April 27 in History
1749April 27, 1749:
"Music For The Royal Fireworks" is performed for the first time. It was composed by German musician, George Frideric Handel.
1810April 27, 1810:
Ludwig van Beethoven records his popular piano work titled "Für Elise". It is also known as the “Bagatelle No. 25” and considered as one of the best piano works in history.
1922April 27, 1922:
German silent film, "Dr Mabuse, der Spieler" premieres. It was directed by Fritz Lang and centered on Norbert Jacques’ novel of the same title.
1950April 27, 1950:
"Tickets, Please", a theatrical work, makes its Broadway debut at New York’s Coronet Theater. It would be performed for more than 240 times by renowned actors like Joan Edwards and Harry Herrmann.
1964April 27, 1964:
"In His Own Write", a book written by The Beatles’ John Lennon, makes its first appearance in the United States.
1969April 27, 1969:
English singer Joe Cocker performs on television for the first time after appearing on the show dubbed “The Ed Sullivan Show”. During the show he performed the hit single titled "Feelin' Alright".
1972April 27, 1972:
Spacecraft, Apollo 16, lands on Earth after making its journey to the moon 11 days earlier. It was operated by John W. Young, Charles M. Duke Jr, and Thomas K. Mattingly II.
1981April 27, 1981:
The Wings’ band, spearheaded by Paul McCartney, finally breaks up. The band is known for their numerous hit songs including "Hi, Hi, Hi" and "My Love".
2012April 27, 2012:
President of the United States, Barack Obama, awards Bob Dylan with a Presidential Medal of Freedom. He becomes the 29th music personality to earn the prestigious award, which is considered as the highest civilian prize in the country.
2016April 27, 2016:
American songstress, Beyoncé, begins her concert tour dubbed the “Formation tour”.