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April 23

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1998James Earl Ray, confessed assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., dies in a Nashville hospital at age 70.
1995ABC-TV sportscaster Howard Cosell dies in New York at age 77.
1990Namibia joins the United Nations.
1985After 99 years of success, Coca-Cola executives announce they are changing the formula, calling it New Coke. (It failed to win the hearts of consumers, so the old formula was brought back.)
1969Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy of New York.
1964Ken Johnson, of the Houston Astros, pitches a no-hitter, only to lose the game to Cincinnati 1-0 due to errors.
1941Greece surrenders to Italy and Germany during WWII.
1910The International Exposition opens in Brussells, Belgium.
1861The Maryland state song, Maryland, My Maryland, is composed.
1772Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes La Marseillaise, the French national anthem.
1661Charles II, The Merry Monarch, is crowned King of England.
1616  Spanish writer Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, dies.

Born today:

1960  Valerie Bertinelli - actress, wife of guitarist Eddie Van Halen

1960  Steve Clark - guitarist (Def Leppard)

1957  Jan Hooks - actress, comedienne

1952  Narada Michael Walden - drummer (Mahavishnu Orchestra)

1949  Joyce DeWitt - actress

1944  Tony Esposito - hockey player, Hall of Famer

1943  Herve Villechaize - actor

1942  Sandra Dee - actress

1941  David Birney - actor

1940  Lee Majors - actor

1937  Don Massengale - golf champion

1936  Roy Orbison - singer

1932  Halston - fashion designer

1930  Alan Oppenheimer - actor

1928  Shirley Temple Black - actress

1873  Sergei Rachmaninoff - pianist, composer

1791  James Buchanan - 15th US president

1731  William Williams - Declaration of Independence signer

1564  William Shakespeare - playwright



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