February 4 Birthdays in History - February 4 Deaths - February 4 Events
1988 Carly Patterson, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, singer, gymnast, Olympic All-Around Champion, 2004, USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame inductee
1980 Kelly Marie Sodan, Miss Kentucky Teen USA 1996
1978 Laurence Borremans, Miss Belgium Universe 1997
1977 Gavin DeGraw, American Musician
1975 Elana Eve Chomiszak, born in Providence, Rhode Island, Miss America-Rhode Island 1997
1975 Miriam Ruppert, Miss Universe-Germany 1996
1975 Natalie Imbruglia, Australian Musician
1974 Brandon Convery, Kingston, NHL center for the Toronto Maple Leafs
1974 Chris Ward, defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens
1973 Michael Goorjian, actor, Party Of Five
1973 Oscar de la Hoya, born in Los Angeles, California, boxer, light middleweight, Mexican-American, nicknamed 'The Golden Boy', defeated 17 world championships, won 10 world titles in six different weight classes
1972 Kelvin Anderson, CFL running back for the Calgary Stampeders
1971 Kevin Farkas, NFL tackle for the Carolina Panthers
1971 Maarten Atmodikoro, soccer player, Dordrecht '90, NAC
1971 Pete Pierson, NFL tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1971 Sterling Palmer, NFL defensive end for the Washington Redskins
1970 Alisa Marie Kimble, Miss USA-California 1997
1970 Gabrielle Anwar, Laleham England, actress, Body Snatchers
1970 John Frascatore, U.S. baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
1970 Nicole Wood, born in Canton, Ohio, playmate, Apr, 1993
1970 Todd Peterson, NFL kicker for the Seattle Seahawks
1969 Brad Cornett, U.S. baseball pitcher for the 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
1968 Kristen Marie, actress, Cheryl McKinnon-Another World
1967 Sergei Grinkov, born in Moscow, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Russian ice skater, Olympic and World figure skating champion
1966 Barry Klein, Grand Rapids, Michigan, rower 1996 Olympics
1966 Marissa Laakso, born in Boston, Massachusetts, Miss Mass-America 1991
1965 John van Loen, Dutch soccer player, Feyenoord, San Frecce
1963 Jane Leary, Sydney Australia, golfer, 1992 Australian Amateur Champ
1963 Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier 1988 Olympics gold
1962 Clint Black, born in Long Branch, New Jersey, country vocalist, A Better Man
1962 Dan Plesac, born in Gary, Indiana, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
1962 Vern Fleming, NBA guard, New Jersey Nets
1961 Denis Savard, born in Pointe Gatineau, California, NHL center, Chicago Blackhawks
1961 Vern Fleming, LIC, New York, basketball player 1984 Olympics gold
1960 Pamelyn Ferdin, actress, Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders
1959 Lawrence Taylor, LT, NFL's greatest linebacker for the New York Giants
1959 Zenani Mandela, daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela
1958 Mary Ann Pascal, actress, Samantha-Brothers
1958 Werner Schwab, born in Austria, writer, playwright, visual artist, studied sculpture at Vienna's Akademie der bildenden Kunste in 1990, wrote sixteen plays, produced eight, controversial works in the Austrian Black comedy tradition
1953 Svetlana Ulmasova, U.S.S.R., 3K, world title 1978
1952 Jerry Shirley, rock drummer, Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It
1952 Lisa Eichhorn, Reading, Pennsylvania, actress, Cutter's Way, Yankees
1950 Barry Pearson, born in Geneseo, Illinois, born Barry Lynn Pearson, American professional football player, attended Northwestern University, played position of wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs
1950 James Dunn, U.S. vocalist, Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New
1950 Pamela Franklin, Tokyo, Japan, actress, Satan's School for Girls
1950 Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer, The Nits
1949 Michael Beck, born in Memphis, Tennessee, actor, Hans Helms-Holocaust
1948 Alice Cooper, Vincent Furnier, Detroit, rocker, School's Out
1948 Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner, 1 Test India vs. Sri Lanka 1982
1948 Robert Coover, novelist, Pricksongs and Descants
1948 Rod Grams, born in Princeton, Minnesota, Representative-R-Minnesota 1993 - 1995, Senator-R-Minnesota 1995 - 2001
1947 Dan Quayle, born in Indianapolis, Indiana, Representative-R-Indiana 1977 - 1981, Senator-R-Indiana 1981 - 1989, 44th Vice President-R, 1989 - 1993
1947 Jeannie Wilson, born in Memphis, Tennessee, actress, Simon and Simon, Stir Crazy
1947 Sanford Bishop, born in Mobile, Alabama, Representative-D-Georgia 1993 -
1946 Mary Meyer, U.S., 500m speed skater, Silver Medal 1968 Olympics
1946 Roy Yeager, born in Doraville, Georgia, rocker, Atlanta Rhythm Section
1945 David Brenner, born in Philadelphia, comedian/TV talk show host, Nightlife
1944 Daniel A. Mica, born in Binghamton, New York, Representative-D-Florida 1979 - 1989
1944 Florence LaRue Gordon, Penn, rocker, 5th Dimension-One Less Bell
1943 Cheryl Miller, born in Sherman Oaks, California, actress, Paula-Daktari, Born Free
1942 Johnny Gamble, rocker, Classics
1941 John Steel, rock drummer, Animals-House of the Rising Sun
1940 George A. Romero, actor and director, Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes
1939 Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
1939 Jane Bryant Quinn, newspaper and television reporter
1939 John Schuck, born in Boston, Massachusetts, comedian, McMillan and Wife, Holmes and Yoyo
1938 Donald W. Riegle, Jr., born in Flint, Michigan, Senator-D-Michigan 1976 - 1995
1937 Collin Wilcox, Highlands, North Carolina, actor, To Kill a Mocking Bird
1937 John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer 1960 Olympics gold
1937 Magnar Solberg, Norway, 20K biathalete, Gold Medals 1968, 1972 Olympics
1936 Daan van Golden, Dutch sculptor
1936 Gary Conway, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actor, Burke's Law, Land of the Giants
1935 Martti Talvela, Hiitola Karelia Finland, operatic basso
1935 Wallis Mathias, cricketer, 1st non-Muslim to play for Pakistan
1934 Jouko Sakari Linjama, composer
1932 Ivan Davis, Electra, Texas, pianist/writer, Hunger, Corn is Green
1931 Isabel Peron, Maria Martinez, dancer/president Argentina
1929 Mary Joan Nielubowicz, rear admiral/nurse
1929 Paul Burlison, born in Brownsville, Tennessee, guitarist, rockabilly, founding member of The Rock and Roll Trio, performed with Johnny and Dorsey Burnette
1928 Dave Ketchum, Quincy, Illinois, actor, Agent 13-Get Smart
1926 John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer
1925 Russell Hoban, U.S. children's book author, Riddley Walker/Pilgermann
1923 Conrad Bain, born in Alberta, Canada, actor, Maude, Diff'rent Strokes
1921 Betty Friedan, born in Peoria, Illinois, feminist writer, Feminine Mystique
1920 Derek Worlock, English RC archbishop, Liverpool
1920 John Hartford Worlock, rC Bishop of Liverpool
1919 Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect, De Meerpaal, Dronten
1918 Ida Lupino, actress screenwriter director/producer, Jennifer
1918 Norman Wisdom, born in London, England, comedian, Kraft Music Hall
1917 Aga Yahya Khan, Pakistan military/politician
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
1915 William Talman, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor, Crashout, Hamilton-Perry Mason
1915 Ray Evans, born in New York, lyricist, composer, Oscar-winner, worked with Jay Livingston, wrote "Mona Lisa"
1914 Alfred Andersch, German writer, Red Head
1914 Ida Lupino, born in London, England, actress, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1913 Rosa Lee Parks, civil rights activist, bus protestor
1913 Woody Hayes, Wayne, college football coach, Ohio, 1968 coach of yr
1913 Rosa Parks, American Activist
1912 Byron Nelson, Fort Worth, Texas, PGA golfer, won 19 tournaments in 1945
1912 James Craig, born in Nashville, Tennessee, actor, Devil and Daniel Webster, Cyclops
1910 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer
1910 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist, Orphan of the Desert
1910 David Lavender, American Historian
1909 Kenneth W. Howell, English Anglican bishop, Chile/Bolivia/Peru
1909 Robert Coote, London, actor, Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe
1908 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, trumpeter
1908 Gordon Fraser, Lawrence Massachusetts, newscaster, All Star News
1906 Clyde William Tombaugh, U.S., astronomer, discovered Pluto
1906 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist, Confessing Church
1906 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer, champ-1933
1905 Eddie Foy, Jr., New Rochelle, New York, actor, Eddie-Fair Exchange
1904 Herman B Wiardi Beckman, Dutch politician, SDAP, resistance fighter
1904 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist, Andersonville
1904 Predrag Milosevic, composer
1903 Alexander Oppenheim, mathematician
1903 Berend van den Amstel, Bernard CED Hattink, actor, Beatrice
1903 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, U.S. dance critic/poet, Snoring in N
1903 Frank Howley, Hampton, New York, Brigadier General, Answers for Americans
1903 Siro Cisilino, composer
1902 Charles Lindbergh, born in Detroit, Michigan, pilot, 1st fly solo across Atlantic
1902 Hartley William Shawcross, British Lawyer
1900 Jacques Prevert, France, poet/screenwriter, Paroles
1897 Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany, CDU
1896 Friedrich Glauser, writer
1895 Annie [Anna HM] Romein-Verschoor, Dutch historian, Erflaters
1895 Nigel Bruce, born in Ensenada, Mexico, British actor, Dr. Watson in 'Sherlock Holmes'
1893 Bernard Rogers, New York City, composer, Warrior, Marriage of Aude, Passion
1893 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist, Australopithecus
1892 Ugo Betti, Italian playwright
1892 Yrlo Henrik Kilpinen, Finnish composer
1891 Yuri Losmann, Estonia, marathon runner, Olympic-silver 1920
1889 Walter Catlett, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities
1888 Paul Althaus, German theologist, The Christian Truth
1885 Cairine Ray Wilson, Montreal, 1st female Canadian senator, appointed
1884 Julius Callewaert, Flemish dominican/bringing up children
1884 Rolland Beaumont, cricketer, South African batsman in 5 tests 1912-14
1881 Fernand Leger, France, painter/ceramist/cubist, City
1881 Kliment J Woroshilov, marshal/president U.S.S.R., 1953-60
1876 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer
1875 Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist, father of aerodynamics
1875 Raymond Moulaert, composer
1874 Robert Liefmann, German economist, Unternehmersverbande
1868 Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP
1865 Charles Bally, Swiss linguist, Le langage et la vie
1849 Jean Richepin, French poet and writer, Les Chansons de Gueux
1848 [Francois-Victor-]Jean Aicard, French playwright and poet, Jeune Croyances
1842 Georg Brandes, Morris Cohen, Danish literary-historian/critic
1842 Vasili O Klyutshevski, Russian historian
1841 Clement Ader, French inventor, 1st to fly a heavier-than-air craft
1826 Halbert Eleazer Paine, Major General Union volunteers
1820 Bozena Nemcova, Barnora Panklova, Czechoslovakian author, Babicka
1819 Joshua Norton, SF, Norton I, emperor of USA
1805 Georg Andreas Henkel, composer
1805 William H Ainsworth, English writer, Old St. Paul's, Rookwood
1805 William Harrison Ainsworth, English Novelist
1802 Mark Hopkins, U.S., educator/philosopher, Williams College
1799 Joao Batista da Silva Leitao de Almeida Garret, Portuguese playwright
1790 John Bachman, American Clergyman
1778 Augustin P de Candolle, Swiss botanist, Theorie elementaire
1769 Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer
1768 Maurits C van Hall, Dutch ruler of Heicop and Boeicop, lawyer/politician
1767 Johann Franz Volkert, composer
1764 Carel H Verhuell, Dutch/French Vice-Admiral/minister of Navy
1758 Pierre-Gabriel Gardel, French ballet dancer/choreographer
1751 Blas de Laserna, composer
1698 Heinrich A. Fouque, Prussian general
1693 George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist, London Merchant
1688 Pierre De Marivaux, Paris, France, writer, Marianne
1646 Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, Silesian poet
1581 Daniel Selich, composer
1575 Pierre de Berulle, French cardinal
1549 Eustache du Caurroy, composer
1465 French van Brederode, leader of Hoeksen