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Notable Historical Events for April 23rd

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

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

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

1939Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

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

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

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

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

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

April 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 23rd

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

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

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

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)

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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)

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