Birthdays of Personalities on January 4

1334 :Amadeus VI, [Green Earl], earl of Savoye
1567 :Franciscus Aguilon, physicist/mathematician/jesuit/architect
1579 :Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar
1581 :James Ussher, Archbishop of Armagh (gave age to Earth based on bible)
1604 :Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
1643 :Isaac Newton, scientist (Whatever goes up) [NS]
1726 :Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector
1739 :Henrik C Cras, Dutch lawyer (Laudatio Hugonis Grotii)
1756 :Anne Nagell van Ampsen, Dutch politician
1785 :Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Germany, librarian (fairy tale collector)
1789 :Benjamin Lundy, philanthropist/abolitionist
1797 :Wilhelm Beer, Germany, amateur astronomer (constructed 1st Moon map)
1809 :Louis Braille, Coupvray France, developer (reading system for blind)
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
1821 :John James Peck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1878
1822 :Joseph Jones Reynolds, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1823 :Otto van Rees, gov-gen of Dutch-Indies (1884-88)
1823 :Peter Joseph Osterhaus, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1917
1837 :Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau)
1838 :Charles Stratton, [General Tom Thumb] (famous short person)
1847 :Hendrik Goeman Borgesius, Dutch politician
1872 :Edmund Rumpler, Austria, auto/airplane builder
1881 :Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German painter/poet/sculptor (Seated Youth)
1883 :Johanna Westerdijk, botanist/Neth 1st female prof (Utrecht, 1917-52)
1883 :Max F Eastman, US, critic/essayist (Masses)
1888 :Arthur Berry, England, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1908, 12)
1890 :Alfred G Jodl, German Wehrmacht general/chief of staff
1890 :Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavia, MP (communist)
1895 :Lourens G M Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter
1896 :Andr? Aim? Ren? Masson, French Surrealist artist (Labyrinth)
1896 :Everett McKinley Dirkson, (Sen-R-Ill)
1903 :Ram?n Ernesto Cruz Ucl?s, Honduras president (1971-72); overthrown
1908 :Walther Vanbeselaere, Flemish art historian
1913 :Malietoa Tanumafili II, King of West-Samoa (1962- )
1914 :Jane Wyman, St Joseph Mo, 1st Mrs Ron Reagan, (Magnificent Obsession)
1914 :Mohammed Sahir, shah (Afghanistan)
1916 :Catherina Elisabeth "Tootje" Vreede, portrait painter
1917 :Maurice Wohl, English broker/multi-millionaire
1919 :Al "Jazbo" Collins, NYC, DJ (Tonight! America After Dark)
1925 :Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)
1929 :Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
1929 :Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
1933 :Ed Jenkins, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
1935 :Floyd Patterson, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)
1935 :Kenneth Money, Canada, astronaut (STS 42-alt)
1937 :Grace Bumbry, St Louis, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannh?user)
1940 :Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
1941 :J?rg Rem?, German/Dutch painter/graphic artist
1941 :Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter (Ronald Reagan)
1942 :John McLaughlin, rock guitarist (Sentimental Journey/Clouds of Joy)
1943 :Tom Wilkinson, CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)
1945 :Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
1947 :J Danforth Quayle, (Sen-R-Ind, 44th VP 1989-93)/rich draft dodger
1949 :Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
1951 :Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1972)
1955 :Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
1955 :Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)
1956 :Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)
1956 :Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)
1957 :Patty Loveless, [Ramey], Pikeville Ky, singer (Blue Side of Town)
1960 :Cory Everson, Racine Wisconsin, body builder (6X Ms Olympia)
1960 :Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)
1964 :Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
1965 :Jergus Baca, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
1965 :Kevin Wickander, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
1966 :Deana Carter, country singer
1969 :Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
1970 :Colin Scrivener, CFL defensive tackle (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 :Carlos Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1971 :Errol Brown, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
1971 :Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
1972 :Mike McCoy, WLAF quarterback (Amsterdam Admirals)
1973 :Ray Mickens, cornerback (NY Jets)
1974 :Carl Powell, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)



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