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What happend on 23. April in History

In our data base we found 321 events happened on 23. April:
  • 303: Saint George, Roman soldier and Christian martyr [category: Deaths]
  • 725: Wihtred of Kent [category: Deaths]
  • 871: Æthelred of Wessex [category: Deaths]
  • 997: Adalbert of Prague, Czech Roman Catholic saint, missionary, and Bishop of Prague [category: Deaths]
  • 1014: Brian Boru, Irish king [category: Deaths]

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  • 1014: Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle. [category: Events]
  • 1016: Æthelred the Unready, English king [category: Deaths]
  • 1016: Edmund Ironside succeeds his father Æthelred the Unready as king of England, [category: Events]
  • 1124: Alexander I of Scotland (b. 1078) [category: Deaths]
  • 1141: Malcolm IV of Scotland (d. 1165) [category: Births]
  • 1151: Adeliza of Louvain (b. 1103) [category: Deaths]
  • 1170: Isabelle of Hainaut (d. 1190) [category: Births]
  • 1185: Afonso II of Portugal (d. 1223) [category: Births]
  • 1217: Inge II of Norway (b. 1185) [category: Deaths]
  • 1307: Joan of Acre, daughter of King Edward I of England (b. 1272) [category: Deaths]
  • 1343: Estonia: St. George's Night Uprising. [category: Events]
  • 1348: The founding of the Order of the Garter by King Edward III is announced on St George's Day. [category: Events]
  • 1407: Olivier de Clisson, French soldier (b. 1326) [category: Deaths]
  • 1464: Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1505) [category: Births]
  • 1484: Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian philosopher (d. 1558) [category: Births]

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  • 1500: Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565) [category: Births]
  • 1516: Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571) [category: Births]
  • 1516: Bayerische Reinheitsgebot signed in Ingolstadt. [category: Events]
  • 1521: Battle of Villalar: King Charles I of Spain defeats the Comuneros. [category: Events]
  • 1564: William Shakespeare, English writer and actor (d. 1616) [category: Births]
  • 1598: Maarten Tromp, Dutch admiral (d. 1653) [category: Births]
  • 1605: Boris Godunov, Tsar of Russia (b. c. 1550) [category: Deaths]
  • 1616: El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian writer (b. 1539) [category: Deaths]
  • 1616: Miguel Cervantes, Spanish author (b. 1547) [category: Deaths]
  • 1616: William Shakespeare, English dramatist and actor (b. 1564) [category: Deaths]
  • 1621: William Penn, English admiral (d. 1670) [category: Births]
  • 1625: Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange (b. 1567) [category: Deaths]
  • 1628: Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (d. 1704) [category: Births]
  • 1635: The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts. [category: Events]
  • 1660: Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland. [category: Events]
  • 1661: King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey. [category: Events]
  • 1676: Frederick I of Sweden (d. 1751) [category: Births]
  • 1702: Margaret Fell, English Quaker leader (b. 1614) [category: Deaths]
  • 1715: Johann Friedrich Doles, German composer (d. 1797) [category: Births]
  • 1720: Vilna Gaon, Lithuanian rabbi (d. 1797) [category: Births]
  • 1725: Saint Gerard Majella, Roman Catholic saint (d. 1755) [category: Births]
  • 1740: Thomas Tickell, English writer (b. 1685) [category: Deaths]
  • 1746: Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794) [category: Births]
  • 1775: J. M. W. Turner, English painter (d. 1851) [category: Births]
  • 1781: James Abercrombie, English general (b. 1706) [category: Deaths]
  • 1784: Solomon I of Imereti (b. 1735) [category: Deaths]
  • 1791: James Buchanan, American politician, 15th President of the United States (d. 1868) [category: Births]
  • 1792: John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882) [category: Births]
  • 1792: Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer (b. 1741) [category: Deaths]
  • 1794: Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856) [category: Births]
  • 1794: Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, French statesman (b. 1721) [category: Deaths]
  • 1805: Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz, German philosopher (d. 1879) [category: Births]
  • 1813: Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar (d. 1853) [category: Births]
  • 1813: Stephen A. Douglas, American senator (d. 1861) [category: Births]
  • 1815: The Second Serbian Uprising – a second phase of the national revolution of the Serbs against the Ottoman Empire, erupts shortly after the annexation of the country to the Ottoman Empire. [category: Events]
  • 1823: Abd-ul-Mejid I, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1861) [category: Births]
  • 1827: Georgios Karaiskakis, Greek military commander (b. 1780) [category: Deaths]
  • 1839: Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin, French explorer (b. 1768) [category: Deaths]
  • 1850: William Wordsworth, English poet (b. 1770) [category: Deaths]
  • 1853: Winthrop M. Crane, American politician, 40th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1920) [category: Births]
  • 1857: Ruggiero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (d. 1919) [category: Births]
  • 1858: Ethel Mary Smyth, English composer (d. 1944) [category: Births]
  • 1858: Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947) [category: Births]
  • 1861: Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, British general (d. 1936) [category: Births]
  • 1861: John Peltz, American baseball player (d. 1906) [category: Births]
  • 1865: Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943) [category: Births]
  • 1867: Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1928) [category: Births]
  • 1872: Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British harpsichordist and clavichordist (d. 1951) [category: Births]
  • 1876: Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (d. 1925) [category: Births]
  • 1880: Michel Fokine, Russian choreographer and dancer (d. 1942) [category: Births]
  • 1882: Albert Coates, English conductor and composer (d. 1953) [category: Births]
  • 1888: Georges Vanier, French-Canadian soldier and diplomat (d. 1967) [category: Births]
  • 1889: Karel Doorman, Dutch admiral (d. 1942) [category: Births]
  • 1889: Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (b. 1808) [category: Deaths]
  • 1891: Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (d. 1953) [category: Births]
  • 1893: Frank Borzage, American director (d. 1952) [category: Births]
  • 1894: Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (d. 1955) [category: Births]
  • 1895: Johnny Hyde, Russian-American talent agent (d. 1950) [category: Births]
  • 1895: Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982) [category: Births]
  • 1895: Carl Ludwig, German physician (b. 1815) [category: Deaths]
  • 1897: Lester B. Pearson, Canadian politician, 14th Prime Minister of Canada, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1972) [category: Births]
  • 1897: Lucius D. Clay, American general (d. 1978) [category: Births]
  • 1899: Bertil Ohlin, Swedish economist, Bank of Sweden Prize winner (d. 1979) [category: Births]
  • 1899: Minoru Shirota, Japanese doctor, inventor of Yakult (d. 1982) [category: Births]
  • 1900: Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (d. 1959) [category: Births]
  • 1900: Joseph Green, Polish actor and director (d. 1996) [category: Births]
  • 1901: Edmund Brisco Ford, British ecological geneticist (d. 1988) [category: Births]
  • 1902: Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998) [category: Births]
  • 1903: Guy Simonds, Canadian general officer (d. 1974) [category: Births]
  • 1904: Duncan Renaldo, Spanish-American actor (d. 1985) [category: Births]
  • 1904: Louis Muhlstock, Canadian painter (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1905: Gédéon Ouimet, Canadian politician (b. 1823) [category: Deaths]
  • 1907: Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (d. 1975) [category: Births]
  • 1907: Lee Miller, American photographer and model (d. 1977) [category: Births]
  • 1907: Alferd Packer, American prospector (b. 1842) [category: Deaths]
  • 1908: Myron Waldman, American animator (d. 2006) [category: Births]
  • 1910: Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1910: Theodore Roosevelt made his The Man in the Arena speech. [category: Events]
  • 1911: Ronald Neame, English cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, and director (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1915: Arnold Alexander Hall, British aeronautical engineer, scientist, and industrialist (d. 2000) [category: Births]
  • 1915: Rupert Brooke, English poet (b. 1887) [category: Deaths]
  • 1917: Dorian Leigh, American model (d. 2008) [category: Births]
  • 1918: Maurice Druon, French author (d. 2009) [category: Births]
  • 1918: World War I: The British Royal Navy makes a raid in an attempt to neutralise the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge. [category: Events]
  • 1919: Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet double-agent (d. 1963) [category: Births]
  • 1920: The Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) is founded in Ankara. [category: Events]
  • 1920: The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution. [category: Events]
  • 1921: Janet Blair, American actress (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1921: Warren Spahn, American baseball player (d. 2003) [category: Births]
  • 1922: Jack May, English actor (d. 1997) [category: Births]
  • 1922: Marjorie Cameron, American writer, painter, actress, and occultist (d. 1995) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Antonino Rocca, Italian wrestler (d. 1977) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Avram Davidson, American writer (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1923: Dolph Briscoe, American politician, Governor of Texas (d. 2010) [category: Births]
  • 1924: Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer, percussionist, and bandleader (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1924: Chuck Harmon, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1926: J. P. Donleavy, Irish-American author [category: Births]
  • 1926: Rifaat el-Mahgoub, Egyptian politician (d. 1990) [category: Births]
  • 1927: Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children's Day as a national holiday. [category: Events]
  • 1928: Shirley Temple, American actress and politician [category: Births]
  • 1930: Alan Oppenheimer, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1932: Halston, American fashion designer (d. 1990) [category: Births]
  • 1932: Jim Fixx, American athlete and writer (d. 1984) [category: Births]
  • 1932: The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later. [category: Events]
  • 1934: George Canseco, Filipino composer (d. 2004) [category: Births]
  • 1935: Bunky Green, American jazz saxophonist and educator [category: Births]
  • 1935: The Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted. [category: Events]
  • 1936: Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter and musician (Traveling Wilburys) (d. 1988) [category: Births]
  • 1936: Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (b. 1889) [category: Deaths]
  • 1938: S. Janaki, Indian singer [category: Births]
  • 1939: Jorge Fons, Mexican director [category: Births]
  • 1939: Lee Majors, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1939: Ray Peterson, American singer (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1940: Dale Houston, American singer (d. 2007) [category: Births]
  • 1940: Michael Copps, American Federal Government official [category: Births]
  • 1940: The Rhythm Night Club fire at a dance hall in Natchez, Mississippi, kills 198 people. [category: Events]
  • 1941: Jacqueline Boyer, French singer and actress [category: Births]
  • 1941: Michael Lynne, American film executive [category: Births]
  • 1941: Paavo Lipponen, Finnish politician and reporter, Prime Minister of Finland [category: Births]
  • 1941: World War II: The Greek government and King George II evacuate Athens before the invading Wehrmacht. [category: Events]
  • 1942: Sandra Dee, American actress (d. 2005) [category: Births]
  • 1942: World War II: Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck. [category: Events]
  • 1943: Frans Koppelaar, Dutch painter [category: Births]
  • 1943: Gail Goodrich, American basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1943: Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993) [category: Births]
  • 1943: Tony Esposito, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1944: Jean-François Stévenin, French actor [category: Births]
  • 1945: Adolf Hitler's designated successor Hermann Göring sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz. [category: Events]
  • 1946: Manuel Roxas is elected the last President of the Commonwealth of the Philippines. [category: Events]
  • 1947: Bernadette Devlin, Irish politician [category: Births]
  • 1947: Glenn Cornick, British musician (Jethro Tull and Paris) [category: Births]
  • 1948: Pascal Quignard, French author [category: Births]
  • 1948: Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor [category: Births]
  • 1949: David Cross, British violinist (King Crimson) [category: Births]
  • 1949: Joyce DeWitt, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1949: Chinese Civil War: Establishment of the People's Liberation Army Navy. [category: Events]
  • 1951: Charles G. Dawes, American banker and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865) [category: Deaths]
  • 1951: Jules Berry, French actor (b. 1883) [category: Deaths]
  • 1951: American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia. [category: Events]
  • 1952: Narada Michael Walden, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer [category: Births]
  • 1953: James Russo, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1954: Michael Moore, American filmmaker [category: Births]
  • 1955: Fumi Hirano, Japanese voice actress and essayist [category: Births]
  • 1955: Judy Davis, Australian actress [category: Births]
  • 1955: Tony Miles, English chess player (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1955: The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour. [category: Events]
  • 1957: Jan Hooks, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1957: Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer [category: Births]
  • 1957: Neville Brody, English graphic designer, typographer, and art director [category: Births]
  • 1958: Gene Scheer, American opera librettist and songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1958: Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic composer [category: Births]
  • 1958: Ryan Walter, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1960: Claude Julien, Canadian ice hockey player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1960: Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (d. 1991) [category: Births]
  • 1960: Valerie Bertinelli, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1961: Dirk Bach, German actor (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1961: George Lopez, American actor and comedian [category: Births]
  • 1961: Terry Gordy, American wrestler (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1961: Algiers putsch by French generals. [category: Events]
  • 1962: John Hannah, Scottish actor [category: Births]
  • 1963: Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic powerlifter [category: Births]
  • 1963: Paul Belmondo, French actor and race car driver [category: Births]
  • 1965: George Adamski, Polish-American author, teacher, and ufologist (b. 1891) [category: Deaths]
  • 1966: Jim Stynes, Irish-Australian footballer (d. 2012) [category: Births]
  • 1967: Kim Hee-ae, South Korean actress [category: Births]
  • 1967: Melina Kanakaredes, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1967: Rheal Cormier, Canadian baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1967: Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) is a manned spaceflight, Launched into orbit carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov. [category: Events]
  • 1968: Ken McRae, Canadian ice hockey player and coach [category: Births]
  • 1968: Princess Aisha bint Al Hussein [category: Births]
  • 1968: Princess Zein bint Al Hussein [category: Births]
  • 1968: Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, committed the Oklahoma City Bombing (d. 2001) [category: Births]
  • 1968: Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university. [category: Events]
  • 1969: Arthur Phillips, American author [category: Births]
  • 1969: Byron Thames, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1969: Martin López-Zubero, Spanish swimmer [category: Births]
  • 1969: Richard Wolstencroft, Australian filmmaker [category: Births]
  • 1969: Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast [category: Births]
  • 1970: Andrew Gee, Australian rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1970: Dennis Culp, American singer-songwriter and trombonist (Five Iron Frenzy and Brave Saint Saturn) [category: Births]
  • 1970: Hans Välimäki, Finnish cook [category: Births]
  • 1970: Sadao Abe, Japanese actor [category: Births]
  • 1970: Scott Bairstow, Canadian actor [category: Births]
  • 1971: Charmaine Sinclair, English model [category: Births]
  • 1971: Uli Herzner, German-American fashion designer [category: Births]
  • 1971: Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army and Razakars massacred approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). [category: Events]
  • 1972: Erik Qualman, American author & keynote speaker [category: Births]
  • 1972: Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer, actress, model, and fashion designer [category: Births]
  • 1972: Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet [category: Births]
  • 1972: Sonya Smith, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1973: Patrick Poulin, French-Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1974: Barry Watson, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1974: Carlos Dengler, American musician (Interpol) [category: Births]
  • 1974: Michael Kerr, New Zealand-German rugby player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Bobby Shaw, American football player [category: Births]
  • 1975: Jónsi, Icelandic musician and singer (Sigur Rós and Jónsi & Alex) [category: Births]
  • 1975: William Hartnell, English actor (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 1976: Aaron and Bryce Dessner, American musicians (The National) [category: Births]
  • 1977: Andruw Jones, Curaçaoan baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1977: John Cena, American wrestler and actor [category: Births]
  • 1977: John Oliver, English comedian [category: Births]
  • 1977: Kal Penn, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1977: Lee Young-Pyo, Korean footballer [category: Births]
  • 1977: Willie Mitchell, Canadian ice hockey player [category: Births]
  • 1979: Barry Fratelli, Scottish bassist (The Fratellis) [category: Births]
  • 1979: Jaime King, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1979: Joanna Krupa, Polish-American model and actress [category: Births]
  • 1979: Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer (The Rasmus) [category: Births]
  • 1979: Samppa Lajunen, Finnish Nordic combined athlete [category: Births]
  • 1979: Yana Gupta, Indian actress and model [category: Births]
  • 1979: Blair Peach, New Zealand teacher and activist (b. 1946) [category: Deaths]
  • 1981: Chris Sharma, American rock climber [category: Births]
  • 1981: Sean Henn, American baseball player [category: Births]
  • 1981: Seka Aleksic, Serbian singer, actress, and fashion designer [category: Births]
  • 1981: Josep Pla, Catalan journalist and writer (b. 1897) [category: Deaths]
  • 1983: Aaron Hill, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1983: Daniela Hantuchová, Slovakian tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1983: Taio Cruz, English singer-songwriter and producer [category: Births]
  • 1983: Buster Crabbe, American swimmer and actor (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 1984: Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess player [category: Births]
  • 1984: Red Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet) (b. 1923) [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: Angel Locsin, Filipina actress [category: Births]
  • 1985: Sam Ervin, American politician (b. 1896) [category: Deaths]
  • 1985: Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months. [category: Events]
  • 1986: Jessica Stam, Canadian model [category: Births]
  • 1986: Sven Kramer, Dutch speedskater [category: Births]
  • 1986: Harold Arlen, American composer (b. 1905) [category: Deaths]
  • 1986: Jim Laker, English cricketer (b. 1922) [category: Deaths]
  • 1986: Otto Preminger, Austrian director (b. 1906) [category: Deaths]
  • 1987: Boaz Mauda, Israeli singer-songwriter [category: Births]
  • 1987: Emily Fox, American cup stacker and basketball player [category: Births]
  • 1987: John Boye, Ghanaian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Erica Mer, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1988: Lenka Wienerová, Slovak tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1988: Molly Burnett, American actress [category: Births]
  • 1988: Prince Buaben, Ghanaian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Signe Ronka, Canadian figure skater and actress [category: Births]
  • 1988: Stephanie Houghton, English Female Footballer [category: Births]
  • 1988: Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer [category: Births]
  • 1989: Anastasia Baranova, Russian-American actress [category: Births]
  • 1989: Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player [category: Births]
  • 1990: Dev Patel, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1990: Matthew Underwood, American actor [category: Births]
  • 1990: Pikky Ya France, Namibian cricketer [category: Births]
  • 1990: Paulette Goddard, American actress (b. 1910) [category: Deaths]
  • 1990: Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations. [category: Events]
  • 1991: Nathan Baker, English Footballer [category: Births]
  • 1991: Johnny Thunders, American singer-songwriter and musician (New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers) (b. 1952) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: Syd tha Kyd, American singer, producer and DJ [category: Births]
  • 1992: Satyajit Ray, Indian filmmaker (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 1992: Tanka Prasad Acharya, Nepalese statesman (b. 1912) [category: Deaths]
  • 1993: Rina Chikano, Japanese singer (AKB48) [category: Births]
  • 1993: César Chávez, American labor activist (b. 1927) [category: Deaths]
  • 1993: Eritreans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia in a United Nations-monitored referendum. [category: Events]
  • 1993: Sri Lankan politician Lalith Athulathmudali is assassinated while addressing a gathering, approximately 4 weeks ahead of the Provincial Council elections for the Western Province. [category: Events]
  • 1995: Douglas Lloyd Campbell, Canadian politician (b. 1895) [category: Deaths]
  • 1995: Howard Cosell, American attorney and sportscaster (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 1995: John C. Stennis, American politician (b. 1904) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: Charlie Rowe, English actor [category: Births]
  • 1996: Jean Victor Allard, Canadian military officer (b. 1913) [category: Deaths]
  • 1996: P. L. Travers, Australian author (b. 1899) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Alex Ferris, Canadian actor [category: Births]
  • 1997: Denis Compton, English cricketer (b. 1918) [category: Deaths]
  • 1997: Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed. [category: Events]
  • 1998: James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician (b. 1907) [category: Deaths]
  • 1998: Thanassis Skordalos, Greek musician and composer (b. 1920) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (b. 1910) [category: Deaths]
  • 2003: James H. Critchfield, American CIA officer (b. 1917) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Al Grassby, Australian immigration minister (b. 1928) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Earl Wilson, American baseball player (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Australian politician (b. 1911) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: John Mills, English actor (b. 1908) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Robert Farnon, Canadian composer and conductor (b. 1917) [category: Deaths]
  • 2005: Romano Scarpa, Italian comic artist (b. 1927) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Johnnie Checketts, New Zealand pilot (b. 1912) [category: Deaths]
  • 2006: Phil Walden, American record executive and manager, co-founder of Capricorn Records (b. 1940) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician (b. 1931) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: David Halberstam, American journalist and author (b. 1934) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Paul Erdman, American economist and author (b. 1932) [category: Deaths]
  • 2007: Peter Randall, English soldier, George Medal recipient (b. 1930) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill, English hereditary peer and businessman (b. 1921) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: John Sullivan, English writer (b. 1946) [category: Deaths]
  • 2011: Tom King, American songwriter and musician (The Outsiders and The Starfires) (b. 1943) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Chris Ethridge, American musician and songwriter (The Flying Burrito Brothers) (b. 1947) [category: Deaths]
  • 2012: Tommy Marth, American saxophone player and writer (The Killers) (b. 1978) [category: Deaths]
  • 215_bc: A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene. [category: Events]
  • _: Adalbert of Prague [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: April 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Canada Book Day (Canada) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Christian Feast Day: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: George [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Gerard of Toul [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Independence Day (Conch Republic, Key West, Florida) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: La Diada de Sant Jordi (Catalonia, Spain) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: National Sovereignty and Children's Day (Turkey and Northern Cyprus) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: St George's Day and its related observances: [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: UN English Language Day (United Nations) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: Vinalia urbana, (Roman Empire) [category: Holidays and observances]
  • _: World Book Day [category: Holidays and observances]