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 This day in History - April 27
356 Historic Events for April 27
1951

Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for S Africa), dies

Death
1951

Boris Kinberg, rock percussionist (Mink Deville)

Birth
1951

Ace Frehley, Bronx NY, heavy metal rocker (Kiss-Beth, Frehley's Comet)

Birth
1951

Mohammed Mossadeq chosen premier of Persia

Event
1952

"4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 perfs

Event
1953

Ellen L Shulman Baker, Fayetteville NC, MD/astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71)

Birth
1953

1st general elections in British Guyana, won by Jagans PPP

Event
1953

Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek"

Event
1955

Cora Ann Mahalick, NJ, news anchor (WNYW-TV)

Birth
1956

Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing

Event
1956

Burma Premier U Nu's Volksliga voor Vrijheid loses election

Event
1956

Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, Chicago Ill, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1957

Mario A Gianini, creator (maraschino cherry), dies

Death
1958

Keith Denunzio, rocker

Birth
1959

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

Event
1959

Sheena Easton, [Shirley Orr], Glasgow Scotland, singer (Sugar Walls)

Birth
1959

Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)

Birth
1959

Liu Sjau-chi elected president of China PR

Event
1959

Gordon Armstrong, inventor (baby incubator), dies

Death
1960

South Korean pres Syngman Rhee resigns

Event
1960

Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French adm

Event
1960

1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)

Event
1961

NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays

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1961

NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio

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1961

Sierra Leone declares independence from UK

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