What Happened On This Day – 23 April
2005 The first YouTube video is posted
The 18-second clip “Me at the zoo” shows co-founder Jawed Karim at San Diego Zoo. It has been viewed more than 13 million times (2014).
1988 Kanellos Kanellopoulos flies across the Aegean Sea in a human-powered aircraft
The Greek Olympic cyclist flew a record-breaking 115 km (71 mi) from Crete to Santorini in the MIT Daedalus aircraft, which was named after the mythological inventor of aviation.
1985 Coca-Cola releases New Coke
The new formula was so unpopular that the original Coke was re-introduced as Coca-Cola Classic soon afterward.
1984 The discovery of the virus causing AIDS is announced
French virologists Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the discovery of the HIV virus.
1971 The Rolling Stones release Sticky Fingers
The album is often considered one of the British rock band's best. It includes hits like “Brown Sugar” and ”Wild Horses”.
Births On This Day – 23 April
1936 Roy Orbison
1928 Shirley Temple
American actress, singer, dancer
1891 Sergei Prokofiev
Russian pianist, composer, conductor
1858 Max Planck
German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1791 James Buchanan
American politician, 15th President of the United States
Deaths On This Day – 23 April
2007 Boris Yeltsin
Russian politician, 1st President of Russia
1998 Konstantinos Karamanlis
Greek politician, 3rd President of Greece
1993 Cesar Chavez
1992 Satyajit Ray
Indian director, producer, screenwriter
1616 William Shakespeare
English playwright, actor