23 April

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by J. M. W. Turner, born on 23 April 1775

The most remarkable thing about man’s dreams is that they all come true; this has always been the case, though no one would care to admit it.

Halldór Laxness, born 23 April 1902, Sun in Taurus, Moon and Ascendant in Scorpio, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998) “Human beings, in point of fact, are lonely by nature, and one should feel sorry for them and love them and mourn with them. It is certain that people would understand one another better and love one another more if they would admit to one another how lonely they were, how sad they were in their tormented, anxious longings and feeble hopes.”

 

Other celebrities born today:

J. M. W. Turner, Sun Taurus, Moon Aquarius, Ascendant Capricorn, English painter (London,  April 23,  1775 – 19 December 1851)

Ruggiero Leoncavallo (2.1) Italian composer  (Naples, Italy,   April 23, 1857 – 9 August 1919)

Sergei Prokofiev (2.7.7) Russian composer ( Russian, April 23, 1891 – 5 March 1953)

Marjorie Cameron (2.12) American writer, painter, actress and occultist (Belle Plaine, Iowa, April 23, 1922)

Narada Michael Walden (2.1) American musician and producer (April 23, 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Jón Þór Birgisson (2.6) Icelandic musician and singer (Sigur Rós) (born April 23, 1975

Sandra Dee (2.4.1) American actress (New Jersey, US, April 23, 1942 – February 20, 2005)

1484 – Julius Caesar Scaliger, Italian philosopher (d. 1558)

1500 – Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565)

1516 – Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)

1628 – Johann van Waveren Hudde, Dutch mathematician (d. 1704)

1715 – Johann Friedrich Doles, German composer and pupil of J.S. Bach (d. 1797)

1746 – Félix Vicq-d’Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)

1792 – John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)

1794 – Wei Yuan, Chinese scholar (d. 1856)

1805 – Johann Karl Friedrich Rosenkranz, German philosopher (d. 1879)

1813 – Frédéric Ozanam, French scholar (Society of Saint Vincent de Paul) (d. 1853)

1834 – Artemus Ward, American comic writer (d. 1867)

1858 – Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)

1858 – Ethel Mary Smyth, English composer (d. 1944)

1867 – Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1928)

1872 – Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (d. 1951)

1880 – Michel Fokine, Russian choreographer and dancer (d. 1942)

1882 – Albert Coates, British composer (d. 1953)

1893 – Frank Borzage, American film director (d. 1952)

1894 – Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (d. 1955)

1895 – Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)

1899 – Minoru Shirota, inventor of Yakult (d. 1982)

1907 – Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (d. 1975)

1910 – Simone Simon, French actress (d. 2005)

1911 – Ronald Neame, British film producer (d. 2010)

1918 – Maurice Druon, French author (d. 2009)

1923 – Avram Davidson, American writer (d. 1993)

1926 – J. P. Donleavy, Irish American author

1935 – Bunky Green, American musician

1936 – Roy Orbison, American singer and musician (d. 1988)

1939 – Jorge Fons, Mexican film director

1939 – Lee Majors, American actor

1939 – Ray Peterson, American singer (d. 2005)

1941 – Jacqueline Boyer, French singer

1941 – Michael Lynne, American film executive

1943 – Frans Koppelaar, Dutch painter

1943 – Hervé Villechaize, French actor (d. 1993)

1947 – Glenn Cornick, British musician (Jethro Tull)

1949 – David Cross, British violinist (King Crimson)

1949 – Joyce DeWitt, American actress

1954 – Michael Moore, American filmmaker

1955 – Fumi Hirano, Japanese voice actress and essayist

1957 – Neville Brody, English graphic designer, typographer and art director

1957 – Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer

1958 – Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic music composer

1958 – Gene Scheer, American opera librettist and songwriter

1960 – Steve Clark, English guitarist (Def Leppard) (d. 1991)

1970 – Dennis Bayne Culp, American singer/songwriter

1972 – Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet

1972 – Patricia Manterola, Mexican singer

1974 – Carlos Dengler, American musician (Interpol)

1977 – John Oliver, British comedian

1979 – Barry Fratelli, Scottish bassist (The Fratellis)

1979 – Lauri Ylönen, Finnish singer (The Rasmus)

1981 – Seka Aleksic, Serbian turbofolk singer

 

ACIM: 113. I am one Self, united with my Creator. Salvation comes from my one Self.

Saints: Saint George, martyr, or Saint Adalbert, bishop and martyr – Optional Memorial

Gospel of Thomas: (105) Jesus said, “He who knows the father and the mother will be called the son of a harlot.”

Concise Epitome: 11.4 Questi i nomi dei loro 12 Condottieri:

Kirway, Trent, Tudor,
Kallex, Hartem, Framg,
Hanmar, Frian, Sanjul,
Haxar, Ukar,  Vuolly.