April 1: Day of the Week
April 1, 2021 was the 91st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 274 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1937Aden becomes a British crown colony. Bombing of Jaén, Spain by Nazi forces.
- 1939Generalísimo Francisco Franco of the Spanish State announces the end of the Spanish Civil War, when the last of the Republican forces surrender.
- 1941A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.
- 1949Chinese Civil War: The Communist Party of China holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Kuomintang in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
- 1949The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland.
- 1955The EOKA rebellion against The British Empire begins in Cyprus, with the goal of obtaining the desired unification (“enosis”) with Greece.
- 1959Iakovos is enthroned as Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America.
- 1997Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
- 2009Croatia and Albania join NATO.
- 2011After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.
Who were born on April 1?
- 1929Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (d. 2010)
- 1931Ita Ever, Estonian actress
- 1932Debbie Reynolds, American actress
- 1934Vladimir Posner, Russian journalist
- 1941Ajit Wadekar, Indian cricketer
- 1947Alain Connes, French mathematician
- 1971Jessica Collins, American actress
- 1972Allen Hughes, American film director
- 1982Sam Huntington, American actor
- 1983Sean Taylor, American football player (d. 2007)
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