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Day History: April-23

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History of Deaths


303 - [[Saint George]] -Roman soldier and martyr (b. 275)

711 - [[Childebert III]] -Frankish king (b. 670)

725 - [[Wihtred of Kent]] -(b. 670)

871 - [[Æthelred of Wessex]] -(b. 837)

997 - [[Adalbert of Prague]] -Czech bishop, missionary, and saint (b. 956)

1014 - [[Brian Boru]] -Irish king (b. 941)

1016 - [[Æthelred the Unready]] -English son of Edgar the Peaceful (b. 968)

1124 - [[Alexander I of Scotland]] -(b. 1078)

1151 - [[Adeliza of Louvain]] -(b. 1103)

1217 - [[Inge II of Norway]] -(b. 1185)

1307 - [[Joan of Acre]] -(b. 1272)

1400 - [[Aubrey de Vere, 10th Earl of Oxford]] -English politician and noblemen (b. c. 1338)

1407 - [[Olivier de Clisson]] -French soldier (b. 1326)

1605 - [[Boris Godunov]] -Russian ruler (b. 1551)

1616 - [[Garcilaso de la Vega (chronicler)|Garcilaso de la Vega]] -Peruvian historian and author (b. 1539)

1616 - [[William Shakespeare]] -English actor, playwright, and poet (b. 1564)

1625 - [[Maurice, Prince of Orange]] -(b. 1567)

1695 - [[Henry Vaughan]] -Welsh poet and author (b. 1621)

1702 - [[Margaret Fell]] -English religious leader, founded the Religious Society of Friends (b. 1614)

1781 - [[James Abercrombie (British Army general)|James Abercrombie]] -Scottish general and politician (b. 1706)

1784 - [[Solomon I of Imereti]] -(b. 1735)

1792 - [[Karl Friedrich Bahrdt]] -German theologian and author (b. 1741)

1794 - [[Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes]] -French lawyer and politician (b. 1721)

1827 - [[Georgios Karaiskakis]] -Greek general (b. 1780)

1839 - [[Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin]] -French admiral and explorer (b. 1768)

1850 - [[William Wordsworth]] -English poet and author (b. 1770)

1889 - [[Jules Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly]] -French author and critic (b. 1808)

1895 - [[Carl Ludwig]] -German physician and physiologist (b. 1815)

1905 - [[Gédéon Ouimet]] -Canadian politician, 2nd Premier of Quebec (b. 1823)

1907 - [[Alferd Packer]] -American prospector (b. 1842)

1915 - [[Rupert Brooke]] -English soldier and poet (b. 1887)

1936 - [[Teresa de la Parra]] -French-Venezuelan author (b. 1889)

1951 - [[Jules Berry]] -French actor and director (b. 1883)

1951 - [[Charles G. Dawes]] -American banker and politician, 30th Vice President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

1965 - [[George Adamski]] -Polish-American ufologist and author (b. 1891)

1966 - [[George Ohsawa]] -Japanese founder of the Macrobiotic diet (b. 1893)

1975 - [[William Hartnell]] -English actor (b. 1908)

1979 - [[Death of Blair Peach|Blair Peach]] -New Zealand-English educator and activist (b. 1946)

1981 - [[Josep Pla]] -Catalan journalist and author (b. 1897)

1983 - [[Buster Crabbe]] -American swimmer and actor (b. 1908)

1984 - [[Red Garland]] -American pianist (Miles Davis Quintet) (b. 1923)

1985 - [[Sam Ervin]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1896)

1986 - [[Harold Arlen]] -American composer (b. 1905)

1986 - [[Jim Laker]] -English cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1922)

1986 - [[Otto Preminger]] -Ukrainian-American actor, director, and producer (b. 1906)

1990 - [[Paulette Goddard]] -American actress and philanthropist (b. 1910)

1991 - [[Johnny Thunders]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (New York Dolls and The Heartbreakers) (b. 1952)

1992 - [[Satyajit Ray]] -Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1921)

1992 - [[Tanka Prasad Acharya]] -Nepalese politician, 27th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1912)

1993 - [[Cesar Chavez]] -American activist, co-founded the United Farm Workers (b. 1927)

1995 - [[Douglas Lloyd Campbell]] -Canadian farmer and politician, 13th Premier of Manitoba (b. 1895)

1995 - [[Howard Cosell]] -American lawyer and journalist (b. 1918)

1995 - [[Riho Lahi]] -Estonian journalist (b. 1904)

1995 - [[John C. Stennis]] -American lawyer and politician (b. 1904)

1996 - [[Jean Victor Allard]] -Canadian general (b. 1913)

1996 - [[P. L. Travers]] -Australian-English author and actress (b. 1899)

1997 - [[Denis Compton]] -English cricketer and footballer (b. 1918)

1998 - [[Konstantinos Karamanlis]] -Greek lawyer and politician, 172nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1907)

1998 - [[James Earl Ray]] -American assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1928)

1998 - [[Thanassis Skordalos]] -Greek singer-songwriter and Cretan lyra|lyra player (b. 1920)

2003 - [[Fernand Fonssagrives]] -French-American photographer (b. 1910)

2005 - [[Joh Bjelke-Petersen]] -New Zealand-Australian politician, 31st Premier of Queensland (b. 1911)

2005 - [[Robert Farnon]] -Canadian-English trumpet player, composer and conductor (b. 1917)

2005 - [[Al Grassby]] -Australian journalist and politician (b. 1928)

2005 - [[John Mills]] -English actor, singer and producer (b. 1908)

2005 - [[Romano Scarpa]] -Italian author and illustrator (b. 1927)

2005 - [[Earl Wilson (baseball)|Earl Wilson]] -American baseball player, coach and educator (b. 1934)

2006 - [[Phil Walden]] -American record producer and manager, co-founder of Capricorn Records (b. 1940)

2007 - [[Paul Erdman]] -Canadian-American economist and author (b. 1932)

2007 - [[David Halberstam]] -American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)

2007 - [[Peter Randall (GM)|Peter Randall]] -English sergeant (b. 1930)

2007 - [[Boris Yeltsin]] -Russian politician, 1st President of Russia (b. 1931)

2010 - [[Peter Porter (poet)|Peter Porter]] -Australian-born British poet (b. 1929)

2011 - [[Tom King (musician)|Tom King]] -American guitarist and songwriter (The Outsiders (American band)|The Outsiders and The Starfires (Cleveland band)|The Starfires) (b. 1943)

2011 - [[Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill]] -English businessman and politician (b. 1921)

2011 - [[John Sullivan (writer)|John Sullivan]] -English screenwriter and producer (b. 1946)

2012 - [[Lillemor Arvidsson]] -Swedish union leader and politician, 34th List of governors of Gotland County|Governor of Gotland (b. 1943)

2012 - [[Billy Bryans]] -Canadian drummer, songwriter and producer (The Parachute Club and Downchild Blues Band) (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Chris Ethridge]] -American bass player and songwriter (The Flying Burrito Brothers and International Submarine Band) (b. 1947)

2012 - [[Tommy Marth]] -American saxophonist (b. 1978)

2012 - [[Raymond Thorsteinsson]] -Canadian geologist and paleontologist (b. 1921)

2012 - [[LeRoy T. Walker]] -American football player and coach (b. 1918)

2013 - [[Colonial Affair]] -American race horse (b. 1990)

2013 - [[Shamshad Begum]] -Indian singer (b. 1919)

2013 - [[Bob Brozman]] -American guitarist (R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders) (b. 1954)

2013 - [[Robert W. Edgar]] -American educator and politician (b. 1943)

2013 - [[Tony Grealish]] -English footballer (b. 1956)

2013 - [[Norman Jones (actor)|Norman Jones]] -English actor (b. 1932)

2013 - [[Antonio Maccanico]] -Italian banker and politician (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Frank W. J. Olver]] -English-American mathematician and academic (b. 1924)

2013 - [[Kathryn Wasserman Davis]] -American philanthropist and scholar (b. 1907)

2014 - [[Benjamín Brea]] -Spanish-Venezuelan saxophonist, clarinet player, and conductor (Los Cañoneros) (b. 1946)

2014 - [[Michael Glawogger]] -Austrian director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (b. 1959)

2014 - [[Connie Marrero]] -Cuban baseball player and coach (b. 1911)

2014 - [[F. Michael Rogers]] -American general (b. 1921)

2014 - [[Mark Shand]] -English conservationist and author (b. 1951)

2014 - [[Patric Standford]] -English composer and educator (b. 1939)

2015 - [[Richard Corliss]] -American journalist and critic (b. 1944)

2015 - [[Ray Jackson (Aboriginal activist)|Ray Jackson]] -Australian activist (b. 1941)

2015 - [[Pierre Claude Nolin]] -Canadian lawyer and politician, Speaker of the Senate (Canada)|Speaker of the Canadian Senate (b. 1950)

2015 - [[Jim Steffen]] -American football player (b. 1936)

2015 - [[Sawyer Sweeten]] -American actor (b. 1995)

2015 - [[Francis Tsai]] -American author and illustrator (b. 1967)

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