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 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)
- 1667The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.
- 1805First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The “shores of Tripoli” part of the Marines’ hymn).
- 1904The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson.
- 1909Sultan of Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V.
- 1936The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
- 1945World War II: German troops are finally expelled from Finnish Lapland.
- 1953Operation Moolah is initiated by General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots.
- 1961Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
- 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.
- 1993All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon in route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1650Queen Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1714)
- 1812William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886)
- 1878Frank Alvin Gotch, American professional wrestler (d. 1917)
- 1896Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player (d. 1963)
- 1921John Stott, British theologian and clergyman
- 1932Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
- 1941Jennings Michael Burch, American author
- 1945August Wilson, American dramatist (d. 2005)
- 1962Ángel Comizzo, Argentine footballer
- 1976Sally Hawkins, English film actress
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