Scotland in History (Part 6)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 811

  • 1944-09-21 Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)
  • 1944-12-12 Kenneth Cranham, Scottish actor
  • 1945-01-12 Maggie Bell, rocker, 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, Scotland, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)
  • 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 Owen "Onnie" McIntyre, Scotland, guitarist (Average White Band)
  • 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 judiciary figure
  • 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)
  • 1946-10-15 Stewart Stevenson, Scottish politician
  • 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, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1948-08-11 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, Scottish politician
  • 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, Scotland, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)
  • 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
  • 1950-11-17 Tom Walkinshaw, Scottish race car driver and race team owner

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
  • 1951-03-12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, The Pretty Things), born in Glasgow
  • 1951-03-17 Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
  • 1951-06-02 Dave Flett, Scottish rock guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Thin Lizzy), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1951-09-26 Stuart Tosh, Scottish musician
  • 1951-11-17 Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
  • 1951-12-15 Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer star
  • 1951-12-20 Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter
  • 1952-03-19 Derek Longmuir, rock drummer (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1952-05-03 Allen Wells, Scottish 100m sprinter (Olympic gold-1980), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1952-05-14 David Byrne, Dumbarton Scotland, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads-Burning Down the House)
  • 1952-06-12 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1952-06-26 Gordon McQueen, Scottish soccer player (Manchester United), born in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1952-12-27 David Knopfler, British singer-songwriter (Dire Straits), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-01-06 Malcolm Young, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-01-11 John Sessions, Scottish actor
  • 1953-03-26 William "Billy" Lyall, Scottish musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1989)
  • 1953-04-06 Patrick Doyle, Scottish film composer (Artemis Fowl, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Thor), born in Uddingston, Scotland

Person of interestTony Blair

1953-05-06 Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1997-2007), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

British Prime Minister Tony Blair
British Prime Minister
Tony Blair
  • 1953-05-06 Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer/manager
  • 1953-06-04 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), born in Dumbarton (d. 1979)
  • 1953-06-07 Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1953-06-20 Alan Longmuir, Scottish pop-rock musician (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2018)
  • 1953-06-29 Colin Hay, Kilwinning, Scotland, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work)
  • 1953-09-28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer/songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow
  • 1953-10-10 Midge Ure, rocker (Dear God, Ultravox-We Came to Dance), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1954-02-07 Brian Morton, Scottish writer
  • 1954-03-08 David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
  • 1954-04-09 Iain Duncan Smith, British politician, Leader of the Conservative Party (2001-03), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1954-12-31 Alex Salmond, Scottish politician (Scottish National Party) First Minister of Scotland (2007-14), born in Linlithgow, Scotland
  • 1955-03-31 Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)
  • 1955-06-13 Alan Hansen, Scottish football pundit
  • 1955-10-21 Eric Faulkner, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1955-12-23 Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet (British Poet Laureate 2009-), born in Glasgow
  • 1956-02-12 Brian Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1956-02-12 Brian David Robertson, Scottish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Motörhead), born in Clarkston, Scotland
  • 1956-03-30 Bill Butler, Scottish politician
  • 1956-06-03 George Burley, Scottish football player and manager
  • 1956-06-26 Azhar Cachalia, Scottish-South African leader (United Democratic Front), born in Scotland
  • 1956-08-15 Peter-John Vettese, British keyboardist (Jethro Tull), born in Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 1956-09-15 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer
  • 1956-12-29 Fred MacAulay, Scottish comedian
  • 1957-03-27 Billy MacKenzie, Scottish rock vocalist (The Associates-Affectionate Punch), born in Dundee, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • 1957-04-04 Graeme Kelling, Scottish pop guitarist (Deacon Blue), born in Paisley, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • 1957-04-13 Dallas Moir, Scottish cricketer
  • 1957-06-16 Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
  • 1957-08-04 John Wark, Scottish footballer

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