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Glasgow, Scotland

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/

Population:
578,790 (2001 census)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Strathclyde
1796
University of Glasgow
1451

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
1935
Scottish Orchestra
1891

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Scottish Power
1991

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Andrew Airlie
Actor
18-Sep-1961   Capt. Ballard on Breaker High
Douglas Alexander
Politician
26-Oct-1967   British MP, Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Craig Armstrong
Composer
1959   Classical and film composer
John Barrowman
Actor
11-Mar-1967   Capt. Jack Harkness
Sean Biggerstaff
Actor
15-Mar-1983   Oliver Wood in Harry Potter series
Derek Bond
Actor
26-Jan-1919 15-Oct-2006 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Billy Boyd
Actor
28-Aug-1968   Pippin in The Lord of the Rings
Ian Brady
Criminal
2-Jan-1938   British serial killer, convicted of Moors Murders
Gordon Brown
Politician
20-Feb-1951   UK Prime Minister, 2007-10
Charlie Burchill
Guitarist
27-Nov-1959   Guitarist for Simple Minds
Gerard Butler
Actor
13-Nov-1969   Dracula 2000
John Cameron
Religion
c. 1579 1623 Scottish Protestant theologian
Colin Campbell
Military
20-Oct-1792 24-Aug-1863 Commander-in-chief of India
Eddie Campbell
Cartoonist
10-Aug-1955   Deadface, From Hell
Menzies Campbell
Politician
22-May-1941   Leader of the Liberal Democrats, 2006-07
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
Head of State
7-Sep-1836 22-Apr-1908 UK Prime Minister, 1905-08
Peter Capaldi
Actor
14-Apr-1958   Malcolm Tucker on The Thick of It
Robert Carlyle
Actor
14-Apr-1961   The Full Monty
Maxwell Caulfield
Actor
23-Nov-1959   The Real Blonde
Ivor Cutler
Poet
15-Jan-1923 3-Mar-2006 Glasgow Dreamer
Kenny Dalglish
Soccer
4-Mar-1951   Celtic and Liverpool FC great
Alistair Darling
Politician
28-Nov-1953   Chancellor of the Exchequer
Donovan
Singer/Songwriter
10-May-1946   Mad about saffron
Brian Dougans
Electronic Musician
1968   The Future Sound of London
Carol Ann Duffy
Poet
23-Dec-1955   Mean Time
Craig Ferguson
Talk Show Host
17-May-1962   "It's a great day for America"
Niall Ferguson
Historian
18-Apr-1964   The House of Rothschild
Tommy Flanagan
Actor
3-Jul-1965   Dead Dogs Lie
Bill Forsyth
Film Director
29-Jul-1946   Local Hero
Laura Fraser
Actor
24-Jul-1976   Virtual Sexuality
Sir James Frazer
Anthropologist
1-Jan-1854 7-May-1941 The Golden Bough
Arthur Henderson
Politician
13-Sep-1863 20-Oct-1935 Disarmament proponent, Nobel Prize winner
Douglas Henshall
Actor
19-Nov-1965   It's All About Love
Russell Hunter
Actor
18-Feb-1925 25-Feb-2004 Scottish actor
Gordon Jackson
Actor
19-Dec-1923 15-Jan-1990 Butler on Upstairs, Downstairs
Bert Jansch
Singer/Songwriter
3-Nov-1943 5-Oct-2011 Pentangle
Jim Kerr
Singer
9-Jul-1959   Frontman for Simple Minds
David Knopfler
Musician
27-Dec-1952   Dire Straits, brother of Mark Knopfler
Mark Knopfler
Musician
12-Aug-1949   Dire Straits
Ian Lang
Politician
27-Jun-1940   British MP for Galloway, 1979-97
Phyllida Law
Actor
8-May-1932   The Winter Guest
Gary Lewis
Actor
30-Nov-1957   Gangs of New York
Frank Lloyd
Film Director
2-Feb-1886 10-Aug-1960 Mutiny on the Bounty
Lulu
Singer
3-Nov-1948   British singer of the 1960s and 70s
John A. Macdonald
Head of State
11-Jan-1815 6-Jun-1891 Canadian Prime Minister, founding father
Kelly Macdonald
Actor
23-Feb-1976   Trainspotting
Kevin Macdonald
Film Director
28-Oct-1967   The Last King of Scotland
Angus Macfadyen
Actor
21-Sep-1963   Braveheart
John MacGregor
Politician
14-Feb-1937   Leader, House of Commons, 1990-92
Charles Macintosh
Chemist
29-Dec-1766 25-Jul-1843 Invented the raincoat
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Architect
7-Jun-1868 10-Dec-1928 Glasgow Style designer
Alistair MacLean
Novelist
28-Apr-1922 2-Feb-1987 The Guns of Navarone
Duncan Macrae
Actor
20-Aug-1905 23-Mar-1967 The Little Kidnappers
Andrew Marr
Journalist
31-Jul-1959   BBC Political Editor, 2000-05
Michael Martin
Politician
3-Jul-1945   Speaker of the House of Commons, 2000-09
Lawrence Maxwell, Jr.
Attorney
4-May-1853 18-Feb-1927 US Solicitor General, 1893-95
James McAvoy
Actor
21-Apr-1979   Chronicles of Narnia
David McCallum
Actor
19-Sep-1933   Illya on The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Donald Meek
Actor
14-Jul-1878 18-Nov-1946 Scottish-American character actor
Andy Murray
Tennis
15-May-1987   Scottish tennis player
David O'Hara
Actor
9-Jul-1965   Braveheart
Robert Dale Owen
Activist
9-Nov-1801 24-Jun-1877 The Wrong of Slavery
Ray Park
Actor
23-Aug-1974   Darth Maul
Allan Pinkerton
Business
25-Aug-1819 1-Jul-1884 Pinkerton National Detective Agency
Lynne Ramsay
Film Director
5-Dec-1969   Morvern Cellar
Sir William Ramsay
Chemist
2-Oct-1852 23-Jul-1916 Discovered noble gases
Robert Stevenson
Engineer
8-Jun-1772 12-Jul-1850 Scottish lighthouse designer
Al Stewart
Singer/Songwriter
5-Sep-1945   Year of the Cat
James Stirling
Architect
22-Apr-1926 25-Jun-1992 Pritzker-winning architect
Bobby Thomson
Baseball
25-Oct-1923 16-Aug-2010 1951 home run brought Giants to the Series
Alexander R. Todd
Chemist
2-Oct-1907 10-Jan-1997 Nuclaic acid, nucleotides
Victor W. Turner
Anthropologist
28-May-1920 1983 The Drums of Affliction
Mary Ure
Actor
18-Feb-1933 3-Apr-1975 Sons and Lovers
Mortimer Wheeler
Archaeologist
10-Sep-1890 22-Jul-1976 Archaeology from the Earth
Eric Woolfson
Musician
18-Mar-1945 1-Dec-2009 Former Alan Parsons Project collaborator
Angus Young
Guitarist
31-Mar-1955   Schoolboy-clad guitarist for AC/DC
Malcolm Young
Guitarist
6-Jan-1953   Rhythm guitar for AC/DC

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dominic Behan
Playwright
1929 3-Aug-1989 The Patriot Game
John Brunner
Author
24-Sep-1934 25-Aug-1995 The Shockwave Rider
Rikki Fulton
Comic
15-Apr-1924 28-Jan-2004 Scotland's beloved comedian
Keir Hardie
Politician
15-Aug-1856 26-Sep-1915 Organizer of the British Labour Party
Edward Irving
Religion
4-Aug-1792 7-Dec-1834 Holy Catholic Apostolic Church
James Mackay
Historian
21-Nov-1936 12-Aug-2007 Plagiarising historian
Duncan Macrae
Actor
20-Aug-1905 23-Mar-1967 The Little Kidnappers
Thomas Reid
Philosopher
26-Apr-1710 7-Oct-1796 Epistemologist, Common Sense school
Henry Wells
Business
12-Dec-1805 10-Dec-1878 Co-Founder of Wells Fargo, American Express



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