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Daily Calendar for Sunday, April 23, 2023

Born

  • William Shakespeare (playwright) –
  • James Buchanan (15th U.S. president) –
  • Lester Pearson (Canadian prime minister) –
  • Shirley Temple Black (actress) –
  • Roy Orbison (musician) –
  • Lee Majors (actor) –
  • Tony Esposito (hockey player) –
  • Judy Davis (actress) –
  • Valerie Bertinelli (actress) –
  • George Lopez (comedian & actor) –
  • Melina Kanakaredes (actress) –
  • Kal Penn (actor) –
  • Chloe Kim (Olympic snowboarder) –

Died

  • William Shakespeare (playwright) –
  • William Wordsworth (poet) –
  • Harold Arlen (composer) –
  • Howard Cosell (sports journalist) –
  • Paul K. Keene (pioneer of organic farming in U.S.) –
  • Boris Yeltsin (president of Russia) –
  • David Halberstam (Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter) –

Events

  • Church of England annulled the marriage between Catherine of Aragon and King Henry VIII–
  • First postage stamps issued in Canada–
  • Guelph, Ontario, incorporated as a city–
  • Hank Aaron hit his first major league home run–
  • Ranger 4 spacecraft launched–
  • 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–
  • The first YouTube video, β€œMe at the zoo,” was uploaded –

Weather

  • Denver received 23 inches of snow in 24 hours–
  • Ice out, Lake Winnipesaukee, NH–

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