April 27: Day of the Week
April 27, 2019 was the 117th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 1667The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
- 1865The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state’s land grant institution.
- 1904The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
- 1914Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- 1959The last Canadian missionary leaves the People’s Republic of China.
- 1960Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship.
- 1961Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
- 1967Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day.
- 197728 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1822Ulysses S. Grant, American Civil War general and 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)
- 1848King Otto I of Bavaria (d. 1916)
- 1857Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian artist (d. 1914)
- 1943Helmut Marko, Austrian racing driver
- 1947Pete Ham, Welsh singer and songwriter (Badfinger) (d. 1975)
- 1948Frank William Abagnale, Jr., American con artist
- 1963Russell T Davies, Welsh television writer
- 1964Michael Mahonen, Canadian actor, director and screenwriter
- 1973Duško Adamović, Serbian footballer
- 1981Patrik Gerrbrand, Swedish footballer
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