23 April

23 April

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!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • 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

Historic Events

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.

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.

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.

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

Mexican Army officer in 1930 training with gas masks

1917: The German ambassador in the USA, count Bernstorff, 1917 or earlier,

The German ambassador in the USA, count Bernstorff, 1917 or earlier,

1661: English king Charles II was crowned in London in 1661.

Famous Birthdays

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.

Heartbreaking Deaths

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.


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