Friday 15 April 1927
It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Hans Conried and Abha Gandhi.
The King of Kings, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1927
while The Plutocrat by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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- Major League Baseball celebrates "Jackie Robinson Day" each April 15 in all MLB ballparks.
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Petrus Gonzalez
- In the United States, April 15 is the official deadline for filing tax returns: all forms mailed to the IRS must be postmarked no later than this day, so many post offices across the country stay open until midnight to accommodate procrastinators (or those who owe tax and want to wait as late as possible to pay). (If this day falls on the weekend, as in 2006, the following Monday becomes the deadline. Additionally in 2006, Patriot's Day moved the tax deadline to Tuesday, April 18, for those in
- Father Damien Day ? celebrated annually in Hawai'i.
- Arirang Festival is held in North Korea to commemorate Kim Il-sung's birth.
- Saint Hunna.
- Saint Basilissa
- Blessed Waltman of Antwerp
- Ancient Latvia ? Tipsa Diena was observed.
- Roman Empire ? the Fordicia was celebrated in honor of Terra.
- Abha Gandhi: Servant to Gandhi.
- Hans Conried: Actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 64.
- Elaine Knoche: American astrologer.
- John Molony: Australian author and ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic Priest.
- Robert Mills: American physicist and academic (d. 1999).
- Switzerland and the USSR agree to diplomatic relations
- The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the most destructive river flood in U.S. history, begins.
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