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 Roy Orbison and Elias [Etienne Michiels].
Things to Come, directed by William Cameron Menzies, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1936
while Sparkenbroke by Charles Morgan 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
- 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.
- 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).
- Teresa de la Parra: Venezuelan writer (Born 1889).
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