About National Winston Churchill Day
Winston Churchill was an inspirational statesman, writer, orator and leader who led Britain to victory in the Second World War.
He served as Conservative Prime Minister twice - from 1940 to 1945 (before being defeated in the 1945 general election by the Labour leader Clement Attlee) and from 1951 to 1955.
This day marks the anniversary of enactment of legislation in 1963 that made the late British statesman the first honorary citizen of the US.
- Did you know? OMG, who’d have thought it? The first known use of the common abbreviation ‘OMG’ was in a letter from Lord Fisher to Winston Churchill on 9 September 1917.
- Did you know? Winston Churchill was born to Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill. His father, Randolph Churchill, was a British politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer, while his mother, Jennie Jerome, was an American socialite. Interestingly, he was also the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.
- Did you know? Winston Churchill is the only prime minister to enter the music charts. He charted in 1965, shortly after his death, with ‘The Voice Of‘ – a collection of his most famous speeches.