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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

1506 Francis Xavier (missionary, saint - co-founded the Society of Jesus)

1662 Pope Clement XII (Pope 1730-1740)

1770 William Wordsworth (poet)

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

1889 Gabriela Mistral (poet - Nobel Laureate)

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)

1941 Peter Fluck (puppet maker - Spitting Image)

1944 Gerhard Schröder (German Chancellor 1998-2005)

1945 Martyn Lewis (journalist)

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

1948 John Oates (singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer - Hall & Oates)

1954 Jackie Chan (actor)

1964 Russell Crowe (actor)

1972 Time Peake (astronaut)

1978 Duncan James (singer-songwriter - Blue)

1991 Anne-Marie (singer-songwriter)

April 7th in History

30 Possible date of Jesus Christ's crucifixion.

451 Attila the Hun sacks Metz in Gaul.

521 Corpus Juris Civilis (quot;Body of Civil Law") issued by Emperor Justinian I of the Byzantine Empire.

1348 Charles University founded in Prague.

1521 Ferdinand Magellan arrives in Cebu in the Philippines.

1724 Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion premieres at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig.

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

1798 Mississippi Territory organized.

1805 Ludwig Van Beethoven premieres his Third Symphony in Vienna.


1827 John Walker sells his first friction match.1906 An eruption of Mount Vesuvius devastates Naples.

1906 The Algeciras Conference grants control of Morocco to France and Spain.

1927 First long-distance public television broadcast.

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.

1933 US repeals prohibition of beer if no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight.

1939 Italy occupies Albania.

1940 Booker T. Washington becomes the first African-American to be depicted on a US postage stamp.

1945 The Japanese battleship Yamato is sunk.

1948 World Health Organization is established.

1949 The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific premieres on Broadway.

1954 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces his "domino theory" during a news conference.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Winston Churchill

1964 IBM announces the System/360 mainframe computer system.

1969 Publication of RFC 1, the first technical protocol describing Internet communications. Regarded by some as being symbolic of the birth of the Internet.

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

Jimmy Carter

1980 US severs relations with Iran because of the Iran hostage crisis.

1983 First spacewalk from the Space Shuttle.

Space Shuttle

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

Mikhail Gorbachev

1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) rules in favor of the US over the European Union in a dispute about bananas.

2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft launched.

2003 US troops occupy Baghdad in Gulf War 2.

April 7th is also

World Health Day

World Health Day

National Beer Day (US)

Women's Day (Mozambique)


People born on April 7th are Aries


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