Famous Birthdays on 4th February

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1465 - French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen
1524 - Luis de Camões, Portugal's greatest poet. (d. 1580)
1549 - Eustache du Caurroy, composer
1575 - Pierre de Barulle, French cardinal
1581 - Daniel Selich, composer
1620 - Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
1646 - Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, Silesian poet
1677 - Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
1688 - Pierre De Marivaux, Paris France, writer (Marianne)
1693 - George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)
1725 - Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
1746 - Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Lithuanian and American National hero and general (d. 1817)
1751 - Blas de Laserna, composer
1758 - Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
1764 - Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French vice-admiral/minister of Navy
1767 - Johann Franz Volkert, composer
1768 - Maurits C van Hall, Dutch ruler of Heicop & Boeicop, lawyer/politician
1769 - Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer
1778 - A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
1799 - Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright
1802 - Mark Hopkins, US, educator/philosopher (Williams College)
1805 - Georg Andreas Henkel, composer
1805 - William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)
1808 - Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
1819 - Joshua Norton, SF, Norton I, emperor of USA
1826 - Halbert Eleazer Paine, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
1831 - Oliver Ames, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
1841 - Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (d. 1926)
1842 - Georg Brandes, [Morris Cohen], Danish literary-historian/critic
1842 - Vasili O Klyutshevski, Russian historian
1846 - Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)
1848 - [Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, Fren playwright/poet (Jeune Croyances)
1849 - Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)
1859 - Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)
1865 - Charles Bally, Swiss linguist (Le langage et la vie)
1868 - Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP
1871 - Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
1872 - Gotse Delchev, a great Macedonian revolutionary, (d. 1903)
1873 - Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
1875 - Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics)
1875 - Raymond Moulaert, composer
1876 - Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer
1881 - Kliment J Woroshilov, marshal/president USSR (1953-60)
1881 - Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
1884 - Julius Callewaert, Flemish dominican/bringing up children
1884 - Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14)
1885 - Cairine Ray Wilson, Montreal, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed)
1888 - Paul Althaus, German theologist (The Christian Truth)
1889 - Walter Catlett, SF CA, actor (Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities)
1891 - Yuri Losmann, Estonia, marathon runner (Olympic-silver 1920)
1891 - Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Speaker of Lok Sabha (d: 1978).
1892 - Ugo Betti, Italian playwright
1892 - Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
1892 - E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
1893 - Bernard Rogers, NYC, composer (Warrior, Marriage of Aude, Passion)
Paleoanthropologist Raymond DartPaleoanthropologist Raymond Dart (1893) 1893 - Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus)
1895 - Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian (Erflaters)
1895 - Hanns [Johann] Rauter, German SS-lt-general/SS police chief in Neth
1895 - Nigel Bruce, Baja Mexico, British actor (Dr Watson-Sherlock Holmes)
1896 - Friedrich Glauser, writer
1896 - Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
1897 - Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany (CDU)
1902 - Charles A Lindbergh, Detroit, pilot (1st to fly solo across Atlantic)
1902 - Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
Aviator Charles LindberghAviator Charles Lindbergh (1902) 1903 - Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician
1903 - Berend van den Amstel, [Bernard CED Hattink], actor (Beatrice)
1903 - Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
1903 - Frank Howley, Hampton NY, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans)
1903 - Siro Cisilino, composer
1904 - Herman B Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician (SDAP)/resistance fighter
1904 - MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
1904 - Predrag Milosevic, composer
1905 - Eddie Foy Jr, New Rochelle NY, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange)
1905 - Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
1906 - Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
1906 - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Confessing Church)
1906 - Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
1908 - Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, trumpeter
1908 - Gordon Fraser, Lawrence Mass, newscaster (All Star News)
1909 - Kenneth W Howell, English Anglican bishop (Chile/Bolivia/Peru)
1909 - Robert Coote, London, actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe)
1910 - Alfred Mendelsohn, composer
1910 - Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
Golfer Byron NelsonGolfer Byron Nelson (1912) 1912 - Byron Nelson, Fort Worth Tx, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945)
1912 - Erich Leinsdorf, Vienna Austria, available conductor & banana eater
1912 - James Craig, Nashville TN, actor (Devil & Daniel Webster, Cyclops)
1912 - Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian politician (d. 1999)
1912 - Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon, archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)
1913 - Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)
1914 - Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
1914 - Ida Lupino, London England, actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
Civil Rights Activist Rosa ParksCivil Rights Activist Rosa Parks (1913) 1915 - William Talman, Detroit Mich, actor (Crashout, Hamilton-Perry Mason)
1915 - Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
1916 - Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner
1916 - Colin Morris, playwright/documentary filmmaker
1916 - David Vassall Cox, composer
1916 - Gavin Buchanan Ewart, English poet (Pleasures of the Flesh)
1916 - Shah Maghsoud Sadegh Angha, 41st master of the Oveyssi-Shahmaghsoudi Sufi Order (d. 1980)
1917 - Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician
1918 - Ida Lupino, actress screenwriter director/producer (Jennifer)
1918 - Norman Wisdom, London England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
1918 - Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
1918 - Janet Waldo, American actress
1919 - Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
1920 - Derek Worlock, English RC archbishop (Liverpool)
1920 - John Hartford Worlock, Roman Catholic Bishop of Liverpool
Writer Betty FriedanWriter Betty Friedan (1921) 1921 - Betty Friedan, Peoria, Illinois, American feminist writer and feminist (Feminine Mystique)
1922 - Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Classical Singer
1923 - Conrad Bain, Alberta Canada, actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), (d. 2013)
1925 - Russell Hoban, US children's book author (Riddley Walker/Pilgermann)
1926 - John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer
1928 - Dave Ketchum, Quincy Ill, actor (Agent 13-Get Smart)
1929 - Mary Joan Nielubowicz, rear admiral/nurse
1929 - Paul Burlison, rocker
1929 - Jerry Adler, American actor
1931 - Argentina Rioja
1931 - Isabel Peron, [Maria Martinez], dancer/president Argentina
1932 - Ivan Davis, Electra Tx, pianist/writer (Hunger, Corn is Green)
1934 - Jouko Sakari Linjama, composer
1935 - Martti Talvela, Hiitola Karelia Finland, operatic basso
1935 - Wallis Mathias, cricketer (1st non-Muslim to play for Pakistan)
1936 - Daan van Golden, Dutch sculptor
1936 - Gary Conway, Boston Mass, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants)
1936 - David Brenner, American comedian
1937 - Collin Wilcox, Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
1937 - John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
1937 - Magnar Solberg, Norway, 20K biathalete (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
1937 - David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
1938 - Donald W Riegle Jr, (Sen-D-MI, 1976- )
1939 - Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
1939 - Stan Lundine, (Rep-D-NY, 1976-86)
1940 - John Schuck, Boston, Massachusetts, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo)
Actor & Director George RomeroActor & Director George Romero (1940) 1940 - George A Romero, actor/director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes)
1941 - John Steel, rock drummer (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1942 - Johnny Gamble, rocker (Classics)
1943 - Cheryl Miller, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free)
1943 - Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
1943 - Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
1944 - Daniel A Mica, (Rep-D-FL, 1979- )
1944 - Florence LaRue Gordon, Penn, rocker (5th Dimension-One Less Bell)
1945 - David Brenner, Phila, comedian/TV talk show host (Nightlife)
1946 - Mary Meyer, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-silver-1968)
1946 - Roy Yeager, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
1947 - James Danforth "Dan" Quayle, Indianapolis Indiana, USA (Sen-R-Ind, 44th Vice President 1989-93)
1947 - Jeannie Wilson, Memphis Tenn, actress (Simon & Simon, Stir Crazy)
1947 - Sanford Bishop, (Rep-D-Georgia)
Rocker Alice CooperRocker Alice Cooper (1948) 1948 - Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], Detroit, rocker (School's Out)
1948 - Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)
1948 - Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
1948 - Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
1949 - Michael Beck, Memphis Tn, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust)
1950 - James Dunn, US vocalist (Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New)
1950 - Pamela Franklin, Tokyo Japan, actress (Satan's School for Girls)
1950 - Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
1950 - Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
1951 - Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
1951 - Dariush Eghbali, Iranian singer and musician
1951 - Stan Papi, American baseball player
1952 - Jerry Shirley, rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
1952 - Lisa Eichhorn, Reading Pa, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks)
1952 - Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
1953 - Svetlana Ulmasova, USSR, 3K (world title 1978)
1953 - Kitaro, Japanese composer
1955 - Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime minister
1957 - Don Davis, American composer
1957 - Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
1958 - Mary Ann Pascal, actress (Samantha-Brothers)
1958 - Werner Schwab, writer
1958 - Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence TaylorHall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor (1959) 1959 - Lawrence Taylor, Williamsburg Virginia, NFL's greatest linebacker (NY Giants)
1959 - Zenani Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
1960 - Pamelyn Ferdin, actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders)
1960 - Tim Booth, British singer (James)
1960 - Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
1960 - Jenette Goldstein, American actress
1960 - Jonathan Larson, American composer (d. 1996)
1961 - Denis Savard, Pointe Gatineau Ca, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
1961 - Vern Fleming, LIC NY, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
1961 - Stewart O'Nan, American author
1962 - Clint Black, Long Branch NJ, country vocalist (A Better Man)
1962 - Dan Plesac, Gary IN, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
1962 - Vern Fleming, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
1962 - Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
1962 - Michael Riley, Canadian actor
1963 - Jane Leary, Sydney Australia, golfer (1992 Australian Amateur Champ)
1963 - Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic-gold-1988)
1963 - Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Oly-2 gold/silver-84, 88)
1964 - Noodles, American guitarist (The Offspring)
1965 - John van Loen, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord, San Frecce)
1966 - Barry Klein, Grand Rapids Mich, rower (Olympics-1996)
1966 - Marissa Laakso, Boston Mass, Miss Mass-America (1991)
1966 - Spike, rocker [or Sep 18]
1966 - Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
1967 - Sergei Grinkov, Russian ice skater
1968 - Kristen Marie, actress (Cheryl McKinnon-Another World)
1968 - Marko Matvere, Estonian actor
1969 - Brad Cornett, US baseball pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays)
1969 - Chris Crooms, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
1969 - Dallas Drake, Trail, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets)
1969 - Joe Sacco, Medford, NHL right wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)

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