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Notable Historical Events for April 23rd

1991Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off

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

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

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

1989Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic

1939Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR

1994Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY

1955Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open

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

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

April 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 23rd

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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