What Happened on April 27, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mao Zedong resigns as Chairman of the PRC after the disastrous failure of the Great Leap Forward

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • 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