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)
- 1296Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England.
- 1521Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
- 1909Sultan of Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V.
- 1911Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate.
- 1936The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
- 1953Operation Moolah is initiated by General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots.
- 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.
- 1978Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
- 1992Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Who were born on April 27?
- 1894George Petty, American pin-up artist (d. 1975)
- 1913Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)
- 1941Pat Choate, American economist
- 1944Cuba Gooding, Sr., American musician (The Main Ingredient)
- 1952Larry Elder, American political commentator
- 1957Adrian Utley, English musician (Portishead)
- 1967Erik Thomson, Australian actor
- 1967Jason Whitlock, American sportswriter
- 1986Dinara Safina, Russian tennis player
- 1988Kris Thackray, British footballer
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