John Major

British Prime Minister John Major Full Name: John Major
Nationality: English

Profession: British Prime Minister
Why Famous: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997.

Major presided over British involvement in the Gulf War in March 1991 and negotiated the Maastricht Treaty in December 1991. He also took the UK out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism after Black Wednesday on September 16, 1992.

Born: March 29, 1943 (73 years old)
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carshalton, England, United Kingdom

Married Life

  • 1970-10-03 75th Prime Minister of UK John Major (27) weds Norma Johnson (28) at St Matthew's Church, Brixton

Historical Events in the Life of John Major

  • 1990-11-28 Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • 1992-04-09 John Major elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after his Conservative Party wins the most votes in British electoral history

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