April 23, 2014
Today is 113rd day of the year
253 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1564 - "William Shakespeare, English playwright"
  • 1775 - "J.M Turner, English artist"
  • 1858 - "Max Planck, German physicist"
  • 1926 - "James Donleavey, Irish novelist"
  • 1928 - "Shirley Temple, American film star"
  • 1936 - "Roy Orbison, American singer & chart topper"
  • 1939 - "Lee Majors, American film & TV actor; TV's 'Fall Guy'"
  • 1941 - "Ed Stewart, Radio DJ"
  • 1955 - "Mike Smith, Radio DJ and television presenter"
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events today

  • 1616 - "William Shakespeare, the famous English playwright, died"
  • 1661 - King Charles II was crowned the King of Great Britain & Ireland
  • 1961 - The National Census day took place in Britain
  • 1965 - The USSR launched its first communications satellite
  • 1967 - Vladimir Komarov became the first man to make two spaceflights
  • 1968 - "The first decimal coins, the 5p & 10p, were issued"
  • 1979 - "One person was killed, & many were injured, in clashes between N.F & Anti-Nazi league"
  • 1984 - The United States announced the discovery of the AIDS virus
  • 1994 - "Disgraced US president Richard Nixon died of a stroke, aged 81"
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