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April 23 Birthdays

William Shakespeare
1564–1616, English dramatist and poet, born in Stratford-on-Avon.

J.M.W. Turner
painter (1775)

James Buchanan
President (1791)

Max Planck
physicist (1858)

Sergei Prokofiev
composer (1891)

Ngaio Marsh
detective story writer (1899)

Shirley Temple Black
actress, politician (1928)

April 23 in History


Playwright William Shakespeare died in Stratford-on-Avon, England.


Hank Aaron hit the first of his 755 home runs.


Sirhan Sirhan was sentenced to death (later reduced to a life sentence) for the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.


Coca-Cola announced that it was changing its formula and introduced New Coke.


James Earl Ray, convicted of assassinating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died.


The U.S. resumed diplomatic relations with Libya.

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