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On October 4 in history ..

  • 1209 - Pope Innocent II crowns German king Otto of Wittelsbach
  • 1518 - Henry VIII's daughter Mary marries French crown prince
  • 1535 - 1st full English translation of the Bible printed in Switzerland
  • 1539 - King Henry VIII & Anna of Kleef marry
  • 1571 - -13] Synod of Emden
  • 1582 - Last Julian calender day in Spain/Portugal/pontifical states
  • 1636 - 1st code of law for Plymouth Colony
  • 1636 - Battle at Wittstock, Brandenburg: Sweden beat Ferdinand III
  • 1636 - In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony's 1st law drafted
  • 1648 - Peter Stuyvesant establishes Americas 1st volunteer firemen
  • 1675 - Christian Huygens patents pocket watch
  • 1712 - Utrecht banishes poor Jews
  • 1767 - Prince Willem V marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina
  • 1777 - Battle of Germantown
  • 1777 - Gen George Washington's troops attacked British at Germantown Pa
  • 1824 - Mexico becomes a republic
  • 1830 - Provisional government declares secession of Belgium from Netherlands
  • 1834 - Franz Grillparzer's "Der Traum ein Leben," premieres in Vienna
  • 1854 - Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at Illinois State Fair
  • 1862 - Battle of Corinth ends
  • 1864 - National black convention meets (Syracuse NY)
  • 1864 - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
  • 1873 - Toronto Argonaut Football Club forms
  • 1880 - University of California founded in Los Angeles
  • 1881 - Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano
  • 1883 - Orient Express' 1st run, linking Turkey to Europe by rail
  • 1895 - 1st US Golf Open: Horace Rawlins shoots a 173 at Newport GC RI
  • 1895 - Horace Rawlins wins 1st US Open golf tournament (Newport RI)
  • 1897 - George Bernard Shaw's "Devil's Disciple," premieres in NYC
  • 1900 - Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Problem of Thor Bridge" (BG)
  • 1901 - Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup
  • 1904 - 1st day of NYC subway, 350,000 people ride 9.1 mile tracks
  • 1906 - Chicago Cubs win their 116th game (116-36 .763) of year
  • 1910 - Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • 1911 - 1st public elevator (London's Earl's Court Metro Station)
  • 1913 - Bkln Dodger Jake Daubert earns a new Chalmers auto as NL MVP
  • 1913 - Freddy Wilson of Regina Roughriders kicks 10 singles in a game
  • 1914 - Dardanellen (French & English) fleet bombs Turkish forts
  • 1915 - Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado & Utah is established
  • 1916 - Market Street's "Path of Gold" lit for 1st time
  • 1917 - British assault on Broodseinde, France
  • 1918 - Musical "Sometime" with Mae West premieres in NYC
  • 1921 - League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
  • 1922 - For 1st time, entire World Series broadcast over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • 1922 - Protocol of Genevia signed: Austria gains independence
  • 1923 - Young Stribling held light-heavyweight boxing championship for shortest amount of time (3 hrs). Referee overturns decision
  • 1924 - NY Giants become 1st team to appear in 4 consecutive World Series
  • 1925 - Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ
  • 1926 - Dahlia is officially designated as SF city flower
  • 1928 - 25th World Series begins, NY Yankees vs St Louis Cardinals
  • 1928 - KPD begins petition against Germany building a battle fleet
  • 1930 - A's Jack Quinn, 46, pitches 2 inn, is oldest to play in World Series
  • 1931 - Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts
  • 1931 - Juan Esteban Montero becomes president of Chile
  • 1932 - Anti-semite Julius Gömbös forms new govt in Hungary
  • 1932 - Clark Griffith announces Walter Johnson will be manager of Senators
  • 1932 - Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna
  • 1933 - Esquire magazine is 1st published
  • 1936 - Italian lire devalued
  • 1936 - Record 66,669 at Yankee Stadium for 4th game of World Series
  • 1939 - Last Polish troops surrender
  • 1940 - 12 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940 - Adolph Hitler & Benito Mussolini confer at Brenner Pass in Alps
  • 1940 - French Vichy-regime proclaims end of "Statut of the Juifs"
  • 1940 - Wrestling returns to Madison Sq Garden after 12 year lay off
  • 1942 - German assault on Tractor factory in Stalingrad
  • 1943 - Corsica freed by Free French
  • 1943 - German occupiers forbid flying of kites (6 month jail sentence)
  • 1944 - 1st All St Louis World Series, all games played at Sportsman's Park
  • 1944 - British troops land on Greek continent
  • 1944 - St Louis Browns win 1st World Series game in their only appearance
  • 1947 - Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5
  • 1948 - Indians beat Red Sox, 8-0, in 1st AL playoff game
  • 1948 - World Council of Churches forms under W Fisherman It Hooft)
  • 1949 - American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out
  • 1949 - United Nations' permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated
  • 1950 - French troops vacate Cla Afraid Vietnam
  • 1951 - In opening World Series game, Giant Monte Irvin steals home in 1st inn
  • 1952 - "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 perfs
  • 1953 - Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:17:39.4)
  • 1953 - Mickey Mantle hits a grand slam in World Series
  • 1955 - Brooklyn Dodgers only World Series victory, beating Yankees in 7
  • 1955 - Rev Sun Young Moon leaves prison in Seoul
  • 1956 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
  • 1957 - "Leave It to Beaver," debuts on CBS
  • 1957 - USSR launches Sputnik I, 1st artificial Earth satellite
  • 1958 - 12th NHL All-Star Game: Montreal beat All-Stars 6-3 at Montreal
  • 1958 - 5th French republic forms
  • 1958 - Transatlantic coml jet passenger service began (BOAC)
  • 1959 - 1st World Series game played west of St Louis (in LA)
  • 1959 - Cleve Browns' Jim Brown makes club record 37 rushing attempts
  • 1959 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch 1st Cello concert premieres in Leningrad
  • 1959 - LA Dodgers set World Series attendance record at 92,394
  • 1959 - Netherlands beats Belgium 9-1
  • 1959 - USSR Luna 3 sent back 1st photos of Moon's far side
  • 1960 - Courier 1B Launched; 1st active repeater satellite in orbit
  • 1961 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1961 - Whitey Ford's 3rd straight World Series shutout
  • 1962 - USAF Maj Robert A Rushworth takes X-15 to 32,300m
  • 1962 - Whitey Ford's World Series 33 2/3 scoreless inning streak ends
  • 1963 - -8] Hurricane Flora, kills 6,000 in Cuba & Haiti
  • 1963 - Gambia achieves full internal self-government
  • 1964 - -7] Hurricane Hilda, kills 38 in La, Miss & Ga
  • 1964 - 10th LPGA Championship won by Mary Mills
  • 1964 - 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
  • 1964 - Italian Autostrada del Sol opens at Milan-Naples
  • 1964 - Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos
  • 1964 - Phils bomb Reds 10-0 as both teams finish one game behind St Louis
  • 1965 - "Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1965 - Pope Paul VI becomes 1st Pope to visit Western Hemisphere (UN)
  • 1965 - USSR launches Luna 7; crash lands on Moon
  • 1966 - Dutch Cardinal Alfrink presents New Catechism
  • 1966 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1966 - Lesotho (Basutoland) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • 1967 - 1st World Series since 1948 not to feature Yanks, Giants or Dodgers
  • 1969 - Baseball's 1st divisional playoff games, Mets beat Braves 9-5 & Orioles beat Twins 4-3 in 12 innings
  • 1969 - Last wooden passenger subway cars retired at Bkln Myrtle Beach el
  • 1969 - UN starts issuing postage stamps at Geneva headquarters
  • 1970 - Herbert Schmidtz makes highest parachute jump from a tower by leaping from a 1,984 ft TV mast in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1970 - KC Chiefs Jan Stenerud kicks 55-yard field goal
  • 1970 - Umps return after 1-day walkout in quest of higher wages
  • 1970 - WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 - Borden's opens a turn-of-century ice cream parlor at Disney World
  • 1971 - KMPH TV channel 26 in Visalia-Fresno, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1971 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972 - Ted Williams manages his final game as Rangers lose to Royals, 4-0
  • 1973 - Hans of Manens ballet "Adagio Hammerklavier" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1974 - John Lennon releases "Walls & Bridges" album
  • 1976 - Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz resigns due to telling a racial joke
  • 1976 - Supreme Court lifts 1972 ban on death penalty for convicted murderers
  • 1977 - Pier 39 opens in SF
  • 1978 - Funeral services held for Pope John Paul I
  • 1979 - Hugh Leonards "Life," premieres in Dublin
  • 1979 - USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1980 - Mike Schmidt's 2-run HR clinches NL East title for Phillies
  • 1981 - Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins Portland Ping Team Golf Champ
  • 1981 - Meadowlands Arena opens in NJ
  • 1981 - Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest intl gymnastics participant
  • 1982 - Helmut Kohl elected chancellor of German FR
  • 1983 - Richard Noble reaches record 1019 kph in jet-powered car
  • 1984 - US govt closes down due to budget problems
  • 1984 - Yanks clinch AL East
  • 1985 - Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
  • 1985 - Shite Moslems claim to have killed hostage William Buckley
  • 1986 - NY Yank Dave Righetti saves doubleheader for then record 46 saves
  • 1986 - Queen Beatrice installs dam at Oosterschelde
  • 1986 - Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
  • 1987 - 1st "Scrub Sunday" of NFL football with replacement players
  • 1987 - Blues Jays lose final 7 games allowing Tigers to win AL pennant
  • 1987 - James Jefferson of Winnipeg scores 2 TDs on interception returns without making an interception. (He scored on laterals)
  • 1988 - Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid
  • 1989 - Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
  • 1989 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1990 - "Stand Up Tragedy" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1990 - Regional elections held, in what is East Germany
  • 1991 - Delta Center in Salt Lake City Utah
  • 1991 - NHL NY Rangers trade Bernie Nichols to Edmonton for Mark Messier
  • 1991 - San Jose Sharks lose 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks in their 1st NHL game
  • 1991 - Whiteland Janice, driven by Mike Lachance, wins Kentucky Futurity
  • 1992 - "Anna Karenina" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 46 perfs
  • 1992 - "Real Inspector Hound" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 perfs
  • 1992 - 1st time AL East & West champs have same record (96-66)-Tor & Oak
  • 1992 - 2nd Solheim Cup: Europe beats US, 11½-6½ at Dalmahoy CC Scotland
  • 1992 - El Al cargo plane crashes at Amsterdam Bijlmer, 43 die
  • 1992 - Miami Dolphen Louis Oliver returns record tying interception 103 yards
  • 1993 - Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)
  • 1994 - 7.9 earthquake strikes Koerilen, flood kills 18+
  • 1994 - Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting
  • 1994 - Soyuz TM-20 launches
  • 1995 - 29th Country Music Assn Award: Krauss Jackson win
  • 1995 - Jim Leyritz homers with a man on in 15th inning to give Yankees 2-0 Division Series lead over Mariners
  • 1996 - BPAA US Bowling Open by Dave Husted
  • 1996 - BPAA US Women's Bowling Open won by Liz Johnson
  • 1996 - Shahid Afridi scores century in 37 balls for Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • 1997 - Farm Aid 10 concert cancelled due to weak ticket sales

Famous birthdays on October 4 ..

  • 1289 - Louis X, the Stubborn, king of France (1314-16)
  • 1515 - Lucas Cranach, the Younger, German painter
  • 1542 - Roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat
  • 1550 - Charles IX, King of Sweden
  • 1607 - Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla, Span playwright (Del Rey Abajo Ninguno)
  • 1626 - Richard Cromwell, lord protector of England (1658-59)
  • 1633 - Anton Ulrich, German duke of Brunswick/Wolfenbüttel/poet
  • 1659 - Franz Weichlein, composer
  • 1720 - Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Italian etcher
  • 1744 - Domenico Corri, composer
  • 1749 - Jean-Louis Duport, composer
  • 1762 - Tommaso Sogner, composer
  • 1772 - François-Louis Perne, composer
  • 1787 - François P G Guizot, French historian/politician
  • 1796 - John Richardson, Canadian writer (Wacousta, or the prophecy)
  • 1797 - J Gotthelf, writer
  • 1804 - "Felix", cricketer (Nicholas Wanostracht)
  • 1809 - Albrecht F H, prince of Prussia
  • 1809 - Robert Cumming Schenck, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1890
  • 1810 - Alexander Walewski, French earl/foreign minister/Napoleon I's son
  • 1816 - Egbert Benson Brown, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1902
  • 1818 - Francesco Crispi, Italian minister of War/premier
  • 1822 - Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Delaware Ohio, (R) 19th pres (1877-81)
  • 1832 - William Griggs, inventor (photo chromo lithography)
  • 1836 - Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue)
  • 1840 - Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer
  • 1841 - Stephen Albert Emery, composer
  • 1850 - John W McGraw, (Gov-R-Wash) (1893-97)
  • 1853 - Armando Palacio Valdés, Spanish writer: La hermana San Sulpicio
  • 1857 - Henry Schoenfeld, composer
  • 1859 - Henryk Pachulski, composer
  • 1860 - Sidney Paget, British illustrator (Sherlock Holmes)
  • 1861 - Frederic Remington, US, artist/sculptor of American West
  • 1861 - Joao Marcellino Arroyo, composer
  • 1865 - Friedrich Lienhard, German writer (Lieder eines Elsässers)
  • 1865 - Max Halbe, writer
  • 1868 - Marcelo Torcuato the Alvear, president of Argentina (1922-28)
  • 1875 - Mikolajus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer
  • 1877 - Pancho Villa, [Doroteo Arango], Mexico, revolutionary rebel [or 6/25]
  • 1880 - Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work)
  • 1881 - [Heinrich A H] Walther von Brauchitsch, German fieldmarshal
  • 1885 - Henricus Wijdefield, Dutch architect (Peace Palace)
  • 1886 - Luis Alberni, Spain, actor (Topaze)
  • 1887 - Francis Bull, Norway, writer (Norsk literature historian)
  • 1889 - John B Kelly, Olympic champion rower/father of Grace Kelly
  • 1892 - Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian Fascist chancellor killed by Nazis
  • 1892 - Luis Trenker, Sankt Ulrich, actor (Berge in Flammen)
  • 1894 - Cliff Hall, Bkln NY, actor (Crime Photographer)
  • 1895 - Buster [Joseph F] Keaton, actor (Navigator, Steamboat Bill, Jr)
  • 1895 - Hattie McDaniel, actress (Gone With the Wind-academy award)
  • 1895 - Richard Sorge, German spy for USSR in Tokyo (WW II)
  • 1895 - Sergei Jessenin, writer
  • 1901 - Carroll Nye, Canton OH, actress (Lawless Woman)
  • 1903 - Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian nazi (SS/SD)
  • 1903 - Lord Roborough, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • 1904 - Harris Rhoad, rocker
  • 1904 - Rene Mable Neighbour Cloke, illustrator
  • 1905 - Leon Orthel, composer
  • 1905 - Rene Defossez, composer
  • 1906 - Johannes Post, Dutch farmer/resistance fighter (passage fight)
  • 1909 - James B Pritchard, US, theologist/archaeologist
  • 1909 - Noel Chiboust, trumpeter/Sax
  • 1912 - Alfonso Letelier-Llonas, composer
  • 1912 - John de Mol, Dutch accordianist/producer (Baantjer, Pril Geluk)
  • 1913 - Stanley Oliphant Stewart, librarian
  • 1914 - Brendan Gill, writer/critic (New Yorker magazine)
  • 1915 - Koos Schuur, Dutch journalist/poet (7 Curses)
  • 1916 - Owen Tudor Williams, civil engineer
  • 1917 - Albert de Klerk, Dutch composer/conductor
  • 1917 - Jan Murray, Bronx NY, comedian (Treasure Hunt, Who Killed Teddy Bear)
  • 1920 - George Tribe, cricketer (Australian chinaman bowler, Northants)
  • 1922 - Malcolm Baldrige, Conn, US Secretary of Commerce (1981-87)
  • 1923 - Charlton Heston, Ill, actor (10 Commandments, Ben Hur, Planet of Apes)
  • 1928 - Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave)
  • 1929 - Leroy Van Dyke, Spring Fork Mo, country singer (Walk on By)
  • 1929 - Scotty Beckett, Oakland CA, actor (Listen Darling, Battleground)
  • 1930 - Jozsef Soproni, composer
  • 1931 - Basil D'Oliveira, cricketer (England all-rounder of late 60's)
  • 1931 - Dick Tracy, comic strip crimestopper
  • 1932 - Dottie West, country singer
  • 1932 - Felicia Farr, Westchester NY, actress (Charley Varrick, Kotch)
  • 1934 - Jackie Collins, writer (Lucky/Chances)
  • 1934 - Malva M Basoalto, daughter of Pablo Neruda & Marie Hagenaar Vogelzang
  • 1934 - Sam Huff, NFL linebacker (NY Giants, Washington Redskins)
  • 1935 - Eddie Applegate, Wyncote Pa, actor (Richard-Patty Duke Show)
  • 1936 - David Pithey, cricketer (bro of Tony, S Afr all-rounder in 8 Tests)
  • 1936 - Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer
  • 1937 - Franz Vranitzky, Austria union chancellor (1986- )
  • 1939 - W Henson Moore, (Rep-R-LA, 1975- )
  • 1941 - Anne Rice, New Orleans LA, author (Interview with a Vampire)
  • 1941 - Jackie Collins, London, author (Bitch, Stud)
  • 1941 - Lori Saunders, Kansas City Mo (Petticoat Junction, Dusty Trails)
  • 1942 - Christopher Stone, Manchester NH, actor (Dave-Dallas, Interns)
  • 1942 - Jenny Arean, [Joanna Klarenbeek], Dutch actress (Paul Chevrolet)
  • 1943 - Bonnie Bryant, LPGA golfer
  • 1943 - Buddy Roemer, (Gov/Rep-D-LA, 1981- )
  • 1943 - Owen Keir Davidson, Australia, 4 time Wimbledon mix double champ
  • 1944 - Nona Hendryx, Trenton NJ, singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)
  • 1944 - Patty LaBelle, singer (LaBelles-Lady Marmalade, If You Asked Me Too)
  • 1945 - Clifton Davis, Chicago Ill, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen)
  • 1945 - Richard Bickell, race horse trainer
  • 1946 - André Bolhuis, hockey player (World Cup 1973, European Cup 1978
  • 1946 - Susan Sarandon, [Tomaling], Jackson Hgts NY, actress (Bull Durham)
  • 1947 - James Fielder, Denton TX, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears)
  • 1949 - Armand Assante, NYC, actor (Private Benjamin, Unfaithfully Yours)
  • 1950 - Meg Bennett, Los Angeles CA, actress (Young & Restless)
  • 1951 - Alan Rosenberg, actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill)
  • 1952 - Anita Luceete Defrantz, Phila Pa, rower (Olympic-bronze-1976)
  • 1952 - Jody Stephens, rock drummer (Big Star)
  • 1952 - Nina Carter, London England, vocalist (Blonde on Blonde)
  • 1955 - Joe Orseno, race horse trainer
  • 1956 - Hans van Breukelen, Dutch soccer goaltender (PSV)
  • 1956 - Sherri Turner, Greenville SC, LPGA golfer (1988 Mazda LPGA Champ)
  • 1957 - Christina Smith, Miami FL, playmate (Mar, 1978)
  • 1957 - Gregory T Linteris, Demarest NJ, astronaut (sk: STS 83)
  • 1958 - Anneka Rice, Dutch TV hostess
  • 1958 - Barbara MacDonald, rocker (Timbuk 3)
  • 1959 - Tony Meo, English billiards champion (snookers)
  • 1960 - Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard, Apopka Fla, country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad)
  • 1960 - Jennifer Anglin, Adrian Mich, actress (Cheryl-General Hospital)
  • 1961 - David W Harper, Abilene Tx, actor (Jim Bob-Waltons)
  • 1961 - John Secada, singer
  • 1961 - Mary Ellen Stuart, actress (Frannie Crawford-As the World Turns)
  • 1962 - Aldo Sprenger, Dutch pop guitarist (Kong-Phlegm)
  • 1962 - Dennis Cook, Lamarque TX, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1963 - A C Green, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1963 - Bruce Ruffin, Lubbock TX, pitcher (Colorado Rockies)
  • 1963 - Patti Berendt, San Diego CA, LPGA golfer (1995 Star Bank Classic-24th)
  • 1964 - David Brain, cricketer (Zimbabwe lefty seamer 1993-)
  • 1964 - Mark McLemore, San Diego CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964 - Matthew Cetlinski, US 400m freestyle swimmer
  • 1964 - Yvonne Murray, athlete
  • 1965 - "Stuttering John" Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)
  • 1966 - John van de Brom, soccer player (Ajax)
  • 1966 - Mike Walker, Brooksville FL, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)
  • 1967 - Nick Green, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1967 - Roger Pavlik, Houston TX, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1967 - Vicky Bullett, WNBA forward/center (Oly-gold-1988/Charlotte Sting)
  • 1968 - Kanavis McGhee, NFL defensive end (Houston Oilers)
  • 1969 - Lucas Parsons, Sydney NSW, Australasia golfer
  • 1970 - Brian Kozlowski, NFL halfback (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • 1970 - Hency Charles, CFL defensive back (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1970 - Lucy Nusrala, St Louis Mo, 5k runner
  • 1970 - Ryan McNeil, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions, St Louis Rams)
  • 1971 - Corey Sawyer, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • 1972 - Joanna Stone, Australian javelin thrower (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 - Kurt Thomas, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat)
  • 1972 - Norberto Garrido, tackle (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 - Rusty Fitzgerald, Minneapolis, NHL center (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1973 - Emy Snook, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1973 - Kantroy Barber, fullback (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1973 - Kerry Joseph, WLAF quarterback (London Monarchs)
  • 1974 - Claudia Elena Vasquez, Miss Universe-best costume (Colombia, 1997)
  • 1975 - Heather Tom, Hinsdale Ill, (Victoria-Y&R, Deadly Whispers)
  • 1976 - Alicia Silverstone, SF Calif, actress (Clueless, Batman Forever)
  • 1980 - Jimmy Workman, actor (Pugsley-Addams Family)
  • 1986 - Barbara Jean Jones, fictional character (General Hospital)
  • 1987 - Michael Roman, actor (Al-One Life to Live)
  • 1989 - Dakota Johnson, son of Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson

Famous deaths on October 4 ..

  • 1072 - Sancho II, king of Castilië/bro of Alfonso VI, murdered at about 35
  • 1540 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies
  • 1564 - Pietro P Vergerio, Italian theologist/bishop of Croatia, dies
  • 1571 - Claude Togniel d'Espence, French theologist (Sorbonne), dies at 60
  • 1582 - Theresia van Avila, Spanish mystic writer, dies
  • 1590 - Cujacius, [Jacques Cujas], French lawyer, dies at about 68
  • 1669 - Rembrandt H van Rÿn, painter/etcher (Steel Masters), dies
  • 1713 - Valentin Molitor, composer, dies at 76
  • 1721 - Abraham Alewijn, poet/playwright (Beslikte Swaantje), dies at 36
  • 1743 - John Campbell, 2nd duke of Argyll/fieldmarshal, dies at 64
  • 1755 - Samuel von Cocceji, German lawyer, dies
  • 1830 - Hans DL earl Yorck von Wartenburg, gov-gen of E-Prussia, dies at 71
  • 1838 - Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, composer, dies at 79
  • 1848 - Louis Massonneau, composer, dies at 82
  • 1859 - Karl Baedeker, German tour guide (Die Schweiz), dies at 57
  • 1862 - William Duncan Smith, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 36
  • 1863 - Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam, dies at 69
  • 1880 - William Lassell, English astronomer (1st moon of Neptune), dies
  • 1892 - Guillaume Van Kerckhoven, Belgian captain, dies at 39
  • 1893 - Pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, MP (AR), dies at 88
  • 1904 - Frederic Auguste Bertholdi, French sculptor (Statue of Liberty), dies
  • 1907 - Alfredo Kiel, composer, dies at 57
  • 1912 - Gen Zeledon, Nicaraguan opponent of US occupation, is executed
  • 1929 - John Metzelaar, Dutch/US writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37
  • 1943 - Richard T Ely, US economist (Ground under our feet), dies
  • 1947 - Max KEL Planck, German physicist (constantly of P, Nobel 1918), dies
  • 1949 - Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, dies at 75
  • 1955 - Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal, dies
  • 1961 - Max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
  • 1962 - E H Hendren, cricketer (57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies
  • 1962 - John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder, dies at 79
  • 1966 - Sherman Billingsley, talk show host (Stork Club), dies at 66
  • 1969 - Vibart Wight, cricketer (member of WI 1st Test touring 1928), dies
  • 1970 - George Frederick McKay, composer, dies at 71
  • 1970 - Janis Joplin, rock singer (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27
  • 1971 - Edit Angold, actor (Suspense, Molly, Blue Angel), dies at 76
  • 1972 - Colin Gordon, actor (John-Baron), dies at 61
  • 1972 - Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist, dies at 68
  • 1974 - Anne Sexton, US poetess (Pulitzer 1967), dies at 45
  • 1975 - Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72
  • 1976 - Alexander Gray, singer (This is Music), dies at 74
  • 1979 - Christina Spierenburg, Dutch singer, dies at 56
  • 1982 - Ahmad H al-Bakr, Iraqi fieldmarshal/president/premier, dies
  • 1982 - Glenn H Gould, Canadian pianist, dies at 50
  • 1989 - Graham Chapman, comedian (Monty Python), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1989 - Norman Yardley, cricketer (England captain 1947-50), dies
  • 1990 - Avis Bunnage, actor (Loneliness of Long Distance Runner), dies at 67
  • 1990 - Jill Bennett, actress (Skull, Hawks), dies of undisclosed causes at 58
  • 1991 - Leonard C Odell, wrote 7,000 Burma Shave poems, dies at 83
  • 1992 - Itzhak Fuks, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
  • 1992 - Laurie Anders, singer, dies of cancer
  • 1992 - Ohad Arnon, El Al captain, crashes in Bijlmer Netherlands
  • 1993 - Fran Carlon, dies of cancer at 80
  • 1994 - Bill Challis, arranger/Pianist, dies at 90
  • 1994 - Daniel Wood Gatton, guitarist, dies at 49
  • 1994 - Heinz Rühmann, German actor/dir (Brave Soldier Schwejk), dies at 92
  • 1995 - Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer, dies at 81
  • 1996 - Martyn Harris, journalist, dies at 43
  • 1996 - Silvio Piola, footballer, dies at 83
  • 1996 - Tim N Gidal Gidalewitsch, photojournalist, dies at 87