Kenneth D. Taylor Rank
About Kenneth D. Taylor
Kenneth D. Taylor was a Canadian diplomat who served as the Canadian ambassador to Iran from 1977 to 1980, during which he became an American hero for his role in the famous 1979 joint covert operation by the CIA and the Canadian government called the "Canadian Caper". The operation in question saw him risk his own life to help save the lives of six American diplomats during the Iran hostage crisis.
He was married to Pat Taylor and fathered a son named Douglas Taylor.
For his extraordinary actions during the Iran hostage crisis in 1981, he was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal.
He was portrayed by actor Victor Garber in Ben Affleck’s 2012 Academy Award-winning historical drama film Argo.
Kenneth D. Taylor Rank
Kenneth D. Taylor's Popularity
Kenneth D. Taylor was a famous Canadian diplomat, who was born on October 5, 1934. As a person born on this date, Kenneth D. Taylor is listed in our database as the 26th most popular celebrity for the day (October 5) and the 26th most popular for the year (1934).
People born on October 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Kenneth D. Taylor is the 769th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Kenneth D. Taylor's birthday, Kenneth D. Taylor is the 319th most famous Canadian and ranks 10th in famous people born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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