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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 1854Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens’ magazine, Household Words.
- 1871The first stage of the Brill Tramway opened.
- 1873The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
- 1933English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.
- 1941A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.
- 1944Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
- 1946Aleutian Island earthquake: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159, mostly in Hilo.
- 1979Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
- 1997Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
- 2001Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first country to allow it.
Who were born on April 1?
- 1815Otto von Bismarck, German statesman (d. 1898)
- 1854Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)
- 1898William James Sidis, American mathematician and child prodigy (d. 1944)
- 1901Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
- 1929Jane Powell, American dancer, actress, and singer
- 1958D. Boon, American musician (d. 1985)
- 1973Joe Francis, American adult video producer
- 1982Taran Killam, American comedian and actor
- 1983Sergey Lazarev, Russian singer
- 1986Ireen Wüst, Dutch speed skater
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