April 1

April 1 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on April 1, include:

  • April Fool's Day 
  • Boomer Bonus Days 
  • Edible Book Day 
  • Fossil Fools Day 
  • International Fun at Work Day - April 1, 2016 (April 1st, unless it falls on weekend, then the first Thursday in April)
  • International Tatting Day 
  • Library Snap Shot Day 
  • Myles Day 
  • National Atheist Day 
  • National Fun Day
  • National Sourdough Bread Day 
  • National Walk to Work Day - April 1, 2016 (First Friday of April)
  • Poetry & The Creative Mind Day 
  • Reading is Funny Day 
  • St. Stupid Day
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include April 1, are:

  • APAWS International Pooper Scooper Week - April 1-7
  • Golden Rule Week - April 1-7
  • Laugh at Work Week - April 1-7
  • Medication Safety Week - April 1-7
  • NanoDays - March 26 - April 3, 2016
  • National Cleaning Week - March 27 - April 1, 2016 (Last Week of March)
  • National Protocol Officer's Week - March 27 - April 2, 2016 (Last Week of March)
  • National Tsunami Awareness Week - March 27 - April 2, 2016
  • Orthodox Lent - March 14 - April 22, 2016
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Week - March 27 - April 1, 2016
  • Root Canal Awareness Week - March 27 - April 2, 2016
  • Testicular Cancer Awareness Week - April 1-7

2016 Monthly Holidays that include April 1, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 1 is Aries.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:

  • Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
  • Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.


The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1885 – Clementine Churchill, Wife of Winston Churchill (d. 1977)
  • 1932 – Debbie Reynolds, American actress
  • 1939 – Ali MacGraw, American actress (Love Story)
  • 1952 – Annette O'Toole, American actress (Smallville)
  • 1986 – Hillary Scott, American singer (Lady Antebellum)

Famous Deaths

  • 1984 – Marvin Gaye, American singer (The Moonglows) (b. 1939)
  • 2010 – John Forsythe, American actor (Charlies Angels, Dynasty) (b. 1918)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1961 - Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye
  • 1993 - Stephane Powers weds Patrick de la Chenais

Quote of the Day

The Birthstone for April is a Diamond, but like the Quote above, I'd take a good dog any day of the week!

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

April is Emotional Overeating Awareness Month! The Holidays and Observances Healthy Tip Habit of the Day for April 1, is to learn more about Emotional Eating.

April is Emotional Overeating Awareness Month! The Holidays and Observances Healthy Tip Habit of the Day for April 1, is to learn more about Emotional Eating. Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits has about a 15 page section on her Healthy Diet Habits, devoted to Emotional Eating, the traits of an Emotional Eater, Types of Emotional Eating and lots of tips to control Emotional Eating.

This Day in History

  • 1748 - Ruins of Pompeii, Italy found after Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D. and buried the City in volcanic ash
  • 1850 - San Francisco County Government established
  • 1853 - Cincinnati, Ohio became 1st US city to pay fire fighters a regular salary
  • 1867 – Singapore becomes a British crown colony
  • 1873 – The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547
  • 1889 - 1st dish washing machine marketed in Chicago
  • 1891 – The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924 – The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed
  • 1929 - Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
  • 1934 - Bonnie & Clyde kill 2 police officers
  • 1937 – Aden becomes a British crown colony
  • 1941 - US Navy takes over Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay
  • 1946 – An 8.6 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159
  • 1946 - 400,000 US mine workers strike
  • 1946 - Weight Watchers forms
  • 1949 – The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland
  • 1954 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado
  • 1963 - Soap opera General Hospital debuts on TV
  • 1967 – The United States Department of Transportation begins operation
  • 1970 – President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law
  • 1976 – Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne
  • 1979 – Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 99% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah Of Iran
  • 1992 – Start of the Bosnian war
  • 2001 - Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, which is the first country to allow it
  • 2002 - The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to legalize it
  • 2006 – The Serious Organised Crime Agency, is created in the United Kingdom

This Day in Music

  • 1974 - Blue Suede's Hooked On A Feeling is at #1
  • 1985 - David Lee Roth officially leaves Van Halen to begin a solo career

Hillary Scott, of Lady Antebellum, a Country music group, was born on this day in 1986.  Their song, Need You Now, above, is the first song of theirs that I heard.  She has an amazing voice, and they have great harmonies together.

This Day in Sports

  • 1876 - 1st official NL baseball game (Boston-6, Phila-5)
  • 1910 - Dumitru Dan, from Romania, completes a 62,137 mile walk
  • 1916 - 1st US national women's swimming championships held
  • 1931 - Jackie Mitchell became 1st female in professional baseball
  • 1938 - Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY
  • 1972 - Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

jape (verb)

1. (intransitive) To jest; play tricks; joke; jeer.

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