What Happened on April 27, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)
  • Liu Sjau-chi elected president of China People's Republic
  • The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Lortie, French Canadian concert pianist
  • Marco Pirroni, rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • Sheena Easton, [Shirley Orr], singer (Sugar Walls), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Armstrong, inventor (baby incubator), dies