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February 4 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 4th:
February 4th - Deaths:
211 – Septimius Severus - Emperor of Rome (b. 146)
708 – Pope Sisinnius
856 – Rabanus Maurus - Bishop of Mainz (b. c. 780)
869 – Saint Cyril - Greek missionary to the Slavs (b. 827)
1508 – Conrad Celtes - German humanist scholar (b. 1459)
1590 – Gioseffo Zarlino - Italian composer (b. 1517)
1615 – Dom Justo Takayama - Japanese warlord (b. 1552)
1615 – Giovanni Battista della Porta - Italian scholar, polymath and child prodigy (b. 1535)
1617 – Louis Elsevier - Dutch publisher (b. 1546)
1694 – Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina - Tsaritsa of Russia (b. 1651)
1713 – Anthony Ashley Cooper - 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (b. 1671)
1774 – Charles Marie de La Condamine - French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
1799 – Étienne-Louis Boullée - French architect (b. 1728)
1781 – Josef Mysliveček - Czech composer (b. 1737)
1894 – Adolphe Sax - Belgian instrument maker (b. 1814)
1912 – Franz Reichelt - Austrian Tailor/Inventor (b. 1800's)
1905 – Louis-Ernest Barrias - French sculptor (b. 1841)
1928 – Hendrik Lorentz - Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1853)
1933 – Archibald Sayce - English educator (b. 1846)
1936 – Wilhelm Gustloff - German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
1940 – Nikolai Yezhov - Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
1943 – Frank Calder - the first NHL President (b. 1877)
1944 – Yvette Guilbert - French singer and actress (b. 1867)
1944 – Arsen Kotsoyev - Russian writer (b. 1872)
1958 – Henry Kuttner - American author (b. 1915)
1959 – Una O'Connor - Irish actress (b. 1880)
1966 – Gilbert H. Grosvenor - American president of the National Geographic Society (b. 1875)
1967 – Albert Orsborn - 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
1968 – Neal Cassady - American writer (b. 1926)
1974 – Satyendra Nath Bose - Indian physicist (b. 1894)
1975 – Louis Jordan - American musician (b. 1908)
1975 – Howard Hill - American archer (b. 1899)
1977 – Brett Halliday - American writer (b. 1904)
1982 – Alex Harvey - Scottish musician (b. 1935)
1982 – Georg Konrad Morgen - German judge (b. 1909)
1983 – Karen Carpenter - American singer and drummer (The Carpenters) (b. 1950)
1987 – Meena Keshwar Kamal - Afghan feminist and founder of RAWA (b. 1956)
1987 – Liberace - American musician (b. 1919)
1987 – Carl Rogers - American psychologist (b. 1902)
1990 – Whipper Billy Watson - Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
1992 – Lisa Fonssagrives - Swedish model (b. 1911)
1993 – Connie Saylor - American NASCAR racecar driver (b. 1940)
1994 – Fred De Bruyne - Belgian cyclist (b. 1930)
1995 – Godfrey Brown - British athlete and teacher (b. 1915)
1995 – Patricia Highsmith - American author (b. 1921)
2000 – Carl Albert - American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
2000 – Doris Coley - American singer (Shirelles) (b. 1941)
2000 – Phil Tonken - American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
2001 – J. J. Johnson - American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
2001 – Pankaj Roy - Indian cricketer (b. 1928)
2001 – Iannis Xenakis - Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)
2002 – George Nader - American film and television actor (b. 1921)
2002 – Prince Sigvard - Duke of Uppland (b. 1907)
2003 – Charlie Biddle - Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
2003 – Benyoucef Ben Khedda - Algerian politician (b. 1920)
2003 – André Noyelle - Belgian cyclist (b. 1931)
2005 – Ossie Davis - American actor, activist (b. 1917)
2006 – Betty Friedan - American feminist (b. 1921)
2006 – Myron Waldman - American animator (b. 1908)
2007 – Steve Barber - American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
2007 – José Carlos Bauer - Brazilian World Cup footballer (b. 1925)
2007 – Ilya Kormiltsev - Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)
2007 – Barbara McNair - American singer and actress (b. 1934)
2007 – Jules Olitski - Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
2008 – Stefan Meller - Polish foreign minister (b. 1942)
2009 – Lux Interior - Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)


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February 4 - Births

Calendar Date February 4th:
February 4th - Births:
1524 – Luis de Camões - Portuguese poet (d. 1580)
1575 – Pierre de Bérulle - French cardinal & statesman (d. 1629)
1620 – Gustaf Bonde - Swedish statesman (d. 1667)
1646 – Hans Erasmus Aßmann - Freiherr von Abschatz, German statesman & poet (d. 1699)
1677 – Johann Ludwig Bach - German composer (d. 1731)
1688 – Pierre de Marivaux - French writer (d. 1763)
1725 – Dru Drury - English entomologist (d. 1804)
1746 – Tadeusz Kościuszko - Polish, Belarusian-Lithuanian, & American national hero (d. 1817)
1778 – A. P. de Candolle - Swiss botanist (d. 1841)
1799 – Almeida Garrett - Portuguese writer (d. 1854)
1808 – Josef Kajetán Tyl - Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
1831 – Oliver Ames - 35th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1895)
1846 – Nikolay Umov - Russian physicist (d. 1915)
1848 – Jean Aicard - French poet (d. 1921)
1849 – Jean Richepin - French poet (d. 1926)
1859 – Timofei Mikhailov - Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)
1871 – Friedrich Ebert - German politician, 1st Reichspräsident of the Weimar Republic (d. 1925)
1872 – Gotse Delchev - a great Macedonian revolutionary, (d. 1903)
1873 – Étienne Desmarteau - Canadian athlete (d. 1905)
1875 – Ludwig Prandtl - German physicist (d. 1953)
1877 – Eddie Cochems - Father of the Forward Pass in American football (d. 1953)
1881 – Fernand Léger - French painter (d. 1955)
1891 – Madabhushi Ananthasayanam Ayyangar - Speaker of Lok Sabha (d. 1978).
1892 – Andreu Nin - Catalan politician (d. 1937)
1892 – E. J. Pratt - Canadian poet (d. 1964)
1895 – Nigel Bruce - English actor (d. 1953)
1896 – Friedrich Glauser - German-language Swiss writer (d. 1938)
1896 – Friedrich Hund - German physicist (d. 1997)
1897 – Ludwig Erhard - 2nd Bundeskanzler of Germany (d. 1977)
1900 – Jacques Prévert - French poet & lyricist (d. 1977)
1902 – Charles Lindbergh - American pilot (d. 1974)
1902 – Hartley Shawcross - British lawyer & politician (d. 2003)
1904 – MacKinlay Kantor - American writer (d. 1977)
1905 – Hylda Baker - English comedy actress (d. 1986)
1906 – Dietrich Bonhoeffer - German theologian (d. 1945)
1906 – Clyde Tombaugh - American astronomer (d. 1997)
1908 – Julian Bell - British poet (d. 1937)
1912 – Ola Skjåk Bræk - Norwegian politician (d. 1999)
1912 – Erich Leinsdorf - Austrian conductor (d. 1993)
1912 – Byron Nelson - American golfer (d. 2006)
1912 – Louis-Albert Cardinal Vachon - archbishop of Quebec (d. 2006)
1913 – Rosa Parks - American civil rights activist (d. 2005)
1914 – Alfred Andersch - German writer (d. 1980)
1915 – Ray Evans - American songwriter with Jay Livingston (d. 2007)
1915 – William Talman - American actor (d. 1968)
1915 – Norman Wisdom - English actor & comedian
1917 – Yahya Khan - President of Pakistan (d. 1980)
1918 – Ida Lupino - English film actress & director (d. 1995)
1918 – Luigi Pareyson - Italian philosopher (d. 1991)
1918 – Janet Waldo - American actress
1918 – Porky Chedwick - American radio personality
1921 – Betty Friedan - American feminist (d. 2006)
1921 – Lotfi Asker Zadeh - American-Iranian/Russian mathematician & computer scientist & the father of fuzzy logic.
1922 – Pandit Bhimsen Joshi - Indian Classical Singer
1923 – Conrad Bain - Canadian-born actor
1925 – Russell Hoban - American writer
1925 – Gerald Sim - English actor
1929 – Jerry Adler - American actor
1929 – Eduard Zimmermann - German journalist, TV Presenter & Security expert (d. 2009)
1931 – Isabel Martínez de Perón - third wife of Argentine president Juan Perón
1935 – Martti Talvela - Finnish bass (d. 1989)
1936 – David Brenner - American comedian
1936 – Gary Conway - American actor
1937 – David Newman - American filmmaker (d. 2003)
1940 – George A. Romero - American director, screenwriter & producer
1940 – John Schuck - American actor
1941 – John Steel - British musician (The Animals)
1943 – Alberto João Jardim - Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
1943 – Wanda Rutkiewicz - Polish mountaineer (d. 1992)
1943 – Ken Thompson - American computer scientist
1947 – Dan Quayle - 44th Vice President of the United States
1948 – Alice Cooper - American musician
1949 – Michael Beck - American actor
1950 – Pamela Franklin - British actress
1951 – Patrick Bergin - Irish actor
1951 – Phil Ehart - American musician (Kansas)
1951 – Dariush Eghbali - Iranian singer & musician
1951 – Stan Papi - American baseball player
1952 – Lisa Eichhorn - American actress
1952 – Jerry Shirley - drummer of rock band Humble Pie.
1952 – Li Yinhe - Chinese sexologist
1953 – Kitaro - Japanese composer
1955 – Mikuláš Dzurinda - Slovak Prime minister
1957 – Don Davis - American composer
1957 – Evan Wolfson - American attorney & activist
1958 – Tomasz Pacyński - Polish writer
1959 – Pamelyn Ferdin - American actress
1959 – Lawrence Taylor - American football player.
1960 – Tim Booth - British singer (James)
1960 – Mark Dawson - British-born American entertainment manager (The Iron Maidens)
1960 – Siobhan Dowd - British/Irish author (d. 2007)
1960 – Jenette Goldstein - American actress
1960 – Jonathan Larson - American composer (d. 1996)
1961 – Stewart O'Nan - American author
1961 – Denis Savard - Canadian ice hockey player
1962 – Clint Black - American musician
1962 – Michael Riley - Canadian actor
1962 – Alfred Twardecki - Polish historian
1963 – Pirmin Zurbriggen - Swiss skier
1964 – Noodles - American guitarist (The Offspring)
1965 – Jerome Brown - American football player (d. 1992)
1966 – Viatcheslav Ekimov - Russian cyclist
1966 – Kyōko Koizumi - Japanese actress & singer
1967 – Sergei Grinkov - Russian figure skater (d. 1995)
1968 – Marko Matvere - Estonian actor
1969 – Duncan Coutts - Canadian bassist (Our Lady Peace)
1969 – Dallas Drake - ice hockey player
1969 – Brandy Ledford - American actress & model
1970 – Gabrielle Anwar - English actress
1971 – Rob Corddry - American actor & comedian
1971 – Michael A. Goorjian - American actor
1972 – Giovanni Silva De Oliveira - Brazilian footballer
1972 – Dara Ó Briain - Irish comedian
1973 – Oscar de la Hoya - Mexican-American boxer
1973 – Manny Legacé - Canadian ice hockey goaltender
1974 – Eric Townsend - American musician & record producer
1974 – Urmila Matondkar - Indian actress
1974 – Mijntje Donners - Dutch hockey international
1975 – Natalie Imbruglia - Australian musician & actress
1975 – Konstantinos Nebegleras - Greek footballer
1976 – Cam'ron - American rapper
1977 – Gavin DeGraw - American musician
1977 – Mitra Hajjar - Iranian actress
1978 – Danna Garcia - Colombian actress
1979 – Andrei Arlovski - Belarussian mixed martial artist
1979 – Giorgio Pantano - Italian racing car driver
1981 – Ben Hendrickson - American baseball player
1981 – Jason Kapono - America professional basketball player
1981 – Tom Mastny - Indonesian baseball player
1981 – Johan Van Summeren - Belgian cyclist
1982 – Chris Sabin - American professional wrestler
1982 – Tomas Vaitkus - Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist
1982 – Kimberly Wyatt - American singer & dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
1983 – Lee Stempniak - American ice hockey player
1983 – Jarrad Waite - Australian rules footballer
1984 – Mauricio Pinilla - Chilean footballer
1985 – Bug Hall - American actor
1986 – Mohammad Mahmudullah - Bangladeshi cricketer
1987 – Lucie Šafářová - Czech tennis player
1988 – Eoin McDowell - Irish rugby player
1988 – Carly Patterson - American gymnast
1993 – Tim McGrath - American musician


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February 4 - General (Calendar Date)

February 4th - Basic Facts:
  • February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 330 days remaining until the end of the year (331 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 3
  • Next day is February 5.
February 4th Births (Here)

February 4th Deaths (Here)

February 4 Events:

211 – Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his 2 sons, Caracalla & Geta.
960 – The coronation of Zhao Kuangyin as Emperor Taizu of Song, initiating the Song Dynasty period of China.
1454 – In the Thirteen Years' War, the Secret Council of the Prussian Confederation sends a formal act of disobedience to the Grand Master.
1703 – In Edo (now Tokyo), 46 of the Forty-seven Ronin commit seppuku (ritual suicide) as recompense for avenging their master's death.
1789 – George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1794 – The French legislature abolishes slavery throughout all territories of the French Republic.
1801 – John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.
1810 – The Royal Navy seizes Guadeloupe.
1820 – The Chilean Navy under the command of Lord Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald completes the 2 day long Capture of Valdivia with just 300 men & 2 ships.
1825 – Ohio Legislature authorizes the construction of the Ohio & Erie Canal & the Miami & Erie Canal.
1859 – Codex Sinaiticus - discovered in Egypt.
1861 – In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from 6 break-away U.S. states meet & form the Confederate States of America (American Civil War).
1899 – The Philippine-American War begins.
1932 – Japan occupies Harbin, China.
1936 – Radium becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically.
1941 – The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops (World War II).
1945 – The Yalta Conference begins (World War II).
1948 – Ceylon (to become Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
1967 – Lunar Orbiter program - Lunar Orbiter 3 lifts off from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 13 - mission to identify landing sites for the Surveyor & Apollo spacecraft.
1969 – Yasser Arafat takes over as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.
1975 – Haicheng earthquake (magnitude 7.3 on Richter scale) occurs in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
1976 – In Guatemala & Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
1980 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
1992 – A Coup d'état is led by Hugo Chávez Frías, against Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
1997 – After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.
1998 – An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000.
1999 – Amadou Diallo (an unarmed West African immigrant) is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
1999 – The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
2000 – German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder & extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
2003 – The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia is officially renamed to Serbia & Montenegro & adopts a new constitution.
2004 – Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
2006 – A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
2008 – The London Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme begins to operate in the UK.
2010 – A earthquake hit California with a 6.0 magnitude on Richter scale.


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