Glasgow in History (Part 2)

Scotland: Edinburgh

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

  • 1946-11-06 George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • 1947-02-01 Adam Ingram, British politician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1947-02-02 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow
  • 1947-05-31 Junior [William] Campbell, Scottish singer and guitarist (Marmalade), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1948-01-08 Gillies Mackinnon, Scottish film director & writer (Playboys), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1948-11-03 Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer (Together) and actress (To Sir, With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1949-05-04 Zal Cleminson, Scottis guitarist (Alex Harvey Band), born in Glasgow
  • 1949-08-12 Mark Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1949-10-08 Hamish Stuart, Scottish guitarist and singer (Average White Band; Paul McCartney), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1950-05-01 Danny McGrain, Scottish soccer right-back (62 caps; Celtic), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1951-02-02 Ken Bruce, Scottish broadcaster (The Ken Bruce Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1951-03-12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, 1973-74; The Pretty Things, 1974-76), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1951-08-01 David Jasper, British theologian (University of Glasgow)
  • 1951-12-20 Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1952-06-12 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1952-12-27 David Knopfler, British singer-songwriter (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-01-06 Malcolm Young, Scottish guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • 1953-06-07 Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-09-28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1953-10-10 Midge Ure, Scottish rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1955-12-23 Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet (British Poet Laureate 2009-19), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1956-02-12 Brian Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Clarkston, Scotland
  • 1956-04-28 Jimmy Barnes [James Swan], Australian singer-songwriter (For the Working Class Man), born in Glasgow
  • 1958-04-14 Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor (12th Doctor in Doctor Who, The Thick of It), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-04-25 Billy Rankin, Scottish 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, Scottish rock vocalist (Simple Minds), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-08-29 Sadenia "Eddi" Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter (Fairground Attraction - "Find My Love"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1960-01-16 Richard Elliot, Scottish-born American jazz saxophonist (When a Man Loves a Woman cover), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1960-01-31 Grant Morrison, British comic book author, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1961-02-22 Debbie Linden, Scottish actress (Kenny Everett Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestRobert Carlyle

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

  • 1961-06-22 Jimmy Somerville, rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards), born in Glasgow, Soctland
  • 1961-12-23 Carol Smillie, British television personality, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1962-04-26 Grahame "Skin" Skinner, Scottish rocker (Hipsway), born in Glasgow

Person of interestCraig Ferguson

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

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • 1963-04-20 Kal Swan, Scottish heavy metal rocker (Bad Moon Rising), born in Raleigh, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-06-23 Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer (Senior PGA C'ship 2014-15, US Senior Open 2014), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-09-06 Pat Nevin, Scottish soccer winger (28 caps; Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-11-28 Armando Iannucci, comedian and radio producer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964-02-27 Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964-04-18 Niall Ferguson, British historian (Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, Civilisation: the West and the Rest), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964-06-26 Pamela Wright, Scottish golfer (US Open 9-hole record with 30 1994), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964-12-11 Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist and bassist (Del Amitri - "Roll To Me"), born in Glasgow
  • 1965-03-23 Marti Pellow [Mark McLachlan], Scottish pop singer, and musical theater performer (Wet, Wet, Wet - "Love Is All Around"), born in Clydebank, Scotland
  • 1967-03-11 John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter and writer (Captain Jack Harkness-Doctor Who), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1968-01-18 Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1968-08-28 Billy Boyd, Scottish actor (Seed of Chucky), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1968-09-06 Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer (Quite Ugly One Morning), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1969-12-13 Tony Curran, Scottish actor (Gladiator, Underworld: Evolution), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1971-02-13 Jim Reid, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1972-08-16 Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian, born in Pollokshaws, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1974-07-17 Laura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1974-08-23 Ray Park, Scottish actor, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1975-12-12 Craig Moore, Australian soccer defender and broadcaster (52 caps; Glasgow Rangers 175 games), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1976-02-23 Kelly Macdonald, Scottish actress, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1976-04-27 Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1976-07-27 Fernando Ricksen, Dutch soccer midfielder (12 caps; Glasgow Rangers), born in Hoensbroek, Limburg (d. 2019)
  • 1979-04-21 James McAvoy, Scottish actor (X-Men: First Class), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1979-04-23 Barry Fratelli, Scottish bassist (The Fratellis), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1979-06-25 Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer (Bournemouth), born in Glasgow
  • 1980-02-05 Jo Swinson, British politician, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1980-04-02 Adam Fleming, English news reporter (Daily Politics), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1981-03-13 Stephen Maguire, Scottish snooker player, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1983-04-14 James McFadden, Scottish footballer, born in Springburn, Glasgow
  • 1986-02-13 Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1986-05-15 Adam Moffat, Scottish football player, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestAndy Murray

1987-05-15 Andy Murray, British tennis player (Olympic gold 2012, 16; Wimbledon 2013, 16), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray

Famous Deaths