27 April

27 April

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 27th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 27th in history!

Global Celebrations

  • International guide dog day
  • Freedom day
  • National Prime Rib Day
  • World Tapir Day
  • Morse Code Day
  • National Tell a Story Day

Historic Events

1994: South African citizens of all races are allowed to vote in a general election for the first time in 1994.

1979: Two Vietnamese women soldiers with pith helmets and bayonet tipped K-44 rifles (Mosin-Nagant M44) display six Chinese men they captured and took prisoner with their hands tied, from the Chinese PLA 41st and 42nd Army corps, Sino-Vietnamese War, 25 February 1979, Cao Bằng Province, Vietnam

Two Vietnamese women soldiers with pith helmets and bayonet tipped K-44 rifles (Mosin-Nagant M44) display six Chinese men they captured and took prisoner with their hands tied, from the Chinese PLA 41st and 42nd Army corps, Sino-Vietnamese War, 25 February 1979, Cao Bằng Province, Vietnam

1945: US Staff Sergeant Francis Daggertt of the Military Police of the 11th Armored Division with a young Wehrmacht soldier. The German was only 10 years old when captured in the German city of Kronach on April 27, 1945.

US Staff Sergeant Francis Daggertt of the Military Police of the 11th Armored Division with a young Wehrmacht soldier. The German was only 10 years old when captured in the German city of Kronach on April 27, 1945.

1941: Nazi Germany begins occupying Greece in 1941.

1920: Train passengers wearing masks to protect themselves from the Spanish Flu, 1918, 1920.

Train passengers wearing masks to protect themselves from the Spanish Flu, 1918, 1920.

1905: Tigers were brought to Ålesund, Norway for a show in 1905

Tigers were brought to Ålesund, Norway for a show in 1905

1895: This is Louis Chevrolet 1895, who was one of many automobile pioneers who had a background in the cycling industry. He was a successful bicycle racer and owned a bicycle brand before he became one of America’s best-known racing drivers

This is Louis Chevrolet in 1895, who was one of many automobile pioneers who had a background in the cycling industry. He was a successful bicycle racer and owned a bicycle brand before he became one of America’s best-known racing drivers

1810: Ludwig van Beethoven composes “Für Elise” in 1810.

Famous Birthdays

  • Lizzo was born
  • Matt Reeves was born
  • Corey Harrison was born

Heartbreaking Deaths

  • Ferdinand Magellan died
  • Kwame Nkrumah died
  • J. Allen Hynek died

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