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January 4 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 4th:
January 4 - Deaths:
1248 – King Sancho II of Portugal (b. 1207)
1428 – Frederick I - Elector of Saxony, 'The Warlike' (b. 1370)
1564 – Hosokawa Ujitsuna - Japanese military commander (b. 1514)
1584 – Tobias Stimmer - Swiss painter & drawer (b. 1539)
1695 – François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville - duc de Luxembourg, French general (b. 1628)
1752 – Gabriel Cramer - Swiss mathematician (b. 1704)
1761 – Stephen Hales - English physiologist (b. 1677)
1773 – Anton Losenko - Russian painter (b. 1737)
1782 – Ange-Jacques Gabriel - French architect (b. 1698)
1786 – Moses Mendelssohn - German Jewish philosopher (b. 1729)
1804 – Charlotte Lennox - English author & poet (b. c.1730)
1821 – Elizabeth Ann Seton - American saint (b. 1774)
1825 – King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (b. 1751)
1863 – Roger Hanson - Confederate general (b. 1827)
1874 – Thomas Gregson - Premier of Tasmania (b. 1798)
1877 – Cornelius Vanderbilt - American entrepreneur (b. 1794)
1882 – John William Draper - English scientist, photographer (b. 1811)
1883 – Antoine Eugène Alfred Chanzy - French general (b. 1823)
1891 – Antoine Labelle - Quebec catholic priest (b. 1833)
1896 – Joseph Hubert Reinkens - German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)
1903 – Gulstan Ropert - Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1839)
1903 – Topsy the elephant (b. c. 1875)
1910 – Léon Delagrange - French aviator and sculptor (b. 1873)
1919 – Georg von Hertling - Chancellor of Germany (b. 1843)
1920 – Benito Pérez Galdós - Spanish novelist (b. 1843)
1924 – Alfred Grünfeld - Austrian pianist, composer (b. 1852)
1931 – Art Acord - American actor (b. 1890)
1931 – Louise - Princess Royal & Duchess of Fife (b. 1867)
1941 – Henri Bergson - French philosopher, Nobel laureate (b. 1859)
1944 – Kai Munk - Danish playwright, Lutheran pastor (b. 1898)
1947 – Julian Ashby Burruss - American academic (b. 1876)
1960 – Albert Camus - Algerian-born philosopher & writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1913)
1961 – Erwin Schrödinger - Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
1962 – Hans Lammers - German SS officer (b. 1879)
1965 – T. S. Eliot - American-born writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
1967 – Donald Campbell - English motorboat racer (b. 1921)
1969 – Daisy & Violet Hilton - British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
1970 – Jean-Étienne Valluy - French general (b. 1899)
1971 – Arthur Ford - American clairaudient (b. 1896)
1975 – Carlo Levi - Italian painter, writer & activist (b. 1902)
1981 – Ruth Lowe - Canadian pianist & composer (b. 1914)
1985 – Brian Horrocks - British general (b. 1895)
1985 – Lovro von Matacic - Croatian conductor (b. 1899)
1986 – Christopher Isherwood - English writer (b. 1904)
1986 – Phil Lynott - Irish musician (Thin Lizzy) (b. 1949)
1988 – Lily Laskine - French harpist (b. 1893)
1990 – Sir Henry Bolte - Premier of Victoria 1955-1972 (b. 1908)
1990 – Harold Edgerton - American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
1993 – Charles Bridgford - Australian politician (b. 1910)
1994 – RD Burman - Indian musician (b. 1939)
1995 – Eduardo Mata - Mexican conductor & composer (b. 1942)
1995 – Sol Tax - American anthropologist (b. 1907)
1996 – Ramón Vinay - Chilean operatic tenor (b. 1911)
1997 – Harry Helmsley - American real estate mogul (b. 1909)
1998 – John Gary - American singer (b. 1932)
1998 – Mae Questel - American actress (b. 1908)
1999 – Iron Eyes Cody - American actor (b. 1904)
2000 – Tom Fears - American football player (b. 1922)
2000 – Spyros Markezinis - Greek politician (b. 1909)
2001 – Les Brown - American bandleader (b. 1912)
2003 – Conrad Hall - American cinematographer (b. 1927)
2003 – Yfrah Neaman - Lebanese-born violinist (b. 1923)
2003 – Sabine Ulibarri - American writer (b. 1919)
2004 – Joan Aiken - English author (b. 1924)
2004 – Brian Gibson (director) - English film director (b. 1944)
2004 – Jake Hess - American singer (b. 1927)
2004 – Jeff Nuttall - English writer (b. 1933)
2004 – John Toland - American historian (b. 1912)
2005 – Humphrey Carpenter - English author (b. 1946)
2005 – Guy Davenport - American author, artist, & scholar (b. 1927)
2005 – Ali al-Haidri - Iraqi governor of Baghdad
2005 – Frank Harary - American mathematician (b. 1921)
2005 – Robert Heilbroner - American economist (b. 1919)
2005 – Bud Poile - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
2005 – Alton Tobey - American artist (b. 1914)
2006 – Irving Layton - Canadian poet (b. 1912)
2006 – Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum - Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates & Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)
2006 – Robert Howard White - New Zealander politician (b. 1914)
2006 – John Hahn-Petersen - Danish actor (b. 1930)
2007 – Ben Gannon - Australian theatre producer (b. 1952)
2007 – Gren - Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
2007 – Helen Hill - American filmmaker (b. 1970)
2007 – Sir Lewis Hodges - British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1918)
2007 – Steve Krantz - American film & TV producer (b. 1923)
2007 – Gáspár Nagy - Hungarian poet & writer (b. 1949)
2007 – Sandro Salvadore - Italian footballer (b. 1939)
2007 – Jan Schröder - Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
2007 – Marais Viljoen - South African politician (b. 1915)
2007 – Osman Waqialla - Sudanese artist & calligrapher (b. 1925)
2008 – Joyce Carlson - American artist (b. 1923)
2008 – Xavier Chamorro Cardenal - Nicaraguan print editor (b. 1932)
2008 – Jimmy Nah - Singaporan comedian & actor (b. 1968)
2008 – Yannis Tamtakos - Greek political activist (b. 1908)
2009 – Gert Jonke - Austrian poet, playwright & novelist (b. 1946)
2009 – Giselle Salandy - Trinidad & Tobago female boxer (b. 1987)
2010 – Johan Ferrier - First President of Suriname (b. 1910)


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January 4 - Births

Calendar Date January 4th:
January 4th - Births:
1077 – Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100)
1334 – Amadeus VI of Savoy (d. 1383)
1581 – James Ussher - Irish Anglican archbishop (d. 1656)
1643 – Sir Isaac Newton - English mathematician & natural philosopher (d. 1727)
1664 – Lars Roberg - Swedish physician (d. 1742)
1672 – Hugh Boulter - Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
1710 – Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Italian composer (d. 1736)
1720 – Johann Friedrich Agricola - German composer (d. 1774)
1735 – Claude Martin - French then British General (d. 1800)
1785 – Jacob Grimm - German philologist & folklorist (one of the Brothers Grimm) (d. 1863)
1809 – Louis Braille - French teacher of the blind & inventor of braille (d. 1852)
1813 – Isaac Pitman - English inventor (d. 1897)
1832 – George Tryon - British admiral (d. 1893)
1838 – Charles Sherwood Stratton - American circus performer (d. 1883)
1839 – Carl Humann - German engineer (d. 1896)
1842 – Frederic T. Greenhalge - 38th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
1848 – Katsura Taro - Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
1869 – Tommy Corcoran - American baseball player (d. 1960)
1870 – Percy Pitt - English organist & conductor (d. 1932)
1874 – Josef Suk - Czech composer (d. 1935)
1878 – A. E. Coppard - English poet and short story writer (d. 1957)
1878 – Augustus John - Welsh painter (d. 1961)
1881 – Wilhelm Lehmbruck - German sculptor (d. 1919)
1882 – Aristarkh Lentulov - Russian artist (d. 1943)
1883 – Max Eastman - American writer (d. 1969)
1891 – Edward Brooker - Premier of Tasmania (d. 1948)
1892 – Maria Diaz Cortes - Spanish supercentarian (d. 2009}
1893 – Yone Minagawa - Japanese supercentarian (d. 2007)
1894 – Manuel de Abreu - Brazilian physician (d. 1962)
1895 – Leroy Grumman - American industrialist (d. 1982)
1896 – Everett Dirksen - American politician (d. 1969)
1896 – André Masson - French artist (d. 1987)
1900 – James Bond - American ornithologist (d. 1989)
1901 – C. L. R. James - Trinidadian writer & journalist (d. 1989)
1902 – John McCone - American CIA Director (d. 1991)
1910 – Arthur Villeneuve - Quebec painter (d. 1990)
1913 – Malietoa Tanumafili II - Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (d. 2007)
1914 – Herman Franks - American baseball player (d. 2009)
1916 – Lionel Newman - American film music composer (d. 1989)
1916 – Robert Parrish - American film editor and director (d. 1995)
1920 – William Colby - American CIA director (d. 1996)
1922 – Rosalie Crutchley - English actress (d. 1997)
1923 – Don Butterfield - American jazz & classical tuba player (d. 2006)
1924 – Sebastian Kappen - Indian theologian (d. 1993)
1925 – Veikko Hakulinen - Finnish cross-country skier (d. 2003)
1927 – Paul Desmarais - Canadian businessman
1927 – Barbara Rush - American actress
1930 – Sorrell Booke - American actor (d. 1994)
1930 – Don Shula - American football coach
1931 – Sir William Deane - Governor-General of Australia
1931 – Adi Lady Lala Mara - First Lady of Fiji (d. 2004)
1932 – Carlos Saura - Spanish director
1932 – Jorge Russek - Mexican actor (d. 1998)
1933 – Ilia II - Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
1934 – Rudolf Schuster - President of Slovakia
1935 – Floyd Patterson - American boxer (d. 2006)
1937 – Grace Bumbry - American singer
1937 – Dyan Cannon - American actress
1940 – Helmut Jahn - German architect
1940 – Brian David Josephson - Welsh physicist - Nobel laureate
1940 – Gao Xingjian - Chinese-born novelist & dramatist - Nobel laureate
1941 – George Pan Cosmatos - Greek film director (d. 2005)
1941 – John Bennett Perry - American actor
1941 – Maureen Reagan - American political activist (d. 2001)
1942 – John McLaughlin - English jazz guitarist
1943 – Doris Kearns Goodwin - American writer
1945 – Vesa-Matti Loiri - Finnish entertainer
1945 – Richard R. Schrock - American chemist - Nobel laureate
1946 – Arthur Conley - American singer (d. 2003)
1946 – Susannah McCorkle - American jazz singer (d. 2001)
1946 – Dr.S.Rajasekharan - Indian poet & critic
1947 – Chris Cutler - English musician & composer (Henry Cow - Art Bears)
1947 – Rick Stein - English chef & television presenter
1948 – Eugeniusz Wycisło - Polish politician
1950 – John Louis Evans - American convicted murderer (d. 1983)
1951 – Barbara Cochran - American alpine skier
1953 – Norberto Alonso - Argentine footballer
1953 – James Warren - American journalist
1954 – Eugene Chadbourne - American composer & musician
1955 – Mark Hollis - English musician & composer (Talk Talk)
1956 – Nels Cline - American guitarist & composer
1956 – Bernard Sumner - English musician (Joy Division - New Order - Electronic)
1957 – Patty Loveless - American singer
1957 – Gurdas Maan - Eminent Punjabi Singer,Actor,Lyricist
1958 – Andy Borowitz - American comedian & satirist
1958 – Matt Frewer - American actor
1958 – Gary Jones - Welsh-born actor
1958 – Julian Sands - English actor
1959 – Yoshitomo Nara - Japanese pop artist
1960 – Michael Stipe - American singer (R.E.M.)
1960 – April Winchell - American actress
1961 – Lee Curreri - American actor
1961 – Sidney Green - American basketball player
1962 – Laila Eloui - Egyptian actress
1962 – Robin Guthrie - Scottish guitarist (Cocteau Twins)
1962 – Joe Kleine - American basketball player
1962 – André Rouvoet - Dutch politician
1962 – Peter Steele - American musician (Type O Negative)
1963 – Dave Foley - Canadian comedian and actor
1963 – Till Lindemann - German singer (Rammstein)
1964 – Nikos Thanopoulos - Greek businessman
1964 – Tom Westman - American reality-show contestant
1965 – Yvan Attal - French actor and director
1965 – Guy Forget - French tennis player
1965 – Beth Gibbons - English singer (Portishead)
1965 – Cait O'Riordan - British musician (The Pogues)
1965 – Julia Ormond - English actress
1966 – Deana Carter - American singer
1967 – David Berman - American poet & singer/songwriter (Silver Jews)
1967 – Johnny Nelson - English boxer
1967 – Marina Orsini - Canadian actress
1967 – David Toms - American golfer
1968 – Mike Wilpolt - American arena football head coach
1969 – Corie Blount - American basketball player
1969 – Kees van Wonderen - Dutch footballer
1970 – Chris Kanyon - American professional wrestler
1971 – Junichi Kakizaki - Japanese artist - sculptor
1972 – James Longley - American documentary filmmaker
1973 – Greg de Vries - Canadian hockey player
1973 – Frank Høj - Danish cyclist
1973 – Harmony Korine - American film director & artist
1974 – Ian Moor - English singer
1974 – Armin Zöggeler - Italian luger
1975 – Jill Marie Jones - American actress
1976 – Benoît Joachim - Luxembourg cyclist
1976 – Ted Lilly - American baseball player
1977 – Irán Castillo - Mexican actress
1977 – Dan Shanahan - Irish hurler
1977 – Tim Wheeler - Irish singer (Ash)
1978 – Dominik Hrbatý - Slovakian tennis player
1978 – Mai Meneses - Spanish singer
1979 – Tristan Gommendy - French racing driver
1979 – Jeph Howard - American musician (The Used)
1979 – Charity Rahmer - American actress
1980 – Greg Cipes - American actor
1980 – Bobbi Eden - Dutch pornostar
1980 – Miguel Monteiro - Portuguese footballer
1980 – Yaroslav Popovych - Ukrainian cyclist
1981 – Silvy De Bie - Belgian singer
1982 – Paulo Ferrari - Argentinian footballer
1982 – Kang Hye-jeong - South Korean actress
1982 – Richard Logan - English footballer
1985 – Fernando Rees - Brazilian race car driver
1986 – James Milner - English footballer
1986 – Steve Slaton - American football player
1988 – Nabila Jamshed - Indian writer
1989 – Graham Rahal - American race car driver
1990 – Toni Kroos - German footballer
1990 – Alberto Paloschi - Italian footballer
1991 – Olivia Tennet - New Zealand actress
2000 – Rhiannon Leigh Wryn - American actress


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January 4 - General (Calendar Date)


January 4th - Basic Facts:
  • January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 361 days remaining until the end of the year (362 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 3.
  • Next day is January 5.
January 4th Births (Here)

January 4th Deaths (Here)

January 4th Events:


46 BC – Battle of Ruspina - Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus.
871 – Battle of Reading - Ethelred of Wessex is defeated by a Danish invasion army.
1490 – Anna of Brittany announces the crime of lèse majesté, and considers those guilty who ally with the king of France.
1493 – Christopher Columbus ending his first journey, leaving the New World.
1642 – King Charles I of England orders soldiers to arrest members of Parliament - leading to civil war.
1643 – Isaac Newton is born on this day.
1698 – The majority of the Palace of Whitehall in London is destroyed by fire; this was the main residence of the English monarchs.
1717 – Triple Alliance signed by the Netherlands, Great Britain, & France.
1762 – Great Britain declares war on Spain & Naples.
1847 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to United States government.
1863 – The establishment in Hamburg (Germany) of the New Apostolic Church, a Christian & chiliastic church.
1865 – New York Stock Exchange opens first permanent headquarters in New York City at 10-12 Broad, near Wall Street.
1878 – Sofia becomes emancipated from Ottoman rule.
1884 – The Fabian Society is founded in London.
1885 – The first successful appendectomy is performed by William W. Grant on Mary Gartside.
1896 – Utah becomes the 45th U.S. state.
1903 – Topsy, an elephant, is electrocuted by Thomas Edison during the War of Currents campaign.
1912 – The Scout Association becomes incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter.
1944 – Operation Carpetbagger begins (World War II) - dropping of arms & supplies to resistance fighters in Europe.
1948 – Burma regains its independence from the United Kingdom.
1951 – Korean War - Chinese & North Korean forces capture Seoul.
1958 – Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from its orbit.
1959 – Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to arrive within the vicinity of the Moon.
1962 – New York City introduces a crewless train.
1965 – United States President Lyndon B. Johnson State of the Union address - proclaims his "Great Society".
1967 – Donald Campbell is killed on Coniston Water (England) during his attempt to break the world water speed record.
1972 – First female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London - Rose Heilbron.
1974 – United States Senate Watergate Committee - President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over subpoenaed materials.
1975 – First American-born saint - Elizabeth Ann Seton.
1989 – Second Gulf of Sidra incident between Libya & US.
1998 – Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria.
1998 – Start of a massive ice storm hits eastern Canada & the northeastern United States.
1999 – Jesse Ventura (former professional wrestler) is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
2004 – NASA Mars Rover, Spirit, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
2006 – Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a 2nd more serious stroke resulting in his authority being transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
2007 – United States Congress makes history by electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House.
2010 – The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building is officially opened in Dubai.


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