Monday 23 April 1928
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Shirley Temple and Jean Valleix.
The Man Who Laughs, directed by Paul Leni, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
while Claire Ambler by Booth Tarkington was one of the best selling books.
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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
- Shirley Temple: Movie Actress.
- Jean Valleix
- Bill Cotton: CEO (Noel Gay TV).
- Shirley Black: American actress, child actress, the most famous in history from age three, and politician.
- Shirley Temple-Black: Santa Monica Actor.
- Shirley Temple Black in Santa Monica: California, USA; child actress (Heidi)/ambassador (United Nations).
- Okke Jager: Dutch theologist / writer / poet.
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