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What happend on 27. April in History

In our data base we found 314 events happened on 27. April:
  • 395: Emperor Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto. She becomes one of the more powerful Roman empresses of Late Antiquity. [category: Events]
  • 630: Ardashir III of Persia [category: Deaths]
  • 1272: Zita, Italian saint (b.1212) [category: Deaths]
  • 1296: First War of Scottish Independence: John Balliol's Scots army is defeated by an English army commanded by John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey at the Battle of Dunbar. [category: Events]
  • 1404: Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1342) [category: Deaths]

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  • 1463: Isidore of Kiev (b. 1385) [category: Deaths]
  • 1509: Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict. [category: Events]
  • 1521: Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer (b. 1480) [category: Deaths]
  • 1521: Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu. [category: Events]
  • 1522: Combined forces of Spain and the Papal States defeat a French and Venetian army at the Battle of Bicocca. [category: Events]
  • 1530: Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (b. 1458) [category: Deaths]
  • 1539: Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (now Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar. [category: Events]
  • 1565: Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines. [category: Events]
  • 1578: Duel of the Mignons claims the lives of two favourites of Henry III of France and two favorites of Henry I, Duke of Guise. [category: Events]
  • 1599: Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (b. 1538) [category: Deaths]
  • 1605: Pope Leo XI (b. 1535) [category: Deaths]
  • 1613: Robert Abercromby, Scottish missionary (b. 1532) [category: Deaths]
  • 1623: Johann Adam Reinken, German organist and composer (d. 1722) [category: Births]
  • 1625: Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior (b. 1553) [category: Deaths]
  • 1650: Charlotte Amalie of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1714) [category: Births]

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  • 1650: The Battle of Carbisdale: A Royalist army from Orkney invades mainland Scotland but is defeated by a Covenanter army. [category: Events]
  • 1656: Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter (b. 1596) [category: Deaths]
  • 1667: The blind and impoverished John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10. [category: Events]
  • 1694: John George IV, Elector of Saxony (b. 1668) [category: Deaths]
  • 1695: John Trenchard, English statesman (b. 1640) [category: Deaths]
  • 1701: Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (d. 1773) [category: Births]
  • 1702: Jean Bart, French admiral (b. 1651) [category: Deaths]
  • 1718: Thomas Lewis, Irish-American surveyor and lawyer (d. 1790) [category: Births]
  • 1724: Thomas Gardner, American politician and soldier (d. 1775) [category: Births]
  • 1737: Edward Gibbon, English historian (d. 1794) [category: Births]
  • 1748: Adamantios Korais, Greek scholar (d. 1833) [category: Births]
  • 1749: First performance of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks in Green Park, London. [category: Events]
  • 1755: Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (d. 1836) [category: Births]
  • 1759: Mary Wollstonecraft, English author and philosopher (d. 1797) [category: Births]
  • 1777: American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut. [category: Events]
  • 1782: William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (b. 1710) [category: Deaths]
  • 1791: Samuel Morse, American inventor and painter, co-inventor of the Morse code (d. 1872) [category: Births]
  • 1805: First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' hymn). [category: Events]
  • 1806: Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (d. 1878) [category: Births]
  • 1810: Beethoven composes Für Elise. [category: Events]
  • 1812: Friedrich von Flotow, German composer (d. 1883) [category: Births]
  • 1812: William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886) [category: Births]
  • 1813: Zebulon Pike, American frontiersman and explorer (b. 1779) [category: Deaths]
  • 1813: War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Upper Canada in the Battle of York (present day Toronto, Canada). [category: Events]
  • 1820: Herbert Spencer, English philosopher (d. 1903) [category: Births]
  • 1822: Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, 18th President of the United States (d. 1885) [category: Births]
  • 1840: Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (d. 1911) [category: Births]
  • 1840: Foundation stone for new Palace of Westminster, London, is laid by wife of Sir Charles Barry. [category: Events]
  • 1848: Otto I of Bavaria (d. 1916) [category: Births]
  • 1850: Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German general (d. 1921) [category: Births]
  • 1853: Jules Lemaître, French critic and dramatist (d. 1914) [category: Births]
  • 1857: Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian artist (d. 1914) [category: Births]
  • 1861: President of the United States Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus. [category: Events]
  • 1862: Rudolph Schildkraut, Turkish-American actor (d. 1930) [category: Births]
  • 1865: The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state's land grant institution. [category: Events]
  • 1865: The steamboat SS Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, explodes and sinks in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom are Union survivors of the Andersonville and Cahaba Prisons. [category: Events]
  • 1866: Maurice Raoul-Duval, French polo player (d. 1916) [category: Births]
  • 1873: William Charles Macready, English actor (b. 1793) [category: Deaths]
  • 1878: Frank Alvin Gotch, American wrestler (d. 1917) [category: Births]
  • 1882: Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist (b. 1803) [category: Deaths]
  • 1887: Warren Wood, American golfer (d. 1926) [category: Births]
  • 1888: Florence La Badie, Canadian actress (d. 1917) [category: Births]
  • 1893: Allen Sothoron, American baseball player (d. 1939) [category: Births]
  • 1893: Draža Mihailović, Serbian-Yugoslav military commander (d. 1946) [category: Births]
  • 1894: George Petty, American artist (d. 1975) [category: Births]
  • 1894: Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian composer, conductor, musician, critic, and author (d. 1995) [category: Births]
  • 1896: Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player (d. 1963) [category: Births]
  • 1896: Sir William Hudson, Australian engineer, head of construction for the Snowy Mountains Scheme (d. 1978) [category: Births]
  • 1896: Henry Parkes, English statesman and politician (b. 1815) [category: Deaths]
  • 1899: Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (d. 1994) [category: Births]
  • 1902: Tiemoko Garan Kouyaté, French communist (d. 1942) [category: Births]
  • 1903: Horace Stoneham, American baseball team owner (d. 1990) [category: Births]
  • 1904: Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet and writer (d. 1972) [category: Births]
  • 1904: Nikos Zachariadis, Greek politician (d. 1973) [category: Births]
  • 1904: The Australian Labor Party becomes the first such party to gain national government, under Chris Watson. [category: Events]
  • 1906: Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966) [category: Births]
  • 1909: Sultan of Ottoman Empire Abdul Hamid II is overthrown, and is succeeded by his brother, Mehmed V. [category: Events]
  • 1910: Chiang Ching-kuo, Chinese-Taiwanese politician, President of the Republic of China (d. 1988) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Bruno Beger, German anthropologist (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1911: Following the resignation and death of William P. Frye, a compromise is reached to rotate the office of President pro tempore of the United States Senate. [category: Events]
  • 1912: Jacques de Bourbon Busset, French novelist, essayist, and politician (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1912: Zohra Segal, Indian actress and dancer [category: Births]
  • 1913: Irving Adler, American mathematician, scientist, and author (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1913: Luz Long, German athlete (d. 1943) [category: Births]
  • 1913: Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1914: Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty. [category: Events]
  • 1915: Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (b. 1872) [category: Deaths]
  • 1915: John Labatt, Canadian businessman and brewer (b. 1838) [category: Deaths]
  • 1916: Enos Slaughter, American baseball player (d. 2002) [category: Births]
  • 1918: Sten Rudholm, Swedish jurist (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1918: The Battle of Ambos Nogales takes place between U.S. forces and Mexican Carrancistas aided by German military advisors. [category: Events]
  • 1920: Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (d. 1956) [category: Births]
  • 1920: James R. Mann, American attorney and politician (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1920: Mark Krasnosel'skii, Ukrainian-Soviet mathematician (d. 1997) [category: Births]
  • 1921: John Stott, English theologian and clergyman (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Robert Dhéry, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Arthur Mold, English cricketer (b. 1863) [category: Deaths]
  • 1922: Jack Klugman, American actor (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1922: Martin Gray, Polish Holocaust survivor and author [category: Births]
  • 1927: Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Joe Moakley, American politician (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Sheila Scott, English aviator (d. 1988) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Tato Bores, Argentinean comedian (d. 1996) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) are created. [category: Events]
  • 1931: Igor Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist [category: Births]
  • 1932: Anouk Aimée, French actress [category: Births]
  • 1932: Casey Kasem, American actor and radio personality [category: Births]
  • 1932: Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999) [category: Births]
  • 1932: Maxine Brown, American singer (The Browns) [category: Births]
  • 1932: Pik Botha, South African politician [category: Births]
  • 1932: Hart Crane, American writer (b. 1899) [category: Deaths]
  • 1935: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek director and screenwriter (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1936: Geoffrey Shovelton, English singer and illustrator [category: Births]
  • 1936: Karl Pearson, English mathematician (b. 1857) [category: Deaths]
  • 1936: The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor. [category: Events]
  • 1937: Robin Eames, Irish clergyman [category: Births]
  • 1937: Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992) [category: Births]
  • 1937: Antonio Gramsci, Italian Communist, writer, and politician (b. 1891) [category: Deaths]
  • 1938: Alain Caron, French-Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986) [category: Births]
  • 1938: Earl Anthony, American bowler (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1939: Jerry Mercer, Canadian drummer (Mashmakhan and April Wine) [category: Births]
  • 1939: Judy Carne, English actress and comedian [category: Births]
  • 1939: Stanislaw Dziwisz, Polish Cardinal [category: Births]
  • 1941: Jennings Michael Burch, American author [category: Births]
  • 1941: Lee Roy Jordan, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1941: Pat Choate, American economist [category: Births]
  • 1941: Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874) [category: Deaths]
  • 1941: World War II: German troops enter Athens. [category: Events]
  • 1941: World War II: The Communist Party of Slovenia, the Slovene Christian Socialists, the left-wing Slovene Sokols (also known as "National Democrats") and a group of progressive intellectuals establish the Liberation Front of the Slovenian People. [category: Events]
  • 1942: Jim Keltner, American drummer (Traveling Wilburys, Plastic Ono Band, and Delaney & Bonnie and Friends) [category: Births]
  • 1943: Helmut Marko, Austrian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1944: Cuba Gooding, Sr., American singer (The Main Ingredient) [category: Births]
  • 1944: Herb Pedersen, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Desert Rose Band) [category: Births]
  • 1944: Michael Fish, English meteorologist [category: Births]
  • 1945: August Wilson, American playwright (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1945: Helen Hodgman, Australian author [category: Births]
  • 1945: World War II: Benito Mussolini is arrested by Italian partisans in Dongo, while attempting escape disguised as a German soldier. [category: Events]
  • 1945: World War II: German troops are finally expelled from Finnish Lapland. [category: Events]
  • 1946: Nicholas Serota, English director [category: Births]
  • 1947: Ann Peebles, American singer-songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1947: George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1947: Keith Magnuson, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1947: Pete Ham, Welsh singer-songwriter and musician (Badfinger) (d. 1975) [category: Births]
  • 1948: Amrit Kumar Bohara, Nepalese politician [category: Births]
  • 1948: Frank Abagnale, American security consultant [category: Births]
  • 1948: Kate Pierson, American singer-songwriter and musician (The B-52's and NiNa) [category: Births]
  • 1949: Grant Chapman, Australian politician [category: Births]
  • 1950: Apartheid: In South Africa, the Group Areas Act is passed formally segregating races. [category: Events]
  • 1951: Ace Frehley, American musician and songwriter (Kiss, Wicked Lester, and Frehley's Comet) [category: Births]
  • 1952: Ari Vatanen, Finnish World Rally Champion (1981) and Member of the European Parliament (1999-2009). [category: Births]
  • 1952: George Gervin, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1952: Larry Elder, American political commentator [category: Births]
  • 1952: Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865) [category: Deaths]
  • 1953: Arielle Dombasle, French singer, actress, model, and director [category: Births]
  • 1953: Operation Moolah is initiated by General Mark W. Clark against Communist pilots. [category: Events]
  • 1954: Herman Edwards, American football player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1955: Gudrun Berend, German hurdler (d. 2011) [category: Births]
  • 1956: Bryan Harvey, American singer-songwriter and musician (House of Freaks) (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1956: Douglas P., English musician, photographer, and actor (Death in June and Crisis) [category: Births]
  • 1957: Adrian Utley, English musician (Portishead) [category: Births]
  • 1957: Eric Bristow, English darts player [category: Births]
  • 1957: Michel Barrette, Canadian actor and comedian [category: Births]
  • 1957: Rosanna Scotto, American news anchor [category: Births]
  • 1957: Willie Upshaw, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1959: Louis Lortie, French-Canadian pianist [category: Births]
  • 1959: Neil Pearson, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1959: Sheena Easton, Scottish singer-songwriter, producer, and actress [category: Births]
  • 1960: Mike Krushelnyski, MCanadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1960: Togo gains independence from French-administered UN trusteeship. [category: Events]
  • 1961: Andy Schlafly, American attorney and activist, founder of Conservapedia [category: Births]
  • 1961: Roy Del Ruth, American director (b. 1893) [category: Deaths]
  • 1961: Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister. [category: Events]
  • 1962: Im Sang-soo, South Korean director and screenwriter [category: Births]
  • 1962: James LeGros, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1962: Ángel Comizzo, Argentine footballer [category: Births]
  • 1962: A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bengali statesman (b. 1873) [category: Deaths]
  • 1963: Cali Timmins, Canadian actress [category: Births]
  • 1963: Russell T Davies, Welsh producer and screenwriter [category: Births]
  • 1963: Ruth Glick American writer [category: Births]
  • 1964: Lisa Wilcox, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1964: Michael Mahonen, Canadian actor, director, and screenwriter [category: Births]
  • 1965: Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 1966: Matt Reeves, American writer, director and producer [category: Births]
  • 1967: Aki Avni, Israeli actor [category: Births]
  • 1967: Erik Thomson, Australian actor [category: Births]
  • 1967: Jason Whitlock, American journalist [category: Births]
  • 1967: Tommy Smith, Scottish jazz musician, composer, and educator [category: Births]
  • 1967: Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange [category: Births]
  • 1967: William Douglas Cook,New Zealand founder of Eastwoodhill Arboretum and Pukeiti (b. 1884) [category: Deaths]
  • 1967: Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada with a large opening ceremony broadcast around the world. It opens to the public the next day. [category: Events]
  • 1968: Dana Milbank, American reporter and columnist [category: Births]
  • 1969: Cory Booker, American politician [category: Births]
  • 1969: Darcey Bussell, English ballerina [category: Births]
  • 1969: Grahame Cheney, Australian boxer [category: Births]
  • 1969: Mica Paris, English singer and actress [category: Births]
  • 1969: Vladimir Kozlov, Ukrainian-American wrestler and actor [category: Births]
  • 1969: René Barrientos, Bolivian politician, President of Bolivia (b. 1919) [category: Deaths]
  • 1970: Kylie Travis, English actress and model [category: Births]
  • 1970: Arthur Shields, Irish actor (b. 1896) [category: Deaths]
  • 1971: Tess Daly, English television host [category: Births]
  • 1972: Almedin Civa, Bosnian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1972: David Lascher, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1972: Maura West, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1972: Mehmet Kurtuluş, German actor [category: Births]
  • 1972: Nigel Barker, English photographer [category: Births]
  • 1972: Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian leader, 1st President of Ghana (b. 1909) [category: Deaths]
  • 1973: Andre Gower, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1973: Duško Adamović, Serbian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1973: Sébastien Lareau, Canadian tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1973: Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine race car driver (b. 1914) [category: Deaths]
  • 1974: Frank Catalanotto, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1974: Johnny Devine, Canadian wrestler [category: Births]
  • 1974: Richard Johnson, Australian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1974: 10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon [category: Events]
  • 1975: Chris Carpenter, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Pedro Feliz, Dominican baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Rabih Abdullah, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1976: Faisal Saif, Indian director, critic, and writer [category: Births]
  • 1976: Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter, musician, and composer (Belle & Sebastian) [category: Births]
  • 1976: Olaf Tufte, Norwegian rower [category: Births]
  • 1976: Sally Hawkins, English actress [category: Births]
  • 1976: Walter Pandiani, Uruguayan footballer [category: Births]
  • 1977: Khalid Zoubaa, French runner [category: Births]
  • 1977: Scott Bradley, American composer, pianist and conductor (b. 1891) [category: Deaths]
  • 1977: Stanley Adams, American actor (b. 1915) [category: Deaths]
  • 1977: 28 people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster. [category: Events]
  • 1978: Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes. [category: Events]
  • 1979: Natasha Chokljat, Australian netballer [category: Births]
  • 1979: Will Boyd, American musician (Evanescence, American Princes, and The Visitors) [category: Births]
  • 1980: Ananda Mikola, Indonesian race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1980: Christian Lara, Ecuadorian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1980: Sybille Bammer, Austrian tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1980: Talitha Cummins, Australian journalist [category: Births]
  • 1981: Fabrizio Faniello, Maltese singer-songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1981: Joey Gathright, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1981: Patrik Gerrbrand, Swedish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Münir Nurettin Selçuk, Turkish tenor and musician (b. 1968) [category: Deaths]
  • 1981: Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse. [category: Events]
  • 1982: Alexander Widiker, German rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1982: Katrina Johnson, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1983: Ari Graynor, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1984: Daniel Holdsworth, Australian rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1984: Patrick Stump, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (Fall Out Boy and Arma Angelus) [category: Births]
  • 1984: Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1985: José António de Miranda da Silva Júnior, Brazilian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1986: Dinara Safina, Russian tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1986: Elena Risteska, Macedonian singer-songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1987: Elliott Shriane, Australian speed skater [category: Births]
  • 1987: Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress [category: Births]
  • 1987: Taylor Chorney, American ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1987: William Moseley, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1987: The U.S. Department of Justice bars the Austrian President Kurt Waldheim from entering the United States, saying he had aided in the deportation and execution of thousands of Jews and others as a German Army officer during World War II. [category: Events]
  • 1988: Kris Thackray, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Semyon Varlamov, Russian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1988: David Scarboro, English actor (b. 1968) [category: Deaths]
  • 1988: Fred Bear, American bow-hunter (b. 1902) [category: Deaths]
  • 1989: Emily Rios, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1989: Lars Bender, German footballer [category: Births]
  • 1989: Sven Bender, German footballer [category: Births]
  • 1989: Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist, founder of the Panasonic Corporation (b. 1894) [category: Deaths]
  • 1990: Martin Kelly, English footballer [category: Births]
  • 1991: Isaac Cuenca, Spanish footballer [category: Births]
  • 1991: Jennifer Braun, German singer [category: Births]
  • 1992: Allison Iraheta, American singer [category: Births]
  • 1992: Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist (b. 1927) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: Olivier Messiaen, French composer (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history. [category: Events]
  • 1992: Russia and 12 other former Soviet republics become members of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. [category: Events]
  • 1992: The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro, is proclaimed. [category: Events]
  • 1993: All members of the Zambia national football team lose their lives in a plane crash off Libreville, Gabon in route to Dakar, Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Senegal. [category: Events]
  • 1994: Elmo Magalona, Filipino actor and singer [category: Births]
  • 1994: South African general election, 1994: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force. [category: Events]
  • 1995: Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Gilles Grangier, French director and screenwriter (b. 1911) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: William Colby, American director of the Central Intelligence Agency (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: The 1996 Lebanon war ends. [category: Events]
  • 1998: Browning Ross, American runner (b. 1924) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian writer (b. 1925) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Dominique Aury, French novelist (b. 1907) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: John Bassett, Canadian publisher (b. 1915) [category: Deaths]
  • 1999: Al Hirt, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 1999: Dale C. Thomson, Canadian professor and historian (b. 1923) [category: Deaths]
  • 1999: Rolf Landauer, American physicist and electrical engineer (b. 1927) [category: Deaths]
  • 2000: Vicki Sue Robinson, American actress and singer (b. 1954) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: Ruth Handler, American businesswoman, created the Barbie doll (b. 1916) [category: Deaths]
  • 2002: The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10. [category: Events]
  • 2005: Red Horner, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1909) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France. [category: Events]
  • 2006: Julia Thorne, American writer, ex-wife of John Kerry (b. 1944) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City. [category: Events]
  • 2007: Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia. [category: Events]
  • 2008: Marios Tokas, Cypriot composer (b. 1954) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Feroz Khan, Indian actor (b. 1939) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Frankie Manning, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1914) [category: Deaths]
  • 2009: Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean actress and model (b. 1983) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Marian Mercer, American actress(b. 1935) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: The April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. 205 tornadoes touched down on April 27 alone, killing more than 300 and injuring hundreds more. [category: Events]
  • 2012: Bill Skowron, American baseball player (b.1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 33_bc: Lucius Marcius Philippus, step-brother to the future emperor Augustus, celebrates a triumph for his victories while serving as governor in one of the provinces of Hispania. [category: Events]
  • _: April 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Christian Feast Day: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Day of the Uprising Against the Occupying Forces (Slovenia) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Freedom Day (South Africa), and its related observances: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Sierra Leone from United Kingdom in 1961. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Togo from France in 1960. [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Liberalis of Treviso [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National War Veterans' Day (Finland) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: UnFreedom Day (South Africa, unofficial) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Virgin of Montserrat [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Zita [category: Holidays and observances]