April 27, 1959 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • "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.

Deaths in History

  • Gordon Armstrong, inventor (baby incubator), dies