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Notable Historical Events for April 23rd

1969LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

1989Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic

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

1955Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open

1661English king Charles II crowned in London

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

1939Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR

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

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

April 23rd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 23rd

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

1977Kal Penn, Montclair, New Jersey, American actor (Dr. Lawrence Kutner-House, The Namesake) and civil servant

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)

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

April 23rd Deaths
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