• On April 27, Alexandre Gnattali (1876-1942) and Adélia Fossati (1880-1954) were married in Porto Alegre, RS. [1]


Marriage of Radamés Gnattali’s parents.


  • Born in Rio de Janeiro, lyric singer Bidu Sayão[2] (Balduina de Moreira Sayão), whom Radamés accompanied on tour through southern Brazil as a pianist in the 1930s.
  • Launched the first Brazilian children’s magazine, O Tico-Tico.


‘O Tico-Tico’


  • The first Brazilian classic (“classic grandpa”) between the two oldest carioca teams takes place in Rio de Janeiro: Fluminense and Botafogo (Radamés’ team), with a 6-nil victory for the tricolor.

[1] Upon arriving in Brazil from Italy, Alessandro adopts the name Alexandre. It is not known if he was naturalized Brazilian.

[2] “Bidu was really good, she didn’t need to rehearse much, she got everything right right away”, said Radamés.