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Notable Historical Events for April 23rd

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

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

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

1955Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open

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

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

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

1989Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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