Tun Hussein Onn's Birthday (1922)

Tun Hussein Onn was the third Prime Minister of Malaysia, who served from 1976 to 1981. He was honoured the sobriquet Father of Unity (Bapa Perpaduan).

Tun Hussein Onn was born on February 12, 1922 and was the son of Dato’ Onn Jaafar, the founder of UMNO (United Malays National Organisation).

Tun Hussein Onn had his education in Singapore and Johor Bahru. He joined the Johor Military Forces after leaving school in 1940. He spent a year in the Indian Military Academy in India and served the Indian Army in the Middle East when WW2 broke out. After the war, the British employed him as an instructor at the Malayan Police Recruiting and Training Centre is Rawalpindi.

Tun Hussein entered politics in 1949 and became the third Prime Minister of Malaysia in 1976.