Scotland in History (Part 7)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 904

  • 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
  • 1947-09-16 Andy Irvine, Scottish rugby player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1947-09-27 Barbara Dickson, Scottish actress and singer (Answer Me), born in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • 1947-12-29 Vincent Winter, Scottish child 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 (Watchdog), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 1948-05-08 John Reid, British politician (L), born in Bellshill, Scotland
  • 1948-05-29 Linda Esther Gray, Scottish operatic soprano (Isolde), born in Greenock
  • 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 (BDO World Champion 1982, 89), born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland (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 (62 caps; Celtic), 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
  • 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
  • 1951-04-11 Jim Holton, Scottish soccer defender (15 caps; Manchester United, Coventry City), born in Lesmahagow, Scotland (d. 1993)
  • 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 football player (Manchester United), born in Cleland, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 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
  • 1952-09-08 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), born in Alyth, Scotland (d. 2015)
  • 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 (d. 2017)
  • 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
  • 1954-09-20 Anne Mcintosh, British member of European parliament, born in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland
  • 1954-12-25 Annie Lennox, Scottish vocalist (Eurythmics-Sweet Dreams, Why), born in Aberdeen, 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
  • 1955-07-03 Neil Clark, Scottish rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire
  • 1955-10-04 John Rutherford, Scottish rugby union fly-half (42 caps; British & Irish Lions 1983), born in Selkirk, 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
  • 1957-11-30 Colin Mochrie, Scottish-born Canadian comedian
  • 1957-12-07 Tom Winsor, British lawyer and economic regulator, born in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland
  • 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, Scotland
  • 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)

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