Famous Birthdays on 4th January

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 225

  • 1077 Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100)
  • 1334 Amadeus VI, [Green Count], Count of Savoy (d. 1383)
  • 1567 Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
  • 1579 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar
  • 1581 James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (claimed world began 4004 BC).
  • 1604 Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
  • 1664 Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (d. 1742)
  • 1672 Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
  • 1710 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo)
  • 1717 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
  • 1720 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist
  • 1726 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • 1739 Henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii)
  • 1756 Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician
  • 1759 Maria Rosa Coccia, composer
  • 1772 Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter
  • 1773 Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer

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1785 Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, philologist and folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" (d. 1863)

Author Jacob Grimm
Author
Jacob Grimm
  • 1789 Benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist
  • 1797 Wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map)
  • 1805 Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer
  • 1807 Baltasar Saldoni, composer

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1809 Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)

Braille Inventor Louis Braille
Braille Inventor
Louis Braille
  • 1813 Alexander Freiherr von Bach, Austria attorney/premier (1852-59)
  • 1813 Isaac Pitman, Britain, inventor (stenographic shorthand)
  • 1813 Louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator
  • 1821 John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1878)
  • 1822 Joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • 1823 Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
  • 1823 Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1917)
  • 1832 George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
  • 1837 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau)
  • 1838 Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person)
  • 1839 Carl Humann, German engineer (d. 1896)
  • 1842 Frederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • 1844 Thomas H Rollinson, composer
  • 1847 Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
  • 1848 Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1869 Percy Pitt, composer
  • 1869 Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player (d. 1960)
  • 1872 Edmund Rumpler, Austria, auto/airplane builder
  • 1874 Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael)
  • 1874 Sven Fleuron, writer
  • 1877 Gibson Gowland, England, actor (Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera)
  • 1878 Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)
  • 1878 Augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961)
  • 1881 Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)
  • 1882 Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1943)
  • 1883 Johanna Westerdijk, botanist/Neth 1st female prof (Utrecht, 1917-52)
  • 1883 Max Eastman, American critic/essayist and editor of The Masses (d. 1969)
  • 1888 Arthur Berry, England, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1908, 12)
  • 1889 Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum, actor/director (Abandoned Child)
  • 1890 Alfred G Jodl, German Wehrmacht general/chief of staff
  • 1890 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP (communist)
  • 1891 Edward Brooker, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1948)
  • 1893 Manuel Palau Boix, composer
  • 1893 Yone Minagawa, Japanese, became worlds oldest living person January 29, 2007. (d. Aug. 13, 2007)
  • 1894 Wesley La Violette, composer
  • 1894 Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (d. 1962)
  • 1895 Lourens G M Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter
  • 1895 Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
  • 1896 Everett Dirksen, American politician (Sen-R-Ill) (d. 1969)
  • 1898 Roger Vuataz, composer
  • 1900 James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
  • 1901 C. L. R. James, writer and journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1902 John McCone, CIA Director (d. 1991)
  • 1903 Joris Diels, Flemish actor/director (Haagsche Comedy)
  • 1905 Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Georgia, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
  • 1910 Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
  • 1913 Malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa (1962- )
  • 1914 Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
  • 1914 Herman Franks, American baseball player
  • 1916 Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
  • 1916 Robert Parrish, Columbus Ga, director (Casino Royale)
  • 1916 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1916 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
  • 1919 Al "Jazbo" Collins, DJ (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)
  • 1920 Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)
  • 1920 William Egan Colby, CIA director (Nixon)
  • 1922 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Rosalie Crutchley, English actress (d. 1997)
  • 1923 Flavio Testi, composer
  • 1924 Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  • 1925 Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)
  • 1927 Barbara Rush, actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, Flamingo Road), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1927 Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • 1929 Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
  • 1929 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist

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1930 Don Shula, Grand River Ohio, NFL coach (Miami Dolphins)

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 1930 Iain Cuthbertson, British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)
  • 1930 Sorrell Booke, actor (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1931 Adi Lady Lala Mara, First Lady of Fiji (d. 2004)
  • 1931 Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia 1996-2001
  • 1932 Richard Stahl, actor (Howard-It's a Living), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932 Carlos Saura, Spanish director
  • 1933 Ed Jenkins, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • 1933 Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
  • 1934 Rudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia

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1935 Floyd Patterson, Waco North Carolina, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1935 Kenneth Money, Canada, astronaut (STS 42-alt)
  • 1937 Dyan Cannon, Tacoma Wash, Mrs Cary Grant/actress (Heaven Can Wait)

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1937 Grace Bumbry, St Louis, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser)

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • 1937 R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
  • 1938 Louis Krebs Graham, Nashville TN, PGA golfer (1975 US Open)
  • 1939 Jon Appleton, composer
  • 1940 Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)
  • 1940 Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
  • 1940 Helmut Jahn, German architect
  • 1940 Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941 John Bennett Perry, Williamstown Mass, singer/actor (Falcon Crest)
  • 1941 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald and Jane Wyman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942 John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
  • 1943 Tom Wilkinson, CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1943 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
  • 1944 Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)
  • 1945 Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
  • 1945 Vesa-Matti Loiri, Finnish entertainer
  • 1945 Richard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946 Bernard Sumner, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
  • 1946 Arthur Conley, McIntosh County, Georgia, US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music), (d. 2003)
  • 1946 Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer (d. 2001)
  • 1947 Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • 1947 Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • 1948 Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
  • 1949 Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
  • 1951 Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1951 Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower), (d. 2013)
  • 1953 Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
  • 1954 Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
  • 1955 Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
  • 1955 Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)
  • 1956 Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)
  • 1956 Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)
  • 1956 Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)
  • 1956 Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • 1957 Patty Loveless, [Ramey], Pikeville Ky, singer (Blue Side of Town)
  • 1958 Matt Frewer, actor (Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1958 Nina Foust, Asheboro NC, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Ladies Open-6th)
  • 1958 Andy Borowitz, American comedian and satirist
  • 1958 Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
  • 1959 Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)
  • 1959 Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
  • 1960 Cory Everson, American body builder (6X Ms Olympia), born in Racine Wisconsin
  • 1960 Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)
  • 1960 April Winchell, American actress
  • 1961 Lee Curreri, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962 Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
  • 1962 Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • 1962 Patrick Cassidy, actor/composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962 Laila Eloui, Egyptian actress
  • 1962 Peter Steele, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • 1963 Dave Foley, actor/comedian (Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson-NewsRadio)
  • 1963 Linda Muri, Killingly Conn, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1963 Till Lindemann, German singer (Rammstein)
  • 1964 Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
  • 1965 Rick Hearst, actor (General Hospital), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • 1965 David Glasper, rocker (Breathe-All I Need)
  • 1965 Guy Forget, Morocco, tennis star
  • 1965 Jergus Baca, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
  • 1965 John Jackson, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1965 Julia Ormond, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), born in London, England
  • 1965 Kevin Wickander, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
  • 1965 Mitch Booth, Australian tornado yachter (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Yvan Attal, French actor and director
  • 1965 Beth Gibbons, English singer (Portishead)
  • 1965 Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues)
  • 1966 Deana Carter, country singer
  • 1967 David Wayne Toms, Monroe LA, PGA golfer (1992 Northern Telecom-3rd)
  • 1967 Michael "Mike" Peterson, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967 Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1967 Johnny Nelson, English boxer
  • 1967 Marina Orsini, Canadian actress
  • 1968 Jackie Harris, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1968 Mike Wilpolt, Head Coach of the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League
  • 1969 Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
  • 1969 Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
  • 1969 Lindsay Kennedy, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1970 Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1970 Sean Lumpkin, NFL safety (NO Saints)
  • 1970 Chris Kanyon, American professional wrestler
  • 1971 Carlos Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1971 Deb Sonnenberg, Edmonton Alberta, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Errol Brown, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1971 Garrison Hearst, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • 1971 Jeremy Licht, actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1971 Richard Chee Quee, cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry)
  • 1971 Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
  • 1972 James Longley, American documentary filmmaker
  • 1973 Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1973 Ray Mickens, cornerback (NY Jets)
  • 1973 Todd Sauerbrun, NFL punter/kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • 1973 Frank Høj, Danish cyclist
  • 1973 Harmony Korine, American film director and artist
  • 1974 Carl Powell, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1974 Ian Moor, English singer
  • 1976 Benoît Joachim, Luxembourg cyclist
  • 1976 Ted Lilly, American baseball player