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Famous Birthdays on November 4

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 208

  • 1448 Alphonso II, King of Naples (1494-95), born in Naples (d. 1495)
  • 1575 Guido Reni, Italian Baroque painter, born in Bologna, Papal States (d. 1642)
  • 1590 Gerard van Honthorst, Dutch painter, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1656)
  • 1631 Mary, 1st British Princess Royal and the Princess of Orange, born in St. James's Palace, London (d. 1660)
  • 1640 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1697)
  • 1656 Leonard Sailer, German composer and organist, born in Ulm (d. after 1694)
  • 1661 Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (1716-42), born in Neuburg an der Donau, Germany (d. 1742)
  • 1674 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, born in Schweinfurt (d. 1751)
  • 1708 Robert Praelisauer, German composer, born in Kötzting, Bavaria (d. 1771)
  • 1740 Augustus Montague Toplady, English hymn writer (Rock of Ages), born in Farnham, Surrey, England (d. 1778)
  • 1756 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch merchant and ship owner, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1850)
  • 1765 Pierre-Simon Girard, French mathematician and engineer (fluid mechanics), born in Caen, France (d. 1836)
  • 1779 Jan Willem Pieneman, Dutch historical painter (Battle at Waterloo), born in Abcoude, Dutch Republic (d. 1853)
  • 1787 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), born in London, England (d. 1833)
  • 1790 Carlos Antonio López, 1st President of Paraguay (1844-62), born in Asunción, Paraguay (d. 1862)
  • 1797 Aleksander Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1837)

  • 1800 Eduard Brendler, Swedish composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1831)
  • 1809 Benjamin Robbins Curtis, American attorney and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, born in Watertown, Massachusetts (d. 1874)
  • 1812 Aleardo [Gaetano] Aleardi, Italian poet (Lettere a Maria), born in Verona, Austrian Empire (d. 1878)
  • 1816 William Polk Hardeman, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Williamson County, Tennessee (d. 1898)
  • 1816 Stephen Johnson Field, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1899)
  • 1818 Alexander Robert Lawton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • 1820 Robert Vinkler Richardson, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Granville County, North Carolina (d. 1870)
  • 1823 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, born in Netěchovice, Czech Republic (d. 1893)
  • 1835 Lunsford L. Lomax, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1913)
  • 1836 Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman and sawmill partner, born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania (d. 1912)
  • 1841 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1871)
  • 1842 William Barker Cushing, American naval officer (best known for sinking the CSS Albemarle during a daring nighttime raid on 27 October 1864), born in Delafield, Wisconsin (d. 1874)
  • 1845 Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian independence activist and revolutionary, born in Shirdhon village, Panvel taluka, Raigad district, British India (d. 1883)
  • 1846 Gaston Serpette, French composer, born in Nantes, France (d. 1904)
  • 1859 Stanisław Niewiadomski, Polish composer, born in Soposzyn (d. 1936)
  • 1862 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), born in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India (d. 1960)
  • 1867 Tomasz Arciszewski, 31st Prime Minister of Poland, 3rd Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile in London (1944-47), born in Sierzchowy, Piotrków Governorate, Congress Poland (d. 1955)
  • 1868 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)
  • 1872 Herman Finck, British composer (In The Shadows), born in London (d. 1939)
  • 1873 G. E. Moore, English philosopher (systematic approach to ethical problems), born in London (d. 1958)

  • 1873 Bobby Wallace, Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop, pitcher, manager, umpire and scout (St. Louis Browns), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • 1874 Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1920)
  • 1876 James Earle Fraser, American sculptor (Indian Head (Buffalo) nickel), born in Winona, Minnesota (d. 1953)

Person of interestWill Rogers

1879 Will Rogers, American humorist and actor (Judge Priest), born in Oologah, Oklahoma (d. 1935)

Humorist Will Rogers
Humorist
Will Rogers
  • 1881 Gena Branscombe, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Picton, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • 1881 Milton Rosmer, British director (Murder in the Red Barn), born in Southport, Lancashire, England (d. 1971)
  • 1884 Henry George "Harry" Ferguson, Irish aviator, engineer and inventor (Modern tractor), born in County Down, Ireland, United Kingdom (d. 1960)
  • 1887 Knut Algot Håkanson, Swedish composer, born in Kinna, Sweden (d. 1929)
  • 1889 Alton Adams, American composer (1st black bandmaster in the United States Navy), born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands (d. 1987)
  • 1890 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Bracke, Borgia), born in Crossen, Germany (d. 1928)
  • 1891 Miroslav Krejčí, Czech composer, born in Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Austria-Hungary (d. 1964)
  • 1896 Ian Wolfe, American actor (Diary of a Madman, Wizards & Warriors, Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), born in Canton, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1896 Carlos P. Garcia, 8th President of the Philippines (1957-61), born in Talibon, Bohol, Philippines (d. 1971)
  • 1897 Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, Brazilian conductor and composer (Imbapara), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1948)
  • 1899 Mimi Boesnach, Dutch actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roosje), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1899 Nicolas Frantz, Luxembourgish road cyclist (Tour de France 1927-28), born in Mamer, Capellen, Luxembourg (d. 1985)
  • 1900 Luigi Lucioni, Italian-American landscape painter (opera stars), born in Malnate, Italy (d. 1988)
  • 1900 Don Alvarado [Jose Page], American actor (Captain Thunder, Morning Glory, Big Steal), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1967)
  • 1900 Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist, born in Bacău, Romania (d. 1954)
  • 1901 Yi Bangja, Crown Prince Euimin of Korea (1926-70), born in Tokyo, Japan d. 1989)
  • 1901 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (discovery of the site of an ancient port city on the island of Thera, in the southern Aegean Sea), born in Lixoúrion, Cephalonia, Greece (d. 1974)
  • 1902 Frank Jenks, American actor (Colonel Flack, Zombies on Broadway), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1962)
  • 1903 Ion Vasilescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1960)
  • 1904 Walter Bauer, German Canadian writer, born in Merseburg (d. 1976)
  • 1904 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist, born in Vilnius, Lithuania (d. 1967)
  • 1905 Martin Raschke, German author and publisher, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1906 Arnold Cooke, British composer, born in Gomersal, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1906 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1975)
  • 1906 Roswell Leavitt Gilpatric, American lawyer and diplomat, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Siegfried Borris, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Anthony Warde, American actor (Dangers of the Canadian Mounted, Buck Rogers, Black Widow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1908 Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer (Magnificent Ambersons), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Joseph Rotblat, Polish Physicist, Nobel Peace Prize 1995, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • 1909 Bert Patenaude, American soccer forward (4 caps; scorer of first hat-trick in World Cup history, 1930), born in Fall River, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1909 Evelyn Johnson, American pilot (most flying hours - 57,685), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1911 Jack Rose, American screenwriter, born in Warsaw, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Osamu Shimizu, Japanese composer, born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1912 Giff Vivian, New Zealand cricket batsman (7 Tests @ 42.1, top score 100), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1983)
  • 1912 Pauline Trigère, French-American fashion designer (Bell Bottoms), born in Paris (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1978)
  • 1913 Gig Young [Byron Elsworth Barr], American actor (They Shoot Horses Don't They), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota (d. 1978)
  • 1914 Carlos Castillo Armas, Dictator and President of Guatemala (1954-57), born in Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, Guatemala (d. 1957)
  • 1915 Alistair Cameron Crombie, Australian historian of science, born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 1996)
  • 1915 Court Benson, Canadian-American actor and broadcaster, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Lloyd James Austin, Australian linguist and literary scholar, born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1994)

Person of interestWalter Cronkite

1916 Walter Cronkite, American broadcast journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News 1962-81), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 2009)

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1916 Ruth Handler [née Mosko], American toy manufacturer (invented the Barbie doll), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2002)
  • 1916 John Basilone, US Marine (Medal of Honor at the Battle for Henderson Field), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1945)
  • 1917 Leonardo Cimino, Italian-American actor (The Monster Squad, V, Dune, Waterworld, Hudson Hawk), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2012)

Person of interestArt Carney

1918 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2003)

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • 1918 Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1919 Martin Balsam, American charaacter actor (Psycho, 12 Angry Men, Archie Bunker's Place, Catch 22), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1920 Georges Papy, Belgian mathematician (Numbers Game), born in Anderlecht, Belgium (d. 2011)
  • 1921 Antonio Ruiz Soler, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1922 Poul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1982)

  • 1922 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and director (Der Arzt wider Willen), born in Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer brewer (Heineken), born in Amsterdam (d. 2002)
  • 1924 Howie Meeker, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right wing, coach, broadcaster (Toronto Maple Leafs) and politician (Member of Parliament), born in Kitchener, Ontario

Person of interestDoris Roberts

1925 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • 1925 Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali filmmaker (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam), born in Dhaka, East Bengal (d. 1976)
  • 1927 Vittorio Fellegara, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 2011)
  • 1928 Hannah Weiner, American experimental poet, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1997)
  • 1929 Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman, The Delta Force), born in Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine (d. 1987)
  • 1930 Dick Groat, American baseball shortstop (NL MVP 1960; MLB All-Star 1959–60, 62–64) and basketball guard (Fort Wayne Pistons), born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1930 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1931 Darla Hood, American child actress (Little Rascals, The Bat), born in Leedey, Oklahoma (d. 1979)
  • 1931 Bernard Francis Law, Disgraced American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (1982-2002), born in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico (d. 2017)
  • 1932 David Shipman, English film historian, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1996)
  • 1932 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Thomas Klestil, President of Austria (1992-2004), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Mildred McDaniel, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1956), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • 1933 Tito Francona, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1961), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1934 Judith Herzberg, Dutch poet and author (Charlotte Life or Theater), born in Amsterdam
  • 1935 Elgar Howarth, English conductor and composer, born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • 1936 Didier Ratsiraka, President of Madagascar (1975-93), born in Vatomandry, French Madagascar
  • 1936 Charles Kenneth "C K" Williams, American poet and translator (Pulitzer prize 2000), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1937 Loretta Swit, American actress (Hotlips Houlihan in M*A*S*H), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1938 Harry Elston, American R&B singer (Friends of Distinction ), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1940 Delbert McClinton, American singer (Gonna Find a Good Woman), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1941 Martin Brozius, Dutch actor (Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden), born in Hoorn, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1943 Marlene Jobert, French actress and novelist (Adventures of John Difool), born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1943 Clark Graebner, American tennis player (US Davis Cup 1968; French Open doubles 1966; US Open runner-up 1967), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1944 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist and conductor (WB Collective), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • 1946 Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer, born in Floral Park, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1946 Laura Bush, U.S. First Lady (2001-09), born in Midland, Texas

  • 1946 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer (The Night Of), born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
  • 1947 Alexei Ulanov, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold [with Irina Rodnina] 1972), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1947 Rod Marsh, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (96 Tests, 355 dismissals; Australian selector), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • 1949 Berlinda Tolbert, American actor (Jenny-The Jeffersons), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1950 Markie Post, American actress (Christine-Night Court), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950 Charles Frazier, American novelist (Cold Mountain), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1951 Traian Băsescu, 4th President of Romania (2004-14), born in Basarabi, Romania
  • 1953 Carlos Gutierrez, American politician (35th United States Secretary of Commerce 2005-09), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1953 Jacques Villeneuve (elder), Canadian auto racer (North American Formula Atlantic Champion 1980–81; Can-Am Champion 1983), born in Berthierville, Quebec
  • 1953 Marvel Williamson, American educator, born Holton, Kansas
  • 1954 Chris Difford, British guitarist and vocalist (Squeeze), born in Greenwich, London
  • 1955 Peter Boynton, American actor (Tonio-As the World Turns), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • 1955 Matti Vanhanen, 40th Prime Minister of Finland (2003-10), born in Jyväskylä, Finland
  • 1956 James Honeyman-Scott, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Pretenders), born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England (d. 1982)
  • 1956 Jeff Watson, American rock guitarist (Night Ranger), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1956 Jordan Rudess, American musician (Dream Theater), born in New York
  • 1957 Aleksandr Tkachev, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold team, parallel bars 1980), born in Semiluki, Voronezh Oblast
  • 1957 Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American jazz musician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957 Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister (2013-15), born in London, England
  • 1958 Anne Sweeney, American television executive (Disney), born in Kingston, New York
  • 1960 Kim Forester, American country singer (Forester Sister-Men), born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
  • 1960 Kathy Griffin, American comedienne (Suddenly Susan, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960 Marc Awodey, American artist and writer, born in Birmingham, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1960 Frl. Menke, German pop singer (Neue Deutsche Welle), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1961 Ralph Macchio, American actor (Karate Kid, 8 is Enough), born in Huntington, New York
  • 1961 Daron Hagen, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961 Les Sampou, American singer and songwriter
  • 1961 Nigel Worthington, Irish soccer midfielder and manager (66 caps NI; Sheffield Wednesday; Norwich City), born in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • 1961 Edward Knight, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1962 Jeff Probst, American television host (Survivor), born in Wichita, Kansas

  • 1963 David Williams, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (11 Tests; 42 dismissals), born in Penal, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1963 Marc Déry, Canadian singer and guitarist (Zébulon), born in Mascouche, Quebec
  • 1963 Rosario Flores, Spanish singer (Muchas Flores) and actress, born in Madrid
  • 1963 Michel Therrien, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1963 Wang Shu, Chinese architect, born in Ürümqi, Xinjiang
  • 1964 Kurt Krakowian, American child actor, born in Berwyn, Illinios
  • 1965 Erik Norgard, American NFL center and guard (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Bellevue, Washington
  • 1965 Gregory Scott [Koenig], Dearborn Mich, guitarist (Signs of Life)
  • 1965 Malandra Burrows, English actress (Emmerdale), born in Woolton, Liverpool
  • 1965 Pata [Tomoaki Ishizuka], Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Chiba, Japan
  • 1965 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1966 Bubba McDowell, American NFL safety (Carolina Panthers), born in Fort Gaines, Georgia
  • 1966 Kool Rock, [Damon Wimbley], rapper (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • 1966 Petra Verkaik, American Playboy playmate (Dec, 1989) appeared more than any other woman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1966 H. John Heinz IV, American medieval armor craftsman; son of Teresa Heinz
  • 1967 Alex Rousseau, US water polo 2m Offense (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Paris, France
  • 1967 Asif Mujtaba, cricketer (Pakistani lefty batsman)
  • 1967 Eric Karros, Hackansack NJ, infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • 1968 Carlos Baerga, Puerto Rico, infielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1968 Domingo Cedeno, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in La Ramona, Dominican Republic
  • 1968 Osvaldo Fernandez, Holguin Cuba, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1969 Jan Apell, Swedish tennis star

Person of interestMatthew McConaughey

1969 Matthew McConaughey, American actor (Contact, A Time to Kill), born in Uvalde, Texas

Person of interestPuff Daddy

1969 Puff Daddy [Sean Combs], American rapper and record producer (Come to Me, I'll be Missing You), born in NYC, New York

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • 1970 Corey Schwab, Canadian NHL goalie (NJ Devils), born in North Battleford, Canada
  • 1970 Tim DeBoom, American triathlete, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1971 Russell Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Luís Figo, Portuguese footballer
  • 1972 Tabassum Hashmi, Indian actress
  • 1974 Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta), born in Redwood City. California

  • 1975 Heather Tom, actress (Victoria Howard-Young & Restless), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1975 Lorenzen Wright, NBA forward (LA Clippers)
  • 1975 Michael Osmond, Utah, singer (Osmond Boys)
  • 1975 Orlando Pace, tackle (St Louis Rams)
  • 1975 Eduard Kokcharov, Russian handball player
  • 1975 Curtis Stone, Australian chef and television personality
  • 1976 Bruno Junqueira, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1976 Mario Melchiot, Dutch footballer
  • 1977 Larry Bigbie, American baseball player
  • 1977 So Ji-sub, South Korean swimmer, model and actor
  • 1977 Tonicha Jeronimo, British actress
  • 1978 Carmen Cali, American baseball player
  • 1978 John Grabow, American baseball player
  • 1979 Daisy Eagan, American actresss (Secret Graden), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1979 Jesse Camp, former MTV veejay
  • 1979 Trishelle Cannatella, American reality TV castmember and model
  • 1980 Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
  • 1980 Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Apia, Samoa
  • 1980 Richard Owens, American football player