What Happened Today in History?
Find out what happened on 23rd April in History. There are a lot many happenings which had taken place on this date in the pages of Indian History, here we have listed some of the very important events occurred on 23rd April.
Famous Birthdays in History on this day:
- Dev Patel (born 23 April 1990) is a British actor. He is best known for playing Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle’s Slum dog Millionaire (2008), for which Patel won a number of awards, including a Critics’ Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
- Manoj Bajpai (born 23 April 1969), also credited as Manoj Bajpayee, is an Indian film actor, known for playing offbeat and unconventional roles. He first shot into fame with his breakthrough role in Ram Gopal Varma’s 1998 film Satya.
- Kushal Punjabi is an Indian film and television actor, who won the TV reality game show, Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout, the Indian version of internationally popular “Wipeout” in February 2011, taking home the prize of 5 million.
Death anniversaries on 23rd April:
- Satyajit Ray ( Shottojit Rae (help·info); 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker. He is regarded as one of the greatest auteur of 20th century cinema. Ray was born in the city of Kolkata into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature.
- Shamshad Begum (born April 14, 1919) is an Indian singer who was one of the first playback singers in the Hindi film industry. Begum was born in Amritsar, Punjab. She was a big fan of K.L. Saigal and watched Devdas 14 times. She earned 15 rupees per song and was awarded 5,000 on the completion of the contract on Xenophone, a renowned music recording company.
- Maliampurackal Chacko Punnoose, known as Navodaya Appachan (c. 1925 – 23 April 2012) was an Indian film producer, director, and entrepreneur. He is best known for his work in Malayalam cinema, especially as the founder of Navodaya Studio.
- 1616: William Shakespeare, the great poet and playwright of English literature, died on April 23.
- 2005: First video upload to YouTube.
- 1985: Cold Drinks Company Coca-Cola brought the new coke market with a new formula after being in the market for 99 years. This coke was withdrawn after three months of protests.
- 1984: Scientists Detected AIDS Virus US Health Minister Margaret Heckler announced the AIDS virus search.