APRiL 27 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1791 ~ SAMUEL MORSE the American painter and co-inventor of the Morse code was born on this 27th day of april in 1791 (died in 1872 aged 80).

International Morse Code chart
International Morse Code chart

1810 ~ BEETHOVEN composes his famous piano piece, Für Elise on this 27th day of april in 1810.

Woody Woodpecker by Walter Lantz
Woody Woodpecker by Walter Lantz

1899 ~ WALTER LANTZ the American cartoonist, animator, film producer and director, best known for creating WOODY WOODPECKER was born on this 27th day of april in1899 (died in 1994 aged 94).

Walter Lantz with his creation Woody Woodpecker in 1990 (photo by D.Ramey Logan ~ WPPilot)
Walter Lantz with his creation Woody Woodpecker in 1990 (photo by D.Ramey Logan ~ WPPilot)

1922JACK KLUGMAN the American actor best known as Oscar Madison in The ODD COUPLE was born on this 27th day of april in 1922.

1932 CASEY KASEM the American actor and radio personality was born on this 27th day of april in 1932.

1948KATE PiERSON the American singer-songwriter from The B-52’s was born on this 27th day of april in 1948.

1951 ~ ACE FREHLEY from KiSS was born on this 27th day of april in 1951.

1954 ~ MARK HOLDEN the Australian singer, television personality and barrister was born on this 27th day of April in 1954.

1959 ~ SHEENA EASTON the Scottish singer songwriter, producer, and actress was born on this 27th day of april in 1959.

1962Gabriel Orozco the Mexican artist was born in JalapaVeracruz, Mexico on the 27th April 1962. Gabriel Orozco gained his reputation in the early 1990s with his exploration of drawing, photography, sculpture and installation. Gabriel Orozco and his wife Maria Gutierrez, with their son Simón, travel the world regularly between Paris, New York and Mexico City.

2005 ~ The AiRBUS A380 superjumbo jet aircraft made its first flight from Toulouse, France on this 27th day of April in 2005.

Airbus A380 (photo by  Axwel on Flickr)
Airbus A380 (photo by Axwel on Flickr)

 

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