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Notable Historical Events for April 23rd

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

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

1969LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

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

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

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

1939Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR

1955Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open

1989Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

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

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

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

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

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

2007Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)

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

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