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Births, Deaths, and Events for 23 April



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     This is day 113 of the year 2019.
     There are 252 days left to 2019.


Thought For The Day


     "Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice."


 

Births

 
1547   Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - Spanish writer (Don Quioxite)
1564   William Shakespeare - bard (Hamlet, MacBeth, Julius C‘sar) (approx)
1605   Boris Godunov - Tsar of Muscovy (1598-1605) in Time of Troubles
1791   James Buchanan (Fed/Dem) - 15th US president (1857-61)
1813   Stephen Douglas - the "Little Giant", debated Lincoln
1858   Max Planck - physicist (Quanta Physics)
1899   Vladimir Nabokov - St. Petersburg, Russia, novelist (Lolita, Ada)
1914   Simone Simon - France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)
1923   Avram Davidson - Yonkers, NY, American writer (Joyleg, Phoenix & the Mirror)
1926   J.P. Donleavy - Brooklyn, novelist (The Ginger Man, Onion Eaters)
1926   Virgil I (Gus) Grissom - astronaut (Liberty Bell 7, Gemini 3)
1928   Shirley Temple Black - Santa Monica, CA, child actress/ambassador
1932   Jim Fixx - jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running)
1932   Halston - [R. Halston Frowick], fashion designer (1972 Hall of Fame)
1936   Roy Orbison - Vernon, TX, sings about his Little Woman (Traveling Wilburys)
1939   David Birney - Washington, D.C., actor (Brigette Loves Bernie, St Elsewhere)
1939   Lee Majors - Wyandotte, Michigan, TV actor (High Valley, $6,000,000 Man, Stunt Man)
1942   Sandra Dee - Bayonne, NJ, actress (Gidget, Imitation of Life)
1943   Hervé Villechaize - Paris, France, "Da Plane! Da Plane!" (Fantasy Island)
1949   Blair Brown - Washington, D.C., actress (Altered States, Molly Dodd)
1949   Joyce DeWitt - Wheeling, WV, actress (Janet Wood-Three's Company)
1949   John Miles - vocal/guitar/keyboards (John Miles Band-Rebel, Zaragon)
1954   Michael Moore - Flint, MI, filmmaker (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11)
1960   Steve Clark - rock guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria)
1960   Valerie Bertinelli - Wilmington, DE, actress (One Day at a Time, Sydney); Ms. Eddie Van Halen
1968   Timothy McVeigh - Pendleton, NY, terrorist, responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995 (see 4/19)

 

Deaths

 
1616   William Shakesphere - English author, dies, on his 52nd birthday
1616   Miguel de Cervantes - Spanish novelist (Don Quixote), dies (NS)
1971   William Tubman - president of Liberia, dies
1983   Buster Crabbe - actor, dies at 76 from a heart attack
1986   Otto Preminger - director, dies at 79 from alzheimers and cancer
1990   Paulette Goddard - actress, dies at 78 in Switzerland
1992   Satyajit Ray - director, dies at age 70
1993   Cesar Chavez - labor organizer, dies at 66
1995   Howard Cosell - sportscaster, dies at 77 from a heart embolism
1998   James Earl Ray - assassin (MLK, Jr.), dies at 70 of cirrhosis in prison
2007   Boris Yeltsin - former Russian president, dies of heart failure at 76

 

Events

 
   Read Me Day and World Laboratory Animal Day
1348   1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of the Garter)
1789   President George Washington moves into Franklin House, NY
1861   Arkansas troops seize Fort Smith
1871   Blossom Rock in SF Bay blown up
1891   Jews are expelled from Moscow, Russia
1896   Premier of motion pictures (Koster & Bial's Music Hall, NYC)
1896   Vitascope system of movie projection 1st demonstrated (NYC)
1904   American Academy of Arts & Letters forms
1910   International Exhibition opens in Brussels
1915   ACA becomes National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA)
1920   Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st meets, in Ankara
1940   Dance hall fire kills 198 (Natchez, Miss)
1949   Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF
1962   Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral
1965   Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite
1967   Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty
1968   United Methodist Church forms
1969   Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy
1969   Over 1000² miles flooded in Shantung Province, China
1971   Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike
1971   Soyuz 10 launched; cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station
1972   Apollo 16 astronauts explore Moon surface
1977   Czech chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously
1977   Dr. Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops
1980   Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
1985   New Coke debuts
1986   Grand Floridan Beach Resort groundbreaking
1987   28 construction workers killed in an apartment collapse in Bridgeport, CT
1989   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker
1989   Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts
1989   Field Of Dreams opens in US theaters
1992   "Shirnada" opens at Broadhurst theater on Broadway
2000   U-571 Opens in US theaters

 

 

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