Famous Birthdays on 4th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 241

  • 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, writer (Marianne), born in Paris, France
  • 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, actor (Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities), born in San Francisco, California
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), born in Brownsville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Jerry Adler, American actor
  • 1931 Isabel Martínez de Perón, [Maria Martinez], wife of Juan Perón and President of Argentina (1974-76), born in La Rioja, 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, actress (Satan's School for Girls), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 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, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 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
  • 1970 Alisa Marie Kimble, Miss USA-California (1997)