April 23 in History
1597April 23, 1597:
1661April 23, 1661: Coronation ceremony is held for Charles II to become the King of England, Ireland, and Scotland. He takes over from Charles I.
1702April 23, 1702: Queen Anne officially becomes the Queen of Ireland, Scotland, and England. The event takes place at the famous Westminster Abbey.
1931April 23, 1931:
1964April 23, 1964:
"Blues for Mr Charlie", a play by American writer, James Baldwin, is performed for the first time. The play is slightly inspired by the murder of teenager, Emmett Till, prior to the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.
1975April 23, 1975:
The city of London hosts the original production of the play titled "No Man's Land". The play was written by British playwright, Harold Pinter.
1976April 23, 1976:
American band, The Ramones, releases their self-named first album. The album includes songs like "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" and "53rd & 3rd".
- April 23, 1976:
Popular English band, The Rolling Stones, releases their album “Black And Blue”.
1993April 23, 1993:
A musical by Peter Townshend titled "Tommy" makes its Broadway debut. It would win the “Best Musical Show Album” at the Grammy Awards later that year.
2001April 23, 2001:
American band, Metallica, begins recording of their eighth album titled “St. Anger”. It contains popular singles like "Some Kind of Monster" and "The Unnamed Feeling".