Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!
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Weather History for April 23
1885: Denver received 23 inches of snow in 24 hours
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Birthday Lore for April 23
You like and desire fine surroundings and are unhappy without them. You are strong-willed and dominating, like to lead, and expect complete obedience from your subordinates. You love is masterful and passionate.
Who Else Shares This Birthday?
Born 1897: Lester Pearson (Canadian prime minister)
Born 1928: Shirley Temple Black (actress)
Born 1936: Roy Orbison (musician)
On This Day in History
1962: Ranger 4 spacecraft launched
1966: Natalie Wood made Harvard history when she became the first performer voted the year's worst by the Harvard Lampoon to show up and accept her citation
1954: Hank Aaron hit his first major league home run
Signs of the Zodiac
TAURUS (April 21-May 20)
The Bull. Ruling planet: Venus. Element: Earth. Quality: Practical. Ability: Persistence.You are the most grounded members of the zodiac. Able to see the practical side of matters, you can be counted upon not only to do the job right, but to do it thoroughly as well. While it may sometimes take you a while to gain momentum, your gift is the determination and persistence that carries you along once you have begun. You have staying power.