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April 27th

April 27th is the 117th day of the year (118th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 248 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 27th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 27th

85 BC Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (Roman politician and general)

1791 Samuel Morse (invented Morse Code)

Samuel Morse

1822 Ulysses S. Grant (18th US President)

Ulysses S. Grant

1848 Otto of Bavaria (King of Bavaria)

1893 Draza Mihailovic (Serbian general)

1896 Wallace Carothers (chemist, inventor - discovered nylon)

1922 Jack Klugman (actor)

1932 Pik Botha (South African politician)

1944 Michael Fish (meteorologist)

1951 Ace Frehley (guitarist, musician - KISS)

1959 Sheena Easton (singer)

1963 Russell T. Davies (screenwriter, producer)

1986 Jenna Coleman (actress)

1987 Fei (actress, singer - Miss A)

1988 Lizo (singer, rapper, producer, flutist)

April 27th in History

711 The Moors land at Gibraltar, prior to an invasion of Spain.

1565 The Spanish create their first settlement in the Philippines at Cebu.

1711 John Milton sells Paradise Lost for £10 to a printer.

1810 Ludwig Van Beethoven composes Für Elise.


1861 US President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.

Abraham Lincoln

1906 State Duma of Russian Empire meets for the first time.

1936 United Auto Workers gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.

1941 German troops enter Athens.

1949 British Commonwealth becomes the Commonwealth of Nations.

1960 Togo becomes independent from France.

1961 Sierre Leone becomes independent from UK.

1981 Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse.

1992 Betty Boothroyd becomes the first female speaker of the British House of Commons.

1992 Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics join the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.

1994 South Africa holds its first multi-racial elections.

1994 South Africa adopts new flag.

South Africa Flag

2005 Airbus A380 makes its maiden flight.

2006 Construction of the Freedom Tower begins in New York City.

April 27th is also

Day of Uprising Against Occupation (Slovenia)

Freedom Day (South Africa)


People born on April 27th are Taurus


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