27 April – This Day in History

This Day in History on 27 April

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 27th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

Independence Day (Togo),
  • Independence Day (Togo), celebrates the independence of Togo from France in 1960.
  • Freedom Day (South Africa)

Important Events:

  • 1509: Pope Julius II places the Italian state of Venice under interdict.
  • 1521: Battle of Mactan: Explorer Ferdinand Magellan is killed by natives in the Philippines led by chief Lapu-Lapu.
  • 1667: John Milton, blind and impoverished, sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.

Birthday / Anniversary:

  • 1912: Zohra Sehgal, Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer (d. 2014)
  • 1976: Faisal Saif, Indian director, screenwriter, and critic

Death / Death Anniversary:

  • 2009: Feroz Khan (actor), Indian Actor, Film Director & Producer (b. 1939}
  • 2017: Vinod Khanna, Indian Actor, politician and priest (b. 1946)

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