Scotland in History (Part 7)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 811

  • 1957-10-30 Andy Archer, Scottish dramatist
  • 1957-11-30 Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian
  • 1957-12-22 Richard "Ricky" Ross, Scottish rock vocalist (Deacon Blue), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • 1958-04-11 Stuart Adamson, Scottish rock vocalist and guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland), born in Manchester, England (d. 2001)
  • 1958-04-14 Peter Capaldi, Scottish actor (12th Doctor in Doctor Who, The Thick of It), born in Glasgow
  • 1958-04-25 Fish, [Derek William Dick], Scottish vocalist (Marillion-Sugar Mice)
  • 1958-07-20 Mick MacNeil, Scottish musician (Simple Minds), born on the Isle of Barra
  • 1958-11-24 Roy Aitken, Scottish former footballer
  • 1958-12-14 Mike Scott, Scottish rocker (Blues Inc, Waterboys-Rainbow Warrior), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1959-01-21 Alex McLeish, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1959-04-25 Billy Rankin, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-04-27 Sheena Easton, [Shirley Orr], singer (Sugar Walls), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-05-29 Mel Gaynor, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-07-09 Jim Kerr, Scottish rock vocalist (Simple Minds), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-08-29 Eddi Reader, Scottish rocker (Fairground Attraction-Find My Love), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-11-02 Peter Mullan, Scottish actor and filmmaker (The Magdalene Sisters), born in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • 1959-11-22 Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1959-11-25 Charles Kennedy, British politician (Liberal Democrat leader 1999-2006), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1959-11-27 Charlie Burchill, Scottish pop guitarist (Simple Minds-Breakfast Club)
  • 1960-01-16 Richard Elliot, Scottish-born American jazz saxophonist (When a Man Loves a Woman cover), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1960-03-18 James MacPherson, Scottish actor (Taggart, Sometimes), born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 1960-03-23 Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
  • 1960-04-28 Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
  • 1960-11-03 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue), born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1960-12-23 William Sinnot, Scottish pop musician (Shamen-Move Any Mountain)
  • 1961-02-22 Debbie Linden, actress (Kenny Everett Show), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestRobert Carlyle

1961-04-14 Robert Carlyle, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty), born in Glasgow, Scotland

  • 1961-06-24 Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh

Person of interestForest Whitaker

1961-07-15 Forest Whitaker, actor and director (The Last King of Scotland, Platoon), born in Longview, Texas

  • 1961-08-24 Colin Angus, Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)
  • 1961-09-27 Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer
  • 1961-11-18 Steven Moffat, Scottish TV writer and producer (Doctor Who, Sherlock), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • 1961-12-29 Jim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat)
  • 1962-02-22 Les Wallace, Scottish darts player
  • 1962-03-05 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • 1962-03-28 Ged Grimes, Scottish rocker (Simple Minds), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • 1962-04-23 John Hannah, Scottish actor
  • 1962-05-13 Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet

Person of interestCraig Ferguson

1962-05-17 Craig Ferguson, Scottish actor, writer and comedian, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • 1962-05-19 Iain Harvie, Scottish rock guitarist (Nothing Ever Happens)
  • 1963-04-20 Kal Swan, Scottish heavy metal rocker (Bad Moon Rising), born in Raleigh, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-04-30 Steve Smith, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-08-29 Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer (Cocteau Twins), born in Grangemouth, Scotland
  • 1963-09-06 Pat Nevin, Scottish footballer (Chelsea, Everton), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-09-21 Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
  • 1963-10-24 John Hendrie, Scottish footballer
  • 1963-11-28 Armando Iannucci, comedian and radio producer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964-02-27 Ewen Vernal, British pop bassist (Deacon Blue), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964-04-08 John McGinlay, Scottish footballer
  • 1964-05-05 Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1964-06-12 Peter Such, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1993-), born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • 1964-12-11 Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist and bassist (Del Amitri), born in Glasgow
  • 1964-12-25 Gary McAllister, Scottish footballer
  • 1964-12-30 Duglas T. Stewart, Scottish musician (BMX Bandits)
  • 1965-01-20 Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer
  • 1965-01-22 Brian McCardie, Scottish actor
  • 1965-01-27 Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
  • 1965-03-04 Jonathan Shearer, Scottish castaway
  • 1965-03-23 Marti Pellow, Scottish musician (Wet, Wet, Wet - "Love is All Around"), born in Glasgow
  • 1965-07-09 David O'Hara, Irish-Scottish actor
  • 1965-07-19 Evelyn Glennie, Scottish percussionist
  • 1965-10-20 Norman Blake, Scottish musician (Teenage Fanclub), born in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire
  • 1965-11-24 Shirley Henderson, Scottish actress
  • 1965-11-25 Dougray Scott, Scottish television and film actor
  • 1965-12-06 Gordon Durie, Scottish footballer
  • 1965-12-07 Colin Hendry, Scottish footballer and coach, born in Keith, Scotland
  • 1965-12-20 Robert Cavanah, Scottish actor, born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 1966-08-26 Shirley Manson, Scottish singer
  • 1966-10-15 Douglas Vipond, Scottish pop drummer (Deacon Blue) and broadcaster, born in Elderslie, Scotland
  • 1966-10-26 Steve Valentine, Scottish actor (Crossing Jordan), born in Bishopbriggs, Scotland
  • 1966-11-08 Gordon Ramsay, British chef and reality television personality, born in Johnstone, Scotland
  • 1967-01-13 George Paterson, Scottish singer/songwriter DMP
  • 1967-03-11 John Barrowman, Scottish-American actor, singer, presenter and writer (Captain Jack Harkness-Doctor Who), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1967-04-17 Henry Ian Cusick, Peruvian-born Scottish actor
  • 1967-04-27 Tommy Smith, Scottish jazz musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1967-04-27 Erik Thomson, Scottish-New Zealand actor (Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1967-10-28 Kevin Macdonald, Scottish film director
  • 1967-11-07 Sharleen Spiteri Scottish singer and songwriter (Texas)
  • 1968-01-18 Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist
  • 1968-08-05 Colin Steele McRae, British rally driver, born in Lanark, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1968-08-25 Stuart Murdoch, Scottish musician (Belle & Sebastian)
  • 1968-08-28 Billy Boyd, Scottish actor (Seed of Chucky), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1968-09-06 Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer (Quite Ugly One Morning), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1968-11-23 Kirsty Young, Scottish television journalist, born in East Kilbride, United Kingdom
  • 1969-01-05 Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
  • 1969-01-13 Stephen Hendry, Scottish professional snooker player (record 7 World Championships), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1969-04-22 Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)
  • 1969-08-05 James Fuller, NFL/WLAF safety (N O Saints, Frankfurt Galaxy, Scotland)
  • 1969-08-11 Ashley Jensen, English actress (Extras), born in Annan, Scotland
  • 1969-11-13 Gerard Butler, Scottish actor
  • 1969-12-13 Tony Curran, Scottish actor (Gladiator, Underworld: Evolution), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1969-12-29 Allan McNish, Scottish race car driver
  • 1969-12-31 Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter and newspaper columnist
  • 1970-04-13 Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer
  • 1970-07-19 Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politician, First Minister of Scotland (2014-), born in Irvine, Scotland
  • 1970-12-22 Gary Anderson, Scottish darts player (world champion 2015-16), born in Musselburgh, Scotland
  • 1971-01-21 Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player

Person of interestEwan McGregor

1971-03-31 Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor (Trainspotting, Star Wars Episodes I, II, III), born in Perth, Scotland

Person of interestDavid Tennant

1971-04-18 David Tennant [McDonald], Scottish actor (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), born in Bathgate, Scotland

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths