Birthdays in History on September 4

  • 1241 Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286)
  • 1249 Amadeus V de Great, count of Flanders/Savoy
  • 1383 Amadeus VIII, duke of Savoye/last antipope (Felix V (1439-48)
  • 1454 Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (d. 1483)
  • 1557 Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631)
  • 1563 Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • 1596 Constantine Huygens, Dutch poet/diplomat (Delightful Folly)
  • 1647 Gerard Noodt, Dutch lawyer
  • 1717 Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783)
  • 1736 Robert Raikes, England, Sunday school pioneer
  • 1746 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch Patriot/poet/writer, baptised
  • 1755 Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman. (d. 1810)
  • 1768 Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)
  • 1778 Louis Napoleon, French King of Netherlands (1806-10)
  • 1793 Edward Bates, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1869)
  • 1795 Friedrich [August] von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age)
  • 1801 Cullen Whipple, Providence Rhode Island, American Inventor (pointed screw machine)
  • 1802 Marcus Whitman, missionary, led to US securing Oregon
  • 1803 Sarah Childress Polk, 1st lady (1845-1849)
  • 1810 Donald McKay, US naval architect, built fastest clipper ships
  • 1815 Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht 1868-82
  • 1824 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1825 Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament
  • 1826 Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905)
  • 1832 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat (d. 1915)
  • 1843 Charles Wentworth Dilke, English under minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1846 Daniel Burnham, US, architect/built skyscrapers
  • 1848 Lewis H Latimer, inventor/engineer
  • 1850 Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal/earl (WW I-Caporetto)
  • 1851 John Dillon, Irish nationalist, British Lower house member
  • 1853 Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa
  • 1869 Geert A D Wumkes, Frisian theologist/writer (Frision Movement)
  • 1870 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied)
  • 1880 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo)
  • 1885 Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971)
  • 1886 Albert Orsborn, General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967)
  • 1888 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor
  • 1893 Henry Schultz, US, farm commune leader
  • 1900 Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder
  • 1901 Paul Osborn, playwright (Mornings at 7)

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1901 William Lyons, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), born in Blackpool, Lancashire (d. 1985)

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • 1904 Julian Hill, research chemist
  • 1905 Mary Renault, [Mary Challens], writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games)
  • 1906 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, poet (Ongerijmde life)
  • 1907 Leo Castelli, Trieste, American art dealer
  • 1907 Maurice Ashley, historian
  • 1908 Edward Dmytryk, director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny)
  • 1908 Richard Wright, US, author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children)

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1909 Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1945)

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • 1912 Alexander Liberman, editor/painter/photographer (639)
  • 1913 Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977)
  • 1913 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
  • 1914 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, US, sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet)
  • 1917 Henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co)

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1918 Paul Harvey, news commentator (Rest of the story), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • 1920 Craig Claiborne, food columnist (NY Times Cookbook)
  • 1922 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs
  • 1925 Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)
  • 1926 Robert J Lagomarsino, (Rep-R-CA, 1974- )
  • 1927 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1928 Donald E Petersen, Minn, exec (Ford Motors)
  • 1929 Thomas F Eagleton, (Sen-D-MO, 1968-86/VP candidate-D-1972)
  • 1932 Carlos Romero-Barcel, (Rep-D-Puerto Rico)

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1934 Clive Granger, Welsh-born British economist and Nobel laureate, born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2009)

Economist Clive Granger
Economist
Clive Granger
  • 1941 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher
  • 1941 Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician
  • 1942 Bob Filner, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1944 Christopher Needler, English sand industrialist (TCG Materials)
  • 1947 Alan Greisman, Sally Field's husband/producer (Fletch, Surrender)
  • 1948 Marian H J Soutendijk, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • 1951 Nicu Ceaușescu, youngest child of Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu and considered the President's heir apparent, born in Scornicești, Romania
  • 1951 Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician
  • 1953 Michael Stean, chess player
  • 1955 Brian Schweitzer, American politician, governor of Montana
  • 1959 Armin Kogler, Austria, skier (2-time winner of jumping World Cup)
  • 1959 William Kennedy Smith, Kennedy accused of rape in Florida (1991)
  • 1962 Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician

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1962 Shinya Yamanaka, Japanese physician (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine), born in Osaka, Japan

Physician Shinya Yamanaka
Physician
Shinya Yamanaka
  • 1964 René Pape, German bass
  • 1966 Debra Lewin, South Burlington Vermont, Miss Vermont-America (1991)
  • 1970 Jennifer Nakken, Cedar City Utah, Miss Utah-America (1991)
  • 1976 Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer
  • 1977 Mark Ronson, English DJ/Producer and co-founder of Allido Records
  • 1978 Christian Walz, svensk soulartist.
  • 1983 Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese idol, (member of KAT-TUN)
  • 1988 John Tyler Hammons, American politician