and crew; she was never seen again
  • 1872-11-30 First international soccer game, Scotland draws with England (0-0) in Glasgow
  • 1876-03-25 Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)
  • 1883-10-04 First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • 1896-12-14 The Glasgow Underground Railway is opened by the Glasgow District Subway Company
  • 1902-04-05 In Glasgow, Scotland the Ibrox disaster occurs after a section of a grandstand collapses killing 25 and injuring 517
  • 1906-12-29 Montreal Wanderers beat New Glasgow (NS) for Stanley Cup (2nd of 1906)
  • 1919-01-31 The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland: troops deployed against protesters for fear of a Bolshevik uprising
  • 1922-10-17 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
  • 1960-03-28 Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • 1960-05-18 5th European Cup: Real Madrid beats Frankfurt 7-3 at Glasgow
  • 1961-05-27 Fiorentina of Italy win 1st European Cup Winner's Cup against Glasgow Rangers 4-2 in Florence (2nd leg)
  • 1965-12-03 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1971-01-02 A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
  • 1972-05-24 Glasgow Rangers of Scotland win 12th European Cup Winner's Cup against Dynamo Moscow 3-2 of the Soviet Union 3-2 in Barcelona
  • 1976-05-12 20th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Saint-Etienne 1-0 at Glasgow
  • 2002-05-15 10th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 at Glasgow
  • 2007-06-30 A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.
  • 2014-07-23 2oth Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow, Scotland

Famous Birthdays

  • 1772-06-08 Robert Stevenson, civil engineer, born in Glasgow, Scotland

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1815-01-11 John A. Macdonald, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald

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1836-09-07 Henry Campbell-Bannerman, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1905-08), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1908)

British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman
British Prime Minister
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
  • 1850-05-10 Thomas Johnstone Lipton, yachtsman/tea magnate (Lipton Tea), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1850-05-27 Thomas Neill Cream, serial killer (Lambeth poisoner), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1892)
  • 1856-11-03 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, born in Glasgow (d. 1918)
  • 1876-03-23 Muirhead Bone, etcher/engraver of architecture, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1880-07-14 Donald Meek, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1882-08-31 Charles O'Neill, Canadian composer and bandmaster, born in Duntocher, near Glasgow, (d. 1964)
  • 1886-04-21 Charlie Naughton, actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1903-08-23 William Primrose, violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1905-08-20 Duncan Macrae, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1907-10-02 Alexander R. Todd, British chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1909-05-16 Charles Wislon, principal (Glasgow University)
  • 1911-02-11 Alec Cairncross, chancellor (Glasgow U)
  • 1913-03-06 Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Goldwyn Follies), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1914-05-26 Archie Duncan, actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1916-08-14 Andrew Kay, surgeon/professor of surgery (U of Glasgow)
  • 1918-09-27 James McCallion, actor (Mi Taylor-National Velvet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1919-04-12 Billy Vaughn, singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • 1920-01-26 Derek Bond, actor (Nicholas Nickelby), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1920-03-08 Eileen Herlie, actress (Myrtle Fargate-All My Children), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1920-04-09 David Walker, Professor of Law (Glasgow University)
  • 1921-06-08 Alwyn Williams, Vice-Chancellor (Glasgow U)
  • 1923-05-06 Elizabeth Sellars, actress (Chalk Garden), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1925-06-03 Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)
  • 1926-05-24 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (Mr Majeika), born in Glasgow
  • 1927-10-07 R. D. Laing, Govanhill, Scottish psychiatrist, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1930-07-27 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records, born in Glasgow (d. 2015)
  • 1931-04-29 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, born in Glasgow (d. 2002)
  • 1933-02-18 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way) (d. 1975), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1933-09-19 David McCallum, actor (Ilyla Kuryakin-Man From UNCLE), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1933-11-13 Adrienne Corri, actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1936-01-16 Michael White, British theater/film producer (The Rocky Horror Show), born in Glasgow (d. 2016)
  • 1937-05-30 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, born in Glasgow (d. 1994)
  • 1943-07-31 Carla LPGA golfer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1943-08-01 Andy Roxburgh, football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1943-11-03 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), born in Glasgow (d. 2011)
  • 1945-01-12 Maggie Bell, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945-03-18 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow (d. 2009)
  • 1945-09-05 Al Stewart, rocker (Year of the Cat), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945-10-05 Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1947-02-02 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow
  • 1947-11-06 George Young, rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1948-11-03 Lulu, singer/actress (To Sir With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1951-03-12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, The Pretty Things), born in Glasgow
  • 1951-08-01 David Jasper, British theologian (University of Glasgow)
  • 1952-06-12 Oliver Knussen, composer (Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-01-06 Malcolm Young, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-09-28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow
  • 1953-10-10 Midge Ure, rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1955-12-23 Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet (British Poet Laureate 2009-), born in Glasgow
  • 1956-09-12 Brian Robertson, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1958-04-14 Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor (12th Doctor in Doctor Who, The Thick of It), born in Glasgow
  • 1959-04-25 Billy Rankin, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-04-27 Sheena Easton, [Shirley Orr], singer (Sugar Walls), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-05-29 Mel Gaynor, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-07-09 Jim Kerr, rock vocalist (Simple Minds), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1961-02-22 Debbie Linden, actress (Kenny Everett Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland

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1961-04-14 Robert Carlyle, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), born in Glasgow, Scotland

  • 1961-06-22 Jimmy Somerville, Glasgow Soctland, rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards)

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1962-05-17 Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor, writer and comedian, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • 1963-11-28 Armando Iannucci, comedian and radio producer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1967-03-11 John Barrowman, Scottish born actor (Peter Fairchild-Central Park West), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1969-12-13 Tony Curran, Scottish actor (Gladiator, Underworld: Evolution), born in Glasgow, Scotland

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1987-05-15 Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player two-time Olympic champion (2012, 2016), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Famous Deaths