Edinburgh in History (Part 2)

Scotland: Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

  • 1944-07-03 Paul Young, Scottish actor (Another Time Another Place), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1946-01-30 Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1946-03-06 Richard Noble, Scottish businessman (land speed record 1983-97), born in Edinburgh
  • 1946-06-21 Malcolm Rifkind, British QC MP (Sect of State for Defense), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1946-10-15 Stewart Stevenson, Scottish National Party politician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1947-09-16 Andy Irvine, Scottish rugby player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1948-06-20 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1948-06-29 Charles McCorquodale, art historian, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1949-08-11 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1951-03-19 Derek Longmuir, Scottish rock drummer (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1952-05-03 Allen Wells, Scottish athlete (Olympic 100m gold 1980), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1953-03-26 Billy Lyall, Scottish rock keyboardist (Bay City Rollers, 1969-71; Pilot, 1973-76; Alan Parsons Project - Irobot), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1989)

Person of interestTony Blair

1953-05-06 Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1997-2007), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • 1954-04-09 Iain Duncan Smith, British politician, Leader of the Conservative Party (2001-03), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1954-06-28 A. A. [Adrian Anthony] Gill, British critic (The Sunday Times), born in Edinburgh (d. 2016)
  • 1954-09-20 Anne Mcintosh, British member of European parliament, born in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
  • 1955-10-21 Eric Faulkner [Falconer], Scottish rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1958-03-31 Pat McGlynn, Scottish pop guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1958-08-22 Ian Mitchell, Irish rocker (Bay City Rollers), born in Downpatrick, Ireland (d. 2020)
  • 1958-12-14 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc; Waterboys - "Rainbow Warrior"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1961-06-24 Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1965-12-20 Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1967-04-15 Frankie Poullain [Francis Poullain-Patterson], British bass player (The Darkness), born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1967-04-27 Tommy Smith, Scottish jazz musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1969-01-13 Stephen Hendry, Scottish professional snooker player (record 7 World Championships), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1969-08-25 Catriona Matthew, Scottish golfer (British Open 2009), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1973-09-26 Chris Small, Scottish snooker player, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1973-10-22 Kathy Butler, Edinburgh Scotld, Canad 3k/5k runner (Olympic-8-92, 96)
  • 1976-03-23 Chris Hoy, Scottish cyclist, most successful Olympic cyclist ever (7 Olympic medals), born in Edinburgh
  • 1978-03-30 Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player and coach, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1978-04-17 Jason White, Scottish rugby player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1978-11-16 Gary Naysmith, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1979-02-15 Gordon Shedden, Scottish auto racing driver, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1979-12-23 Kenny Miller, Scottish football player, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1982-12-31 Craig Gordon, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1983-10-30 Iain Hume, Canadian footballer (Kerala Blasters), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths