Harold Macmillan

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Birthday
10, 1894
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 29, 1986 (92)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1894
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 29, 1986 (92)

About

44th Conservative British Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963 who was nicknamed 'Supermac' because of his pragmatism, wit and unflappability.

Before Fame

He served as the captain of the Grenadier Guards during World War I on behalf of Britain.

Trivia

During his time as prime minister, average living standards steadily rose because of social reforms such as the 1956 Clean Air Act, the 1957 Housing Act, the 1960 Offices Act, the 1960 Noise Abatement Act.

Family Life

His great-grandfather was one of the founders of Macmillan Publishers.

Associated With

Once when Nikita Khrushchev began banging his shoe on the desk at the UN he stated, "Perhaps we could have a translation, I could not quite follow."