On This Day: 5th of June

On this day in 1962:

Opening performance of Scottish Opera
Alexander GibsonScottish Opera was founded by Sir Alexander Gibson in 1962 and Madame Butterfly was the opening performance. Scottish Opera is now the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland.

Births and Deaths

On this day in 1869
Isabella Blacklock was born.

On this day in 1988
David Newth died.

On this day in 1856
William Broadfoot was born.

On this day in 1866
Henry Brown was born.

On this day in 1874
James Dick was born.

On this day in 1865
John MacDonald was born.

On this day in 1868
John Naismith died.

On this day in 1873
Walter Stewart was born.

On this day in 1882
Andrew Woodroffe Anderson was born.

On this day in 1879
Thomas Ballantyne was born.

On this day in 1887
William Millar Blackwood was born.

On this day in 1875
William Bryson was born.

On this day in 1880
Charles Burns was born.

On this day in 1881
John MacPherson Fleck was born.

On this day in 1879
Hugh Boyd Guthrie was born.

On this day in 1889
Jeanie Hamilton was born.

On this day in 1886
Thomas Douglas McMillan Latta was born.

On this day in 1889
Isabella Ewing Lauder was born.

On this day in 1888
Thomas Jones Mackie was born.

On this day in 1887
Margaret Montgomerie Murray was born.

On this day in 1882
Frederick Francis Schoetensack was born.

On this day in 1886
Charles Joseph Sellier was born.

On this day in 1886
John Shedden Thomson was born.

On this day in 1887
Donald Meek was born.

On this day in 1891
Thomas Crawford McCaughie was born.

On this day in 1809
John Houston died.

On this day in 1891
Emily Alice Davidson was born.

On this day in 1892
Robert Fletcher was born.

On this day in 1893
Eleanora Hunter was born.

On this day in 1894
Jeanie Currie was born.

On this day in 1898
Christian Smith Gibson was born.