January 4 Birthdays in History - January 4 Deaths - January 4 Events
1974 Carl Powell, defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts
1973 Lamont Warren, NFL running back for the Indianapolis Colts
1973 Ray Mickens, cornerback for the New York Jets
1973 Todd Sauerbrun, NFL punter/kicker for the Chicago Bears
1972 Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback for the Amsterdam Admirals
1971 Carlos Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher for the Montreal Expos
1971 Deb Sonnenberg, born in Edmonton, Alberta, softball pitcher 1996 Olympics
1971 Errol Brown, CFL defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1971 Garrison Hearst, NFL running back, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers
1971 Jeremy Licht, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family
1971 Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders
1971 Richard Chee Quee, cricketer, NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry
1970 Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1970 Sean Lumpkin, NFL safety for the New Orleans Saints
1969 Corie Blount, NBA forward, Los Angeles Lakers
1969 Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player, NEC/NAC
1969 Lindsay Kennedy, born in Atlanta, Georgia, actor, Jeb-Little House on the Prairie
1968 Jackie Harris, NFL tight end, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1967 David Wayne Toms, Monroe, Louisiana, PGA golfer, 1992 Northern Telecom-3rd
1967 Michael "Mike" Peterson, Washington D.C., rower 1996 Olympics
1967 Rick Cunningham, NFL tackle, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders
1966 Deana Carter, born in Nashville, Texas, Deana Kay Carter, country singer, famous for multi-platinum debut album 'Did I Shave My Legs for This?', albums include fourteen singles, three reached number one on the Billboard country charts, including 'Strawberry Wine'
1965 David Glasper, rocker, Breathe-All I Need
1965 Guy Forget, born in Casablanca, Morocco, professional tennis player, helped France with the 1991 and 1996 Davis Cup, served as France's Favid Cup team captain
1965 Jergus Baca, born in Liptovsky Mikulas, Czechoslovakia, IHL defenseman, Team Slovakia 98
1965 John Jackson, NFL offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1965 Julia Ormond, born in London, England, actress, Sabrina, Legends of the Fall
1965 Kevin Wickander, U.S. baseball pitcher, Cincinnati Reds
1965 Mitch Booth, Australian tornado yachter 1996 Olympics
1965 Beth Gibbons, English Musician
1964 Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville, New Jersey, U.S. rower 1992 Olympics
1963 Dave Foley, actor/comedian, Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson-NewsRadio
1963 Linda Muri, Killingly Conn, rower 1996 Olympics
1962 Joe Kleine, NBA center, Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls
1962 Martin McAloon, rocker, Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good
1962 Patrick Cassidy, born in Los Angeles, California, actor/composer, Fever Pitch, Off the Wall
1962 Peter Steele, American Musician
1961 Lee Curreri, New York City, actor, Bruno Martelli-Fame
1960 Cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder, 6X Ms Olympia
1960 Michael Stipe, U.S. rock vocalist, REM-Losing My Religion, Stand
1959 Vanity, Denise Marquardt, Ontario Canada, actress, 52 Pick Up
1958 Matt Frewer, Washington D.C., actor, Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor
1958 Nina Foust, Asheboro, North Carolina, LPGA golfer, 1994 Hawaiian Ladies Open-6th
1957 Patty Loveless, Ramey, Pikeville, Kentucky, singer, Blue Side of Town
1956 Ann Magnuson, Charleston, West Virginia, actress, Anything But Love, Hunger
1956 Barney Sumner, rock guitarist and vocalist, New Order-Blue Monday
1956 Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist, Joy Division
1955 Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt, Georgia, country singer, Forester Sister-Men
1955 Mark Hollis, English pop musician, Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl
1951 Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont, New Hampshire, slalom skier, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1951 Eugene Chadbourne, American Composer
1946 Bernard Sumner, rocker, New Order-Round and Round
1945 Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda California, singer, Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited
1944 Volker Hornback, rocker, Tangerine Dream
1943 Tom Wilkinson, CFL quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos
1943 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American Historian
1942 John McLaughlin, rock guitarist, Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy
1941 John Bennett Perry, born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, singer and actor, Falcon Crest
1941 Jorg Reme, German/Dutch painter/graphic artist
1941 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter, Ronald Reagan
1940 Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor, How to Succeed in Business
1940 Brian Josephson, British physicist, Nobel 1973
1940 Gao Xingjian, Chinese Novelist
1940 Helmut Jahn, born in Nuremburg, Germany, architect, designed O'Hare 'L' Station, Chicago, Illinois, AIA's, Ten Most Influential Living Architects, 1991
1939 Jon Appleton, born in Los Angeles, California, composer, pioneer in electro-acoustic music, won Guggenheim, Fulbright Foundation fellowships
1938 Louis Krebs Graham, born in Nashville, Tennessee, PGA golfer, 1975 U.S. Open
1937 Dyan Cannon, born in Tacoma, Washington, Mrs. Cary Grant, actress, 'Heaven Can Wait'
1937 Grace Bumbry, St. Louis, mezzo-soprano, Venus in Tannhauser
1937 R Surendranath, cricketer, Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s
1935 Floyd Patterson, heavyweight champ 1956 - 1959, 1960 - 1962, Gold Medal 1952 Olympics
1935 Kenneth Money, Canada, astronaut, STS-42-alt
1934 Rudolf Schuster, Czechoslovakian Statesman
1933 Ed Jenkins, born in Young Harris, Georgia, Representative-D-Georgia 1977 - 1993
1932 Richard Stahl, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor, Howard-It's a Living
1930 Don Shula, winningest NFL coach for the Miami Dolphins
1930 Iain Cuthbertson, British actor, Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB
1930 Sorrell Booke, Buffalo, New York, actor, Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me
1929 Amitai W. Etzioni, U.S. sociologist, Active Society
1929 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
1927 Barbara Rush, born in Denver, Colorado, actress, Marsha-Peyton Place, Flamingo Road
1925 Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier, Gold Medals 1952, 1956, 1960 Olympics, Silver Medals 1956, 1960 Olympics, Bronze Medal 1960 Olympics
1923 Flavio Testi, composer
1922 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer
1920 Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer, Fortunata y Jacinta
1920 William Egan Colby, CIA director, Nixon
1920 William Colby, American Public Servant
1919 Al "Jazbo" Collins, New York City, DJ, Tonight! America After Dark
1919 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter, Lloyd's of London
1917 Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
1916 Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
1916 Robert Parrish, Columbus, Georgia, director, Casino Royale
1914 Mohammed Sahir, shah, Afghanistan
1913 Malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa, 1962-
1910 Gabe Paul, American Businessman
1908 Angela Maria "Geli" Raubal, Austrian nude model/Hitler's lover
1908 Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian
1905 Sterling Holloway, Cedartown, Georgia, actor, Waldo-Life of Riley
1903 Joris Diels, Flemish actor and director, Haagsche Comedy
1903 Ramon Ernesto Cruz Ucles, Honduras president, 1971-72, ; overthrown
1901 C. L. R. James, Journalist
1898 Roger Vuataz, composer
1896 Andre Aime Rene Masson, French Surrealist artist, Labyrinth
1896 Everett Dirksen, born in Pekin, Illinois, Senator-R-Illinois 1951 - 1969
1895 Lourens G M Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter
1894 Wesley La Violette, composer
1893 Manuel Palau Boix, composer
1890 Alfred G Jodl, German Wehrmacht general/chief of staff
1890 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP, communist
1889 Albertus W. "Albert" van Dalsum, actor and director, Abandoned Child
1883 Johanna Westerdijk, botanist/Netherlands 1st female prof, Utrecht, 1917-52
1883 Max F Eastman, U.S., critic/essayist, Masses
1883 Max Eastman, American Author
1881 Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter, poet and sculptor, Seated Youth
1878 Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer, Black Dogs and Other Stories
1877 Gibson Gowland, England, actor, Blind Husbands, Phantom of the Opera
1874 Josef Suk, Czechoslovakian violinist and composer, Asrael
1874 Sven Fleuron, writer
1872 Edmund Rumpler, Austria, auto/airplane builder
1869 Percy Pitt, composer
1858 Carter Glass, American Politician
1847 Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
1844 Thomas H Rollinson, composer
1838 Charles Stratton, General Tom Thumb, famous short person
1837 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet, Camoes e o jau
1823 Otto van Rees, Governor-General of Dutch-Indies, 1884-88
1823 Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General Union volunteers
1822 Joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General Union volunteers
1821 John James Peck, Major General Union volunteers
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
1809 Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer, reading system for blind
1807 Baltasar Saldoni, composer
1805 Stephan Hale Alonzo Marsh, composer
1797 Wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer, constructed 1st Moon map
1789 Benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist
1785 Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, librarian, fairy tale collector
1773 Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer
1772 Paul-Louis Courier, de Mere, French writer/interpreter
1759 Maria Rosa Coccia, composer
1756 Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician
1739 Henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer, Laudatio Hugonis Grotii
1726 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector
1720 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German, court, composer/organist
1717 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer
1710 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer, Il Prigioniero Superbo
1604 Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor, Jephthe
1581 James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh, gave age to Earth based on bible
1579 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar
1567 Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
1334 Amadeus VI, Green Earl, earl of Savoye