On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1957

Historical Events

  • Mao's famous speech to the Supreme State Conference "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People" expounding Maoist ideals
  • Premiere of only prime-time network TV show beginning with an "X": "Xavier Cugat Show" on NBC (until X-Files)

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Smith, English heavy metal guitarist (Iron Maiden-Aces High), born in London Borough of Hackney, London
  • Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Timothy Spall, English actor (Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Life is Sweet), born in London, England
  • Viktor Markin, Russian athlete, born in Ust-Tarksky District, Russia
1957 Highlights

About February 27, 1957

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces