Why the 1st of April? Is it not a known fact that the darlin’ man was born on 5th October?
True, but he did pass away on the 1st April. And given the contrary nature of the man, celebrating his birth on the day he died would not be unfitting. Of all the days of the year, April 1st would seem to be the most appropriate.
Well, you did at least get the year right.
That is something I suppose.