April 27 Events in History - April 27 Birthdays - April 27 Deaths



2013 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer breaks his shoulder on a fall from his bicycle and is taken to the hospital by ambulance
2013 In Italy, a deal on forming a new government is finalized two months after the 2013 Italian parliamentary election
2012 The wives and children of former Osama bin Laden are deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabialo
2012 Barcelona's association football manager Josep Guardiola announces his resignation
2011 A German naval mine from World War II is discovered and dismantled by BP; removing the bomb avoided potential closure of 16 oil fields
2011 As the Australian dollar reaches new 29-year highs against the U.S. dollar, rising interest rates are predicted
2010 The U.S. Senate investigates Goldman Sachs, finding that they made billions of dollars at the expense of clients during the housing market collapse
2005 Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France
1997 "Little Foxes," opens at Vivian Beaumont New York City for 56 performances
1997 "Stanley," closes at Circle in Sq Theater New York City
1997 Frank Nobilo wins Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic at Forest Oaks
1997 Las Vegas Senior Golf Classic by TruGreen-ChemLawn
1997 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Championship
1996 Brunswick World Tournament of Champions won by Dave D'Entremont
1995 "Indiscretions" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater New York City for 221 performances
1995 Coors Field in Colorado opens - Denver Rockies beats Mets 11-9 in 14
1994 "Inspector Calls" opens at Royale Theater New York City for 454 performances
1994 29.0 degrees C in Genevad, Sweden (Swedish April high temperature record)
1994 7th longest NHL game: New Jersey Devils beat Buffalo Sabres (125 minutes 43 seconds)
1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record time (52,713 km)
1994 President Nixon buried in Nixon Library in California
1994 Twins righty Scott Erickson no-hits Brewers 6-0
1993 Afghan Antonov AN-32 crashes at Tashqurgan, kills 76
1992 "Small Family Business" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 48 performances
1992 New York Jets finish perfect 5-0 pre-season for 1st time
1992 New York Mets trade David Cone to Toronto Blue Jays for Jeff Kent
1991 "Lucifer's Child" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 28 performances
1991 Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio
1990 50th annual barbershop quartet singing convention held in Michigan
1990 Dodger Orel Hershiser undergoes career-threatening shoulder surgery
1990 Villanova's women set a 6,000 m relay world record of 17:18:10
1989 "Starmites" opens at Criter Ctr SR Theater New York City for 60 performances
1989 Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
1989 Hurricane in Bangladesh, kills 500
1989 Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy
1987 U.S. Justice Department bars Austrian Chancellor Kurt Waldheim from entering U.S., due to his aid of Nazi Germany during WW II
1986 "Sweet Charity" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 368 performances
1986 Captain Midnight (John R. MacDougall) interrupts HBO
1986 Pat Bradley wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
1984 Cleveland Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings
1984 Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake Montana
1983 Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
1982 Nordiques 1-Isles 4-Semifinals-Isles hold 1-0 lead
1982 Trial of John W. Hinckley, Jr. attempted assassin of Reagan, begins
1981 1st female soccer official is hired by NASL
1981 Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach [Goldbach]
1979 George Harrison releases "Love Comes to Everyone"
1978 14th Mayor's Trophy Game, Yankees beat Mets 4-3 in 11
1978 Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup
1977 Bloody riots in Soweto South Africa
1977 HCC, Hobby Computer Club, forms in Netherlands
1976 "So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater New York City for 16 performances
1976 Arabic Monetary Fund established in Abu Dhabi
1975 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Charity Golf Classic
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Pan Am 707 crashes into mountains of Bali, killing 107
1973 Kansas City Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
1972 Apollo 16 returns to Earth
1972 New York City Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported
1971 Curt Flood resigns Senators after 13 games and departs for Denmark
1969 Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational
1968 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" closes at Alvin New York City after 28 performances
1968 Baltimore Oriole Tom Phoebus no-hits Boston, 6-0
1968 Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands
1967 Expo '67 opens in Montreal
1967 Rocky Marciano retires as undefeated boxing champ
1967 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1966 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd cello concert
1965 "I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 7 performances
1965 RC Duncan patents "Pampers" disposable diaper
1964 John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in U.S.
1963 "Jopie" Pengel forms government in Suriname
1963 Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow
1962 Arnold Wesker's "Chips with Everything," premieres in London
1962 U.S. performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island
1961 NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays
1961 NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
1961 Sierra Leone declares independence from U.K.
1960 1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched, the Tullibee
1960 South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns
1960 Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French Admiral
1959 "Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)
1959 Liu Sjau-chi elected president of China PR
1956 Burma Premier U Nu's Volksliga voor Vrijheid loses election
1956 Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing
1953 1st general elections in British Guyana, won by Jagans PPP
1953 Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek"
1952 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 15 performances
1951 Mohammed Mossadeq chosen premier of Persia
1950 "Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 245 performances
1950 South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races
1948 Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River
1947 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and through out United States
1946 1st radar installation aboard a coml ship installed
1945 2nd Republic of Austria forms
1945 Italian partisans capture Mussolini prisoner
1945 U.S. 5th army enters Genua
1944 Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Brooklyn Dodgers, 2-0
1943 Lou Jansen and Jan Dieters arrested, lead illegal CPN party in Holland
1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London
1942 Belgium Jews are forced to wear stars
1942 Tornado destroys Pryor, Oklahoma killing 100, injuring 300
1941 German troops occupy Athens Greece
1940 Himmler orders establishment of Auschwitz Concentration Camp
1937 U.S. Social Security system makes its 1st benefit payment
1935 Brussel's World Expo opens
1935 Yankees pull a 1st inning triple-play and beat Philadelphia A's 9-8
1933 Karl Jansky reports reception of cosmic radio signal in Washington D.C.
1931 100 degrees F (38 degrees C), Pahala, Hawaii (state record)
1926 In the Giants' 9-8 win over Phillies, Mel Ott, 17, 1st appearance
1924 Antwerp soccer tie Belgium-Netherlands 1-1
1923 Mussolini government italian place in South Tirol/Alto Adige
1922 Fritz Langs "Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres in Berlin
1922 Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR
1921 Hadjememaar, Corn de Gelder, elected in Amsterdam
1920 Pogrom leader Petljoera declares Ukraine Independence
1918 Giants' 9-0 winning start and Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
1912 Relief laws replaces those of 1854, in Netherlands
1910 Belgian parliament rejects socialist motion for general voting rights
1909 Sultan of Turkey Abdul Hamid II is overthrown
1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London
1905 World Exposition opens in Luik
1903 1st Highlander (Yankee) shut-out, Philadelphia A's win 6-0
1903 Long Island's Jamaica Race Track opens
1897 Grant's Tomb (famed of song and legend) dedicated
1890 French troops under Captain Archinard occupy Oussebougou West Sudan
1881 Pogroms against Russian Jews start in Elisabethgrad
1877 Opera "Le Roi de Lahore" is produced (Paris)
1877 President Hayes removes Federal troops from LA, Reconstruction ends
1874 White League, Paramilitary white supremacist organization, forms
1870 Heinrich Schliemann discovers Troi
1867 Opera "Romeo et Juliette" is produced (Paris)
1865 Cornell University in Ithaca,New York is chartered
1865 Steamboat "Sultana" explodes in Mississippi River, kills up to 1,547. 1450 of 2000 paroled Union POWs on their way home are killed when river steamer "Sultana" blows up
1863 Battle of Streight's raid: Tuscumbia to Cedar Bluff, AL
1861 President Abe Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus
1861 West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from U.S.
1860 Thomas J. Jackson is assigned to command Harpers Ferry
1859 "Pomona" sinks in North Atlantic drowning all 400 aboard
1857 Establishment of Jewish congregations in Lower Austria prohibited
1841 Imakita Kosen, 1st Zen teacher of D. T. Suzuki, found the awakening
1838 Fire destroys half of Charleston
1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens
1813 Americans under General Pike capture Toronto; Pike is killed
1805 U.S. Marines attack shores of Tripoli
1773 British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this)
1694 Frederik August I "the Strong" becomes monarch of Saksen
1662 Netherlands and France sign military covenant
1650 Scottish general Montrose defeated
1646 King Charles I flees Oxford
1643 Tirso de Molina's "Bellaco Sois, Gomez," premieres in Madrid
1576 Peace of Beaulieu and Paix de Monsieur
1565 1st Spanish settlement in Philippines, Cebu City, forms
1526 Mogol King Babur beats sultan of Delhi
1522 Battle at Bicacca: Charles I and Pope Adrianus VI beat France
1518 Treaty of St. Truiden: anti-French Trapdoors/Bourgondisch covenant
1509 Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice











Add History to your Site or Blog
You can add our Today in History or Today's Birthdays scripts to your site. The script has fresh, new content each day, and requires no work on your part. Get started

BrainyHistory on FaceBook
Get the birthdays of the day from BrainyHistory on FaceBook and Twitter