April 23 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
St. George's Day United kingdom Observance
World Book and Copyright Day - International
World Book and Copyright Day United states United nations observance
English Language Day - International
English Language Day United states United nations observance
German Beer Day Germany Observance
National Talk Like Shakespeare Day - Weird
National Picnic Day - Weird
National Take a Chance Day - Weird
National Cherry Cheesecake Day - Weird
National Lost Dogs Awareness Day - Weird
Language Day Colombia Observance
Eid al-Fitr Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Eid-e-Fetr (Additional Holiday) Iran National holiday
Eid al-Fitr holiday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Hari Raya Puasa Day 2 Malaysia Federal public holiday
Eidul-Fitar Philippines Regular holiday
Eid al-Fitr Holiday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
National Sovereignty and Children's Day Turkey National holiday
Ramadan Feast Turkey National holiday
Turkmen Racing Horse Festival Turkmenistan Observance
Eid ul Fitr Day Two Maldives Public holiday
St George's Feast Holy see (vatican city) National holiday
Day of Turks Kosovo Observance
St George's Day Spain (Catalonia) Local observance
Castile and León Day Spain (Castile-leon) Local holiday
Shakespeare Day United kingdom Observance
Eid el Fitr Day 2 Egypt National holiday
Id el Fitr additional holiday Nigeria Public holiday
Impossible Astronaut Day - Unofficial
Lover's Day - Unofficial
World Pinhole Photography Day - Unofficial

Historical Events on April 23

  • 1635: In Boston, Massachusetts, the very first U.S public school is founded. It’s called Boston Latin School.
  • 1655: The Siege of Santo Domingo starts on this day. However, it would end up failing just 7 days later.
  • 1660: Poland and Sweden sign the Treaty of Oliva.
  • 1661: King Charles II of England is crowned in Westminster Abbey on this day.
  • 1914: The first game of baseball is held at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. At the time, this field is known as Weeghman Park.
  • 1918: The British Royal Navy attacks the Belgian port of Bruges-Zeebrugge in an attempt to destroy it.
  • 1940: Almost 200 people are killed when a fire breaks out at the Rhythm Club in Natchez, Mississippi.
  • 1942: The cities of Exeter, York and Bath are bombed by German bombers during the Baedeker Blitz of World War II. These raids are a direct retaliation for the British attacking Lubeck.
  • 1945: Adolf Hitler replaces Hermann Göring with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Donitz when Goring asks Hitler if he could take leadership of the Third Reich.
  • 1968: Students take over Columbia University in New York City during a protest and shut it down.
  • 1985: Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. However, after the initial response is negative, the switch back to the original formula in under 3 months.
  • 2005: The very first YouTube video titled “Me at the Zoo” is published by the user named Jawed.
  • 2013: Violence breaks out in Hawija, Iraq and results in more than seventy people being injured and almost thirty people killed.

Famous Birthdays on April 23

  • American lawyer and 15thS President, James Buchanan is born in 1791.
  • Danish physician and Nobel Prize laureate, Johannes Fibiger is born in 1867.
  • American actress, singer, dancer and diplomat, Shirley Temple is born in 1928.
  • American singer-songwriter Roy Orbison is born in 1936.
  • American actor Lee Majors is born in 1939.
  • American actress and model, Sandra Dee is born in 1942.
  • American director Michael Moore is born in 1954.
  • Australian actress Judy Davis is born in 1955.

Hanukkah

Blue Monday

Chinese New Year

Purim

Ramadan

Easter Monday

Arbor Day