27 April Today India History27 Apr, 1954 - U.S.A. Movie "White Christmas"
27th April, 1954 : The Movie White Christmas featuring the songs of Irving Berlin, including the Title Song White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, opens at Radio City Music Hall. The original song "White Christmas" was originally heard for the first time in the 1942 film Holiday Inn starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire.
27 Apr, 1938 - US Average Incomes Down Up to 20%
27th April, 1938 : The national average income again dropped in comparison from 10 years ago in 1928 by 7% with some areas of the workforce earning up to 20% less than 10 years ago.
27 Apr, 1938 - U.S.A. Tommy Dorsey
27th April, 1938 : Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded "I Hadn’t Anyone ’til You" with Jack Leonard as vocalist. Tommy Dorsey and his brother became two of the most famous big band leaders of their day and are still the model for many jazz and swing musicians today.
27 Apr, 1941 - Greece Nazi Occupation
27th April, 1941 : Nazis take and occupy Athens in Greece.
27 Apr, 1945 - Germany War Entering Final Phase
27th April, 1945 : The war in Europe is entering it's final phase as Russian and American troops join hands at the River Elbe in Germany. Ten Days later on May 7th Germany signs unconditional surrender.
27 Apr, 1948 - U.S.A. Rail Strike
27th April, 1948 : A Major Rail Strike country wide is due to start at midnight with much of the rail network closed down across the US.
27 Apr, 1953 - U.S.A. Executive Order 10450
27th April, 1953 : President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10450: Hiring and Firing rules for Government Employment. Homosexuality, moral perversion, and communism were categorized as national security threats and could be used as a condition for firing a federal employee and for denying employment to potential applicants.
27 Apr, 1958 - Stop Nuclear Bomb Testing
27th April, 1958 : Scientists around the world are asking politicians to stop nuclear bomb tests including the Nobel Prize Winner Dr Albert Schweitzer.
27 Apr, 1961 - Sierra Leone Gains Independence
27th April, 1961 : Sierra Leone in West African gains independence, after more than 150 years of British colonial rule.
27 Apr, 1968 - Middle East Continued Fighting
27th April, 1968 : More fighting broke out along the Suez Canal and the River Jordan between Israel and Arab Troops with Egyptian and Jordanian and Israel Forces lined up against each other in a tense middle east.
27 Apr, 1968 - U.S.A. War in Vietnam
27th April, 1968 : Many thousands of diversified beliefs protested against the War in Vietnam and many antiwar demonstrators ended up in fights with local police forces around the country who were trying to keep the peace.
27 Apr, 1971 - Welsh Language Society
27th April, 1971 : Eight members of the Welsh Language Society ( the Society wishes to preserve the Welsh Language and part of that was to include all signs in Wales to be bilingual ) they are accused of conspiring to damage, remove or destroy English language road signs in Wales.
27 Apr, 1974 - U.S.A. Calls For Impeachment Nixon
27th April, 1974 : Calls for the impeachment of president Nixon gathered pace as a march by thousands of protesters demanding Nixon to be impeached.
27 Apr, 1978 - Afghanistan Rebels Take Over
27th April, 1978 : Military rebels in Afghanistan murdered both the president and his brother during the coup and have taken over all news TV and radio stations in the capital Kabul and have sealed off the countries airports and roads.
27 Apr, 1984 - England Libyan Embassy Siege Ends
27th April, 1984 : Earlier in the week diplomatic ties are severed between England and Libya and Libyan embassy officials are given 7 days to leave the country. The British ambassador to Libya was given the same deadline to leave Tripoli. Today Libyan diplomats under diplomatic immunity are escorted to Heathrow and onto a plane out of the country which allows the person or persons unknown who shot and killed WPC Fletcher to leave the country and not have to face murder charges.
27 Apr, 1992 - England Betty Boothroyd
27th April, 1992 : Betty Boothroyd, is elected as Speaker in the house of commons becoming the first woman speaker in its 700-year history.
27 Apr, 1994 - South Africa Nelson Mandela
27th April, 1994 : South Africans vote in the country's first multiracial parliamentary elections. Nelson Mandela of the ANC is voted by a landslide to be the next president of South Africa and head the new coalition government.