Famous Birthdays on August 4

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  • 1222 Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)
  • 1290 Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)
  • 1502 Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer
  • 1521 Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
  • 1604 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)
  • 1664 Louis Lully, musician, born in Paris, France
  • 1687 Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]
  • 1701 Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)
  • 1705 Vaclav Matyas Gurecky, composer
  • 1719 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minerologist and geologist (d. 1767)
  • 1721 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
  • 1731 Giuseppe Colla, composer
  • 1748 Maximilian Stadler, composer
  • 1755 Nicolas-Jacque Conte, inventor (modern pencil)
  • 1776 Wenzel Sedlak, composer
  • 1792 Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)
  • 1799 Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer
  • 1805 William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (d. 1865)
  • 1815 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, Sulz am Neckar, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine
  • 1816 Israel Vogdes, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1889)
  • 1818 Lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1821 James White, American theologian (d. 1881)

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1821 Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, born in Anchay, France (d. 1892)

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton
  • 1823 Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, (Gov-Ind), (d. 1877)
  • 1825 Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex & Surrey bat, famous biographer)
  • 1834 John Venn, English mathematician (d. 1923)
  • 1839 Walter Pater, writer (Plato & Platoism), born in London, England
  • 1843 Flor van Duyse, composer
  • 1846 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer
  • 1848 Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • 1859 Knut Hamsun, Norway, writer/Nazi (Hunger-Nobel 1920)
  • 1865 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1867 Jake Beckley, American baseball player (d. 1918)
  • 1870 Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin)
  • 1873 Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War
  • 1877 Dame Laura Knight, Long Eaton UK, Impressionist artist
  • 1884 Henri Cornet, French cyclist (d. 1941)
  • 1888 Philip Greeley Clapp, composer
  • 1888 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra spiritual leader (d. 1965)
  • 1890 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1953)
  • 1890 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player (d. 1957)
  • 1892 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer
  • 1897 Joseph Calleia, Malta, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch of Evil)
  • 1899 Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of Mormon Church and US Secretary of Agriculture (d. 1994)
  • 1900 Arturo Umberto Illia, President of Argentina (1963-66)
  • 1900 Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch)

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1900 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, British consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death, born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2002)

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

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1901 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1901 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1972)
  • 1902 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (d. 1981)
  • 1903 Helen Kane, [Schroeder], actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1904 Theodore Newton, NJ, actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire)
  • 1904 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography)
  • 1904 Joe Tate, English footballer (d. 1973)
  • 1905 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, Jungian analyst/educator
  • 1906 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess
  • 1908 Kurt Eichhorn, conductor
  • 1908 Leslie Wilkinson, journalist
  • 1908 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist/author (Daily Express)
  • 1909 Glenn Cunningham, US middle distance runner (1930's)
  • 1909 Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener
  • 1909 Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • 1910 William Schuman, American composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Anita Page, American actress (d.2008)
  • 1910 Hedda Sterne, Bucharest Romania, artist working in America
  • 1912 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews)
  • 1912 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Wesley Addy, actor (Bostonians, Loving), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1913 Robert Hayden, American poet (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter
  • 1915 Irving Fields, Composer and pianist (Ilona Massey Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1915 Warren Avis, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), American author (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences)

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1921 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1923 Arthur Butterworth, composer
  • 1923 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours), born in New South Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer
  • 1927 Jess Thomas, American tenor (d. 1993)
  • 1928 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)
  • 1928 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor (d. 1987)
  • 1930 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
  • 1930 John Gorman, printer/socialist historian
  • 1930 Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric
  • 1931 Narendra Tamhane, dependable Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's)
  • 1933 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1933 Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch choreographer/ballet dancer (Painted Birds)
  • 1934 Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)
  • 1934 Jonas Savimbi, Angolian leader of Unita
  • 1934 Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
  • 1936 Elsberry Hobbs, rocker (Drifters)
  • 1936 Assia Djebar, Algerian writer and filmmaker
  • 1937 David Vickerman Bedford, composer
  • 1937 Jacobus H "Koos" van de Merwe, South African attorney/CP parliament leader
  • 1938 Ellen Schrecker, American college professor
  • 1939 Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo], rock vocalist (Sea Cruise), born in Gretna, Louisiana, (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Frank Vincent, American actor
  • 1940 Karel Vachek, director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities)
  • 1940 Rosemarie "Timi" Yuro, US singer (Hurt)
  • 1940 Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia
  • 1941 Quincey Daniels, Biloxi Miss, boxer (Olympic-bronze-1960)
  • 1941 Ted Strickland, (Rep-D-Ohio)
  • 1941 Martin Jarvis, English actor
  • 1942 David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)
  • 1942 Cleon Jones, American baseball player
  • 1943 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • 1943 Michael J McCulley, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-34), born in San Diego, California
  • 1943 Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
  • 1943 Tina Cole, singer (King Cousins)/actress (Katie-My 3 Sons), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1943 Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper
  • 1944 Richard Belzer, KOed by Hulk Hogan/comedian (How to be a Stand Up)
  • 1945 Fred Hansen, US, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1945 John Qace Hardbattle, political activist
  • 1946 Maureen Cox Starkey, 1st wife of Beatle Ringo Starr

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1947 Ken Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1947 Paul Leyton, rocker (Seekers)
  • 1947 Klaus Schulze, German composer
  • 1948 James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )
  • 1949 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
  • 1951 Lane Evans, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • 1952 Bobby Buntrock, actor (Harold Baxter-Hazel), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1952 Daniel Bautista, Mexico, 20k walker (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1952 Kristoffer Tabori, [Siegel], actor (Rappaccini's Daughter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician
  • 1952 Moya Brennan, Irish singer
  • 1954 Janet Coles, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Andrew M Allen, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Billy Bob Thornton, actor (Sling Blade)
  • 1955 Charles D "Sam" Gemar, Yankton SD, army/astronaut (STS 38, 48, 62)
  • 1955 Alberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
  • 1957 Robert E Andrews, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1957 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • 1957 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • 1958 Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1958 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
  • 1958 Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer
  • 1958 Kym Karath, American actress
  • 1959 Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer
  • 1959 John Gormley, Irish politician
  • 1959 Laurence Anholt, British children's author, born in London, England
  • 1960 Robbin Crosby, heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round)
  • 1960 Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
  • 1960 Bernard Rose, English director
  • 1960 Tim Winton, Australian author
  • 1960 José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish politician

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1961 Barack Obama, 44th United States President (Democrat) and first African--American president, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 1961 Lauren Tom, American actress
  • 1962 Paul Reynolds, rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls)

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1962 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1962 Paul Reynolds, British musician
  • 1963 Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician
  • 1964 B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1964 Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1964 Gary King, British radio presenter
  • 1965 Crystal Chappell, Silver Spring Md, actress (Carly-Days of our Lives)
  • 1965 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
  • 1965 Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
  • 1965 Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
  • 1966 Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)
  • 1967 Carrie Flemmer, Stettler Alberta, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 Kembra Pfahler, Hermosa Beach Ca, actress (Gotham Gold)
  • 1967 Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star
  • 1967 Michael Lawrence Marsh, American sprinter (Olympic 200m gold 1992, silver 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Darcy Arreola, 1.5k runner, born in La Mesa, California
  • 1968 James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1968 Marcus Schenkenberg, model (Calvin Klein)
  • 1968 Daniel Dae Kim, American actor
  • 1969 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1969 Max Cavalera, Brazilian rock vocalist/guitarist (Sepultura)
  • 1969 Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1969 Michael DeLuise, American actor
  • 1970 Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970 Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
  • 1970 John August, American screenwriter
  • 1971 Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • 1971 Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
  • 1972 Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor
  • 1973 Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1973 Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1973 Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
  • 1974 Canute Curtis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 Kily González, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater
  • 1975 Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975 Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1975 Andy Hallett, American actor
  • 1975 Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress
  • 1976 Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
  • 1977 Frankie Kazarian, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978 Kurt Busch, American race car driver
  • 1979 Brandi Siegel, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1979 Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
  • 1980 Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
  • 1980 Richard Dawson, English cricketer
  • 1981 Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer