On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • General Ayub Khan succeeds Iskander Mirza as President of Pakistan
  • WEDU TV channel 3 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Hazell Dean, English rocker (Always Doesn't Mean Forever), born in Chelmsford, Essex, England
  • Lee Carter, Alabama Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit
  • Manu Katché, French drummer (Peter Gabriel, Preface), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
  • Simon Le Bon, English rock vocalist (Duran Duran-Hungry Like the Wolf), born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Frederik Gerretson [Geerten Gossaert], historian/poet/politician, dies at 74
  • Joseph Klausner, Polish-Israeli new testament expert, dies at 84