Yes, today is the birthday of the Bard. Well, sort of, since he is, of course, dead. Which makes today moot from the point of view of it being William Shakespeare's birthday.
In any event, folks, to celebrate today's being the Bard's birthday, go and read something by Shakespeare. I am reading "Hamlet" today in appreciation of the Bard. Wonderful play. Another of the real Passion Plays, you might say (and if you know the reference to that one, give yourself 25 bonus points).