Scotland in History (Part 4)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 811

  • 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 Basil Spence, British architect, born in Bombay, India (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)
  • 1910-08-02 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), born in Glasgow (d. 1993)
  • 1910-11-14 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1911-01-30 Sir Alexander Ogston, British surgeon (discovered Staphylococcus), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1929)
  • 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)
  • 1911-10-26 Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (Poems to Eimhir and Other Poems), born in Osgaig, Raasay, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1912-01-19 Francis David Charteris, earl of Wemyss & March/Scottish landowner
  • 1912-03-13 James Friell, Scottish political cartoonist (Daily Worker), born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1912-03-27 Robert Watson Hughes, Scottish-Australian composer, born in Levan, Inverclyde, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1912-04-16 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 1912-07-12 Brodrick Haldane, Scottish photographer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1913-03-06 Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 19690
  • 1913-07-03 Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, British Royal Navy officer, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1913-07-25 John Cairncross, British civil servant and spy (5th man - Cambridge Five), born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1913-08-27 Donald M. MacKinnon, Scottish philosopher, born in Oban, Scotland (d. 1994)
  • 1913-08-30 Thomas F. Torrance, Scottish Protestant theologist, born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China (d. 2007)
  • 1914-04-11 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, born in Stirling, Scotland (d. 1987)
  • 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)
  • 1914-08-05 Anita Colby, American model, author and actress (Mary of Scotland, Cover Girl, Pepsi Cola Playhouse), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 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)
  • 1916-06-18 John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1916-06-29 David Donaldson, Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, born in Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 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
Author
Muriel Spark
  • 1918-06-06 Tom Scott, Scottish poet (Sea Dirge: A Mither's Keenin), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1918-09-07 Robin Lorimer, Scottish publisher (New Testament from Greek into Scots), born in Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • 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)
  • 1920-01-26 Derek Bond, British actor (Nicholas Nickelby, Armchair Theatre), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2006)
  • 1920-01-28 James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)
  • 1920-03-04 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (To Serve Them All My Days), born in Bearsden, Dumbartonshire, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • 1920-03-08 Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children, The Angel with the Trumpet), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • 1920-04-17 Joan Warburton, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1920-04-20 Ronald Speirs, American Army officer (CO of Easy Company), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1920-04-27 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (At Eighty), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • 1920-06-21 Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC), born in Knockando, Morayshire, Scotland (d.1994)
  • 1920-07-27 James Munn, Scottish educationalist and commissioner (British University) (d. 2009)
  • 1921-03-17 Donald Barron, Scottish accountant and CEO (Midland Bank), born in Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1921-09-16 William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland
  • 1921-09-30 Deborah Kerr, American actress (The King & I, Night of Iguana), born in Helensburg Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1922-04-28 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)
  • 1922-06-06 Ian Hamilton, Scottish composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1922-06-26 Campbell Adamson, British industrialist and CEO (Abbey National Pictures), born in Perth, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1922-08-12 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), born in Paisley (d. 1987)
  • 1922-10-05 Jock Stein, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 1985)
  • 1922-10-16 Robert Urquhart, Scottish actor (Dunkirk, Bulldog Breed, Dark Avenger), born in Ullapool, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1922-10-27 George Young, Scottish football player, born in Grangemouth, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1923-01-15 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (d. 2006)
  • 1923-05-06 Elizabeth Sellars, Scottish actress (Chalk Garden, A Voyage Round My Father), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1923-06-16 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962)
  • 1923-10-25 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • 1923-12-19 Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (Upstairs, Downstairs, The Professionals, The Great Escape), born in Glasgow, Scotland(d. 1990)
  • 1924-04-03 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, born in Bishopton, Glasgow (d. 1995)
  • 1924-04-16 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • 1924-06-09 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1924-07-14 James W. Black, Scottish pharmacologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1924-07-26 John Kilgour, British physician and director of prison medical services (Home Office), born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2008)
  • 1924-11-18 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Scottish jurist (d. 2000)
  • 1925-10-28 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006)
  • 1926-01-17 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and ballerina (Red Shoes), born in Dunfermline Scotland (d. 2006)
  • 1926-02-11 Alexander Gibson, British conductor and founder of the Scottish Opera, born in Motherwell, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1926-03-12 Gudrun Ure, Scottish actress (Super Gran, Lady MacBeth, BBC Sorcerer), born in Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland
  • 1926-04-03 Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), born in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 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 (The Stanley Baxter Moving Picture Show, Crook Anonymous), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1927-01-01 Patricia "Pat" Heywood, Scottish actress (10 Rillington Place, Lucky Feller), born in Gretna Green, Scotland
  • 1927-02-09 Donald Miller, CEO (Scottish Power)
  • 1927-03-29 Donald Ross, Lord Ross, Scottish judge, born in Dundee
  • 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
  • 1928-04-04 Jimmy Logan, British comedian (Mad Death), born in Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2001)
  • 1928-05-27 Thea Musgrave, Scottish composer (Mary Queen of Scots, Pontalba), born in Barnton, Edinburgh
  • 1928-06-29 Ian Bannen, Scottish character actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), born in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1999)
  • 1928-10-28 Lawrie Reilly, Edinburgh, Scotland, footballer (Hibernian, 28 caps), (d. 2013)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 445

  • 1969-05-01 Ella Logan [Ina Allan], Scottish actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man, Top of the Town), dies from cancer at 56
  • 1971-06-25 John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
  • 1972-02-19 John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (b. 1898)
  • 1972-05-24 Gavin Muir, American actor (Mary of Scotland, Johnny Trouble), dies at 71

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
  • 1976-02-11 Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • 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)
  • 1979-07-24 Archie Duncan, Scottish actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes), dies at 65
  • 1979-09-27 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), dies at 26
  • 1979-10-17 John Stuart, Scottish actor (Kittie, Superman, Number Seventeen), dies at 81
  • 1980-06-23 John Laurie, Scottish actor (Hamet, The 39 Steps, Jericho, Island of Desire), dies at 83
  • 1981-01-06 A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory), dies at 84
  • 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 (Method for Violin & Viola), dies at 77
  • 1983-01-10 Ewan Roberts, Scottish actor (The Day of the Triffids, Five to One), dies at 68
  • 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
  • 1987-01-27 Norman McLaren, Scottish-Canadian film animator and director, dies at 72
  • 1987-02-02 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (b. 1922)
  • 1987-06-06 Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor and playwright (Porridge), dies of stomach cancer at 64
  • 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
  • 1989-12-01 William "Billy" Lyall, Scottish musician (Bay City Rollers), dies of AIDS-related causes at 36
  • 1990-01-15 Gordon Jackson, Scottish actor (Upstairs, Downstairs, The Professionals, The Great Escape), dies after a short illness at 66
  • 1990-04-20 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), dies at 78
  • 1991-05-23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen), dies at 30
  • 1991-07-11 James McCallion, Scottish actor (Coogan's Bluff, Vera Cruz), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1992-02-16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies
  • 1992-03-27 Anita Colby, American model, author and actress (Mary of Scotland, Cover Girl, Pepsi Cola Playhouse), dies of lung disease at 77
  • 1992-06-25 James Stirling, Scottish D-Day parachutist/architect, dies
  • 1993-05-27 Roger MacDougall, Scottish playwright and screenwriter (The Man in the White Suit), dies at 82
  • 1993-08-03 James Donald, Scottish actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings, In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies of stomach cancer at 76
  • 1993-10-04 Jim Holton, Scottish footballer (b. 1951)
  • 1994-01-20 Matt Busby, Scottish soccer coach (Manchester United), dies at 84
  • 1994-03-02 Donald M. MacKinnon, Scottish philosopher, dies at 80
  • 1994-03-17 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
  • 1994-04-25 David Langton [Basil Muir Langton-Dodds], Scottish actor (The Avengers, Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • 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
Novelist
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
  • 1995-04-26 Hugh Morton, Baron Morton of Shuna, Scottish lawyer and judge, dies at 65
  • 1995-06-19 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, dies at 71
  • 1995-08-07 Tom Scott, Scottish poet (Sea Dirge: A Mither's Keenin), dies at 77
  • 1995-10-24 Ronald Selby Wright, Scottish Church of Scotland minister, dies at 87
  • 1995-12-24 Harry McLevy, Scottish trade unionist, dies at 59
  • 1996-01-23 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, dies at 85
  • 1996-02-03 Brodrick Haldane, Scottish photographer, dies at 83
  • 1996-05-30 John Cameron, Scottish judge, dies at 96
  • 1996-06-15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • 1996-07-24 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, dies at 60
  • 1996-07-31 Joan Warburton, Scottish painter, dies at 76
  • 1996-08-22 David Donaldson, Painter and Limner to Her Majesty the Queen in Scotland, dies at 80
  • 1996-08-22 Robin Lorimer, Scottish publisher (New Testament from Greek into Scots), dies at 77
  • 1996-11-24 Sorley MacLean, Scottish poet (Poems to Eimhir and Other Poems), dies at 85
  • 1997-01-10 George Young, Scottish football player, dies at 74
  • 1997-01-22 Billy MacKenzie, Scottish rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch), committed suicide at 39
  • 1997-02-04 James Friell, Scottish political cartoonist (Daily Worker), dies at 84
  • 1997-09-04 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, dies at 91
  • 1997-09-29 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, dies at 55
  • 1997-10-05 Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), dies at 71
  • 1997-12-07 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer dies at 54 from a suspected heart attack
  • 1998-01-13 Andrew Rutherford, Scottish scholar and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1994-97), dies at 68
  • 1998-12-21 Karl Denver, Scottish singer (b 1931)
  • 1999-01-11 Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
  • 1999-10-01 Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and Child star (b. 1963)
  • 1999-11-03 Ian Bannen, Scottish character actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park), dies in a car crash at 71
  • 2000-01-09 Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
  • 2000-04-01 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
  • 2000-07-07 Mary Armour, Scottish painter, dies at 80
  • 2000-10-09 Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1918)
  • 2000-10-11 Donald Campbell Dewar, Scotish politician (1st minister of Scotland's first Parliament in almost 300yrs), dies from health complications at 63
  • 2001-04-14 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2001-12-16 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (The Skids, Big Country), dies at 43
  • 2002-08-29 Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (To Serve Them All My Days), dies at 82
  • 2002-11-03 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, dies at 71
  • 2003-02-21 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Socceroos 1990-96), dies of cancer at 55
  • 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, dies at 80
  • 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