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Notable Historical Events for April 23rd

1995President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City

1994Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY

2013A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama

1989Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

1955Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open

1969LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

1989Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker

1958Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game

1964James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC

1993Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC

April 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 23rd

1897Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (1963-68) (Nobel 1957)

1791James Buchanan, Cove Gap PA, (Fed/Dem), 15th US president (1857-61)

1928Shirley Temple, Santa Monica, California, American actress, famous as a child star in the 1930s (Bright Eyes, Heidi) and diplomat

1954Michael Moore, Flint, Michigan, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko)

April 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 23rd

1925Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (42) weds actress Frances Howard (21)

1956Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

April 23rd Weddings
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April 23rd Divorces
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Notable Deaths on April 23rd

1616Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69

2007Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)

April 23rd Deaths
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