Calendar for April 23rd, 2013

World Book and Copyright Day

St. George's Day (N.L., Can.)

1533: Church of England annulled the marriage between Catherine of Aragon and King Henry VIII

Born 1564: William Shakespeare (playwright)

Died 1616: William Shakespeare (playwright)

Born 1791: James Buchanan (15th U.S. president)

Died 1850: William Wordsworth (poet)

Born 1897: Lester Pearson (Canadian prime minister)

Born 1928: Shirley Temple Black (actress)

Born 1936: Roy Orbison (musician)

Born 1939: Lee Majors (actor)

Born 1943: Tony Esposito (hockey player)

1954: Hank Aaron hit his first major league home run

Born 1955: Judy Davis (actress)

Born 1960: Valerie Bertinelli (actress)

Born 1961: George Lopez (comedian & actor)

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

Born 1967: Melina Kanakaredes (actress)

Died 1986: Harold Arlen (composer)

Died 1995: Howard Cosell (sports journalist)

Died 2005: Paul K. Keene (pioneer of organic farming in U.S.)

Died 2007: Boris Yeltsin (president of Russia)

Died 2007: David Halberstam (Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter)