Famous Birthdays on September 4

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 227

  • 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, English 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, actor (The Godfather, Lovers & Other Stranger), born in The Bronx, New York

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, Australia
  • 1937 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director (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, East African cricketer
  • 1942 Bob Filner, (Rep-D-California)
  • 1942 Merald "Bubba" Knight, 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 (four-time Major 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)
  • 1944 Gene Parsons, American rock drummer (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers), born in Morongo Valley, California
  • 1944 Christopher Needler, English sand industrialist (TCG Materials)
  • 1944 Jennifer Salt, actress (Sisters, Soap, Wedding Party), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944 Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 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, [Grubb], rock guitarist (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • 1946 Greg Elmore, rock drummer (Quicksilver), born in San Diego, California
  • 1947 Alan Greisman, Sally Field's husband/producer (Fletch, Surrender)
  • 1948 Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer

Person of interestTom Watson

1949 Tom Watson, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1949 Dean Pees, National Football League defensive coordinator
  • 1949 [Adolf] Dado Topić, Croatian musician (Time, Dragonfly), born in Siverić)
  • 1950 Doyle Alexander, American baseball player
  • 1950 Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1951 Judith Ivey, actress (Lady in Red, Hello Again), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1951 Martin Chambers, rock drummer (Pretenders)
  • 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
  • 1952 Rishi Kapoor, Indian Bollywood actor and director (Bobby, Do Dooni Chaar), born in Bombay State, India
  • 1953 Kengo Kimura, [Takashi Kimura], wrestler (NJPW)
  • 1953 Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, American actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953 Michael Stean, chess player
  • 1954 José Castro, Swedish actor.
  • 1955 Brian Schweitzer, American politician, governor of Montana
  • 1956 Candy Loving Oswego KS, playmate (Jan, 1979)
  • 1956 Shane Gould, freestyle swimmer (Olympics 3 Gold-1972)
  • 1956 Blackie Lawless, American musician, lead singer in W.A.S.P.
  • 1957 Khandi Alexander, American actress
  • 1957 Patricia Tallman, American actress
  • 1958 Ray Freeman, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Coast Carolina), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1958 Shiro Koshinaka, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • 1958 George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen)
  • 1959 Armin Kogler, Austrian skier (2-time winner of jumping World Cup)
  • 1959 William Kennedy Smith, Kennedy accused of rape in Florida (1991)
  • 1959 Kevin Harrington, Australian actor
  • 1960 Damon Wayans, actor/comedian (In Living Color, Major Payne, Blankman)

  • 1960 Peter Virgile, soap actor (Hostage, Popeye Doyle)
  • 1960 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot)
  • 1961 Kevin Kennedy, English actor
  • 1961 Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1962 Kiran More, Indian cricketer
  • 1962 Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician

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 Donna Wilkins, LPGA golfer (1987 S&H Golf Classic-5th), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1963 John Vanbiesbrouck, NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1963 Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls)
  • 1964 Guy Donald Boros, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty-3rd), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1964 Tomas Sandstrom, NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998)
  • 1964 René Pape, German bass
  • 1964 Anthony Weiner, American politician (Rep-NY 1999-2011) and sex offender, born in NYC, New York
  • 1965 Terri Lynn Doss, playmate (Jul, 1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 Jearl A Miles, 400m/long jumper (Olympic gold 1996), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1966 Bireli Lagrene, French jazz guitarist, born in Alsace
  • 1967 Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1968 Carlette Guidry-White, 100m/long jumper
  • 1968 John Preston, Utah, actor (Greg-General Hospital)
  • 1968 Mike Piazza, catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1968 Rick McNair, water polo 2m defender (Olympics 1996), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1968 Phill Lewis, American actor
  • 1968 John DiMaggio, American actor
  • 1969 Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer
  • 1969 Noah Taylor, English-born actor
  • 1970 Cari Read, synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1970 Igor Cavalera, Brazilian pop drummer (Sepultura)
  • 1970 Ione Skye, [Leitch], Hertfordshire England, actress (Say Anything)
  • 1970 Janae Lautenschlager, Canoga Park California, diver (Olympics 1996)
  • 1970 Luis Lopez, Puerto Rican baseball infielder (San Diego Padres), born in Cidra, Puerto Rico
  • 1970 Dave Buchwald, American hacker and filmmaker
  • 1971 Brian Storey, 470 sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Richmond, British Columbia
  • 1971 John Thierry, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears)
  • 1971 Monty Grow, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1971 Tyrone Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1971 Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1971 Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress
  • 1972 Daniel Nestor, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1972 Danny Ponce, Waltham Mass, actor (Willie-Valerie/Hogan Family)
  • 1972 Jason Fisk, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 Myra Katherine Hale, Miss America-Nebraska (1996), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1972 Norman Hand, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1972 Françoise Yip, Canadian actress
  • 1973 Robert Couch, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons)
  • 1973 Stacy Sanches, playmate (Mar, 1995), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1974 Jean Lavertue, weightlifter (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1974 Nona Gaye, American singer and daughter of Marvin Gaye, born in Washington D.C.
  • 1974 Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls)