April 1: Day of the Week
April 1, 2017 was the 91st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
April 1: This Day in History
April 1 is most notable in many countries for being April Fools’ Day.
April 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1293Robert Winchelsey leaves England for Rome, to be consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
- 1865American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks – In Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
- 1867Singapore becomes a British crown colony.
- 1937Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
- 1949The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland.
- 1949The Canadian government repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years.
- 1974In the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
- 1979Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
- 1997Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
- 2001Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.
Who were born on April 1?
- 1915Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
- 1932Debbie Reynolds, American actress
- 1934Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
- 1939Ali MacGraw, American actress
- 1947Robin Scott, English singer
- 1950Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (d. 2010)
- 1961Susan Boyle, Scottish singer and Britain’s Got Talent contestant
- 1963Teddy Diaz, Filipino rock guitarist (The Dawn) (d.1988)
- 1973Christian Finnegan, American comedian
- 1976Clarence Seedorf, Dutch footballer
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