No close family anniversaries. Died in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England on this date in 1616: William Shakespeare. His presumed birth date is also 23 April (1564), based on his baptism three days later. Below: publicity masthead for Oregon Shakespeare Festival‘s production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, playing June 2 – Oct. 9, 2015.
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Also, born in Santa Monica, California, on this date in 1928: that other icon of the theatrical arts — Shirley Temple. No Shakespeare, she!