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April 1st

April 1st is the 91st day of the year (92nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 274 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about April 1st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 1st

1571 William Harvey (doctor - described properties of blood)

William Harvey

1621 Guru Teg Bahadur (Sikh Guru)

1815 Otto von Bismark (German statesman)

1885 Clementine Churchill (wife of Sir Winston Churchill)

1908 Abraham Maslow (psychologist)

1926 Anne McCaffrey (author)

1930 Grace Lee Whitney (actress)

1932 Debbie Reynolds (actress)

1939 Ali MacGraw (actress)

1942 Annie Nightingale (radio disc jockey)

1942 Samuel R. Delany (author)

1946 Ronnie Lane (musician, songwriter, record producer)

1948 Jimmy Cliff (musician, singer, actor)

1949 Gil Scott-Heron (singer-songwriter, author, poet)

1952 Annette O'Toole (actress)

1957 David Gower (cricket player)

1961 Susan Boyle (singer)

1962 Chris Grayling (British politician)

1962 Phillip Schofield (TV broadcaster and personality)

1966 Chris Evans (radio disc jockey)

1973 Rachel Maddow (TV host, political analyst)

1973 Kris Marshall (actor)

1982 Sam Huntington (actor)

1983 Matt Lanter (actor)

1995 Logan Paul (Youtuber, actor)

1997 Asa Butterfield (actor)

April 1st in History

33 Possible date of Jesus Christ's last supper.

527 Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-Emperor and successor.

1318 Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by Scotland from England.

1545 City of Potosi in Bolivia founded.

1826 Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine.

1854 Serialisation of Charles Dickens' Hard Times begins.

Charles Dickens

1867 Singapore becomes British Crown Colony.

1891 Wrigley Company founded.

1918 Britain merges the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service to establish the Royal Air Force (RAF).

1924 Royal Canadian Air Force created.

1935 Reserve Bank of India created.

1924 Royal New Zealand Air Force created.

1937 Aden becomes a British Crown colony.

1941 A military coup in Iraq installs pro-Axis leader Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.

1948 Faroe Islands becomes autonomous from Denmark.

1949 Ireland leaves the British Commonwealth and becomes a republic.

1955 EOKA begins a military/terrorist campaign against British rule of Cyprus.

1960 TIROS-1 satellite broadcasts the first television pictures from space.

1969 Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first operation VTOL fighter aircraft, enters service with the British Royal Air Force.

1976 Apple Inc. (originally as Apple Computer, Inc.) founded.

1979 After a referendum Iran becomes the Islamic Republic of Iran.

1979 Nickelodeon launches in the United Sates.

1989 Community Charge ("Poll Tax") introduced in Scotland.

1999 Nunavut becomes a Canadian territory (previous part of the Northwest Territories).

2001 Former Yugoslav President, Slobodan Milosevic surrenders to face war crimes charges.

Slobodan Milosevic

2001 Same-sex marriage legalized in the Netherlands.

2004 Google's Gmail service launches.

2009 Croatia and Albania join NATO.


April 1st is also

April Fool's Day.

April Fools Day

International Day of Birds

Start of Fiscal Year (Canada)

Start of Financial Year (India)


People born on April 1st are Aries


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