Famous Birthdays on 4th January

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1077 - Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100)
1334 - Amadeus VI, [Green Count], Count of Savoy (d. 1383)
1567 - Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
1579 - Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar
1581 - James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (claimed world began 4004 BC).
1604 - Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
1664 - Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (d. 1742)
1672 - Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
1710 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo)
1717 - Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
1720 - Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court)composer/organist
1726 - Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector
1739 - Henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii)
1756 - Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician
1759 - Maria Rosa Coccia, composer
1772 - Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter
1773 - Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer
1785 - Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, philologist and folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales" (d. 1863)
1789 - Benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist
1797 - Wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map)
1805 - Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer
1807 - Baltasar Saldoni, composer
Braille Inventor Louis BrailleBraille Inventor Louis Braille (1809) 1809 - Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)
1813 - Alexander Freiherr von Bach, Austria attorney/premier (1852-59)
1813 - Isaac Pitman, Britain, inventor (stenographic shorthand)
1813 - Louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator
1821 - John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
1822 - Joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1823 - Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
1823 - Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1917
1832 - George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
1837 - Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau)
1838 - Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person)
1839 - Carl Humann, German engineer (d. 1896)
1842 - Frederic T. Greenhalge, 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
1844 - Thomas H Rollinson, composer
1847 - Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
1848 - Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
1869 - Percy Pitt, composer
1869 - Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player (d. 1960)
1872 - Edmund Rumpler, Austria, auto/airplane builder
1874 - Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer (Asrael)
1874 - Sven Fleuron, writer
1877 - Gibson Gowland, England, actor (Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera)
1878 - Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)
1878 - Augustus John, Welsh painter (d. 1961)
1881 - Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)
1882 - Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1943)
1883 - Johanna Westerdijk, botanist/Neth 1st female prof (Utrecht, 1917-52)
1883 - Max Eastman, American critic/essayist and editor of The Masses (d. 1969)
1888 - Arthur Berry, England, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1908, 12)
1889 - Albertus W "Albert" van Dalsum, actor/director (Abandoned Child)
1890 - Alfred G Jodl, German Wehrmacht general/chief of staff
1890 - Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP (communist)
1891 - Edward Brooker, Premier of Tasmania (d. 1948)
1893 - Manuel Palau Boix, composer
1893 - Yone Minagawa, Japanese, became worlds oldest living person January 29, 2007. (d. Aug. 13, 2007)
1894 - Wesley La Violette, composer
1894 - Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (d. 1962)
1895 - Lourens G M Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter
1895 - Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
1896 - Everett Dirksen, American politician (Sen-R-Ill) (d. 1969)
1898 - Roger Vuataz, composer
1900 - James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
1901 - C. L. R. James, writer and journalist (d. 1989)
1902 - John McCone, CIA Director (d. 1991)
1903 - Joris Diels, Flemish actor/director (Haagsche Comedy)
1905 - Sterling Holloway, Cedartown Ga, actor (Waldo-Life of Riley)
1908 - Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover
1908 - Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian
1910 - Arthur Villeneuve, Quebec painter (d. 1990)
1913 - Malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa (1962- )
1914 - Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
1914 - Herman Franks, American baseball player
1916 - Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
1916 - Robert Parrish, Columbus Ga, director (Casino Royale)
1916 - Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
1916 - Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
1917 - Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
1919 - Al "Jazbo" Collins, NYC, DJ (Tonight! America After Dark)
1919 - Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)
1920 - Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)
1920 - William Egan Colby, CIA director (Nixon)
1922 - Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
1922 - Rosalie Crutchley, English actress (d. 1997)
1923 - Flavio Testi, composer
1924 - Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
1925 - Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)
1927 - Barbara Rush, Denver Co, actress (Marsha-Peyton Place, Flamingo Road)
1927 - Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
1929 - Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
1929 - Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
1930 - Don Shula, winningest NFL coach (Miami Dolphins)
1930 - Iain Cuthbertson, British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)
1930 - Sorrell Booke, Buffalo NY, actor (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me)
1931 - Adi Lady Lala Mara, First Lady of Fiji (d. 2004)
1931 - Sir William Deane, Governor-General of Australia 1996-2001
1932 - Richard Stahl, Detroit Mich, actor (Howard-It's a Living)
1932 - Carlos Saura, Spanish director
1933 - Ed Jenkins, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
1933 - Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
1934 - Rudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia
1935 - Floyd Patterson, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)
1935 - Kenneth Money, Canada, astronaut (STS 42-alt)
1937 - Dyan Cannon, Tacoma Wash, Mrs Cary Grant/actress (Heaven Can Wait)
Opera Singer Grace BumbryOpera Singer Grace Bumbry (1937) 1937 - Grace Bumbry, St Louis, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser)
1937 - R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
1938 - Louis Krebs Graham, Nashville TN, PGA golfer (1975 US Open)
1939 - Jon Appleton, composer
1940 - Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)
1940 - Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
1940 - Helmut Jahn, German architect
1940 - Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate
1941 - John Bennett Perry, Williamstown Mass, singer/actor (Falcon Crest)
1941 - Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan
1942 - John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
1943 - Tom Wilkinson, CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)
1943 - Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
1944 - Volker Hornback, rocker (Tangerine Dream)
1945 - Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
1945 - Vesa-Matti Loiri, Finnish entertainer
1945 - Richard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate
1946 - Bernard Sumner, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
1946 - Arthur Conley, McIntosh County, Georgia, US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music), (d. 2003)
1946 - Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer (d. 2001)
1947 - Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
1947 - Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
1948 - Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
1949 - Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
1951 - Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1972)
1951 - Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower), (d. 2013)
1953 - Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
1954 - Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
1955 - Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
1955 - Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)
1956 - Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)
1956 - Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)
1956 - Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)
1956 - Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
1957 - Patty Loveless, [Ramey], Pikeville Ky, singer (Blue Side of Town)
1958 - Matt Frewer, Washington DC, actor (Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor)
1958 - Nina Foust, Asheboro NC, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Ladies Open-6th)
1958 - Andy Borowitz, American comedian and satirist
1958 - Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
1959 - Vanity, [Denise Marquardt], Ontario Canada, actress (52 Pick Up)
1959 - Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
1960 - Cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia)
1960 - Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)
1960 - April Winchell, American actress
1961 - Lee Curreri, NYC, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame)
1962 - Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
1962 - Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
1962 - Patrick Cassidy, Los Angeles California, actor/composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall)
1962 - Laila Eloui, Egyptian actress
1962 - Peter Steele, American musician (Type O Negative)
1963 - Dave Foley, actor/comedian (Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson-NewsRadio)
1963 - Linda Muri, Killingly Conn, rower (Olympics-96)
1963 - Till Lindemann, German singer (Rammstein)
1964 - Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
1965 - David Glasper, rocker (Breathe-All I Need)
1965 - Guy Forget, Morocco, tennis star
1965 - Jergus Baca, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
1965 - John Jackson, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1965 - Julia Ormond, London England, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall)
1965 - Kevin Wickander, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1965 - Mitch Booth, Australian tornado yachter (Olympics-96)
1965 - Yvan Attal, French actor and director
1965 - Beth Gibbons, English singer (Portishead)
1965 - Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues)
1966 - Deana Carter, country singer
1967 - David Wayne Toms, Monroe LA, PGA golfer (1992 Northern Telecom-3rd)
1967 - Michael "Mike" Peterson, Wash DC, rower (Olympics-1996)
1967 - Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle (Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders)
1967 - Johnny Nelson, English boxer
1967 - Marina Orsini, Canadian actress
1968 - Jackie Harris, NFL tight end (Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Bucs)
1968 - Mike Wilpolt, Head Coach of the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League
1969 - Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
1969 - Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
1969 - Lindsay Kennedy, Atlanta Ga, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie)
1970 - Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1970 - Sean Lumpkin, NFL safety (NO Saints)
1970 - Chris Kanyon, American professional wrestler
1971 - Carlos Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1971 - Deb Sonnenberg, Edmonton Alberta, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
1971 - Errol Brown, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 - Garrison Hearst, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
1971 - Jeremy Licht, Los Angeles California, actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family)
1971 - Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
1971 - Richard Chee Quee, cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry)
1971 - Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
1972 - Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1972 - James Longley, American documentary filmmaker
1973 - Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
1973 - Ray Mickens, cornerback (NY Jets)
1973 - Todd Sauerbrun, NFL punter/kicker (Chic Bears)
1973 - Frank Høj, Danish cyclist
1973 - Harmony Korine, American film director and artist
1974 - Carl Powell, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
1974 - Ian Moor, English singer

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