Harold Wilson Rank
About Harold Wilson
James Harold Wilson was a British politician from the Labour Party who became the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister twice; he first served between 1964 and 1970 then later from 1974 to 1976. He resigned from his office in 1976 at a time when there was economic instability in a lot of Western countries.
Wilson’s father, James Herbert Wilson, was a works chemist while his mother, Ethel Seddon, was a schoolteacher.
He married the English poet, Mary Baldwin, in 1940. They gave birth to two sons named Robin and Giles.
Between 1964 and 1976, Wilson was conferred with honorary PhD degrees by Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool, University of Sussex, University of Nottingham, and the University of Essex, all in the UK, and the Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
He died in May 1995 aged 79 from colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Harold Wilson Rank
Harold Wilson Photo Gallery
Famous quotes by Harold Wilson
A week is a long time in politics.Harold Wilson
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.Harold Wilson
The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history.Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson's Popularity
Harold Wilson was a famous Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who was born on March 11, 1916. As a person born on this date, Harold Wilson is listed in our database as the 24th most popular celebrity for the day (March 11) and the 5th most popular for the year (1916).
People born on March 11 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Harold Wilson is the 558th most popular Pisces.
In general, Harold Wilson ranks as the 6818th most popular famous person, and the 59th most popular country president (prime minister) of all time. “The Famous Birthdays” catalogs over 25,000 famous people, everyone, from actors to actresses to singers to tiktok stars, from serial killers to chefs to scientists to youtubers and more. If you're curious to see who was born on your birthday, you can use our database to find out who, what, where, when and why. You can search by birthday, birthplace, claim to fame or any other information by typing in the search box, or simply browse our site by selecting the month, the day, the horoscope, or any other clickable option.