Definitions for "Ian Smith"
Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
Ian Douglas Smith GCLM ID (born 8 April, 1919) was the Premier of the British Crown Colony of Southern Rhodesia from 13 April, 1964 to 11 November, 1965, and Prime Minister of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) from 11 November, 1965 to 1 June, 1979, when Rhodesia was ruled by its European minority. Smith declared Unilateral Independence (UDI) from the United Kingdom on November 11, 1965; the country failed to gain international recognition and United Nations economic sanctions were applied. His party, the Rhodesian Front, won all the general elections until the end of white rule in 1979.
Ian Smith (born June 19 1938) is an Australian soap opera character actor and television scriptwriter, best known today for his long-running role as the caring, kindly coffee shop owner Harold Bishop in Network Ten's long running serial Neighbours.