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Thursday 27 April 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Events

  • 2011 – The 2011 Super Outbreak devastates parts of the Southeastern United States, especially the states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. Two hundred five tornadoes touched down on April 27 alone, killing more than 300 and injuring hundreds more.
  • 1994 – South African general election: The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force.
  • 1992 – Betty Boothroyd becomes the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.
  • 1978 – Former United States President Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman is released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.
  • 1961 – Sierra Leone is granted its independence from the United Kingdom, with Milton Margai as the first Prime Minister.
  • 1953 – Operation Moolah offers $50,000 to any pilot who defected with a fully mission-capable Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 to South Korea. The first pilot was to receive $100,000.
  • 1936 – The United Auto Workers (UAW) gains autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.
  • 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.
  • 1906 – The State Duma of the Russian Empire meets for the first time.
  • 1861 – American President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
  • 1813 – War of 1812: American troops capture York, the capital of Upper Canada, in the Battle of York.
  • 1805 – First Barbary War: United States Marines and Berbers attack the Tripolitan city of Derna (The "shores of Tripoli" part of the Marines' Hymn).
  • 1777 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Ridgefield: A British invasion force engages and defeats Continental Army regulars and militia irregulars at Ridgefield, Connecticut.
  • 1565 – Cebu is established becoming the first Spanish settlement in the Philippines.
  • 1296 – First War of Scottish Independence: John Balliol's Scottish army is defeated by an English army commanded by John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey at the Battle of Dunbar.

Births

  • 1994 – Corey Seager, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Taylor Chorney, American ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Patrick Stump, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1983 – Ari Graynor, American actress and producer
  • 1981 – Joey Gathright, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Will Boyd, American bass player
  • 1975 – Chris Carpenter, American baseball player and manager
  • 1975 – Rabih Abdullah, American football player
  • 1974 – Frank Catalanotto, American baseball player
  • 1969 – Cory Booker, African-American lawyer and politician
  • 1968 – Dana Milbank, American journalist and author
  • 1967 – Jason Whitlock, American football player and journalist
  • 1961 – Andrew Schlafly, American lawyer and activist, founded Conservapedia
  • 1959 – Sheena Easton, Scottish-American singer-songwriter, actress, and producer
  • 1957 – Willie Upshaw, American baseball player and manager
  • 1956 – Bryan Harvey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2006)
  • 1955 – Eric Schmidt, American engineer and businessman
  • 1954 – Herman Edwards, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1953 – Arielle Dombasle, French-American actress and model
  • 1952 – George Gervin, American basketball player
  • 1952 – Larry Elder, American lawyer and talk show host
  • 1951 – Ace Frehley, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1948 – Frank Abagnale Jr., CEO of Abagnale & Associates, famous criminal
  • 1948 – Kate Pierson, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1947 – Ann Peebles, American soul singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – G. K. Butterfield, African-American soldier, lawyer, and politician
  • 1945 – August Wilson, American author and playwright (d. 2005)
  • 1944 – Cuba Gooding Sr., American singer (d. 2017)
  • 1944 – Herb Pedersen, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1942 – Jim Keltner, American drummer
  • 1942 – Ruth Glick, American author
  • 1941 – Lee Roy Jordan, American football player
  • 1938 – Earl Anthony, American bowler and sportscaster (d. 2001)
  • 1937 – Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1935 – Ron Morris, American pole vaulter and coach
  • 1932 – Casey Kasem, American disc jockey, music historian, radio celebrity, and voice actor; co-created American Top 40 (d. 2014)
  • 1932 – Chuck Knox, American football coach
  • 1932 – Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-American mathematician and philosopher (d. 1999)
  • 1932 – Pik Botha, South African lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 8th South African Ambassador to the United States
  • 1927 – Coretta Scott King, African-American activist and author (d. 2006)
  • 1927 – Joe Moakley, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1926 – Basil A. Paterson, American lawyer and politician, 59th Secretary of State of New York (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Tim LaHaye, American minister, activist, and author (d. 2016)
  • 1924 – Vernon B. Romney, American lawyer and politician, 14th Attorney General of Utah (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Jack Klugman, American actor (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – James Robert Mann, American colonel, lawyer, and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1916 – Enos Slaughter, American baseball player and manager (d. 2002)
  • 1916 – Robert Hugh McWilliams, Jr., American sergeant, lawyer, and judge (d. 2013)
  • 1913 – Irving Adler, American mathematician, author, and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1913 – Philip Abelson, American physicist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1905 – John Kuck, American javelin thrower and shot putter (d. 1986)
  • 1899 – Walter Lantz, American animator, producer, screenwriter, and actor (d. 1994)
  • 1898 – Ludwig Bemelmans, Italian-American author and illustrator (d. 1962)
  • 1896 – Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1963)
  • 1896 – Wallace Carothers, American chemist and inventor of nylon (d. 1937)
  • 1894 – George Petty, American painter and illustrator (d. 1975)
  • 1893 – Allen Sothoron, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1939)
  • 1887 – Warren Wood, American golfer (d. 1926)
  • 1882 – Jessie Redmon Fauset, American author and poet (d. 1961)
  • 1861 – William Arms Fisher, American composer and music historian (d. 1948)
  • 1822 – Ulysses S. Grant, American general and politician, 18th President of the United States (d. 1885)
  • 1812 – William W. Snow, American lawyer and politician (d. 1886)
  • 1791 – Samuel Morse, American painter and inventor, co-invented the Morse code (d. 1872)
  • 1718 – Thomas Lewis, Irish-born American surveyor and lawyer (d. 1790)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Alexander Rich, American biologist, biophysicist, and academic (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Gene Fullmer, American boxer (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Verne Gagne, American football player, wrestler, and trainer (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Daniel Colchico, American football player and coach (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Bill Skowron, American baseball player (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Daniel E. Boatwright, American soldier and politician (b. 1930)
  • 2011 – Marian Mercer, American actress and singer (b. 1935)
  • 2009 – Frankie Manning, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1914)
  • 2006 – Julia Thorne, American author (b. 1944)
  • 2002 – George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
  • 2002 – Ruth Handler, American inventor and businesswoman, created the Barbie doll (b. 1916)
  • 1999 – Al Hirt, American trumpet player and bandleader (b. 1922)
  • 1998 – Browning Ross, American runner and soldier (b. 1924)
  • 1998 – Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-American anthropologist and author (b. 1925)
  • 1996 – William Colby, American diplomat, 10th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1920)
  • 1995 – Katherine DeMille, Canadian-American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1992 – Gerard K. O'Neill, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1927)
  • 1989 – Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese businessman, founded Panasonic (b. 1894)
  • 1988 – Fred Bear, American hunter and author (b. 1902)
  • 1977 – Stanley Adams, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 1967 – William Douglas Cook, New Zealand farmer, founded the Eastwoodhill Arboretum (b. 1884)
  • 1965 – Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (b. 1908)
  • 1961 – Roy Del Ruth, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1893)
  • 1932 – Hart Crane, American poet (b. 1899)
  • 1882 – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (b. 1803)
  • 1813 – Zebulon Pike, American general and explorer (b. 1779)
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