Famous Birthdays on this Day, August 04:

1222 - Richard de Clare, 6th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (d. 1262)
1290 - Duke Leopold I of Austria (d. 1326)
1502 - Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Flemish painter/carpet designer
1521 - Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
1604 - François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)
1664 - Louis Lully, composer
1687 - Johan Willem Friso, prince of Orange/monarch of Nassau-Dietz [OS]
1701 - Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar (d. 1757)
1705 - Vaclav Matyas Gurecky, composer
1719 - Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minerologist and geologist (d. 1767)
1721 - Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
1731 - Giuseppe Colla, composer
1748 - Maximilian Stadler, composer
1755 - Nicolas-Jacque Conte, inventor (modern pencil)
1776 - Wenzel Sedlak, composer
1792 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)
1799 - Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer
1805 - William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (d. 1865)
1816 - Israel Vogdes, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1889
1818 - Lovell Harrison Rosseau, Major General (Union volunteers)
1821 - James White, American theologian (d. 1881)
1823 - Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, (Gov-Ind), died in 1877
1825 - Arthur Haygarth, cricketer (Middlesex & Surrey bat, famous biographer)
1834 - John Venn, English mathematician (d. 1923)
1839 - Walter Pater, London England, writer (Plato & Platoism)
1843 - Flor van Duyse, composer
1846 - Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer
1848 - Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
1859 - Knut Hamsun, Norway, writer/Nazi (Hunger-Nobel 1920)
1865 - Gus Kempis, South African cricketer (d. 1890)
1867 - Jake Beckley, American baseball player (d. 1918)
1870 - Harry Lauder, Scotland, comedian/singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin)
1873 - Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish general/minister of War
1884 - Henri Cornet, French cyclist (d. 1941)
1888 - Philip Greeley Clapp, composer
1888 - Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra spiritual leader (d. 1965)
1890 - Erich Weinert, writer
1890 - Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player (d. 1957)
1892 - Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, composer
1897 - Joseph Calleia, Malta, actor (Jungle Book, Gilda, Touch of Evil)
1899 - Ezra Taft Benson, 13th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1994)
1900 - Arturo Umberto Illia, pres of Argentina (1963-66)
1900 - Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch)
1900 - Elizabeth, Queen Mother Of England, King George VI's wife
1901 - Louie "Satchmo" Armstrong, New Orleans, jazz trumpeter (Hello Dolly)
1901 - Clarence Passailaigue, Jamaican cricketer (d. 1972)
1902 - Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (d. 1981)
1903 - Helen Kane, [Schroeder], Bronx NY, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels)
1904 - Theodore Newton, NJ, actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire)
1904 - Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography)
1904 - Joe Tate, English footballer (d. 1973)
1905 - Michael Scott Montague Fordham, Jungian analyst/educator
1906 - Marie-Jose von Saksen-Coburg, Belgian Princess
1908 - Kurt Eichhorn, conductor
1908 - Leslie Wilkinson, journalist
1908 - Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist/author (Daily Express)
1909 - Glenn Cunningham, US middle distance runner (1930's)
1909 - Roberto Burle Marx, landscape gardener
1909 - Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (d. 2005)
1910 - William H Schuman, NYC, composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard)
1910 - Anita Page, American actress (d.2008)
1912 - David Raksin, Phila Penns, composer (Modern Times)
1912 - Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved 10,000s of Jews)
1912 - Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer (d. 1999)
1913 - Wesley Addy, Omaha Neb, actor (Bostonians, Loving)
1913 - Robert Hayden, American poet (d. 1980)
1914 - Rik Slabbinck, Flemish painter
1915 - Irving Fields, NYC, pianist (Ilona Massey Show)
1915 - Warren Avis, American entrepreneur (d. 2007)
1918 - Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), American author (d. 1992)
1920 - Helen Thomas, UPI journalist (starts press conferences)
1921 - Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Montreal Canadien (MVP-1947)
1923 - Arthur Butterworth, composer
1923 - Reg Grundy, Australian media and television mogul
1923 - Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer
1927 - Jess Thomas, American tenor (d. 1993)
1928 - Udham Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1952, 56, 64)
1928 - Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver (d. 2003)
1929 - Yasser Arafat, leader (Palestine Liberation Organization)
1929 - Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor (d. 1987)
1930 - David M G Curry, South African Labour Party parliament leader
1930 - John Gorman, printer/socialist historian
1930 - Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Iranian shia cleric
1931 - Narendra Tamhane, dependable Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1950's)
1933 - Nathan Eugene Brooks, Cleve Oh, flyweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1952)
1933 - Rudi van Dantzig, Dutch choreographer/ballet dancer (Painted Birds)
1934 - Dallas Green, baseball manager (Phillies, Yankees)
1934 - Jonas Savimbi, Angolian leader of Unita
1934 - Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
1936 - Elsberry Hobbs, rocker (Drifters)
1936 - Assia Djebar, Algerian writer and filmmaker
1937 - David Vickerman Bedford, composer
1937 - Jacobus H "Koos" van de Merwe, S Afr attorney/CP parliament leader
1938 - Ellen Schrecker, American college professor
1939 - Frankie Ford, [Frank Guzzo], Gretna La, rock vocalist (Sea Cruise)
1939 - Frank Vincent, American actor
1940 - Karel Vachek, director (Moravska Hellas, Elective Affinities)
1940 - Rosemarie "Timi" Yuro, US singer (Hurt)
1940 - Abdurrahman Wahid, 4th President of Indonesia
1941 - Quincey Daniels, Biloxi Miss, boxer (Olympic-bronze-1960)
1941 - Ted Strickland, (Rep-D-Ohio)
1941 - Martin Jarvis, English actor
1942 - David Russell Lange, PM (L) NZ (1984-89)
1942 - Cleon Jones, American baseball player
1943 - David Carr, rock keyboardist (Fortunes Leyton, London
1943 - Michael J McCulley, San Diego Calif, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-34)
1943 - Rodney Stuart Pattison, British yachtsman (Olympics)
1943 - Tina Cole, Hollywood, singer (King Cousins)/actress (Katie-My 3 Sons)
1943 - Bjørn Wirkola, Norwegian ski jumper
1944 - Richard Belzer, KOed by Hulk Hogan/comedian (How to be a Stand Up)
1945 - Fred Hansen, US, pole vaulter (Olympic-gold-1964)
1945 - John Qace Hardbattle, political activist
1946 - Maureen Cox Starkey, 1st wife of Beatle Ringo Starr
1947 - Kenneth Dryden, NHL goalie (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups)
1947 - Paul Leyton, rocker (Seekers)
1947 - Klaus Schulze, German composer
1948 - James C Slattery, (Rep-D-Kansas, 1983- )
1949 - John Riggins, NFL running back (NY Jets, Wash Redskins)
1951 - Lane Evans, (Rep-D-IL, 1983- )
1952 - Bobby Buntrock, Denver Colo, actor (Harold Baxter-Hazel)
1952 - Daniel Bautista, Mexico, 20k walker (Olympic-gold-1976)
1952 - Kristoffer Tabori, [Siegel], LA Calif, actor (Rappaccini's Daughter)
1952 - Gábor Demszky, Hungarian politician
1952 - Moya Brennan, Irish singer
1954 - Janet Coles, LPGA golfer
1955 - Andrew M Allen, Phila Pa, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75)
1955 - Billy Bob Thornton, actor (Sling Blade)
1955 - Charles D "Sam" Gemar, Yankton SD, army/astronaut (STS 38, 48, 62)
1955 - Alberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
1957 - Robert E Andrews, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
1957 - Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
1957 - John Wark, Scottish footballer
1958 - Greg Foster, Maywood Ill, 110m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1984)
1958 - Mary Decker Tabb Slaney, NJ, olympic track star (mile record 4:16.71)
1958 - Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer
1958 - Kym Karath, American actress
1959 - Deedee Lasker, LPGA golfer
1959 - John Gormley, Irish politician
1960 - Robbin Crosby, heavy metal rock guitarist/vocals (Ratt-Round & Round)
1960 - Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
1960 - Bernard Rose, English director
1960 - Tim Winton, Australian author
1960 - José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish politician
1961 - Barack Obama, 44th United States President (Democat) and first African--American president
1961 - Lauren Tom, American actress
1962 - Paul Williams, rock guitarist (Flock of Seagulls)
1962 - Roger Clemens, Dayton OH, pitcher (Red Sox, Blue Jays, Cy Young, MVP)
1962 - Wesley Snipes, Orlando Fla, actor (New Jack City, Passenger 57)
1962 - Paul Reynolds, British musician
1963 - Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician
1964 - B J Surhoff, Bronx NY, infielder (Baltimore Orioles)
1964 - Clyde Simmons, NFL defensive end (Az Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars)
1964 - Gary King, British radio presenter
1965 - Crystal Chappell, Silver Spring Md, actress (Carly-Days of our Lives)
1965 - Trena Trice, WNBA forward/center (NY Liberty)
1965 - Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
1965 - Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
1966 - Kensuke Sasaki, wrestler (WCW/NJPW/Calgary, Power Warrior)
1967 - Carrie Flemmer, Stettler Alberta, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
1967 - Kembra Pfahler, Hermosa Beach Ca, actress (Gotham Gold)
1967 - Marcelo Filippini, Uruguay, tennis star
1967 - Michael Lawrence Marsh, LA Calif, sprinter (Oly-2 gold/silver-92, 96)
1967 - Mike Marsh, US, 200m runner (Olympic-Gold-1992)
1968 - Darcy Arreola, La Mesa Calif, 1.5k runner
1968 - James Francis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1968 - Marcus Schenkenberg, model (Calvin Klein)
1968 - Daniel Dae Kim, American actor
1969 - Lee O'Leary, Compton CA, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1969 - Max Cavalera, Brazilian rock vocalist/guitarist (Sepultura)
1969 - Norm Casola, CFL slot back (Toronto Argonauts)
1969 - Michael DeLuise, American actor
1970 - Orlando Trustfull, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1970 - Owen McMahon, Australian 470 class yachter (Olympics-96)
1970 - Steven Jack, cricketer (South African pace bowler 1994-95)
1970 - John August, American screenwriter
1971 - Greg Frers, CFL safety (BC Lions)
1971 - Jeff Gordon, American race car driver
1972 - Stefan Brogren, Canadian actor
1973 - Alex Molden, cornerback (New Orleans Saints)
1973 - Eddie Cade, NFL full safety (NE Patriots)
1973 - Peter Tsekenis, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1973 - Xavier Marchand, French swimmer
1974 - Canute Curtis, linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals)
1974 - Kily González, Argentine footballer
1974 - Keenan Milton, Professional Skater
1975 - Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
1975 - Kaipo Spenser, Wailuku HI, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 - Andy Hallett, American actor
1975 - Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress
1976 - Andrew McLeod, Australian footballer
1977 - Frankie Kazarian, American professional wrestler
1977 - Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer
1978 - Kurt Busch, American race car driver
1979 - Brandi Siegel, Miami Fla, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96)
1979 - Robin Peterson, South African cricketer
1980 - Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
1980 - Richard Dawson, English cricketer
1981 - Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
1981 - Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
1981 - Ben Scott, English cricketer
1981 - Abigail Spencer, American actress
1985 - Mark Milligan, Australian footballer
1985 - Luis Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorean footballer
1985 - Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player
1989 - Ashley Biggin, American actor
1989 - Jessica Mauboy, Australian singer (Young Divas)
1992 - Cole Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)
1992 - Dylan Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)
1992 - Tiffany Evans, American singer
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