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Events of April 7th:

April 7th is the 97th day of the year (98th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 268 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 7th, 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 7th:

1770 William Wordsworth (poet)

1860 Will Keith Kellogg (businessman - founded the Kellogg Company)

1891 Ole Kirk Christiansen (businessman - founded The Lego Group)

1915 Billie Holiday (singer)

Billie Holiday

1920 Ravi Shankar (musician - sitar player, composer)

1928 James Garner (actor)

1930 Andrew Sachs (actor)

1934 Ian Richardson (actor)

1938 Jerry Brown (Governor of California 1975-1983, 2011-)

1939 Sir David Frost (journalist, comedian, media personality)

1939 Francis Ford Coppola (film director)

1941 Gorden Kaye (actor)

1944 Gerhard Schröder (German Chancellor 1998-2005)

1945 Martyn Lewis (journalist)

1946 Robert Metcalfe (businessman - coinvented Ethernet, founded 3Com)

1949 John Oates (singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer - Hall & Oates)

1954 Jackie Chan (actor)

1964 Russell Crowe (actor)

1978 Duncan James (singer-songwriter - Blue)

April 7th in History:

1795 France adopts the metre as its standard unit for measuring length.

1954 President Eisenhower describes the "domino theory" in a speech about communism in Indochina.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1906 Volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius devastates Naples.

1939 Italy occupies Albania.

1948 World Health Organization is established.

1955 Sir Winston Churchill resigns as British Prime Minister due to ill-health.

Winston Churchill

1964 IBM announces the System/360 mainframe computer system.

1978 US President Jimmy Carter cancels development of the neutron bomb.

Jimmy Carter

1985 Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev announces a moratorium on the further deployment of Soviet medium range missiles in Europe.

Mikhail Gorbachev

2003 US troops occupy Baghdad in Gulf War 2.

April 7th is also:

World Health Day

World Health Day

Women's Day (Mozambique)


People born on April 7th are Aries


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