April 27

April 27 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

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2018 Daily Holidays that fall on April 27, include:

  • Arbor Day - April 27, 2018 (Last Friday in April)
  • Babe Ruth Day 
  • Day of Dialogue - April 27, 2018 (Last Friday in April)
  • Free Feral Cat Spay Day 
  • Hairball Awareness Day - April 27, 2018 (Last Friday in April)
  • Mantanzas Mule Day 
  • Morse Code Day 
  • National Prime Rib Day 
  • Stop Food Waste Day - April 27, 2018
  • Tell a Story Day
  • Undiagnosed Children's Awareness Day - April 27, 2018 (Last Friday in April)
  • Woody Woodpecker Day 

2018 Weekly Holidays that include April 27, are:

  • Administrative Professional's Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Last Week of April)
  • Bed Bug Awareness Week - April 22-28, 2018
  • Canadian Immunization Awareness Week - April 21-28, 2018 (Last Week in April)
  • Chemists Celebrate Earth Week - April 22-28, 2018
  • Every Kid Healthy Week - April 23-27, 2018
  • Fibroid Awareness Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Fourth Week in April)
  • International Dark Sky Week - April 22-28, 2018
  • International Mariachi Week - April 25-30, 2018
  • Money Smart Week - April 21-28, 2018
  • National And Global Youth Service Days - April 27-29, 2018 (Last Weekend in April)
  • National Dance Week - April 23 - May 4, 2018
  • National Dream Hotline - April 27-29, 2018 (Last Weekend in April)
  • National Environmental Education Week - April 22-28, 2018
  • National Infants Immunization Week - April 21-28, 2018 (Fourth Week of April)
  • National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Last Full Week of April)
  • National Organ / Tissue Donor Awareness Week - April 22-29, 2018 (Last Week of April)
  • National Park Week - April 21-29, 2018
  • National Playground Safety Week - April 23-27, 2018
  • National Princess Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Last Full Week of April)
  • National Scoop the Poop Week - April 24-30
  • National Tattoo Week - April 25-29, 2018
  • Preservation Week - April 22-28, 2018
  • Sky Awareness Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Last Full Week in April)
  • UN Global Road Safety Week - April 23-29
  • World Immunization Week - April 23-29, 2018
  • World Laboratory Animal Liberation Week - April 22-28, 2018 (Week that surrounds April 24th each year) 

2018 Monthly Holidays that include April 27, 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.

World Festivals and Events

  • Texas Sandfest - April 27-29, 2018 in Port Aransas, Texas is one of the largest sand sculpture competitions in the world!
  • Interstate Mullet Toss - April 27-29, 2018 (Last Full Weekend in April)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 27 is Taurus.

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 for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 1822 - Ulysses S. Grant, American General and politician who became the 18th President of the United States from 1869-1877 (d. 1885)
  • 1922 - Jack Klugman, American actor (The Odd Couple) (d. 2012)
  • 1926 - Tim LaHaye, American minister, speaker, and author (Left Behind series)
  • 1927 - Coretta Scott King, American activist, author, and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. 
  • 1959 - Sheena Easton, Scottish-American singer, songwriter, actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1521 - Ferdinand Magellan - Portuguese explorer (b. 1480)
  • 1882 - Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poet and philosopher (b. 1803)
  • 2002 - Ruth Handler - American inventor who created the Barbie doll (b. 1916)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1981 - Beatle Ringo Starr, marries Barbara Bach, actress
  • 1996 - Lorenzo Lamas, actor (Falcon Crest, Renegade) married Shauna Sand
  • 1996 - Nadia Comaneci, Romanian gymnast and three time Olympic gold medalist marries Bart Conner, gymnast champion
  • 2013 - Michael Jordan, basketball player marries Yvette Prieto, model

Quote of the Day

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Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

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This Day in History

  • 1865 - The New York State Senate creates Cornell University as the state's land grant institution
  • 1865 - The steamboat Sultana explodes and sinks in the Mississipp River, killing 1,800 of its 2,400 passengers
  • 1967 - Expo 67 opens in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1974 - A march in Washington, D.C. with ten thousand marchers calls for the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon over the watergate scandal
  • 1992 - The Federal Republic of Yogoslavia, comprising Serbia and Montenegro is proclaimed
  • 1992 - In it's 700 year history, the first woman elected Speaker of the British House of Commons is Betty Boothroyd
  • 2006 - Construction begins on One World Trade Center in New York City. It was originally name the Freedom Tower
  • 2011 - Two hundred five tornadoes touch down on April 27 in the Southeastern U.S. in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee. More than 300 people are killed and hundreds more injured

This Day in Music

  • 1749 - George Frideric Handel's Firstworks Music is first performed in Green Park, London.
  • 1810 - Beethoven composes his piano piece, Fur Elist
  • 1964 - In His Own Write by John Lennon is published in the U.S.
  • 1979 - Love Comes to Everyone by George Harrison is released

Beethovan's Fur Elise arranged and orchestrated by Georgii Cherkin

This Day in Sports

  • 1993 - On their way to Senegal to play a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying match the entire Zambia national football team are killed during a plane crash
  • 1947 - Babe Ruth Day is celebrated for the first time at Yankee Stadium and throughout the United States
  • 1956 - Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano retires undefeated
  • 1983 - Nolan Ryan passes Walter Johnson with the most strikeouts of 3,509

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Vates (noun)

1. A poet or bard who is divinely inspired.

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