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Events from 1964 in Scotland

Incumbents



  • Monarch â€" Elizabeth II (since 6 February 1952)

Events



  • 29 April â€" 1964 Aberdeen typhoid outbreak: All schools in Aberdeen are closed following 136 cases of typhoid being reported.
  • 14 May â€" Rutherglen by-election: Labour gains seat from the Conservatives.
  • 23 June â€" University of Strathclyde chartered.
  • 4 September â€" Forth Road Bridge opens over the Firth of Forth, linking Fife and Edinburgh.
  • 22 September â€" Hunterston A nuclear power station opened.
  • 15 October â€" United Kingdom general election: Labour defeats Sir Alec Douglas-Home's Conservatives and the Unionist Party in Scotland loses 8 seats.
  • 20 November â€" The first part of the M8 motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh is opened.
  • HMNB Clyde established by the Royal Navy at Faslane on the Gare Loch.
  • William Grant & Sons first market their Glenfiddich distillery Speyside single malt whisky in bottles internationally.

Births



  • 12 February - Stephen Carter, businessman and politician
  • 19 February - Jim McInally, international footballer and manager
  • 7 March - Tommy Sheridan socialist politician and MSP (1999â€"2007)
  • 13 April - John Swinney, Scottish National Party leader and government minister
  • 18 April - Niall Ferguson, historian
  • 24 May - Liz McColgan, athlete
  • 31 May - Billy Davies, footballer and manager
  • 1 August - Fiona Hyslop, Scottish National Party MSP (1999- ) and government minister
  • 9 September - John Hughes, footballer and manager
  • 13 November - Paul McBride, criminal lawyer (died 2012)
  • 11 December - Justin Currie, singer-songwriter
  • 25 December - Gary McAllister, international footballer, manager and coach
  • Stephen Conroy, painter
  • Aminatta Forna, novelist
  • Jim Lambie, installation artist
  • Brendan O'Hara, Scottish National Party MP (2015- )
  • Alan Warner, novelist

Deaths



  • 21 July - John White, international footballer (born 1937)
  • 25 September - Robert Wilson, tenor (born 1907)
  • 11 December - Charles Donaldson, Conservative politician (born 1903)
  • 31 December - Ronald Fairbairn, psychoanalyst (born 1889)

The Arts



  • 15 December - Peter Watkins' docudrama Culloden is broadcast on BBC Television.

See also



  • 1964 in the United Kingdom

References





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