Scotland in History (Part 5)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 882

  • 1922-04-28 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (The Guns of Navarone), born in Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland (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, born in Burnbank, South Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1985)
  • 1922-10-08 Douglas Gray, Scottish record and film producer, born in Aberdeen (d. 1997)
  • 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, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom (d. 2006)
  • 1923-04-30 George Byatt, Scottish playwright (The Clyde Is Red) (d. 1996)
  • 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)
  • 1924-04-18 Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 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, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 2000)
  • 1925-04-18 Robert Crawford, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 2011)
  • 1925-05-08 Charles Jauncey, Baron Jauncey of Tullichettle, Scottish judge and advocate, born in Edinburgh (d. 2007)
  • 1925-10-28 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener, born in Nassau, Bahamas (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 architect, born in Glasgow (d. 1992)
  • 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
  • 1927-07-03 William MacMillan, Moderator of the General Assembly of Church of Scotland, born in Keith, Moray, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • 1927-10-07 R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1989)
  • 1927-10-10 Thomas Wilson, Scottish composer, born in Trinidad, Colorado (d. 2001)
  • 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)
  • 1928-10-02 Robin Duthie, British accountant and CEO (Britoil), born in Greenock, Scotland
  • 1928-10-28 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer (Hibernian, 28 caps), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2013)
  • 1928-12-13 W Gordon Smith, Scottish playwright, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1929-01-12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-born American philosopher, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1929-04-12 Elspet Gray, Lady Rix, Scottish actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tenko), born in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland (d. 2013)
  • 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)
  • 1929-09-17 John Stewart-Clark, British businessman and Member of the European Parliament (MEP), born in Dalmeny, Scotland
  • 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, British 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
  • 1932-05-08 Phyllida Law, Scottish actress (Much Ado About Nothing, The Time Machine), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 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], Scottish transplant surgeon who pioneered kidney transplantations in the U.K, born in Scotland (d. 2003)
  • 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, British industrialist and CEO (Scottish Tourist Board), born in Frinton-on-Sea, England
  • 1933-04-21 Ian Carr, Scottish jazz musician (Nucleus), born in Dumfries, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • 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
  • 1934-09-25 Struther Arnott, Scottish molecular biologist and chemist (cancer research), born in Larkhall, Lanarkshire (d. 2013)
  • 1934-10-02 Duncan Thomson, keeper (Scottish National Portrait Gallery)
  • 1935-01-08 Ian Bargh, Scottish-born Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Prestwick, Scotland (d. 2012)
  • 1935-02-08 Vincent Weir 3rd baron Inverforth, Scottish shipping magnate
  • 1935-02-14 David Wilson, Scottish administrator and 27th Governor of Hong Kong (1987-92), born in Alloa, Scotland
  • 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)
  • 1935-09-24 Lawrence Urquhart, Scottish businesman and CEO (Burmah Castrol)
  • 1935-10-15 Murdo Alex MacLeod, Free Church of Scotland minister, born in Ness, Lewis (d. 1995)
  • 1936-03-04 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
  • 1936-07-03 Eric Russell, English cricketer (England opening batsman early 60s), born in Dumbarton, Scotland
  • 1936-07-05 James Mirrlees, Scottish economist (Nobel 1996), born in Minnigaff, Scotland
  • 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), born in Griffith, Australia (d. 1977)
  • 1937-05-30 Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, born in Glasgow (d. 1994)
  • 1937-08-21 Donald Campbell Dewar, Scottish 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 489 of 489

  • 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
  • 1997-08-07 Douglas Gray, Scottish record and film producer, dies at 74
  • 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
  • 1997-12-27 Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, dies at 73
  • 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 (The Corn King and the Spring Queen ), dies at 101
  • 1999-10-01 Lena Zavaroni, Scottish singer and child star (Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me)), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 35
  • 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, dies at 75
  • 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
  • 2002-09-13 Douglas Black, Scottish physician and medical scientist (played a key role in the development of the National Health Service), dies at 89
  • 2002-11-03 Lonnie Donegan, Scottish singer-songwriter and the King of Skiffle, dies at 71
  • 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)
  • 2004-06-07 William Cramond, Scottish psychiatrist and vice-chancellor (Stirling University), dies at 83
  • 2005-05-23 Roderick Wright, Scottish Bishop of Argyll and the Isles (1990-96), dies at 64
  • 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, dies at 80
  • 2006-04-09 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, dies at 96

Person of interestMuriel Spark

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

Author Muriel Spark
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  • 2006-06-29 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer, dies at 66
  • 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
  • 2007-07-18 Charles Jauncey, Baron Jauncey of Tullichettle, Scottish judge and advocate, dies after a stroke at 82
  • 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)
  • 2009-02-25 Ian Carr, Scottish jazz musician (Nucleus), dies after suffering Alzheimer's disease at 75
  • 2009-07-17 Gordon Waller, Scottish singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), dies at 64
  • 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)
  • 2011-01-04 Gerry Rafferty, Scottish guitarist and vocalist (Baker Street), dies at 63
  • 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, English cricket batsman and captain (28 Tests, top score 188), dies from cancer at 72
  • 2013-04-20 Struther Arnott, Scottish molecular biologist and chemist (cancer research), dies at 78
  • 2013-06-09 Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59
  • 2013-07-22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer (Hibernian, 28 caps), dies at 84
  • 2014-01-13 Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer, dies at 82
  • 2014-04-04 Margo MacDonald, Scottish national broadcaster and politician (MP for Glasgow Govan 1973-74), dies at 70
  • 2014-09-09 Robert 'Trob' Young, Scottish musician (Primal Scream), found dead at 49
  • 2014-10-25 Jack Bruce, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream-White Room), dies at 71
  • 2015-09-09 Robin McDonald, Scottish rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas), dies at 72
  • 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
  • 2017-06-25 Gordon Wilson, Scottish politician (Leader of the Scottish National Party), dies at 79
  • 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
  • 2018-05-11 Scott Hutchinson, Scottish musician (Frightened Rabbit), found dead after a suffering from mental illness at 36
  • 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
  • 2018-07-02 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), dies at 70