What Happened on October 27, 1958

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 [Poole], English disco singer (Always Doesn't Mean Forever), born in Chelmsford, Essex, England
  • Lee Carter, Alabama Judge of the 25th Judicial Circuit
  • Manu Katché, French session and touring drummer (Peter Gabriel; Preface; Sting), born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France
  • Simon Le Bon, English rock vocalist (Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"), born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England
Born in 1958

Famous Deaths

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

About October 27, 1958

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 64 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards
  • UK #1 Song: Carolina Moon/Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis