Scotland in History (Part 4)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 655

  • 1926-04-22 James Stirling, Scottish D-day-parachutist/architect/knight
  • 1926-04-26 Michael Joughin, CEO (Scottish Hydro-Electric)
  • 1926-05-17 David Ogilvy, Earl of Airlie, Scottish peer, Lord Chamberlain to Queen Elizabeth, born in London
  • 1926-05-24 Stanley Baxter, Scottish actor (Mr Majeika), born in Glasgow
  • 1927-01-01 Pat Heywood, Scottish actress
  • 1927-02-09 Donald Miller, CEO (Scottish Power)
  • 1927-03-29 Donald Ross [Lord Ross], Dundee, Scottish judge
  • 1927-04-12 Patrick Meehan, Scottish petty criminal, wrongly convicted of murder
  • 1927-10-07 R. D. Laing, Govanhill, Scottish psychiatrist, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1928-05-27 Thea Musgrave, Barnton Midlothian Scot, composer (Mary Queen of Scots)
  • 1928-06-29 Ian Bannen, Airdrie Scotland, actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park)
  • 1928-10-28 Lawrie Reilly, Edinburgh, Scotland, footballer (Hibernian, 28 caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1928-12-13 W Gordon Smith, Scottish playwright, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1929-04-17 Lady (James) Mellon, CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)
  • 1929-07-10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish politician
  • 1930-04-10 Lord Morton, of Shauna, senator (College of Justice, Scotland)
  • 1930-06-12 Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1930-07-27 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records, born in Glasgow (d. 2015)

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1930-08-25 Sean Connery, actor (James Bond films), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1930-12-04 Ronnie Corbett, comedian (The Two Ronnies), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1930-12-11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1931-02-16 Bobby Collins, Govanhill, Scotland, footballer (Celtic, 31 caps), (d. 2014)
  • 1931-02-26 Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1931-03-29 James Weatherhead, moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1931-04-29 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, born in Glasgow (d. 2002)
  • 1931-05-03 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1931-05-28 Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)
  • 1931-09-30 Ray Willsey, Regina Sask, WLAF def coordinator (Frankfurt, Scotland)
  • 1932-05-08 Phyllida Law, Scottish actress
  • 1932-05-10 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • 1932-08-27 Antonia Fraser, biographer (Mary Queen of Scots)
  • 1932-12-10 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K
  • 1933-02-18 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way) (d. 1975), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1933-02-27 6th marquess of Bute, Scottish large landowner/bibliophile
  • 1933-03-06 Kim Elgie, cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)
  • 1933-04-18 Alan Devereux, CEO (Scottish Tourist Board)
  • 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)
  • 1934-04-07 Ian Richards, actor (Montgomery-Ike), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1934-04-07 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (d. 2007)
  • 1934-05-10 William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 1934-09-24 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • 1934-10-02 Duncan Thompson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
  • 1935-01-08 Ian Bargh, Prestwick, Scotland, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (d.2012)
  • 1935-02-08 Vincent Weir 3rd baron Inverforth, Scottish shipping magnate
  • 1935-02-21 Mark McManus, Scottish actor (Taggart, Nightstick, 2000 Weeks, 12th Night), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • 1935-03-04 Nancy Whiskey, Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
  • 1935-04-06 James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose, Southern Rhodesia-born hereditary peer of the Peerage of Scotland
  • 1935-09-06 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, born in Wallyford, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1936-03-04 Jim Clark, Scottish Formula One driver (World Champion 1963,65), born in Kilmany, Fife (d. 1968)
  • 1936-07-05 James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1936-09-14 Nicol Williamson, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scottish actor (Excalibur, Spawn)
  • 1936-10-13 John Menzies, Scottish publisher/banker/multi-millionaire
  • 1937-02-27 Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise)
  • 1937-05-30 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, born in Glasgow (d. 1994)
  • 1937-08-28 12th duke of Argyll, Scottish Campbell-captain/large landowner
  • 1937-10-04 Jim Sillars, Scottish politician
  • 1938-03-31 David Steel, Scottish politician
  • 1938-04-16 Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician
  • 1938-04-23 Russell Hillhouse, under-sect Scottish Office
  • 1938-04-26 Willie Wood, Scottish bowls player, born in Haddington, East Lothian
  • 1938-07-18 Ian Stewart, Scottish pianist (d. 1985)
  • 1939-01-06 Murray Rose, Nairn Scotland, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-03-15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • 1939-06-11 Jackie Stewart, Scotland, driver/sports announcer (27 Grand Prix)
  • 1939-09-29 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1940-02-24 Denis Law, Scottish footballer (Manchester United, Manchester City), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1940-02-27 Barbara Kelly, CEO (Scottish Consumer Council)
  • 1940-04-13 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1940-06-05 Moira Anderson, Scotland, singer (Loch Lomond)
  • 1940-06-23 Stuart Sutcliffe, rocker (Beatles), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1940-06-28 Roderick Wright, ex-Scottish bishop (d. 2005)
  • 1940-07-10 Tom Farmer, Scottish entrepreneur
  • 1940-12-14 Lex Gold, Scottish football administrator
  • 1941-06-06 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, (d. 2012)
  • 1941-11-22 Tom Conti, Paisley Scotland, actor (Reuben Reuben, American Dreamer)
  • 1941-12-31 Sir Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager
  • 1942-11-16 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • 1942-11-24 Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)
  • 1942-12-09 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (d. 1997)
  • 1942-12-27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1943-01-11 Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer
  • 1943-01-23 William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
  • 1943-02-18 Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
  • 1943-04-13 Eve Graham, Scottish singer (The New Seekers), born in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross
  • 1943-05-14 Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)
  • 1943-07-18 Robin McDonald, Scotland, rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & Dakotas)
  • 1943-08-01 Andy Roxburgh, football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1943-08-20 Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor (Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Dunoon
  • 1943-11-03 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), born in Glasgow (d. 2011)
  • 1943-12-17 Ron Geesin, Scottish musician and composer
  • 1944-04-19 Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster
  • 1944-06-04 Roger Ball, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • 1944-08-11 Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor
  • 1944-09-21 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
  • 1944-12-12 Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor
  • 1945-01-12 Maggie Bell, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945-02-07 Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
  • 1945-03-18 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow (d. 2009)
  • 1945-05-29 Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State (Scotland)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 343 of 343

  • 2002-11-03 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, dies at 71
  • 2003-02-21 Eddie Thomson, Scottish football player and coach (b. 1947)
  • 2003-10-24 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K., dies from cancer of the stomach at 70
  • 2004-03-04 John McGeoch, Scottish musician (b. 1955)
  • 2004-04-19 Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
  • 2005-07-22 Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)
  • 2005-11-21 Alfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (b. 1896)
  • 2006-01-31 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) and ballerina (b. 1926)
  • 2006-03-03 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (b. 1923)
  • 2006-03-13 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (b. 1944)
  • 2006-03-27 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (b. 1925)
  • 2006-04-09 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, dies at 96

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2006-04-13 Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

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  • 2006-07-06 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2006-09-11 William Auld, Scottish poet, writer and supporter of Esperanto (b. 1924)
  • 2007-02-09 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
  • 2007-09-15 Colin McRae, Scottish rally driver (b. 1968)
  • 2007-10-16 Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (From Here to Eternity, The King and I) dies at 86
  • 2007-12-29 Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (b. 1972)
  • 2008-02-03 Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot (b. 1916)
  • 2008-02-23 Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot, first to land at Newfoundland Airport on January 11, 1938 (b. 1916)
  • 2008-05-15 Tommy Burns, Scottish footballer (b. 1956)
  • 2008-05-28 David Mitton, Scottish-born director (b. 1938)
  • 2008-11-24 Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
  • 2009-01-29 John Martyn, British singer songwriter, dies at 60
  • 2009-10-06 Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2009-12-02 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), dies at 64
  • 2010-01-19 Bill McLaren Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)
  • 2010-03-22 James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)
  • 2010-10-28 Gerard Kelly, Scottish actor (b. 1959)
  • 2011-10-05 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), dies at 67
  • 2011-12-16 Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (Excalibur), dies of esophageal cancer at 75
  • 2012-01-06 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Scottish painter and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 2012-03-24 Jocky Wilson, Scottish world champion darts player, dies at 62
  • 2012-07-21 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, dies from cancer at 72
  • 2013-02-18 Elspet Gray, Scottish actress, dies at 83
  • 2013-04-19 Mike Denness, Scottish cricketer, dies from cancer at 72
  • 2013-06-09 Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59
  • 2013-07-22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
  • 2014-01-13 Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer, dies at 82
  • 2014-09-09 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • 2015-10-08 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), dies at 64
  • 2015-11-09 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records, dies at 85