April 27: Day of the Week
April 27, 2018 was the 117th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 248 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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.
- 1565Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
- 1749First performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks in Green Park, London.
- 1773The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
- 1927Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created.
- 1936The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
- 1945World War II: German troops are finally expelled from Finnish Lapland.
- 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.
- 2005The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France.
- 2006Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1888Florence La Badie, Canadian actress (d. 1917)
- 1904Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet and writer (d. 1972)
- 1911Bruno Beger, German anthropologist (d. 2009)
- 1920Mark Krasnosel’skii, Ukrainian-born Soviet mathematician (d. 1997)
- 1944Herb Pedersen, American musician
- 1947Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2003)
- 1956Bryan Harvey, American musician (d. 2006)
- 1963Russell T Davies, Welsh television writer
- 1976Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer
- 1992Allison Iraheta, American singer
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