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Thursday April 7, 2022

April 7: Day of the Week

April 7, 2022 is the 97th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 268 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.

April 2022

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries 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 7 Historical Event(s)

  • 1805
    Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery breaks camp among the Mandan tribe and resumes its journey West along the Missouri River.
  • 1906
    Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
  • 1948
    A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
  • 1954
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his “domino theory” speech during a news conference.
  • 1977
    German Federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and his driver are shot by two Red Army Faction members while waiting at a red light.
  • 1983
    During STS-6, astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk.
  • 1994
    Auburn Calloway attempts to hijack FedEx Express Flight 705 and crash it to insure his family with his life insurance policy. The crew subdues him and lands the aircraft safely.
  • 2001
    Mars Odyssey is launched.
  • 2003
    U.S. troops capture Baghdad; Saddam Hussein’s regime falls two days later.
  • 2009
    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.

Who were born on April 7?

  • 1859
    Walter Camp, sports authority known as the “Father of American Football” (d. 1925)
  • 1867
    Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist (d. 1953)
  • 1893
    Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
  • 1897
    Walter Winchell, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1972)
  • 1920
    Ravi Shankar, Indian sitar player
  • 1935
    Bobby Bare, American musician
  • 1939
    Sir David Frost, English broadcaster and TV host
  • 1945
    Joël Robuchon, French chef
  • 1949
    Mitch Daniels, American politician, governor of Indiana
  • 1975
    Ronnie Belliard, American baseball player

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