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April 23rd is the 113th day of the year (114th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 252 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about April 23rd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on April 23rd
1141 Malcolm IV (King of Scotland 1153-1165)
1185 AlfonsoII (King of Portugal 1211-1223)
1564 William Shakespeare (playwright)
1598 Maarten Tromp (Dutch admiral)
1611 Sir William Penn (English admiral)
1791 James Buchanan (15th US President)
1858 Max Planck (physicist)
1889 Karel Doorman (Dutch admiral)
1902 Halldór Laxness (author, poet - Nobel Laureate)
1910 Simone Simon (actress)
1928 Shirley Temple (actress, politician)
1933 Annie Easley (computer scientist, mathematician, rocket engineer)
1936 Roy Orbison (singer)
1939 Lee Majors (actor)
1941 Ed "Stewpot" Stewart (broadcaster)
1941 Ray Tomlinson (computer programmer - created Internet email)
1942 Sandra Dee (model, actress)
1954 Michael Moore (film-maker, author, political commentator)
1955 Judy Davis (actress)
1960 Valerie Bertinelli (actress)
1962 John Hannah (actor)
1968 Timothy McVeigh (terrorist)
1969 Yelena Shushunova (gymnast)
1977 John Oliver (comedian, actor, producer, screenwriter)
1990 Dev Patel (actor)
2018 Prince Louis of Cambridge (British royal)
April 23rd in History
1348 King Edward III of England founds the Order of the Garter.
1635 Oldest public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, founded.
1660 King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1849 Danish and Germans troops fight near Kolding in the First War of Schleswig.
1914 First baseball held at Wrigley Field (then known as Weegham Park) in Chicago.
1924 British Empire exhibition opens in London, England.
1927 Turkey is the first country to establish Children's Day as a national holiday.
1927 Cardiff City win the FA Cup Final. They remain the only team not based in England to win this tournament.
1935 Poland adopts an new constitution.
1985 The Coca-Cola Company introduces New Coke.
1990 Namibia joins the United Nations and the Commonwealth of Nations.
1993 Eritrea votes overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a UN-sponsored referendum.
2005 First ever YouTube published.
April 23rd is also
Saint George's Day - Saint George is the patron Saint of England.
Feast of Saint George (Catholicism)
Lover's Day (Catalonia)
National Sovereignty and Children's Day (Turkey)
UNESCO Day of the Book (in honor of William Shakespeare and Miguel Cervantes who both died on 23rd April 1616).
People born on April 23rd are Taurus
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