April 23 in History

April 23 in Pop Culture History

April 23rd is…
Cherry Cheesecake Day
Creator Day
English Language Day
German Beer Day
Impossible Astronaut Day
Lost Dogs Awareness Day
Nose Picking Day
Laboratory Day
Lover’s Day
Movie Theatre Day
Picnic Day
St. George’s Day
Spanish Language Day
Take a Chance Day
Talk Like Shakespeare Day
World Book Day (and Night)

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“.

#1 Hit April 23, 2022 – April 29, 2022: First Class – Jack Harlow

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