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Thursday April 27, 2023

April 27: Day of the Week

April 27, 2023 is the 117th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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.
  • 1805
    First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The “shores of Tripoli” part of the Marines’ hymn).
  • 1865
    The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state’s land grant institution.
  • 1945
    World War II: Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier.
  • 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.
  • 1992
    Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • 1992
    The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed.
  • 2006
    Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
  • 2011
    The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.

Who were born on April 27?

  • 1888
    Florence La Badie, Canadian actress (d. 1917)
  • 1893
    Draža Mihailović, Serbian-born Yugoslav military commander (d. 1946)
  • 1899
    Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (d. 1994)
  • 1913
    Luz Long, German athlete (d. 1943)
  • 1922
    Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer and Holocaust survivor
  • 1939
    Judy Carne, British actress and comedian
  • 1947
    Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
  • 1948
    Amrit Bohra, Nepalese politician
  • 1969
    Mica Paris, British singer and presenter
  • 1976
    Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer

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