Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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Profession: British Prime Minister

United States of America
United Kingdom

Biography: Mayor of London between 2008 and 2016, and as well known for his scruffy hairstyle as for his many controversies. Johnson's unique style and active contributions to journalism throughout his tenure as a politician have made him one of the most well-known and visible political figures in modern Britain.

One of the primary proponents of Brexit, Johnson was appointed as Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary by Prime Minister Theresa May. In 2019 he succeeded Theresa May as British Prime Minister.

Born: June 19, 1964
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini

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Married Life

  • 2021-05-29 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (56) marries third wife Carrie Symonds (33) at Westminster Cathedral, London

Historical Events

  • 2016-05-09 Boris Johnson resigns as Mayor of London, succeeded by Sadiq Khan
  • 2016-06-30 British political candidates announce their bids for leader of Conservative party, including Theresa May and Michael Gove, Boris Johnson rules himself out
  • 2018-07-09 UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns after Theresa May takes a softer Brexit stance
  • 2018-07-09 Jeremy Hunt becomes UK Foreign Secretary after Boris Johnson's resignation
  • 2019-05-29 British politician Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over claims he lied to the public during Britain's Brexit campaign
  • 2019-06-21 UK police called to house of leader contender Boris Johnson over alleged altercation with his girlfriend
  • 2019-07-23 Boris Johnson is chosen the new British Prime Minister by the ruling Conservative Party to replace Theresa May
  • 2019-07-24 New UK PM Boris Johnson drastically reshapes cabinet in his first day in office, appointing Dominic Raab as Foreign Secretary, Priti Patel as Home Secretary and Sajid Javid as Chancellor
  • 2019-08-21 German Chancellor challenges British PM Boris Johnson to find a solution to a no-deal Brexit in 30 days at their meeting in Berlin
  • 2019-08-28 British PM Boris Johnson prorogues parliament, suspending it for 5 weeks to limit opposition to a no deal Brexit, prompting a furious backlash
  • 2019-09-02 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatens a snap general election if rebel MPs pass bill against no-deal Brexit
  • 2019-09-03 British PM Boris Johnson loses significant vote in parliament as MPs gain control of the timetable, orders whip withdrawn from 21 rebel Tory MPs
  • 2019-09-04 British rebel alliance of MPs vote to ban a no-deal Brexit and reject PM Boris Johnson's call for a snap election
  • 2019-09-15 UK PM Boris Johnson compares himself to Marvel Hulk character in newspaper interview "The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets" about UK exiting the EU
  • 2019-09-16 Marvel actor Mark Ruffalo rebuffs UK PM Boris Johnson, who compared himself to Hulk, "Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole"
  • 2019-09-24 UK Supreme Court rules the suspension of UK parliament for 5 weeks by Boris Johnson's Conservative government was unlawful
  • 2019-10-17 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new Brexit deal with the EU, removes the Northern Ireland backstop clause
  • 2019-10-19 UK parliament votes for the Letwin amendment in a special Saturday sitting, which forces Boris Johnson to ask the EU for an extension and delays vote on his Brexit deal
  • 2019-12-12 British General Election won by Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in landslide win with 80 seat majority. Scottish National Party also wins 48 of 59 seats in Scotland.
  • 2020-03-12 UK PM Boris Johnson says the UK is facing the “worst public health crisis for a generation”, that up to 10,000 people may already be infected with COVID-19
  • 2020-03-27 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces he has contracted COVID-19 but will continue to lead the country "thanks to the wizardry of modern technology" while in self-isolation
  • 2020-04-05 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital suffering from COVID-19
  • 2020-04-19 UK COVID-19 death toll reaches 16,060 (hospitals only), as "The Sunday Times" criticizes Boris Johnson's government's response, saying they "sleepwalked into disaster"
  • 2020-04-30 UK PM Boris Johnson says Britain is past the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak
  • 2020-05-24 British PM Boris Johnson refuses to sack his senior aide Dominic Cummings, after it is revealed he broke the country's lockdown rules to drive across the country
  • 2020-09-22 PM Boris Johnson announces that the UK has reached a 'perilous turning point' in the pandemic as he announces new restrictions
  • 2020-10-12 UK PM Boris Johnson announces a new three-tier system for COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge
  • 2020-10-30 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a second four-week lockdown for England
  • 2020-11-13 British strategist and chief advisor to the PM Dominic Cummings is let go by Boris Johnson
  • 2021-01-04 Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new national lockdown for England following Scotland, as COVID-19 variant spreads rapidly with hospitalizations now higher than the first wave
  • 2021-05-26 Former advisor Dominic Cummings gives a damming report to MPs into UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government's handling of the COVID-19 crisis
  • 2021-07-05 Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will scrap all COVID-19 restrictions in England from 19 July, to become most unrestricted country in Europe
  • 2021-12-12 British PM Boris Johnson announces a emergency COVID-19 booster program to protect the NHS and stem a possible incoming “tidal wave of Omicron”
  • 2021-12-13 First COVID-19 Omicron death in the UK reported by PM Boris Johnson
  • 2022-01-12 UK PM Boris Johnson admits he attended a "bring your own booze" staff party in May 2020 during the country's first lockdown
  • 2022-01-19 UK PM Boris Johnson eases Omicron COVID-19 restrictions, saying the current wave of infections has peaked
  • 2022-04-12 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologies and is fined for attending parties during COVID-19 lockdown - first premier to be sanctioned for breaking the law
  • 2022-06-06 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins Tory party no-confidence vote 211-148, with 41% of MPs voting against him
  • 2022-07-06 Dramatic day in British politics as more than 40 government ministers and aides withdraw their support from PM Boris Johnson and resign, a 24 hour record
  • 2022-07-07 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces his resignation at Downing Street after pressure from, and mass resignations of his ministers
  • 2022-09-05 UK's ruling Conservative party appoints Liz Truss as their next leader and Prime Minister, replacing scandal-ridden Boris Johnson

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