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Birthdays: April 27

Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!

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Weather History for April 27

1962: Ninety-four degrees F, Hartford, CT

Birthday Weather

What was the weather like on the day that you or a loved one was born? See our free Weather History tool to go back in time!

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Birthday Lore for April 27

You are stubborn but not quarrelsome. You are fair with people and expect, in return, fairness. You are strong-willed, and your head very definitely rules your heart.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1896: Rogers Hornsby (baseball player)

Born 1975: Chris Carpenter (baseball player)

Born 1927: Coretta Scott King (civil rights leader)

On This Day in History

1935: U.S. Soil Conservation Service established by Congress

1908: Fourth modern Olympic games opened in London, England

2010: Oh Eun-sun from South Korea became the first woman to scale the world’s 14 highest mountains

Signs of the Zodiac

TAURUS (April 21-May 20)

The Bull. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Quality: Practical. Ability: Persistence.You are the most grounded members of the zodiac. Able to see the practical side of matters, you can be counted upon not only to do the job right, but to do it thoroughly as well. While it may sometimes take you a while to gain momentum, your gift is the determination and persistence that carries you along once you have begun. You have staying power.


Birthday Cakes

To celebrate, see 5 recipes for easy, beautiful birthday cakes!

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