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 French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
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April 1: This Day in History
April 1 is most notable in many countries for being April Fools’ Day.
April 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1918The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
- 1922Six Irish Catholic civilians are shot and beaten-to-death by a gang of policemen in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- 1924The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
- 1933English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.
- 1933The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in a series of anti-Semitic acts.
- 1949Chinese Civil War: The Communist Party of China holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Kuomintang in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
- 1959Iakovos is enthroned as Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America.
- 1973Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India.
- 1976The Jovian–Plutonian gravitational effect hoax is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.
- 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?
- 1883Lon Chaney, Sr., American actor (d. 1930)
- 1893Cicely Courtneidge, English actress and comedian (d. 1980)
- 1912Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (d. 2010)
- 1915Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
- 1934Don Hastings, American actor
- 1936Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician (d. 1998)
- 1946Ronnie Lane, English musician (d. 1997)
- 1957Denise Nickerson, American actress
- 1963Teddy Diaz, Filipino rock guitarist (The Dawn) (d.1988)
- 1979Ivano Balić, Croatian handballer
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