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Notable Historical Events for April 23rd

1969LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

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

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

1661English king Charles II crowned in London

1994Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY

1989Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

1861Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)

1955Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open

1954Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers

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

April 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 23rd

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

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

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

1977Kal Penn, Montclair, New Jersey, American actor (Dr. Lawrence Kutner-House, The Namesake) and civil servant

April 23rd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 23rd

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

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

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

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

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

April 23rd Deaths
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