Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 23, include:
- Army Reserves Birthday
- Canada Book Day
- Impossible Astronaut Day
- International Marconi Day
- International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day
- Movie Theatre Day
- National Cherry Cheesecake Day
- National English Muffin Day
- National Lost Dog Awareness Day
- National Picnic Day
- Saint George's Day
- Take A Chance Day
- Talk Like Shakespeare Day
- UN English Language Day
- World Book and Copyright Day (also known as World Book Day or International Day of the Book)
- World Book Night
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 23, are:
- Administrative Professional's Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Week of April)
- Air Quality Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
- Bed Bug Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
- Cleaning for a Reason Week - April 18-24
- Consumer Awareness Week - April 18-23
- Fibroid Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Fourth Week in April)
- Global Youth Service Days - April 21-23, 2017
- Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah - Evening of April 23, 2017 to Evening of April 24, 2017
- Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 23-30, 2017 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)
- Just Pray No! Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting - April 22-23, 2017
- Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Third Full Week of April)
- Money Smart Week - April 22-29, 2017
- National Dance Week - April 23-29, 2017
- National Egg Salad Week - April 17-23, 2017 (Movable Week observed the week after Easter)
- National Environmental Education Week - April 23-29, 2017
- National Infertility Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
- National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week of April)
- National Organ / Tissue Donor Awareness Week - April 17-23, 2017 (Last Week of April)
- National Princess Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week of April)
- National Volunteer Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Week of April)
- Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives in the Line of Duty Week - April 18-23
- Preservation Week - April 23-29, 2017
- Sky Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week in April)
- Spring Astronomy Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Week that has Spring Astronomy Day in it)
- UN Global Road Safety Week - April 23-29
2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 23, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.
- A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
- If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
- Fiddler's Frolic - April 20-23, 2017
- Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 14-16, 2017 and Weekend Two April 21-23, 2017 in Indio, California
- Texas Sandfest - April 21-23, 2017 in Port Aransas, Texas is one of the largest sand sculpture competitions in the world!
The Astrological Sign for April 23 is Taurus.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:
- Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
- Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.
The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.
- 1621 - William Penn, English admiral and politician (d. 1670)
- 1791 - James Buchanan, American politican, 15th President of the U.S. from 1857-1861) (d. 1868)
- 1928 - Shirley Temple, American actress, singer, dancer and diplomat (d. 2014)
- 1936 - Roy Orbison, American singer-songwriter (Traveling Wilburys) (Pretty Woman) (d. 1988)
- 1939 - Lee Majors, American actor ($6 Million Dollar Man, The Fall Guy)
- 1949 - Joyce DeWitt, American actress (Three's Company)
- 1960 - Valerie Bertinelli, American actress (One Day at a Time, Hot in Cleveland)
- 1961 - George Lopez, American actor, comedian, and talk show host
- 1966 - Tommy DeCarlo, American singer (Boston)
- 1967 - Melina Kanakaredes, American actress (CSI: New York)
- 1979 - Jaime King, American actress and model (Pearl Harbor, Hart of Dixie
- 303 - Saint George, Roman soldier and martyr. Patron saint of many lands including England (b. 275)
- 1616 - William Shakespeare, English playwright, poet, and actor (b 1564)
- 1850 - William Wordsworth, English poet (b. 1770)
- 1951 - Charles G. Dawes, 30th U.S. Vice President, banker, politician, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)
- 1993 - Cesar Chavez, American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (b. 1927)
- 1995 - Howard Cosell, American lawyer, journalist, sportscaster (Monday Night Football) (b. 1918)
- 2007 - Boris Yeltsin, 1st President of Russia (b. 1931)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 1956 - C.S. Lewis, novelist and poet, (Chronicles of Narnia) marries Joy Davidman in Oxford, England
- 1992 - British Princess Anne, and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years
Quote of the Day
Some great advice from William Shakespeare who died on this day, April 23, 1616!
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
April is Emotional Overeating Awareness Month. Ending emotional eating, is about developing Healthy Diet Habits in your life! Emotional eating is a habit, and habits CAN BE changed!
Here are some tips and steps to take to end emotional eating, from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
- 1635 - The 1st U.S. public school, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts
- 1851 - Canada issues its 1st postage stamps
- 1861 - Robert E. Lee is named the commander of Virginia Confederate forces
- 1891 - Jews are expelled from Moscow, Russia
- 1904 - The American Academy of Arts & Letters forms
- 1949 - During the Chinese Civil War, the People's Liberation Army Navy is established
- 1962 - The 1st U.S. satellite to reach the moon is launched
- 1968 - The United Methodist Church forms
- 1984 - The AIDS virus is identified (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
- 1985 - Coca-Cola changes its formula and New Coke debuts - they change back to their original formula after less than 3 months
- 1990 - Namibia becomes the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations and the 160th member of the United Nations
- 1995 - U.S. President Clinton declares a National Day of Mourning for Oklahoma City
This Day in Music
- 1963 - Jan & Dean recorded 'Surf City'.
- 1971 - The Rolling Stones released their album 'Sticky Fingers'.
- 1985 - The 'We Are the World' album was released
- 1988 - Prince released the single 'Alphabet St.'
- 1988 - Whitney Houston hits # 1 on the U.S. charts with 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go'.
- 1993 - 'Tommy', a musical from Peter Townshend of the British group, The Who, premieres in NYC
- 1997 - The Four Tops received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Above, is Whitney Houston's, 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go', which hit #1 on this day in 1988. What an amazing voice!
This Day in Sports
- 1939 - Ted Williams, of the Boston Red Sox, hits his 1st Home Run
- 1950 - 1st major league day game completed under lights
- 1954 - Hank Aaron hits hit 1st of 755 home runs
- 1962 - NY Mets win their 1st game ever after going 0-9
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (usually pejorative) One who loves or worships the works of William Shakespeare.
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