Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 4 Birthdays

* 1505 – Nicolaus Rey, Polish poet (d. 1580)
* 1524 – Luís de Camões, Portuguese poet (d. 1580)
* 1575 – Pierre de Bérulle, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1629)
* 1620 – Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
* 1639 – Alessandro Melani, Italian composer (d. 1703)
* 1646 – Hans Erasmus Aßmann, Freiherr von Abschatz, German statesman and poet (d. 1699)
* 1676 – Giacomo Facco, Italian Baroque violinist, conductor and composer (d. 1753)
* 1677 – Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
* 1688 – Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (d. 1763)
* 1725 – Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
* 1740 – Carl Michael Bellman, Swedish poet and composer (d. 1795)
* 1746 – Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Belarusian-Lithuanian, and American national hero (d. 1817)
* 1778 – A. P. de Candolle, Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
* 1799 – Almeida Garrett, Portuguese writer (d. 1854)
* 1808 – Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem (d. 1856)
* 1831 – Oliver Ames, 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
* 1846 – Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)
* 1848 – Jean Aicard, French poet (d. 1921)
* 1849 – Jean Richepin, French poet (d. 1926)
* 1859 – Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)
* 1871 – Friedrich Ebert, German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
* 1872 – Gotse Delchev, a great Bulgarian revolutionary, (d. 1903)
* 1873 – Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
* 1875 – Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (d. 1953)
* 1877 – Eddie Cochems, Father of the Forward Pass in American football (d. 1953)
* 1881 – Fernand Léger, French painter (d. 1955)
* 1891 – Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar, Speaker of Lok Sabha (d. 1978)
* 1892 – Andreu Nin, Catalan politician (d. 1937)
* 1892 – E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet (d. 1964)
* 1895 – Nigel Bruce, English actor (d. 1953)
* 1896 – Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (d. 1938)
* 1896 – Friedrich Hund, German physicist (d. 1997)
* 1897 – Ludwig Erhard, 2nd Bundeskanzler of Germany (d. 1977)
* 1900 – Jacques Prévert, French poet and lyricist (d. 1977)
* 1902 – Charles Lindbergh, American pilot and social activist (d. 1974)
* 1902 – Hartley Shawcross, British lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
* 1904 – MacKinlay Kantor, American writer (d. 1977)
* 1905 – Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (d. 1986)
* 1906 – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologian (d. 1945)
* 1906 – Clyde Tombaugh, American astronomer (d. 1997)
* 1908 – Julian Bell, British poet (d. 1937)
* 1912 – Ola Skjåk Bræk, Norwegian politician (d. 1999)
* 1912 – Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian conductor (d. 1993)
* 1912 – Byron Nelson, American golfer (d. 2006)
* 1912 – Louis-Albert Vachon, cardinal archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)
* 1913 – Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist (d. 2005)
* 1914 – Alfred Andersch, German writer (d. 1980)
* 1915 – Ray Evans, American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
* 1915 – William Talman, American actor (d. 1968)
* 1915 – Sir Norman Wisdom, English actor and comedian (d. 2010)
* 1917 – Yahya Khan, President of Pakistan (d. 1980)
* 1918 – Porky Chedwick, American radio personality
* 1918 – Ida Lupino, English film actress and director (d. 1995)
* 1918 – Luigi Pareyson, Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
* 1918 – Janet Waldo, American actress
* 1921 – Betty Friedan, American feminist (d. 2006)
* 1921 – Lotfi Asker Zadeh, American-Iranian/Russian mathematician and computer scientist
* 1922 – Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian classical singer (d. 2011)
* 1923 – Conrad Bain, Canadian-born actor
* 1923 – Joan Vollmer, American beatnik (d. 1951)
* 1924 – Janet Waldo, American Actress
* 1925 – Russell Hoban, American writer
* 1925 – Gerald Sim, English actor
* 1927 – Rolf Landauer, American physicist and electrical engineer (d. 1999)
* 1929 – Jerry Adler, American actor
* 1929 – Eduard Zimmermann, German journalist, TV presenter and security expert (d. 2009)
* 1931 – Isabel Martínez de Perón, President of Argentina (1974–1976), widow of Argentine President Juan Perón
* 1935 – Martti Talvela, Finnish bass (d. 1989)
* 1936 – David Brenner, American comedian
* 1936 – Gary Conway, American actor
* 1937 – David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
* 1938 – Donald W. Riegle, Jr., American Senator
* 1940 – George A. Romero, American director, screenwriter and producer
* 1940 – John Schuck, American actor
* 1941 – John Steel, British musician (The Animals)
* 1943 – Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
* 1943 – Wanda Rutkiewicz, Polish mountaineer (d. 1992)
* 1943 – Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
* 1947 – Dennis C. Blair, American admiral and Director of National Intelligence
* 1947 – Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States
* 1948 – Alice Cooper, American musician
* 1948 – Mienoumi Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 57th Yokozuna
* 1949 – Michael Beck, American actor
* 1949 – Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (d. 2010)
* 1950 – Pamela Franklin, British actress
* 1951 – Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
* 1951 – Phil Ehart, American musician (Kansas)
* 1951 – Dariush Eghbali, Iranian singer and musician
* 1951 – Stan Papi, American baseball player
* 1952 – Lisa Eichhorn, American actress
* 1952 – Jerry Shirley, Drummer (Humble Pie)
* 1952 – Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
* 1953 – Kitaro, Japanese composer
* 1955 – Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime Minister
* 1957 – Don Davis, American composer
* 1957 – Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
* 1958 – Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
* 1959 – Pamelyn Ferdin, American actress
* 1959 – Lawrence Taylor, American football player
* 1960 – Tim Booth, British singer (James)
* 1960 – Mark Dawson, British-born American entertainment manager (The Iron Maidens)
* 1960 – Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
* 1960 – Jenette Goldstein, American actress
* 1960 – Jonathan Larson, American composer (d. 1996)
* 1961 – Stewart O'Nan, American author
* 1961 – Denis Savard, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1962 – Clint Black, American musician
* 1962 – Michael Riley, Canadian actor
* 1962 – Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
* 1963 – Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss skier
* 1964 – Noodles, American guitarist (The Offspring)
* 1965 – Jerome Brown, American football player (d. 1992)
* 1966 – Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist
* 1966 – Kyōko Koizumi, Japanese actress and singer
* 1967 – Sergei Grinkov, Russian figure skater (d. 1995)
* 1968 – Marko Matvere, Estonian actor
* 1969 – Duncan Coutts, Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
* 1969 – Dallas Drake, ice hockey player
* 1969 – Brandy Ledford, American actress and model
* 1970 – Gabrielle Anwar, English actress
* 1971 – Rob Corddry, American actor and comedian
* 1971 – Michael A. Goorjian, American actor
* 1972 –Dara Ó Briain, Irish comedian
* 1972 – Giovanni Silva De Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
* 1973 – Oscar de la Hoya, Mexican-American boxer
* 1973 – Manny Legacé, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
* 1974 – Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international
* 1974 – Urmila Matondkar, Indian actress
* 1974 – Eric Townsend, American musician and record producer
* 1975 – Natalie Imbruglia, Australian musician and actress
* 1975 – Thomas Tebbich, Austrian decathlete
* 1976 – Cam'ron, American rapper
* 1977 – Gavin DeGraw, American musician
* 1977 – Mitra Hajjar, Iranian actress
* 1978 – Danna Garcia, Colombian actress
* 1978 – Ömer Onan, Turkish basketball player
* 1979 – Andrei Arlovski, Belarussian mixed martial artist
* 1979 – Giorgio Pantano, Italian racing car driver
* 1981 – Allen Forrest, American recording artist/ music producer
* 1981 – Ben Hendrickson, American baseball player
* 1981 – Jason Kapono, America professional basketball player
* 1981 – Tom Mastny, Indonesian baseball player
* 1981 – Johan Van Summeren, Belgian cyclist
* 1982 – Chris Sabin, American professional wrestler
* 1982 – Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist
* 1982 – Kimberly Wyatt, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
* 1983 – Lee Stempniak, American ice hockey player
* 1983 – Jarrad Waite, Australian rules footballer
* 1984 – Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer
* 1985 – Bug Hall, American actor
* 1986 – Mohammad Mahmudullah, Bangladeshi cricketer
* 1987 – Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player
* 1988 – Carly Patterson, American gymnast

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