Famous Birthdays on August 4

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 210

  • 1222 Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)
  • 1290 Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)
  • 1502 Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer
  • 1521 Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
  • 1604 François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer, born in Paris (d. 1676)
  • 1664 Louis Lully, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, born in Paris, France (d. 1734)
  • 1687 Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]
  • 1701 Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar, born in Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1757)
  • 1705 Vaclav Matyas Gurecky, composer
  • 1719 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minerologist and geologist, born in Bad Gottleuba-Berggießhübel, Germany (d. 1767)
  • 1721 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
  • 1731 Giuseppe Colla, composer
  • 1748 Maximilian Stadler, composer
  • 1755 Nicolas-Jacque Conte, French painter and inventor (modern pencil), born in Aunou-sur-Orne, France (d. 1805)
  • 1776 Wenzel Sedlak, composer
  • 1792 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English romantic poet (Adonais), born in Horsham, Sussex, England (d. 1822)
  • 1799 Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer
  • 1805 William Rowan Hamilton, Irish astronomer and mathematician, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1865)
  • 1815 Carl Reinhold August Wunderlich, Sulz am Neckar, German Physician and advocate of scientific medicine
  • 1816 Israel Vogdes, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Chester County, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • 1818 Lovell Harrison Rosseau, American lawyer politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Stanford, Kentucky (d. 1869)
  • 1821 James Springer White, American theologian (co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church), born in Palmyra, Maine (d. 1881)

Person of interestLouis Vuitton

1821 Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, born in Anchay, France (d. 1892)

Luggage Maker Louis Vuitton
Luggage Maker
Louis Vuitton
  • 1823 Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, American politician (Governor of Indiana), born in Salisbury, Indiana (d. 1877)
  • 1825 Arthur Haygarth, English cricket batsman (Middlesex & Surrey, cricket historian), born in Hastings, Sussex, England (d. 1903)
  • 1834 John Venn, English mathematician (Venn Diagram), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1923)
  • 1839 Walter Pater, writer (Plato & Platoism), born in London, England
  • 1843 Flor van Duyse, composer
  • 1846 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer
  • 1848 Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • 1859 Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Nobel Prize 1920), born in Lom, Gudbrandsdalen, Norway (d. 1952)
  • 1865 Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (South Africa's 1st Test), born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1890)
  • 1867 Jake Beckley, American baseball player, born in Hannibal, Missouri (d. 1918)
  • 1870 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), born in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1950)
  • 1873 Damaso Berenguer, Spanish soldier and politician (122nd Prime Minister of Spain), born in San Juan de los Remedios, Cuba (d. 1953)
  • 1877 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, born in Long Eaton, Derbyshire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1884 Henri Cornet, French cyclist who won the second Tour de France, born in Desvres, France (d. 1941)
  • 1888 Philip Greeley Clapp, composer
  • 1888 Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra Spiritual Leader, born in Surat, India (d. 1965)
  • 1890 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, born in Magdeburg (d. 1953)
  • 1890 Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1957)
  • 1892 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer
  • 1897 Joseph Calleia, Maltese-American actor (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch of Evil), born in Mdina, Malta (d. 1975)
  • 1899 Ezra Taft Benson, 13th President of Mormon Church and US Secretary of Agriculture, born in Whitney, Idaho (d. 1994)
  • 1900 Arturo Umberto Illia, President of Argentina (1963-66), born in Pergamino, Argentina (d. 1983)
  • 1900 Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch)

Person of interestQueen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

1900 Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, British consort of King George VI and Queen Mother after his death, born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2002)

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

Person of interestLouis Armstrong

1901 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1901 Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (487 for 6th wkt for Jamaica), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1972)
  • 1902 Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1904 Helen Kane [Schroeder], American actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1966)

  • 1904 Theodore Newton, American actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire), born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (d. 1963)
  • 1904 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography), born in Małoszyce, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1904 Joe Tate, English footballer, born in Old Hill, Cradley Heath, England (d. 1973)
  • 1905 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, English child psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, born in Kensington, London (d. 1995)
  • 1906 Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess (last Queen of Italy), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 2001)
  • 1908 Kurt Eichhorn, conductor
  • 1908 Leslie Wilkinson, journalist
  • 1908 Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist and author (Daily Express), born in London (d. 1986)
  • 1909 Glenn Cunningham, American middle distance runner (1930's), born in Atlanta, Kansas (d. 1988)
  • 1909 Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian landscape gardener, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1994)
  • 1909 Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (co-founded category theory), born in Taftville, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1910 William Schuman, American composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1910 Anita Page, American silent screen actress (Our Dancing Daughters), born in Flushing, Queens (d. 2008)
  • 1910 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist , born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2011)
  • 1912 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1912 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews), born in Lidingö Municipality, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • 1912 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer, born in Volyn, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Wesley Addy, American actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Bostonians, Loving), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Robert Hayden, African-American poet (Those Winter Sundays), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1980)
  • 1914 Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter
  • 1915 Irving Fields, Composer and pianist (Ilona Massey Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1915 Warren Avis, American entrepreneur (Avis Rent a Car System), born in Bay City, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1918 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), African-American author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1920 Helen Thomas, American reporter and UPI journalist (starts press conferences), born in Winchester, Kentucky (d. 2013)

Person of interestMaurice Richard

1921 Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Canadian NHL star (Montreal Canadiens, MVP-1947), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • 1922 Charley Harper, American modernist artist, born in Frenchton, West Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Arthur Butterworth, composer
  • 1923 Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul (Neighbours, Prisoner), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2016)
  • 1923 Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer, born in Jaipur, India
  • 1927 Jess Thomas, American tenor, born in Hot Springs, South Dakota (d. 1993)
  • 1928 Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic gold 1952, 56, 64), born in Sansarpur, India (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver, born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 2003)
  • 1929 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor, born in Khandwa, Central Provinces, British (d. 1987)
  • 1930 David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
  • 1930 John Gorman, printer and socialist historian, born in Stratford, East London (d. 1996)
  • 1930 Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric, born in Mashhad, Iran
  • 1931 Narendra Tamhane, Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's), born in Bombay, India
  • 1933 Nathan Eugene Brooks, flyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1952), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1933 Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch choreographer/ballet dancer (Painted Birds)

Person of interestSheldon Adelson

1933 Sheldon Adelson, American business magnate (CEO of Las Vegas Sands), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson
Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands
Sheldon Adelson
  • 1934 Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees), born in Newport, Delaware (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Jonas Savimbi, Angolian leader of Unita
  • 1934 Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
  • 1936 Elsbeary Hobbs, American rocker (Drifters), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1937 David Vickerman Bedford, composer
  • 1937 Jacobus H "Koos" van de Merwe, South African attorney/CP parliament leader
  • 1938 Ellen Schrecker, American college professor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939 Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo], rock vocalist (Sea Cruise), born in Gretna, Louisiana, (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1940 Karel Vachek, Czech director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities), born in Tišnov, Czech Republic
  • 1940 Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1941 Quincey Daniels, American boxer (Olympic bronze 1960), born in San Diego, California
  • 1941 Ted Strickland, American politician, Governor of Ohio (2007-2011), born in Lucasville, Ohio
  • 1941 Martin Jarvis, English actor, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1942 David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)
  • 1942 Cleon Jones, American baseball player, born in Mobile, Alabama

Person of interestDavid Lange

1942 David Lange, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1984-1990), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2005)

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
  • 1943 David Carr, rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), born in Leyton, London (d. 2011)
  • 1943 Michael J McCulley, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-34), born in San Diego, California
  • 1943 Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
  • 1943 Tina Cole, singer (King Cousins)/actress (Katie-My 3 Sons), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1943 Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper, born in Alta, Norway
  • 1944 Richard Belzer, KOed by Hulk Hogan/comedian (How to be a Stand Up)
  • 1945 John Qace Hardbattle, political activist
  • 1946 Maureen Cox Starkey, ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, born in Liverpool (d. 1994)

Person of interestKen Dryden

1947 Ken Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • 1947 Paul Leyton, English musician and rocker (Seekers), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1947 Klaus Schulze, German composer
  • 1948 James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )
  • 1949 John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
  • 1951 Lane Evans, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
  • 1952 Bobby Buntrock, actor (Harold Baxter-Hazel), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1952 Daniel Bautista, Mexican 20k walker (Olympic gold 1976)
  • 1952 Kristoffer Tabori, [Siegel], actor (Rappaccini's Daughter), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician (Mayor of Budapest, 1990-2010), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1952 Moya Brennan, Irish singer (Máire), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1954 Janet Coles, LPGA golfer
  • 1955 Andrew M Allen, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Billy Bob Thornton, American actor (Sling Blade), born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 1955 Charles D "Sam" Gemar, Yankton SD, army/astronaut (STS 38, 48, 62)
  • 1955 Alberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
  • 1957 Robert E Andrews, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1957 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • 1957 John Wark, Scottish footballer
  • 1958 Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic silver 1984)
  • 1958 Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
  • 1958 Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer
  • 1958 Kym Karath, American actress
  • 1959 Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer
  • 1959 John Gormley, Irish politician
  • 1959 Laurence Anholt, British children's author, born in London, England
  • 1960 Robbin Crosby, American heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round), born in La Jolla, California (d. 2002)
  • 1960 Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
  • 1960 Bernard Rose, English director
  • 1960 Tim Winton, Australian author
  • 1960 José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish politician

Person of interestBarack Obama

1961 Barack Obama, 44th United States President (Democrat: 2009-17) and first African-American president, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 1961 Lauren Tom, American actress
  • 1962 Paul Reynolds, British rock guitarist (A Flock of Seagulls), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestRoger Clemens

1962 Roger Clemens, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, 7 Cy Youngs, MVP), born in Dayton, Ohio

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1963 Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician
  • 1964 B J Surhoff, infielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1964 Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1964 Gary King, British radio presenter
  • 1965 Crystal Chappell, actress (Carly-Days of our Lives), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1965 Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
  • 1965 Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
  • 1965 Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
  • 1966 Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)
  • 1967 Carrie Flemmer, Stettler Alberta, softball catcher (Olympics 1996)
  • 1967 Kembra Pfahler, Hermosa Beach Ca, actress (Gotham Gold)
  • 1967 Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star
  • 1967 Michael Lawrence Marsh, American sprinter (Olympic 200m gold 1992, silver 1996), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968 Darcy Arreola, 1.5k runner, born in La Mesa, California
  • 1968 James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1968 Marcus Schenkenberg, model (Calvin Klein)
  • 1968 Daniel Dae Kim, American actor
  • 1969 Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1969 Max Cavalera, Brazilian rock vocalist/guitarist (Sepultura)
  • 1969 Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1969 Michael DeLuise, American actor
  • 1970 Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1970 Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class sailor (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
  • 1970 John August, American screenwriter
  • 1971 Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
  • 1971 Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
  • 1972 Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor
  • 1973 Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1973 Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
  • 1973 Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
  • 1974 Canute Curtis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 Kily González, Argentine footballer
  • 1974 Keenan Milton, Professional Skater
  • 1975 Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975 Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996)
  • 1975 Andy Hallett, American actor
  • 1975 Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress
  • 1976 Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
  • 1977 Frankie Kazarian, American professional wrestler
  • 1977 Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
  • 1978 Kurt Busch, American race car driver
  • 1979 Brandi Siegel, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1979 Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
  • 1980 Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
  • 1980 Richard Dawson, English cricketer
  • 1981 Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
  • 1981 Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)