April in Pop Culture History


Financial Literacy Month

Jazz Appreciation Month

National Poetry Month

National Volunteer Month

National Prevent Child Abuse Month

National Food Month

National Soft Pretzel Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

National Library Week (First Full Week)

Pan-American Week (Week of April 14)

Canada Book Week (Week of April 23)

World Immunization Week (Last Full Week)

National Dark-Sky Week (Week of New Moon)

National Day of Hope (First Wednesday)

International Day of Pink (Second Wednesday)

Record Store Day (Third Saturday)

National High Five Day (Third Thursday)

International Noise Awareness Day (Last Wednesday)

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (Fourth Thursday)

National Sense of Smell Day (Last Saturday)

April Fools’ Day (Apr. 1)

Edible Book Day (Apr. 1)

Fossil Fools Day (Apr. 1)

International Children’s Book Day (Apr. 2)

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (Apr. 2)

National Caramel Day (Apr. 5)

New Beer’s Eve (Apr. 6)

National Beer Day (Apr. 7)

No Housework Day (Apr. 7)

World Health Day (Apr. 7)

Trading Cards for Grown-Ups Day (Apr. 8)

Siblings Day (Apr. 10)

International Louie Louie Day (Apr. 11)

National Cheese Fondue Day (Apr. 11)

World Parkinson’s Day (Apr. 11)

Walk on Your Wild Side Day (Apr. 12)

National Grilled Cheese Day (Apr. 12)

Pan-American Day (Apr. 14)

Jackie Robinson Day (Apr. 15)

National Banana Day (Apr. 15)

Universal Day of Culture (Apr. 15)

World Art Day (Apr. 15)

Foursquare Day (Apr. 16)

National Healthcare Decisions Day (Apr. 16)

World Voice Day (Apr. 16)

Blah Blah Blah Day (Apr. 17)

Malbec World Day (Apr. 17)

World Hemophilia Day (Apr. 17)

International Day for Monuments and Sites (Apr. 18)

Pet Owner’s Independence Day (Apr. 18)

Bicycle Day (Apr. 19)

National Garlic Day (Apr. 19)

420 (Apr. 20)

Earth Day (Apr. 22)

National Jelly Bean Day (Apr. 22)

German Beer Day (Apr. 23)

Canada Book Day (Apr. 23)

Fashion Revolution Day (Apr. 24)

World Day for Laboratory Animals (Apr. 24)

DNA Day (Apr. 25)

Parental Alienation Awareness Day (Apr. 25)

World Malaria Day (Apr. 25)

Hug a Friend Day (Apr. 26)

Hug an Australian Day (Apr. 26)

Lesbian Visibility Day (Apr. 26)

National Pretzel Day (Apr. 26)

World Intellectual Property Day (Apr. 26)

National Day of Mourning (Apr. 28)

International Dance Day (Apr. 29)

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare (Apr. 29)

Honesty Day (Apr. 30)

International Jazz Day (Apr. 30)


Notable Events:

1896 – The first modern Olympic Games after a 1500 year ban

1906 – Publication of The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry

1912 – RMS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg

1925 – Publication of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

1930 – Twinkies were invented

1937 – First appearance of Daffy Duck

1939 – Publication of The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinback

1939 – First appearance of Namor the Sub-Mariner

1940 – First Appearance of Joker

1940 – First appearance of Robin

1940 – First appearance of Lex Luthor

1955 – The first McDonalds opened

1964 – First appearance of Daredevil

1964 – First Appearance of Black Widow


1970 – The Beatles break up

1977 – Premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man

1979 – Nickelodeon was launched

1979 – First appearance of Alpha Flight

1987 – First appearance of The Simpsons

1991 – First Appearance of X-Force


1992 – First Appearance of Carnage

1994 – Kurt Cobain Died

1997 – Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer to win the Masters

2009 – Premiere of Parks and Recreation

2011 – Premiere of A Game of Thrones

2018 – Premiere of Avengers: Infinity War



15 Comments Add yours

  1. I look forward to to this feature every month! ☺

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  2. For Tyeth says:

    Hi Dave, great facts for April. Another little fact, if you look at Homer Simpson’s head you can see Matt Groening’s initials formed by the zig-zag line of his hair (the letter M) and the curls inside his ear form the letter G.

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    1. Green Onion says:

      Not sure who Dave is, but thanks. It’s pretty awesome all the things they hide in the Simpsons for sure

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      1. For Tyeth says:

        D’OH, Sorry Green Onion! I got another blogger mixed up with your identity (I was tired when I commented). I like all the predictions the Simpson writers inadvertently made. Anyway thanks for understanding.

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      2. Green Onion says:

        I totally understand, I’d be surprised if I hadnt done it myself at some point

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  3. This was fun – loved it. I’ve always loved the cover of the Great Gatsby. And how about those old-school Simpsons? They were so weird looking when the cartoon originated.

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    1. Green Onion says:

      Yeah, that Gatsby cover os pretty iconic, I love it too. And the Simpsons are definitely wierd looking, it’s crazy how much they adapted over time

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  4. Laura Beth says:

    The Great Gatsby is one of my all-time favorite books! We’ve been watching Parks & Rec and I love it. We’re in the middle of season six, and I’m sad that we’re getting toward the end.

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    1. Green Onion says:

      We just went through all of Parks and Rec last year. It was so good. The ending is wierd but that cast is amazing!

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  5. Donna says:

    I could have done without The Great Gatsby.. I still have nightmares about the time they forced us to read it during my first year in uni!

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    1. Green Onion says:

      That is probably enough to ruin any book, haha.

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  6. mydangblog says:

    I’m from Canada, and I didn’t know it was Canada Book Week! Also, I have a T-shirt with that Great Gatsby cover on it–one of my favourites!


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