Thursday 23 April 1936
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Elias [Etienne Michiels] and Estelle Harris.
Things to Come, directed by William Cameron Menzies, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
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- Saint Gerard (d.1138)
- UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
- Independence Day for the Conch Republic
- National Beer Day in Germany
- Feast Day of Saint George: Patron saint and National Day of England
- Patron saint of the Spanish region of Arag=n
- Celebrated as St. Jordi's Day in Catalonia, presents of books and roses. See above.
- Catalonia - Lover's Day. Men receive a book as a gift from their romantic interest, while women receive roses. The book is in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
- Saint Adalbert of Prague
- Jurgi festival, in ancient Latvia
- Elias [Etienne Michiels]: Flemish painter.
- Estelle Harris: Actress (Estelle Castanza-Seinfeld).
- Joseph Willaert: Flemish painter.
- Roy Orbison in Vernon: Texas, USA; rocker ("Pretty Woman", "Only The Lonely") (dies 1988).
- Roy Orbison: American singer and rock and roll songwriter with an original style and stunning tenor voice that earned him the name "The Caruso of Rock.
- Teresa de la Parra: Venezuelan writer (Born 1889).
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