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Minister - Notable Historical Events

William Pitt SrNov 20, 1755

NapoleonJan 9, 1799

Robert PeelJun 29, 1850

John A. MacdonaldJul 1, 1867

Alexander MackenzieNov 7, 1873

Frederick DouglassJul 1, 1889

John AbbottJun 16, 1891

John ThompsonDec 5, 1892

Mackenzie BowellDec 21, 1894

Charles TupperMay 1, 1896

Wilfrid LaurierJul 11, 1896

Nicolas IIMay 2, 1906

Mackenzie KingNov 12, 1909

Robert BordenOct 10, 1911

Winston ChurchillJul 26, 1914

Arthur MeighenJun 29, 1926

Vincent MasseyNov 10, 1926

Richard Bedford BennettAug 7, 1930

Hermann GoeringFeb 3, 1933

Joseph GoebbelsMar 13, 1933

HitlerDec 1, 1933

Neville ChamberlainMay 28, 1937

Charles de GaulleJun 5, 1940

Franklin RooseveltAug 14, 1941

Louis St. LaurentNov 15, 1948

David Ben-GurionNov 12, 1953

Georges PompidouApr 14, 1962

JFKOct 18, 1962

Lester B. PearsonApr 22, 1963

Jomo KenyattaMay 27, 1963

Pierre TrudeauApr 20, 1968

Menachem BeginMay 18, 1977

Margaret ThatcherMay 4, 1979

Joe ClarkJun 4, 1979

Benazir BhuttoDec 1, 1988

George BushJan 8, 1992

Kim CampbellJun 25, 1993

Jean ChretienNov 4, 1993

Yasser ArafatOct 23, 1998

Boris YeltsinAug 9, 1999

Paul MartinDec 12, 2003

Stephen HarperNov 27, 2006

Gordon BrownJun 27, 2007

Justin TrudeauApr 14, 2013

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Minister - Historical Events
Date Event
1345-06-11

Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.

1550-09-05

William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs

1616-11-20

Bishop Richelieu becomes French minister of Foreign affairs/War

1624-08-13

Cardinal Richelieu appointed Chief Minister of France by Louis XIII

1683-09-06

Le Plecta appointed French minister of Finance

1696-07-28

De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance

1710-08-07

Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance

1721-04-03

Robert Walpole becomes Britain's 1st Lord of the Treasury - effective Prime Minister, although that term was never officially used (indeed, it was considered an insult) until much later.

1724-04-01

Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War

1724-04-06

Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs

1730-05-15

Robert Walpole becomes effectively Britain's 1st prime minister (was: chief min)

1737-02-20

French minister of Finance, Chauvelin, resigns

1739-10-23

War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain.

1755-11-20

English minister William Pitt Sr resigns

1757-04-06

British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr

1763-02-12

John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs

1776-05-12

Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigns

1782-03-27

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1783-12-07

William Pitt Jr (24) becomes the youngest ever British Prime Minister

1787-11-18

First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston

1788-08-27

Jacques Neeker names French minister of Finance

1799-01-09

British Prime Minister William Pitt introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon.

1812-05-11

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London. Ironically, descendants of both were later elected to Parliament at the same time.

1813-11-29

Elias Canneman (Lib) becomes minister of Finance

1814-04-09

Elias Canneman (L) resigns as minister of Finance of the Netherlands

1815-07-09

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevente becomes Prime Minister of France.

1830-11-22

Charles Grey, (2nd Earl Grey), became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1840-03-01

Adolphe Thiers becomes prime minister of France.

1848-03-05

Louis Antoine Garnier-Pages is named French minister of Finance.

1850-06-29

British ex-Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel falls off his horse; de died three days later

1851-11-09

Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.

1852-11-04

Count Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes the prime minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, which soon expands to become Italy.

1853-09-15

1st US woman ordained a minister, Antoinette Blackwell

1862-06-20

Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.

1865-07-02

One-time Methodist Reform Church minister William Booth and his wife Catherine found the Salvation Army (Army of the Salvation) as the East London Christian Mission

1867-07-01

The Dominion of Canada is formed, comprising the provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario & Quebec, with John A. Macdonald serving as the first Prime Minister

1869-09-10

Baptist minister supposedly invents rickshaw in Yokohama, Japan

1870-07-02

Jules Joseph d'Anethan is elected the tenth Prime Minister of Belgium.

1871-03-01

J Milton Turner named minister to Liberia

1873-11-05

Due to the fallout from the Pacific Scandal, John A. Macdonald resigns as Prime Minister of Canada

1873-11-07

Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding John A. Macdonald

1874-06-29

Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.

1876-03-04

US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap

1877-09-27

John Mercer Langston named minister of Haiti

1878-05-23

Atty John Henry Smyth named minister to Liberia

1878-10-17

After serving as the opposition for five years, John A. Macdonald is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

1881-06-30

Henry Highland Garnet named minister to Liberia

1885-05-07

John E W Thompson named US minister to Haiti

1885-09-11

Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia

1885-12-22

Itō Hirobumi, a samurai, becomes the first Prime Minister of Japan.

1886-04-08

First Home Rule Bill for Ireland presented by Gladstone, the Liberal Prime Minister of Britain, to the House of Commons

1889-07-01

Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti

1889-11-05

Louisa Woosley first women to be ordained as a minister in any Presbyterian denomination (US Cumberland Presbyterian Church).

1890-08-16

Alexander Clark, journalist/lawyer, named minister to Liberia

1891-06-16

John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister.

1891-09-03

John Stephens Durham named US minister to Haiti

1892-01-11

William D McCoy of Indiana appointed US minister to Liberia

1892-12-05

Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.

1894-12-21

Mackenzie Bowell becomes the 5th Prime Minister of Canada

1895-02-23

William Heard, AME minister & educator, named minister to Liberia

1896-05-01

Seven days after parliament was dissolved, Charles Tupper is sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Canada

1896-07-08

Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history

1896-07-11

Wilfrid Laurier sworn in as the 7th Prime Minister of Canada

1896-11-11

Jules Vandenpeereboom becomes Belgium's minister of War

1897-06-17

William Frank Powell, NJ educator, named minister to Haiti

1898-01-12

Itō Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.

1898-02-11

Owen Smith of NC, AME Zion minister, named US minister to Liberia

1899-09-06

US minister of Foreign affairs John Hay publishes his "Open Through Note"

1900-03-11

British Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury rejects peace overtures from the Boer leader Paul Kruger (on 5 March) as demanding too-favourable terms

1900-06-13

In China, Baron von Kettler, the German minister to China, beats two young Boxers with his walking stick; when word of this circulates, rioting and arson spread throughout Peking during the night.

1900-06-20

Baron Von Ketteler, German Minister, decides to go to the Chinese authorities to demand more guards for European protection from Boxers and is killed by Boxers en route

1901-03-29

Edmund Barton is elected Prime Minister in Australia's first election of its parliament

1902-04-02

Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.

1902-04-15

Russian minister of interior and head of secret police, Sipyengin, is assassinated by the 'Terror Brigade' of the Socialist Revolutionaries

1902-07-12

Arthur Balfour succeeds Lord Salisbury, who retired as Prime Minister on 11 July

1903-06-06

President Emile Loubet of France and Minister of Foreign Affairs Theophile Declasse visit London, furthering the cause of Entente Cordiale between Britain and France

1903-08-12

The Japanese Minister to Russia presents a note to the Russian Government protesting against its failure to evacuate Manchuria

1903-08-29

The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese

1904-07-28

Interior Minister of Russia, Vyacheslav Plehve is assassinated; as leader of the most reactionary elements of government, he was hated for his repressive policies

1904-08-17

George H Reid succeeds John Watson as Prime Minister of Australia

1904-08-18

Chris Watson resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by George Reid.

1905-06-06

French Foreign minister Delcasse resigns on German request

1905-06-30

Conservative Australian Prime Minister George H. Reid is forced to resign and Alfred Deakin returns to power on July 5

1905-07-06

Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the second time.

1905-07-29

US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan's non-interference with the US in the Philippines

1905-11-23

Henry Watson Furness, an Indiana physican, named minister of Haiti

1906-05-02

Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dismisses his moderate Prime Minister Witte and appoints Ivan Goremykin, a conservative bureaucrat

1906-11-22

Peter Stolypin, Prime Minister of Russia, introduces agrarian reforms allowing peasants to withdraw from the communes and take their share of land for private ownership

1907-09-05

King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain

1907-12-15

In Persia, the Shah leads a coup de'etat against the liberal Prime Minister Nasir ul-Mulk and imprisons him, but a popular uprising forces the Shah to restore Nasir ul-Mulk soon after

1908-11-12

Andrew Fisher assumes the position of prime minister for what turns out to be a short-lived second Labour government, Australia

1909-06-02

Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.

1909-10-26

Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister, shot and killed by Korean nationalist in Harbin, China

1909-11-12

Mackenzie King takes his seat in the House of Commons as Minister of Labour

1910-06-13

William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed minister to Liberia

1911-06-29

Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes Minister-President of Austria

1911-06-30

Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War

1911-09-14

Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime has been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents

1911-09-21

Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier loses the election to Robert Bordon of the Conservative Party

1911-10-10

Robert Borden becomes the 8th Prime Minister of Canada

1913-09-10

George W Buckner, named minister to Liberia

1913-12-13

British foreign minister Sir Edward Grey proposes that southern Albania be divided between Greece and Albania with compensation to Greece in the Aegean islands

1914-02-21

In a secret meeting of civil and military leaders, Russian Foreign Minister Sazonov convinces them to support a plan for seizing the straits, controlled by Turkey, that block access to the Mediterranean

1914-03-01

Dutch Minister of war H Colijn named director of British Petroleum

1914-07-26

First Lord of the Admiralty (British Minister of Navy) Winston Churchill orders British fleet to remain

1914-08-04

WWI: Field Marshal Lord Kitchener becomes British Minister of War after British declaration of war on Germany

1914-09-17

Andrew Fisher becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.

1915-10-25

Atty James L Curtis named minister of Liberia

1915-10-27

Andrew Fisher is replaced as Labour Prime Minister by William 'Billy' Hughes, who will advocate a more active role for Australians in the war

1916-06-25

Russian Tsar Nicolaas II fires minister of Foreign affairs Sasonov

1916-11-13

Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription.

1917-07-21

Russian Revolution: Socialist Alexander Kerensky becomes Russian Prime Minister

1918-08-27

Dr Joseph L Johnson named minister to Liberia

1921-02-12

Winston Churchill becomes British Minister of Colonies

1921-06-20

At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri, the Indian representative, puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies; the South African Prime Minister, General J.C. Smuts, opposes Sastris resolution, claiming that he cannot grant the franchise to Indians while withholding it from Blacks

1921-10-19

Portuguese Prime Minister António Granjo and other politicians are murdered in a Lisbon coup.

1921-10-26

Solomon Porter Hood named minister to Liberia

1921-11-04

Japanese Prime Minister Hara Takashi is assassinated in Tokyo.

1921-12-29

Mackenzie King elected and sworn in as the 10th Prime Minister of Canada

1923-03-20

Bavarian minister of interior refuses to forbid Nazi Sturm Abteilung

1923-03-21

US foreign minister Charles Hughes refuses USSR recognition

1923-08-12

Dutch AR-leader Coair replaces De Geer as minister of finances

1924-02-15

A deputation for the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) meets with the Minister of the Interior, Sir Patrick Duncan, and presents him with a memorandum setting out their objections concerning the Class Areas Bill

1925-01-09

German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption

1925-02-09

German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France

1926-06-29

Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.

1926-09-25

Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada

1926-11-10

Vincent Massey becomes 1st Canadian minister to USA

1927-07-09

Atty William T Francis named minister to Liberia

1929-06-07

Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st Dutch female minister (of Labor)

1929-10-03

Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister

1930-08-07

Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King loses the election to Richard Bedford Bennett of the Conservative Party

1930-09-10

Charles E Mitchell, named minister to Liberia

1932-05-15

The 15th May Incident: in an attempted coup d'état, the Prime Minister of Japan Inukai Tsuyoshi is killed.

1932-10-23

Pieter G Marais, S Afr minister of Education/Development aid

1933-02-03

German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts

1933-02-19

Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers

1933-03-13

Joseph Goebbels becomes Nazi Germany's Minister of Information and Propaganda

1933-12-01

Rudolf Hess & Earnest Rohm become a minister in Hitler government

1934-10-09

Regicide at Marseille: The assassination of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France.

1935-07-22

Lester Walton appointed minister to Liberia

1935-10-23

Mackenzie King is elected as Prime Minister of Canada for the third time

1936-01-24

Albert Sarraut becomes Prime Minister of France

1936-03-11

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.

1937-05-28

Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1937-10-05

Minister Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"

1937-12-07

Dutch Minister Romme proclaims married women are forbidden to work

1938-02-25

British Lord Halifax becomes Foreign Minister

1938-05-07

Dutch Minister of Justice Goseling calls fugitives of Nazi-Germany "undesired strangers"

1939-09-05

New Zealand Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage declares New Zealand's support for Britain in the war with Germany; Savage famously told the nation 'where she goes, we go. Where she stands,we stand'

1940-04-19

Dutch prime minister De Geer declares state of siege

1940-05-10

Winston Churchill succeeds Neville Chamberlain as British Prime Minister

1940-05-14

Lord Beaverbrook appointed British minister of aircraft production

1940-06-05

General Charles de Gaulle becomes French junior minister of Defense

1940-07-22

Dutch prime minister De Geer meets Hitler seeking peace talks

1941-08-14

US President Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issue the joint declaration that later becomes known as the Atlantic Charter

1942-06-09

Adipatie Ario Soejono becomes minister in Gerbrandy government

1942-09-18

The 'extermination asocials through labour' is approved by Otto Thierack, Nazi minister of justice

1944-02-24

Argentina coup by Juan Peron minister of war

1944-03-16

Vichy Internal minister Pucheu sentenced to death

1944-10-09

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

1944-10-19

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

1945-07-26

After Labour landslide in general election, Clement Attlee becomes British Prime Minister

1945-07-26

Winston Churchill resigns as Britain's Prime Minister after election defeat

1946-11-29

Minister Drees begins emergency rule of old age facilities

1947-07-10

Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.

1947-07-19

Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries

1948-02-20

Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns

1948-09-05

In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.

1948-11-15

Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

1948-11-15

Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

1949-03-04

Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister

1950-05-09

French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS

1950-07-02

Henri Queuille is elected the seventh Prime Minister of the Fourth French Republic.

1950-10-29

British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns

1951-10-16

The first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, is assassinated in Rawalpindi.

1951-10-26

Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister

1952-08-28

Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister

1952-09-24

Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death

1953-06-26

Russian vice-premier/interior minister Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria arrested

1953-08-19

The democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh is overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name 'Operation Boot') and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project)

1953-09-03

French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy

1953-10-09

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill aproves Guyanese Constitution

1953-11-12

David Ben-Gurion, resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

1954-07-12

ANC President Albert Luthuli banned by South African Minister of Justice from attending public gatherings and confined to the magisterial district of Lower Tugela, Natal

1956-01-31

Guy Mollet becomes Prime Minister of France.

1956-04-05

In Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister.

1956-06-06

David Marshall, Singapore's first Chief Minister, resigns.

1956-06-17

Golda Meir begins her term as Israel's foreign minister

1956-08-17

One of the largest demonstrations in South Africa's history, 20,000 women marched to Pretoria's Union Buildings to present petition against carrying of passes by women to the Prime Minister

1956-10-12

Marga Klompe becomes first Dutch women elected minister

1957-02-15

Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister

1957-06-21

Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.

1957-06-21

Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

1957-10-10

US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware

1957-10-12

Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

1957-10-25

Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed

1957-10-26

USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov

1957-12-16

Sir Feroz Khan Noon replaces Ibrahim Ismail Chundrigar as Prime Minister of Pakistan.

1958-01-26

H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli minister of Defense

1958-02-05

Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister (Romania)

1958-02-11

Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs

1961-01-31

David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister of Israel

1961-02-01

British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive

1961-04-10

Dutch foreign minister Luns talks to JFK about New Guinea

1961-08-24

Former South African nazi leader Johannes Vorster becomes South Africa's minister of justice

1962-02-21

Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen Neth

1962-04-14

Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré

1962-07-02

Cubans minister of Foreign affairs RaulCastro arrives in Moscow

1962-10-18

JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko

1963-04-22

Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

1963-05-27

Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1963-06-01

Jomo Kenyatta becomes 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

1963-06-04

British Minister of War John Profumo resigns due to Christine Keeler scandal

1963-06-15

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

1963-06-16

Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister

1964-07-10

Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé, leader of the Confederation of Tribal Associations of Katanga, becomes the Prime Minister of the Congo

1966-01-08

Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government

1966-01-19

Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister

1966-05-06

Canadian Minister of Finance announces a $20 Centennial gold coin

1966-08-29

Dutch Internal minister Smallenbroek resigns after driving drunk

1967-12-17

Harold Holt, Prime Minister of Australia, vanishes in mysterious circumstances while swimming near Melbourne.

1967-12-19

Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt is officially presumed dead.

1968-01-08

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, travelles to Dublin to meet with Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister, to continue discussions on matters of joint interest to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

1968-01-19

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations"

1968-04-20

Pierre Trudeau sworn in as Canada's 15th Prime Minister

1968-05-20

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, is showered with eggs, flour and stones after a meeting of the Woodvale Unionist Association, a loyalist vigilante group

1968-10-03

The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister

1968-10-30

Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland

1968-11-04

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks about the situation in Northern Ireland; Wilson states that there will be no change in the constitutional position of Northern Ireland without the consent of the Northern Ireland population

1968-11-13

William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not

1968-11-22

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement

1968-12-09

Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech

1968-12-11

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill sacks Home Affairs Minister, William Craig

1968-12-12

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill receives overwhelming support from Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs) at Stormont

1969-01-09

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet British Home Secretary James Callaghan, to brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland

1969-01-15

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announce the setting up of an official inquiry into the disturbances in Derry and elsewhere

1969-01-24

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the policies of Prime Minister Terence O'Neill and the lack of 'strong government'

1969-01-26

Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government

1969-02-03

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of an election on 24 February 1969

1969-02-06

The New Ulster Movement is formed to promote moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who supported Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-02-17

Golda Meir sworn in as the first female prime minister of Israel

1969-02-28

Terence O'Neill re-elected as leader of the Unionist Parliamentary Party and thus confirmed as Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-04-28

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigns and is replaced later by James Chichester-Clark.

1969-05-01

James Chichester-Clark is elected as leader of the Unionist party, succeededing Terence O'Neill as the Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-05-06

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark announces an amnesty for all offences associated with demonstrations since 5 October 1968, resulting in the release of, among others, Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting

1969-05-10

In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"

1970-05-06

Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch sacks two ministers in the Irish government over allegations of illegal arms importation

1970-07-06

Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army

1970-08-26

Minister of Home Affairs Robert Porter resigns from the Stormont government (North Ireland parliament)

1970-10-30

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security

1971-01-18

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark attends a meeting in London with British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling

1971-01-25

The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark

1971-02-25

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921

1971-03-16

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Heath to disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland

1971-03-20

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest at what he views as a limited security response by the British government

1971-03-22

Brian Faulkner becomes the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland

1971-08-18

New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand's combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government

1971-09-06

British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland

1971-09-27

Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England

1971-10-07

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland

1971-12-23

British Prime Minister Edward Heath visits Northern Ireland and expresses his determination to end the violence

1972-01-18

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Brian Faulkner bans all parades and marches in Northern Ireland until the end of the year

1972-02-01

British Prime Minister Edward Heath announces the appointment of Lord Chief Justice Lord Widgery to undertake an inquiry into the 13 deaths on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972)

1972-02-09

William Craig, who had been Northern Ireland Minister for Home Affairs, launches 'Ulster Vanguard' as an umbrella movement for the right-ring of Unionism

1972-02-22

Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar

1972-02-25

Attempted assassination of Minister of State for Home Affairs John Taylor who is shot a number of times (the Official Irish Republican Army later claimed responsibility)

1972-04-02

Prime Minister Begin visits Cairo

1972-07-07

Dutch Minister of Agt decides to ignore soft drug usage

1972-10-06

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin (SF) office in Dublin

1972-10-06

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin (SF) office in Dublin

1972-11-16

British Prime Minister Edward Heath warns against a Unilateral Declaration of Independence

1972-11-24

Taoiseach Jack Lynch met with British Prime Minister Edward Heath in London to give Irish approval to Attlee's paper that said new arrangements should be 'acceptable to and accepted by the Republic of Ireland'

1973-06-28

New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone after France's refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing; NZ Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an 'honourable' one

1973-07-23

Qaboos bin Said Al Said becomes Sultan & Prime Minister of Oman

1973-12-25

Arab oil ministers cancel January 5 percent production cut; Saudi Arabian oil minister promises 10 percent OPEC production rise

1974-12-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a Christmas ceasefire; before the ceasefire, they carry out a bomb attack on the home of former UK Prime Minister, Edward Heath

1975-08-15

Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.

1976-04-29

Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water

1977-05-18

Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel

1977-09-21

US minister of Foreign affairs Cyrus Vance dismissed

1979-02-12

Bakhtiar resigns as prime minister of Iran after losing support of the military

1979-05-04

Margaret Thatcher 1st woman to be elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1979-05-22

Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada

1979-06-04

Joe Clark is sworn in as the youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history

1979-10-21

Israeli minister of Foreign affairs Moshe Dayan resigns

1980-03-03

Pierre Trudeau sworn in, for the second time, as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada

1980-06-23

South African Prime Minister P. W. Botha warns the country that confrontation will be inevitable if his proposed President's Council fails; the Council was part of Botha's plan to effect broad ranging constitutional changes which would allow for a role for both Indian and Coloured people in parliament but which still excluded direct political representation for African people.

1980-12-18

Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts minister Van Agts abortion laws

1981-05-26

The Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due).

1982-04-07

Iran minister of Foreign affairs Ghotbzadeh arrested

1982-04-17

Proclamation of the Constitution Act by Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau

1982-09-06

Dutch Internal minister Mr M Red assigns BVD to spy on communists

1984-06-30

Pierre Trudeau officially steps down as Prime Minister of Canada after serving two separate terms for a total of 15 years

1985-12-14

US Foreign Minister George Shultz arrives in West Berlin

1986-06-24

In Britain, Foreign Office Minister Lynda Chalker, meets Oliver Tambo, president of the African National Congress to discuss means of ending Apartheid without violence

1986-07-06

Ex-minister Arturo Tolentino failed coup in Philippines

1986-10-02

Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

1986-10-10

Israel Prime Minister Shimon Peres resigns

1987-01-28

US Foreign minister George Shultz meets ANC-leader Oliver Tambo

1988-09-30

Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko retires as Soviet Foreign Minister

1988-10-28

Jurors award $147,000 to Tacoma parishioner seduced by her minister

1988-12-01

Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)

1988-12-01

Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow

1989-09-21

Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki

1989-09-26

Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons

1989-09-30

Foreign Minister of West Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher's speech from the balcony of the German embassy in Prague.

1990-08-06

President Ghulam Ishaq Kahn dismisses Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Pakistan

1990-09-29

US Sect of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister

1990-11-22

Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

1990-11-27

British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader ( and hence as Prime Minister)

1990-11-28

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew resigns, ending his term as Singapore's longest-serving Prime Minister

1990-12-20

Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze resigns

1991-07-10

Foreign Minister R.F. Botha of South Africa signs accession to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty on behalf of South Africa

1992-01-08

George Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap

1992-06-30

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher joins the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven.

1992-08-23

Wilhelm Verwoerd, grandson of former South African Prime Minister, Hendrik Verwoerd, main architect of apartheid, joins the African National Congress

1993-06-25

Kim Campbell becomes the 19th Prime Minister of Canada (although she would remain in office for less than five months)

1993-07-18

Afghan president Ishaq Khan & prime minister Nawaz Sharif resign

1993-11-04

Jean Chretien is appointed the Prime Minister of Canada by Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn

1993-11-13

Pakistani minister of Foreign affairs Faruk Leghari elected president

1994-02-09

Israeli minister Shimon Perez signs accord with PLO's Arafat

1994-07-21

Tony Blair is declared the winner of the leadership election of the British Labour Party, paving the way for him to become Prime Minister in 1997.

1995-07-28

Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices

1995-08-28

Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005

1995-11-05

André Dallaire attempts to assassinate Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien; he is thwarted when the PM's wife locks the door.

1996-03-11

John Winston Howard becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia. His term in office is the second longest in Australian history, ending on December 3, 2007.

1996-12-18

During a press conference, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Maleki states that Iran supports the free flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz, but reserves the option of closing off the shipping route if it is threatened

1997-05-01

Tony Blair elected Prime Minister of UK

1998-10-23

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Chairman Yasser Arafat reach a "land for peace" agreement.

1998-11-23

Agreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.

1998-11-26

Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.

1999-08-09

Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.

1999-10-27

Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.

1999-11-27

The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.

1999-12-31

Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.

2001-03-26

Kazakhstan's Prime Minister opens an oil pipeline from the giant Tengiz Field to the Russian port of Novorossiysk on Monday, giving the Central Asian producer its first direct link to international markets

2001-07-24

Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.

2003-03-12

Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia, is assassinated in Belgrade.

2003-03-17

British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for the war with Iraq.

2003-07-02

Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, insults German MP Martin Schulz by calling him a "kapo" during a session of the European Parliament.

2003-09-11

Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh dies after being assaulted and fatally wounded on September 10.

2003-10-31

Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power.

2003-12-12

Paul Martin becomes the Prime Minister of Canada

2003-12-12

Jean Chretien formally resigns as the Prime Minister of Canada

2004-05-28

The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become Prime Minister of Iraq's interim government.

2004-10-19

Myanmar prime minister Khin Nyunt is ousted and placed under house arrest by the SPDC on charges of corruption.

2005-02-14

Lebanon's former Prime Minister, Rafik Hariri, is assassinated, prompting the country to fall into chaos.

2005-02-28

Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut.

2005-03-13

Terry Ratzmann shoots and kills six members of the Living Church of God and the minister at Sheraton Inn in Brookfield, Wisconsin before killing himself.

2005-03-14

Cedar Revolution, where over one and a million Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and against the government, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

2005-08-04

Prime Minister Paul Martin announces that Michaëlle Jean will be Canada's 27th — and first black — Governor General.

2005-08-12

Sri Lanka's foreign minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, is fatally shot by an LTTE (Tamil Tigers) sniper at his home.

2005-11-25

Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.

2006-01-04

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

2006-09-18

Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.

2006-11-21

Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.

2006-11-27

The Canadian House of Commons endorses Prime Minister Stephen Harper's motion to declare Québécois a nation within a unified Canada.

2007-02-21

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigns from office. His resignation is rejected by the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano.

2007-04-14

At least 200,000 demonstrators in Ankara, Turkey protest against the possible candidacy of incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

2007-05-08

A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed under the leadership of Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party as First Minister and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin as Deputy First Minister.

2007-05-16

Alex Salmond is elected First Minister of Scotland. He is the first Scottish National Party leader to be elected as First Minister after winning a historic victory at the Scottish general election on the 3rd May.

2007-06-27

Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

2007-09-10

Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan after seven years in exile, following a military coup in October 1999.

2007-09-12

Shinzo Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.

2007-09-26

Shinzo Abe formally ends his term as Prime Minister of Japan.

2007-12-27

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is assassinated by a suicide bomber.

2008-02-13

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd makes an historic apology to the Indigenous Australians and the Stolen Generations.

2008-02-28

Former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra is arrested on corruption charges upon returning to Thailand after months of exile.

2008-06-11

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an official historic apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children were isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.

2008-07-10

Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski is acquitted of all charges by a UN Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.

2008-09-21

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.

2008-12-02

Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat resigns after the 2008 Thailand political crisis

2008-12-12

Andrei Klepach, a deputy economics minister of Russia, states that Russia has entered the recession, with two quarters of contraction expected, meaning Russia will fall short of reaching the 6.8% growth forecast for 2008

2009-02-01

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is elected as the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay Head of State in the modern world.

2009-04-12

President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority makes a courtesy phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, restarting the Palestinian-Israeli dialogue

2009-07-06

Jadranka Kosor became first female Prime minister of Croatia.

2010-09-08

Egypt's Minister of Finance, Dr. Youssef Butros Ghali, states that Egypt is emerging from the recession as indicated by increased total revenue from sales taxes and customs revenues

2011-11-12

Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.

2012-03-25

Peter Cruddas, treasurer of Britain's Conservative Party, resigns after being caught on film selling access to British Prime Minister David Cameron

2012-04-08

Gunter Grass labelled persona non gratta by Israeli internal affairs minister Eli Yishai

2012-04-11

Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, resigns and calls an election for May 6

2012-04-23

Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, tenders resignation, paving the way for early elections

2012-06-10

A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister

2012-06-29

15,000 Japanese anti-nuclear protesters blockade the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo

2012-07-18

Syrian suicide bombing kills three high profile government officials, including Syria's Minister of Defence

2012-07-25

Ivica Dačić is sworn in as Prime Minister of Serbia

2012-09-13

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed

2012-09-13

Dr Mustafa Abushagur is elected as Prime Minister of Libya

2012-09-21

Japanese Prime Minister, Yoshihiko Noda, wins a leadership ballot

2012-10-08

Mustafa A.G. Abushagur, the first elected Libyan Prime Minister, is voted out of office by the Libyan parliament

2012-12-02

Pier Luigi Bersani is elected Italian Prime Minister

2012-12-09

The Social Liberal Union Party and Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta win by a landslide in the parliamentary elections

2013-01-21

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands' Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group

2013-02-02

Shinzō Abe, Japan's Prime Minister, vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs"

2013-04-14

Justin Trudeau, son of long-serving Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

2013-06-05

Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

2013-06-26

Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard in a leadership battle to become Australian Prime Minister

2013-09-07

Tony Abbott becomes Prime Minister of Australia after a Liberal-National Coalitions wins the election

2013-09-09

Erna Solberg is elected Prime Minister of Norway after a centre-right coalition wins a majority in their elections

2013-09-15

Edi Rama is elected Prime Minister of Albania

2013-12-04

Xavier Bettel becomes Luxenberg's first openly gay Prime Minister

2014-01-29

Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

2014-02-14

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigns after less than a year in office

2014-02-15

Tammam Salam is elected Prime Minister of Lebanon after a 10 month gridlock

2014-02-22

Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy

2014-02-27

Arseniy Yatsenyuk appointed Prime Minister of the Ukraine

2014-03-26

Taavi Rõivas becomes Prime Minister of Estonia

2014-04-06

Viktor Orbán's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary

2014-06-14

Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland

2014-09-15

Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland

2014-11-05

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key rules out sending troops to fight against Islamic State, but claims there are 40 NZers on 'terror watchlist'

2015-11-04

Justin Trudeau sworn in as Canada's Prime Minister

2015-12-11

US-led coalition says it killed ISIS finance minister in Iraq

2016-03-15

Former Brazil president Lula 'to become minister'

2016-03-19

Belgian minister says of Paris suspect Abdeslam 'we got him'

2016-05-17

Nicola Sturgeon to be confirmed as Scottish first minister

2016-07-14

David Cameron steps down as Britain's Prime Minister

2016-07-14

Theresa May becomes UK prime minister

2016-08-25

Italy earthquake has killed at least 120 people - prime minister

2016-09-25

Yemen plans UN complaint over Iran weapons transfers: minister

2016-12-05

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Resigns After 8 Years

2016-12-24

Israeli minister says US has abandoned Israel after UN vote

2017-01-24

Japan trade minister says will keep stressing importance of TPP to US

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Minister - Notable Birthdays

Cotton MatherFeb 12, 1663

William Pitt the ElderNov 15, 1708

Arthur WellesleyMay 1, 1769

Elizabeth FryMay 21, 1780

John A. MacdonaldJan 11, 1815

Charles TupperJul 2, 1821

Mackenzie BowellDec 27, 1823

Neville ChamberlainMar 18, 1869

Winston ChurchillNov 30, 1874

David Ben-GurionOct 16, 1886

Frank CostelloJan 26, 1891

Joachim von RibbentropApr 30, 1893

Robert MenziesDec 20, 1894

Lester B. PearsonApr 23, 1897

Joseph GoebbelsOct 29, 1897

Georges PompidouJul 5, 1911

Pierre TrudeauOct 18, 1919

Fidel CastroAug 13, 1926

Bob HawkeDec 9, 1929

Jean ChretienJan 11, 1934

Paul MartinAug 28, 1938

Kim CampbellMar 10, 1947

Gordon BrownFeb 20, 1951

Al SharptonOct 3, 1954

Stephen HarperApr 30, 1959

Minister - Birthdays
Date Event
1236-06-06

Wen Tianxiang, Chinese prime minister (d. 1283)

1494-04-20

John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister

1561-06-24

Rombout Hogerbeets, lawyer/pension minister of Leiden

1602-07-14

Jules Mazarin, France, cardinal, French 1st Minister (1642-61)

1615-01-14

John Biddle, English minister (Unitarian)

1619-08-29

Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron

1621-07-22

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st earl of Shaftesbury/minister (1660-73)

1639-06-21

Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)

1649-02-11

William Carstares, Scottish minister (d. 1715)

1649-09-15

Titus Oates, English minister and plotter (d. 1705)

1651-03-04

John Baron Somers, (Whig), William III's chief minister (1696-1700)

1657-11-26

William Derham, English minister and writer (d. 1735)

1662-10-18

Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (d. 1714)

1663-02-12

Cotton Mather, Boston Massachusetts, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials)

1663-03-22

August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (d. 1727)

1664-05-31

Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal

1680-10-19

John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)

1683-12-27

Conyers Middleton, English minister (d. 1750)

1685-03-18

Ralph Ersine, Scottish minister (d. 1752)

1690-02-03

Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)

1690-04-22

John Carteret, Earl Granville (C), English chief minister (1722-42)

1692-08-18

Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (d. 1740)

1693-07-21

Thomas Pelham-Holles 1st duke of Newcastle, Engl minister of finance

1695-10-05

John Glas, Scottish minister (d. 1773)

1696-03-27

Antoine Court, French Huguenot minister (d. 1760)

1699-05-13

Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1782)

1708-11-15

William Pitt the Elder, London, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner', (d. 1778)

1717-09-04

Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783)

1720-10-08

Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (d. 1766)

1723-01-27

Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet

1727-05-10

Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, French minister of Finance (17.. -76)

1732-09-30

Jacques Necker, French finance minister of Louis XVI (d. 1804)

1737-05-02

William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1805)

1738-04-14

William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1783, 1807-09) Dies 1809.

1750-01-31

Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800, 1803-06)

1750-02-28

Ignacy Potocki, Polish foreign minister

1755-11-12

Gerhard JD von Scharnhorst, Prussia milt/minister of War (1807-10)

1761-01-29

Abraham AA "Albert" Gallatin, Switz, US minister of Finance (1801-14)

1761-10-03

Dirk earl van Hogendorp, general/Dutch minister of War [OS]

1761-10-13

Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch earl/general/minister of War [NS]

1761-12-27

Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Scot/Russ minister of War

1762-10-27

Gijsbert K van Hogendorp, Dutch count/minister of Foreign affairs

1763-07-17

Johannes H van der Palm, Dutch theologist/minister of Education

1764-02-04

Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy

1764-08-20

Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies

1765-12-10

[Izaak J] Alexander Gogel, Dutch minister of Finance/patriot

1767-03-22

Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance

1767-04-30

Jean Henri Appelius, lawyer/minister of Finance

1769-05-01

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30)

1769-09-09

Cornelis F van Maanen, Dutch minister of Justice (1807..42)

1770-04-28

Nikita P Panin, Russian diplomat/minister of Foreign affairs

1770-06-20

Moses Waddel, American educator/minister and bestselling author (d. 1840)

1776-03-16

Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs

1777-01-25

Elias Canneman, Dutch liberal minister of Finance (1813-14)

1777-03-19

Anton R Falck, Dutch minister of Education/diplomat

1779-03-15

Lord Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, (d. 1848)

1780-05-21

Elizabeth Fry, Quaker minister/prison reformer/nurse

1780-12-14

Karl Robert von Nesselrode, Germ/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs

1783-02-11

Jarena Lee, African American travelling minister

1784-10-20

Lord Henry JT Palmerston, English minister of Foreign affairs

1786-08-01

Louis C Luzac, judge/Dutch Internal minister

1791-04-13

Félix PBOG earl de Merode, Belgian minister of War/Finance

1791-05-15

Baron Floris A van Hall, Dutch minister of Justice/Finance

1792-10-19

Dirk Donker Curtius, Dutch attorney/minister of Justice (liberal)

1792-11-28

Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education

1793-01-03

Lucretia Coffin Mott, US, teacher/minister/abolitionist/feminist

1795-09-23

Alexander Twilight, minister and politician, first African American to graduate and to hold public office, born Corinth Vermont (d.1857)

1795-10-28

Leonardus A Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship (1848 . .53)

1797-02-06

Joseph Maria von Radowitz, Prussian minister of Foreign affairs

1801-12-27

Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49)

1803-04-23

Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian minister of Justice

1803-04-30

Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (d. 1879)

1804-07-25

Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education

1804-08-06

Justinus van der Brugghen, Dutch lawyer/minister of Justice (1856-58)

1806-07-07

Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education

1807-10-04

Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician, prime minister of the Province of Canada (d. 1864)

1809-12-16

Peter P van Bosse, Dutch attorney/liberal minister of Finance

1810-10-04

Alexander Walewski, French earl/foreign minister/Napoleon I's son

1811-08-11

Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6]

1815-01-11

John A. Macdonald, Glasgow Scotland, First Prime Minister of Canada (1867-1873 and 1878-1891)

1815-12-23

Henry Highland Garnet, Maryland, minister/abolitionist/diplomat

1816-08-19

Julius PJA van Zuylen van Nyevelt, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs

1817-02-07

Leroy Pope Walker, US lawyer/Confederate minister of War (1861)

1817-08-17

Joseph baron Kervyn de Lettenhove, Belgian Internal minister (1870-71)

1817-10-17

Samuel Ringgold Ward, Maryland, minister/abolitionist (Fugitive Negro)

1818-06-23

Simon Vissering, Dutch economist/minister of Finances (1879-81)

1818-07-18

Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (d. 1896)

1818-07-30

John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch minister of Internal minister (1866..88)

1818-10-04

Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier

1820-03-25

Xavier F M G, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister to Pope (in Rome)

1821-07-02

Charles Tupper, Amherst Nova Scotia, (C) 6th Prime Minister of Canada (69-day term)

1821-07-21

Vasile Alecsandri, Romania, poet/ Foreign Minister/diplomat

1822-03-22

Ahmed Djevdet Pasha, Turkish minister of Education/Justice

1822-10-02

Joannes Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch Internal minister (1877-79)

1822-10-21

Levinus Keuchenius, Dutch minister of Colonies (1888-90)

1823-04-30

George JD Campbell, Scottish/Brit Minister to Indies (1868-74/80-85)

1823-12-27

Mackenzie Bowell, Rickinghall England, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-1896)

1825-05-20

Antoinette Brown Blackwell, clergy (1st ordained US female minister)

1829-05-01

Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice

1829-05-06

Phoebe Ann Coffin, 1st female ordained minister in New England

1830-01-30

James G Blaine, US, minister of foreign affairs

1830-12-07

Luigi Cremona, Italian mathematician/minister of Education

1831-05-13

Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, Dutch minister of Colonies

1832-01-13

Horatio Alger, Jr., Chelsea Massachusetts, American minister and author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win)

1835-01-13

Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian jurist/minister of the Interior

1836-07-08

Joseph Chamberlain, British minister of Commerce/Colonies

1836-09-14

Abraham PC Van Karnebeek, Dutch Foreign Minister (Liberal, 1918-27)

1837-02-17

Sam[uel] van Houten, Dutch (lib) minister (child labor laws)

1837-05-29

Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann, Dutch minister/party leader (CHU)

1838-09-27

Antony E J Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83)

1838-11-29

Aeneas Mackay, Baron/Dutch minister of interior/Colonies

1839-02-20

Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908)

1840-10-16

Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1900)

1841-02-12

Gijsbert van Tienhoven, Dutch mayor (Amsterdam) and Prime Minister of the Netherlands 1891-1894

1841-10-16

Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai, Japanese Prime Minister and Resident-General of Korea (d. 1909)

1843-09-04

Charles Wentworth Dilke, English under minister of Foreign affairs

1844-09-28

Robert Stout, Shetland Islands Scotland, NZ prime minister (1884-87)

1845-06-22

Richard John Seddon, Eccleston, England, the longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand

1846-05-29

Albert Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education

1848-01-04

Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)

1848-03-29

Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War

1851-11-05

Charles Dupuy, French prime minister (d. 1923)

1852-06-20

Theodorus Heemskerk Jzn, minister of interior (1866..88) [or Jul 20]

1852-06-24

Victor Adler, Austrian Foreign minister (1918)

1852-07-10

Alfred von Kiderlen-Waechter, German foreign minister

1852-08-31

Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister

1852-09-12

Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (L, 1908-16), (d. 1928)

1854-11-17

Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17)

1854-11-27

Aloys L earl von Aehrenthal, Austrian minister of Foreign affairs

1855-11-30

Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of Agriculture/Finance

1856-04-26

Sir Joseph Ward, 17th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1930)

1856-07-06

Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail/PTT

1856-08-03

Alfred Deakin, 2nd Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1919)

1857-02-09

Johannes T de Visser, theologist/Dutch 1st minister of Education

1859-11-15

Christopher Hornsrud, Prime Minister of Norway (d. 1960)

1860-01-21

Karl Staaff, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1915)

1860-06-30

Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs (1918-20)

1860-10-06

Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch foreign minister (1908-13)

1860-12-07

Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1947)

1861-07-29

Sergei D Sazonov, Russian minister of Foreign Affairs (1910-16)

1861-12-05

Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24)

1862-04-25

Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/minister of Foreign affairs

1862-08-29

Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)

1862-09-25

Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)

1862-12-03

Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32)

1863-12-15

Paul [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier [NS]

1864-02-19

Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture (Work Law of 1911)

1864-07-23

Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)

1866-01-25

Emile Vandervelde, President (1900—1918) of the International Socialist Bureau and Minister of 3 Belgian governments (d. 1938)

1866-03-18

John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs (1913-18)

1867-04-09

Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1941)

1867-09-21

Henry Lewis Stimson, US minister of War (1911-13)

1867-09-28

Hiranuma Kiichirō, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1952)

1867-11-04

Tomasz Arciszewski, Polish Prime Minister 1944-47

1867-12-24

Kantaro Suzuki, 42nd Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1948)

1868-03-05

Prosper Poullet, Belgian viscount/jurist/minister

1869-02-12

Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education/Arts (VVD)

1869-03-18

[Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, Birmingham, British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40)

1869-05-19

Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State

1869-11-24

António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)

1870-05-24

Jan Christiaan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa and proponent of Commonwealth & League of Nations (d. 1950)

1870-07-20

Vladimir D Nabokov, Russian jurist/minister of Justice (1918-19)

1870-10-03

Carl Jönsson, My Son the Minister

1871-03-27

Petrus J M Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor (1918-25)

1871-09-28

Pietro Badoglio, Grazzano Monferrato, Italy, General/Libyan Governor (1928-33) and Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44)

1871-10-09

Gerrit Bolkestein, minister of Education (1939-4-)

1872-01-21

Jonkhr Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister

1872-02-07

Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek lawyer/diplomat/foreign minister

1872-08-11

Shidehara Kijuro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1951)

1873-03-17

Chard Somerset, 1st woman Cabinet minister (1929-31)

1873-08-04

Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War

1873-10-18

Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951)

1873-11-22

Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India)

1874-05-20

Folkert E Posthuma, Dutch minister of Agriculture/Industry

1874-07-24

Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)

1874-08-21

Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1918-27)

1874-11-30

Winston Churchill, (C) British Prime Minister (1940-45, 1951-55, Nobel 1953)

1875-08-21

Maurice Lippens, Belgian earl/minister/governor of Congo

1876-09-18

James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1953)

1876-09-22

André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)

1877-01-22

Hjalmar Schacht, president of German Reichsbank/minister of Economics

1877-02-07

Julius Curtius, German minister of Foreign affairs (1929-..)

1877-05-26

Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34)

1877-06-05

Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch socialist minister (1939-45)

1877-08-10

Rudolf Hilferding, German economist/SPD-minister of Finance

1878-09-02

Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr

1878-11-21

Gustav Radbruch, German lawyer/minister of Justice

1879-09-15

Joseph Lyons, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1939)

1880-01-10

Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp

1881-03-09

Ernest Bevin, British minister of Labour/Foreign affairs

1882-03-04

Nicolae Titulescu, Romanian diplomat, government minister, and former President of the League of Nations (d. 1941)

1882-05-19

Mohammed Mosaddeq, Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967)

1882-06-15

Ion Antonescu, Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1946)

1883-02-08

Joseph A Schumpeter, Austria/US economist/minister of finance

1883-04-15

Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1967)

1883-06-28

Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)

1883-08-19

José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (d. 1965)

1883-09-30

Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (d. 1945)

1884-02-17

Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish minister of Internal affairs (1940)

1884-06-07

Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/daily newspaper publisher (Last News)

1884-12-18

Philippe van Isacker, Belgian minister

1885-06-05

Georges Mandel, [Louis Rothschild], French Foreign minister (-1940)

1885-09-22

Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1951)

1885-10-02

Ruth Bryan Rohde, US, (Rep), minister to Denmark

1886-01-21

Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy

1886-05-10

Felix Manalo, Founder and 1st Executive Minister of the Iglesia ni Cristo (d. 1963)

1886-09-14

Jan Garrique Masaryk, Czech, statesman/minister to London (1918-35)

1886-10-16

David Ben-Gurion, Plonsk Poland, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 55)

1886-12-05

Pieter J Old, lawyer/minister of Finance/mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52)

1887-02-03

Juan Negrín, Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)

1887-07-18

Vidkun Al Quisling, Norwegian minister of Defense/premier (1942-45)

1888-02-13

Georgios Papandreou, Greek prefect of Lesbos/minister/premier

1888-11-11

Maulana Azad, 1st minister of education in independent India

1890-01-01

Axel Hambræus, The Minister of Uddarbo

1890-01-13

Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (d. 1945)

1890-03-09

Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov, Soviet foreign minister (UN)

1890-03-18

Gerardus van der Leeuw, Dutch religion historian/minister of Education

1890-07-18

Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1983)

1891-01-26

Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

1891-02-03

Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice (1926-33)

1891-02-09

Pietro Nenni, Italy, socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)

1891-03-03

Jan Donner, Dutch minister of Justice/president High Council

1891-12-30

Antoine Pinay, French premier (1952)/minister of Foreign affairs

1892-01-30

Grigore Gafencu, Roman minister of Foreign affairs (1938-39)

1892-02-08

Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt)

1892-02-15

James Forrestal, US, banker/minister of Navy

1893-02-13

Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romania, communist/foreign minister (1945-52)

1893-04-30

Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister (d. 1946)

1893-05-16

Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance (1925-30)

1893-09-07

Leslie Hore-Belisha, British Minister of Transport

1894-01-15

Edmond Rubbens, Belgian attorney/minister of colonization

1894-05-30

Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch minister of Colonies (1942-45)

1894-07-19

Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 1965)

1894-08-03

John H van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice/Internal minister

1894-10-15

Moshe Sharett, second Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1965)

1894-11-17

Eelco van Kleffens, minister of Foreign affairs (1939-46)/diplomat

1894-12-20

Robert Menzies, Jeparit, Victoria, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving

1895-04-13

Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1973)

1896-10-02

Liaqat Ali Khan, Pakistan's first Prime Minister (d. 1951)

1896-12-11

Georgi K Zjukov, Russian minister of Defense (WW II) [OS-Dec 2]

1897-02-05

Dirk U Stikker, director (Heineken)/Dutch foreign minister/NATO

1897-04-23

Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel 1957)

1897-05-03

V K Krishna Menon, India, minister of defense

1897-05-10

Einar Gerhardsen, Prime minister of Norway (d. 1987)

1897-10-29

[Paul] Joseph Goebbels, Rheydt, Germany, Nazi Reich Minister of Information and Propaganda

1898-03-02

Oscar Rundblom, The Minister of Uddarbo

1898-07-06

Hanns Eisler, German/US composer/German DR-minister for propaganda

1899-07-18

Willem Kernkamp, Dutch minister of Colonies (Islam & Woman)

1899-09-07

Leendert A Donker, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)

1899-12-03

Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1965)

1900-03-29

John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)

1900-06-17

Martin Bormann, propoganda minister (Hitler)

1900-08-30

Franklin C Fry, US minister (Lutheran World Relief)

1900-10-22

Edward R Stettinius, US, foreign minister (1944-45)/diplomat

1901-06-23

Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador

1901-08-26

Jan de Quay, Dutch minister of war/premier (KVP, 1959-63)

1902-01-17

Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)

1902-02-21

John Smallenbroek, Dutch minister of Internal Affairs [or 1909]

1902-04-18

Giuseppe Pella, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1981)

1902-07-11

Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58)

1902-09-30

Piet[er J] "Piet" Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52)

1903-02-08

Abdulrahman, minister of Internal affairs/premier of Malaysia

1903-05-21

Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier (1953..7)

1903-08-08

August Cool, Belgian union leader/minister of state

1904-03-26

Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)

1904-06-20

Heinrich von Brentano di Tremezzo, German Foreign Minister

1904-09-28

Hendrik J Hofstra, Dutch minister of Finance (PvdA)

1904-12-03

Juan E Yrausquin, founder (Party of Patriot Arubans)/minister

1905-01-14

Takeo Fukuda, 67th Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1995)

1905-03-19

Albert Speer, German architect/minister of Armament (NSDAP)

1905-04-08

Pierre Wigny, Belgian minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61) [or 4/18]

1905-04-10

Jan H van Roijen, diplomat/Netherland foreign minister

1905-05-05

Robert Houben, Belgian CVP-minister of Public health (1958)

1906-05-16

Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)

1906-10-27

Anton AM Struyken, minister of justice/governor Dutch Antilles

1907-03-11

Margaret Herbison, British minister (Lab)

1907-05-17

Charles Cawley, British chief scientist/minister of power

1907-05-25

U Nu, Wakema, Myaungmya District, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (1948-56, 1960-62)

1908-04-30

Bjarni Benediktsson, Icelandic foreign and later prime minister (d. 1970)

1908-05-16

Mohammed Roem, Indonesian foreign minister (Linggadjati)

1908-05-26

Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Prime Minister of South Vietnam

1908-06-12

Ronald Selby Wright, minister

1908-08-12

Lord Renton, QC/British government minister

1908-09-11

Everhardus J van Romondt, physician/Dutch Antillean minister of Eco

1908-11-29

Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY)/minister

1909-09-15

C.N.Annadurai, Former Chief Minister of Tamilnadu

1909-12-24

Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-68)

1910-03-12

Masayoshi Ohira, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1980)

1911-01-11

Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 2004)

1911-04-24

Karl O Schiller, German economist (Minister of Economics)

1911-05-08

Wilhelm F de Gaay Fortman, Dutch lawyer/foreign minister

1911-07-05

Georges Pompidou, Paris, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), (d. 1974)

1911-07-15

Lord Shackelton, explorer/government minister

1911-08-24

Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister

1911-08-28

Joseph MAH Luns, foreign minister/secr-general (NATO)

1911-09-25

Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)

1911-10-12

Louis M de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78)

1911-11-26

Raymond Scheyven, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs

1912-02-03

Jacques Soustelle, French minister of information

1912-03-22

Lord Alport [Cuthbert Alport], politician, cabinet minister, and life peer

1912-08-10

Izaak Samkalden, Dutch Minister of Justice (PvdA)/mayor of Amsterdam

1912-08-16

Marga AM Klompe, 1st Netherland woman elected minister

1913-06-06

Jiri Hajek, Czech jurist/foreign minister

1914-05-27

Lord Erroll of Hale, British minister

1915-02-27

Arthur Gilson, Belgian attorney/minister of Defense (1958-..)

1915-05-20

Moshe Dayan, Israeli general/minister of Defense

1915-09-06

Franz Josef Strauss, Germany, nazi/minister of defense (1956-62)

1915-10-06

Harry van Doorn, [Henri W], CRM minister/Dutch politician (KVP/PPR)

1915-10-15

Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician (Prime Minister 1983—84, 1986—1992, (d. 2012)

1915-12-13

Balthazar Johannes Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa (1966-77)

1916-07-18

Isaac [Ietje] A Diepenhorst, Dutch lawyer/minister of Education

1916-08-06

Dom Mintoff, Bormla, Malta, Maltese Prime Minister (1955-58, 1971-84), (d. 2012)

1917-06-19

Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwan minister (ZAPUA)

1917-08-30

Denis Healey, Denis Healey: The Best Prime Minister Labour Never Had?

1917-10-02

Francis Jackson, organist & master of Music/York minister

1917-11-05

Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian former Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)

1918-06-07

Irene Vorrink, Dutch minister (health & environment)

1918-08-29

Jelle Zijlstra, economist/minister/pres Netherlands Bank

1918-10-18

Willem J "Molly" Geertsema, Dutch liberal/interior minister)

1918-12-26

George Rallis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)

1919-03-27

Julian Amery, conservative minister

1919-05-14

Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem party minister (CRM 1965-66)

1919-05-19

Mitja Ribičič, Trieste, Italy, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (1969-71), (d. 2013)

1919-07-08

Walter Scheel, German Foreign minister/president

1919-10-18

Pierre Trudeau, Montreal Quebec, 15th Prime Minister of Canada

1920-04-11

Emilio Colombo, Potenza, Italy, Prime Minister (1970-2), (d. 2013)

1920-11-18

Mustafa Khalil, Prime Minister of Egypt (d. 2008)

1921-03-22

Wilhelmus Norbert Schmelzer, Netherland, foreign minister (KVP)

1921-04-04

Willem J "Wim" the Villiers, S Afr minister of Administration

1921-06-12

Hendrik J Witteveen, economist/minister of finance/director (IMF)

1921-07-30

Jacques Vander Schueren, Belgium, minister of Economic Affairs

1921-10-10

"Boy" [FHP] Trip, Dutch minister

1921-11-19

Peter Ruckman, American Baptist minister

1922-02-13

Lord Pym of Sandy, British minister of foreign affairs

1922-02-18

Eric Gairy, first Prime Minister of Grenada (1974-1979)

1922-06-03

Iván Patachich, I'll Go to the Minister

1922-06-16

Omar El-Hariri, His Excellency the Minister

1922-08-12

Lord Colinbrook, British government minister

1923-07-16

Reginald Prentice, British government minister

1923-08-02

Shimon Peres, Israeli Labor Party leader/prime minister

1923-09-16

Lee Kuan Yew, Prime Minister, Senior Minister and Minister Mentor of Singapore

1923-11-08

Dmitri T Jazov, Russian minister of defense (1991 coup)

1923-12-13

Frankie Fraser, If I Were Prime Minister: 'Mad' Frankie Fraser

1924-05-13

Giovanni Sartori, The Prime Minister and the Press

1924-06-20

Rainer Barzel, German leader (CDU-CSU)/minister

1924-07-23

Betsy Haworth, deacon/minister

1924-08-03

Max van der Stoel, Dutch Foreign minister (PvdA)

1924-11-02

Nadia Catouse, The Minister

1925-04-03

Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)

1925-07-02

Patrice Emery Lumumba, Katakokombe region of the Kasai Province of Belgian Congo, first Prime Minister of an independent Congo,

1925-09-14

M L de Braauw, Dutch minister (DS'70)

1925-10-27

Warren M Christopher, US, lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs (1993- )

1926-02-09

Garret FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland

1926-05-09

Joshua Hassan, chief minister (Gibralter)

1926-08-13

Fidel Castro, Mayari, Oriente, Cuba, dictator/prime minister/president (1959-2008)

1926-08-31

Jan de Koning, minister of Agriculture/Social Businesses (CDA)

1926-09-11

Gerrit van Niekerk Viljoen, South African minister of Legislation

1927-03-21

Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German minister of Foreign affairs (FDP)

1927-06-17

Birthe Illum, Den stjaalne minister

1927-07-12

Gualberto T Hernandez, perfect minister Neth Antilles

1927-08-01

Andre Cools, Belgium, minister of Budget/vice-premier

1927-09-27

Eli van der Merwe Louw, S Afr minister of Transport/Manpower

1927-12-14

Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch internal minister (VVD) (1982-86)

1928-01-05

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan

1928-01-20

Zoltán Galabárdi, I'll Go to the Minister

1928-01-25

Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)

1928-02-27

Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, (d. 2014)

1928-04-08

Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (d. 2000)

1928-05-28

Albert Booth, British government minister

1928-07-05

Pierre Mauroy, French politician (Prime Minister, 1981-4), (d. 2013)

1928-07-20

Charles David Ganao, Djambala, French Equatorial Africa, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (1996-1997), (d. 2012)

1929-06-08

Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Dept of Environment)

1929-12-02

Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs (ARP)

1929-12-09

Bob Hawke, Bordertown, South Australia, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (1983-91) and Leader of the Labor Party

1930-01-30

Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense (1980- )

1930-03-23

Gerd Fitz, Minister gesucht

1930-04-27

Roelof F "Pik" Botha, South African minister of Foreign affairs

1930-05-16

Don Conicannon, government minister

1930-07-27

Shirley Williams, co-founder (Social Democratic Party)/labour minister

1930-08-23

Michel Rocard, Courbevoie France, Prime Minister of France

1930-10-13

Peter J Clase, South African minister of Education/Culture (1985- )

1931-04-19

Hendrick J "Kobie" Coetsee, South Africa minister of Defense/Justice

1931-05-15

F Korthals Altes, Dutch minister of Justice (VVD)

1931-07-15

Eugene Louw, South African minister of Internal affairs

1931-07-25

Cornelis P van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior

1931-08-18

Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)

1931-10-18

Catharina I "Ien" Dales, Dutch Internal minister (1989-94)

1931-11-29

Frank T Mdlalose, KwaZulu minister of Internal minister

1932-03-22

Els Borst, De Minister

1932-06-11

Timothy Sainsbury, British minister of state

1932-07-05

Gyula Horn, Hungarian prime minister (1994-8), (d. 2013)

1933-04-04

Fritz Bolkestein, Dutch CEO (Shell)/Minister of Defense (VVD)

1933-04-29

Mark Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium

1933-05-11

Louis Farrakhan, minister (black islam nation, million man march)

1933-05-23

Gerrit J M Braks, Dutch minister of agriculture & land & fishing (CDA)

1933-06-10

Georgi Atanasov, Bulgarian Prime Minister

1933-08-01

Erwin Nypels, Dutch economist/minister of Housing (D66)

1933-10-30

Wallace D. Muhammad, Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X

1934-01-11

Jean Chretien, Shawinigan Quebec, 20th Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003)

1934-02-07

Piet Bukman, Dutch minister for Development Aid (CDA)

1934-06-10

Jürgen Spohn, Am nächsten Morgen kehrte der Minister nicht an seinen Arbeitsplatz zurück

1934-07-19

Francisco Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (d. 1980)

1934-09-01

Terepai Maoate, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands (1999-2002), (d. 2012)

1934-09-07

Omar Karami, Prime Minister of Lebanon

1935-01-18

Gad Yaacobi, Israeli minister (d. 2007)

1935-02-18

Michel Aoun, Lebanese prime minister

1935-03-10

Ivan Calin, Ribneta, Moldova, President and Prime Minister 1980-1990 (d. 2012)

1935-05-31

Jim Bolger, 35th Prime Minister of New Zealand

1935-06-01

Reverend Ike, SC, evangelist minister (Joy of Living)

1935-06-13

Samak Sundaravej, Thai 25th Prime Minister (former)

1935-06-25

Wynand Breytenbach, South African under minister of Defense (1986- )

1935-07-09

Willem Duisenberg, minister of Finance (PvdA)/pres (Nethche Bank)

1935-10-15

Murdo Alexander MacLeod, minister

1936-01-08

Ferdinand Hartzenberg, South African minister of Education (1979-82)

1936-01-20

Eldred G Maduro, minister (Netherland Antilles)

1936-03-06

A "Bram" Stemerdink, Dutch minister of Defense (PvdA)

1936-04-09

Michael Somare, British foreign affairs minister (Paupa & New Guinea)

1936-04-20

Pauli Ellefsen, Miðvágur, Vágar, Faroe Islands, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

1936-06-23

Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece

1936-07-08

Rudolf W de Korte, Dutch Unilever-director/minister EA (L)

1936-09-29

Silvio Berlusconi, former Prime Minister of Italy

1936-12-11

Hans van den Broek, Dutch foreign minister (-1992)

1937-03-29

Smarck Michel, Saint-Marc, Haiti, Haitian Prime Minister (1994-5), (d. 2012)

1937-07-10

Luciano Moggi, The Prime Minister and the Press

1937-07-12

Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France 1997-2002

1937-07-24

Baroness Blatch, British minister of state for Education

1937-10-01

Hedy d'Ancona, Dutch minister of WVC (PvdA)

1937-11-10

Karin Eickelbaum, Hauptsache Minister

1937-11-29

Johan J Holst, Norwegian minister of Defense/Foreign affairs

1937-12-11

Adrian J Vlok, South African NP-minister of Law & Order (1986- )

1937-12-23

James Fox, Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X

1938-03-29

Bert de Vries, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (CDA)

1938-03-31

Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi

1938-07-21

Les Aspin, (Rep-D-Wisc, 1971-93)/Minister of Defense (1993-94)

1938-08-28

Paul Martin, Windsor Ontario, 21st Prime Minister of Canada (2003-2006)

1938-11-08

Driss Basri, Moroccan Interior Minister (d. 2007)

1938-12-09

Elizabeth H "Rina" Venter, South African minister of Health care

1938-12-15

Dennis RB Madide, South African Internal minister of Transkei

1939-04-16

Margaretha de Boer, Dutch minister (PvdA)

1939-06-19

Peter Duffell, Brits lt-general/minister of Defense

1939-07-26

J W Howard, Prime Minister of Australia

1939-08-15

H Onno C R Ruding, director (Amrobank)/Dutch Financial minister (CDA)

1939-08-23

Ronald [Ronny] A Casseres, minister of Dutch Antilles

1939-09-22

Gilbert E. Patterson, American minister and presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ (d. 2007)

1939-12-18

Christoffel "Stoffel" van de Merwe, S Afr minister of Education

1940-01-19

Barend J du Plessis, South African minister of Finance (1984- )

1940-07-01

Kenneth Clarke, British minister

1940-07-10

Dawid J "Dawie" de Villiers, South African minister of energy (1989- )

1940-10-01

Richard F Pieternella, Dutch Antilles' minister plenipotentiary

1941-04-23

Paavo Lipponen, Prime Minister of Finland 1995-2003

1941-07-16

George Young, MP/British minister of housing & planning

1941-07-19

Neelie Smit-Kroes, Dutch politician (VVD)/minister of Traffic

1941-11-14

Hermanus J Kriel, South African minister of Planning (1989- )

1942-01-01

Alassane Ouattara, Former Prime Minister of Ivory Coast

1942-02-01

Hans-Peter Heinzl, Lex Minister

1942-02-12

Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel

1942-03-05

Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain

1942-05-27

Roger Freeman, British minister of transport

1942-06-26

Gilberto Gil, Brazilian singer and Minister of Culture

1942-07-04

Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (d. 2008)

1942-07-26

Vladimír Mečiar, Slovak prime minister

1942-10-09

Shukri Ghanem, Vienna Austria, Libyan Prime Minister (2003-2006), (d. 2012)

1942-10-10

Radu Vasile, Romanian Prime Minister

1943-02-20

Lord McNally, British Minister of State for Justice

1943-02-28

Hans Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-98)

1943-03-23

Peter Graves, supt minister (Westminster Central Hall)

1943-03-29

John Major, Carshalton, Surrey, British Prime Minister (C, 1990-97)

1943-08-28

Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)

1943-12-29

JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)

1944-01-18

Relus ter Beek, Dutch Minister of defense (PvdA)

1944-01-18

Paul Keating, twenty-fourth Prime Minister of Australia

1944-03-19

Said Musa, Prime Minister of Belize

1944-03-24

Vojislav Koštunica, Serbian Prime Minister

1944-08-21

Perry Christie, former prime minister of the Bahamas

1944-10-29

Otto Wiesheu, German minister

1944-12-23

D J D Dees, pharmacist/Dutch minister of WVC (VVD)

1945-01-07

Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya

1945-04-02

Lord Skelmersdale, British minister (C)

1945-04-03

Wim J Deetman, Dutch minister of education/MP (CDA)

1945-04-14

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, 8th Prime Minister of Samoa

1945-05-29

Lord Fraser of Carmyllie, Minister of State (Scotland)

1945-09-30

Ehud Olmert, twelfth Prime Minister of Israel

1945-12-22

Joris J C Voorhoeve, Dutch Defense minister (1994-, VVD)

1946-09-17

Michael Jack, British minister of state-home office

1946-09-24

Robert Jackson, MP/minister of British Civil Service

1947-02-01

Normie Rowe, The Prime Minister Is Missing

1947-03-10

[Avril] Kim Campbell, Port Alberni British Columbia, Canada's 1st female and 19th Prime Minister (1993 )

1947-04-13

Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer & former minister

1947-05-18

John Bruton, Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)

1947-07-16

Roelof P Meyer, S Afr under minister of Law & Order etc

1947-08-05

Carlo Freccero, The Prime Minister and the Press

1948-02-05

Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)

1948-03-12

Virginia Bottomley, British minister of health and heritage

1948-04-12

Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of Germany

1948-07-09

Hassan Wirajuda, Indonesian current foreign minister

1949-10-21

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister

1950-04-01

Ed[uardus] HTM Nijpels, Dutch minister of Environment (VVD)

1950-06-01

Annemarie Jorritsma-Lebbink, Dutch minister of Traffic (VVD)

1950-07-19

Per-Kristian Foss, Norwegian Minister of Finance

1951-02-20

Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, British Labour Prime Minister (2007—10)

1951-04-04

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

1951-04-19

Jóannes Eidesgaard, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands

1951-06-12

Andranik Margaryan, 14th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)

1952-01-14

Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania

1952-02-10

Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore

1952-08-01

Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (d. 2003)

1952-08-21

Jiří Paroubek, former Czech prime minister

1952-12-08

Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore Health Minister

1952-12-17

Hans Alders, Dutch minister of environment (PvdA)

1953-01-26

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark

1953-02-25

José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain

1953-04-11

Guy Verhofstadt, Prime Minister of Belgium

1953-05-06

Tony Blair, British Prime Minister (Labour, 1997-2007 )

1953-05-16

David Maclean, British minister of state

1953-07-13

Mila Mulroney, wife of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney

1953-11-14

Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France

1954-02-26

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey

1954-03-04

François Fillon, French politician, Prime Minister of France

1954-06-08

Sergei Storchak, Russian deputy finance minister

1954-06-30

Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)

1954-10-03

Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], Brooklyn, New York, minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real)

1955-02-04

Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime minister

1955-05-09

Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, (d. 2012)

1955-07-25

Bantubonke Holomisa, minister of Defense of Transkei (1988- )

1955-11-04

Matti Vanhanen, Prime Minister of Finland

1956-02-12

Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- )

1956-05-07

Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands

1956-06-22

Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani Politician and Foreign Minister

1956-06-29

Pedro Santana Lopes, former Prime Minister of Portugal

1956-09-14

Kostas Karamanlis, Greek prime-minister

1957-04-22

Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister

1957-05-15

Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)

1957-09-06

José Sócrates, Prime Minister of Portugal

1958-04-15

Benjamin Zephaniah, If I Were Prime Minister

1958-06-07

Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand

1959-03-16

Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway

1959-04-30

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

1959-06-09

Christian Wulff, German politician, currently prime minister of Lower Saxony.

1959-12-20

Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Prime Minister of Poland

1959-9-27

Paul-Anders Simma, The Minister of State

1960-03-23

Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland

1960-11-27

Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian prime minister

1961-06-04

Ferenc Gyurcsány, Hungary prime minister

1962-10-03

Hesham Abdel Hamid, His Excellency the Minister

1963-08-12

Michaela Geuer, Minister gesucht

1963-08-29

Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer

1964-02-23

Byron Evans, Minister of Defense: The Reggie White Story

1964-09-15

Róbert Fico, Slovak Prime minister

1966-08-27

Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia

1969-05-22

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Japanese Prime Minister Address to Joint Meeting of Congress

1976-07-28

Kai Schumann, Der Minister

1981-12-15

Creighton Lovelace, American Baptist minister

1987-12-15

Marina Maximilian Blumin, Prime Minister's Children

1993-11-25

Cameron Neale, The Sinister Prime Minister

1997-9-28

Minister Jared Sawyer Jr.,

Minister - Notable Weddings

John A. MacdonaldSep 1, 1843

Nathan Bedford ForrestSep 25, 1845

Charles TupperOct 8, 1846

Mackenzie BowellDec 23, 1847

John AbbottJul 26, 1849

Alexander MackenzieJun 17, 1853

Wilfrid LaurierAug 13, 1868

John ThompsonJul 5, 1870

Woodrow WilsonJun 24, 1885

Robert BordenSep 25, 1889

Arthur MeighenJun 24, 1904

Louis St. LaurentMay 19, 1908

Joachim von RibbentropJul 5, 1920

Robert MenziesSep 27, 1920

Lester B. PearsonAug 22, 1925

Menachem BeginMay 29, 1939

Fred RogersJul 9, 1952

John DiefenbakerDec 8, 1953

Bob HawkeMar 3, 1956

Jean ChretienSep 10, 1957

John TurnerMay 11, 1963

Pierre TrudeauMar 4, 1971

Brian MulroneyMay 26, 1973

Joe ClarkJun 30, 1973

Al SharptonOct 31, 1980

Benazir BhuttoDec 18, 1987

Minister - Weddings
Date Event
1843-09-01

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (28) weds his cousin Isabella Clark

1845-09-25

Confederate army Nathan Bedford Forrest (24) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Mary Ann Montgomery (18) in Hernando, Mississippi

1846-10-08

Prime Minister of Canada Charles Tupper (25) weds Frances Amelia Morse (20) in Amherst, Nova Scotia

1847-12-23

Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell (24) weds Harriet Moore

1849-07-26

Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott (28) weds Mary Bethune at bride's parents home

1853-06-17

Prime Minister of Canada Alexander Mackenzie (31) weds second wife Jane Sym

1867-02-16

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London

1868-08-13

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier (26) weds Zoé Lafontaine (27) in Montreal, Canada

1870-07-05

Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine

1885-06-24

28th US President Woodrow Wilson (28) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Ellen Louise Axson (25) in Savannah, Georgia

1889-09-25

Prime Minister of Canada Robert Borden (34) weds Laura Bond

1904-06-24

Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen (30) weds Jessie Isabel Cox

1908-05-19

Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent (26) weds Jeanne Renault

1920-07-05

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop (27) weds Anna Elisabeth Henkell

1920-09-27

Prime Minister of Australia Robert Menzies (25) weds Pattie Maie Leckie (21) at Kew Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, Australia

1925-08-22

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

1939-05-29

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (25) weds Aliza Arnold

1952-07-09

American educator, Presbyterian minister and TV host Fred Rogers (24) weds Sara Joanne Byrd

1953-12-08

Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada

1956-03-03

Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

1957-09-10

Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada

1963-05-11

Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)

1971-03-04

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

1973-05-26

Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)

1973-06-30

Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)

1980-10-31

Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds back up singer Kathy Jordan

1987-12-18

Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's future Prime Minister, marries Asif Ali Zardari

2005-10-02

Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko's daughter Evhenya Tymoshenko weds "Death Valley Screamers" musician Sean Carr at 11th century Vydubychi Monastery in Kiev, Ukraine

2005-10-22

Austria's finance minister Karl-Heinz Grasser (36) weds Fiona Swarovski in Weissenkirchen, Austria

2006-04-08

"All of Us" TV actress LisaRaye McCoy (38) weds Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Michael Misick (40) in an $1.5 million beachside wedding in Caribbean

Minister - Notable Divorces

Pierre TrudeauApr 2, 1984

Minister - Divorces
Date Event
1984-04-02

Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (64) divorces Margaret Trudeau (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

Minister - Notable Deaths

Thomas CromwellJul 28, 1540

Cotton MatherFeb 13, 1728

Arthur WellesleySep 14, 1852

Daniel WebsterOct 24, 1852

John A. MacdonaldJun 6, 1891

Alexander MackenzieApr 17, 1892

John ThompsonDec 12, 1894

William Ewart GladstoneMay 19, 1898

Charles TupperOct 30, 1915

Mackenzie BowellDec 10, 1917

Robert BordenJun 10, 1937

Joseph GoebbelsMay 1, 1945

Richard Bedford BennettJun 26, 1947

Mackenzie KingJul 22, 1950

Arthur MeighenAug 5, 1960

Lester B. PearsonDec 27, 1972

Louis St. LaurentJul 25, 1973

Georges PompidouApr 2, 1974

Robert MenziesMay 15, 1978

John DiefenbakerAug 16, 1979

Pierre TrudeauSep 28, 2000

Benazir BhuttoDec 27, 2007

Margaret ThatcherApr 8, 2013

Minister - Deaths
Date Event
93-04-09

Yuan An, Minister over the Masses of the Han dynasty

1115-06-08

Peter van Amiens, French minister of crusades, dies at about 64

1231-06-12

Antonius van Padua, [Fernando M de Bulhom], Port minister, dies at 35

1272-11-19

David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies

1283-01-09

Wen Tianxiang, Prime Minister of China (executed) (b. 1236)

1524-12-10

Henry van Zutphen, Dutch Augustine/Luthern minister, burned to death

1540-07-28

Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed

1545-02-19

Pierre Brully, [Peter Brulius], calvinist minister, burned to death

1566-09-22

John Agricola, [Schneider], German theologist/prime minister, dies

1567-05-31

Pereguin de la Grange, French minister/martyr of Reform, dies

1569-05-10

Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer

1588-03-17

Petrus Dathenus, Flemish minister/physician (Psalms of David), dies

1596-01-21

John Ligarius, German theologist/prime minister, dies at 66

1661-03-09

Jules "Cardinal" Mazarin, chief minister of France, dies at 58

1661-08-16

Thomas Fuller, English prime minister, dies at 53

1683-09-05

Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French Minister of Navy, dies at 64

1712-12-15

Sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67

1714-06-22

Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)

1715-12-28

William Carstares, Scottish minister (b. 1649)

1720-02-27

Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)

1723-08-23

Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (b. 1639)

1727-06-08

August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (b. 1663)

1728-02-13

Cotton Mather, American Puritan minister, dies at 65

1735-04-05

William Derham, English minister and writer (b. 1657)

1740-01-27

Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692)

1743-07-02

Spencer Compton earl of Wilmington, English minister of Finance, dies

1750-05-03

John Willison, Scottish minister and writer (b. 1680)

1752-06-16

Giulio Alberoni, Spanish/Italian minister/cardinal, dies at 88

1752-11-06

Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)

1755-04-06

Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (b. 1690)

1759-10-13

John Henley, English minister (b. 1692)

1761-04-09

William Law, British minister and theologian (b. 1686)

1764-10-02

William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1766-05-08

Samuel Chandler, English non-conformist minister (b. 1693)

1766-07-09

Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (b. 1720)

1782-05-15

Marquis of Pombal, Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1699)

1788-06-12

Johann A Cramer, prime minister/poet, dies at 65

1791-04-19

Richard Price, nonconformist minister/writer (Alabi's World), dies

1792-04-30

John Montague 4th Earl of Sandwich, English Naval minister, dies at 73

1805-05-07

William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1737)

1808-05-18

Elijah Craig, American minister and inventor (b. 1738?)

1809-08-30

Ignacy Potocki, Polish Foreign Minister (constitution), dies

1809-10-30

William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)

1811-05-28

Henry Dundas, British minister (b. 1742)

1811-11-08

Charles F Bentinck, Dutch minister of Colonies, dies at 47

1812-02-24

Hugo Kollataj, Polish teacher/minister, dies at 61

1812-05-11

Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (assassinated) (b. 1762)

1818-05-26

Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies

1821-06-13

[Izaak J] Alexander Gogel, minister of finance/patriot, dies at 55

1822-10-29

Dirk van Hogendorp, Dutch earl/general/minister of War, dies at 61

1827-08-08

George Canning, British minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 57

1828-04-12

Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer/minister of Finance, dies at 60

1828-12-04

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1770)

1832-07-30

Jean-A-C Chaptal, French chemist/Internal minister, dies

1834-01-12

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1759)

1839-06-09

Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War (1798-1800), dies at 89

1841-05-03

Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance/Navy/Colonies, dies at 74

1843-03-16

Anton R Falck, Dutch minister of Education/Colonies, dies at 65

1845-07-17

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1764)

1845-11-03

Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 69

1852-09-14

Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory) (1828-30) dies at 83

1852-10-24

Daniel Webster, lawyer/speaker/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 70

1857-02-07

Félix PBOG, Earl of Merode, Belgian minister of War, dies at 65

1857-06-19

Alexander Twilight, American politician and minister, first African American to graduate and hold political office dies aged 61

1859-01-28

Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1782)

1861-02-18

Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74

1861-06-06

Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)

1861-10-06

Elias Canneman, liberal minister of Finance (1813-14), dies at 84

1861-12-14

George HG earl of Aberdeen, Engl Minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 76

1863-10-02

Justinus van de Brugghen, lawyer/minister of Justice, dies

1864-07-17

Dirk Dark Curtius, attorney/liberal minister of Justice, dies at 71

1865-10-18

Lord Henry JT Palmerston, English Minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 80

1867-01-12

Victor Cousin, French philosopher/minister of Education, dies at 74

1868-09-19

William Sprague, American minister and politician from (b. 1809)

1868-09-27

Alexander Walewski, French earl/duke/diplomat/Foreign minister, dies

1873-10-29

Leonardus Lightenvelt, minister of RC Worship, dies at 78

1874-07-11

Xavier FMG earl Merode, Belgium pontifical defense minister, dies at 54

1877-12-12

Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at 48

1878-05-28

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1792)

1879-02-21

Peter P van Bosse, Dutch liberal minister of Finance, dies at 69

1879-02-23

Albrecht Graf von Roon, Prime Minister of Prussia (b. 1803)

1880-12-15

Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Ital minister of Justice, dies at 76

1883-02-26

Alexandros Koumoundouros, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1817)

1884-05-07

Judah P Benjamin, confederate minister of War, dies at 72

1885-08-07

Antony EJ Modderman, Dutch minister of Justice (1879-83), dies at 46

1888-08-21

Simon Vissering, Dutch minister of Finance (1879-81), dies at 70

1888-10-08

Jules J baron d'Anethan, Belgian Minister of Justice, dies

1889-07-16

Michele Amari, Italian historian/minister of Education, dies at 83

1890-08-22

Vasile Alecsandri, Romania poet/Foreign minister, dies at 69

1890-11-04

Jacob PP baron van Zuylen, Dutch foreign minister (1852-3), dies at 74

1891-01-05

Guillaume L Baud, Dutch minister of Colonies (1848-49), dies at 89

1891-06-06

John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)

1892-04-17

Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a stroke at 70

1893-01-27

James G Blaine, US minister of foreign affairs, dies at 62

1894-12-12

Sir John Thompson, fourth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a sudden heart attack at 49

1895-05-25

Ahmed Djevdet Pasja, Turkish minister of Justice, dies at 73

1895-07-28

Joannes Kappeyne van Coppello, Internal minister (1877-89), dies at 72

1896-03-30

Charilaos Trikoupis, seven times prime-minister of Greece (b. 1832)

1896-09-24

Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (b. 1818)

1897-10-09

John Heemskerk Azn, Dutch Internal minister (1866..88), dies at 79

1898-05-19

William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809)

1898-10-12

Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (b. 1816)

1900-08-25

Kuroda Kiyotaka, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1840)

1901-01-10

Sir James Dickson, Premier of Queensland, Australian Minister for Defence (b. 1832)

1901-08-11

Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier, dies at about 82

1901-09-09

Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, minister of Cologne dies

1902-01-09

Gustaaf Rolin-Jaequemyns, Belgian lawyer/Interior minister, dies at 66

1902-03-26

Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony (1890-96) dies at 48

1902-11-14

Paulus T van der Maesen the Sombreff, foreign minister, dies

1904-07-28

Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies

1904-08-10

Pierre M Waldeck-Rousseau, French foreign minister (Dreyfus), dies

1906-06-10

Richard John Seddon, longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand, 61

1909-02-02

Adolf Stoecker, German anti-semite/prime minister, dies at 73

1909-10-26

Itō Horiboemi, Japanese samurai, statesman and four time Prime Minister of Japan, assassinated by a Korean nationalist aged 68

1909-11-13

Aeneas Mackay, Dutch Internal minister (ARP)/Colonization, dies at 70

1910-02-20

Butros Ghali, prime minister of Egypt from 1908 to 1910, assassinated by Nationalist at 64

1911-09-21

Arab Pasha, "al-Misri" [Pasha Ahmad Arab), Egyptian minister, dies

1912-02-17

Aloys von Aerenthal, foreign minister (Austria-Hungary), dies at 57

1912-08-20

William Booth, English minister/founder (Leader des Heils), dies

1912-12-30

Alfred von Kiderlen-Waechter, German foreign minister, dies at 60

1913-10-10

Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1848)

1914-07-02

Joseph Chamberlain, British minister to Germany, dies at 78

1914-10-10

Gijsbert van Tienhoven, mayor (Amsterdam)/foreign minister, dies at 73

1915-10-30

Charles Tupper, sixth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of heart failure at 94

1916-07-12

Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture, dies at 52

1917-12-10

Sir Mackenzie Bowell, fifth Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 93

1918-09-12

George Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845)

1918-11-11

Victor Adler, Austrian neurologist/foreign minister, dies

1919-10-07

Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)

1920-01-07

Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)

1920-01-26

Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered

1920-06-13

Essad Pasja, Albanian military man/minister, murdered at peace confer

1922-06-24

Walter Rathenau, German foreign minister, killed by anti-semites at 54

1923-05-14

Charles de Freycinet, French prime minister (b. 1828)

1924-06-11

Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann Jr, Dutch minister (CHU), dies at 87

1925-02-22

Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72

1925-02-24

Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1860)

1925-03-20

George N Curzon, British Foreign minister (1919-22), dies at 66

1925-03-23

Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War, dies at 76

1925-05-12

Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71

1925-10-08

Abraham PC of Karnebeek, liberal foreign minister (1918-27), dies

1926-12-10

Nikola Pašić, Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes prime minister (b. 1845)

1927-12-25

Sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66

1928-02-15

Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (L, 1908-16) dies at 75

1928-02-29

Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66

1928-10-22

Andrew Fisher, fifth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)

1929-06-11

Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 68

1930-07-19

Robert Stout, NZ prime minister (1884-87), dies at 85

1930-10-14

Sam[uel] van Houten, lib minister (Child labor laws), dies

1930-12-24

Eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67

1931-07-24

Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of finance, dies at 75

1932-02-09

Junnosuke Inouye, Japanese minister of Finance, murdered

1932-04-04

Ottokar T Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Austrian minister, dies at 59

1932-05-07

Albert Thomas, French social minister of Weapon production, dies

1933-02-07

Albert Gyorgy Earl Apponyi, Hung minister of Education, dies at 86

1933-09-07

Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/Foreign minister, dies

1933-10-29

Paul, [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier, dies

1934-06-30

Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prime Minister of Bavaria killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1862)

1934-07-27

Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79

1934-10-09

J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered

1935-10-10

Arthur Henderson, British Labour minister (Nobel 1934), dies at 72

1936-02-01

Georgios Kondylis, general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)

1936-03-18

Eleftherios Venizelos, Former Prime minister of Greece

1936-05-17

Panagis Tsaldaris, twice Greek prime minister (b. 1868)

1936-07-13

Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance, murdered at 43

1937-06-10

Robert Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 82

1938-02-18

Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail, dies at 81

1938-03-07

Andreas Michalakopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)

1938-04-27

Edmond Rubbens, Belgian minister to Colonies, dies at 44

1938-12-27

Emile Vandervelde, President (1900—1918) of the International Socialist Bureau and Minister of 3 Belgian governments dies at 72

1939-04-07

Joseph Lyons, tenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)

1940-03-19

Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54

1940-03-27

Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)

1941-11-18

Chris Watson, third Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1867)

1942-01-27

Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1888)

1942-02-08

Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50

1942-03-28

Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67

1942-05-03

Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)

1942-10-01

Ants Piip, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1884)

1943-01-24

John Burns, British minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies

1943-02-06

HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71

1943-03-04

Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek foreign minister, dies at 71

1944-03-22

... Pucheu, French Internal minister to Vichy, executed

1945-01-09

Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1890)

1945-03-03

Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61

1945-05-01

Paul Joseph Goebbels, German Nazi Minister of Propoganda, commits suicide aged 47 with his wife and arranges the death of his 6 children aged

1945-05-08

Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (b. 1883)

1945-07-05

John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)

1945-08-15

Korechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (b. 1887)

1945-09-15

André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (b. 1876)

1946-03-13

Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr, dies at 67

1946-06-26

Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (b. 1880)

1947-05-17

George William Forbes, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1869)

1947-06-26

Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a heart attack at 76

1947-07-30

Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)

1948-03-10

Jan Masaryk, Czech Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered

1948-05-01

Christos Ladas, Greek minister of Justice, murdered

1948-07-05

Peter JM Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor, dies at 77

1948-11-10

Julius Curtius, German foreign minister (1929- ), dies at 71

1949-05-05

Carl Jönsson, My Son the Minister

1949-10-31

Edward R Stettinius, US foreign minister (1944-45)/diplomat, dies

1950-01-08

Joseph A Schumpeter, Aus/US economist/Minister of Finance, dies at 66

1950-07-22

Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 75

1950-10-20

Henry Lewsis Stimson, US minister of War/gov-gen, dies

1950-11-18

Gerardus van de Lion, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 60

1951-03-10

Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)

1951-03-11

Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66

1951-04-18

António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)

1951-04-20

Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)

1951-11-18

John H Van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice, dies at 57

1952-04-24

Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82

1952-10-28

Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)

1953-01-28

James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876)

1953-07-17

Maude K Adams, US actress (Little Minister), dies

1953-12-23

Lavrenti P Beria, soviet minister of internal security, executed

1954-02-01

Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/newspaper publisher, dies at 69

1954-11-10

Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed

1955-01-11

Rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa Minister of Defense, dies at 72

1955-01-16

Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94

1955-03-22

Ivan Šubašić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister and last ban of Croatia (b. 1892)

1955-09-16

Leopold C M S Amery, Brit minister of Colonies (India), dies at 81

1955-11-11

John Loudon, Dutch minister of Foreign affairs (1913-18), dies at 87

1956-02-04

Leendert A Donker, Dutch soc dem party-minister of Justice, dies at 56

1956-03-27

Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84

1956-05-12

Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87

1956-07-18

Willem J A Kerncamp, Dut overseas minister (Islam & Woman), dies at 57

1956-08-15

Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83

1956-09-08

Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-4.), dies at 84

1956-10-25

Risto Ryti, Finnish minister/premier/president, dies at 67

1956-11-01

Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), dies at 85

1956-12-06

Dr. Bhimji Ramji Ambedkar, Indian Minister of Law and architect of The Constitution of India (b. 1891)

1956-12-20

Ramon Carrillo, Argentine neuroscientist and Public Health minister (b. 1906)

1957-01-25

Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist and Minister of Commerce and Industry (b. 1873)

1957-04-19

Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch SDAP minister (1939-45), dies at 79

1958-04-04

Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78

1958-06-16

Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)

1958-12-13

Barhanuddin Bashajan, Iraqi minister of Foreign affairs, executed

1959-09-07

Maurice Duplessis, Québec Prime Minister (b. 1890)

1960-02-25

Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51

1960-06-14

Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67

1960-08-05

Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 86

1961-05-17

Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81

1961-12-20

Earle Page, eleventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1880)

1963-12-05

Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1892)

1963-12-08

Field Marshal Sarit Dhanarajata, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1908)

1964-05-15

Vladko Maček, Kingdom of Yugoslavia deputy prime minister (b. 1879)

1964-12-31

Ólafur Thors, Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1892)

1965-05-14

Frances Perkins, US 1st female minister of Labor (1933-45), dies at 83

1965-06-11

José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)

1965-07-07

Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1894)

1965-08-13

Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)

1965-12-24

William M. Branham, Christian minister (b. 1906)

1966-11-02

Sadao Araki, Japanese general/minister of War (1931-34), dies at 89

1967-02-18

Dragiša Cvetković, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister (b. 1893)

1967-04-11

Donald Sangster, Jamaican prime-minister (b. 1911)

1967-08-25

Stanley Bruce, eighth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)

1967-10-20

Yoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1878)

1968-06-06

Franklin C Fry, US minister (World Rad of Church), dies

1968-11-01

Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, dies at 80

1968-12-10

Karl Barth, Swiss theologist/minister (Kirchliche Dogma), dies at 82

1969-07-05

Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65

1970-06-03

H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies

1970-06-04

Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies

1970-10-10

Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60

1970-12-09

Sir Feroz Khan Noon, Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1893)

1971-09-12

Lin Piau, Chinese minister of Defense, dies at 63

1971-10-12

Dean G Acheson, US foreign minister (1949-53), dies at 78

1972-11-30

Neil H McElroy, soap manufacturer/minister of Defense (1957-59), dies

1972-12-27

Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (Nobel 1957), dies at 75

1973-04-21

Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)

1973-07-25

Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

1974-04-02

Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

1974-06-18

Georgi K Zhukov, Russian marshal/minister of Defense, dies at 77

1974-08-31

Norman Kirk, New Zealand prime minister (b. 1923

1974-09-29

John Smallenbroek, Dutch Internal minister, dies at 72

1975-03-13

Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier, dies at 71

1975-10-02

Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)

1975-11-16

Ernst van Raalte, lawyer/minister-president, dies at 83

1976-09-21

Orlando Letelier, minister Chile, dies

1977-01-03

Avraham Ofer, Israeli minister of housing, commits suicide

1977-05-05

Ludwig Erhard, German minister of Economic Affairs (CDU), dies at 80

1977-07-03

Mohammed al-Zahaby, Egyptian minister, murdered

1978-05-15

Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving, dies of a heart attack at 83

1979-08-16

John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 83

1979-11-22

Anne Vondeling, Male Dutch soc democratic party-minister, dies at 63

1980-02-29

Yigol Alton, Israeli Foreign Minister, dies at 61

1980-10-16

Carl PM Romme, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (KVP), dies at 83

1981-01-27

Leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78

1981-03-29

Eric Williams, Prime Minister (Trinidad & Tobago), dies at 79

1981-08-30

Mohammad Javad Bahonar, prime minister of Iran, assassinated by a bomb

1981-09-01

Albert Speer, German NSDAP-architect/minister of Army at 76

1981-10-16

Moshe Dayan, Israel's general/minister of Defense, dies at 66

1982-05-14

Baron Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador, dies

1982-09-15

Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Iran's former foreign minister, executed in Iran

1982-10-08

Philip J Noel-Baker, English minister (Nobel 1959), dies at 92

1982-12-08

Andre Kamperveen, Suriname minister, murdered

1983-01-28

Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)

1983-02-22

Axel Hambræus, The Minister of Uddarbo

1984-01-10

Souvanna Phouma, Prince and Prime Minister of Laos (b. 1901)

1984-03-06

Martin Niemöller, German submarine capt/anti-nazi minister, dies at 92

1984-10-31

Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, assassinated by two of her bodyguards at 66

1984-11-13

ML de Braauw, esquire/DS'70-minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, dies at 59

1985-06-21

Tage Erlander, Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)

1985-10-27

Tola Mankiewiczówna, Pani minister tanczy

1986-02-20

Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch foreign minister (VVD), dies at 58

1986-09-21

Pierre Wigny, Belgium minister of Foreign affairs (1958-61), dies at 81

1986-10-28

Margaretha "Marga" Klompe, Dutch 1st female minister (CRM), dies at 74

1987-09-19

Einar Gerhardsen, Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)

1987-12-24

Joop den Uyl, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1919)

1987-12-24

M. G. Ramachandran, Chief Minister of the Tamil Nadu (b. 1917)

1988-03-31

William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)

1989-06-09

Piet[er J] Lieftinck, Dutch minister of Finance (1945-52), dies

1990-01-17

Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies

1990-01-26

FHP "Boy" Trip, Dutch minister, dies

1990-04-11

Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1904)

1990-04-20

Horst Sinderman, RDA 1st minister (1973-76), dies

1990-05-28

Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies

1990-08-06

Jacques Soustelle, Fren ethnology/minister of Information, dies at 78

1991-03-16

Jan H van Roijen, Dutch diplomat/Foreign Minister, dies at 85

1991-05-11

Ho Dam, foreign minister North-Korea (1970-83), dies

1991-05-14

Shintaro Abe, minister of Exterior of Japan (1982-86), dies

1991-06-27

Willem J [Molly] Geertsema, liberal/foreign minister), dies

1991-07-18

Andre Cools, Belgian budget minister, murdered at 63

1991-07-25

Kaganovitch, Russian minister of Transport for Stalin, dies

1991-08-22

Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide

1991-09-02

Alfonso Garcia Robles, Mexican foreign minister (Nobel 1982), dies

1991-11-10

Alessandro Lessona, Minister of Ital Colonies (1931-38), dies

1992-06-18

Jürgen Spohn, Am nächsten Morgen kehrte der Minister nicht an seinen Arbeitsplatz zurück

1992-10-20

Orton Chirwa, Malawi's lawyer/Justice minister, dies in captivity

1993-01-05

Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered

1993-03-06

Nicholas Ridley, English Minister of Finance, dies at 64

1993-03-16

Djilalli Lyabes, Algerian minister of Higher Education, murdered

1993-04-23

Lalith Athulathmudali, Sri Lankan minister, murdered at 59

1993-05-09

Iván Patachich, I'll Go to the Minister

1993-10-14

Guy Malary, Haitian lawyer/minister of Justice, murdered at 50

1993-10-22

Jiri Hajek, Czech lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 80

1993-12-19

Alicja Stern, Pani minister tanczy

1994-01-14

Federica Montseny, anarchist/Sp minister of Health (1936), dies at 80

1994-02-07

Maarten Vrolijk, Dutch soc-dem minister (CRM 1965-66), dies at 74

1994-04-25

George Gennimatas, Greek minister of National Economy, dies at 55

1994-05-26

George Wildman Ball, under minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84

1994-09-29

Mehmet Topac, Turkish minister of Justice, murdered

1994-10-08

John the King, CDA-minister of Social Businesses, dies at 68

1994-12-12

Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102

1994-12-26

Karl Schiller, minister of RFA Economics (1966-72), dies

1994-12-27

Karl AF Schiller, West German economist/SPD-minister, dies at 83

1995-02-25

Oh Jin Woo, Korean minister of defense, dies

1995-03-11

Ernest Kabushemeye, Burundese minister of Mijnbouw, murdered

1995-09-01

Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer, dies at 32

1995-10-16

Murdo Alexander MacLeod, minister, dies at 60

1995-10-24

Ronald Selby Wright, minister, dies at 87

1996-01-09

Kurt Schmucker, German RFA minister of Economy (1963-66), dies

1996-02-11

Kebby Musokotwane, prime minister of Zambia in (1985-89), dies

1996-09-02

Hans-Peter Heinzl, Lex Minister

1996-11-07

Jaja Wachuku, Nigerian Lawyer and First Foreign Affairs Minister (b. 1918)

1997-01-09

Edward Osobka-Morawski, prime minister of Poland (1945-47), dies

1997-05-16

James Fox, Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X

1997-08-15

Zoltán Galabárdi, I'll Go to the Minister

1997-08-25

Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies

1997-10-13

Adil Carcani, prime minister of Albania (1982-91), dies

1997-11-21

Ismail Fahmi, external minister of Egypt in (1973-77), dies

1998-01-25

Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies

1998-02-10

Maurice Schumann, French foreign minister (1969-73), dies

1998-02-22

Jose Maria de Areilza, Sp minister of foreign affairs (1975-76), dies

1998-05-19

Sōsuke Uno, Japanese prime minister (b. 1922)

1999-01-16

Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge (b. 1915)

1999-03-19

Tofilau Eti Alesana, former Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)

1999-11-20

Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician and prime minister (b. 1908)

1999-12-24

Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician, Prime minister of France (b. 1907)

2000-01-19

Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)

2000-05-14

Obuchi Keizo, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1937)

2000-08-21

Daniel Lisulo, Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1930)

2000-09-28

Pierre Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1919)

2000-10-10

Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)

2000-10-11

Donald Dewar, First Minister of Scotland (b. 1937)

2000-11-10

Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Prime Minister of France (b. 1915)

2000-11-12

Leah Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, (b. 1928)

2001-04-17

Birthe Illum, Den stjaalne minister

2001-05-26

Moven Enock Mahachi, Defence Minister of Zimbabwe (b. 1952)

2001-08-05

Otema Allimadi, Prime Minister of Uganda (b. 1929)

2002-05-19

John Gorton, nineteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1911)

2002-06-24

Pierre Werner, Prime Minister of Luxembourg (b. 1913)

2003-03-12

Zoran Đinđić, Prime Minister of Serbia (b. 1952)

2003-03-30

Valentin Pavlov, Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1937)

2003-06-13

Malik Meraj Khalid, Former caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan (b. 1916)

2003-09-11

Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs (b. 1957)

2003-12-14

Blas Ople, foreign minister of the Philippines (b. 1927)

2004-01-06

Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)

2004-01-16

Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)

2004-02-15

Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)

2004-04-15

Karin Eickelbaum, Hauptsache Minister

2004-04-18

Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, first Prime Minister of Fiji and President of Fiji (b. 1920)

2004-06-16

Thanom Kittikachorn, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1912)

2004-07-05

Hugh Shearer, Prime Minister of Jamaica (b. 1923)

2004-07-19

Zenko Suzuki, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1911)

2004-12-23

P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of India (b. 1921)

2005-01-20

Per Borten, Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1913)

2005-02-03

Zurab Zhvania, Prime Minister of Georgia (b. 1963)

2005-03-26

James Callaghan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1912)

2005-04-23

Al Grassby, Australian immigration minister (b. 1928)

2005-07-17

Edward Heath, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1916)

2005-08-13

David Lange, 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1942)

2005-10-11

Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)

2005-11-15

Dr. Adrian Rogers, American Southern Baptist Minister and leader (b. 1931)

2006-01-03

Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)

2006-01-04

Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)

2006-03-09

John Profumo, British cabinet minister (b. 1915)

2006-03-15

George Rallis, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)

2006-11-05

Bülent Ecevit, four term Turkish Prime Minister (b. 1925)

2006-11-21

Pierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (b. 1972)

2006-12-28

Jamal Karimi-Rad, Iranian Minister of Justice (b. 1956)

2007-01-02

Paek Nam-sun, North Korean Foreign Affairs minister (b. 1929)

2007-04-29

Ivica Račan, former Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)

2007-06-28

Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)

2007-06-30

Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)

2007-08-29

Pierre Messmer, French politician and Prime Minister (b. 1916)

2007-11-20

Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia (b. 1919)

2007-12-27

Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan is assassinated at 54

2008-01-01

Pratap Chandra Chunder, union minister of India (b. 1919)

2008-02-04

Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (b. 1942)

2008-02-23

Janez Drnovšek, Slovenian prime minister and president (b. 1950)

2008-03-04

George Walter, former Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda (b. 1928)

2008-04-12

Patrick 'Paddy' Hillery, 6th President of Ireland, EEC Commissioner and Irish Minister (b. 1923)

2008-05-03

Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo, Spanish former Primer Minister (b. 1926)

2008-06-11

Võ Văn Kiệt, former prime minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)

2008-09-09

Wallace D. Muhammad, Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X

2009-03-08

Zbigniew Religa, Minister of Health of the Republic of Poland (b. 1938)

2009-09-02

Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, India (b. 1949)

2009-11-24

Samak Sundaravej, Thai politician, Prime Minister 2008 (b. 1935)

2009-12-16

Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, controversial South African Health Minister (b. 1940)

2010-01-25

Ali Hasan al-Majid aka Chemical Ali, Iraqi defense minister and military commander (b. 1941)

2010-03-11

Hans van Mierlo, Dutch politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1931)

2010-05-14

Goh Keng Swee, former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (b. 1918)

2011-03-04

Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)

2011-04-30

Dorjee Khandu, Indian, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)

2011-07-28

Abdul Fatah Younis, Former Libyan Interior Minister, assassinated for pro-Gadaffi ties (b. 1944)

2011-08-05

Andrzej Lepper, former Polish Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1954)

2011-10-16

Omar El-Hariri, His Excellency the Minister

2012-01-02

Ivan Calin, Moldavian President and Prime Minister 1980-1990, dies at 76

2012-04-29

Shukri Ghanem, Libyan Prime Minister, dies at 69

2012-06-30

Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 96

2012-07-06

Charles David Ganao, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo, dies at 85

2012-07-09

Terepai Maoate, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, dies from prostate cancer at 78

2012-08-20

Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian Prime Minister, dies from liver cancer at 57

2012-08-20

Dom Mintoff, Maltese Prime Minister, dies at 96

2012-08-24

Pauli Ellefsen, Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands, dies at 76

2012-09-01

Smarck Michel, Haitian Prime Minister, dies from a brain tumour

2013-04-08

Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (1979 - 1990) dies aged 87

2013-05-06

Giulio Andreotti, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 94

2013-06-07

Pierre Mauroy, French Prime Minister, dies from lung cancer at 84

2013-06-19

Gyula Horn, Hungarian Prime Minister, dies at 80

2013-06-24

Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 93

2013-10-09

Wilfried Martens, Belgian Prime Minister, dies from pancreatic cancer at 77

2013-11-28

Mitja Ribičič, Yugoslavian Prime Minister, dies at 94

2014-02-10

Els Borst, De Minister

2014-03-23

Adolfo Suarez, Spanish Prime Minister, dies from a respiratory infection at 81

2014-11-26

Frankie Fraser, If I Were Prime Minister: 'Mad' Frankie Fraser

2015-03-24

Gerd Fitz, Minister gesucht

2015-10-03

Denis Healey, Denis Healey: The Best Prime Minister Labour Never Had?

2016-02-09

Sushil Koirala, former Nepalese prime minister, dies aged 76

2016-03-12

Former minister Mohammad Bin Kharbash dies aged 60

2016-03-19

Former German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle dies aged 54

2016-04-02

Hans-Dietrich Genscher: former German foreign minister dies aged 89

2016-04-06

Former Deputy Minister Zyta Gilowska dies aged 67

2016-04-23

Former Thaiprime minister Banharn Silpa-archa dies aged 83 after asthma attack

2016-08-13

Former Tamil Nadu minister Sarguna Pandian dies aged 75

2016-08-24

Sir Anthony Jay writer of Yes Minister dies aged 86

2016-10-31

Former minister and psychiatrist Kostas Stefanis dies, aged 88

2016-12-22

Former Cabinet minister Lord Jenkin dies aged 90

2017-01-02

Former Israeli Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman dies aged 77

2017-01-04

Israeli ex-minister Yaakov Neeman dies aged 77

2017-05-29

Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis dies aged 98


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