Profession: Premier of the People's Republic of China
Why Famous: First Premier of the People's Republic of China, serving from October 1949 until his death in January 1976.
Enlai was instrumental in consolidating the control of the Communist Party's rise to power, forming foreign policy, and developing the Chinese economy.
- 1925-08-08 China's Premier Zhou Enlai (27) weds Deng Yingchao (21) in Guangzhou
- 1952-08-20 Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meets Chinese premier Zhou Enlai
- 1955-04-11 Chartered Air India plane the "Kashmir Princess" is bombed and crashes into the South China Sea in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by a Kuomintang secret agent
- 1972-02-22 US President Richard Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing
- 1972-02-27 US President Richard Nixon and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issue Shanghai Communique