Arts and Culture

On This Day: 23rd April

Posted on: Fri 23 Apr 2021

In 1616, the world’s most famous playwright, William Shakespeare, died. He was born into the English Renaissance period, also known as the ‘golden age’ in English history with poetry, music, literature and theatre taking centre stage in society.

In 2005, the first YouTube video, ‘Me at the Zoo’, was uploaded by one of the site’s co-founders Jawed Karim. The video is only 18 seconds long but, since its upload 15 years ago, it has gained over 161 million views and 7 and a half million likes.

In 2016, Beyoncé released her 6th album ‘Lemonade’ with reviewers calling the it Beyoncé’s “most artistically successful album” displaying a raw representation of who she is and where she has come from.

Breakfast producer, Shannon Pearce, joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Paul Davies to tell us more.

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Produced by Shannon Pearce


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