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In the Gregorian Calendar, April 27 is the 117th
(hundredth – seventeenth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

Joy, the more you spend, the more you have left.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson
American writer, philosopher, and poet (died April 27, 1882).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

April 27 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 483 a. C. (day of the full moon of the month Vishaka [April-May]): in Kushinagar (India) Buddha, creator of Buddhism, dies.
  • 395: the Roman emperor Arcadio marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Franco general Flavio Bauto. She becomes one of the most powerful empresses of late Antiquity.
  • 711: in the Iberian Peninsula, while King Don Rodrigo faces the Basques, Táriq ibn Ziyad arrives in Tarifa (Cádiz) with between 7,000 and 12,000 men and defeats the forces of Sancho, Rodrigo’s nephew, thus beginning the occupation Muslim of the peninsula.
  • 1296: in the First War of Scottish Independence, John Balliol’s Scottish army is defeated by the English army commanded by John de Warenne at the Battle of Dunbar.
  • 1521: in Mactan (Philippines), the Spanish navigator Fernando de Magallanes is assassinated by the aborigines led by Lapu-Lapu.
  • 1522: At the Battle of Bicocca, the combined forces of the Kingdom of Spain and the Papal States defeat the French and Venetian army.
  • 1539: in Nueva Granada (present-day Colombia), Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar re-found the town of Santa Fe de Bogotá.
  • 1565: on the island of Cebu (Philippines), the Spanish founded the town of Cebu (the first Spanish settlement on those islands), in the same place where Raja Humabón poisoned the soldiers of Fernando de Magallanes.
  • 1570: in Rome, Pope Pius V declares that the English Queen Elizabeth I is a heretic.
  • 1667: In England, the blind and impoverished writer John Milton sells the copyright to his book Paradise Lost for £ 10.
  • 1673: in France, Jean-Baptiste Lully premieres his opera Cadmus et Hermione.
  • 1706: the Franco-Spanish troops of Felipe V raise the siege of Barcelona during the War of Succession.
  • 1709: in Mexico City the old Basilica of Guadalupe is inaugurated, where the image of the Virgin will remain for almost three centuries until October 1976.
  • 1810: in Germany, Ludwig van Beethoven composes his famous piece for piano, For Elisa.
  • 1813: in Chile, the patriotic forces surprise the royalist army in Yerbas Buenas, forcing it to retreat further south.
  • 1820: in Argentina, Juan Felipe Ibarra started a revolution that declared the autonomy of the province of Santiago del Estero.
  • 1821: in the area of ​​León (Argentina), north of San Salvador de Jujuy, a group of gauchos from Jujuy under the command of Colonel José Ignacio Gorriti defeat the Spanish army (Día Grande de Jujuy).
  • 1832: near Algiers, the Foreign Legion (group of mercenaries) fights for the first time.
  • 1835: Along the coast of Peru, Charles Darwin begins a journey by land.
  • 1838: the village of Grecia is founded in Costa Rica.
  • 1848: in France the decree of abolition of slavery is promulgated.
  • 1852: in the city of Córdoba (Argentina), the revolution led by Colonel Pizarro overthrows Governor Manuel López, who had been in government since 1835.
  • 1861: in Washington (United States), President Abraham Lincoln suspends applications for habeas corpus.
  • 1864: in Toro (Spain), the priest Jerónimo Usera founds the Congregation of Sisters of the Love of God.
  • 1865: The steamship Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River. 1800 died, most of them survivors of the civil war, from Andersonville and Cahaba prisons.
  • 1865 – The New York State Senate creates Cornell University.
  • 1872: in the province of Santa Fe (Argentina), General Manuel Obligado founded the town of Reconquista.
  • 1873: the Saavedra neighborhood is founded in the city of Buenos Aires (Argentina).
  • 1904: in Australia, the Labor Party – led by Chris Watson – becomes the first such party to rise to government.
  • 1909: in Turkey, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II (two weeks after regaining power) is overthrown by his brother, Mehmed V.
  • 1914: Honduras signs the copyright treaty Buenos Aires Convention (1910).
  • 1925: in Morocco (invaded by France), the leader Abd-el-Krim assaults the first position.
  • 1927: in Chile, General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo (Vice President of the Republic) founds Carabineros de Chile.
  • 1928: the National Tourist Board is founded in Spain.
  • 1936 – In the United States, the UAW (United Auto Workers) union becomes independent from the American Federation of Labor.
  • 1941: in Greece – in the framework of World War II – German Nazi troops invade the city of Athens.
  • 1941: in Slovenia ―in the framework of World War II― the Communist Party of Slovenia, the Slovenian Christian Socialists, the Slovenian Sokols (also known as National Democrats) and a group of progressive intellectuals establish the Front for the Liberation of the Slovenian Nation .
  • 1945: in Dongo (Italy), anti-fascist partisans capture the former dictator Benito Mussolini (who was trying to escape from Italy disguised as a German soldier). The next day they will lynch him.
  • 1945: in the framework of the Second World War, the Second Republic of Austria and its independence from Nazi Germany are proclaimed.
  • 1945: in Finland – in the framework of the Second World War – the Lapps finally expel the Nazis from their country.
  • 1950: Great Britain recognizes the State of Israel.
  • 1950: in South Africa – copying the apartheid system that will be in force in the United States until 1967 – the white government enacts the Group Areas Act.
  • 1953: The United States Government offers $ 50,000 to any Soviet pilot who escapes to South Korea with a MiG-15 fighter plane.
  • 1960: Togo becomes independent from the French Empire.
  • 1961: Sierra Leone becomes independent from the British Empire, with Milton Margai as Prime Minister.
  • 1962: At 884 meters above sea level, on the Kiritimati atoll, at 6:02 am (local time) the United States detonates its Aztec atomic bomb, weighing 410 kilotons. It is the 229th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1965: in the Dominican Republic, US marines carry out an invasion of this sovereign country to quell the popular uprising led by Francisco Camano.
  • 1967: in Montreal (Canada) Expo 67 is officially inaugurated with a grand opening ceremony that is broadcast to the entire world on television.
  • 1974: in the city of Washington (United States) 10,000 people demonstrate demanding impeachment against President Richard Nixon, for having perpetrated wiretapping (Watergate scandal).
  • 1978: in Afghanistan, the communist party takes power in what will be known as the Saur Revolution.
  • 1978: in Arizona (United States), John Ehrlichman (Secretary of President Nixon) is released after 18 months in prison for crimes related to the Watergate scandal.
  • 1981 – In the United States, the Xerox PARC Company introduces the mouse.
  • 1984: in Barcelona (Spain) the first Ibiza car leaves the assembly line of the Seat company.
  • 1986: in the Soviet Union, the city of Prípiat is evacuated after the nuclear accident of Chernobyl.
  • 1987: the United States Department of Justice bans Austrian President Kurt Waldheim (and his wife, Elisabeth, who was also a Nazi like him) from entering the country, accusing him of being an accessory to the deportations and executions of thousands of Austrian Jews while he was an officer of the German army during World War II.
  • 1989: in Jordan, Hussein of Jordan announces the convocation of elections.
  • 1992: Serbia and Montenegro proclaim the new Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 1992: In the United Kingdom, Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House of Commons in her seven centuries of history.
  • 1992: the Russian Federation and 12 other Soviet republics become members of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the World Bank.
  • 1993: near Libreville (Gabon) a plane to Dakar (Senegal) crashes. All the members of the Zambia soccer team, who were going to play a knockout match against the Senegalese team, for the 1994 Soccer World Cup lose their lives.
  • 1994: South Africa holds the first free multiracial elections (black men and women can vote), ending the period known as apartheid (27 years after the United States succeeded in eliminating – at least legally – this same scourge).
  • 1996: The 1996 Lebanon War ends.
  • 2005: First flight of the Airbus A380, the largest aircraft in the world.
  • 2006: in New York City (United States) the construction of the Freedom Tower begins (later renamed One World Trade Center, due to protests against the death of more than one million civilians in Iraq in revenge for the terrorist attack against the Twin Towers).
  • 2007: in Tallinn (Estonia), after two nights considered “the worst riots in the history of Estonia”, the Government moves the Monument to the liberators of Tallinn (1947) in memory of the Soviet soldiers killed to liberate this city from the Nazi occupation, in World War II (1939-1945).
  • 2010: Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega is extradited to France from a jail in Miami (United States), to be tried on money laundering charges.1
  • 2011 – In the United States, a tornado outbreak affects Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Michigan, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, Louisiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri and more.
  • 2011: Resolution 1978 of the United Nations Security Council and 1979 are adopted.
  • 2014: in Vatican City, Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are canonized by Pope Francis.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

April 27 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 85 a. C .: Tenth June Brutus Albino, Roman politician and general (f. 43 BC).
  • 1650: Carlota Amalia of Hesse-Kassel, German aristocrat (d. 1714), wife of the Danish King Cristián V.
  • 1701: Carlos Manuel III of Sardinia, French aristocrat (d. 1773).
  • 1733: Joseph Gottlieb Kölreuter, German botanist (d. 1806).
  • 1737: Edward Gibbon, British politician and historian (d. 1794).
  • 1748: Adamantios Koraís, Greek humanist philosopher and academic (d. 1833).
  • 1758: Charles Dumont de Sainte Croix, French zoologist (d. 1830).
  • 1759: Mary Wollstonecraft, British novelist, philosopher and historian (d. 1797).
  • 1770 – Edward Codrington, British admiral (d. 1851).
  • 1788: Charles Robert Cockerell, British architect, archaeologist and writer (d. 1863).
  • 1791: Samuel Morse, American painter and inventor (d. 1872).
  • 1797: Jean Victor Audouin, French naturalist, entomologist and ornithologist (d. 1841).
  • 1802: Louis Niedermeyer, French-Swiss composer and professor (d. 1861).
  • 1806: María Cristina de Borbón, Sicilian aristocrat (f. 1878), wife of the Spanish King Fernando VII.
  • 1812: Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (d. 1883).
  • 1820: Herbert Spencer, British philosopher, biologist, anthropologist and sociologist (d. 1903).
  • 1822: Ulysses S. Grant, politician, military man and American president between 1869 and 1877 (d. 1885).
  • 1824: Francisco Vargas Fontecilla, Chilean jurist and politician (d. 1884).
  • 1840: Edward Whymper, British-French mountaineer, explorer, writer and illustrator (d. 1911).
  • 1853: Jules Lemaître, French playwright and critic (d. 1914).
  • 1856: Tongzhi, Chinese Emperor (d. 1875).
  • 1857: Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian painter and illustrator (d. 1914).
  • 1862: Rudolph Schildkraut, Turkish-American actor (d. 1930).
  • 1876: With Leahy, Irish athlete (d. 1921).
  • 1881: Móric Esterházy, Hungarian aristocrat and politician (d. 1960).
  • 1883: Hubert Harrison, atheist socialist activist of the black movement (d. 1927).
  • 1887: Toribio Echeverría, Spanish writer, politician and humanist (d. 1968).
  • 1887: José Pérez Jiménez, Spanish painter (f. 1967).
  • 1888: Abraham Valdelomar, Peruvian journalist, short story writer and writer (d. 1919).
  • 1892: Albert Rudomine, French photographer (d. 1975).
  • 1893: José Belbiure Serrano, Spanish sculptor (d. 1951).
  • 1893: Draža Mihajlović, anti-communist Serbian monarchist general (d. 1946).
  • 1893: Pablo de Yugoslavia (Pablo Karadordevich), Yugoslav aristocrat and regent (d. 1976).
  • 1894: Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian Jewish pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1995).
  • 1896: Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player and coach (d. 1963).
  • 1896 – Wallace Carothers, American chemist, inventor of nylon (d. 1937).
  • 1897: Francisco Labbé Labbé, Chilean politician (d. 1981).
  • 1898: Ludwig Bemelmans, Italian-American writer and illustrator (d. 1962).
  • 1899: Walter Lantz, American cartoonist, animator, producer, screenwriter and actor (d. 1994).
  • 1904: Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet and writer (d. 1972).
  • 1904: Nikos Zachariadis, Greek politician (d. 1973).
  • 1909: Guillermo León Valencia, Colombian president (d. 1971).
  • 1910: Chiang Ching-kuo, Taiwanese politician, prime minister and president between 1972 and 1988 (d. 1988).
  • 1911: Antonio Sastre, Argentine soccer player (d. 1987).
  • 1912: Renato Rascel, Italian actor and composer (d. 1991).
  • 1912: José Pellicer Gandía, anarchist and Spanish revolutionary (d. 1942).
  • 1913: Philip Abelson, American physicist and writer (d. 2004).
  • 1913: Irving Adler, American mathematician, writer and academic (d. 2012).
  • 1913: Luz Long (Carl Ludwig Lutz Long), German athlete and military man (d. 1943).
  • 1920: Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor and musician (d. 1956).
  • 1921: Robert Dhéry, French actor, director and screenwriter (d. 2004).
  • 1921: Pastorita Núñez, Cuban guerrilla (d. 2010).
  • 1921: John Stott, British religious and theologian (d. 2011).
  • 1922: Jack Klugman, American actor (d. 2012).
  • 1923: Carlos Edmundo de Ory, Spanish poet (d. 2010).
  • 1923: Guillermo Evans, Argentine Olympian (d. 1981).
  • 1923: Eduardo García de Enterría, Spanish jurist (f. 2013).
  • 1923: Eugenio Heiremans, Chilean businessman (d. 2010).
  • 1925: Alfonso Grados Bertorini, Peruvian journalist and politician (d. 2010).
  • 1926: Julio Montt, Chilean doctor.
  • 1927: Tato Bores, Argentine humorist (f. 1996).
  • 1927: Karl Alexander Müller, Swiss physicist, 1987 Nobel laureate in physics.
  • 1927: Coretta Scott King, African-American activist and writer (d. 2006).
  • 1928: Julio Rodríguez Villanueva, Spanish scientist (d. 2017).
  • 1929: Nina Ponomaryova, Soviet discus thrower and coach.
  • 1931: Krzysztof Komeda, Polish composer, jazz pianist and arranger (d. 1969).
  • 1931: Igor Óistraj, Ukrainian violinist and educator.
  • 1932: Anouk Aimée, French Jewish actress.
  • 1932: Pik Botha, South African politician, lawyer and diplomat.
  • 1932: Marujita Díaz, Spanish actress and singer (d. 2015).
  • 1932: Casey Kasem, music historian, radio celebrity, voice actor, and Arab-American DIYer (d. 2014).
  • 1932: Joaquín Prat, Spanish announcer and presenter (d. 1995).
  • 1932: Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún, Spanish politician and lawyer (d. 1991).
  • 1933: Rafael Guillén, Spanish poet.
  • 1934: Gonzalo Martínez Ortega, Mexican filmmaker (d. 1998).
  • 1935: Theo Angelopulos, Greek filmmaker (d. 2012).
  • 1935: Raúl Troncoso, Chilean politician (d. 2004).
  • 1937: Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992).
  • 1939: Stanislaw Dziwisz, Polish cardinal.
  • 1939: João Bernardo Vieira, Guinean politician and president (d. 2009).
  • 1941: Lutz Ackermann, German sculptor.
  • 1941: Fethullah Gülen, Turkish preacher and theologian.
  • 1942: Jim Keltner, American drummer.
  • 1943: Helmut Marko, Austrian car driver.
  • 1944: Michael Fish, British meteorologist and journalist.
  • 1944: Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer (d. 2017).
  • 1946: Franz Roth, German footballer.
  • 1947: María del Mar Bonet, Spanish singer.
  • 1948: Josef Hickersberger, Austrian footballer and coach.
  • 1948: Kate Pierson, American bassist, singer and songwriter.
  • 1949: Pedro Torres Cruces, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1950 – Christian Zacharias, Indian-born German conductor and pianist.
  • 1951: Ace Frehley, American rock guitarist and songwriter, of the band Kiss.
  • 1952: George Gervin, American basketball player.
  • 1952: Ari Vatanen, Finnish rally driver.
  • 1953: Arielle Dombasle, French-American actress and model.
  • 1953: Rosanna Falasca, Argentine tango singer (f. 1983).
  • 1954: Frank Bainimarama, military man, politician and Fijian prime minister.
  • 1955: Eric Schmidt, American engineer and businessman.
  • 1957: Luis Carvajal Basto, Colombian politician.
  • 1957: Ricardo Larraín, Chilean filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and editor (d. 2016).
  • 1959: Laurent Del Colombo, French judoka.
  • 1959: Sheena Easton, British singer.
  • 1959: Marco Pirroni, British singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer.
  • 1959: Andrew Fire, American biologist.
  • 1960: Martín Berasategui, Spanish cook.
  • 1961: Nacho García Vega, Spanish musician, of the Nacha Pop band.
  • 1962: Ángel Comizzo, Argentine footballer and coach.
  • 1962: Edvard Moser, Norwegian neuroscientist and psychologist.
  • 1963: Russell T Davies, British writer and producer.
  • 1965: Anna Chancellor, British actress.
  • 1965: Juan Falcón, Cuban actor
  • 1966: Matt Reeves, director, producer and American screenwriter.
  • 1966: Yoshihiro Togashi, Japanese illustrator.
  • 1966: Marco Werner, German motorsport driver.
  • 1967: William Alexander of the Netherlands, Dutch King.
  • 1967: Karina Rabolini, Argentine businesswoman and model.
  • 1967: Erik Thomson, New Zealand actor.
  • 1968: Cristian Mungiu, Romanian filmmaker.
  • 1969: Cory Booker, African-American lawyer and politician.
  • 1969: Darcey Bussell, British dancer.
  • 1973: Sharlee D’Angelo, Swedish bassist and composer.
  • 1973: Sébastien Lareau, Canadian tennis player.
  • 1973: Khotan Fernández, Mexican actor.
  • 1974: Cristian Stellini, Italian footballer.
  • 1975: Pedro Feliz, Dominican baseball player.
  • 1976: Isobel Campbell, singer, songwriter and British cellist.
  • 1976: Sally Hawkins, British actress.
  • 1976: Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer.
  • 1976: Olaf Tufte, Norwegian rower.
  • 1977: Courtney Alexander, American basketball player.
  • 1977: Alejandro Meloño, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1977: Orber Moreno, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1978: Sebastián Ariel Romero, Argentine footballer.
  • 1979: Vladimir Kozlov, Ukrainian fighter.
  • 1979: William Boyd, American bassist, of the band Evanescence.
  • 1979: Óscar Emilio Rojas, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1980: Carlos Arias, Bolivian soccer player.
  • 1980: Sybille Bammer, Austrian tennis player.
  • 1980: Anderson Cléber Beraldo, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1980: Christian Lara, Ecuadorian soccer player.
  • 1981: Fabrizio Faniello, Maltese singer.
  • 1982: Jordi Codina, Spanish footballer.
  • 1982: François Parisien, Canadian cyclist.
  • 1982: Valentina Lizcano, Colombian actress and presenter.
  • 1984: Patrick Stump, American musician, of the band Fall Out Boy.
  • 1985: Horacio Zeballos, Argentine tennis player.
  • 1985: Jon Howard, American musician.
  • 1986: Jenna Coleman, British actress.
  • 1986: Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer.
  • 1986: Dinara Sáfina, Russian tennis player.
  • 1987: Jonathan Castroviejo, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1987: William Moseley, British actor.
  • 1987: Ignacio Casale, Chilean ATV pilot.
  • 1988: Bakary Koné, Burkinabe footballer.
  • 1989: Lars and Sven Bender, German footballers.
  • 1989: Cristian López, Spanish footballer.
  • 1989: Milagros Schmoll, Argentine model.
  • 1990: Martin Kelly, British footballer.
  • 1990: Robin Bengtsson, Swedish singer.
  • 1991: Isaac Cuenca, Spanish soccer player.
  • 1991: Lara Gut, Swiss skier.
  • 1992: Allison Iraheta, American singer.
  • 1994: Corey Seager, American baseball player.
  • 1995: Nick Kyrgios, Australian tennis player.
  • 1996: Dunstan Vella, Maltese footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

April 27 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 483 a. C.: Buddha, founder of Buddhism (n. 563 BC)
  • 630: Ardashir III, Persian king (b.621).
  • 1404: Philip II the Bold, Burgundian Duke (b.1342).
  • 1521: Hernando de Magallanes (40), Portuguese explorer in the service of King Carlos I of Spain (b.1480).
  • 1599: Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (b. 1539).
  • 1605: Leo XI, Italian pope (b. 1535).
  • 1656: Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter and illustrator (b. 1596).
  • 1656: Gerard van Honthorst, Flemish Caravaggist painter (b. 1590).
  • 1702: Jean Bart, French naval admiral, sailor, knight and Dunkerquese corsair of the order of Saint Louis (b. 1651).
  • 1810: Francisco Cabarrús, Spanish financier of French origin (b. 1752).
  • 1813: Zebulon Pike, American general and explorer (b. 1779).
  • 1827: Joaquín Blake, Spanish military man (b. 1759).
  • 1834 – Thomas Stothard, British painter (b. 1755).
  • 1849: Pedro Ignacio de Castro Barros, Argentine politician and priest (b. 1777).
  • 1870: José Benjumeda y Gens, Spanish physician (b. 1787).
  • 1873: William Macready, British actor (b. 1793).
  • 1882: Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (b.1803).
  • 1893: John Ballance, New Zealand journalist, politician and prime minister, of Irish origin (b. 1839).
  • 1915: Aleksandr Skriabin, Russian composer and pianist (b. 1872).
  • 1924: Adolf Oborny, German botanist (b.1840).
  • 1932 – Hart Crane, American poet (b.1899).
  • 1936: Karl Pearson, British mathematician and academic (b. 1857).
  • 1937: Antonio Gramsci, Italian politician and educator (b. 1891).
  • 1937: Antonio Martín Escudero, singer and Spanish anarcho-syndicalist (b. 1895).
  • 1938: Edmund Husserl, Moravian philosopher and mathematician, founder of transcendental phenomenology (b. 1859).
  • 1940: Joaquín Mir, Spanish painter (b. 1873).
  • 1942 – Emil von Sauer, German composer, pianist, sheet music editor and piano teacher (b. 1862).
  • 1943: Enrique Hauser y Neuburger, Spanish engineer (b. 1866).
  • 1952: Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician and statistician (b. 1865).
  • 1961: Roy Del Ruth, American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter (b. 1893).
  • 1965: Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (b.1908).
  • 1969: René Barrientos Ortuño, Bolivian military, pilot, politician and president (b. 1919).
  • 1972: Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian politician, 1st president of his country (b. 1909).
  • 1973: Carlos Menditéguy, Argentine automobile driver and polo player (b.1914).
  • 1976: Jesús Pabón, Spanish historian and politician (b. 1902).
  • 1977: Stanley Adams, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1915).
  • 1977: Héctor Germán Oesterheld, Argentine comic book writer; assassinated by the dictatorship (b.1919).
  • 1986: Broderick Crawford, American actor (b.1911).
  • 1988: Guillermo Haro Barraza, Mexican astronomer (b.1913).
  • 1989: Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese businessman, founder of Panasonic (b. 1894).
  • 1992: Olivier Messiaen, French composer and organist (b.1908).
  • 1992: Gerard K. O’Neill, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1927).
  • 1993: Godfrey Chitalu, Zambian footballer (b.1947).
  • 1996: William Colby, director of intelligence and American diplomat (b.1920).
  • 1996: Gilles Grangier, French filmmaker and screenwriter (b.1911).
  • 1997: Gabriel Figueroa, Mexican cinematographer (b.1907).
  • 1997: Dulce María Loynaz, Cuban poet (b.1902).
  • 1998: Dominique Aury, French writer (b.1907).
  • 1998: Carlos Castañeda, Peruvian writer and anthropologist (b. 1925).
  • 1999: Raúl H. Castagnino, Argentine novelist, essayist, critic and literary researcher (b. 1914).
  • 1999: Al Hirt, American jazz bandleader and trumpeter (b.1922).
  • 1999: Tusam (Juan José del Pozo), Argentine mentalist and hypnotist (b. 1932).
  • 2002: George Alec Effinger, American writer (b.1947).
  • 2002: Ruth Handler, American inventor and businesswoman, creator of the Barbie doll (b. 1916).
  • 2002: Edgardo Prátola, Argentine soccer player (b. 1969).
  • 2003: Bernard Katz, British biophysicist (b.1911).
  • 2006: Julia Thorne, American writer (b. 1944).
  • 2007: Mstislav Rostropovich, Soviet cellist, conductor and musician (b. 1927).
  • 2008: Frances Yeend, American soprano (b.1913).
  • 2010: Ismael González Núñez, Spanish athlete (b.1984).
  • 2011: Rafael Menjívar Ochoa, Salvadoran writer (b. 1959).
  • 2011: Bárbara Paciorek Paleta, Polish artist (b.1951).
  • 2011: José Antonio Arana, Basque linguist and musicologist (b. 1931).
  • 2014: Vujadin Boškov, Serbian footballer and coach (b.1931).
  • 2014: Theo Constante, Ecuadorian teacher, painter, muralist and sculptor (b. 1934).
  • 2015: Verne Gagne, American football player and coach (b.1926).
  • 2018: Álvaro Arzú, Guatemalan politician and businessman, president of Guatemala between 1996 and 2000 (b.1946).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

April 27 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • World Design Day: it is celebrated at the initiative of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda).
  • Vallenata Legend Festival (between April 27 and May 1).
  • Chile: Carabinero’s Day.
  • El Salvador: Telegrapher’s Day.
  • Netherlands: King’s Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

April 27 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Our Lady of Montserrat, La Morenita.
  • Zita from Lucca
  • Pedro Armengol
  • María Guadalupe García Zavala.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

April 27 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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