Famous Birthdays on December 4

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 212

  • 1555 Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625)
  • 1580 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (d. 1626)
  • 1584 John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony
  • 1595 Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)
  • 1646 Alain Emmanuel de Coëtlogon, Marshal of France (d. 1730)
  • 1660 Andre Campra, French composer, (d. 1744) baptismal date
  • 1667 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer
  • 1670 John Aislabie, English politician (d. 1742)
  • 1708 Marianus Konigsperger, composer
  • 1711 Barbara of Portugal, queen of Spain (d. 1758)
  • 1713 Gasparo Gozzi, Italian critic and dramatist (d. 1786)
  • 1720 Jean-Jacques Robson, composer
  • 1777 Juliette Récamier, French socialite (d. 1849)
  • 1786 John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
  • 1791 Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer

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1795 Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist and historian (French Revolution), born in Ecclefechan, Scotland (d. 1881)

Historian and Essayist Thomas Carlyle
Historian and Essayist
Thomas Carlyle
  • 1798 Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (d. 1881)
  • 1800 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)
  • 1803 Augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)
  • 1808 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius)
  • 1812 Elias Smith Dennis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1818 William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army)
  • 1822 Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
  • 1825 Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer
  • 1835 Samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
  • 1838 Melesio Morales, composer

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1840 Crazy Horse [Tashunka Witko], Oglala Sioux chief (Battle of the Little Bighorn), born in Fort Robinson, Nebraska (d. 1877)

Native American War Leader Crazy Horse
Native American War Leader
Crazy Horse
  • 1844 Franz Xavier Wernz, German Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1914)
  • 1852 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (d. 1934)
  • 1858 Billy Gunn, cricketer (Notts & England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99)
  • 1858 Chester Greenwood, American inventor (invented earmuffs at 15), born in Farmington, Maine (d. 1937)
  • 1861 Lillian Russell, [Helen Leonard], US, singer/actress (Great Mogul)
  • 1865 Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WW I)
  • 1866 Vassily V Kandinsky, Russian-born German, French abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • 1868 Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter
  • 1868 Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1874 Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario (Merchant of Venice)
  • 1875 Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet (Ana, The City, Duino Elegies), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)
  • 1875 Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)
  • 1876 Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)
  • 1879 Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer
  • 1881 Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot)
  • 1883 Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian author (d. 1969)
  • 1888 Aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia (1921-34)
  • 1889 Buck Jones, [Charles F Gebhart], US actor (War Horse)
  • 1889 Isabel Randolph, IL, actress (Fuller Brush Girl, Our Miss Brooks)

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1892 Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator (1936-75), born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (d. 1975)

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 1895 Nils FA Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag)
  • 1895 Fung Yu-lan, Chinese philosopher (d. 1990)
  • 1896 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]
  • 1897 Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker)
  • 1899 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer
  • 1899 Charles William (Charlie) Spencer Newcastle and England football player (d. 1953)
  • 1903 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian
  • 1903 Cornell Woolrich, American writer (El Angel Negro)
  • 1905 Emilio Médici, president Brazil (1969-74)
  • 1907 Jo Boer, Dutch author (Catharina & the Magnolias)
  • 1908 A D Hershey, US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)
  • 1909 Jimmy Jewel, English actor (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Alex North, Chester Penn, composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata)
  • 1910 Amar Singh, cricketer (dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties)
  • 1910 Ramaswamy Venkataraman, president of India (1987-92)
  • 1912 Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans, Flemish/British actor (Family Stastok)
  • 1912 Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler (didn't rep Aust)
  • 1912 John W Pritchard, [Ian Wallace], US, sci-fi author (Megalomania)
  • 1912 Pappy Boyington, American pilot (d. 1988)
  • 1913 Robert Adler, Austrian-American inventor (remote control for television), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Rudolf Hausner, Austrian artist (d. 1995)
  • 1914 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (d. 1993)
  • 1915 Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 1915 Fred Freer, cricketer (Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946)
  • 1916 Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American writer (d. 1994)
  • 1920 Michael Bates, English actor (Clockwork Orange, Patton), born in Jhansi, British India (d.1978)
  • 1920 Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, born in Flushing, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1920 Nadir Afonso, Chaves, Portugal, geometric abstractionist painter, (d. 2013)
  • 1921 Deanna Durbin, Winnipeg Manitoba, actress/vocalist (100 Men & a Girl), (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)
  • 1923 Charles Keating, district attorney (Los Angeles California)
  • 1923 John Krish, British documentary filmmaker (Let My People Go), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1924 John Portman, SC, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)
  • 1925 Maurice Binder, American photographer/film titler (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20)
  • 1928 Dena Dietrich, American actress
  • 1930 Harvey Kuenn, baseball player (AL Rookie of the Year-1953)
  • 1930 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, composer
  • 1930 Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou, composer
  • 1930 Ronnie Corbett, comedian (The Two Ronnies), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2016)
  • 1930 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
  • 1931 Alex Delvecchio, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1931 Wally George, American TV commentator (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Edgar Valcarcel, composer
  • 1932 Joanne Battiste, artist (heroines)
  • 1932 Roh Tae Woo, Taegu South Korea, President South Korea (1988-93)
  • 1933 Horst Buchholz, actor (Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1934 Victor French, actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1934 Wink Martindale, TV host (Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1935 Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler (5 Tests 1964-65)
  • 1935 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive
  • 1936 Larry Davis, blues singer/guitarist
  • 1937 Max Baer Jr, actor (Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938 Andre Marrou, Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992)
  • 1938 Liesbeth Struppert, actress (Miep Gies-Anne Frank)
  • 1938 Lynn Blessing, vibes Player
  • 1938 Yvonne Minton, Australian soprano
  • 1938 Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 Olympic Golds 1968, 1970), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 2015)
  • 1940 Freddy Cannon, [Picariello], Lynn Ma, rocker (Palisades Park)
  • 1940 Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
  • 1941 Humberto Solas, director/writer (Lucia)
  • 1941 Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1942 Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
  • 1942 Gemma Jones, English actress
  • 1943 Patti Chandler, California, actress (Bikini Beach)
  • 1944 Chris Hillman, San Diego Caliafornia, singer (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
  • 1944 Dennis Wilson, Hawthorne CA, drummer/vocalist (Beach Boys)
  • 1944 François Migault, French racing driver
  • 1944 Anna McGarrigle, Canadian folk music singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1945 Michael Gerzon, mathematician
  • 1945 Pam Higgins, LPGA golfer
  • 1945 Roberta Lynn Bondar, Ontario, astronaut (STS 42)
  • 1947 Ursula Krechel, writer
  • 1947 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span)
  • 1948 Lin Onus, Autralian Aboriginal artist, born in Melbourne (d. 1996)
  • 1948 Southside Johnny Lyon, NJ, rocker (Asbury Jukes-Don't Want Go Home)

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1949 Jeff Bridges, actor (Stay Hungry, Against All Odds), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1949 Mary Bea Porter-King, LPGA golfer (1975 Golf Inns Classic), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1949 Pamela Stephenson, New Zealand-born Australian actress (Superman 3, Sat Night Live)
  • 1950 Jan Rietman, Dutch radio/TV host
  • 1950 Karel van de Graf, Dutch TV host
  • 1951 Gary Rossington, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)
  • 1951 Patricia Wettig, actress (Nancy Weston-30 Something), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1952 Ronald Michael Sega, PhD/Astronaut (STS 60, 76), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1953 Rick Middleton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1954 Tony Todd, American actor and producer
  • 1955 Brian Prout, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle), born in Troy, New York
  • 1955 Cassandra Wilson, jazz singer
  • 1955 Dave Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1956 Bernard King, basketball player (NY Knicks, NJ Nets)
  • 1956 Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgaria, 82.5 kg weightlifer (Olympics-silver-1976)
  • 1956 Herbert Groenemeyer, Germany, rocker (OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge)
  • 1957 Lee Smith, Jamestown LA, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1957 Raul Boesel, Brazil, Indy-car racer (CART)
  • 1957 Eric S. Raymond, American open source advocate
  • 1958 Bill Roy, Versailles Ill, skeet (Olympics-1996)
  • 1959 Susan W Krebs, American politician
  • 1959 Paul McGrath, Irish footballer
  • 1960 David Green, American baseball player
  • 1960 Glynis Nunn, Australian athlete
  • 1961 Frank Reich, Freeport, New York, American NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions)
  • 1962 Arnold Scholten, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1962 John Gaasbeek, soccer player (FC Twente/NAC)
  • 1962 Stan Gelbaugh, NFL quarterback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1962 Kevin Richardson, English footballest
  • 1963 Johanna Wright, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4th), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1963 Mike Snoei, soccer player (Sparta)
  • 1963 Sergey Bubka, Ukraine, pole vaulter (Olympics-gold-88, 92)
  • 1964 Bill Peterson, Smithfield NC, WLAF general mgr (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1964 Marisa Tomei, American actress (My Cousin Vinny), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1964 Sertab Erener, Turkish singer
  • 1964 Jonathan Goldstein, American actor
  • 1965 Rob Smits, pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
  • 1965 Álex de la Iglesia, Spanish film director
  • 1966 Fred Armisen, American actor and musician
  • 1966 Masta Ace, American rapper
  • 1966 Suzanne Malveaux, American television news reporter
  • 1966 Chris Shepherd, English film director
  • 1967 Klaus Wilmsmeyer, NFL punter (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1967 Martha O'Kelley, US softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1968 Mike Barrowman, kayak/200m breast stroke (Oly-g-92, 96), born in Costa Mesa, California
  • 1969 Ferric Collons, NFL defensive end (New England Patriots)
  • 1969 Jacques Landry, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, cyclist (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Marie-Josee Morneau, Longueuil Quebec, 56 kg judoka (Olympics-96)
  • 1969 Mik Middleton, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Terry Glenn, wide receiver (New England Patriots)

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1969 Jay-Z [Shawn Carter], American rapper and record producer (Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • 1970 Jeff Blake, NFL quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1970 Kevin Sussman, American actor (Ugly Betty, The Big Bang Theory), born in New York City
  • 1970 Sylvester Terkay, American wrestler
  • 1971 Terrence Wisdom, NFL/WLAF guard/center (NY Jets, London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Shannon Briggs, American boxer
  • 1972 Damien Covington, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Howard Eisley, NBA guard (Utah Jazz)
  • 1972 Jassen Cullimore, Simcoe, NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks)
  • 1972 Jude St John, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1972 Kerry Anne Guse, Brisbane Queensland, tennis star (1996 final Hobart)
  • 1972 Ted Johnson, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
  • 1972 Nikki Tyler, American actress
  • 1973 Corliss Williamson, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)

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1973 Tyra Banks, American supermodel and actress (Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in Inglewood, California

Supwemodel & Actress Tyra Banks
Supwemodel & Actress
Tyra Banks
  • 1973 Racci Shay, American Musician
  • 1973 Ferry Corsten, Dutch musician and DJ
  • 1973 Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1973 Kate Rusby, English folk singer

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1974 Anke Huber, German tennis star (1996 finalist Australian), born in Ludwigshafen, Germany

Tennis Player Anke Huber
Tennis Player
Anke Huber
  • 1974 Tadahito Iguchi, Japanese baseball player
  • 1976 John Lee, dance skater (& Julia Bikbova), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1976 Amie Comeaux, American singer (d. 1997)
  • 1977 Emily Ballard, Miss Washington Teen USA (1996)
  • 1977 Shahid Nazir, cricketer (Pakistan Test fast bowler v Zimbabwe 1996)
  • 1977 Big Pokey, American rapper
  • 1978 Michele Di Piedi, Italian footballer