Scotland in History (Part 5)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 811

  • 1928-12-13 W Gordon Smith, Scottish playwright, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1929-04-12 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tenko), born in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland (d. 2013)
  • 1929-04-17 Lady (James) Mellon, CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)
  • 1929-07-10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish lawyer and politician (President of the Scottish National Party), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1929-07-23 Andrew Rutherford, Scottish scholar and Vice-Chancellor of the University of London (1994-97), born in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland (d. 1998)
  • 1930-01-04 Iain Cuthbertson, Scottish actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB), born in Glasgow, Lanarkshire (d. 2009)
  • 1930-04-10 Hugh Morton, Baron Morton of Shuna, Scottish lawyer and judge, born in Mukden, Manchuria, China (d. 1995)
  • 1930-06-12 Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver, born in Mytholmroyd, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1993)
  • 1930-07-27 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), born in Glasgow (d. 2015)

Person of interestSean Connery

1930-08-25 Sir Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer (James Bond films, Indiana Jones), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1930-12-04 Ronnie Corbett, comedian (The Two Ronnies), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1930-12-11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1931-02-16 Bobby Collins, Govanhill, Scotland, footballer (Celtic, 31 caps), (d. 2014)
  • 1931-02-26 Ally MacLeod, Scottish footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1931-03-29 James Weatherhead, moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland), born in Dundee (d. 2017)
  • 1931-04-29 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, born in Glasgow (d. 2002)
  • 1931-05-03 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1931-05-28 Raymond Miquel, chairman (Scottish Sports Council)
  • 1931-06-11 Kenneth Cameron, Baron Cameron of Lochbroom, Scottish judge, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1931-09-30 Ray Willsey, Regina Sask, WLAF def coordinator (Frankfurt, Scotland)
  • 1932-05-08 Phyllida Law, Scottish actress
  • 1932-05-10 Ian Leslie, 21st Earl of Rothes, Scottish nobleman
  • 1932-08-27 Antonia Fraser, British author and biographer (Mary Queen of Scots), born in London, England
  • 1932-12-10 Ross Taylor [Robert Murray Taylor], Calcutta, India, Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K
  • 1933-02-18 Mary Ure, Scottish actress (Reflection of Fear, Windom's Way) (d. 1975), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1933-02-27 6th marquess of Bute, Scottish large landowner/bibliophile
  • 1933-03-06 Kim Elgie, South African cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)
  • 1933-04-18 Alan Devereux, CEO (Scottish Tourist Board)
  • 1933-09-19 David McCallum, Scottish-American actor (Ilyla Kuryakin-Man From UNCLE), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1933-11-13 Adrienne Corri, actress (River, Doctor Zhivago), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1934-04-07 Ian Richards, actor (Montgomery-Ike), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1934-04-07 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (d. 2007)
  • 1934-05-10 William Lithgow, Scottish industrialist/multi-millionaire
  • 1934-09-24 Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer (Stockport County), born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland
  • 1934-10-02 Duncan Thomson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
  • 1935-01-08 Ian Bargh, Prestwick, Scotland, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (d.2012)
  • 1935-02-08 Vincent Weir 3rd baron Inverforth, Scottish shipping magnate
  • 1935-02-21 Mark McManus, Scottish actor (Taggart, Nightstick, 2000 Weeks, 12th Night), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • 1935-03-04 Nancy Whiskey, Scottish folk singer (d. 2003)
  • 1935-04-06 James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose, Southern Rhodesia-born hereditary peer of the Peerage of Scotland
  • 1935-09-06 Jock Wallace, Scottish football player and manager, born in Wallyford, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1936-04-03 James "Jim" Clark, Scottish F1 Indianapolis 500 winner and World Champion (1963 & 1965), born in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland (d. 1968)
  • 1936-04-09 Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish pianist, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1983-93), born in Grodno, Poland
  • 1936-07-05 James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1936-08-28 Harry McLevy, Scottish trade unionist, born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1936-09-14 Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (Excalibur, Spawn), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2011)
  • 1936-10-13 John Menzies, Scottish publisher and multi-millionaire
  • 1937-02-27 Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise)
  • 1937-05-30 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, born in Glasgow (d. 1994)
  • 1937-08-21 Donald Campbell Dewar, Scotish politician (1st minister of Scotland's first Parliament in almost 300yrs), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1937-08-22 Donald MacLeary, British ballet dancer (Royal Ballet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1937-08-27 Phil Shulman, Welsh rocker (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1937-08-28 Ian Campbell, 12th duke of Argyll, Scottish Campbell-captain and large landowner
  • 1937-10-04 Jim Sillars, Scottish politician
  • 1938-03-31 David Steel, Scottish politician
  • 1938-04-16 Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician
  • 1938-04-26 Willie Wood, Scottish bowls player, born in Haddington, East Lothian
  • 1938-07-18 Ian Stewart, Scottish keyboardist, road manager, and co-founder of the Rolling Stones, born in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland (d. 1985)
  • 1939-01-06 Murray Rose, Nairn Scotland, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-03-15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author
  • 1939-06-11 Jackie Stewart, Scottish auto racer, analyst (27 Grand Prix wins, 3-time World F1 champion), born in Milton, Scotland
  • 1939-07-27 James McGee, British pathologist and professor (Morbid Anatomy at Oxford), born in Mossend, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 1939-09-29 Jim Baxter, Scottish footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1940-02-24 Denis Law, Scottish footballer (Manchester United, Manchester City), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1940-02-27 Dame Barbara Kelly,Scottish civic activist and former CEO (Crichton Foundation, Scottish Consumer Council), born in Scotland
  • 1940-04-13 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer (d. 2006)
  • 1940-04-24 David Larter, Scottish cricketer (two-metre tall England pace bowler), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1940-05-14 Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), born in Dailly, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1940-06-05 Moira Anderson, Scotland, singer (Loch Lomond)
  • 1940-06-23 Derry Irvine [Alexander Andrew Mackay Irvine], Scottish politician (Labour Party) and Lord Chanceller of UK (1997-2003), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1940-06-23 Stuart Sutcliffe, rocker (Beatles), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1940-06-28 Roderick Wright, ex-Scottish bishop (d. 2005)
  • 1940-07-01 Craig Brown, Scottish soccer player/manager/administrator (Scotland manager 1993-2001), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1940-07-10 Tom Farmer, Scottish entrepreneur, born in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1940-12-14 Lex Gold, Scottish football administrator
  • 1941-06-06 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, born in Scotland (d. 2012)
  • 1941-11-22 Tom Conti, Scottish actor (Reuben, Reuben, American Dreamer), born in Paisley Scotland
  • 1941-12-31 Sir Alex Ferguson, Scottish football manager
  • 1942-04-12 Bill Bryden, British stage and film director, born in Greenock, Scotland
  • 1942-04-25 John Martin Dalby, Scottish composer, born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1942-07-27 Bobby [Robert Arthur Thornbury] Campbell, Scottish journalist and musician, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1942-11-16 Willie Carson, Scottish jockey
  • 1942-11-24 Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian and actor (Blue Money)
  • 1942-12-09 Billy Bremner, Scottish footballer (d. 1997)
  • 1942-12-27 Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1943-01-11 Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer
  • 1943-01-23 William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
  • 1943-02-18 Graeme Garden, Scottish writer (The Goodies), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1943-04-13 Eve Graham, Scottish singer (The New Seekers), born in Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross
  • 1943-05-03 John Costello, British military historian, born in Greenock, Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1995)
  • 1943-05-05 Andy Roxburgh, Scottish football player, coach and manager, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1943-05-14 Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)
  • 1943-07-18 Robin McDonald, Scotland, rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas)
  • 1943-08-20 Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor (Seventh Doctor in Doctor Who), born in Dunoon
  • 1943-11-03 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), born in Glasgow (d. 2011)
  • 1943-12-17 Ron Geesin, Scottish musician and composer
  • 1944-04-19 Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster
  • 1944-06-04 Roger Ball, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • 1944-07-06 Donald Ritchie, Scottish ultrarunner who set a world record, running 100 miles in 11:51:11 in 1979, born in Lossiemouth, Moray (d. 2018)
  • 1944-08-11 Ian McDiarmid, Scottish actor

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 445 of 445


Person of interestMuriel Spark

2006-04-13 Muriel Spark, Scottish author (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), dies at 88

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  • 2006-07-06 Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)
  • 2006-09-11 William Auld, Scottish poet, writer and supporter of Esperanto (b. 1924)
  • 2007-02-09 Ian Richardson, Scottish actor (b. 1934)
  • 2007-07-12 Forbes Johnston, Scottish footballer (Falkirk), dies at 35
  • 2007-09-15 Colin Steele McRae, British rally driver, dies following a helicopter crash at 39
  • 2007-10-16 Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (From Here to Eternity, The King and I), dies at 86
  • 2007-12-02 Thomas F. Torrance, Scottish Protestant theologist, dies at 94
  • 2007-12-29 Phil O'Donnell, Scottish footballer (b. 1972)
  • 2008-02-03 Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot (b. 1916)
  • 2008-02-23 Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot, first to land at Newfoundland Airport on January 11, 1938 (b. 1916)
  • 2008-05-15 Tommy Burns, Scottish footballer (b. 1956)
  • 2008-05-28 David Mitton, Scottish-born director (b. 1938)
  • 2008-10-08 Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children, The Angel with the Trumpet), dies of complications from pneumonia at 90
  • 2008-11-24 Kenny MacLean, Scottish musician (Platinum Blonde) (b. 1956)
  • 2009-01-29 John Martyn, British singer songwriter, dies at 60
  • 2009-09-04 Iain Cuthbertson, Scottish actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB), dies at 79
  • 2009-10-06 Douglas Campbell, Scottish born Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2009-12-02 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), dies at 64
  • 2010-01-19 Bill McLaren Scottish rugby commentator (b. 1923)
  • 2010-03-22 James W. Black, Scottish Nobel Prize-winning doctor and medical research scientist (b. 1924)
  • 2010-08-11 Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Scottish Conservative politician (1959-2001), dies at 86
  • 2010-08-16 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, dies at 86
  • 2010-08-17 Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (At Eighty), dies at 90
  • 2010-10-28 Gerard Kelly, Scottish actor (b. 1959)
  • 2011-10-05 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (Pentangle), dies at 67
  • 2011-12-16 Nicol Williamson, Scottish actor (Excalibur), dies of esophageal cancer at 75
  • 2012-01-06 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Scottish painter and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 2012-03-24 Jocky Wilson, Scottish world champion darts player, dies at 62
  • 2012-07-21 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, dies from cancer at 72
  • 2013-02-18 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tokyo), dies at 83
  • 2013-04-19 Mike Denness, Scottish cricketer, dies from cancer at 72
  • 2013-06-09 Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59
  • 2013-07-22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
  • 2014-01-13 Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer, dies at 82
  • 2014-09-09 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • 2015-09-17 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, dies at 91
  • 2015-10-08 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), dies at 64
  • 2015-11-09 Andy [Andrew] White, Scottish drummer, drummed on early Beatles records ("Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You"), dies at 85
  • 2015-12-30 Donald Barron, Scottish accountant and CEO (Midland Bank), dies at 94
  • 2016-10-30 John Young, Scottish actor and TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 80
  • 2017-10-22 George Young, Scottish-Australian musician, songwriter and record producer (the Easybeats, Flash and the Pan), dies at 70
  • 2018-01-09 Tommy Lawrence, Scottish football player and goalkeeper (Liverpool, Tranmere Rovers), dies at 77
  • 2018-06-16 Donald Ritchie, Scottish ultrarunner who set a world record, running 100 miles in 11:51:11 in 1979, dies of health complications at 73
  • 2018-06-20 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), dies at 70