April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 252 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 23rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 23rd in history!
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- World Book Day.
- English Language Day.
- World Book Night
- National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
- German Beer Day
- English Language Day
- National Lost Dog Awareness Day
- International Marconi Day
What Happened On This Day – April 23
2005: The first YouTube video is posted
The 18-second clip “Me at the zoo” shows co-founder Jawed Karim at San Diego Zoo. It has been viewed more than 13 million times (2014).
1988: Kanellos Kanellopoulos flies across the Aegean Sea in a human-powered aircraft
The Greek Olympic cyclist flew a record-breaking 115 km (71 mi) from Crete to Santorini in the MIT Daedalus aircraft, which was named after the mythological inventor of aviation.
1985: Coca-Cola releases New Coke
The new formula was so unpopular that the original Coke was re-introduced as Coca-Cola Classic soon afterward.
1984: The discovery of the virus causing AIDS is announced
French virologists Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of the HIV virus.
1971: The Rolling Stones release Sticky Fingers
The album is often considered one of the British rock band’s best. It includes hits like “Brown Sugar” and ”Wild Horses”.
2005: On 23rd April 2005 the first ever YouTube video was uploaded by co-founder Jawed Karim. He posted an 18-second video, titled “Me at the zoo.” Since then it has gained over 100 million views.
1987: An IRA member squats on patrol in West Belfast as women and children approach.
1985: Coca-Cola releases New Coke. The new formula was so unpopular that the original Coke was re-introduced as Coca-Cola Classic soon afterwards.
1984: The discovery of the virus causing AIDS is announced in 1984.
1937: RMS Empress of Britain steaming up the St Lawrence River near Quebec, 1937. She would be torpedoed and sunk three years later.
1930: Mexican Army officer in 1930 training with gas masks
1917: The German ambassador in the USA, count Bernstorff, 1917 or earlier,
1661: English king Charles II was crowned in London in 1661.
Births On This Day, April 23
1936: Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter
1928: Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, dancer
1891: Sergei Prokofiev, Russian pianist, composer, conductor
1858: Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1791: James Buchanan, American politician, 15th President of the United States
John Cena was born.
Dev Patel was born.
Gigi Hadid was born.
Deaths On This Day, April 23
2007: Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician, 1st President of Russia
1998: Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician, 3rd President of Greece
1993: Cesar Chavez, American activist
1992: Satyajit Ray, Indian director, producer, screenwriter
1616: William Shakespeare, English playwright, actor
William Shakespeare died.
Satyajit Ray died.
William Wordsworth died.