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Tuesday April 27, 2021

April 27: Day of the Week

April 27, 2021 was the 117th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus 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 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 395
    Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity.
  • 1521
    Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
  • 1749
    First performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks in Green Park, London.
  • 1865
    The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom are Union survivors of the Andersonville and Cahaba Prisons.
  • 1909
    Sultan of Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V.
  • 1914
    Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1941
    World War II: German troops enter Athens.
  • 1960
    Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.
  • 1967
    Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
  • 2007
    Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.

Who were born on April 27?

  • 1899
    Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (d. 1994)
  • 1913
    Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)
  • 1942
    Jim Keltner, American drummer
  • 1947
    Ann Peebles, American singer
  • 1953
    Arielle Dombasle, French singer and actress
  • 1954
    Herman Edwards, American pro football player and coach
  • 1963
    Cali Timmins, Canadian actress
  • 1964
    Michael Mahonen, Canadian actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1976
    Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1987
    William Moseley, British actor

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