Famous Birthdays on 4th May

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 226

  • 1006 Khajeh Abdullah Ansari, The Persian Sufi (d. 1088), Herat, Khorasan (now Afghanistan)
  • 1008 King Henry I of France (d. 1060)
  • 1611 Carlo Rainaldi, composer
  • 1631 Mary I Henriette Stuart, daughter of Charles I/queen of England
  • 1635 Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general (Dutch East Indies)
  • 1654 Kangxi Emperor of China (d. 1722)
  • 1655 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, born in Padua
  • 1715 Richard Graves, English writer (d. 1804)
  • 1733 Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, political scientist, and sailor (d. 1799)
  • 1738 Josef Kohaut, composer
  • 1744 Marianne von Martinez, composer
  • 1752 John Brooks, 11th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825)
  • 1763 Franz Stanislaus Spindler, composer
  • 1767 Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music (d. 1847)
  • 1769 Charles Hague, composer
  • 1772 Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German publisher (d. 1823)
  • 1776 Johann Friedrich Herbart, Germany, philosopher/psychologist
  • 1777 Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, composer
  • 1781 Karl Christian Friedrich Krause, German philosopher (d. 1832)

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1796 Horace Mann, Franklin Massachusetts, American educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools)

Father of American Education Horace Mann
Father of American Education
Horace Mann
  • 1796 Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brigadier General (Union Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1796 William H. Prescott, American historian (d. 1859)
  • 1820 Joseph Whitaker, England, publisher, founded Whitaker's Almanack
  • 1820 Julia Gardiner Tyler, 2nd wife of Pres John Tyler (1841-45)
  • 1822 Charles Boucher de Boucherville, Quebec politician (d. 1915)
  • 1825 Thomas Henry Huxley, scientist/humanist/Darwinist
  • 1825 Augustus Le Plongeon, French antiquitarian (d. 1908)
  • 1826 Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)
  • 1827 John Hanning Speke, British explorer (d. 1864)
  • 1835 Edmund Hart Turpin, composer
  • 1852 Alice Pleasance Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland (d. 1934)
  • 1860 Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1867 Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer
  • 1870 Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (d. 1960)
  • 1871 Mynona, writer
  • 1873 Joe De Grasse, Canadian film director (d. 1940)
  • 1875 Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine)
  • 1875 Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (1st of great South African googlists)
  • 1877 Arthur Lang, US, boxer/businessman (Died Aug 8, 1992 at 115)
  • 1881 Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917-Prelude to Bolshevism)
  • 1882 Wilhelm Lehmann, writer
  • 1889 Francis J Spellman, US Cardinal
  • 1891 Frederick Jacobi, composer
  • 1891 Johan W F Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread)
  • 1893 Edgar Dearing, Ceres CA, actor (Abraham Lincoln, Free & Easy)
  • 1893 Royal Butler, [Edwin Richey], actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1902 Cola [Nicolas] Debrot, Bonaire governor (Neth Antilles)/author
  • 1902 Cvjetko Rihtman, composer
  • 1902 Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter
  • 1903 Luther Adler, actor (Dr Bernard Altman-Psychiatrist), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904 Umm Kulthum, Egyptian singer (official Date of Birth) (d. 1975)
  • 1905 Mátyás Seiber, Budapest Hungary, composer (Scherzando)
  • 1906 Esmond Knight, East Sheen England, actor (Hamlet, Sleeping Murder)
  • 1907 Lincoln Kirstein, American impresario (d. 1996)
  • 1909 Howard Da Silva, [Silverblatt], Cleve Oh, actor (Ben Franklin-1776)
  • 1909 Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright
  • 1910 Mady Alfredo, [Maria M the Brieder], actress (Alicia)
  • 1912 Lou Brown, Bkln, orchestra leader (Jerry Lewis Show)
  • 1913 Lady Katherine Brandram, née Princess of Greece and Denmark (d. 2007)
  • 1914 Abdel Karim Kassem, general/premier/dictator of Iraq (1958-63)
  • 1914 Emmanuel Robles, Algerian-Fren journalist/playwright (Lesson Hauteurs)
  • 1915 Curt Conway, actor (Raw Deal), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1915 Pedro Saenz, composer
  • 1916 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer
  • 1917 Edward Toner Cone, composer
  • 1918 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking
  • 1918 Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1919 Dimiter Petkov, composer
  • 1919 Mary Ann McCall, singer
  • 1921 John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin)
  • 1921 Patsy Garrett, Atlantic City NJ, actress (Nanny & the Professor)
  • 1921 Edo Murtić, Croatian painter (d. 2005)
  • 1922 John Paul Hammerschmidt, (Rep-R-AR, 1967-93 ), born in Harrison, Arkansas
  • 1923 Ed Cassidy, American musician (Spirit)
  • 1923 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author
  • 1924 Peter Aldersley, actor/disc jockey
  • 1924 Tat'yana Petrovna Nikolayeva, composer
  • 1925 Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)
  • 1925 Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman
  • 1926 G Reinshagen, writer
  • 1926 Milton "Milt" Thompson, US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer (X-15)
  • 1927 Terry (Owen John) Scott, Watford UK, English actor and comedian (Carry On Films)

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1928 Betsy Rawls, Spartanburg South Carolina, golfer (US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60)

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls

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1928 Hosni Mubarak, Kafr-El Meselha, Egypt, Egyptian president (1981-2011)

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • 1928 Maynard Ferguson, Verdun Quebec, jazz trumpeter (Roulette)
  • 1928 Wolfgang von Trips, German racing driver (d. 1961)

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1929 Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belg, (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady), (d. 1993)

  • 1929 Sidney Lamb, American linguist
  • 1930 Roberta Peters, operatic soprano (NY Met), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor
  • 1931 Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Moscow Russia, conductor (USSR State Radio)
  • 1931 Thomas Stuttaford, British doctor and writer
  • 1932 Fausto Razzi, composer
  • 1933 J. Fred Duckett, Texan sports announcer and teacher
  • 1934 Pete Barbutti, Scranton Pa, comedian (Garry Moore Show)
  • 1936 El Cordobés, Spanish matador
  • 1937 Ron Carter, jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach)
  • 1937 Hans Ulrich Lehmann, composer
  • 1937 Mr. Fuji, Former professional wrestler
  • 1937 Dick Dale, American guitarist
  • 1938 Tyrone Davis, US R&B singer (Are you serious)
  • 1938 William J Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)
  • 1938 Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer
  • 1939 Amos Oz, Jerusalem, Israel, author (My Michael)
  • 1939 Paul Gleason, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1940 Dick Curl, Chester Pa, offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1940 Robin Cook, American novelist
  • 1941 David LaFlamme, Utah, electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day)
  • 1941 George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
  • 1942 Ronnie Bond, drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)
  • 1943 Nickolas Ashford, SC, singer (Ashford & Simpson-Solid as a Rock)
  • 1943 Stella Parton, sister of Dolly Parton/singer (A Woman's Touch)
  • 1943 Mikhail Chemiakin, Russian painter
  • 1944 Paul Gleason, Jersey City NJ, actor (Breakfast CLub, Die Hard)
  • 1944 Peggy Santiglia, Belleville, New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (Angels)
  • 1945 George Wadenius, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
  • 1945 Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers)
  • 1945 Narasimhan Ram, Indian journalist
  • 1946 Renee Powell, LPGA golfer
  • 1946 John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver
  • 1948 Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year (1984)
  • 1948 Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 1948 George Tupou V, Tonga, King of Tonga (2006-2012), (d. 2012)
  • 1949 Gerrit J P van Otterloo, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1949 Sybil Danning, [Danninger], Weis Austria, actress (Chained Heat)
  • 1949 Zal Cleminson, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
  • 1949 John Force, American race car driver
  • 1949 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London
  • 1950 Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)
  • 1950 Hilly Hicks, actor (Roll Out, Roots), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 René CM van Asten, Dutch actor (Herenstraat 10)
  • 1951 Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1951 Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1951 Colin Bass, British bassist (Camel)
  • 1951 Mick Mars, American guitarist (Mötley Crüe)
  • 1951 Tirso Cruz III, Filipino actor and singer.
  • 1952 Michael Barrymore, English comedian, actor, quiz master and entertainer
  • 1954 Julie Budd, Bkln, singer (Child of Plenty)
  • 1954 Pia Zadora, American actress
  • 1955 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer
  • 1956 Jackie Bertsch, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Michael L Gernhardt, Mansfield OH, astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100)
  • 1956 Ulrike Meyfarth, Frankfurt West Germany, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1956 David Guterson, American author
  • 1956 Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player
  • 1956 Sharon Jones, Augusta Georgia, soul/funk singer (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings)
  • 1957 Peter Sleep, cricketer (Australian leg-spin all-rounder 1979-90)

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1958 Keith Haring, Kutztown Pa, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review)

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • 1959 Randy Travis, Marshville NC, country singer (Diggin' Up Bones)
  • 1959 Robert Raymond Tway, PGA golfer (1986 Shearson), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1959 Rohn Stark, NFL punter (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • 1959 Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee
  • 1960 Martyn Moxon, cricketer (England batsman in ten Tests 1986-89)
  • 1960 Andrew Denton, Australian television presenter and comedian
  • 1961 Eugene Daniel, NFL center (Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1961 Jay Aston, rocker
  • 1961 Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Van Nuys Cal, actress (Erin-Waltons)
  • 1961 Luis Herrera, Colombian cyclist
  • 1961 Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) Poet
  • 1962 Tracy Vaccaro, Glendale California, playmate (October, 1983)
  • 1962 Oleta Adams, American singer
  • 1964 Goran Prpic, Yugoslavia, tennis star
  • 1964 Zsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian painter and visual artist, founder of transrealism
  • 1965 Adri Bogers, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
  • 1966 Monica Tranel [Michini], Billings Mont, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Jane McGrath, co-founder of the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer (d. 2008)
  • 1967 Derek MacCready, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • 1967 John Child, East York Ontario, beach volleyballer (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1967 Matthew Crane, Kimberton Pa, actor (Matt Cory-Another World)
  • 1967 Ana Gasteyer, American actress
  • 1967 Kate Garraway, English GMTV Presenter
  • 1968 Andre Collins, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1968 Eddie Perez, Cuidad Ojeda Venezuela, catcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1968 Kevin Todd, Winnipeg, NHL center (LA Kings)
  • 1968 Julian Barratt, English comedian and musician, one half of The Mighty Boosh
  • 1969 Micah Aivazoff, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969 Ryan Shamrock, American wrestling valet
  • 1970 Dawn Staley, Phila, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1970 Gregg Alexander, American musician (New Radicals)
  • 1970 Will Arnett, Canadian-American actor, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971 Derrick Clark, NFL/WLAF fullback (Broncos, Rhein Fire)
  • 1971 Steve Glenn, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
  • 1971 Joe Borowski, American baseball player
  • 1971 Luiz Garcia, Jr., Brazilian racing driver

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1972 Mike Dirnt [Michael Ryan Pritchard], Berkeley, California, American musician (Green Day)

Bassist Rocker Mike Dirnt
Bassist Rocker
Mike Dirnt
  • 1972 Ethan Watts, Phila, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Gretchen Ulion, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
  • 1972 Marc Lamb, WLAF T (London Monarchs)
  • 1973 Edward Hervey, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973 Matthew Barnaby, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973 Melissa Boyd, Miss Ohio USA (1996)
  • 1973 Michelle Martinez, Miss America (Texas-Top 10-1997), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1973 Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1975 Pablo Ruiz, Buenos Aires Arg, spanish singer
  • 1975 Laci Peterson, American murder victim (d. 2002)
  • 1976 Heather Kozar, Akron OH, playmate (Jan, 1998)
  • 1976 Ben Grieve, American baseball player
  • 1976 Jason Michaels, American baseball player
  • 1977 Emily Perkins, Canadian actress