Famous Birthdays on 4th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 242

  • 1465 French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen
  • 1524 Luis de Camões, Portugal's greatest poet (d. 1580)
  • 1549 Eustache du Caurroy, composer
  • 1575 Pierre de Barulle, French cardinal
  • 1581 Daniel Selich, composer
  • 1620 Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
  • 1646 Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, Silesian poet
  • 1677 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
  • 1688 Pierre De Marivaux, Paris France, writer (Marianne)
  • 1693 George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)
  • 1725 Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
  • 1746 Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Lithuanian and American National hero and general (d. 1817)
  • 1751 Blas de Laserna, composer
  • 1758 Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
  • 1764 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy
  • 1767 Johann Franz Volkert, composer
  • 1768 Maurits C van Hall, Dutch ruler of Heicop & Boeicop, lawyer/politician
  • 1769 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer
  • 1778 A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
  • 1799 Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright
  • 1802 Mark Hopkins, US, educator/philosopher (Williams College)
  • 1805 Georg Andreas Henkel, composer
  • 1805 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)
  • 1808 Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
  • 1819 Joshua Norton, SF, Norton I, emperor of USA
  • 1826 Halbert Eleazer Paine, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1905)
  • 1831 Oliver Ames, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1841 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
  • 1842 Georg Brandes, [Morris Cohen], Danish literary-historian/critic
  • 1842 Vasili O Klyutshevski, Russian historian
  • 1846 Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)
  • 1848 [Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)
  • 1849 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)
  • 1859 Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)
  • 1865 Charles Bally, Swiss linguist (Le langage et la vie)
  • 1868 Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP
  • 1871 Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
  • 1872 Gotse Delchev, a great Macedonian revolutionary, (d. 1903)
  • 1873 Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
  • 1875 Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics)
  • 1875 Raymond Moulaert, composer
  • 1876 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer
  • 1881 Kliment J Woroshilov, marshal/president USSR (1953-60)
  • 1881 Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
  • 1884 Julius Callewaert, Flemish dominican/bringing up children
  • 1884 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
  • 1885 Cairine Ray Wilson, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1888 Paul Althaus, German theologist (The Christian Truth)
  • 1889 Walter Catlett, SF CA, actor (Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 1891 Yuri Losmann, Estonia, marathon runner (Olympic-silver 1920)
  • 1891 Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Speaker of Lok Sabha (d: 1978).
  • 1892 Ugo Betti, Italian playwright
  • 1892 Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
  • 1892 E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
  • 1893 Bernard Rogers, composer (Warrior, Marriage of Aude, Passion), born in NYC, New York

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1893 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)

Paleoanthropologist Raymond Dart
Paleoanthropologist
Raymond Dart
  • 1895 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters)
  • 1895 Hanns [Johann] Rauter, German SS-lt-general/SS police chief in Neth
  • 1895 Nigel Bruce, Baja Mexico, British actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
  • 1896 Friedrich Glauser, writer
  • 1896 Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
  • 1897 Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany (CDU)

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1902 Charles A Lindbergh, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1902 Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1903 Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician
  • 1903 Berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], actor (Beatrice)
  • 1903 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • 1903 Frank Howley, Hampton NY, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans)
  • 1903 Siro Cisilino, composer
  • 1904 Herman B Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter
  • 1904 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
  • 1904 Predrag Milosevic, composer
  • 1905 Eddie Foy Jr, New Rochelle NY, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange)
  • 1905 Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
  • 1906 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
  • 1906 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
  • 1908 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, trumpeter
  • 1908 Gordon Fraser, Lawrence Mass, newscaster (All Star News)
  • 1909 Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
  • 1909 Robert Coote, actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe), born in London, England
  • 1910 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer
  • 1910 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)

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1912 Byron Nelson, Fort Worth Tx, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945)

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 1912 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1912 James Craig, Nashville TN, actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops)
  • 1912 Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1912 Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)

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1913 Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • 1914 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • 1915 William Talman, actor (Crashout, Hamilton-Perry Mason), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1915 Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
  • 1916 Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner
  • 1916 Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker
  • 1916 David Vassall Cox, composer
  • 1916 Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
  • 1916 Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
  • 1917 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician
  • 1918 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918 Norman Wisdom, comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in London, England
  • 1918 Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
  • 1918 Janet Waldo, American actress
  • 1919 Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
  • 1920 Derek Worlock, English Roman Catholic Archbishop Liverpool, born in London (d. 1996)

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1921 Betty Friedan, Peoria, Illinois, American feminist writer and feminist (Feminine Mystique)

  • 1922 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Classical Singer
  • 1923 Conrad Bain, Alberta Canada, actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), (d. 2013)
  • 1925 Russell Hoban, US children's book author (Riddley Walker/Pilgermann)
  • 1926 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer
  • 1928 Dave Ketchum, Quincy Ill, actor (Agent 13-Get Smart)
  • 1929 Mary Joan Nielubowicz, rear admiral/nurse
  • 1929 Paul Burlison, rocker
  • 1929 Jerry Adler, American actor
  • 1931 Argentina Rioja
  • 1931 Isabel Peron, [Maria Martinez], dancer/president Argentina
  • 1932 Ivan Davis, Electra Texas, pianist/writer (Hunger, Corn is Green)
  • 1934 Jouko Sakari Linjama, composer
  • 1935 Martti Talvela, Hiitola Karelia Finland, operatic basso
  • 1935 Wallis Mathias, cricketer (1st non-Muslim to play for Pakistan)
  • 1936 Daan van Golden, Dutch sculptor
  • 1936 Gary Conway, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936 David Brenner, American comedian
  • 1937 Collin Wilcox, Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
  • 1937 John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1937 Magnar Solberg, Norway, 20K biathalete (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
  • 1937 David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
  • 1938 Donald W Riegle Jr, (Sen-D-MI, 1976- )
  • 1939 Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
  • 1939 Stan Lundine, (Rep-D-NY, 1976-86)
  • 1940 John Schuck, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1940 George A Romero, actor/director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes)

Actor & Director George Romero
Actor & Director
George Romero
  • 1941 John Steel, rock drummer (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1942 Johnny Gamble, rocker (Classics)
  • 1943 Cheryl Miller, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free)
  • 1943 Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
  • 1943 Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
  • 1944 Daniel A Mica, (Rep-D-FL, 1979- )
  • 1944 Florence LaRue Gordon, Penn, rocker (5th Dimension-One Less Bell)
  • 1945 David Brenner, Phila, comedian/TV talk show host (Nightlife)
  • 1946 Mary Meyer, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1946 Roy Yeager, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • 1947 James Danforth "Dan" Quayle, USA (Sen-R-Ind, 44th Vice President 1989-93), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1947 Jeannie Wilson, actress (Simon & Simon, Stir Crazy), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1947 Sanford Bishop, (Rep-D-Georgia)

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1948 Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], rocker (School's Out), born in Detroit, Michigan

Rocker Alice Cooper
Rocker
Alice Cooper
  • 1948 Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)
  • 1948 Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
  • 1948 Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
  • 1949 Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950 James Dunn, US vocalist (Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New)
  • 1950 Pamela Franklin, Tokyo Japan, actress (Satan's School for Girls)
  • 1950 Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
  • 1950 Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
  • 1951 Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
  • 1951 Dariush Eghbali, Iranian singer and musician
  • 1951 Stan Papi, American baseball player
  • 1952 Jerry Shirley, rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
  • 1952 Lisa Eichhorn, Reading Pa, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks)
  • 1952 Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • 1953 Svetlana Ulmasova, USSR, 3K (world title 1978)
  • 1953 Kitaro, Japanese composer
  • 1955 Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime minister
  • 1957 Don Davis, American composer
  • 1957 Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
  • 1958 Mary Ann Pascal, actress (Samantha-Brothers)
  • 1958 Werner Schwab, writer
  • 1958 Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer

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1959 Lawrence Taylor, Williamsburg Virginia, NFL's greatest linebacker (NY Giants)

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • 1959 Zenani Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
  • 1960 Pamelyn Ferdin, actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders)
  • 1960 Tim Booth, British singer (James)
  • 1960 Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
  • 1960 Jenette Goldstein, American actress
  • 1960 Jonathan Larson, American composer (d. 1996)
  • 1961 Denis Savard, Pointe Gatineau Ca, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1961 Vern Fleming, LIC NY, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1961 Stewart O'Nan, American author
  • 1962 Clint Black, Long Branch NJ, country vocalist (A Better Man)
  • 1962 Dan Plesac, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1962 Vern Fleming, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • 1962 Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
  • 1962 Michael Riley, Canadian actor
  • 1963 Jane Leary, Australian golfer (1992 Australian Amateur Champ), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1963 Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1963 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Oly-2 gold/silver-84, 88)
  • 1964 Noodles, American guitarist (The Offspring)
  • 1965 John van Loen, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord, San Frecce)
  • 1966 Barry Klein, Grand Rapids Mich, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1966 Marissa Laakso, Miss Mass-America (1991), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Spike, rocker [or Sep 18]
  • 1966 Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
  • 1967 Sergei Grinkov, Russian ice skater
  • 1968 Kristen Marie, actress (Cheryl McKinnon-Another World)
  • 1968 Marko Matvere, Estonian actor
  • 1969 Brad Cornett, US baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969 Chris Crooms, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Dallas Drake, Trail, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
  • 1969 Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)
  • 1969 Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
  • 1969 Brandy Ledford, American actress and model