Scotland in History (Part 7)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 865

  • 1951-03-12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, The Pretty Things), born in Glasgow
  • 1951-03-17 Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
  • 1951-03-19 Derek Longmuir, Scottish rock drummer (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1951-04-25 Ian McCartney, British MP for Makerfield (1987-10), born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • 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 (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 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, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1952-05-03 Allen Wells, Scottish athlete (Olympic 100m 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, Scottish 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
  • 1953-06-29 Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work), born in Saltcoats, Scotland
  • 1953-09-28 Jim Diamond, Scottish singer-songwriter (I Should Have Known Better), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 1953-10-10 Midge Ure, Scottish 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 player and BBC television football pundit, born in Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, Scotland
  • 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 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, born in Perth, United Kingdom
  • 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, Maltese-Scottish cricketer, born in Imtarfa, Malta
  • 1957-06-16 Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)
  • 1957-08-04 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • 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), born in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
  • 1958-04-26 John Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute, British racing driver, born in Rothesay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
  • 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, Scottish 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, Scottish 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

  • 1961-05-02 Doctor Robert [Bruce Robert Howard], Scottish singer-songwriter (The Blow Monkeys), born in Haddington, Scotland
  • 1961-06-24 Iain Glen, Scottish actor (Game of Thrones, Resident Evil), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

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), born in East Kilbride, United Kingdom
  • 1962-02-22 Les Wallace, Scottish darts player, born in Forres, United Kingdom
  • 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 (Four Weddings and a Funeral), born in East Kilbride, Scotland
  • 1962-04-26 Grahame "Skin" Skinner, Scottish rocker (Hipsway), born in Glasgow
  • 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
  • 1964-04-18 Niall Ferguson, British historian (Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World, Civilisation: the West and the Rest), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1964-05-05 Lorraine McIntosh, Scottish pop singer (Deacon Blues) and actress, born in Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1964-05-24 Elizabeth McColgan, British running star (world record 5 km indoor), born in Dundee, Scotland

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Famous Deaths