Birthdays in History on October 4

  • 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)
  • 1759 Louis François Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (Du calcul des derivations), born in Mutzig, France (d. 1803)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1887 Francis Bull, Norwegian writer (Norsk literature historian), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1974)
  • 1892 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian Fascist chancellor killed by Nazis, born in Texingtal, Austria (d. 1934)
  • 1892 Hermann Glauert, British aerodynamicist, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire (d. 1934)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1918 Kenichi Fukui, Japanese chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1922 Malcolm Baldrige, American businessman and US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)
  • 1922 Shin Kyuk-Ho, Japanese businessman
  • 1928 Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1931 Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper
  • 1932 Milan Chvostek, Canadian television director
  • 1934 Malva M Basoalto, daughter of Pablo Neruda & Marie Hagenaar Vogelzang
  • 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 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
  • 1942 Karl W. Richter, American aviator (d. 1967)
  • 1943 Buddy Roemer, (Gov/Rep-D-LA, 1981- )
  • 1943 Owen Keir Davidson, Australia, 4 time Wimbledon mix double champ
  • 1946 Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • 1947 James Fielder, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1947 Ann Widdecombe, British politician
  • 1948 Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment
  • 1949 Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director
  • 1951 Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • 1953 Andreas Vollenweider, Swiss new-age harpist (Down to the Moon), born in Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1957 Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, astronaut (sk: STS 83)
  • 1961 Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author
  • 1963 Koji Ishikawa (children's book author and illustrator)Japanese children's author
  • 1965 "Stuttering John" Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1976 Ueli Steck, Swiss mountain climber, born in Emmental (d. 2017)
  • 1981 Scott Hammond, American photographer
  • 1983 Risa Kudo, Japanese gravure idol
  • 1983 Ueda Tatsuya, Japanese idol (member of KAT-TUN)
  • 1986 Barbara Jean Jones, fictional character (General Hospital)
  • 1989 Dakota Johnson, American actress and daughter of Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson, born in Austin, Texas
  • 2005 Prince Emmanuel of Belgium