Scotland in History (Part 7)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 890

  • 1948-01-08 Gillies Mackinnon, Scottish film director & writer (Playboys), born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1948-02-24 Walter Smith, Scottish football manager (Rangers, Everton; Scotland 2004-07), born in Lanark, Scotland (d. 2021)
  • 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 - "Saturday Night"), 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 ("Boom Bang-a-Bang"; "The Boat That I Row"), actress (To Sir, With Love), and television personality, 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 singer-songwriter, guitarist (Dire Straits - "Walk Of Life"; "Sultans Of Swing"; The Notting Hillbillies), and film score composer (Local Hero; Princess Bride), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1949-10-08 Hamish Stuart, Scottish bass player, guitarist and singer (Average White Band;, 1972-82; Paul McCartney, 1989-93; Ringo's All-Starr 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)

Robbie ColtraneRobbie Coltrane (1950-2022)

1950-03-30 Scottish comedian and BAFTA Award-winning actor (Cracker; Harry Potter films; Nuns on the Run), born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

  • 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 - "Pick Up The Pieces"), 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

Gordon BrownGordon Brown (71 years old)

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

  • 1951-03-04 Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
  • 1951-03-12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, 1973-74; The Pretty Things, 1974-76), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1951-03-17 Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer, born in Cowdenbeath, Scotland
  • 1951-03-19 Derek Longmuir, Scottish rock drummer (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), 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 drummer, and singer (The Alan Parsons Project; 10cc), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1951-11-17 Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)
  • 1951-12-15 Joe Jordan, Scottish soccer forward (52 caps; Leeds, Manchester United) and manager (Bristol City, Hearts, Stoke City), born in Cleland, 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, Scottish-American rock singer-songwriter (Talking Heads - "Burning Down the House"; "Psycho Killer"), born in Dumbarton Scotland
  • 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 defender (30 caps; St. Mirren FC, Leeds United, Manchester United) and manager (Airdrieonians FC), born in Kilbirnie, 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 - 1977-80 - "Sultans of Swing", 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 and comedian (Whose Line Is It Anyway), born in Largs, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • 1953-03-26 Billy Lyall, Scottish rock keyboardist (Bay City Rollers, 1969-71; Pilot, 1973-76; Alan Parsons Project - Irobot), 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
  • 1953-05-06 Graeme Souness, Scottish soccer midfielder (54 caps; Middlesbrough FC, Liverpool FC 247 games) and manager (FA Cup: 1991–92 Liverpool; 3 x SPD Rangers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Tony BlairTony Blair (69 years old)

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

  • 1953-06-04 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Thunderclap Newman; Wings), born in Dumbarton, Scotland (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 - "Who Can It Be Now?"), 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 (James) "Midge" Ure, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and synth player ("Dear God"; Ultravox - "We Came to Dance"; Band Aid - "Do They Know It's Christmas?"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1954-02-07 Brian Morton, Scottish writer
  • 1954-03-08 David Wilkie MBE, Scottish swimmer (Olympic gold 200m breaststroke 1976; World C 'ship gold 200m breaststroke 1973, 75, 100m 1975), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 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"; solo - "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, Scottish rock guitarist (AC/DC - "Highway to Hell"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1955-06-13 Alan Hansen, Scottish soccer defender (26 caps; Liverpool 434 games) and broadcaster (BBC Match of the Day), born in Sauchie, Scotland
  • 1955-07-03 Neil Clark, Scottish rock guitarist (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - "Brand New Friend"), born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • 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 [Falconer], Scottish rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1955-12-23 Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet (British Poet Laureate 2009-19), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 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, Scottish keyboardist (Jethro Tull, 1982-89), songwriter, arranger, and producer born in Scotland, United Kingdom
  • 1956-09-15 Maggie Reilly, Scottish folk singer, born in Moodiesburn, Scotland
  • 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, Scottish actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show), born in Hamilton, Scotland
  • 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"; "In A Big Country"), 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 keyboardist (Simple Minds - "Don't You Forget About Me"), born on the Isle of Barra, Scotland
  • 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 rock guitarist, born in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, Scotland
  • 1959-04-27 Sheena Easton [Orr], Scottish singer ("9 to 5 (Morning Train)"; "For Your Eyes Only"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-05-29 Mel Gaynor, British rock drummer (Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"; "Alive And Kicking"), born in Balham, London, England
  • 1959-07-09 Jim Kerr, Scottish rock singer-songwriter (Simple Minds - "Don't You (Forget About Me)"; "Alive And Kicking"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959-08-29 (Sadenia) "Eddi" Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter (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 - "Don't You, Forget About Me"; "Belfast Child"), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1960-01-16 Richard Elliot, Scottish-born American jazz saxophonist ("When a Man Loves a Woman"), 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 (Inspector Rebus crime novels), born in Cardenden, Scotland
  • 1960-11-03 James Prime, British rock keyboardist (Deacon Blue), born in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland
  • 1960-12-23 William Sinnot, Scottish techno-dance pop singer and musician (Shamen - "Move Any Mountain"), born in Glasgow (d. 1990)

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