History Hop Tags - Scotland

Scotland - Notable Historical Events

MacbethAug 15, 1040

Edward IIIOct 17, 1346

Mary StuartDec 14, 1542

James VIJan 28, 1581

Charles IMar 27, 1625

Charles IIFeb 5, 1649

Oliver CromwellDec 16, 1653

Adolf HitlerMay 10, 1941

Gary PlayerJul 13, 1968

Tom WatsonJul 9, 1977

Nick FaldoJul 22, 1990

Nick PriceJul 17, 1994

John DalyJul 23, 1995

Bob DylanJun 23, 2004

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Scotland - Historical Events
Date Event
1040-08-15

King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth (not murdered in his sleep as per Shakespeare's play). The latter does succeed him as King.

1174-07-13

William I of Scotland, key rebel in Revolt of 1173-1174, captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.

1295-07-05

Scotland and France form an alliance, the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England.

1296-03-30

Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.

1314-06-24

Battle of Bannockburn; Scotland regains independence from England

1322-10-14

Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland's independence

1328-05-01

Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.

1346-10-17

Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III of England at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for eleven years.

1371-01-22

King Robert II Stuart of Scotland crowned

1411-07-24

Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.

1472-02-20

Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment.

1484-07-22

Battle of Lochmaben Fair - a 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.

1488-06-11

Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland

1492-03-04

King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.

1495-06-01

First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland, Friar John Cor is the distiller

1513-09-09

Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland

1520-06-06

France & England sign treaty of Scotland

1522-01-30

Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland

1524-05-20

Duke of Albany leaves Scotland

1542-12-14

Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old

1543-07-01

England & Scotland sign Peace treaty of Greenwich

1543-09-03

Cardinal Beaton replaces the Earl of Arran as regent for Queen Mary of Scotland

1545-09-08

English Earl of Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland

1546-06-07

England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland

1548-08-15

Mary queen of Scotland (6) arrives in France

1560-07-06

England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh

1561-08-19

Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith, Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France

1566-03-09

David Rizzio, the private secretary to Mary I of Scotland, is murdered in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland.

1567-06-15

Battle at Carberry, Scotland: Protestant troops beat Earl Bothwell's army

1567-06-16

Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland

1568-05-16

Mary Queen of Scotland flees to England

1569-12-15

Westmoreland flees to Scotland

1570-01-23

Earl of Moray, regent of Scotland, assassinated; civil war breaks out

1571-09-04

Catholic rebellion in Scotland

1581-01-28

James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland

1582-08-22

King James IV of Scotland captured

1588-08-12

Commander of the English fleet Lord Howard of Effingham calls off chase of the Spanish Armada off coast of Scotland

1590-05-17

Anne of Denmark is crowned Queen of Scotland.

1600-01-01

Scotland begins its numbered year on January 1 instead of 25 March.

1603-04-05

New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London

1603-07-25

James VI of Scotland is crowned James I of English uniting kingdoms of England and Scotland

1625-03-27

Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne

1639-06-18

Treaty of Berwick: Ends the First Bishops' War between England and Scotland

1640-08-29

English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland

1641-08-20

England & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification

1646-05-05

King Charles I surrenders at Scotland

1649-02-05

Prince of Wales proclaimed King Charles II of Great Britian by Covenanter Parliament of Scotland

1650-04-27

The Battle of Carbisdale: Royalist army under Marquess of Montrose invades mainland Scotland from Orkney; defeated by a Covenanter army.

1650-09-03

Battle of Dunbar: England vs Scotland

1651-01-01

Charles II Stuart crowned king of Scotland

1653-12-16

Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

1654-04-12

Ordinance of Union between England and Scotland passed by the Council of State

1659-12-16

General Monck demands free parliamentary election in Scotland

1685-02-06

Duke of York becomes King James II of England and VII of Scotland upon the death of his brother Charles II.

1689-03-14

Scotland dismisses William III & Mary Stuart as king & queen

1689-08-21

The Battle of Dunkeld in Scotland.

1701-09-16

James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.

1707-05-01

England, Wales & Scotland form United Kingdom of Great Britain

1715-09-06

Pro-James III-uprising in Scotland

1745-02-18

Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Inverness Scotland

1745-02-20

Jacobite troops occupy Fort Augustus, Scotland

1745-06-22

Bonnie Prince Charles sails to Scotland

1745-08-20

Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle, Scotland

1745-08-31

Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle, Scotland

1745-10-14

French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland

1745-12-06

Bonnie Prince Charlies army retreats to Scotland

1745-12-17

Bonnie Prince Charlie's army retreats to Scotland

1746-09-20

Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France from Scotland

1768-12-06

1st edition of "Encyclopedia Brittanica" published (Scotland)

1786-06-29

Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.

1804-04-05

High Possil Meteorite: The first recorded meteorite in Scotland falls in Possil.

1823-10-12

Charles Macintosh of Scotland begins selling raincoats (Macs)

1824-11-15

Series of fires kills 10 in Edinburgh, Scotland

1830-03-16

London's re-organised police force (Scotland Yard)

1832-02-06

1st appearance of cholera in Edinburgh, Scotland

1843-05-18

United Free Church of Scotland forms

1853-09-29

Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348

1860-10-17

1st British Golf Open: Willie Park Snr shoots a 164 at Prestwick Club, Scotland

1869-11-23

In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched - one of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day.

1871-03-27

1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0

1872-11-30

First international soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow)

1876-03-25

Glasgow 1st soccer match Scotland-Wales (4-0)

1877-10-22

The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. Those widows and orphans who were unable to support themselves were evicted by the mine owners and likely sent to the Poor House.

1881-03-12

Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain.

1883-07-03

SS Daphne sinks on Clyde River Scotland; 195 die

1883-10-04

First meeting of the Boys' Brigade in Glasgow, Scotland.

1887-09-30

Volunteer (US) beats Thistle (Scotland) in 8th America's Cup

1888-02-22

John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)

1890-03-04

The longest bridge in the Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) (1,710 ft) in Scotland is opened by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.

1902-04-05

In Glasgow, Scotland the Ibrox disaster occurs after a section of a grandstand collapses killing 25 and injuring 517

1911-05-09

Fire breaks out at Empire Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland

1914-06-06

1st air flight out of sight of land (Scotland to Norway)

1914-09-08

HMS (formerly RMS) Oceanic, sister ship of RMS Titantic, sinks off Scotland

1915-05-22

Local train collides with troop train killing 226 (Gretna, Scotland)

1918-10-06

US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die

1919-01-31

The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland. Troops deployed against protesters for fear of a Bolshevik uprising.

1930-08-29

The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.

1938-09-27

British ocean liner "Queen Elizabeth" launches at Clydebank Scotland

1939-10-28

Spitfire shoots German Heinkel-111 down above Scotland

1941-05-10

Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess parachutes into Scotland

1942-10-22

1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland

1944-09-05

British premier Churchill travels to Scotland

1948-10-21

Dutch Constellation crashes at Prestwick Scotland (40 murder)

1949-12-19

Luxury passenger ship Aquitania demolished in Gareloch, Scotland

1950-12-25

Coronation Stone, taken from Scone in Scotland by Edward I in 1296, stolen from Westminster Abbey & smuggled back to Scotland

1951-07-02

Hugo Yarnold stumps 6 at Dundee, Worcester v Scotland

1953-01-31

"Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die

1958-08-18

Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)

1960-03-28

Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow, Scotland)

1966-04-04

Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland

1967-07-23

Pirate Radio Swinging Scotland closes down for financial reasons

1967-08-14

Radio Scotland & Radio Swinging Holland go off the air

1967-09-20

British liner Queen Elizabeth II launched at Clydebank Scotland

1968-07-13

97th British Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 289 at Carnoustie Scotland

1969-12-18

House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)

1970-02-11

John Lennon pays £1,344 fines for 96 protesting South African rugby team playing in Scotland

1971-01-02

A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66

1973-09-22

20th Ryder Cup: US, 19-13 at Muirfield, Scotland

1973-12-25

Tommy Chambers (Scotland) finishes 51 yr cycle tour (799,405 miles)

1977-07-09

106th British Golf Open: Tom Watson shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

1979-08-20

The East Coast Main Line rail route between England and Scotland is restored when the Penmanshiel Diversion opens.

1988-12-21

Lockerbie disaster: Pan Am Flight 103 destroyed mid air by a terrorist bomb killing all 258 on board over Scotland

1990-04-24

Gruinard Island, Scotland, is officially declared free of the anthrax disease after 48 years of quarantine.

1990-07-22

119th British Golf Open: Nick Faldo shoots 270 at St Andrews Scotland

1991-11-03

21st NYC Women's Marathon won by Liz McColgan of Scotland in 2:27

1992-10-04

2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats US, 11½-6½ at Dalmahoy CC Scotland

1994-06-02

Chinook helicopter crashes in North Scotland (29 killed)

1994-07-17

123rd British Golf Open: Nick Price shoots a 268 at Turnberry Scotland

1995-07-23

124th British Golf Open: John Daly shoots a 282 at St Andrews Scotland

1996-03-13

Dunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 children and 1 teacher are shot dead by spree killer Thomas Hamilton who then commits suicide.

1996-07-03

British House of Commons annouces Stone of Scone, used in the coronation of Scottish and British monarchs, will be returned to Scotland after 600 years

1997-02-23

Scientists in Scotland announced they succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named "Dolly"

1997-09-11

After a nationwide referendum, Scotland votes to establish a devolved parliament, within the United Kingdom.

1998-12-26

Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

2000-06-21

Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.

2001-01-31

In the Netherlands a Scottish court convicts a Libyan and acquits another for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which crashed into Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

2004-06-23

Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctor of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university

2005-12-20

The first same sex civil partnerships in Scotland are celebrated.

2006-03-26

In Scotland the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force.

2006-08-10

Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial airplanes.

2007-05-16

Alex Salmond is elected First Minister of Scotland. He is the first Scottish National Party leader to be elected as First Minister after winning a historic victory at the Scottish general election on the 3rd May.

2007-06-30

A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.

2007-07-01

Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.

2008-10-13

HM Treasury infused £37 billion ($64 billion, 47 billion euros) of new capital-bailout into Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Lloyds TSB and HBOS Plc, to avert a financial sector collapse.

2013-01-19

4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland

2013-03-24

Scotland defeats Sweden to win the 2013 World Women's Curling Championship

2013-05-20

The Church of Scotland votes to allow openly gay men and women to be ministers

2014-02-04

Same-sex marriage is legalized in Scotland

2014-09-18

Scotland votes 'NO' in a referendum deciding whether or not to stay with the United Kingdom

2015-11-24

Drunk Russian sailor crashes 7000-ton ship into Scotland -- at full speed

2017-03-29

Scotland Votes to Demand a Post-'Brexit' Independence Referendum

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Scotland - Notable Birthdays

James IDec 10, 1394

Mary StuartDec 8, 1542

James VIJun 19, 1566

Charles IIMay 29, 1630

William KiddMar 23, 1645

John WitherspoonFeb 5, 1723

Adam SmithJun 5, 1723

James HuttonJun 3, 1726

Robert BurnsJan 25, 1759

James Gordon BennettSep 1, 1795

Thomas CarlyleDec 4, 1795

Charles LyellNov 14, 1797

David LivingstoneMar 19, 1813

John A. MacdonaldJan 11, 1815

Alexander MackenzieJan 28, 1822

Alexander Graham BellMar 3, 1847

Robert Louis StevensonNov 13, 1850

Tom HornNov 21, 1860

Tommy DouglasOct 20, 1904

Muriel SparkFeb 1, 1918

Sean ConneryAug 25, 1930

Gordon BrownFeb 20, 1951

Robert CarlyleApr 14, 1961

Ewan McGregorMar 31, 1971

Dolly the SheepJul 5, 1996

Scotland - Birthdays
Date Event
521-12-07

Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland (d. 597)

1198-08-24

King Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1249)

1210-07-22

Joan of England, Queen consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II of Scotland (d. 1238)

1240-09-29

Margaret of England, Queen consort of Scotland, (d. 1275)

1241-09-04

Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)

1261-02-28

Margaret of Scotland, queen of Norway (d. 1283)

1321-07-05

Joan of The Tower, Queen consort of Scotland (d. 1362)

1378-10-24

David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)

1394-12-10

King James I of Scotland, Dunfermline Palace, Fife, (1406-1437), (d. 1437)

1430-10-16

King James II of Scotland (d. 1460)

1452-07-10

King James III of Scotland (d. 1488)

1456-06-23

Margaret of Denmark, wife of James III of Scotland (d. 1486)

1489-11-28

Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (d. 1541)

1515-11-22

Marie Guise, French wife of king James V of Scotland

1515-12-22

Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland

1520-08-10

Madeleine de Valois, wife of James V of Scotland (d. 1537)

1542-12-08

Mary Stuart, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587), (d. 1587)

1545-12-07

Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, consort of Mary I of Scotland (d. 1567)

1566-06-19

James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25)

1596-08-19

Elizabeth Stuart, Electress Palatine, Queen of Bohemia and daughter of James IV and I of England and Scotland (d. 1662)

1608-12-06

George Monck/Monk, English general/gov of Scotland

1630-05-29

Charles II, St. James's Palace, London, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85)

1633-10-14

James Stuart, King James VII of Scotland / James II of England (d. 1688)

1644-06-16

Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)

1645-03-23

William Kidd, Pirate Legend From Scotland (d. 1701)

1687-10-14

Robert Simson, Scotland, mathematician

1688-06-10

James Francis Edward Stuart 'The old Pretender', claimed thrones of England and Scotland as James III/James VIII (d. 1766)

1723-02-05

John Witherspoon, Gifford Scotland, president of the College of New Jersey (signed Declaration of Independence)

1723-06-05

Adam Smith, Kirkcaldy Scotland, economist (Wealth of Nations) (baptized)

1726-06-03

James Hutton, Edinburgh Scotland, geologist

1735-10-25

James Beattie, Scotland, poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth)

1736-01-19

James Watt, Scotland, inventor (steam engine)

1740-10-29

James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer

1748-03-10

John Playfair, Scotland, clergyman/geologist/mathematician

1759-01-25

Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne), (d. 1796)

1761-01-17

James Hall, Scotland, geologist

1771-08-15

Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)

1773-04-06

James Mill, Scotland, philosopher/historian (Hist of British India)

1776-12-29

Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric

1779-05-02

John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)

1780-03-17

Thomas Chalmers, 1st moderator (Free Church of Scotland 1843-47)

1781-12-11

David Brewster, Scotland, physicist/inventor (kaleidoscope)

1784-02-20

Adam Black, Edinburgh Scotland, politician/publisher

1788-05-18

Hugh Clapperton, Annan Scotland, African explorer

1795-09-01

James Gordon Bennett, Sr., Keith Scotland, American newspaper publisher (New York Herald)

1795-12-04

Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)

1797-11-14

Charles Lyell, Scotland, geologist (Principles of Geology)

1811-06-07

James Young Simpson, Scotland, obsterician (used chloroform)

1812-12-23

Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)

1813-03-19

David Livingstone, Scotland, explorer (found by Stanley in Africa)

1815-01-11

John A. Macdonald, Glasgow Scotland, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891)

1819-01-03

Charles Piazzi Smyth, Astronomer Royal for Scotland (d. 1900)

1822-01-28

Alexander Mackenzie, Logierait Scotland, (L) 2nd PM of Canada (1873-78)

1824-12-10

George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)

1828-04-04

Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)

1830-04-05

Alexander Muir, Lesmahagow Scotland, poet (Maple Leaf Forever)

1837-02-07

James Augustus Henry Murray, Scotland, created Oxford Dictionary

1840-02-05

John Boyd Dunlop, Scotland, developer (pneumatic rubber tire)

1840-03-31

Benjamin Baker, Frome Somerset, English Engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground

1844-03-31

Andrew Lang, Scotland, author (The Blue Fairy Book)

1844-09-28

Robert Stout, Shetland Islands Scotland, NZ prime minister (1884-87)

1847-03-03

Alexander Graham Bell, Edinburgh Scotland, inventor (telephone)

1850-05-27

Thomas Neill Cream, Glasgow, Scotland, serial killer (Lambeth poisoner), (d. 1892)

1850-11-13

Robert Louis Stevenson, Edinburgh, Scotland, author (Treasure Island), (d. 1894)

1856-09-23

William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)

1858-02-14

Joseph Thomson, Scotland, geologist (Thomson's gazelle)

1860-05-09

James Matthew (J.M.) Barrie, Scotland, novelist (Margaret Ogilvy, Peter Pan). Dies 1937.

1860-11-21

Tom Horn, Scotland County Missouri, American gunman and outlaw

1861-07-25

Andrew Cowper Lawson, Anstruther Scotland, Scottish-Canadian Geologist who was the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault

1861-11-10

Robert T A Innes, Edinburgh Scotland, astronomer (Proxima Centauri)

1870-08-04

Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin)

1870-12-21

Sir Patrick Duncan, Fortrie, Banffshire, Scotland, Governor-General of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943)

1874-02-20

Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star

1875-08-26

John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)

1876-03-23

Muirhead Bone, Glasgow Scotland, etcher/engraver of architecture

1876-04-17

Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On)

1877-07-02

Hayden Stevenson, Blake of Scotland Yard

1878-01-20

Finlay Currie, Scotland, actor (Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Avengers)

1878-06-26

Ernest Torrence, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

1879-12-16

William Duncan, Scotland, actor (Thunder Trail)

1880-07-14

Donald Meek, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach)

1880-07-27

Donald Crisp, Scotland, actor (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana)

1882-03-05

William Stack, Mary of Scotland

1883-02-26

Coningsby William Dawson, The Girl from Scotland Yard

1886-04-21

Charlie Naughton, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Frozen Limits)

1887-12-17

Jefferson Moffitt, Bonnie Scotland

1888-02-02

Frank Lloyd, Scotland, actor/director (Mutiny on Bounty, Oliver Twist)

1888-03-27

Agnes Windeck, Dr. Mabuse vs. Scotland Yard

1888-08-13

John Logie Baird, Scotland, inventor (father of TV)

1892-03-25

Andy Clyde, Scotland, actor (George-Real McCoys, Cully-Lassie)

1892-04-04

Cyril Smith, Peterhead Scotland, actor (Adv of Sir Lancelot)

1892-08-11

Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Murray Grieve), Scotland, poet (Scots Unbound)

1893-08-10

Viscount Dunrossil, Scotland, Gov Gen of Australia (1959-61)

1894-04-23

George Renevant, Paris, actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X)

1897-03-25

John Laurie, Dumfries Scotland, actor (Jericho, Island of Desire)

1898-07-18

John Stuart, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Number 17)

1899-03-08

Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)

1901-01-14

Bebe Daniels, Scotland, actress (42nd Street, Lonesome Luke)

1901-06-29

Frieda Inescort, Edinburgh Scotland, actress (Pride & Prejudice)

1902-06-03

Edward Wayne, physician (Queen of Scotland)

1904-10-20

Tommy Douglas, Falkirk Scotland, Canadian politician ("Father of Medicare")

1905-06-15

James Robertson Justice, Scotland, actor (Above Us the Waves)

1905-08-20

Duncan Macrae, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Casino Royale, Kidnapped)

1905-08-24

Donald Douglas, Scotland, actor (I Love You Again)

1908-03-05

Sophie Stewart, Scotland, actress (As You Like It, Under the Red Robe)

1908-9-17

John Creasey, Gideon of Scotland Yard

1909-09-29

Andrew Herron, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)

1912-04-16

David Langton, Scotland, actor (Quintet, St Joan, Abandon Ship)

1912-06-14

Lester Powell, Scotland Yard Inspector

1912-07-02

Robert B. Hoover, Scotched in Scotland

1913-03-06

Ella Logan, Glasgow Scotland, actress (52nd Street, Goldwyn Follies)

1914-04-29

Ewan Roberts, Edinburgh Scotland, actress (Pvt Benjamin)

1914-05-26

Archie Duncan, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Sherlock Holmes)

1915-05-27

Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Lanarkshire, Scotland, painter and film-maker (At the Museum), (d. 2012)

1916-01-04

Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)

1917-05-07

David Tomlinson, Scotland, actor (Mary Poppins, Helter Skelter)

1917-05-18

James Donald, Aberdeen Scotland, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Vikings)

1918-02-01

Muriel Spark, Edinburgh Scotland, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)

1918-07-24

Jean-Roger Caussimon, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard

1918-09-27

James McCallion, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Mi Taylor-National Velvet)

1919-05-21

Lord Maxwell, senator/prof (college of Justice Scotland)

1920-01-26

Derek Bond, Glasgow Scotland, actor (Nicholas Nickelby)

1920-01-28

James Whyte, Moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)

1920-07-22

Vaino Hassan, Bonnie Scotland

1921-08-03

André Dumas, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard

1921-09-16

William Johnston, Chaplain to Queen of Scotland

1921-09-30

Deborah Kerr, Helensburg Scotland, actress (King & I, Night of Iguana)

1923-02-03

Françoise Christophe, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard

1923-05-06

Elizabeth Sellars, Glasgow Scotland, actress (Chalk Garden)

1925-11-06

Antoine Baud, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard

1926-01-17

Moira Shearer, Dunfermline Scotland, ballerina (Red Shoes)

1926-07-24

Max Montavon, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard

1928-06-29

Ian Bannen, Airdrie Scotland, actor (Eye of the Needle, Gorky Park)

1928-10-28

Lawrie Reilly, Edinburgh, Scotland, footballer (Hibernian, 28 caps), (d. 2013)

1929-04-17

Lady (James) Mellon, CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)

1929-05-25

Arthur Montford, Scotland: The World Cup Story 1990

1930-04-10

Lord Morton, of Shauna, senator (College of Justice, Scotland)

1930-08-25

Sean Connery, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (James Bond)

1930-12-04

Ronnie Corbett, Edinburgh Scotland, comedian (The 2 Ronnies)

1931-02-16

Bobby Collins, Govanhill, Scotland, footballer (Celtic, 31 caps), (d. 2014)

1931-03-29

James Weatherhead, moderator (General Assembly of Church of Scotland)

1931-04-29

Lonnie Donegan, Glasgow Scotland, vocalist

1931-09-30

Ray Willsey, Regina Sask, WLAF def coordinator (Frankfurt, Scotland)

1933-03-06

Kim Elgie, cricketer (South African bat v NZ 1961-62, Scotland RU intl)

1933-04-11

José Luis Madrid, Seven Murders for Scotland Yard

1933-11-13

Adrienne Corri, Glasgow Scotland, actress (River, Dr Zhivago)

1934-02-07

King Curtis, The Last King of Scotland

1934-04-07

Ian Richards, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Montgomery-Ike)

1935-01-08

Ian Bargh, Prestwick, Scotland, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (d.2012)

1935-04-03

Judith Kircher, Mary of Scotland

1935-04-06

James Graham, 8th Duke of Montrose, Southern Rhodesia-born hereditary peer of the Peerage of Scotland

1939-01-06

Murray Rose, Nairn Scotland, Australian Olympic swimmer (4x oly gold), (d. 2012)

1939-06-11

Jackie Stewart, Scotland, driver/sports announcer (27 Grand Prix)

1940-02-24

Denis Law, Scotland: The World Cup Story 1990

1940-06-05

Moira Anderson, Scotland, singer (Loch Lomond)

1940-06-23

Stuart Sutcliffe, Edinburgh Scotland, rocker (Beatles)

1940-08-12

Tony Allen, The Last King of Scotland

1941-11-22

Tom Conti, Paisley Scotland, actor (Reuben Reuben, American Dreamer)

1942-11-24

Billy Connolly, Scotland, comedian/actor (Blue Money)

1942-12-27

Mike Heron, Edinburgh Scotland, rock musician

1943-01-11

Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer

1943-05-14

Jack Bruce, Lanarkshire Scotland, bassist (Cream-White Room)

1943-07-18

Robin McDonald, Scotland, rock guitarist (Billy J Kramer & Dakotas)

1943-08-01

Andy Roxburgh, Glasgow, Scotland, football player, coach and manager

1944-05-13

Carolyn Franklin, The Last King of Scotland

1944-06-04

Roger Ball, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)

1944-09-21

Susan Maureen Fleetwood, Scotland, actress (Krays, Sacrifice)

1945-01-12

Maggie Bell, Glasgow Scotland, rocker

1945-05-29

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State (Scotland)

1945-06-04

Gordon Waller, Scotland, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)

1945-08-24

Malcolm "Mollie" Duncan, Scotland, saxophonist (Average White Band)

1945-09-05

Al Stewart, Glasgow Scotland, rocker (Year of the Cat)

1945-09-25

Owen "Onnie" McIntyre, Scotland, guitarist (Average White Band)

1946-01-26

Timothy Clifford, director (National Galleries of Scotland)

1946-07-09

Bon Scott, [Ronald Belford], Kirriemuir Scotland, rocker (AC/DC)

1946-07-19

Alan Gorrie, Scotland, rock bassist/singer (Average White Band)

1947-04-16

Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)

1947-08-10

Ian Anderson, Scotland, rocker (Jethro Tull-Bungle in the Jungle)

1947-11-06

George Young, Glasgow, Scotland, rock guitarist (Easybeats, AC/DC)

1948-11-03

Lulu, Glasgow Scotland, singer/actress (To Sir With Love)

1949-08-11

Ian Charleson, Edinburgh Scotland, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire)

1949-10-08

Hamish Stuart, Scotland, guitarist/singer (Average White Band)

1951-02-20

Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, British Labour Prime Minister (2007—10)

1951-11-17

Jack Vettriano, Methil Scotland, Scottish painter (The Singing Butler)

1951-11-25

Alan Rough, Scotland: The World Cup Story 1990

1952-03-19

Derek Longmuir, Edinburgh Scotland, rock drummer (Bay City Rollers)

1952-05-14

David Byrne, Dumbarton Scotland, rock guitarist/singer (Talking Heads-Burning Down the House)

1952-06-12

Oliver Knussen, Glasgow Scotland, composer (Chicara)

1953-01-06

Malcolm Young, Glasgow Scotland, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)

1953-05-06

Graeme Souness, Scotland: The World Cup Story 1990

1953-06-20

Alan Longmuir, Edinburgh Scotland, rocker (Bay City Rollers)

1953-06-29

Colin Hay, Kilwinning, Scotland, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work)

1955-03-31

Angus Young, Glascow Scotland, rock guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell)

1955-10-21

Eric Faulkner, Edinburgh Scotland, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers)

1956-09-12

Brian Robertson, Glasgow Scotland, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy)

1957-06-16

Ian Buchanan, Scotland, actor (General Hospital, Gary Shandling Show)

1957-08-25

Simon McBurney, The Last King of Scotland

1959-03-20

Dale Reid, Ladybank Scotland, LPGA golfer (European Solheim Cup team)

1959-04-08

Jeffery Harwell, Sons of Scotland: The Making of Strangeheart

1959-04-25

Billy Rankin, Glasgow, Scotland, rocker

1959-04-27

Sheena Easton, [Shirley Orr], Glasgow Scotland, singer (Sugar Walls)

1959-05-29

Mel Gaynor, Glasgow Scotland, rock drummer (Simple Minds-Water Front)

1959-07-09

Jim Kerr, Glasgow Scotland, rock vocalist (Simple Minds)

1960-03-23

Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland

1960-12-17

Perry Costello, The Last King of Scotland

1961-02-22

Debbie Linden, Glasgow Scotland, actress (Kenny Everett Show)

1961-04-14

Robert Carlyle, Glasgow, Scotland, British actor (Trainspotting, The Full Monty)

1961-08-26

Jeff Niems, Sons of Scotland: The Making of Strangeheart

1963-04-30

Steve Smith, Glasgow Scotland, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)

1963-11-28

Armando Iannucci, Glasgow, Scotland, comedian and radio producer

1964-06-26

Pamela Wright, Scotland, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr Toledo-3rd)

1965-04-13

Simon Scotland, This Year's Love

1965-10-27

Michael O'Connor, The Last King of Scotland

1966-03-03

Gary Parker, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)

1966-07-31

Julie Forbes, Torphins Scotland, golfer (Aberdeenshire champ 1989)

1967-06-08

Kathryn Marshall, Dundee Scotland, LPGA golfer (1995 Jamie Farr)

1967-10-28

Kevin Macdonald, The Last King of Scotland

1968-03-26

Kari Gronroos, WLAF kicker (Scotland Claymores)

1969-04-10

Wayne Lammle, WLAF kicker/punter (Scotland Claymores)

1969-04-22

Craig Logan, Scotland, rock bassist (Bros Front, Bon Jovi-New Jersey)

1969-05-19

Kevin Scott, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)

1969-08-05

James Fuller, NFL/WLAF safety (N O Saints, Frankfurt Galaxy, Scotland)

1969-08-25

Catriona Matthew, Edinburgh Scotland, golfer (1995 British Open-12th)

1969-12-12

Doug Terry, NFL/WLAF safety (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)

1970-01-13

Nachi Abe, WLAF tight end (Scotland Claymores)

1970-05-01

Allen DeGraffenreid, WLAF wide receiver (Scotland Claymores)

1970-05-12

Andrew Coltart, Dumfries Scotland, Australasia golfer

1970-05-18

Sompet Laungsouphom, Sons of Scotland: The Making of Strangeheart

1970-08-28

Jaime Fields, NFL/WLAF linebacker (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)

1970-10-29

Charles Swann, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)

1971-01-05

Eric Smith, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores)

1971-01-23

James Logan, WLAF linebacker (Scotland Claymores)

1971-03-31

Ewan McGregor, Perth Scotland, Scottish actor (Trainspotting)

1971-09-27

Ron Florine, NFL/WLAF tackle (KC Chiefs, Scotland Claymores)

1971-11-19

Rickey Brady, WLAF TE (Scotland Claymores)

1971-9-02

Alex Heffes, The Last King of Scotland

1972-02-23

Steve Papin, WLAF running back (Scotland Claymores)

1972-03-22

Mikhail Sloutsky, WLAF LB (Scotland Claymores)

1972-05-09

Dave Barr, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)

1972-07-29

Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR (Scotland Claymores)

1972-09-30

Cedric Saunders, NFL tight end (Tampa Bay Bucs, Scotland Claymores)

1972-11-11

Cornell Thomas, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)

1972-11-29

Larry Williams, WLAF defensive tackle (Scotland Claymores)

1972-11-30

Spence Fischer, WLAF quarterback (Scotland Claymores)

1972-12-18

Eric Unverzagt, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Sea Seahawks, Scotland Claymores)

1973-01-02

Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles)

1973-02-28

Demetrice Martin, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)

1973-03-09

Troy Bailey, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)

1973-05-25

Jeff Smith, NFL/WLAF corner (Scotland Claymores/KC Chiefs)

1973-11-20

Brad Keeney, WLAF defensive tackle (Scotland Claymores)

1973-12-07

Mark Hartsell, WLAF QB (Scotland Claymores)

1974-04-16

Gioia von Thun, The Last King of Scotland

1974-11-26

David Barnard, WLAF defensive tackle (Scotland Claymores)

1979-02-09

Christopher Sanderson, The Last King of Scotland

1979-10-21

Ted Guard, The Last King of Scotland

1996-07-05

Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell born in Scotland

2012-07-08

Penelope Scotland Disick, Baby, Baby, Baby

2160-06-14

Montgomery Edward Scott, Aberdeen Scotland, fictional eng (Star Trek)

Scotland - Notable Weddings

Mary StuartApr 24, 1558

Angela LansburyAug 12, 1949

Robert CarlyleDec 28, 1997

MadonnaDec 22, 2000

J. K. RowlingDec 26, 2001

Zara PhillipsJul 30, 2011

Scotland - Weddings
Date Event
1100-11-11

Anglo Norman King Henry I marries Princess Matilda of Scotland at Westminster Abbey

1502-08-08

Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor

1558-04-24

Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois

1811-08-28

English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)

1848-04-10

British influential art critic and social commentator John Ruskin marries Effie Gray in Perth, Scotland (later annulled).

1949-08-12

Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England

1997-12-28

Actor Robert Carlyle (36) weds makeup artist Anastasia Shirley in Scotland

2000-12-22

Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

2001-12-12

Actress Ashley Judd (33) weds race car driver Dario Franchetti (28) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

2001-12-26

"Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling (36) weds anesthesiologist Neil Murray (30) in Aberfeldy, Scotland

2003-01-01

"A Beautiful Mind" actress Jennifer Connelly (32) weds actor Paul Bettany in Scotland

2003-06-29

Actress Emma Thompson (44) weds actor Greg Wise (37) in Loch Eck, Scotland

2003-08-30

Daughter of Paul McCartney and fashion designer Stella McCartney (31) weds British publisher Alasdhair Willis on the 300-acre Gothic Estate in Scotland's Isle of Bute

2006-08-26

2004 X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein (37) weds jazz musician Eileen Hunter at King's College Chapel in Aberdeen, Scotland

2010-09-25

PayPal founder Elon Musk (39) weds actress Talulah Riley (24) at Dornoch Cathedral in Scotland

2011-07-30

Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Scotland - Notable Deaths

James IFeb 21, 1437

James VIMar 27, 1625

Charles IIFeb 6, 1685

John FordAug 31, 1973

Scotland - Deaths
Date Event
858-02-13

Kenneth I of Scotland

1040-08-15

King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle at ca. 39 years

1058-03-17

King Lulach I of Scotland

1094-11-12

King Duncan II of Scotland (b. 1060)

1107-01-08

Edgar of Scotland (b. 1074)

1118-05-01

Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England (b. c. 1080)

1214-12-04

William I of Scotland

1238-03-04

Joan of England, Queen Consort of Scotland, wife of Alexander II (b. 1210)

1286-03-19

King Alexander III of Scotland (b. 1241)

1316-03-02

Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1296)

1327-10-27

Elizabeth de Burgh, queen of Robert I of Scotland (b. 1289)

1420-09-03

Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, regent of Scotland

1437-02-21

King James I of Scotland dies at 42

1445-08-16

Margaret of Scotland (Dauphine of France), wife of the future King Louis XI (b. 1424)

1460-08-03

King James II of Scotland (b. 1430)

1537-07-07

Madeleine de Valois, queen of James V of Scotland (b. 1520)

1541-10-18

Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland (b. 1489)

1541-11-24

Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)

1556-11-10

Richard Chancellor, English explorer, dies in shipwreck off Scotland

1560-06-10

Mary de Guise, queen-mother of Scotland

1560-06-11

Marie Guise, French wife of King James V of Scotland and mother and regent of Mary Queen of Scots, dies at 44

1571-09-04

Earl of Lennox, regent of Scotland, murdered

1578-04-14

James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, consort of Mary I of Scotland

1581-06-02

James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland

1622-06-16

Alexander Seton, 1st Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1555)

1625-03-27

James VI and I, Scottish born King of Scotland )1657-1625) and King of England and Ireland (1603-25), poet and author, dies at 58

1662-02-13

Elisabeth Stuart, of James I of Scotland and England, dies at 65

1670-06-30

Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1644)

1685-02-06

Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660-85), dies at 54

1688-02-17

Rev James Renwick, hanged in Scotland for being a Presbyterian

1701-09-16

James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)

1768-10-01

Robert Simson, Scotland mathematician, dies at 80

1907-05-19

Benjamin Baker, English engineer (bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and London underground)

1946-11-18

Donald Meek, Scotland, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), dies at 86

1949-01-15

William Stack, Mary of Scotland

1952-01-31

Hayden Stevenson, Blake of Scotland Yard

1954-04-08

Jefferson Moffitt, Bonnie Scotland

1958-10-17

Abdullah Hassan, Bonnie Scotland

1959-08-09

Coningsby William Dawson, The Girl from Scotland Yard

1966-06-04

Robert B. Hoover, Scotched in Scotland

1973-08-31

John Ford, US director (Mary of Scotland, Stagecoach), dies at 78

1978-01-18

Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill (b. 1890)

1983-09-22

Max Montavon, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard

1985-10-19

Jean-Roger Caussimon, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard

1988-04-25

Carolyn Franklin, The Last King of Scotland

1992-04-04

Elizabeth Wilbur, Bonnie Scotland

1996-01-13

Robert Baldwin, The Girl from Scotland Yard

2000-10-11

Donald Dewar, First Minister of Scotland (b. 1937)

2005-07-22

Jean Charles de Menezes, Brazilian electrician killed by Scotland Yard (b. 1978)

2012-01-08

Françoise Christophe, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard

2014-11-24

Antoine Baud, Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard

2014-11-25

Arthur Montford, Scotland: The World Cup Story 1990

2016-03-04

Boxing Scotland chairman Richard Thomas dies, aged 45

2017-07-21

Lord McCluskey, architect of Scotland Act, dies aged 88


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