Birthdays of Personalities on December 4

1443 :Pope Julius II, (1503-13), patron of Michelangelo, Bramante, Raphael
1584 :John Cotton, Puritan clergyman in Mass Bay colony
1786 :John LA Luyten, Catholic Member of Dutch 2nd parliament [or 12/14]
1795 :Thomas Carlyle, Scotland, essayist/historian (French Revolution)
1800 :Emil Aarestrup, Danish physician/poet (Ritornellen)
1803 :Augustus Zerega diZerega, Martinique, ship owner (Red Z Lane)
1808 :Ernest Panckoucke, French publisher (Horatius)
1812 :Elias Smith Dennis, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
1818 :William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, Mjr Gen (Confederate Army)
1822 :Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
1835 :Samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)
1861 :Lillian Russell, [Helen Leonard], US, singer/actress (Great Mogul)
1865 :Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WW I)
1866 :Vassily V Kandinsky, Russ/Ger/Fr abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration)
1868 :Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter
1875 :R M Rilke, writer
1875 :Rainer Maria Rilke, Austria, poet (Duino Elegies)
1876 :Dimitur Poljanov, [Popov], Bulgaria, poet (Iron Poems)
1881 :Erwin von Witzleben, German fieldmarshal (July 20th plot)
1888 :Aleksandar I Karadordjevic, king of Yugoslavia (1921-34)
1892 :Francisco Franco, [y Bahamonde], Spanish General/dictator (1936-75)
1895 :Nils FA Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag)
1896 :Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]
1897 :Mari Andriessen, Dutch sculptor (Dock Worker)
1899 :Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer
1903 :Alfred Leslie Rowse, historian
1903 :Cornell Woolrich, US, writer (El Angel Negro)
1905 :Emilio M‚dici, president Brazil (1969-74)
1907 :Jo Boer, Dutch author (Catharina & the Magnolias)
1908 :A D Hershey, US, biologist, worked with bacteriophages (Nobel 1969)
1910 :Ramaswamy Venkataraman, president of India (1987-92)
1912 :Jimmy Jewel, comedian
1912 :John W Pritchard, [Ian Wallace], US, sci-fi author (Megalomania)
1915 :Allan Jackson, Hot Springs Ark, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand)
1923 :Charles Keating, district attorney (LA Calif)
1924 :John Portman, SC, architect (Ivan Allen Award-1964)
1925 :Maurice Binder, NYC, photographer/film titler (James Bond)
1926 :Lee Doraey, rocker
1928 :Russell L Rogers, USAF/astronaut (X-20)
1930 :Ronnie Corbett, England, comedian (2 Ronnies)
1932 :Joanne Battiste, artist (heroines)
1932 :Roh Tae Woo, Taegu South Korea, President South Korea (1988-93)
1934 :Wink Martindale, Jackson Tn, TV host (Tic-Tac-Dough, Can You Top This)
1936 :Larry Davis, blues singer/guitarist
1938 :Andre Marrou, Libertarian Presidential candidate (1992)
1938 :Lynn Blessing, vibes Player
1940 :Freddy Cannon, [Picariello], Lynn Ma, rocker (Palisades Park)
1940 :John Cale, Wales, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Velvet Underground)
1941 :Humberto Solas, director/writer (Lucia)
1942 :Bob Mosley, Paradise Valley CA, rock bassist (Moby Grape)
1942 :Chris Hillman, San Diego Ca, singer (Byrds-Turn Turn Turn)
1944 :Dennis Wilson, Hawthorne CA, drummer/vocalist (Beach Boys-My Room)
1945 :Michael Gerzon, mathematician
1947 :Ursula Krechel, writer
1948 :Lin Onus, artist
1948 :Roberta Lynn Bondar, Ontario, astronaut (STS 42)
1948 :Southside Johnny Lyon, NJ, rocker (Asbury Jukes-Don't Want Go Home)
1949 :Russ Karel, director
1950 :Jan Rietman, Dutch radio/TV host
1950 :Karel van de Graf, Dutch TV host
1951 :Gary Rossington, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington-Collins Band)
1952 :Ronald Michael Sega, Cleve Ohio, PhD/Astronaut (STS 60, 76)
1955 :Brian Prout, Troy NY, singer (Diamond Rio-Meet in the Middle)
1955 :Cassandra Wilson, jazz singer
1956 :Bernard King, basketball player (NY Knicks, NJ Nets)
1956 :Herbert Groenemeyer, Germany, rocker (OE, Luxus, Chaos, Spruenge)
1957 :Lee Smith, Jamestown LA, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1957 :Raul Boesel, Brazil, Indy-car racer (CART)
1961 :Frank Reich, quarterback (Detroit Lions)
1963 :Johanna Wright, Raleigh NC, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4th)
1964 :Bill Peterson, Smithfield NC, WLAF general mgr (Amsterdam Admirals)
1965 :Rob Smits, pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
1968 :Mike Barrowman, Costa Mesa CA, kayak/200m breast stroke (Oly-g-92, 96)
1969 :Mik Middleton, WLAF safety (Barcelona Dragons)
1969 :Terry Glenn, wide reciever (New England Patriots)
1972 :Jude St John, CFL offensive linebacker (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1973 :Tyra Banks, model/actress (Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
1976 :John Lee, Chicago Ill, dance skater (& Julia Bikbova)
1977 :Emily Ballard, Miss Washington Teen USA (1996)



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