Originally Posted by Joseph
People who share my birthday:
International Book day, to honor Shakespeare.
Shakespeare's birthday is debated. He was christened on April 26, so many scholars observe his birthday as that day (that is the day that I wear my Shakespeare socks every year). He did DIE on April 23, as you say -- we definitely know this -- which accounts for the Book Day, and that's also accredited with a lot of people believing that it was his birthday for a long time.
In truth, no one really knows when he was born. It was before April 26 but not too far before, so April 23 is certainly possible. But people anymore traditionally observe it the 25th or 26th.