April 27: Day of the Week
April 27, 2019 is the 117th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 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
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)
- 395Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity.
- 1521Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
- 1749First performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks in Green Park, London.
- 1777American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
- 1861President of the United States Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
- 1945World War II: Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier.
- 1945World War II: German troops are finally expelled from Finnish Lapland.
- 1967Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
- 1987The U.S. Department of Justice bars the Austrian President Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States, saying he had aided in the deportation and execution of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II.
- 1994South African general election, 1994: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1935Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek filmmaker and screenwriter
- 1944Herb Pedersen, American musician
- 1944Michael Fish, British meteorologist
- 1948Kate Pierson, American singer (The B-52's)
- 1966Matt Reeves, American film writer, director and producer
- 1968Dana Milbank, American reporter and columnist
- 1969Cory Booker, American politician
- 1969Mica Paris, British singer and presenter
- 1979Natasha Chokljat, Australian netballer
- 1984Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player
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