On This Day

Famous Birthdays on June 4

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 227

  • 1394 Philippa of England, Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, born in Peterborough Castle, Cambridgeshire (d. 1430)
  • 1489 Antoine, Duke of Lorraine, born in Bar-le-Duc, France (d. 1544)
  • 1604 Claudia de' Medici, Grand Duchess of Tuscany, born in Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Tuscany (d. 1648)
  • 1665 Zacharie Robutel de La Noue, Canadian soldier, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1733)
  • 1694 Francois Quesnay, French personal physician of Louis XIV, born in Méré, Versailles, France (d. 1774)
  • 1697 Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, born in Altona, Denmark (d. 1776)
  • 1700 Theodoor Verhaegen, Flemish sculptor, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1759)
  • 1704 Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer, born in Lincolnshire, England (d. 1776)

Person of interestGeorge III

1738 George III, King of Great Britain (1760-1820), born in London, England

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III
  • 1744 Patrick Ferguson, Scottish army officer and rifle inventor (Ferguson flintlock rifle), born in Pitfours, Scotland (d. 1780)
  • 1751 John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon, British barrister and politician, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland (d. 1838)
  • 1754 Franz Xaver, Baron Von Zach, Austrian astronomer, born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1832)
  • 1770 James Hewitt, American composer and conductor, born in Dartmoor, England (d. 1827)
  • 1787 Constant Prévost, French geologist, born in Paris (d. 1856)
  • 1801 James Pennethorne, English architect and planner, born in Worcester, Pennethorne (d. 1871)
  • 1803 Gabriel J. Rains, American army officer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in New Bern, North Carolina (d. 1881)

  • 1815 Paul Jones Semmes, American businessman and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilkes County, Georgia (d. 1863)
  • 1816 Régis de Trobriand, French aristocrat, lawyer and Bvt Mjr Gen (Union), born in Tours, France (d. 1897)
  • 1821 Apollon Maykov, Russian poet, born in Moscow, Imperial Russia (d. 1897)
  • 1828 Alexander William Campbell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1893)
  • 1833 Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, British army general, born in Dublin (d. 1913)
  • 1838 Servaas Daems [Peeter Klein], Flemish writer (Lute & Flute), born in Noorderwijk, Netherlands (d. 1903)
  • 1846 Josef Sittard, German musicologist and music critic, born in Vital, Aachen, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1863 Edmond Robert Hubert Regout, Dutch industrialist and politician, born in Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 1913)
  • 1865 Guido Gasperini, Italian composer, born in Florence (d. 1942)
  • 1866 Miina Sillanpää, Finnish first female minister and a key figure in the workers' movement, born in Jokioinen, Finland (d. 1952)
  • 1867 Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Finnish general and 6th President of Finland (1944-46), born in Askainen, Grand Duchy of Finland, Russian Empire (d. 1951)
  • 1876 Robert Dower, South African cricketer (1 Test South Africa v England 1898, scored 0 & 9), born in Kokstad, Cape Colony (d. 1964)
  • 1877 Heinrich Otto Wieland, German chemist (bile acids-Nobel 1927), born in Pforzheim, Baden, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Frank Buchman, American theologist (Moral Re-Armament), born in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • 1879 Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator, born in Mile End, London (d. 1964)
  • 1881 Clara Blandick, American actress (Huckleberry Finn, Romance, Tom Sawyer), born on board an American ship in Hong Kong (d. 1962)
  • 1881 Natalia Goncharova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, born in Nagaevo, Tula Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1962)
  • 1882 Karl Valentin, Bavarian comedian and film producer, born in Munich (d. 1948)
  • 1887 Tom Longboat, Canadian marathon runner, born in Six Nations Reserve Brantford, Ontario, Canada (d. 1949)
  • 1891 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1945)

  • 1893 Armand Călinescu, Prime Minister of Romania, born in Piteşti, Romania (d. 1939)
  • 1893 Daan Boens, Flemish poet (Man who sold his Wife), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1977)
  • 1895 Dino Conte Grandi, Italian Fascist politician and delegate to league of nations (1925-32), born in Mordano, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1899 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • 1899 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect, born in Alexandria (d. 1989)
  • 1902 Richard Allen, Indian field hockey goal tender (Olympic gold 1928), born in Nagpur, India (d. 1969)
  • 1906 Richard Whorf, American actor and director (Yankee Doodle Dandy, Keeper of Flame), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts (d. 1966)
  • 1907 Marjan Kozina, Slovene composer, born in Novo mesto, Slovenia (d. 1966)
  • 1907 Rosalind Russell, American actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • 1907 Jacques Roumain, Haitian writer (Gouverneurs de la Rosée), born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (d. 1944)
  • 1907 Patience Strong [Winifred Emma May], English poet and journalist, born in Catford, London (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Hitler's reputed lover and half-niece, born in Linz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1931)
  • 1908 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian, born in Zevekote, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 1908 Tony Giffard, 3rd Earl of Halsbury, British peer and scientist (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Paul Nordoff, American composer (Frog Prince), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)
  • 1909 William M. Batten, American businessman and CEO (NY Stock Exchange 1976-84), born in Parkersburg, West Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Christopher Cockerell, English inventor (Hovercraft), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1999)
  • 1910 Jacques Berque, French Islamic scholar, born in Frenda, Algeria (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Austin Andrew Wright, British sculptor, born in Chester, England (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (great iron sculptures), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1993)
  • 1913 Bruno Bettinelli, Italian composer and teacher (Musica per archi), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1914 Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer and journalist, born in Harrislee, Germany (d. 1985)
  • 1915 Modibo Keïta, 1st President of Mali (1960-68), born in Bamako Coura, Upper Senegal and Niger (d. 1977)
  • 1915 Walter Hadlee, New Zealand cricket batsman (NZ 11 Tests; father of Richard & Dayle), born in Lincoln, Canterbury (d. 2006)
  • 1916 Cecil Blacker, British Army officer, born in York, England (d. 2002)
  • 1916 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes), born in Viauville, Montreal, Quebec (d. 2014)
  • 1916 Robert F. Furchgott, American pharmacologist (Nobel 1998), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1917 Allen Greenwood, British aeronautical engineer and aerospace executive, born in 38 Court Yard, Eltham, London (d. 2009)
  • 1917 Charles Collingwood, American news commentator (CBS, Chronicles), born in Three Rivers, Michigan (d. 1985)
  • 1917 Howard Metzenbaum, American businessman and politician (U.S. Senator from Ohio), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1917 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1920 Russell E. Train, American environmentalist and administrator (EPA, WWF), born in Jamestown, Rhode Island (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Nina Vyroubova, Russian-French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957), born in Gurzuf, Crimea, Ukrainian S.S.R. (d. 2007)
  • 1921 Bobby Wanzer, American professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Irwin Bazelon, American composer (Duo for Viola), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1922 John McNamara, baseball player
  • 1922 John West, vice chancellor (Bradford University)
  • 1922 Samuel Lee Gravely Jr., American naval officer, First African American fleet commander, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2004)
  • 1923 John Lea, British vice-admiral, born in Shimla, India (d. 2015)
  • 1923 Elizabeth Jolley, British-born Australian writer (Palomino), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1925 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), born in Sueca, Spain (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Nan Leslie [Nan Coppage], American actress (Kings Row, The Californians), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Robert Earl Hughes, American man who became heaviest known human (485 kg), born in Monticello, Missouri (d. 1958)
  • 1927 Geoffrey Palmer, British actor (A Fish Called Wanda, The Madness of King George, Butterflies, Smacks & Thistle), born in London, England
  • 1927 Priscilla Morrill, American actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), born in Medford, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1928 Paul Greening, Royal Navy officer and master of Queen's household, born in Steyning, Sussex, England (d. 2008)
  • 1928 Lloyd Lambert, American bassist (Guitar Slim), born in Thilbodaux, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1928 Ruth Westheimer, German-American sex therapist and media personality (Dr Ruth), born in Wiesenfeld, Germany
  • 1929 Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece (2005-15), born in Ioannina, Greece
  • 1930 Morgana King, American jazz singer and actress (The Godfather, The Godfather Part II), born in Pleasantville, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1930 Pentti Raitio, Finnish composer, born in Pieksämäki, Finland
  • 1931 César Bolaños, Peruvian musician and composer, born in Lima, Peru (d. 2012)
  • 1932 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2004)
  • 1932 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (The Blues and the Abstract Truth), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)

  • 1932 Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer (Season of the Jew), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1933 John Sparrow, Chairman (British Horserace Betting Levy Board)
  • 1934 Seamus Elliott, Irish road bicycle racer, born in Dublin (d. 1971)
  • 1934 Carl Fredrik Reutersward, Swedish artist (knotted-gun sculpture), born in Stockholm (d. 2016)
  • 1935 Hendrikus C "Henk" Admiraal, Dutch actor (Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • 1936 Bruce Dern, American actor (Nebraska, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936 David Lyon, CEO (Bowater), born in London
  • 1936 Nutan Bahl, Indian actress (Seema, Bandini), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1991)
  • 1937 Mortimer Zuckerman, Canadian-American media proprietor and CEO (US News & World Report, NY Daily News), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1937 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), born in San Benito, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1937 Robert Fulghum, American author (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1937 Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler and commentator, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1938 Art Mahaffey, American baseball player (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939 Phil Linz, American baseball shortstop (NY Yankees), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1940 Dorothy Rudd Moore, African-American composer, born in New Castle, Delaware
  • 1940 Gerrit Terpstra, Dutch economist and 2nd Chamber member (CDA), born in Buitenpost, Netherlands
  • 1940 Ludwig Schwarz, Austrian Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Linz, born in Most pri Bratislave, Slovakia
  • 1943 Sandra Haynie, American golfer (US Open 1974, du Maurier Classic 1982, LPGA C'ship 1965, 74 ), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1943 Joyce Meyer, American Charismatic Christian author and speaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1944 Michelle Phillips, American singer and actress (Mamas & Papas), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1944 Roger Ball, Scottish saxophonist (Average White Band), born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland
  • 1945 Anthony Braxton, American jazz musician and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Daniel Topolski, British writer and rowing coach, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1945 Gordon Waller, Scottish singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love), born in Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (d. 2009)
  • 1945 Ivan "Ironman" Stewart, American Mickey Thompson off-road champion (1983, 84, 90), born in Oklahoma
  • 1945 Margaret Impert, American actress (Maggie, Spencer's Pilots), born in Horseheads North, New York
  • 1946 Bettina Gregory, correspondent/journalist (ABC-TV)
  • 1947 Viktor Klima, Austrian politician (20th Chancellor of Austria), born in Schwechat, Austria
  • 1948 Bob Champion, English horse trainer and jockey, born in Sussex, England
  • 1948 Rosemary Joyce, model and actress (Daphne Draper-Search For Tomorrow)

  • 1948 Sandra Post, Canadian golfer (Women's PGA C'ship 1968), born in Oakville, Ontario
  • 1949 Gabriel Arcand, French Canadian actor (The Crime of Ovide Plouffe), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • 1950 Brian Rose, English cricketer (England batsman in 9 Tests 1977-81), born in Dartford, Kent, England
  • 1950 Dagmar Krause, German singer (Slapp Happy, Henry Cow, Art Bears), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1950 Wayne Powers, American actor (Laverne & Shirley, 13 East), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1951 David Yip, British-Chinese actor (The Chinese Detective), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1951 Yvonne van Rooy, Dutch State Secretary for Economic Affairs, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1951 Charles Dickinson, American author (Waltz in Marathon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer (Elfquest), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1952 Carlene Watkins, American actress (Tough Enough), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1952 Catherine Watkins, actress (It's Not Easy, Mary), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1952 Parker Stevenson, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953 Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish songwriter and guitarist (Wings), born in Dumbarton (d. 1979)
  • 1953 Susumu Ojima, Japanese entrepreneur (Huser), born in Shikama, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1953 Paul Samson, British guitarist (Samson) (d. 2002)
  • 1955 Paul Stewart, British writer (The Edge Chronicles, Far Flung Adventures), born in London, England
  • 1955 Mary Testa, American stage actress (On The Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956 John Treacy, Irish marathoner (Olympic silver 1984), born in Villierstown, County Waterford
  • 1956 Terry Kennedy, American baseball player, born in Euclid, Ohio
  • 1956 Martin Adams, English darts player, born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • 1956 Keith David, American actor (Platoon, There's Something About Mary), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956 John Hockenberry, American journalist (HEAT with John Hockenberry), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1957 Tony Peña, Dominican baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
  • 1958 Julie Gholson, American actress (Where the Lilies Bloom), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1958 Tony Pigott, English cricketer (England pace bowler in a Test v NZ 1984), born in Fulham, London, England
  • 1959 Lord Rayleigh, agri-businessman (Lord Rayleigh Farms)
  • 1959 Paul Taylor, American rocker (Winger-17), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1959 Anil Ambani, Indian businessman (Reliance Group), born in Bombay, Maharashtra State, India
  • 1960 Bradley Walsh, British comedian and actor (Law & Order: UK), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1961 El Debarge, American rocker (Debarge-All this Love), born in Grand Rapids Michigan

  • 1961 Ferenc Gyurcsány, Prime Minister of Hungary (2004-09), born in Pápa, Hungary
  • 1962 Zenon Jaskuła, Polish racing cyclist, born in Śrem, Poland
  • 1962 John P. Kee, American Gospel singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1963 Jim Lachey, American NFL tackle (Washington Redskins), born in St. Henry, Ohio
  • 1963 Mossimo Giannulli, American fashion designer (founded Mossimo), born in California
  • 1963 Xavier McDaniel, American NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1964 Chris Kavanagh, British rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111), born in Woolwich, London, England
  • 1964 Steve Searcy, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1964 Eva Fampas, Greek guitarist
  • 1965 Andrea Jaeger, American tennis player (10 WTA titles), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 Beau Allred, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), born in Mesa, Arizona
  • 1965 Jonathan Canter, American tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Kurt Stillwell, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1965 Tim Perry, NBA forward (NJ Nets)
  • 1965 Mick Doohan, Australian motorcycle racer (5-time 500cc world champion), born in Gold Coast, Queensland
  • 1966 Nick Kypreos, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 Cecilia Bartoli, Italian mezzo-soprano, born in Rome, Italy
  • 1966 Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician
  • 1967 Rick Wilkins, American baseball catcher (Houston Astros), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1967 Scott Servais, catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • 1968 Scott Wolf, actor (Broken Arrow, Party of 5), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1968 Al B. Sure, American R&B singer
  • 1969 Regi Blinker, soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • 1969 Robert Perez, Bolivar Venezuela, outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1969 Horatio Sanz, Chilean-born comedian
  • 1970 Ronnie Harris, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 Richie Hawtin, Canadian musician, born in Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • 1970 David Pybus, British musician
  • 1970 Ekrem İmamoğlu, Turkish politician, Mayor of Istanbul (2019-) , born in Akçaabat, Turkey

Person of interestNoah Wyle

1971 Noah Wyle, American actor (Dr John Carter-ER), born in Hollywood, California

Actor Noah Wyle
Actor
Noah Wyle

  • 1971 Patrick Scott, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1971 Joseph Kabila, Congolese politician
  • 1971 James Callis, British actor
  • 1971 Shoji Meguro, Japanese guitarist and video game music composer (Persona), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1972 Derian Hatcher, American hockey defenseman (NHL All Star 1997, Dallas Stars), born in Sterling Heights, Michigan
  • 1972 Nikka Costa, American singer
  • 1972 Rob Huebel, American comedian
  • 1973 Antonio Anderson, defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973 Corey Walker, running back (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1973 Doug Colman, linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Sir Mawn Wilson, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1974 Darin Erstad, outfielder (California Angels)
  • 1974 Johnny Taylor, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • 1974 Andrew Gwynne, British politician
  • 1974 Stefan Lessard, American musician
  • 1975 Betty Okino, Uganda, US gymnast (Olympic-92)
  • 1975 Dinanath Ramnarine, cricketer (Trinidad & Tobago leg-spinner)

Person of interestRussell Brand

1975 Russell Brand, English comedian and television personality, born in Grays, Essex

Comedian Russell Brand
Comedian
Russell Brand
  • 1975 Henry Burris, American Football Quarterback