Scotland in History (Part 3)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events

Events 201 - 250 of 250

  • 1970-02-11 John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland
  • 1970-07-16 9th British Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1970-07-25 9th British Commonwealth Games close in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1971-01-02 A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
  • 1971-03-09 Three off-duty Scottish soldiers are killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army; 4000 shipyard workers take to the streets to demand internment in response
  • 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
  • 1973-12-25 Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)
  • 1979-03-17 The Penmanshiel Tunnel in Berwickshire, Scotland, collapses during engineering works, killing two workers
  • 1979-08-20 The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.
  • 1983-05-11 Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner's Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
  • 1986-07-24 13th Commonwealth Games open in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1988-12-21 Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland
  • 1990-04-24 Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.
  • 1992-10-04 2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats US, 11½-6½ at Dalmahoy CC Scotland
  • 1994-06-02 Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)
  • 1995-12-30 Lowest ever UK temperature recorded of -27.2°C iat Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands, equaling the record set at Braemar, Aberdeenshire on February 11, 1895 and January 10, 1982
  • 1996-03-13 At Dunblane Primary School, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide. Results in handguns being banned in the UK.
  • 1996-07-03 UK House of Commons announces that the Stone of Scone, aka the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish (and subsequently English and British monarchs), will be returned to Scotland after 700 years in Westminster Abbey

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1997-02-22 Dolly the Sheep, world's first cloned mammal (from an adult cell) is announced by the Roslin Institute in Scotland

  • 1997-02-23 Scientists in Scotland announce they have cloned an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"
  • 1997-09-11 After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.
  • 1998-12-26 Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland
  • 1999-05-12 Sir David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.
  • 1999-07-01 The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh
  • 2000-06-21 Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote
  • 2001-01-31 In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
  • 2002-10-27 The British ITV Network airs a regional service for the last time in England and Wales, LWT loses its identity completely

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2004-06-23 Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctorate of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • 2005-12-20 The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated
  • 2006-03-26 In Scotland the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force
  • 2006-08-10 Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial aircraft.
  • 2007-05-04 The Scottish National Party wins the Scottish general election and becomes the largest party in the Scottish Parliament for the first time ever
  • 2007-05-16 Alex Salmond is elected First Minister of Scotland. He is first Scottish National Party leader to be elected First Minister after winning a historic victory at the Scottish general election on the 3rd May.
  • 2007-06-30 A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack
  • 2007-07-01 Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.
  • 2008-10-13 HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse.

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2009-02-11 Uri Geller purchases Lamb Island, Scotland, previously known for its witch trials

Psychic, illusionist Uri Geller
Psychic, illusionist
Uri Geller
  • 2012-04-23 Rangers F.C. owner, Craig Whyte, is banned for life from any involvement in Scottish football
  • 2012-07-13 Financially troubled Scottish football club, Rangers, is voted into the third division
  • 2013-01-19 Four climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
  • 2013-03-24 Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship
  • 2013-05-20 The Church of Scotland votes to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers
  • 2014-02-04 Same-sex marriage is legalized in Scotland
  • 2014-05-17 St Johnstone FC win the Scottish Cup for 1st time in 130 years, defeating Dundee United 2-0
  • 2014-07-23 20th Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2014-09-18 Scotland votes to stay a member of the United Kingdom in an independence referendum
  • 2014-09-28 40th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 16.5-11.5 at Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
  • 2015-01-04 Gary Anderson of Scotland wins the PDC World Darts Championship
  • 2015-05-02 Celtic wins the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership

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2017-06-15 Scotland Yard launches criminal inquiry and British Prime Minister Theresa May announces a public inquiry a day after the Grenfell Tower fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 702

  • 1860-08-03 W. K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (d. 1935)
  • 1860-08-19 John Kane, Scottish-born US primitivist painter (Self-Portrait)

Person of interestTom Horn

1860-11-21 Tom Horn, American gunman and outlaw, born in Scotland County, Missouri (d. 1903)

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn
Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter
Tom Horn
  • 1861-07-25 Andrew Cowper Lawson, Scottish-Canadian Geologist who was the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault, born in Anstruther ,Scotland (d. 1952)
  • 1861-11-10 Robert T. A. Innes, Scottish astronomer (Proxima Centauri), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1862-08-29 Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (1908-09, 1910-13, 1914-15), born in Crosshouse, Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1928)
  • 1864-02-06 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
  • 1866-02-05 Arthur Keith, Persley Aberdeenshire, Scottish Anthropologist (human evolution)
  • 1866-03-28 Jimmy Ross, Scottish footballer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1902)

Person of interestRamsay MacDonald

1866-10-12 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), born in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland (d. 1937)

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1867-04-16 Spottiswoode Aitken, Scottish actor (The Birth of a Nation, The Avenging Conscience), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1867-08-13 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur)
  • 1868-06-07 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator, born in Townhead, Glasgow (d. 1928)
  • 1869-03-16 F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)
  • 1869-08-31 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1919)
  • 1870-08-04 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), born in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1950)
  • 1870-12-21 Sir Patrick Duncan, Fortrie, Banffshire, Scotland, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943)
  • 1873-04-11 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1955)
  • 1874-02-20 Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
  • 1874-07-24 Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)
  • 1875-08-26 John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)
  • 1875-12-03 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (d. 1955)
  • 1876-03-23 Muirhead Bone, etcher/engraver of architecture, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1876-04-17 Ian Hay [John Hay Beith], British novelist and playwright (Pip, Carrying On), born in Rusholme, Manchester (d. 1952)
  • 1876-09-06 John Macleod, Scottish-Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923), born in Clunie, Dunkeld, Scotland (d. 1935)
  • 1878-01-20 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers), born in Edinburgh (d. 1968)
  • 1878-06-26 Ernest Torrence, Scottish actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1878-07-08 Jimmy Quinn, Scottish footballer (d. 1945)
  • 1879-12-16 William Duncan, Scottish actor (Hopalong Rides Again, Thunder Trail), born in Dundee, Tayside, Scotland (d. 1961)
  • 1880-01-25 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, born in Hawick, Roxburghshire (d. 1958)
  • 1880-07-14 Donald Meek, Scottish actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1946)
  • 1880-08-24 Miles W L Killearn of Killearn, Scottish baron/diplomat

Person of interestAlexander Fleming

1881-08-06 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin; Nobel Prize 1945), born in Lochfield, Scotland (d. 1955)

  • 1882-05-30 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish runner (d. 1915)
  • 1882-07-08 John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley, British civil servant, politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1943-45), born in Midlothian, Scotland (d. 1945)
  • 1882-07-27 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), born in Bow, London, England (d. 1974)
  • 1883-03-20 Colin Campbell, Scottish actor (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1883)
  • 1886-02-02 Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 1886-04-21 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1976)

Person of interestJohn Logie Baird

1888-08-14 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, born in Helensburgh, Scotland (d. 1946)

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • 1889-07-20 John Charles Reith, 1st Baron Reith, British broadcasting executive and 1st director-general of BBC (1927-38), born in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland (d. 1971)
  • 1889-09-25 C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator (d. 1930)
  • 1891-05-07 Harry McShane, Scottish socialist (d. 1988)
  • 1892-03-25 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), born in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1967)
  • 1892-04-04 Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), born in Peterhead, Scotland (d. 1963)
  • 1892-08-11 Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)
  • 1892-11-05 J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (d. 1964)
  • 1893-08-10 Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)
  • 1894-04-23 George Renevant [Georges de Cheux], French actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), born in Paris, France (d. 1969)
  • 1895-05-19 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • 1896-07-19 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), born in Cardross (d. 1981)
  • 1897-03-25 John Laurie, Scottish actor (Hamet, The 39 Steps, Jericho, Island of Desire), born in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (d. 1980)
  • 1898-07-18 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • 1899-03-08 Eric Linklater, British novelist and poet (Blue Swallows), born in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1974)
  • 1899-09-21 Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th General of The Salvation Army, born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland (d. 1986)
  • 1900-02-08 John Cameron, Scottish judge, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1900-10-09 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Stage Fright), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1901-01-14 Bebe Daniels, American actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1971)
  • 1901-06-29 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Pride & Prejudice), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • 1901-08-13 Ian Whyte, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 1902-03-27 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, born in Blantyre (d. 2000)
  • 1902-06-03 Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)
  • 1903-08-23 William Primrose, violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestTommy Douglas

1904-10-20 Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician (Father of Medicare), born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 1986)

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas
  • 1905-03-05 Sophie Stewart, Scottish actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe), born in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1977)
  • 1905-08-20 Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1967)
  • 1905-08-24 Don Douglas, Scottish actor (The Black Castle), born in Kinleyside, Scotland (d. 1945)
  • 1906-07-18 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, born in Caputh, Blairgowrie, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1907-06-15 James Robertson Justice, British actor (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Moby Dick), born in Lewisham, London, England (d. 1975)
  • 1907-08-13 Sir Basil Spence, Scottish architect (d. 1976)
  • 1908-01-20 Ian Peebles, cricketer (Scottish leg-spinner, England 1927-31)
  • 1908-06-12 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1908-08-23 Hannah Frank, Scottish artist and sculptor, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • 1909-05-26 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United)
  • 1909-06-02 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, born in Brechin (d. 2006)
  • 1909-09-05 Archie Jackson, Australian cricketer, born in Rutherglen, Scotland (d. 1933)
  • 1909-09-29 Andrew Herron, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1910-11-14 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1911-03-11 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • 1911-03-17 Patrick Maitland, 17th Earl of Lauderdale, Scottish Unionist politician
  • 1911-07-09 Simon Fraser [Shimi], Lord Lovat, Scottish head of clan Fraser and cattle breeder, born in Inverness (d. 1995)
  • 1911-08-03 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1990)
  • 1912-01-19 Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
  • 1912-04-16 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 1913-03-06 Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 19690
  • 1914-04-29 Ewan Roberts, Scottish actor (The Day of the Triffids, Five to One), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1983)
  • 1914-05-26 Archie Duncan, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1979)
  • 1915-01-25 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Broughton (d. 1989)
  • 1915-03-29 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1915-05-27 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and filmmaker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)
  • 1916-01-04 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1916-10-28 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, born in Inverness (d. 1994)
  • 1917-02-25 Alex Gordon, Welsh architect, born in Ayr, Scotland
  • 1917-05-07 David Tomlinson, British actor (Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Helter Skelter), born in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England (d. 2000)
  • 1917-05-18 James Donald, Scottish actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings, In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), born in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • 1918-01-01 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)

Person of interestMuriel Spark

1918-02-01 Muriel Spark, Scottish writer (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2006)

Author Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark
  • 1918-09-27 James McCallion, Scottish actor (Coogan's Bluff, Vera Cruz), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1991)
  • 1919-05-01 Alwyn Farquharson, Scottish clan-captain/large landowner
  • 1919-05-21 Lord Maxwell, senator/prof (college of Justice Scotland)

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 363

  • 1879-11-05 James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist (speed of light), dies of abdominal cancer at 48
  • 1880-04-13 Robert Fortune, Scottish botanist (b. 1813)
  • 1889-05-18 Isabella Glyn Dallas, Scottish Shakepearean actress, dies at 65
  • 1890-05-07 James Nasmyth, Scottish Engineer and Inventor of the steam hammer, dies at 81
  • 1892-03-01 Archibald Scott, Scottish chemist, dies at 60
  • 1892-11-15 Thomas Neill Cream, Scottish serial killer, is executed at 42
  • 1892-12-11 William Milligan, Scottish theologian (b. 1821)
  • 1893-09-03 James Harrison, Scottish-born inventor (b. 1816)

Person of interestRobert Louis Stevenson

1894-12-03 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist (Treasure Island), dies at 45

  • 1895-08-02 Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • 1897-03-11 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist, evangelist, dies at 45
  • 1904-04-16 Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)
  • 1907-05-19 Benjamin Baker, English civil engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground, dies at 67
  • 1907-08-16 James Hector, Scottish geologist (b. 1834)

Person of interestWilliam Thomson

1907-12-17 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), dies of a chill at 83

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • 1908-03-11 Peter Milne, Scottish composer, dies at 83
  • 1911-05-21 Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (b. 1857)
  • 1912-07-20 Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and anthropologist (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books), dies at 68

Person of interestJohn Muir

1914-12-24 John Muir, Scottish naturalist, dies of pneumonia at 76

Environmental Philosopher John Muir
Environmental Philosopher
John Muir
  • 1915-01-13 Mary Slessor, Scottish missionary (b. 1848)
  • 1915-03-31 Wyndham Halswelle, Scottish athlete (b. 1882)
  • 1915-07-22 Sir Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer and inventor (b. 1827)
  • 1915-10-22 Andrew Noble, Scottish Physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, dies at 84
  • 1917-05-20 Valentine Fleming, Scottish politician (b. 1887)
  • 1918-03-10 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, dies at 61

Person of interestAndrew Carnegie

1919-08-11 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1919-08-20 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • 1921-10-23 John B Dunlop, Scottish inventor air tire (Dunlop Rubber), dies at 81

Person of interestAlexander Graham Bell

1922-08-02 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born British American inventor (telephone), dies of diabetes complications at 75

  • 1923-03-27 Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (b. 1842)
  • 1924-12-27 William Archer, Scottish critic/playwright (Green Goddess), dies at 68
  • 1928-12-10 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator, dies at 60
  • 1929-03-05 David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-born American automobile pioneer (b. 1854)
  • 1933-02-24 Spottiswoode Aitken, Scottish actor (The Birth of a Nation, The Avenging Conscience), dies at 65
  • 1933-05-21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • 1934-08-10 John Kane, Scottish/US miner/painter, dies at 73
  • 1935-01-07 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis), dies at 79
  • 1935-03-16 John Macleod, Scottish-Canadian physiologist (Nobel 1923), dies at 58
  • 1935-04-28 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, dies at 87
  • 1935-09-28 W.K. Dickson, Scottish inventor (b. 1860)
  • 1937-06-19 J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), dies at 77
  • 1941-05-07 Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (b. 1854)
  • 1945-02-21 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, dies of an inoperable brain tumor at 43 while interned at the Weihsien Internment Camp in Weifang, Shandong, China
  • 1945-12-31 Don Douglas, Scottish actor (The Black Castle), dies at 40

Person of interestJohn Logie Baird

1946-06-14 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, dies of a stroke at 57

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • 1946-11-18 Donald Meek, Scottish actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), dies at 86
  • 1948-08-10 Andrew Brown, Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
  • 1950-02-26 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), dies at about 75
  • 1951-09-09 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic, dies at 56
  • 1952-06-16 Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
  • 1955-01-07 Arthur Keith, Scottish Anthropologist, dies at 88

Person of interestAlexander Fleming

1955-03-11 Alexander Fleming, Scottish bacteriologist (invented penicillin), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • 1955-06-06 Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (b. 1875)
  • 1955-07-02 Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies at 82
  • 1957-09-02 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer, dies at 90
  • 1958-09-11 Robert W. Service, Scottish-born Canadian poet (b. 1874)
  • 1958-11-06 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, dies at 78
  • 1960-03-27 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Orchestra), dies at 58
  • 1962-04-12 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1964-12-01 J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (b. 1892)
  • 1965-09-05 Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • 1968-04-07 James "Jim" Clark, Scottish F1 Indianapolis 500 winner and World Champion (1963 & 1965), dies in an accident during a race at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1968-05-09 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • 1971-06-25 John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
  • 1972-02-19 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 1898)

Person of interestJohn Ford

1973-08-31 John Ford, American director (Stagecoach, The Searchers), dies at 78

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 1973-12-05 Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist and developer of the radar in WWII, dies at 81

Person of interestRobert Watson-Watt

1973-12-05 Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist (pioneered radar and radio direction finding), dies at 81

Physicist and Radar Pioneer Robert Watson-Watt
Physicist and Radar Pioneer
Robert Watson-Watt
  • 1975-04-03 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Sons & Lovers, Where Eagles Dare), dies at 42
  • 1976-02-21 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Meet Corliss Archer), dies at 74
  • 1976-08-19 Alastair Sim, Scottish actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75
  • 1978-01-18 Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill (b. 1890)
  • 1978-09-09 Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892)
  • 1979-09-27 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
  • 1981-09-29 Bill Shankly, Scottish football manager (b. 1913)
  • 1982-02-04 Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
  • 1982-05-01 William Primrose, Scottish violist (b. 1903)
  • 1983-09-24 Isobel Baillie, Scottish oratorio singer, dies at 88
  • 1984-04-15 Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (b. 1925)
  • 1985-07-09 Jimmy Kinnon, Scottish founder of Narcotics Anonymous (b. 1911)
  • 1985-12-12 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 1986-02-06 Frederick Coutts, Scottish 8th Salvation Army General, dies at 86
  • 1987-02-02 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (b. 1922)
  • 1989-08-23 R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1989-10-22 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), dies at 74
  • 1991-05-23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • 1992-02-16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • 1992-06-25 James Stirling, Scottish D-Day parachutist/architect, dies
  • 1993-10-04 Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
  • 1994-01-20 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • 1994-03-17 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • 1994-05-11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), dies at 63
  • 1994-08-14 Patrick Meehan, Scottish petty criminal, wrongly convicted of murder, dies at 67
  • 1994-09-26 Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77
  • 1995-01-14 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, dies at 68

Person of interestJames Herriot

1995-02-23 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

Novelist James Herriot
James Herriot
  • 1995-03-16 Lord Lovat, [Shimi], Scottish landowner, dies at 83
  • 1995-03-21 Robert Urquhart, Scottish actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed), dies at 72
  • 1995-10-24 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, dies at 87
  • 1996-01-23 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, dies at 85