Birthdays of Personalities on August 4

xxxx :Michael Sweet, rock vocalist (Stryper-Against the Law)
1546 :Murad III, sultan of Turkey (1574-95)
1610 :Cornelis Evertsen, the Elder, Dutch/Swiss vice-admiral
1610 :Paul Scarron, French playwright (Virgile Travesti)
1669 :Alexander von Papenhoven, Flemish religious sculptor
1715 :Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)
1731 :Ant˘nio Dinis da Cruz e Silva, Portuguese poet (O Falso Heroˇsmo)
1753 :Jean-Pierre-Fran‡ois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights in England, US
1799 :F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59)
1804 :D‚sir‚ de Haerne, Belgian priest/Congressional leader
1804 :Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mass, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)
1807 :Giuseppe Garibaldi, freedom fighter (Risorgimento)/unified Italy
1810 :Phineas T Barnum, circus magnate
1819 :Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), died in 1885
1826 :Green Clay Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1828 :James Johnston Pettigrew, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1828 :Theodor W Ahlwardt, German orientalist
1841 :Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist/archaeologicalist
1841 :Marie von Wied, Princess of Orange Nassau
1842 :Gustav Ratzenhofer, Austria, sociologist/judge/fieldmarshal
1845 :Thomas John Barnardo, English social worker [Birthyear:1942]
1847 :James Anthony Bailey, Detroit, circus impresario (Barnum & Bailey)
1867 :Stephen Mather, organized US National Park Service
1869 :Karl Seitz, president of Austria
1870 :Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Dutch boulders)
1872 :Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], Plymouth Vt, (R) 30th pres (1923-29)
1875 :Giovanni & Giacomo Tocci, Italy, siamese twins
1883 :Alan Brooke, English general [or Jul 23]
1883 :Rube Goldberg, cartoonist (who made the easy outrageously difficult)
1884 :Alexander Byvanck, Dutch art historian/archaeologist
1885 :Louis B Mayer, Minsk Russia, motion-picture executive (MGM)
1894 :Henry Carlson, basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)
1895 :Irving Caesar, songwriter
1895 :Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator
1899 :Benjamin P‚ret, French writer/poet (La r‚volution surr‚aliste)
1900 :Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, New Orleans LA, jazz musician (Hello Dolly)
1900 :Louis Satchmo Armstrong, New Orleans LA, jazz musician (Hello Dolly)
1902 :Meyer Lansky, mobster (Started numbers)
1904 :Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
1905 :Lionel Trilling, author (1969 Poses Award, Liberal Imagination)
1908 :Aurelio Peccei, Italian businessman/chairman (Club of Rome)
1909 :Lynette Roberts, poet
1909 :Madeleine Barot, resistance heroine
1910 :Francis D Foley, US lt adm (WW II, Guadalcanal)
1910 :William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
1910 :William T Champion Jack Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
1911 :Mitch Miller, Rochester NY, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx)
1912 :Virginia Graham, Chicago Ill, TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I)
1914 :Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone, car designer
1915 :Christine Lavant, writer
1915 :Jimmie Rogers, Detroit Mich, singer (Sugar Hill Time)
1916 :Tokyo Rose, [Iva Toguri D'Aquino], propagandist (WW II)
1918 :Abigail Van Buren, [Mrs Morton Phillips], Sioux City Iowa, columnist
1918 :Ann Landers, Sioux City Iowa, twin sister/advice columnist
1918 :Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (1965- )
1920 :Leona Helmsley, (wife of Harry), real estate billionaire/tax cheat
1921 :Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)
1921 :Tibor Varga, Hungarian violinist/orchestra leader (Ripley's Game)
1927 :Neil Simon, Bronx, playwright (Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Biloxi Blues)
1928 :Cathy Berberian, Armenia, US singer
1928 :Lloyd Lambert, bassist
1928 :Patrick Tilley, UK, sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)
1928 :Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer/essayist/critic
1928 :Sylvius G M "Boy" Rozendal, premier (Netherland's Antilles)
1928 :Sylvius G M Boy Rozendal, premier (Netherland's Antilles)
1930 :George Steinbrenner, owner (NY Yankees)/ship builder/horse owner
1935 :Paul Scoon, governor-general of Grenada (1978-92)
1938 :Bill Withers, Slab Fork WV, rhythm & blues singer (Lean on Me)
1940 :Joost P van Iersel, Dutch MP (CDA)
1942 :Michael G C F, English prince of Kent
1943 :Al "Blind Owl" Wilson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat)
1943 :Al Blind Owl Wilson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Canned Heat)
1943 :Dave Rowberry, rocker (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
1946 :Ron Kovic, disabled vietnam vet (Born on 4th of July)
1948 :Jeremy Spencer, rock guitarist (Fleetwood Mac-Oh Well)
1949 :Joyce Brothers, psychologist/author/columnist
1950 :David Jensen, rock British DJ
1951 :Ralph Johnson, rock drummer (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star)
1955 :John Waite, vocalist (Babies/Bad English-Forget Me Not, Missing You)
1958 :Kirk Pengilly, Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
1961 :Richard Allen Garriott, Austin TX, computer game designer (Origin)
1962 :Roland Ratzenberger, driver
1963 :Jose Oquendo, baseball player
1964 :Mark Allen Slaughter, Las Vegas, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
1967 :Vinny Castilla, Oaxaca Mexico, infielder (Colorado Rockies)



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