Scotland in History (Part 6)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 865

  • 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 & former CEO (Crichton Foundation, Scottish Consumer Council), born in Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
  • 1940-04-13 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer, born in Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland (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, Scottish Bishop of Argyll and the Isles (1990-96), born in Glasgow, Scotland (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 , born in Lanark, Scotland
  • 1941-04-09 Hannah Gordon, British actress (Oh Alfie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 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, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 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 Bill Gibb, Scottish fashion designer, born in New Pitsligo, Scotland (d. 1988)
  • 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, Scotland
  • 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, Scottish bassist and singer-songwriter (Cream-White Room), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland
  • 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 and politician (MP for Glasgow Govan 1973-74), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • 1944-06-04 Roger Ball, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band), born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland
  • 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
  • 1944-09-21 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
  • 1944-12-12 Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor (Hellbound: Hellraiser II), born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
  • 1945-01-12 Maggie Bell, Scottish rock vocalist, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945-02-07 Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
  • 1945-03-18 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow (d. 2009)
  • 1945-05-29 Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State (Scotland)
  • 1945-06-04 Gordon Waller, Scottish singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • 1945-08-24 Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)
  • 1945-09-05 Al Stewart, rocker (Year of the Cat), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945-09-25 Onnie McIntyre, Scottish guitarist (Average White Band), born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • 1945-10-05 Brian Connolly, Scottish singer (Sweet), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945-10-27 John Kane, British actor and writer, born in Dundee, Angus, Scotland
  • 1945-11-23 Dennis Nilsen, Scottish serial killer
  • 1945-12-25 Mike Pringle, Scottish politician
  • 1946-01-12 Lady Cosgrove, Scottish lawyer & judge, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1946-01-26 Timothy Clifford, director (National Galleries of Scotland)
  • 1946-03-06 Richard Noble, Scottish businessman (land speed record 1983-97), born in Edinburgh
  • 1946-05-10 Donovan [Philips Leitch], Scottish musician (Sunshine Superman, Catch the Wind), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1946-06-01 Brian Cox, Scottish actor (Troy, Jason Bourne films), born in Dundee
  • 1946-07-09 Bon Scott [Ronald Belford Scott], Australian rock musician (lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC), born in Forfar, Scotland, UK
  • 1946-07-19 Alan Gorrie, Scottish rock bassist and singer (Average White Band), born in Perth, Scotland
  • 1946-10-14 Dan McCafferty, Scottish musician (Nazareth), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1946-10-15 Stewart Stevenson, Scottish National Party politician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1946-10-30 Ian McGeechan, Scottish rugby player
  • 1946-11-06 George Young, Scottish-Australian rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2017)
  • 1946-12-08 Graham Knight, Scottish musician (Marmalade)
  • 1947-02-02 Derek Shulman, Scottish musician (Gentle Giant), born in Glasgow
  • 1947-02-25 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Socceroos 1990-96), born in Rosewell, Scotland (d. 2003)
  • 1947-03-07 Helen Eadie, Scottish politician
  • 1947-04-16 Gerry Rafferty, Scottish guitarist and vocalist (Baker Street), born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland (d. 2011)
  • 1947-05-13 Robert "Rab" Noakes, Scottish singer-songwriter, born in St Andrews, Fife
  • 1947-05-31 Junior [William] Campbell, Scottish singer and guitarist (Marmalade), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1947-06-29 Michael Carter, Scottish actor, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • 1947-08-10 Ian Anderson, Scottish-born musician, singer, and songwriter (Jethro Tull), born in Fife, Scotland
  • 1947-09-06 Bruce Rioch, Scottish footballer and coach, born in Aldershot, England
  • 1947-09-27 Barbara Dickson, Scottish actress and singer (Answer Me), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1947-12-29 Vincent Winter, Scottish actor, born in Aberdeen, United Kingdom (d. 1998)
  • 1948-01-08 Gillies Mackinnon, Scottish film director & writer (Playboys), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1948-02-24 Walter Smith, Scottish football manager
  • 1948-03-17 Alex MacDonald, Scottish Footballer and football manager
  • 1948-03-25 Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter
  • 1948-05-08 John Reid, British politician (L), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • 1948-06-20 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1948-08-11 Don Boyd, Scottish director and producer (Goldeneye, 21, East of Elephant Rock), born in Nairn
  • 1948-11-03 Lulu [Marie Lawrie], Scottish singer (Together) and actress (To Sir, With Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1948-12-13 Brian Wilson, British Labour politician, born in Dunoon, Scotland
  • 1949-03-06 Martin Buchan, Scottish soccer player
  • 1949-05-21 Andrew Neil, Scottish newspaper editor, (Sunday Times), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • 1949-08-11 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1949-08-12 Mark Knopfler, British musician (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1949-10-08 Hamish Stuart, Scottish guitarist and singer (Average White Band), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1950-03-22 Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player (world champion 1982, 1989), (d. 2012)

Person of interestRobbie Coltrane

1950-03-30 Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor (Harry Potter films) and comedian, born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • 1950-05-01 Danny McGrain, Scottish soccer right-back (Celtic, 62 Scotland caps), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1950-05-06 Robbie McIntosh, Scottish drummer (Average White Band), born in Dundee (d. 1974)
  • 1950-11-17 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner
  • 1951-02-02 Ken Bruce, Scottish broadcaster (The Ken Bruce Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestGordon Brown

1951-02-20 Gordon Brown, British Labour Prime Minister (2007–10), born in Giffnock, Scotland

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown
  • 1951-03-04 Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager

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Famous Deaths