April 27

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



 4977 B.C. – German Astronomer Johannes Kepler claimed that the world was created on this date.

1880 – Francis Clarke and M.G. Foster patented the electrical hearing aid.

1897 – Grant’s Tomb was dedicated.

1937 – The first Social Security checks were issued.

1938 – A colored baseball was used for the first time in any baseball game. The ball was yellow and was used between Columbia and Fordham Universities in New York, NY.

1953 – The U.S. offered $50,000, and political asylum, to any Communist pilot that delivered a MIG jet.

1956 – Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano retired with a perfect record of 49-0.

1960 – The submarine Tullibee was launched from Groton, CT. It was the first sub to be equipped with closed-circuit television.

1961 – ABC’s “Wild World of Sports” premiered on TV.

1965 – “Pampers” were patented by R.C. Duncan.

1971 – Curt Flood, the baseball player whose court case resulted in free agency in all sports, quit the Washington Senators and moved to Denmark.

1973 – Opryland opened in Nashville, TN.

1978 – Former President Richard Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman was released from an Arizona prison after serving 18 months for Watergate-related crimes.

1980 – Studio 54 in New York, NY shut down due to various questionable activities three years and a day after opening its doors.

1981 – Xerox PARC introduced the computer mouse.

1982 – The trial of John W. Hinckley Jr. began in Washington, DC. Hinckley was later acquitted by reason of insanity for the shooting of President Ronald Reagan and three others.

1983 – Nolan Ryan, of the Houston Astros, broke a 55-year-old major league baseball record when he struck out his 3,509th batter of his career.

1985 – “We Are the World”, an album by the all-star assembly of artists calling itself USA for Africa, hit #1 in Billboard. It remained in that spot for three weeks.

1986 – Captain Midnight (John R. MacDougall) interrupted HBO.

2005 – The A380, the world’s largest jetliner, completed its maiden flight. The passenger capability was 840.

2005 – President George Bush signed a law that allowed for up to three years in prison for anyone that pirated music or films on the Internet.

2005 – Former American Idol hopeful Corey Clark claimed he and judge Paula Abdul had sex in the guest room of her house while he was still a contestant on the show.

2006 – In New York, NY, construction began on the 1,776-foot Freedom Towner on the site of the former World Trade Center.

2011 – From 8 am on April 27th to 8 am on April 28th, the United States saw more tornadoes in a 24 hour period than in any other period in history.

2014 – Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were declared saints in the first papal canonization since 1954.

2020 – The Blue Angels flew over Detroit, MI to thank essential workers who worked so hard during COVID-19.

2020 – The U.S. Defense Department declassified and released videos of unidentified “aerial phenoma” from 2004 and 2015.



Anouk Aimee – 92 years old (1932) – Actress (“La Dolce Vita”, “Dr. Bethune”)

Ann Peebles – 77 years old (1947) – Singer (“I Can’t Stand the Rain”)

Kate Pierson – 76 years old (1948) – Singer (B-52’s)

Douglas Sheehan – 75 years old (1949) – Actor (TV’s “Knots Landing”, “General Hospital”, “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”)

Ace Frehley – 73 years old (1951) – Guitarist (KISS)

Sheena Easton – 65 years old (1959) – Singer (“Morning Train (Nine to Five)”)

Marco Pirroni – 65 years old (1959) – Musician (Siouxsie & the Banshees, Adam & the Ants)

James Le Gros – 62 years old (1962) – Actor (“Drugstore Cowboy”, “Living in Oblivion”, TV’s “Sleeper Cell”, “Law & Order”, “Ally McBeal”)

Sally Hawkins – 48 years old (1976) – Actress (“Blue Jasmine”, “Jane Eyre”, “An Education”, “Happy-Go-Lucky”)

William Moseley – 37 years old (1987) – Actor (“The Chronicles of Narnia” movies, TV’s “The Royals”)



International Guide Dog Day

Love Your Thighs Day

Marine Mammal Rescue Day

Morse Code Day

National Babe Ruth Day

National Devil Dog Day

National Gummi Bear Day

National Poem in Your Pocket Day

National Prime Rib Day

National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

National Teach Your Child to Save Day

National Tell a Story Day

Stop Food Waste Day

Thank You Thursday

World Tapir Day


For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.com, www.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, www.daysoftheyear.com, and www.nationaldaycalendar.com.

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