Scotland in History (Part 3)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events

Events 201 - 260 of 260

  • 1967-05-31 Bayern Munchen of West Germany wins 7th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rangers of Scotland 1-0 in Nuremberg
  • 1967-07-23 Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons
  • 1967-08-14 Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air
  • 1967-09-20 British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland
  • 1969-12-18 House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1978-08-05 The first all-seater stadium is opened in Aberdeen, Scotland; Aberdeen & London club Tottenham Hotspurs play a friendly to inaugurate the Pittodrie Stadium
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-10-04 Solheim Cup Women's Golf, Dalmahoy CC: Europe beats US, 11½-6½; Laura Davies of England wins all her 3 matches

LPGA Golfer Laura Davies
LPGA Golfer
Laura Davies
  • 1994-06-02 Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)

Sport awardGolf Major

1995-08-13 PGA Championship, Riviera CC: Steve Elkington of Australia wins his first major title in a playoff with Scotsman Colin Montgomerie

Golfer and PGA Champion Steve Elkington
Golfer and PGA Champion
Steve Elkington
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
Singer-Songwriter
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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Sport awardTennis Open

2012-09-10 US Open Men's Tennis: Andy Murray of Scotland wins his first Grand Slam event; beats defending champion Novak Đoković 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2

Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • 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 Ryder Cup Golf, Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland: Europe wins 16½-11½ to win Cup for 3rd consecutive time
  • 2015-01-04 Gary Anderson of Scotland wins the PDC World Darts Championship
  • 2015-05-02 Celtic wins the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 2018-05-01 Scotland is the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price on alcohol
  • 2018-08-05 English swimmer Adam Peaty breaks his own world record in 57.00 as he wins his 9th European 100m breaststroke title in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 2018-08-29 Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond resigns from the Scottish National Party amid sexual abuse allegatuons

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 811

  • 1846-08-23 Alexander Milne Calder, Scottish-American sculptor, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1923)

Person of interestAlexander Graham Bell

1847-03-03 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born British-American inventor (telephone), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1922)

  • 1847-08-22 Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1935)

Person of interestArthur Balfour

1848-07-25 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), born in Whittingehame House, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1930)

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • 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)

Person of interestRobert Louis Stevenson

1850-11-13 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish author (Treasure Island), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1894)

  • 1851-08-17 Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist and evangelist
  • 1852-05-24 Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, Scottish politician, born in London (d. 1936)
  • 1854-10-27 Sir William Alexander Smith, Scottish founder of the Boys' Brigade, born in Pennyland House, Thurso, Scotland (d. 1914)
  • 1855-03-27 Alfred Ewing, Scottish Physicist (magnetic properties of metals, hysteresis), born in Dundee, Angus, Scotland (d. 1935)
  • 1856-07-30 Richard Haldane, British viscount and lord-chancellor (Life of A Smith), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1928)
  • 1856-08-15 J. Keir Hardie, Scottish politician and 1st Labour representative in British Parliament, born in Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1915)
  • 1856-09-23 William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)
  • 1856-11-03 Jim McCormick, Scottish-born American baseball player, born in Glasgow (d. 1918)
  • 1857-05-15 Williamina Fleming, Scottish-born astronomer (d. 1911)
  • 1858-02-14 Joseph Thomson, Scottish geologist and early African explorer (Thomson's Gazelle), born in Penpont, Dumfries, Scotland (d. 1895)
  • 1859-02-13 William Strang, Scottish painter/engraver
  • 1859-03-08 Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (The Wind in the Willows), born in Edinburgh (d. 1932)

Person of interestArthur Conan Doyle

1859-05-22 Arthur Conan Doyle, British author who brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1930)

  • 1860-05-02 D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Scottish zoologist and classicist (On Growth & Form), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1948)
  • 1860-05-03 John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1936)
  • 1860-05-09 J.M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), born in Kirriemuir, Angus (d. 1937)
  • 1860-07-03 William Wallace, Scottish composer, born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1940)
  • 1860-08-03 William Kennedy Dickson, Scottish inventor (devised an early motion picture camera), born in Le Minihic-sur-Rance, Brittany, France (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)
  • 1863-09-13 Arthur Henderson, British Labour minister (Nobel Peace Prize 1934), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1935)
  • 1864-02-06 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
  • 1864-04-10 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1932)
  • 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 Alexander Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1957)
  • 1868-03-22 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1916)
  • 1868-06-05 James Connolly, Irish socialist (founder of the Irish Socialist Republican Party), born in Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1916)
  • 1868-06-07 Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator, born in Townhead, Glasgow (d. 1928)
  • 1869-02-14 Charles Wilson, Scottish physicist and meteorologist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel), born in Glencorse, Scotland (d. 1959)
  • 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 Baptist and Holiness Movement minister and writer (My Utmost for His Highest), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (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)

  • 1882-04-24 Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, born in Moffat, Scotland (d. 1970)
  • 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)

Person of interestPeter Fraser

1884-08-28 Peter Fraser, British-born New Zealand statesman and 24th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1940-49), born in Hill of Fearn, Scotland (d. 1950)

New Zealand Prime Minister Peter Fraser
New Zealand Prime Minister
Peter Fraser
  • 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)
  • 1886-07-23 Arthur Whitten Brown, British aviator (first nonstop airplane crossing of the Atlantic with John W. Alcock), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1948)

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, born in Stirlingshire, Scotland (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)
  • 1892-04-13 Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, Scottish physicist and developer of the radar and radio direction finding in WWII, born in Brechin, Scotland (d. 1973)
  • 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)
  • 1899-08-02 George Malcolm Thomson, British journalist, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 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)
  • 1900-09-08 Gavin Muir, American actor (Mary of Scotland, Johnny Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 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, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)
  • 1902-01-16 Eric Liddell, Scottish 400m runner (Olympic gold 1924) and Christian missionary in China, born in Tianjin, China (d. 1945)
  • 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, Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1982)

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

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 445

  • 1851-02-23 Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and playwright, dies at 88
  • 1852-09-04 William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (b. 1796)
  • 1854-04-19 Robert Jameson, Scottish naturalist (b. 1774)
  • 1855-02-20 Joseph Hume, Scottish doctor and social reformer, dies at 78
  • 1857-07-29 Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774)
  • 1859-09-19 John Pringle Nichol, Scottish Astronomer and educator, dies at 55
  • 1860-03-25 James Braid, Scottish surgeon (b. 1795)
  • 1862-12-20 Robert Knox Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist
  • 1867-05-23 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, dies at 74
  • 1870-05-06 James Young Simpson, Scottish obstetrician who popularized chloroform for medicinal use, dies at 58
  • 1871-10-22 Roderick Murchison, Scottish Geologist (Silurian system), dies at 79
  • 1872-06-16 Norman MacLeod, Scottish clergyman (b. 1812)
  • 1872-12-24 William John Macquorn Rankine, Scottish mechanical engineer and physicist, dies at 52
  • 1873-09-17 Alexander Berry, Scottish adventurer (b. 1781)
  • 1874-11-02 Thomas Anderson, Scottish Chemist (discovered pyridine), dies at 55
  • 1877-08-12 James Drummond, Scottish historical painter, (b. 1816)
  • 1878-06-06 Robert Stirling, Scottish inventor (b. 1790)
  • 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)

Person of interestThomas Carlyle

1881-02-05 Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian and essayist (The French Revolution), dies in London at 85

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle
  • 1883-05-20 William Chambers, Scottish author and publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding), dies at 83
  • 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
  • 1891-05-26 Frederick Bowen Jewson, Scottish composer, dies at 67
  • 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
  • 1897-06-25 Margaret Oliphant, Scottish novelist and biographer (Beleaguered City), dies at 69
  • 1899-06-13 [Robert] Lawson Tait, Scottish-born pioneering surgeon performed first salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy, dies at 54
  • 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)
  • 1907-08-18 John Kerr, Scottish physicist and pioneer in the field of electro-optics (electro-visually Kerr-effect), dies at 82

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
  • 1914-05-10 Sir William Alexander Smith, Scottish founder of the Boys' Brigade, dies at 59

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)
  • 1915-07-26 James Murray, Scottish lexicographer and philologist (Oxford English Dictionary), dies at 78
  • 1915-10-22 Andrew Noble, Scottish physicist who was a founder of the science of ballistics, dies at 84
  • 1916-08-02 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), dies at 48
  • 1917-05-20 Valentine Fleming, Scottish politician (b. 1887)
  • 1917-11-15 Oswald Chambers, Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement minister and writer (My Utmost for His Highest), dies at 43
  • 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 James Dewar, Scottish chemist and physicist (Dewarfles/cordiet), dies at 80
  • 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
  • 1933-05-15 Ernest Torrence, Scottish actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies from complications following surgery for gall stones at 54
  • 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 William Kennedy Dickson, Scottish inventor (devised an early motion picture camera), dies at 75
  • 1936-03-15 John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist, dies at 75
  • 1937-06-19 J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), dies at 77
  • 1940-12-16 William Wallace, Scottish composer, dies at 80
  • 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
  • 1948-06-21 D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Scottish zoologist and classicist (On Growth & Form), dies at 88
  • 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 Alexander Craigie, Scottish lexicographer (Skotlands Rimur), 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
  • 1960-08-10 FranFrank Lloyd, Scotland, actor and director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist, Blood on the Sun), dies at 74
  • 1961-02-08 William Duncan, Scottish actor (Hopalong Rides Again, Thunder Trail), dies at 81
  • 1962-04-12 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
  • 1963-03-05 Cyril Smith, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Sir Lancelot), dies from a heart attack at 70
  • 1964-12-01 J. B. S. Haldane, Scottish geneticist (b. 1892)
  • 1965-09-05 Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)
  • 1967-03-23 Duncan Macrae, Scottish actor (Casino Royale, The Little Kidnappers), dies at 61
  • 1967-05-18 Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), dies from natural causes at 75
  • 1968-04-07 Jim Clark, Scottish auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1965, world F1 Champion 1963, 65), dies in race accident at Hockenheim, Germany at 32
  • 1968-05-09 Finlay Currie, Scottish actor (Quo Vadis, Avengers), dies at 90
  • 1969-01-02 George Renevant [Georges de Cheux], French actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), dies at 74