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Famous Birthdays on September 4

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 207

  • 1241 Alexander III, King of Scotland, born in Roxburgh Castle, Roxburghshire (d. 1286)
  • 1249 Amadeus V de Great, Count of Flanders and Savoy, born in Le Bourget-du-Lac, France (d. 1323)
  • 1383 Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoye and last antipope (Felix V, 1439-48), born in Chambéry, France (d. 1451)
  • 1454 Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, born in Wales (d. 1483)
  • 1557 Sophie of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Wismar, Germany (d. 1631)
  • 1563 Wanli, Emperor of Ming Dynasty, born in China (d. 1620)
  • 1596 Constantijn Huygens, Dutch diplomat and poet, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1687)
  • 1622 Jacob Hintze, German composer, born in Bernau (d. 1702)
  • 1647 Gerhard Noodt, Dutch lawyer, born in Nijemegen, Netherlands (d. 1725)
  • 1717 Job Orton, English minister, born in Shrewsbury, England (d. 1783)
  • 1746 Bernardus Bosch, Dutch vicar and poet, born in Deventer, Netherlands (d. 1803)
  • 1755 Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1810)
  • 1768 Francois René de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala), born in Saint-Malo, France (d. 1848)
  • 1778 Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, French King of Netherlands (1806-10), born in Ajaccio, Corsica, Kingdom of France (d. 1846)
  • 1793 Edward Bates, American lawyer (26th U.S. Attorney General), born in Goochland County, Virginia (d. 1869)
  • 1795 Friedrich August von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1878)

  • 1801 Cullen Whipple, American inventor (pointed screw machine), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1868)
  • 1802 Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (Oregon Trail), born in Federal Hollow, New York (d. 1847)
  • 1803 Sarah Childress Polk, Wife of the 11th President of the United States, James K. Polk (1845-1849), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (d. 1891)
  • 1809 Juliusz Slowacki, Polish poet (Trip to H Land), born in Kremenets, Russian Empire (d. 1849)
  • 1810 Donald McKay, Canadian-American naval architect (built fastest clipper ships), born in Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1880)
  • 1815 Andreas Ignatius Schaepman, Archbishop of Utrecht (1868-82), born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1882)
  • 1815 Mihály Mosonyi, Hungarian composer, born in Boldogasszony, Austria-Hungary (d. 1870)
  • 1816 François Bazin, French composer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1878)
  • 1824 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", born in Ansfelden, Austria (d. 1896)
  • 1824 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1871)
  • 1825 Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament, born in Mumbai, India (d. 1917)
  • 1826 Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer, born in Viby, Scania, Sweden (d. 1905)
  • 1832 Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat and Roman Catholic cardinal, born in Cologno al Serio, Italy (d. 1915)
  • 1843 Charles Dilke, British statesman and Radical politician, born in London (d. 1911)
  • 1843 Ján Levoslav Bella, Slovak composer, born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Austrian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1846 Daniel Burnham, American architect and urban designer (built skyscrapers), born in Henderson, New York (d. 1912)
  • 1848 Lewis Howard Latimer, American inventor (carbon filament lightbulbs), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1928)
  • 1848 Jennie Lee, American actress (The Birth of a Nation), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1925)
  • 1850 Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal (WW I-Caporetto), born in Verbania, Kingdom of Sardinia (d. 1928)
  • 1851 John Dillon, Irish nationalist and British Lower house leader, born in Blackrock, Dublin (d. 1927)

  • 1853 Hermann Wissmann, German African explorer and governor of East-Africa, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1905)
  • 1859 Edoardo Mascheroni, Italian composer, born in Milan (d. 1941)
  • 1869 Karl Seitz, President of Austria (1920), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1950)
  • 1869 Geart Aeilco Wumkes, Frisian theologist and writer (Frision Movement), born in Joure, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1870 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied), born in Asch, Bohemia (d. 1956)
  • 1871 [Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress and wife of Joseph of Lyre, born in St-Jans-Molenbeek, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • 1874 Johanna M. "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress and wife of Bruno Gerlach, born (d. 1964)
  • 1880 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo) (d. 1946)
  • 1885 Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1971)
  • 1885 Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal, born in Giugnola, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1886 Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army, born in Clapton, England (d. 1967)
  • 1888 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter, sculptor and choreographer (Triadisches Ballett), born in Stuttgart, German Empire (d. 1943)
  • 1892 Darius Milhaud, French composer (Maximilien), born in Marseille, France (d. 1974)
  • 1893 Henry Schultz, American economist (econometrics), born in Sharkawshchyna, Russian Empire (d. 1938)
  • 1896 Antonin Artaud, French songwriter and director (Theatre Seraphin), born in Marseille, France (d. 1948)
  • 1900 Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder, born in Nieuwe-Tonge, Netherlands (d. 1981)
  • 1901 Paul Osborn, American playwright (Mornings at 7), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1988)

Person of interestWilliam Lyons

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

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • 1902 Lorna Johnstone, English equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968), born in York, England (d. 1990)
  • 1902 Thomas "Tommy" Mitchell, British cricketer, born in Cresswell, Derbyshire, England (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Julian W. Hill, American research chemist (developed nylon), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • 1904 Christian-Jaque, French film director, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1904 Max Delbrück, German-American biologist and molecular geneticist (bacteriophage, Nobel Prize 1969), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1905 Mary Renault [Challans], British writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games), born in Forest Gate, Essex, England (d. 1983)
  • 1906 Alexander Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Kláštor pod Znievom, Slovensko (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Antanas Račiūnas, Lithuanian composer, born in Užliaušiai, Lithuania (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Han G. Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Ongerijmde life), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1907 Leo Castelli, Italian-American art dealer, born in Trieste, Austrian Littoral, Austria-Hungary (d. 1999)
  • 1907 Maurice Ashley, historian and editor (The Listener) (d. 1994)
  • 1908 Edward Dmytryk, Canadian film director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny), born in Grand Forks, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1908 Richard Wright, American author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children), born in Roxie, Mississippi (d. 1960)
  • 1909 Karel Horky, Czech composer, born in Stemechy (d. 1988)

Person of interestEduard Wirths

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

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • 1912 Alexander Liberman, Russian-American magazine editor, painter and photographer (639), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1999)
  • 1913 Stanford Moore, American biochemist (Nobel 1977), born in Chicago (d. 1982)
  • 1913 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (Cohen crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1914 Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive and 3rd postwar chairman of Volkswagen, born in Altmark, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Dick Thomas, American singing cowboy and TV host (Village Barn), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Rudolf Schock, German opera singer, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1916 Robert A. W. Lowndes, American sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet) (d. 1988)
  • 1917 Henry Ford II, American businessman and grandson of Henry Ford, (President of Ford Motor Company, 1945-79), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • 1918 Gerald Wilson, American jazz trumpeter and orchestra leader (Redd Foxx), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2014)

Person of interestPaul Harvey

1918 Paul Harvey, American news commentator and radio broadcaster (Rest of the story), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2009)

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • 1918 William Talbert, American tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1999)
  • 1919 Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1920 Craig Claiborne, American food columnist (NY Times Cookbook), born in Sunflower, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Teddy Johnson, British singer (Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson), born in Surbiton, Surrey (d. 2018)
  • 1920 Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver, born in Zenón Pereyra, Santa Fe, Argentina (d. 2011)
  • 1922 Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician, born in Vaxholm, Sweden (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Joan Aiken, English writer of children's books (The Whispering Mountain), born in Rye, Sussex, England (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Forrest [Asa Earl] Carter, American author and segregationist speech writer, born in Anniston, Alabama (d. 1979)
  • 1926 Robert J. Lagomarsino, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Ventura, California
  • 1926 Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player, born in Sceptre, Saskatchewan (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russian cosmonaut, born in Verhhyi Mamon, Voronezh Region, Russia (d. 1999)
  • 1928 Dick York, American actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1992)

  • 1928 Donald Petersen, American businessman (CEO of Ford Motor Company), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • 1929 Thomas Eagleton, American politician (38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1930 Jerry Ragovoy, American songwriter and producer (Wonderful Dream), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1930 Norman Dorsen, American lawyer, human rights advocate and president of the American Civil Liberties Union, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Mitzi Gaynor [Francesca von Gerber], American actress, singer and dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1932 Carlos Romero Barceló, Puerto Rican politician (5th Governor of Puerto Rico), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1932 Dinsdale Landen, British actor (The Mask of Janus), born in Margate, Kent, England (d. 2003)
  • 1932 Bevo Francis, American basketball player (college basketball record scorer), born in Hammondsville, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1933 Richard Castellano, American actor (The Godfather, Lovers & Other Stranger), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1988)

Person of interestClive Granger

1934 Clive Granger, Welsh-born British economist (Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences 2003), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2009)

Economist Clive Granger
Economist
Clive Granger
  • 1937 Dawn Fraser, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 100m freestyle 1956, 60, 64), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1937 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director, born in Tallinn, Estonia (d. 2006)
  • 1938 Leonard Frey, American actor (Best of West, Mr Smith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1941 Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician (Minister of Home Affairs, 2012-14), born in Solapur, India
  • 1941 Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress, born in Tunbridge Wells, England
  • 1941 Ramesh Sethi, Kenyan cricketer, born in Kenya
  • 1942 Bob Filner, American politician (Rep-D-California 1992-2012; Mayor of San Diego, 2012-13), born in Pittsbugh, Pennsylvania
  • 1942 Merald "Bubba" Knight, American singer (Gladys Knights & Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1942 Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter, born in Nashville, Tennessee

Person of interestRay Floyd

1942 Raymond Floyd, American golfer (4-time major title winner), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd
  • 1942 Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist and a world expert on Achaemenid archeology, born in Shiraz, Iran (d. 2006)
  • 1943 Giuseppi Gentile, Italian triple jumper (Olympic bronze 1968), born in Latina, Italy
  • 1944 Gene Parsons, American rock drummer (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Morongo Valley, California
  • 1944 Christopher Needler, English businessman, born in Kingston upon Hull, England
  • 1944 Jennifer Salt, American actress (Sisters, Soap, Wedding Party), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945 Daniel Wood "Danny" Gatton, American guitarist (88 Elmira St.), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1994)
  • 1946 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946 Gary Duncan, American guitarist (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • 1946 Greg Elmore, American rock drummer (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California

  • 1948 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong musician, born in Xiguan, China

Person of interestTom Watson

1949 Tom Watson, American golfer (8-time major winner; British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1949 Dean Pees, American football coach, born in Dunkirk, Ohio
  • 1949 Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time, Dragonfly), born in Nova Gradiška, Croatia
  • 1950 Doyle Alexander, American baseball player, born in Cordova, Alabama
  • 1950 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler in 5 Tests 1980-82), born in Lahore, Punjab
  • 1951 Judith Ivey, American actress (Lady in Red, Hello Again), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1951 Martin Chambers, English rock drummer (Pretenders), born in Hereford, United Kingdom
  • 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, born in Luleå, Sweden
  • 1952 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), born in Bombay State, India
  • 1953 Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, American actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter), born in New York City, New York
  • 1953 Michael Stean, English chess grandmaster, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1955 Brian Schweitzer, American politician (Governor of Montana, 2005–13), born in Havre, Montana
  • 1956 Blackie Lawless, American musician (W.A.S.P.), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1957 Khandi Alexander, American actress, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1957 Patricia Tallman, American actress, born in Pontiac, Illinois
  • 1958 Shiro Koshinaka, Japanese wrestler (WAR/NJPW), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1958 George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen), born in Brockton, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Armin Kogler, Austrian skier (2-time winner of jumping World Cup), born in Schwaz, Austria
  • 1959 William Kennedy Smith, American physician and member of the Kennedy family (accused of rape in Florida, 1991), born in Brighton, Massachusetts
  • 1959 Kevin Harrington, Australian actor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1960 Damon Wayans, American actor and comedian (In Living Color, SNL), born in New York City, New York
  • 1960 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1961 Kevin Kennedy, English actor, born in Wythenshawe, United Kingdom
  • 1961 Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer, born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1962 Kiran More, Indian cricketer, born in Vadodara, India
  • 1962 Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician, born in Esbjerg, Denmark

Person of interestShinya Yamanaka

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

Physician Shinya Yamanaka
Physician
Shinya Yamanaka
  • 1963 John Vanbiesbrouck, American NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan

  • 1963 Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls), born in Espoo, Finland
  • 1964 Tomas Sandstrom, Swedish NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998), born in Jakobstad, Finland
  • 1964 René Pape, German opera singer (bass), born in Dresden, East Germany
  • 1964 Anthony Weiner, American politician (Rep-NY 1999-2011) and sex offender, born in New York City, New York
  • 1966 Jearl A. Miles, American 400m/long jumper (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1966 Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, born in Alsace, France
  • 1967 Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricket batsman (8 Tests), born in Christchurch, Canterbury
  • 1968 Carlette Guidry-White, American sprinter, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968 John Preston, American actor (Greg-General Hospital), born in Cedar City, Utah
  • 1968 Mike Piazza, American baseball catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Phill Lewis, American actor, born in Uganda
  • 1968 John DiMaggio, American actor, born in North Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1969 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer, born in Bangor, United Kingdom
  • 1969 Noah Taylor, English-born actor, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1970 Cari Read, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1970 Igor Cavalera, Brazilian musician (Sepultura), born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1970 Ione Skye, British-born American actress (Say Anything), born in Hampstead, London
  • 1970 Luis Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Cidra, Puerto Rico
  • 1970 Dave Buchwald, American hacker and filmmaker, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1971 John Thierry, American football defensive end (Chicago Bears), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1971 Monty Grow, American football safety (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Inverness, Florida
  • 1971 Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer, born in Hildesheim, Germany
  • 1971 Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong
  • 1972 Danny Ponce, American actor (Willie-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 1972 Jason Fisk, American football defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings), born in Davis, California
  • 1972 Norman Hand, American football defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in Queens, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1972 Françoise Yip, Canadian actress, born in North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1974 Nona Gaye, American singer and daughter of Marvin Gaye, born in Washington D.C.
  • 1974 Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1974 Lincoln Roberts, West Indian cricketer, born in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

  • 1975 Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer, born in Filiatra, Greece
  • 1976 Katreeya English, Thai singer and actress, born in Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 1976 Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer
  • 1977 Sun-Woo Kim, Korean baseball player, born in Incheon, South Korea
  • 1977 Mark Ronson, British-American musician, born in London, England
  • 1977 Lucie Silvas, English musician, born in Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
  • 1978 Christian Walz, Swedish artist, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1978 Wes Bentley, American actor, born in Jonesboro, Arkansas
  • 1979 Pedro Camacho, Portuguese composer, born in Funchal, Portugal
  • 1979 Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver, born in Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • 1979 Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1979 Kristina Krepela, Croatian actress, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1980 Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese singer, born in Kure, Japan
  • 1980 Pat Neshek, American baseball player, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1980 Tamika Mallory, American activist and founder of Mallory Consulting, born in New York City, New York
  • 1981 Richard Garcia, Australian footballer, born in Perth, Australia

Person of interestBeyoncé Knowles

1981 Beyoncé Knowles, American singer (Destiny's Child), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1981 Lacey Sturm, American singer (Flyleaf), born in Homestead, Florida
  • 1983 Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese idol and singer-songwriter (KAT-TUN), born in Tokyo, Japan