Charles Nelson Reilly's Death

Charles Nelson Reilly, a Best Featured Actor Tony winner for Bye Bye Birdie, dies of pneumonia at age 76.

Noel Coward

Noel Coward, playwright (Tonight At 8:30, Present Laughter), songwriter and elegant raconteur, is born on this date.

William Shakespeare's Death

William Shakespeare dies on the same date he was born. His last surviving descendant, Elizabeth Hall, would die in 1670.

Shakespeare's Birthday

April 23 is the generally accepted birthdate of playwright William Shakespeare, born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.