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April 23rd In Pop Culture History

They (the knights of the Round Table) had as their patron saint St. George, because he was the only one of all the saints who was a horseman.

He is the Patron Saint of cavalry from which the word Chivalry is derived, and the special saint of England.

1516 - A Beer Purity Law was put into law still in effect today in Germany. It was decreed on April 23, 1516, by Munich's Duke Wilhelm, protecting the country’s beer drinkers from contaminants, chemicals and any other additives that unsavory merchants might have thought of adding.

1564 - William Shakespeare was born. He went on to write 38 plays and invent dozens of English words.

1635 - The first public school in the Americas, the Boston Latin School, was founded in Boston.

1916 - The Chicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park (now Wrigley Field).

1940 - Rhythm Club Fire (or The Natchez Dance Hall Holocaust) Natchez, Mississippi killed 198 people.

1940 - A leak-proof flashlight battery (the Ray-o-Vac) was patented (#2,198,423) by Herman Anthony.

1961 - Judy Garland performed at Carnegie Hall, the performance is often called "the greatest night in showbiz history."

1977 - #1 Hit April 23, 1977 - April 29, 1977: Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way

1982 - The Sword and the Sorcerer was released in theaters.

1983 - #1 Hit April 23, 1983 - April 29, 1983: Dexys Midnight Runners - Come On Eileen

1985 - Coca-Cola changed its formula and released 'New Coke'.

1988 - #1 Hit April 23, 1988 - May 6, 1988: Whitney Houston - Where Do Broken Hearts Go

1994 - Physicists at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory discovered the subatomic particle called the top quark.

2002 - Year of the Comet and Newsies debuted in theaters.

2004 - 13 Going on 30 was released in theaters.

2005 - First YouTube video was uploaded, titled "Me at the zoo".

April 23rd Celebrity Birthdays

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Poet/Playwright, William Shakespeare (1564, d.1616)
U.S. President, James Buchanan (1791)
Musician, Violet Gordon-Woodhouse (1872, d.1951)
Director, Frank Borzage (1893, d.1952)
Actor, Basil Sydney (1894)
Actor, George Renevant (1894)
Musician, Cow Cow Davenport (1894)
Actor, Harold French (1897)
Actor, John Wengraf (1897)
Director, Joseph Green (1900)
Actor, Duncan Renaldo (1904)
Actor, Leslie French (1904)
Actor, Marcel Hillaire (1906)
Photographer, Lee Miller (1907)
Director, Ronald Neame (1911)
Actress, Simone Simon (1911, d.2005)
Actor, John Hubbard (1914)
Model, Dorian Leigh (1917, d.2008)
Actress, Janet Blair (1921)
Actor, Antonino Rocca (1922)
Actress, Shirley Temple (1928, d.2014)
Actor, Alan Oppenheimer (1930)
Fashion designer, Halston (1932)
Musician, Bunky Green (1935)
Actress, Estelle Harris (1936)
Musician, Roy Orbison (1936, d.1988)
Actor, David Birney (1939)
Musician, Ray Peterson (1939)
Actor, Lee Majors (1939)
Musician, Jacqueline Boyer (1941)
Actress, Sandra Dee (1942, d.2005)
Actor, Herve Villechaize (1943, d.1993)
Actor, Bob van Toll (1943)
Director, Niklaus Schilling (1944)
Musician, Saskia (1947)
Musician, Glenn Cornick (1947)
Actress, Tessa Wyatt (1948)
Actor, Serge Theriault (1948)
Actress, Blair Brown (1949)
Musician, John Miles (1949)
Actress, Joyce DeWitt (1949)
Actor, Lionel Johnston (1952)
Musician, Narada (1952)
Who's The Boss character, Tony Maselli (1952)
Actor, James Russo (1953)
Filmmaker, Michael Moore (1954)
Musician, Captain Sensible (1955)
Actress, Judy Davis (1955)
Musician, Mike Smith (1955)
TV host, Su Ingle (1955)
Actress, Jan Hooks (1957)
Musician, Steve Clark (1960)
Actress, Valerie Bertinelli (1960)
Wrestler, Terry Gordy (1961, d.2001)
Actor, George Lopez (1961)
Actor, John Hannah (1962)
Actor, Dan Frischman (1964)
Musician, Gen (1964)
Musician, Brent Muskat (1967)
Actress, Melina Kanakaredes (1967)
Terrorist, Timothy McVeigh (1968, d.2001)
Actor, Scott Bairstow (1970)
Musician, Dennis Bayne Culp (1970)
Model, Charmaine Sinclair (1971)
Musician, Patricia Manterola (1972)
Actress, Sonya Smith (1972)
Musician, Carlos Dengler (1974)
Actor, Barry Watson (1974)
Musician, Jón Þór Birgisson, (1975)
Wrestler, John Cena (1977)
Actor, Kal Penn (1977)
Comedian, John Oliver (1977)
Musician, Barry Fratelli (1979)
Model, Yana Gupta (1979)
Actress, Jaime King (1979)
Model, Joanna Krupa (1981)
Musician, Taio Cruz (1982)
Actor, Aaron Hill (1983)
Actress, Angel Locsin (1985)
Model, Jessica Stam (1986)
Actress, Molly Burnett (1988)
Actor, Matthew Dillon Underwood (1990)
Actor, Dev Patel (1990)

In 1938, 0n young Shirley's 10th birthday, film star restaurant, CHASEN'S' batenders made a drink for the young star, alcohol and caffeine-free. The original reciper included two parts ginger ale, one part orange juice, a tablespoon of grenadine and a maraschino cherry.

Today, it is usually made from 7-Up and no orange juice.

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