What Happened on April 27


Historical Events

1942 – Belgian Jews are forced to wear stars
1950 – South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races
1973 – KC Royals pitcher Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0
1983 – Nolan Ryan becomes strikeout king (3,509), passing Walter Johnson
2018 – German leader Angela Merkel has a 1-day trip to Washington, DC, meeting US President Donald Trump
2019 – Pope Francis donates $500,000 for migrants stranded in Mexico trying to reach the US

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Famous Birthdays

1904 – Arthur F. Burns, American economist and chairman (Federal Reserve Board), born in Stanislau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1987)
1942 – John Shrapnel, English actor, born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
1962 – Edvard Moser, Norwegian psychologist and neuroscientist (2014 Nobel Prize for Physiology for discovery of place cells), born in Ålesund, Norway
1976 – Isobel Campbell, Scottish singer and composer, born in Glasgow, Scotland
1984 – Frank Carter, British musician (Gallows) and tattooist, born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
1987 – William Moseley, British actor (The Chronicles of Narnia – Peter Pevensie), born in Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, England

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Famous Deaths

630 – King Ardashir III of Persia, Sasanian shah of Iran, dies at 9
1873 – William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, dies at 80
1937 – Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher and Marxist theorist, dies at 46
1988 – David Scarboro, British actor, dies at 20
1999 – Cyril Washbrook, English cricket batsman (37 Tests, 6 x 100, HS 195; Lancashire CCC), dies at 84
2022 – Judy Henske, American folk singer (High Flying Bird), dies at 85

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