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Notable Birthdays on September 4th

1942raymond floyd, Fort Bragg North Carolina, American golfer (four-time Major winner)

1981Beyoncé Knowles, Houston Texas, singer (Destiny's Child)

1901William Lyons, Blackpool, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), (d. 1985)

1949Tom Watson, KC Mo, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83)

1962Shinya Yamanaka, Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japanese physician (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine)

1934Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate

1918Paul Harvey, Tulsa Oklahoma, news commentator (Rest of the story)

1909Eduard Wirths, Geroldshausen, German Empire, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), (d. 1945)

September 4th Birthdays
Date Event
1241
Alexander III of Scotland (d. 1286) 
1249
Amadeus V de Great, count of Flanders/Savoy 
1383
Amadeus VIII, duke of Savoye/last antipope (Felix V (1439-48) 
1454
Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (d. 1483) 
1557
Sofie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1631) 
1563
Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620) 
1596
Constantine Huygens, Dutch poet/diplomat (Delightful Folly) 
1622
Jacob Hintze, composer 
1647
Gerard Noodt, Dutch lawyer 
1717
Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783) 
1736
Robert Raikes, England, Sunday school pioneer 
1746
Bernardus Bosch, Dutch Patriot/poet/writer, baptised 
1755
Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish Army officer, diplomat and statesman. (d. 1810) 
1761
Friedrich Ludwig Emilius Kunzen, composer 
1768
Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala) 
1778
Louis Napoleon, French King of Netherlands (1806-10) 
1793
Edward Bates, Atty Gen (Union), died in 1869 
1795
Friedrich [August] von Alberti, German geologist (Triasic Age) 
1801
Cullen Whipple, Providence Rhode Island, American Inventor (pointed screw machine) 
1802
Marcus Whitman, missionary, led to US securing Oregon 
1803
Sarah Childress Polk, 1st lady (1845-1849) 
1810
Donald McKay, US naval architect, built fastest clipper ships 
1815
Andreas I Schaepman, archbishop of Utrecht 1868-82 
1815
Mihaly Mosonyi, composer 
1816
Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer 
1824
Anton Bruckner, Ansfelden, Austria, Wagner disciple and "monumental bore"/composer 
1824
Phoebe Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary) 
1825
Dadabhai Naoroji, 1st Indian in British parliament 
1826
Martin Wiberg, Swedish computer pioneer (d. 1905) 
1832
Antonio Agliardi, Italian diplomat (d. 1915) 
1843
Charles Wentworth Dilke, English under minister of Foreign affairs 
1843
Jan Levoslav Bella, composer 
1846
Daniel Burnham, US, architect/built skyscrapers 
1848
Lewis H Latimer, inventor/engineer 
1848
Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925) 
1850
Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal/earl (WW I-Caporetto) 
1851
John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house member 
1853
Hermann von Wissmann, German Africa explorer/governor East-Africa 
1859
Edoardo Mascheroni, composer 
1869
Geert A D Wumkes, Frisian theologist/writer (Frision Movement) 
1870
Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Das Nibelungenlied) 
1872
[Rosalie] Julia Cuypers, Flemish actress/wife of Joseph of Lyre 
1874
Johanna M "Lena" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Bruno Gerlach 
1880
Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo) 
1885
Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971) 
1885
Antonio Bacci, Italian cardinal (d. 1971) 
1886
Albert Orsborn, General of The Salvation Army (d. 1967) 
1888
Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor 
1892
Darius Milhaud, Aix-en-Provence France, composer (Maximilien) 
1893
Henry Schultz, US, farm commune leader 
1896
Agnes Ayres, [Hinkle], US, actress (Sheik, Souls at Sea) 
1896
Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin) 
1900
Cornelis Verolme, Dutch ship builder 
1901
Paul Osborn, playwright (Mornings at 7) 
1901
William Lyons, Blackpool, British industrialist (Jaguar cars), (d. 1985) 
1902
Lorna Johnstone, England, equestrian dressage (Olympic-13th-1968) 
1902
Thomas Mitchell, England cricketer (d. 1996) 
1904
Julian Hill, research chemist 
1904
Maudet Christian-Jacques, film director 
1905
Mary Renault, [Mary Challens], writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games) 
1906
Alexander Moyzes, composer 
1906
Antanas Raciunas, composer 
1906
Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, poet (Ongerijmde life) 
1907
Leo Castelli, Trieste, American art dealer 
1907
Maurice Ashley, historian 
1908
Edward Dmytryk, director (Carpetbaggers, Young Lions, Caine Mutiny) 
1908
Richard Wright, US, author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children) 
1909
Karel Horky, composer 
1909
Eduard Wirths, Geroldshausen, German Empire, Nazi physician (Auschwitz), (d. 1945) 
1912
Alexander Liberman, editor/painter/photographer (639) 
1913
Stanford Moore, US biochemist (Nobel 1977) 
1913
Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976) 
1914
Rudolf Leiding, German auto executive, third postwar chairman of Volkswagen (d. 2003) 
1915
Dick Thomas, Phila Pa, TV host (Village Barn) 
1915
Rudolf Schock, German opera/operette singer 
1916
Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, US, sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet) 
1917
Henry Ford II, automaker (Ford Motor Co) 
1918
Gerald Wilson, Shelby Miss, orchestra leader (Redd Foxx) 
1918
Paul Harvey, Tulsa Oklahoma, news commentator (Rest of the story) 
1918
William Talbert, tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48) 
1919
Howard Morris, NYC, comedic actor (High Anxiety) 
1920
Craig Claiborne, food columnist (NY Times Cookbook) 
1920
Teddy Johnson, British singer 
1920
Clemar Bucci, Argentine racing driver 
1922
Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992) 
1924
Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs 
1925
Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979) 
1926
Robert J Lagomarsino, (Rep-R-CA, 1974- ) 
1926
Bert Olmstead, Canadian ice hockey player 
1927
Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russia, cosmonaut 
1928
Dick York, Fort Wayne Ind, actor (Darrin-Bewitched, Inherit the Wind) 
1928
Donald E Petersen, Minn, exec (Ford Motors) 
1929
Thomas F Eagleton, (Sen-D-MO, 1968-86/VP candidate-D-1972) 
1930
Jerry Ragavoy, US songwriter/producer (Wonderful Dream) 
1931
Mitzi Gaynor, Chicago Illinois, American actress/singer/dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific) 
1932
Carlos Romero-Barcel, (Rep-D-Puerto Rico) 
1932
Dinsdale Landen, English actor (d. 2003) 
1933
Richard Castellano, Bronx, actor (Godfather, Lovers & Other Stranger) 
1934
Clive Granger, Welsh-born economist, Nobel laureate 
1937
Dawn Fraser, NSW Australia, 100m freestyle (Olympic-gold-1956, 60, 64) 
1937
Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor and director (d. 2006) 
1938
Leonard Frey, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Best of West, Mr Smith) 
1941
Marilena Chaui, Brazilian philosopher 
1941
Sushilkumar Shinde, Indian politician 
1941
Joanna Van Gyseghem, English actress 
1941
Ramesh Sethi, East African cricketer 
1942
Bob Filner, (Rep-D-California) 
1942
Merald "Bubba" Knight, Atlanta Ga, singer (Gladys Knights & Pips) 
1942
Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter 
1942
raymond floyd, Fort Bragg North Carolina, American golfer (four-time Major winner) 
1943
Giuseppi Gentile, Italy, triple jumper (Olympic-bronze-1968) 
1944
Gene Parsons, rock drummer (Byrds, Gene Clark Group) 
1944
Christopher Needler, English sand industrialist (TCG Materials) 
1944
Jennifer Salt, Los Angeles California, actress (Sisters, Soap, Wedding Party) 
1944
Ron Ward, Canadian ice hockey player 
1945
Daniel Wood Gatton, guitarist 
1946
David Liebman, Brooklyn New York, American saxophonist and flautist 
1946
Gary Duncan, [Grubb], San Diego Ca, rock guitarist (Quicksilver) 
1946
Greg Elmore, San Diego Ca, rock drummer (Quicksilver) 
1947
Alan Greisman, Sally Field's husband/producer (Fletch, Surrender) 
1948
Marian H J Soutendijk, Dutch MP (CDA) 
1948
Samuel Hui, Hong Kong singer 
1949
Thomas Sturges Watson, KC MO, PGA golfer (1975 Byron Nelson) 
1949
Tom Watson, KC Mo, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83) 
1949
Dean Pees, National Football League defensive coordinator 
1950
Doyle Alexander, American baseball player 
1950
Ehteshamuddin, Pakistani cricketer 
1951
Judith Ivey, El Paso Texas, actress (Lady in Red, Hello Again) 
1951
Martin Chambers, rock drummer (Pretenders) 
1951
Nicu Ceausescu, playboy 
1951
Marita Ulvskog, Swedish politician 
1952
Rishi Kapoor, Indian actor 
1953
Kengo Kimura, [Takashi Kimura], wrestler (NJPW) 
1953
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, NYC, actor (Freddie-Welcome Back Kotter) 
1953
Michael Stean, chess player 
1954
José Castro, Swedish actor. 
1955
Brian Schweitzer, American politician, governor of Montana 
1956
Candy Loving Oswego KS, playmate (Jan, 1979) 
1956
Shane Gould, freestyle swimmer (Olympics-3 Gold-1972) 
1956
Blackie Lawless, American musician, lead singer in W.A.S.P. 
1957
Khandi Alexander, American actress 
1957
Patricia Tallman, American actress 
1958
Ray Freeman, Greensboro NC, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Coast Carolina) 
1958
Shiro Koshinaka, wrestler (WAR/NJPW) 
1958
George Hurley, American drummer (Minutemen) 
1959
Armin Kogler, Austria, skier (2-time winner of jumping World Cup) 
1959
William Kennedy Smith, Kennedy accused of rape in Florida (1991) 
1959
Kevin Harrington, Australian actor 
1960
Damon Wayans, actor/comedian (In Living Color, Major Payne, Blankman) 
1960
Peter Virgile, soap actor (Hostage, Popeye Doyle) 
1960
Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot) 
1961
Kevin Kennedy, English actor 
1961
Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Pakistani cricketer 
1962
Kiran More, Indian cricketer 
1962
Ulla Tørnæs, Danish politician 
1962
Shinya Yamanaka, Higashiōsaka, Osaka, Japanese physician (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine) 
1963
Donna Wilkins, Miami FL, LPGA golfer (1987 S&H Golf Classic-5th) 
1963
John Vanbiesbrouck, Detroit MI, NHL goalie (Team USA, Florida) 
1963
Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls) 
1964
Guy Donald Boros, Ft Laud FL, PGA golfer (1994 Deposit Guaranty-3rd) 
1964
Tomas Sandstrom, NHL forward (Anaheim, Team Sweden 1998) 
1964
René Pape, German bass 
1965
Terri Lynn Doss, Chicago Ill, playmate (Jul, 1988) 
1966
Debra Lewin, South Burlington Vermont, Miss Vermont-America (1991) 
1966
Jearl A Miles, Gainesville FL, 400m/long jumper (Olympics-gold-96) 
1967
Darrin Murray, New Zealand cricketer 
1968
Carlette Guidry-White, 100m/long jumper 
1968
John Preston, Utah, actor (Greg-General Hospital) 
1968
Mike Piazza, Norristown PA, catcher (LA Dodgers) 
1968
Rick McNair, Berkeley California, water polo 2m defender (Olympics-96) 
1968
Phill Lewis, American actor 
1968
John DiMaggio, American actor 
1969
Alexander Coe, Welsh DJ and record producer 
1969
Noah Taylor, English-born actor 
1970
Cari Read, Edmonton Alberta, synchro swimmer (Olympics-silver-96) 
1970
Igor Cavalera, Brazilian pop drummer (Sepultura) 
1970
Ione Skye, [Leitch], Hertfordshire England, actress (Say Anything) 
1970
Janae Lautenschlager, Canoga Park California, diver (Olympics-96) 
1970
Jennifer Nakken, Cedar City Utah, Miss Utah-America (1991) 
1970
Luis Lopez, infielder (San Diego Padres) 
1970
Dave Buchwald, American hacker and film maker 
1971
Brian Storey, Richmond BC, 470 yachter (Olympics-96) 
1971
John Thierry, NFL defensive end (Chic Bears) 
1971
Monty Grow, NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars) 
1971
Tyrone Johnson, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons) 
1971
Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer 
1971
Anita Yuen, Hong Kong actress 
1972
Daniel Nestor, Belgrade Yugo, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96) 
1972
Danny Ponce, Waltham Mass, actor (Willie-Valerie/Hogan Family) 
1972
Jason Fisk, NFL defensive tackle (Minnesota Vikings) 
1972
Myra Katherine Hale, Lincoln Nebraska, Miss America-Nebraska (1996) 
1972
Norman Hand, NFL defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins) 
1972
Françoise Yip, Canadian actress 
1973
Robert Couch, NFL tackle (Atlanta Falcons) 
1973
Stacy Sanches, Dallas TX, playmate (Mar, 1995) 
1974
Jean Lavertue, Montreal Quebec, weightlifter (Olympics-96) 
1974
Nona Gaye, daughter of Marvin Gaye/singer 
1974
Carmit Bachar, American musician (Pussycat Dolls) 
1974
Lincoln Roberts, West Indian cricketer 
1975
Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer 
1976
Diana Maria Urdareanu, Miss Romania Universe (1997) 
1976
Helen Denman, Perth Australia, swimmer (Olympics-96) 
1976
Katreeya English, Thai singer, actress, model 
1976
Clinton R. Nixon, American game designer 
1977
Sun-Woo Kim, Korean Major League Baseball player 
1977
Mark Ronson, English DJ/Producer and co-founder of Allido Records 
1977
Lucie Silvas, English musician 
1978
Christian Walz, svensk soulartist. 
1978
Wes Bentley, American actor 
1979
Suzan Dandeneau, Miss Idaho Teen USA (1996) 
1979
Pedro Camacho, Portuguese composer 
1979
Kosuke Matsuura, Japanese racing driver 
1979
Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player 
1979
Kristina Krepela, Croatian actress 
1980
Hitomi Shimatani, Japanese singer 
1980
Pat Neshek, American baseball player 
1981
Richard Garcia, Australian footballer 
1981
Beyoncé Knowles, Houston Texas, singer (Destiny's Child) 
1981
Lacey Mosley, American singer (Flyleaf) 
1983
Yuichi Nakamaru, Japanese idol, (member of KAT-TUN) 
1983
Tareq Aziz, Bangladeshi cricketer 
1984
Hamish McIntosh, Australian football player 
1984
Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress, singer and composer 
1986
James Younghusband, Philippine footballer 
1988
John Tyler Hammons, American politician 
1991
Carter Jenkins, American actor 
2179
Nyota Uhura, Nairobi Kenya, communications officer (Star Trek) 
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