December 4 Birthdays in History - December 4 Deaths - December 4 Events
1977 Emily Ballard, Miss Washington Teen USA 1996
1977 Shahid Nazir, cricketer, Pakistan Test fast bowler vs. Zimbabwe 1996
1976 John Lee, born in Chicago, Illinois, dance skater, & Julia Bikbova
1974 Anke Huber, Bruchsal Germany, tennis star, 1996 finalist Australian
1973 Corliss Williamson, NBA forward for the Sacramento Kings
1973 Tyra Banks, model/actress, Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel Air
1972 Damien Covington, NFL linebacker for the Buffalo Bills
1972 Howard Eisley, NBA guard, Utah Jazz
1972 Jassen Cullimore, Simcoe, NHL defenseman, Vancouver Canucks
1972 Jude St. John, CFL offensive linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger Cats
1972 Kerry Anne Guse, Brisbane Queensland, tennis star, 1996 final Hobart
1972 Ted Johnson, NFL inside linebacker for the New England Patriots
1971 Terrence Wisdom, NFL/WLAF guard/center, New York Jets, London Monarchs
1970 Jeff Blake, NFL quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals
1969 Ferric Collons, NFL defensive end for the New England Patriots
1969 Jacques Landry, Saskatoon Saskatchawan, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1969 Marie-Josee Morneau, Longueuil Quebec, 56 kg judoka 1996 Olympics
1969 Mik Middleton, WLAF safety, Barcelona Dragons
1969 Terry Glenn, wide reciever for the New England Patriots
1969 Jay Z, also known as Shawn Corey Carter, American Musician
1968 Mike Barrowman, Costa Mesa California, kayak/200m breast stroke, Gold Medals 1992, 1996 Olympics
1967 Klaus Wilmsmeyer, NFL punter for the New Orleans Saints
1967 Martha O'Kelley, U.S. softball infielder, 1996 Olympics gold
1965 Rob Smits, pop drummer, Kong/Phlegm
1964 Bill Peterson, Smithfield, North Carolina, WLAF general manager for the Amsterdam Admirals
1964 Marisa Tomei, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, My Cousin Vinny
1963 Johanna Wright, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, WPVA volleyballer, Pismo Beach-4th
1963 Mike Snoei, born in Rotterdam, Holland, professional soccer player, coach, played for Feyenoord Rotterdam, Excelsior Rotterdam and Sparta Rotterdam
1963 Sergey Bubka, Ukraine, pole vaulter, Olympics gold 88, 92
1962 Arnold Scholten, soccer player, Feyenoord
1962 John Gaasbeek, soccer player, FC Twente/NAC
1962 Stan Gelbaugh, NFL quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks
1961 Frank Reich, NFL quarterback, Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers
1961 Frank Reich, quarterback, Detroit Lions
1958 Bill Roy, Versailles, Illinois, skeet 1996 Olympics
1957 Lee Smith, Jamestown, Louisiana, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds
1957 Raul Boesel, Brazil, Indy-car racer, CART
1957 Eric S. Raymond, American Author
1956 Bernard King, basketball player, New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets
1956 Blagoi Blagoyev, Bulgaria, 82.5 kg weightlifer, Olympics-silver-1976
1956 Herbert Groenemeyer, Germany, rocker, OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge
1955 Brian Prout, Troy, New York, singer, Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle
1952 Ronald Michael Sega, born in Cleveland, Ohio, PhD/Astronaut, STS-60, 76
1951 Gary Rossington, rocker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band
1951 Patricia Wettig, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, actress, Nancy Weston-30 Something
1950 Pamela Stephenson, Auckland New Zealand, actress, Superman 3, Sat Night Live
1950 Steven Jesse Bernstein, American Writer
1949 Jeff Bridges, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Stay Hungry, Against All Odds
1949 Mary Bea Porter-King, Everett, Washington, LPGA golfer, 1975 Golf Inns Classic
1948 Lin Onus, born in Melbourne, Australia, born William McLintock Onus, of Jiradjuri descent, artist, painter, sculptor, print maker, used Maningride rarrk cross-hatching-based painting style
1948 Roberta Lynn Bondar, Ontario, astronaut, STS-42
1948 Southside Johnny Lyon, New Jersey, rocker, Asbury Jukes-Don't Want Go Home
1947 Ursula Krechel, born in Trier, Germany, writer, poet, radio dramatist, winner, Joseph-Breitbach-Preis 2009, works include, 'Der Ubergriff'
1945 Michael Gerzon, mathematician
1944 Dennis Wilson, born in Hawthorne, California, drummer/vocalist, Beach Boys-My Room
1943 Patti Chandler, California, actress, Bikini Beach
1942 Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley California, rock bassist, Moby Grape
1942 Chris Hillman, born in San Diego, California, singer, Byrds-Turn Turn Turn
1941 Humberto Solas, director and writer, Lucia
1941 Raul Blanco, Australian soccer asst coach, Olyroos, 1996 Olympics
1940 Freddy Cannon, Picariello, Lynn, Massachusetts, rocker, Palisades Park
1940 Barbara Amiel, British Journalist
1938 Andre Marrou, Libertarian Presidential candidate 1992
1938 Liesbeth Struppert, actress, Miep Gies-Anne Frank
1938 Lynn Blessing, vibes Player
1937 Max Baer, Jr., born in Oakland California, actor, Jethro-Beverly Hillbillies
1936 Larry Davis, blues singer/guitarist
1935 Fred Rumsey, England, cricket lefty pace bowler, 5 Tests 1964-65
1935 Paul O'Neill, American Politician
1934 Victor French, born in Santa Barbara, California, actor, Highway to Heaven
1934 Wink Martindale, Jackson, Tennessee, TV host, Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This
1933 Horst Buchholz, born in Berlin, Germany, actor, Magnificent 7, Raid on Entebbe
1932 Edgar Valcarcel, composer
1932 Joanne Battiste, artist, heroines
1932 Roh Tae Woo, Taegu South Korea, President South Korea, 1988-93
1931 Wally George, American Celebrity
1930 Harvey Kuenn, baseball player, AL Rookie of the Year-1953
1930 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, composer
1930 Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou, composer
1930 Ronnie Corbett, England, comedian, 2 Ronnies
1928 Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut, X-20
1927 William Labov, American Writer
1925 Maurice Binder, New York City, photographer/film titler, James Bond
1925 Albert Bandura, Canadian Psychologist
1924 John Portman, born in South Carolina, architect, Ivan Allen Award-1964
1924 Frank Press, American Scientist
1923 Charles Keating, district attorney, Los Angeles, California
1922 Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor, Caligula, Le Diable au Corps
1921 Deanna Durbin, Winnipeg Manitoba, actress/vocalist, 100 Men and a Girl
1920 Michael Bates, Jhansi India, actor, Clockwork Orange, Patton
1915 Allan Jackson, Hot Springs, Arkansas, newscaster, Youth Takes a Stand
1915 Fred Freer, cricketer, Australian pace bowler played one Test in 1946
1913 Mark Robson, Canadian Director
1912 Alfons "Alphons" Berckmans, Flemish/British actor, Family Stastok
1912 Jack Walsh, NSW/Leicestershire cricket china bowler, didn't rep Australia
1912 Jimmy Jewel, born in Sheffield, England, James Arthur Thomas J. Marsh, comedian, television, film actor, appeared in film 'The Krays', musical drama 'Casualty'
1912 John W. Pritchard, Ian Wallace, U.S., sci-fi author, Megalomania
1912 Pappy Boyington, American Soldier
1910 Alex North, Chester Penn, composer, Spartacus, Viva Zapata
1910 Amar Singh, cricketer, dashing Indian all-rounder of thirties
1910 Ramaswamy Venkataraman, president of India, 1987-92
1908 A D Hershey, U.S., biologist, worked with bacteriophages, Nobel 1969
1908 Alfred Day Hershey, American Scientist
1907 Jo Boer, Dutch author, Catharina and the Magnolias
1905 Emilio Medici, president Brazil, 1969-74
1903 Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian
1903 Cornell Woolrich, U.S., writer, El Angel Negro
1899 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, Harm Harmstra, Frisian farmer/writer
1897 Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor, Dock Worker
1896 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer, against Pasternak,
1895 Nils FA Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer, Bombi Bitt Och Jag
1892 Francisco Franco, y Bahamonde, Spanish General/dictator, 1936 - 1975
1889 Buck Jones, Charles F Gebhart, U.S. actor, War Horse
1889 Isabel Randolph, Illinois, actress, Fuller Brush Girl, Our Miss Brooks
1888 Aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia, 1921-34
1881 Erwin von Witzleben, German Field Marshal, July 20th plot
1879 Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer
1876 Dimitur Poljanov, Popov, Bulgaria, poet, Iron Poems
1875 Rainer Maria Rilke, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary, poet, wrote, 'The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge', 'Letters to a Young Poet'
1874 Jean H L Bossard, actor/impresario, Merchant of Venice
1868 Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter
1866 Vassily V Kandinsky, Russian/German/French abstract painter, Dreamy Inspiration
1866 Wassily Kandinsky, Russian Artist
1865 Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse, WW I
1865 Edith Cavell, American Public Servant
1861 Lillian Russell, Helen Leonard, U.S., singer and actress, Great Mogul
1858 Billy Gunn, cricketer, Notts and England batsman in 11 Tests 1886-99
1838 Melesio Morales, composer
1835 Samuel Butler, England, author, Erewhom, Way of All Flesh
1825 Hynek Ignac Frantisek Vojacek, composer
1822 Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
1818 William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Major General Confederate Army
1812 Elias Smith Dennis, Major General Union volunteers
1808 Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher, Horatius
1803 Augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner, Red Z Lane
1800 Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet, Ritornellen
1795 Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian, French Revolution
1791 Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer
1720 Jean-Jacques Robson, composer
1708 Marianus Konigsperger, composer
1667 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, composer
1660 Andre Campra, composer
1584 John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony
1443 Pope Julius II, 1503-13, patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael