#246 Reg Varney / Gough Whitlam – 11 July 1916

Reg Varney

Reginald Alfred Varney (11 July 1916 – 16 November 2008) was an English actor, most notable for his role as Stan Butler in the 1970s TV sitcom On the Buses. On 27 June 1967, the world’s first voucher based cash dispensing machine was installed at the Enfield Town branch of Barclays Bank. Varney lived in Enfield at the time and for publicity purposes he was photographed making the first withdrawal from the machine.

Gough Whitlam

Edward Gough Whitlam, AC, QC (born 11 July 1916), known as Gough Whitlam, served as the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975. He was dismissed as Prime Minister by Governor-General Sir John Kerr at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis; he is the only Prime Minister to have his commission terminated in that manner.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg_Varney
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gough_Whitlam

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