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 This day in History - April 27
356 Historic Events for April 27
1943

Lou Jansen and Jan Dieters arrested, lead illegal CPN party in Holland

Event
1944

Cuba Gooding, US singer (Everybody Plays the Fool)

Birth
1944

Herb Pedersen, Berkley Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)

Birth
1944

Michael Fish, British TV weatherman

Birth
1944

Boston Brave Jim Tobin no-hits Bkln Dodgers, 2-0

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1945

Italian partisans capture Mussolini prisoner

Event
1945

US 5th army enters Genua

Event
1945

August Wilson, US, playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987)

Birth
1945

2nd Republic of Austria forms

Event
1946

1st radar installation aboard a coml ship installed

Event
1946

John Maclean, cricketer (Australian wicket-keeper 1978-79)

Birth
1947

Ann Peebles, Missouri, singer (I Can't Stand the Rain)

Birth
1947

Herbie Murrell, US singer (Stylistics-You are My Everything)

Birth
1947

Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and through out US

Event
1947

Pete Ham, Swansea Wales, rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come and Get It)

Birth
1947

Peter Gena, composer

Birth
1948

Katie Pierson, NJ, vocals/guitarist (B-52's-Rock Lobster, Love Shack)

Birth
1948

Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River

Event
1949

Doug Sheehan, actor (Joe Kelly-General Hospital)

Birth
1949

Yoshiaki Fujiwara, wrestler (NJPW/PWF/UWF)

Birth
1949

Douglas Sheehan, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Ben-Knots Landing)

Birth
1950

Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer, dies at 70

Death
1950

South Africa passes Group Areas Act segregating races

Event
1950

"Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances

Event
1950

Karl Straube, German organist/conductor, dies

Death