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Saturday April 27, 2019

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.

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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.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
  • 1861
    President of the United States Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
  • 1945
    World War II: Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier.
  • 1945
    World War II: German troops are finally expelled from Finnish Lapland.
  • 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.
  • 1987
    The 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.
  • 1994
    South 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?

  • 1935
    Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek filmmaker and screenwriter
  • 1944
    Herb Pedersen, American musician
  • 1944
    Michael Fish, British meteorologist
  • 1948
    Kate Pierson, American singer (The B-52's)
  • 1966
    Matt Reeves, American film writer, director and producer
  • 1968
    Dana Milbank, American reporter and columnist
  • 1969
    Cory Booker, American politician
  • 1969
    Mica Paris, British singer and presenter
  • 1979
    Natasha Chokljat, Australian netballer
  • 1984
    Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player

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