Scotland in History (Part 8)

Scotland: Edinburgh - Glasgow

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 900

  • 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 techno-dance pop singer and musician (Shamen - "Move Any Mountain"), born in Glasgow (d. 1990)
  • 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 rock singer-songwriter (The Jesus and Mary Chain; Freeheat), born in East Kilbride, Scotland
  • 1962-01-03 Gavin Hastings OBE, Scottish rugby union fullback and captain (61 caps Scotland, 6 caps British Lions; Watsonians, London Scottish, Cambridge University), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1962-02-22 Les Wallace, Scottish darts player (BDO World Champion 1997), born in Forres, Scotland
  • 1962-03-05 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish rock musicians (The Proclaimers - "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"), born in Leith, Scotland
  • 1962-03-28 Ged Grimes, Scottish rock bassist, and producer (Danny Wilson; Deacon Blue; 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 soccer winger (28 caps; Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1963-09-21 Angus Macfadyen, Scottish actor
  • 1963-10-24 John Hendrie, Scottish footballer, born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • 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 (Bolton Wanderers), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 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
  • 1964-06-12 Peter Such, English cricketer (England off-spinner 1993-), born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • 1964-12-04 Scott Hastings, Scottish rugby union centre and broadcaster (65 caps; 2 caps British & Irish Lions; Watsonians RFC), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1964-12-11 Justin Currie, Scottish rock vocalist and bassist (Del Amitri - "Roll To Me"), 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, born in Stranraer, United Kingdom
  • 1965-01-22 Brian McCardie, Scottish actor, born in Bellshill, United Kingdom
  • 1965-01-27 Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
  • 1965-03-04 Jonathan Shearer, Scottish castaway
  • 1965-03-23 Marti Pellow [Mark McLachlan], Scottish pop singer, and musical theater performer (Wet, Wet, Wet - "Love Is All Around"), born in Clydebank, Scotland
  • 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, born in Paisley, Scotland
  • 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
  • 1966-04-15 Graeme Clark, Scottish bassist (Wet Wet Wet - "Angel Eyes"; "Love is All Around"), born in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
  • 1966-08-26 Shirley Manson, Scottish rock singer (Garbage), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 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 rock singer-songwriter (Donaldson, Moir and Paterson (DMP) - Natural Anthems)
  • 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-Scottish actor (Desmond Hume-Lost), born in Trujillo, Peru
  • 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), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1968-01-18 Frank Quitely, Scottish comic book artist, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1968-08-05 Colin Steele McRae, British rally driver, born in Lanark, Scotland (d. 2007)
  • 1968-08-25 Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer and songwriter (Belle & Sebastian), born in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland
  • 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, born in Paisley, United Kingdom
  • 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)
  • 1969-08-11 Ashley Jensen, Scottish actress (Extras, After Life), 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, born in Dumfries, United Kingdom
  • 1969-12-31 Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter & newspaper columnist, born in Arbroath, United Kingdom
  • 1970-03-10 Peter Wright, Scottish darts player (PDC World Champion 2020), born in Livingston, Scotland
  • 1970-04-13 Gerry Creaney, Scottish footballer, born in Coatbridge, Scotland
  • 1970-07-19 Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politician, First Minister of Scotland (2014-), born in Irvine, Scotland
  • 1970-12-22 Gary Anderson, Scottish darts player (PDC 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

  • 1971-07-05 Derek McInnes, Scottish footballer and manager (Aberdeen), born in Paisley, Scotland
  • 1971-10-21 Paul Norman Telfer, Scottish footballer
  • 1971-11-07 Jamie Drummond, Scottish-Canadian sommelier, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1971-12-27 Duncan Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • 1972-01-23 Ewen Bremner, Scottish actor, born in Portobello, United Kingdom
  • 1972-02-09 Darren Ferguson, Scottish footballer
  • 1972-04-14 Paul Devlin, England-born Scottish footballer, born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1972-04-24 Rab Douglas, Scottish football goalkeeper (Arbroath), born in Lanark, Scotland
  • 1972-05-14 Mark Ruskell, England-born Scottish politician
  • 1972-06-11 Andrew Peterson, American NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers), born in Greenock, Scotland
  • 1972-08-16 Frankie Boyle, Scottish comedian, born in Pollokshaws, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1972-11-01 Paul Dickov, Scottish soccer striker and manager (10 caps; Manchester City, Leicester City), born in Livingston, West Lothian
  • 1973-04-10 Aidan Moffat, Scottish rock singer-songwriter (Arab Strap), born in Falkirk, Scotland
  • 1973-05-18 Dario Franchitti, Scottish racecar driver
  • 1973-07-23 Fran[cis] Healy, Scottish rock musician (Travis), born in Stafford, England
  • 1973-08-09 Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor Trainspotting; Grey's Anatomy -"Owen Hunt", born in Elgin, Moray, Scotland

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Famous Deaths