What Happened on April 27, 1959

Historical Events

  • "Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)

Historic Event

Mao Zedong resigns as Chairman of the PRC after the disastrous failure of the Great Leap Forward

  • The last Canadian missionary leaves the People's Republic of China.

Famous Birthdays

  • Louis Lortie, French-Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Marco Pirroni, British rock guitarist (Adam & The Ants - "Ant Music"; "Goody Two Shoes"), born in London, England
  • Sheena Easton [Orr], Scottish singer ("9 to 5 (Morning Train)"; "For Your Eyes Only"), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Armstrong, American inventor of the baby incubator, dies at 69
1959 Highlights

About April 27, 1959

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Come Softly To Me - The Fleetwoods
  • UK #1 Song: It Doesn't Matter Anymore - Buddy Holly