On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1953

Historical Events

  • 1st general elections in British Guiana, won by the People's Progressive Party with Cheddi Jagan first person of Indian descent to be elected head of government outside South Asia
  • Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek"

Famous Birthdays

  • Arielle Dombasle, American-French singer and actress, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • Ellen S. Baker, American physician and NASA astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
1953 Highlights

About April 27, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 68 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus