April 27: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, April 27, 1810, Beethoven composed "Für Elise"?

April 27th is Morse Code Day and Tell A Story Day.

Welcome to day 117 of the year folks, there are 248 days left of the year.

If April 27 means something to you, why not make it all the most special by learning all the interesting things that happened on this very day?

Did you know that on this day in 1810, Beethoven composed “Für Elise”? It went on to become one of his most famous short piano pieces.

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

What Events Happened On April 27 In History?

2022 A fireball was spotted over southern Mississippi.

Numerous residents reported hearing loud booms across Clairborne County, which NASA later confirmed as a meteor. There were no injuries or reports of property damage.

2013 Michael Jordan married his second wife, Yvette Prieto, at Palm Beach, Florida, US.

2005 The Airbus A380 passenger airliner successfully underwent its maiden flight.

1986 Pripyat and surrounding areas were evacuated due to the Chernobyl disaster.

OTD in 1986: Pripyat and surrounding areas were evacuated due to the Chernobyl disaster.

1982 John Hinckley Jr., President Reagan’s failed assassin, pleaded “not guilty” due to not being mentally sound at trial.

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1961 NASA launched the Explorer 11 satellite atop a Juno II rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The Explorer 11 satellite was the first to carry a gamma-ray telescope into space. Explorer 11's mission was to test the use of this satellite in detecting high-energy gamma rays and mapping their directions. Explorer 11 functioned for just seven months, returning data related to 22 bursts of gamma rays and 22,000 solar radiation events.

1947 Babe Ruth Day was commemorated for the first time to celebrate one of baseball’s greatest players of all time.

1943 Witold Pilecki escaped Auschwitz.

Pilecki volunteered to enter the concentration camp to build a resistance from within its walls. He passed on information about the gas chambers and sterilization experiments.

1940 Heinrich Himmler ordered the construction of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

1931 Hawaii recorded its hottest day ever at 100°F.

OTD in 1931: Hawaii recorded its hottest day ever at 100°F. Read More

1904 The Australian Labor Party led the world’s first Labor Government.

1810 Beethoven composed his famous short piano piece, “Für Elise.”

1773 Britain implemented a Tea Act against its American colonies.

OTD in 1773: Britain implemented a Tea Act against its American colonies.

The act was put in place to stop a major tea company from going bankrupt but led to the company creating a monopoly on American tea.

1296 King Edward I of England fought the Scots to punish King John Balliol for not being an ally against France with England.

Famous Quotes Said On April 27

Here are the most famous or noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.


“Freedom would be meaningless without security in the home and in the streets.”

– Nelson Mandela

Famous People Born On April 27

If today is your birthday, you have this in common with Froy Gutierrez. Find out more about what famous people were born on this day.

1988 Lizzo

American Singer

35 years old
Born In:
Michigan, USA

1998 Froy Gutierrez

American Actor

Froy Gutierrez
25 years old
Born In:
Texas, USA

1984 Patrick Stump

American Musician

Patrick Stump
39 years old
Born In:
Illinois, USA

1822 Ulysses S. Grant

American President

Ulysses S. Grant
Died On:
Jul 23, 1885 (Age 63)
Born In:
Ohio, USA

Special Holidays On April 27

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

April 27: Morse Code Day

Morse Code Day

Way back in 1838, Samuel Morse created the Morse Code, which was later a critical form of communication during World War II. April 27 is Morse Code Day, so why not join in by learning how to use it or creating your own code?

April 27: National Tell A Story Day

National Tell A Story Day

Not enough people immerse themselves in a good story these days, which is a shame considering how much wonder they bring into our lives. So reignite the magic today by creating a story and sharing it, no matter how awful you think it might be!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Wonder Woman has a black sister, Nubia. She was sculpted from black clay like Diana was carved from white clay.

April 27 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on April 27th shares the same star sign, Taurus.

Taurus is an earth sign represented by the bull. Much like bulls, Taureans are known for their loyalty. They’re strong, proud, and devoted to the people around them.

Anyone born in April has the Diamond birthstone. Wearing a diamond is said to make those born in April happier in relationships and more successful in life.

For those of you who were born on April 27, you were likely conceived the previous year on August 4.

A baby that is conceived on April 27th, 2023, will likely be due around January 18th, 2024.

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