Friday 23 April 1943
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include [Gerardus] Bob van Toll and Carmen von Thyssen.
Sherlock Holmes in Washington, directed by Roy William Neill, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
while Mrs. Parkington by Louis Bromfield 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
- [Gerardus] Bob van Toll: Actor / interpreter / director (Pastorale 1943).
- Carmen von Thyssen: Barcelona, Spain -- Baroness.
- Hugh Davies: Composer.
- Tony Esposito in Ontario: Canada; NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks).
- Herve Villechaize: French actor (d. 1993).
- Gert-Jan Dröge: Dutch television presenter, producer, actor, journalist and writer who mainly became known from his society programme "Glamourland" on AVRO television. He was noted for his satirical approach in the show.
- Tony Esposito: Canadian hockey player with the NHL. Goalie with the Montreal Canadiens (1968-69) and Chicago Black Hawks (1969-83).
- Johnnie Casson: English comedian
- Gail Goodrich: American basketball player and coach
- Frans Koppelaar: Dutch painter
- Delano Meriwether: American runner and physician
- Hervé Villechaize: French-American actor (d. 1993)
- British and US offensive directed at Tunis / Bizerta
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