April 1: Day of the Week
April 1, 2017 is the 91st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 1833The Convention of 1833, a political gathering of settlers in Mexican Texas to help draft a series of petitions to the Mexican government, begins in San Felipe de Austin
- 1865American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks – In Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
- 1924Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the “Beer Hall Putsch”. However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf.
- 1933English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.
- 1946Formation of the Malayan Union.
- 1948Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
- 1969The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the Royal Air Force.
- 1997Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
- 1999Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
- 2009Croatia and Albania join NATO.
Who were born on April 1?
- 1944Rusty Staub, American baseball player
- 1947Alain Connes, French mathematician
- 1967Phil Demmel, American musician
- 1968Andreas Schnaas, German horror film director
- 1972Albert Hughes, American film director
- 1973Christian Finnegan, American comedian
- 1976David Oyelowo, English-Nigerian actor
- 1978Etan Thomas, American basketball player
- 1981Aimee Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2006
- 1984Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer
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