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April 27th In Pop Culture History

4977 BC - The Universe was created, according to Johannes Kepler.

1667 - Blind writer John Milton sold his copyright to Paradise Lost for 10 pounds. He needed the money because he was penniless at the time.

1865 - SS Sultana explosion, Mississippi River, near Memphis, Tennessee, killing 1800 people.

1871 -The American Museum of Natural History opened in New York City.

1887 - George Thomas Morton performed the first US operation to remove an appendix, called an appendectomy.

1936 - The United Auto Workers (UAW) gained autonomy from the American Federation of Labor.

1956 - Rocky Marciano retired as world heavyweight boxing champion.

1963 - #1 Hit April 27, 1963 - May 17, 1963: Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him

1967 - Expo 67 officially opened in Montreal, Canada

1970 - The discovery of Hahnium (Ha), element 105, or Dubnium (Db) was announced at the American Physical Society meeting in Washington, DC. The work was done by Albert Ghiorso at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, California.

1990 - Spaced Invaders and Wild Orchid were released in theaters.

April 27, 1985 (fiction) RIP Jason Todd was killed by The Joker, Batman #427, DC Comics

April 27, 1987 Birthday (fictional) Rose Tyler, Doctor Who, TV

1991 - #1 Hit April 27, 1991 - May 10, 1991: Amy Grant - Baby Baby

1992 - Betty Boothroyd became the first woman to be elected Speaker of the British House of Commons in its 700-year history.

1995 - Village of the Damned and Top Dog debuted in theaters.

2002 - The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10, launched in 1972.

April 28, 2003 - The Apple iPOd (3rd generation) was released.

2013 - #1 Hit April 27, 2013 - May 17, 2013: Pink featuring Nate Ruess - Just Give Me a Reason

2014 - Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were declared saints by the Catholic Church.

April 27th Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words...

Inventor, Samuel Morse (1791)
18th U.S. President, Ulysses S. Grant (1822)
Actor, Harry M O'Connor (1873)
Actor, Lumsden Hare (1875)
Actor, Louis de Bree (1884)
Actress, Florence La Badie (1888, d.1917)
Animator, Walter Lantz (1900)
Actress, Kitty Kelly (1902)
Actor, Colin Gordon (1911)
Actor, Renato Rascel (1912)
Musician, Kirby Stone (1918)
Actress, Daphne Anderson (1922)
Actor, Jack Klugman (1922)
Musician, Connie Kay (1927)
Civil rights leader, Coretta Scott King (1927)
Radio host, Casey Kasem (1932)
Musician, Maxine Brown (1932)
Actress, Anouk Aimee (1932)
News Anchor, Phil Jones (1937)
Actress, Sandy Dennis (1937, d,1992)
Musician, Jerry Mercer (1939)
Comedienne, Judy Carne (1939)
Musician, Judith Blegen (1941)
Musician, Cuba Gooding (1944)
Musician, Herb Pedersen (1944)
Playwright, August Wilson (1945)
Musician, Ann Peebles (1947)
Musician, Herbie Murrell (1947)
Musician, Pete Ham (1947)
Musician, Katie Pierson (1948)
Actor, Doug Sheehan (1949)
Musician, Ace Frehley (1951)
Musician, Boris Kinberg (1951)
Actress, Arielle Dombasle (1953)
Musician, Bryan Harvey (1956)
Actor, Michel Barrette (1957)
Musician, Keith Denuzio (1958)
Musician, Marco Perroni (1959)
Musician, Sheena Easton (1959)
Musician, Louis Lortie (1959)
Actor, James LeGros (1962)
Actor, Grant Show (1963)
Actress, Schae Harrison (1963)
Actress, Cali Timmons (1963)
TV producer, Russell T Davies (1963)
Musician, Tommy Smith (1967)
Actor Erik Thomson (1967)
Musician, Mica Paris (1969)
Actress, Hayley Carr (1971)
TV presenter, Tess Daly (1971)
Actor, David Lascher (1972)
Actor, Andre Govan (1973)
Actor, Andre Gower (1975)
Actress, Sally Hawkins (1976)
Musician, Isobel Campbell (1976)
Actor, Jerry Trainor (1977)
Actor, Rossi Morreale (1977)
Actress, Adamantia Kontogiorgi (1978)
Musician, Will Boyd (1979)
Actress, Christine Bottomley (1979)
Musician, Fabrizio Faniello (1981)
Actress, Katrina Johnson (1982)
Actress, Ari Graynor (1983)
Musician, Patrick Stump (1984)
Musician, Eva Simmons (1984)
Musician, Frank Carter (1984)
Actress, Anna Skellern (1985)
Actress, Jenna Coleman (1986)
Actor, William Moseley (1987)
Actress,. Emma Taylor-Isherwood (1987)
Actress, Emily Rios (1989)
Musician, Allison Ireheta (1992)
"I can make this light before it changes."

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