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Events of April 23rd:

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:

1564 William Shakespeare (playwright)

William Shakespeare

1791 James Buchanan (15th US President)

James Buchanan

1858 Max Planck (physicist)

Max Planck

1910 Simone Simon (actress)

1928 Shirley Temple (actress, politician)

1936 Roy Orbison (singer)

1939 Lee Majors (actor)

1953 Michael Moore (film-maker, author, political commentator)

1960 Valerie Bertinelli (actress)

Valerie Bertinelli

1962 John Hannah (actor)

1968 Timothy McVeigh (terrorist)

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.

1849 Danish and Germans troops fight near Kolding in the First War of Schleswig.

1924 British Empire exhibition opens in London, England.

1927 Turkey is the first country to establish Children's Day as a national holiday.

1985 The Coca-Cola Company introduces New Coke.

1993 Eritrea votes overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a UN-sponsored referendum.

April 23rd is also:

Saint George's Day - Saint George is the patron Saint of England.

Shakespeare's Day

Feast of Saint George (Catholicism)

Saint George

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).

William Shakespeare


People born on April 23rd are Taurus


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