#230 Alec Douglas-Home / King Olav V of Norway – 02 July 1903

Alec Douglas-Home

Photo by Allan Warren

Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, KT, PC (2 July 1903 – 9 October 1995), known as The Earl of Home from 1951 to 1963 and as Sir Alec Douglas-Home from 1963 to 1974, was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from October 1963 to October 1964. He is the last member of the House of Lords to be appointed Prime Minister and to become Prime Minister, he had to disclaim his peerage and contest a by-election to enter the House of Commons.

Olav V of Norway

Olav V (2 July 1903 – 17 January 1991) was the king of Norway from 1957 until his death. A member of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Olav was born in the United Kingdom as the son of Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of the United Kingdom and given the names Alexander Edward Christian Frederik.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Douglas-Home
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olav_V

Also born on this day :
Albert Tangora set the world speed record for sustained typing on a manual keyboard
LeRoy Mason was an American film actor.
Billy Libbis was an Australian rules footballer.
Mário Simões Dias was a Portuguese musicologist.
Charles Poletti was an American lawyer and politician.
Harwell Hamilton Harris was a modernist American architect.

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