On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1904

Historical Events


AustraliaFirst Labour Government

The Australian Labor Party under Prime Minister Chris Watson becomes the first Labor government in the world

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Australia's first Labor ministry, the first in the world
Australia's first Labor ministry, the first in the world
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Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur F. Burns, American economist and chairman (Federal Reserve Board), born in Stanislau, Austria-Hungary (d. 1987)
  • Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
1904 Highlights

About April 27, 1904

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 116 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus