Famous Birthdays on October 4

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 241

  • 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, King of France (1314-16), born in Paris (d. 1316)
  • 1331 James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde, born in Kilkenny Castle, Ireland (d. 1382)
  • 1379 Henry III, King of Castile and León (1390-1406), born in Burgos, Castile (d. 1406)
  • 1515 Lucas Cranach the Younger, German painter, born in Wittenberg, Germany (d. 1586)
  • 1542 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian saint (Doctor of the Church), born in Montepulciano, Italy (d. 1621)
  • 1550 Charles IX, King of Sweden (1604-11), born in Stockholm Castle, Sweden (d. 1611)
  • 1562 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer, born in Lomborg, Jutland, Denmark (d. 1647)
  • 1570 Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal and statesman, born in Nagyvárad, Principality of Transylvania (d. 1637)
  • 1585 Anna of Tyrol, Queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia (1611-18), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1618)
  • 1607 Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Spanish playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno), born in Toledo (d. 1648)
  • 1625 Jacqueline Pascal, French child prodigy, born in Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne, France (d. 1661)
  • 1626 Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland (1658-59), born in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1712)
  • 1657 Francesco Solimena, Italian painter, born in Canale di Serino, Avellino, Italy (d. 1747)
  • 1720 Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher, born in Mogliano Veneto, Italy (d. 1778)

  • 1723 Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, Austrian entomologist, born in Vienna (d. 1798)
  • 1744 Domenico Corri, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1825)
  • 1749 Jean-Louis Duport, French cellist and composer, born in France (d. 1819)
  • 1759 Louis François Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (Du calcul des derivations), born in Mutzig, France (d. 1803)
  • 1762 Tommaso Sogner, Italian composer, born in Villa S Pedro Pescador, Gerona (d. 1821)
  • 1772 François-Louis Perne, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1832)
  • 1787 François Guizot, French historian and politician (17th Prime Minister of France), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1874)
  • 1796 John Richardson, Canadian writer (Wacousta, or the prophecy), born in Queenston, Ontario, Canada (d. 1852)
  • 1797 Jeremias Gotthelf [Albert Bitzius], Swiss writer (The Black Spider), born in Murten, Switzerland (d. 1854)
  • 1804 Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht, English cricketer, born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1876)
  • 1807 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (Prime Minister of the Province of Canada), born in Boucherville, Lower Canada (d. 1864)
  • 1809 Prince Albert of Prussia, Prussian colonel general, born in Königsberg (d. 1872)
  • 1809 Robert Cumming Schenck, American Major General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1890)
  • 1816 Egbert Benson Brown, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brownsville, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1818 Francesco Crispi, Italian statesman, born in Ribera, Italy (d. 1901)

Person of interestRutherford B. Hayes

1822 Rutherford 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, English inventor (photo chromo lithography), born in Woburn, Bedfordshire (d. 1911)
  • 1836 Juliette Adam, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue) and feminist, born in Verberie, Oise, France (d. 1936)
  • 1840 Charles Lenepveu, French composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1910)
  • 1841 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer and pianist, born in Paris, Maine (d. 1891)
  • 1841 Prudente José de Morais Barros, 3rd President of Brazil (1894-98), born in Itu, São Paulo, Empire of Brazil (d. 1912)
  • 1841 Maria Sophie of Bavaria, Queen consort of the Two Sicilies, born in Possenhofen Castle, Possenhofen, Kingdom of Bavaria (d. 1925)
  • 1850 John McGraw, 2nd Governor of Washington (1893-97), born in Penobscot County, Maine (d. 1910)
  • 1857 Henry Schoenfeld, American composer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1936)
  • 1858 Mihajlo Pupin, Serbian-American physicist and telephone pioneer, born in Idvor, Military Frontier of Austria (d. 1935)

  • 1860 Sidney Paget, British illustrator (Sherlock Holmes), born in London (d. 1908)
  • 1861 Frederic Remington, American artist and sculptor of American West, born in Canton, New York (d. 1909)
  • 1861 João Marcellino Arroyo, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1930)
  • 1862 Edward Stratemeyer, American author (The Rover Boys), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1930)
  • 1865 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)
  • 1868 Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1942)
  • 1876 Hugh McCrae, Australian writer and poet (Satyrs and Sunlight: Sylvarum Libri), born in Melbourne (d. 1958)
  • 1877 Razor [William Charles] Smith, English cricketer, born in Oxford, England (d. 1946)
  • 1879 Edward Murray East, American botanist and geneticist who developed hybrid corn, born in Du Quoin, Illinois (d. 1938)

Person of interestDamon Runyon

1880 Damon Runyon, American 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 Walther von Brauchitsch, German field marshal, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1948)
  • 1885 Henricus Wijdefield, Dutch architect (Peace Palace)
  • 1886 Luis Alberni, Spanish character actor (The Lady Eve, Topaze), born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1962)
  • 1887 Francis Bull, Norwegian writer (Norsk literature historian), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1974)
  • 1888 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1954)
  • 1889 John B. Kelly, Olympic champion rower and father of Grace Kelly, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1960)
  • 1892 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian Fascist chancellor killed by Nazis, born in Texingtal, Austria (d. 1934)
  • 1892 Luis Trenker, South Tyrolean film producer, director and actor (Berge in Flammen), born in Urtijëi, Tyrol (d. 1990)
  • 1892 Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire (d. 1934)
  • 1894 Cliff Hall [Robert Clifford Hall], American actor (At This Moment, Dutch Treat, Crime Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1895 Buster Keaton, American actor and comedian (Navigator, Steamboat Bill Jr, The General), born in Piqua, Kansas (d. 1966)
  • 1895 Richard Sorge, German spy for USSR in Tokyo (WWII), born in Baku, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1895 Sergei Yesenin, Russian lyric poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1901 [Robert] Carroll Nye, American actor (Gone with the Wind), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1903 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian nazi (SS/SD), born in Ried im Innkreis, Austria-Hungary (d. 1946)
  • 1903 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist, born in Bonaventure, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • 1904 Rene Cloke, British illustrator, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, born in Roosendaal (d. 1985)
  • 1905 René Defossez, Belgian composer, born in Spa, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • 1906 Johannes Post, Dutch farmer and resistance fighter (passage fight), born in Hollandscheveld, Drente, Netherlands (d. 1944)
  • 1909 James B. Pritchard, American theologist and archaeologist, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • 1909 Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/Sax
  • 1910 Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (d. 2002)
  • 1912 Alfonso Letelier-Llonas, composer
  • 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
  • 1916 George Sidney, American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1917 Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1917 Jan Murray, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1918 Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1920 George Tribe, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler, Northants)
  • 1922 Malcolm Baldrige, American businessman and US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Shin Kyuk-Ho, Japanese businessman

Person of interestCharlton Heston

1923 Charlton Heston, actor (10 Commandments, Ben-Hur, Planet of Apes), (d. 2008), born in Illinois (d. 2008)

  • 1928 Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player
  • 1929 Leroy Van Dyke, Spring Fork Mo, country singer (Walk on By)
  • 1929 Scotty Beckett, American actor (Our Gang, Listen Darling, Battleground), born in Oakland, California (d. 1968)
  • 1930 József Soproni, Hungarian composer and educator, born in Sopron
  • 1930 Bill Wade, NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Basil D'Oliveira, cricketer (England all-rounder of late 60's)
  • 1931 Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper
  • 1932 Felicia Farr, actress (Charley Varrick, Kotch), born in Westchester, New York
  • 1932 Milan Chvostek, Canadian television director
  • 1934 Malva M Basoalto, daughter of Pablo Neruda & Marie Hagenaar Vogelzang
  • 1934 Sam Huff, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)
  • 1935 Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1936 David Pithey, cricketer (bro of Tony, South African all-rounder in 8 Tests)
  • 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 Silvio Marzolini, Argentine footballer
  • 1940 Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist

Person of interestAnne Rice

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
  • 1941 Karl Oppitzhauser, Austrian racing driver
  • 1942 Christopher Stone, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns), born in Manchester, New Hampshire
  • 1942 Jenny Arean, [Joanna Klarenbeek], Dutch actress (Paul Chevrolet)
  • 1942 Karl W. Richter, American aviator (d. 1967)
  • 1943 Bonnie Bryant, LPGA golfer
  • 1943 Buddy Roemer, (Gov/Rep-D-LA, 1981- )
  • 1943 Owen Keir Davidson, Australia, 4 time Wimbledon mix double champ
  • 1944 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (d. 2006)

Person of interestTony La Russa

1944 Tony La Russa, MLB manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 1945 Clifton Davis, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945 Richard Bickell, race horse trainer
  • 1946 Andre Bolhuis, hockey player (World Cup 1973, European Cup 1978

Person of interestSusan Sarandon

1946 Susan Sarandon, American actress (Dead Man Walking, The Client) also known for her social and political activism, born in Queens, New York

  • 1946 Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • 1947 James Fielder, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1947 Ann Widdecombe, British politician
  • 1947 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • 1948 Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment
  • 1949 Armand Assante, American actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director
  • 1950 Meg Bennett, actress (Young & Restless), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951 Alan Rosenberg, actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill)
  • 1951 Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • 1952 Anita Luceete Defrantz, rower (Olympic bronze 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Jody Stephens, rock drummer (Big Star)
  • 1952 Nina Carter, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde), born in London, England
  • 1953 Gil "The Bird" Moore, Canadian rock drummer and vocalist (Triumph), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1953 Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-French actor
  • 1953 Andreas Vollenweider, Swiss new-age harpist (Down to the Moon), born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1955 Joe Orseno, race horse trainer
  • 1955 Jorge Valdano, Argentine footballer
  • 1956 Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goaltender (PSV)

Person of interestSherri Turner

1956 Sherri Turner, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda LPGA Champ), born in Greenville South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • 1956 Christoph Waltz, German Austrian actor (Django Unchained), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1957 Christina Smith, playmate (Mar, 1978), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1957 Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, astronaut (sk: STS 83)
  • 1957 Alexander Tkachyov, Soviet gymnast

  • 1957 Bill Fagerbakke, American actor
  • 1957 Kyra Schon, American actress
  • 1957 Russell Simmons, American Music magnate (Def Jam), born in Queens, New York
  • 1958 Anneka Rice, Dutch TV hostess
  • 1958 Barbara MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • 1959 Tony Meo, English billiards champion (snookers)
  • 1959 Chris Lowe, English rock keyboardist (One Under The Eight, Pet Shop Boys), born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England
  • 1960 Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Apopka, Florida
  • 1960 Jennifer Anglin, Adrian Mich, actress (Cheryl-General Hospital)
  • 1960 Joe Boever, American baseball player
  • 1961 David W Harper, actor (Jim Bob in The Waltons), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1961 John Secada, Cuban American singer-songwriter, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1961 Mary Ellen Stuart, actress (Frannie Crawford-As the World Turns)
  • 1961 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
  • 1962 Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • 1962 Dennis Cook, Lamarque TX, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1963 A C Green, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1963 Bruce Ruffin, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1963 Patti Berendt, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank Classic-24th), born in San Diego, California
  • 1963 Koji Ishikawa (children's book author and illustrator)Japanese children's author
  • 1964 David Brain, cricketer (Zimbabwe lefty seamer 1993-)
  • 1964 Mark McLemore, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1964 Matthew Cetlinski, US 400m freestyle swimmer
  • 1964 Yvonne Murray, athlete
  • 1965 "Stuttering John" Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1965 Skip Heller, American musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 John van de Brom, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1966 Mike Walker, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Brooksville, Florida
  • 1967 Nick Green, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1967 Roger Pavlik, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1967 Vicky Bullett, American professional basketball player and coach (Olympic gold 1988/Charlotte Sting), born in Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • 1967 Ekin Cheng Yee-Kin, Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer, born in Hong Kong
  • 1967 Liev Schreiber, American actor (Spotlight), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1968 Kanavis McGhee, NFL defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1969 Lucas Parsons, Australian golfer, born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1970 Brian Kozlowski, NFL halfback (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • 1970 Hency Charles, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 Lucy Nusrala, 5k runner, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970 Ryan McNeil, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions, St Louis Rams)
  • 1970 Richard Hancox, English footballer
  • 1971 Corey Sawyer, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1971 Friderika Bayer, Hungarian singer
  • 1972 Joanna Stone, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972 Kurt Thomas, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat)
  • 1972 Norberto Garrido, tackle (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Rusty Fitzgerald, NHL center (Pitts Penguins), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1973 Emy Snook, Australian rower (Olympics 1996)
  • 1973 Kantroy Barber, fullback (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 Kerry Joseph, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)