Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 4th November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

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Celebrating Today’s Famous Birthdays: 4th November – A Tribute to Remarkable Individuals

Welcome, dear readers! It brings me great joy to present a heartfelt tribute to the remarkable individuals born on this significant date. Today, we commemorate the birth anniversary of a diverse array of extraordinary personalities who have left an indelible mark on the world.

Year Person
1271 Ghazan, Mongol ruler of the Ilkhanate (d. 1304)
1436 Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Tankerville, Earl of Tankerville, 1450-1460 (d. 1466)
1494 Hans Sachs, German poet and playwright (d. 1576)
1549 Philippe de Mornay, French theologian and author (d. 1623)
1592 Charles Chauncy, English-American pastor, theologian, and academic (d. 1672)
1607 Anna Maria van Schurman, Dutch painter (d. 1678)
1613 Isaac de Benserade, French poet and educator (d. 1691)
1615 Ibrahim of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1648)
1666 Attilio Ariosti, Italian viola player and composer (d. 1729)
1667 Christoph Ludwig Agricola, German painter (d. 1719)
1701 Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter and educator (d. 1785)
1705 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, French violinist and composer (d. 1770)
1715 John Brown, English author and playwright (d. 1766)
1722 William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English lieutenant and politician (d. 1798)
1739 Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton, Scottish composer and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire (d. 1819)
1742 Richard Cosway, English painter (d. 1821)
1789 William Bland, Australian surgeon and politician (d. 1868)
1818 Benjamin Butler, American general, lawyer, and politician, 33rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1893)
1835 Moritz Szeps, Ukrainian-Austrian journalist and publisher (d. 1902)
1846 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1869)
1850 Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)
1851 Charles Dupuy, French academic and politician, 60th Prime Minister of France (d. 1923)
1854 Alphonse Desjardins, Canadian journalist and businessman, co-founded Desjardins Group (d. 1920)
1854 Paul Sabatier, French chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
1855 Eugene V. Debs, American union leader and politician (d. 1926)
1855 Léon Teisserenc de Bort, French meteorologist and climatologist (d. 1913)
1857 Ida Tarbell, American journalist, author, reformer, and educator (d. 1944)
1870 Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer and politician (d. 1925)
1873 Edwin Flack, Australian tennis player and runner (d. 1935)
1879 Otto Wahle, Austrian-American swimmer and coach (d. 1963)
1881 George A. Malcolm, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1961)
1883 P Moe Nin, Burmese author and translator (d. 1940)
1884 James Elroy Flecker, English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1915)
1885 Will Durant, American historian and philosopher (d. 1981)
1886 Sadae Inoue, Japanese general (d. 1961)
1887 Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-American pianist and educator (d. 1961)
1890 Jan Zrzavý, Czech painter and illustrator (d. 1977)
1892 J. B. S. Haldane, English-Indian geneticist and biologist (d. 1964)
1892 John Alcock (RAF officer), captain in the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force (d. 1919)
1893 Raymond Loewy, French-American engineer and designer (d. 1986)
1894 Beardsley Ruml, American economist and statistician (d. 1960)
1895 Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist and composer (d. 1956)
1895 Charles MacArthur, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1956)
1900 Martin Dies, Jr., American lawyer, judge, and politician (d. 1972)
1900 Natalie Schafer, American actress (d. 1991)
1900 Ethelwynn Trewavas, British ichthyologist, over a dozen fish species named in her honor (d. 1993)
1901 Etta Moten Barnett, American actress and singer (d. 2004)
1901 Eddie Paynter, English cricketer (d. 1979)
1904 Cooney Weiland, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1985)
1905 Joel McCrea, American actor (d. 1990)
1905 Louis Rosier, French race car driver (d. 1956)
1905 Sajjad Zaheer, Indian author and poet (d. 1973)
1906 Endre Kabos, Hungarian fencer (d. 1944)
1906 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer and academic (d. 2004)
1910 John Hackett, Australian-English general and academic (d. 1997)
1911 Marie Osborne Yeats, American actress and costume designer (d. 2010)
1911 Roy Rogers, American singer, guitarist, and actor (d. 1998)
1913 Guy Green, English-American director, screenwriter, and cinematographer (d. 2005)
1913 Vivien Leigh, Indian-British actress (d. 1967)
1913 John McGiver, American actor (d. 1975)
1914 Alton Tobey, American painter and illustrator (d. 2005)
1917 Jacqueline Auriol, French pilot (d. 2000)
1917 Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian activist and politician, 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (d. 2007)
1919 Hasan Askari, Pakistani linguist, scholar, and critic (d. 1978)
1919 Myron Floren, American accordion player and pianist (d. 2005)
1920 Tommy Godwin, American-English cyclist and coach (d. 2012)
1920 Douglass North, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
1921 Georges Cziffra, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1994)
1921 Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (d. 2013)
1922 Violet Barclay, American illustrator (d. 2010)
1922 Yitzchok Scheiner, American-Israelian rabbi
1922 Cecil H. Underwood, American educator and politician, 25th and 32nd Governor of West Virginia (d. 2008)
1923 Rudolf Augstein, German soldier and journalist, co-founded Der Spiegel (d. 2002)
1926 John Berger, English author, poet, painter, and critic (d. 2017)
1927 Hirotugu Akaike, Japanese statistician (d. 2009)
1930 Wim Bleijenberg, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2016)
1930 Hans Mommsen, German historian and academic (d. 2015)
1931 Leonard Herzenberg, American immunologist, geneticist, and academic (d. 2013)
1931 Gil Hill, American actor, police officer and politician (d. 2016)
1931 Harold McNair, Jamaican-English saxophonist and flute player (d. 1971)
1931 Ike Turner, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer (d. 2007)
1932 Algirdas Lauritėnas, Lithuanian basketball player (d. 2001)
1933 Herb Edelman, American actor (d. 1996)
1934 Jeb Stuart Magruder, American minister and civil servant (d. 2014)
1935 Lester Piggott, English jockey and trainer
1935 Christopher Wood, English author and screenwriter (d. 2015)
1936 Michael Dertouzos, Greek-American computer scientist and academic (d. 2001)
1936 Uwe Seeler, German footballer and actor
1936 Billy Sherrill, American record producer, songwriter, and arranger (d. 2015)
1937 Chan Sek Keong, Singaporean lawyer, judge, and politician, 3rd Chief Justice of Singapore
1937 Harris Yulin, American actor
1938 Joe Dassin, American-French singer-songwriter (d. 1980)
1938 César Luis Menotti, Argentinian footballer and manager
1938 Jim Steranko, American author and illustrator
1939 Lobsang Tenzin, Singaporean religious leader
1940 Ted Kulongoski, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 36th Governor of Oregon
1940 Elke Sommer, German actress
1941 Art Garfunkel, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1941 Yoshiyuki Tomino, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
1942 Pierangelo Bertoli, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
1943 Friedman Paul Erhardt, German-American chef and author (d. 2007)
1943 Percy Hobson, Australian high jumper
1943 Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor (d. 2017)
1945 Peter Pace, American general
1945 Aleka Papariga, Greek accountant and politician
1945 Svetlana Tširkova-Lozovaja, Russian fencer and coach
1946 Gram Parsons, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1973)
1946 Ken Whaley, Austrian-English bass player and songwriter (d. 2013)
1947 Quint Davis, American director and producer
1947 Rubén Juárez, Argentinian singer-songwriter and bandoneon player (d. 2010)
1947 Peter Noone, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
1948 Bob Barr, American lawyer and politician
1948 Peter Hammill, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1948 Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher and author
1948 William Daniel Phillips, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1949 Armin Shimerman, American actor
1949 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
1950 Thorbjørn Jagland, Norwegian politician, 25th Prime Minister of Norway
1950 James Kennedy, American psychologist and author
1952 Oleh Blokhin, Ukrainian footballer and manager
1952 Brian Muehl, American puppeteer
1952 Vandana Shiva, Indian philosopher and author
1952 Bill Walton, American basketball player and sportscaster
1953 Florentino Floro, Filipino lawyer and judge
1953 Joyce Maynard, American journalist, author, and academic
1954 Jeffrey Sachs, American economist and academic
1955 Bernard Chazelle, French computer scientist and academic
1955 Kris Jenner, American talent manager and businesswoman
1955 Karan Thapar, Indian journalist and author
1956 Jeff Watson, American guitarist and songwriter (Night Ranger)
1956 John Harwood, American journalist
1956 Lavrentis Machairitsas, Greek singer-songwriter and guitarist
1956 Michael Sorridimi, Australian rugby league player
1956 Rob Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter (d. 1999)
1957 Mike Score, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player
1958 Don Falcone, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
1958 Mo Gaffney, American actress and screenwriter
1958 Robert Patrick, American actor
1959 Bryan Adams, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actor
1959 Tomo Česen, Slovenian mountaineer
1960 René Froger, Dutch singer-songwriter
1960 Tilda Swinton, English actress
1961 Alan G. Poindexter, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2012)
1962 Turid Birkeland, Norwegian businesswoman and politician, Norwegian Minister of Culture (d. 2015)
1962 Abedi Pele, Ghanaian footballer and manager
1962 Marcus J. Ranum, American computer scientist and author
1963 Hans Gillhaus, Dutch footballer and scout
1963 Andrea McArdle, American actress and singer
1963 Tatum O’Neal, American actress and author
1963 Brian Wheat, American bass player and songwriter
1963 Jean-Pierre Papin, French footballer and manager
1965 Atul Gawande, American surgeon and journalist
1965 Famke Janssen, Dutch model and actress
1966 Nayim, Spanish footballer and manager
1966 James Allen, English journalist and sportscaster
1966 Urmas Kirs, Estonian footballer and manager
1967 Marcelo D2, Brazilian rapper
1967 Judy Reyes, American actress and producer
1968 Ricardo Fort, Argentinian actor, director, and businessman (d. 2013)
1968 Sam Rockwell, American actor
1969 Pat Kilbane, American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter
1970 Javy López, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
1971 Chris Addison, Welsh-English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1971 Sergei Berezin, Russian ice hockey player
1971 Jonny Greenwood, English guitarist and songwriter
1971 Dana Jacobson, American sportscaster
1971 Rob Jones, Welsh-English footballer and coach
1971 Edmond Leung, Hong Kong singer-songwriter and producer
1971 Mårten Olander, Swedish golfer
1973 Johnny Damon, American baseball player
1973 Peter Emmerich, American illustrator and educator
1973 Gráinne Seoige, Irish journalist
1973 Alexei Yashin, Russian ice hockey player and manager
1974 Ryan Adams, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1974 Angela Gossow, German singer-songwriter
1974 Dado Pršo, Croatian footballer and coach
1974 Taine Randell, New Zealand rugby player
1974 Jerry Stackhouse, American basketball player and sportscaster
1975 Lisa Scott-Lee, Welsh singer-songwriter
1976 Sebastian Arcelus, American actor, singer, and producer
1976 Mr. Fastfinger, Finnish guitarist and songwriter
1976 Jeff Klein, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1976 Samuel Page, American actor
1977 Maarten Tjallingii, Dutch cyclist
1977 Richard Wright, English footballer and coach
1978 Xavier Tondo, Spanish cyclist (d. 2011)
1978 Bubba Watson, American golfer
1979 Romi Dames, Japanese-American actress
1979 Colin Grzanna, German rugby player and surgeon
1979 Michalis Hatzigiannis, Cypriot singer-songwriter and producer
1979 Keith McLeod, American basketball player
1979 David Suazo, Honduran footballer and coach
1980 Jaime Camara, Brazilian race car driver
1980 Andrei Korobeinik, Estonian computer programmer, businessman, and politician
1980 Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
1980 Orkun Uşak, Turkish footballer
1981 Paul Chapman, Australian footballer
1981 Ümit Ergirdi, Turkish footballer
1982 Leah Culver, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Pownce
1982 Bryan LaHair, American baseball player
1982 Rob Swire, Australian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1982 Matthew Williams, Welsh footballer
1983 Alexa Chung, English model and television host
1983 Mike Hanke, German footballer
1983 Juan Morillo, Dominican baseball player
1983 David Pipe, Welsh footballer
1984 Jon Cornish, Canadian football player
1984 Tobias Enström, Swedish ice hockey player
1984 Nick Folk, American football player
1984 Baruto Kaito, Estonian sumo wrestler
1984 Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyan long distance runner
1984 John Sutton, Australian rugby league player
1984 Nick Tandy, English race car driver
1984 Nikolay Zherdev, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player
1985 Michel Butter, Dutch runner
1985 Kate DeAraugo, Australian singer-songwriter
1985 Alo Dupikov, Estonian footballer
1985 Rimo Hunt, Estonian footballer
1985 Pınar Saka, Turkish sprinter
1986 BoA, South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1986 Ian Mahinmi, American basketball player
1986 Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer
1986 Nodiko Tatishvili, Georgian singer
1987 Kevin Jonas, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1987 Chris Knierim, American figure skater
1987 O. J. Mayo, American basketball player
1988 Virat Kohli, Indian cricketer
1989 Andrew Boyce, English footballer
1991 Flume, Australian DJ and producer
1991 Shōdai Naoya, Japanese sumo wrestler
1992 Odell Beckham Jr., American football player
1992 Marco Verratti, Italian footballer
1993 Hideya Tawada, Japanese actor and model

As we come to the end of this tribute to today’s famous birthdays, let us carry forward the inspiration and lessons gleaned from these exceptional individuals. Their journeys remind us that with determination, passion, and resilience, we can leave our own unique imprint on the world. May their stories serve as a guiding light, igniting the spark within each of us to pursue greatness and make a positive impact.

Stay tuned for more insightful posts dedicated to celebrating the lives and contributions of notable personalities. Their stories continue to resonate and inspire, shaping the course of history and leaving an unforgettable legacy for generations to come. Until next time, may the spirit of these extraordinary individuals continue to guide and inspire you on your own remarkable journey.

Laila is a seasoned content writer at USInsightNews, renowned for her captivating storytelling and incisive analysis. Outside of her professional endeavors, Laila can be found exploring new literary works, immersing herself in nature, and advocating for the power of education in empowering communities.

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