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Notable Historical Events for April 23rd

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

1939Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR

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

1969LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

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

1789President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, NY

1597William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance.

1989Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

1994Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY

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

April 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 23rd

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

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

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

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

1616William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

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

April 23rd Deaths
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