Birthdays in History on October 4

  • 1160 Alys, Countess of the Vexin, daughter of Louis VII of France (d. 1220)
  • 1276 Margaret of Brabant, Queen of Germany (d. 1311)
  • 1289 Louis X, the Stubborn, king of France (1314-16)
  • 1331 James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde (d. 1382)
  • 1379 King Henry III of Castile (d. 1406)
  • 1515 Lucas Cranach, the Younger, German painter
  • 1542 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint/theologist (Doctor of the Church)
  • 1550 Charles IX, King of Sweden
  • 1562 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (d. 1647)
  • 1570 Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal (d. 1637)
  • 1585 Anna of Tyrol, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1618)
  • 1607 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), born in Toledo (d. 1648)
  • 1625 Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy (d. 1661)
  • 1626 Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)
  • 1657 Francesco Solimena, Italian painter (d. 1747)
  • 1720 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher
  • 1723 Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (d. 1798)
  • 1759 Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (d. 1803)
  • 1787 Francois P G Guizot, French historian/politician
  • 1796 John Richardson, Canadian writer (Wacousta, or the prophecy)
  • 1797 Jeremias Gotthelf [Albert Bitzius], writer (The Black Spider), born in Murten, Switzerland (d. 1854)
  • 1807 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician, prime minister of the Province of Canada (d. 1864)
  • 1809 Albrecht F H, prince of Prussia
  • 1809 Robert Cumming Schenck, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1890)
  • 1810 Alexander Walewski, French earl/foreign minister/Napoleon I's son
  • 1816 Egbert Benson Brown, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • 1818 Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier

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1822 RutheRutherford B. Hayes, 19th US President (Republican: 1877-81), born in Delaware, Ohio (d. 1893)

19th US President Rutherford B. Hayes
19th US President
Rutherford B. Hayes
  • 1832 William Griggs, inventor (photo chromo lithography)
  • 1836 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue)
  • 1841 Prudente José de Morais Barros, President of Brazil (d. 1912)
  • 1841 Maria Sophie of Bavaria, queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1925)
  • 1850 John W McGraw, (Gov-R-Wash) (1893-97)
  • 1858 Michael I. Pupin, Serbian-born telephone pioneer (d. 1935)
  • 1860 Sidney Paget, British illustrator (Sherlock Holmes)
  • 1861 Frederic Remington, US, artist/sculptor of American West
  • 1862 Edward Stratemeyer, American author (d. 1930)
  • 1865 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)
  • 1868 Marcelo Torcuato the Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28)
  • 1876 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (d. 1958)
  • 1879 Edward Murray East, Du Quoin Illinois, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn

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1880 Damon Runyon, journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), born in Manhattan, Kansas (d. 1946)

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • 1881 [Heinrich A H] Walther von Brauchitsch, German fieldmarshal
  • 1885 Henricus Wijdefield, Dutch architect (Peace Palace)
  • 1887 Francis Bull, Norway, writer (Norsk literature historian)
  • 1892 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian Fascist chancellor killed by Nazis
  • 1892 Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist (d. 1934)
  • 1895 Richard Sorge, German spy for USSR in Tokyo (WW II)
  • 1895 Sergei Jessenin, writer
  • 1901 [Robert] Carroll Nye, actor (Gone with the Wind), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1903 Lord Roborough, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1903 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist (d. 1993)
  • 1904 Rene Mable Neighbour Cloke, illustrator
  • 1906 Johannes Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight)
  • 1909 James B Pritchard, US, theologist/archaeologist
  • 1912 John de Mol, Dutch accordianist/producer (Baantjer, Pril Geluk)
  • 1913 Stanley Oliphant Stewart, librarian
  • 1914 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1914 Jim Cairns, Australian politician (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Koos Schuur, Dutch journalist/poet (7 Curses)
  • 1916 Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer
  • 1918 Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Malcolm Baldrige, Conn, US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87)
  • 1922 Shin Kyuk-Ho, Japanese businessman
  • 1928 Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper
  • 1932 Milan Chvostek, Canadian television director
  • 1934 Malva M Basoalto, daughter of Pablo Neruda & Marie Hagenaar Vogelzang
  • 1936 Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer
  • 1937 Franz Vranitzky, Austria union chancellor (1986- )
  • 1937 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Jim Sillars, Scottish politician
  • 1938 Kurt Wüthrich, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939 W Henson Moore, (Rep-R-LA, 1975- )
  • 1940 Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist

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1941 Anne Rice, author (Interview with a Vampire), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Author Anne Rice
Author
Anne Rice
  • 1941 Lori Saunders, Kansas City Mo (Petticoat Junction, Dusty Trails)
  • 1941 Roy Blount, Jr., American writer
  • 1942 Karl W. Richter, American aviator (d. 1967)
  • 1943 Buddy Roemer, (Gov/Rep-D-LA, 1981- )
  • 1943 Owen Keir Davidson, Australia, 4 time Wimbledon mix double champ
  • 1946 Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • 1947 Ann Widdecombe, British politician
  • 1948 Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment
  • 1949 Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director
  • 1951 Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • 1957 Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, astronaut (sk: STS 83)
  • 1959 Tony Meo, English billiards champion (snookers)
  • 1961 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
  • 1963 Koji Ishikawa (children's book author and illustrator)Japanese children's author
  • 1965 "Stuttering John" Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1981 Scott Hammond, American photographer
  • 1983 Risa Kudo, Japanese gravure idol
  • 1983 Ueda Tatsuya, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
  • 1986 Barbara Jean Jones, fictional character (General Hospital)
  • 1989 Dakota Johnson, American actress and daughter of Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson, born in Austin, Texas
  • 2005 Prince Emmanuel of Belgium