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On March 4 in history ..

  • 1152 - Frederik I Barbarossa elected Roman-German king
  • 1461 - Battle at Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha Edward IV recognized as king of England
  • 1540 - Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife
  • 1570 - King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
  • 1590 - Mauritius of Nassau's ship reaches Breda
  • 1611 - George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1621 - Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia
  • 1665 - English king Charles II declares war on Netherlands
  • 1675 - John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
  • 1681 - King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Penn
  • 1699 - Jews are expelled from Lubeck Germany
  • 1741 - English fleet under admiral Ogle reaches Cartagena
  • 1774 - 1st sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)
  • 1789 - 1st Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
  • 1791 - 1st Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (PA), takes office
  • 1791 - Pres Washington calls the US Senate into its 1st special session
  • 1791 - Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)
  • 1791 - Vermont admitted as a state
  • 1792 - Oranges introduced to Hawaii
  • 1793 - French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Neth
  • 1793 - Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words)
  • 1797 - John Adams inaugurated as 2nd president of US
  • 1798 - Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
  • 1801 - 1st president inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)
  • 1809 - Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes
  • 1825 - John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th president
  • 1826 - 1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy, Mass
  • 1829 - Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th president
  • 1829 - Unruly crowd mobs White House during Pres Jackson inaugural ball
  • 1830 - V Bellini's opera "I Capuleti e i Montecchi," premieres in Venice
  • 1835 - HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepción
  • 1837 - City of Chicago incorporates
  • 1837 - Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th president
  • 1837 - Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
  • 1841 - Dion Boucicault's "London Assurance," premieres in London
  • 1841 - Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison
  • 1845 - James K Polk inaugrated at 11th president
  • 1848 - Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution
  • 1849 - US had no president, Polks term ends on a Sunday, Taylor couldn't be sworn-in, Sen David Atchison (pres pro tem) term ended Mar 3rd
  • 1853 - Pope Pius IX recovers Catholic hierarchy in Netherlands
  • 1853 - William Rufus de Vane King (D) sworn in as 13th US VP
  • 1861 - Confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag
  • 1861 - Lincoln's inaugurated as 16th pres; 1st time US has 5 former pres
  • 1861 - Pres Lincoln opens Govt Printing Office
  • 1863 - Battle of Thompson's Station, TN
  • 1863 - Territory of Idaho established
  • 1865 - Confederate congress approves final design of "official flag"
  • 1865 - President Lincoln inaugurated for his 2nd term as president
  • 1869 - Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th president
  • 1876 - US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
  • 1877 - Tsjaikovski's incomplete ballet "Zwanenmeer," premieres in Moscow
  • 1880 - NY Daily Graphic publishes 1st half-tone engraving, by S H Horgan
  • 1881 - California becomes 1st state to pass plant quarantine legislation
  • 1881 - Holmes & Watson begin "A Study in Scarlet," 1st case together
  • 1881 - James A Garfield inaugurated as 20th president
  • 1881 - South African president Kruger accepts ceasefire
  • 1883 - John Gordon Cashmans begins "Vicksburg Evening Post" in Mississippi
  • 1885 - Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Mikado," premieres in London
  • 1885 - Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st Democratic pres since Civil War
  • 1889 - Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd president
  • 1893 - Francis Dhanis' army attacksthe Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe
  • 1893 - Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US president (2nd term)
  • 1894 - Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
  • 1895 - Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony, premieres in Berlin
  • 1897 - William McKinley inaugurated as 25th president of US
  • 1901 - 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-Natl Intelligencer)
  • 1901 - President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as president
  • 1901 - Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends
  • 1902 - American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
  • 1905 - Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga," premieres in Berlin
  • 1908 - Collingwood Ohio primary school catches fire; 180 die
  • 1909 - President Taft inaugrated at 27th president during 10" snowstorm
  • 1909 - US prohibits interstate transportation of game birds
  • 1911 - Victor Berger (Wisc) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
  • 1913 - 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
  • 1913 - Dept of Commerce & Labor split into separate departments
  • 1913 - Gabriel Fauré's opera "Pénélope," premieres in Monte Carlo
  • 1913 - NY Yankees are 1st to train outside US (Bermuda)
  • 1913 - Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th president
  • 1917 - Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) becomes 1st female member of Congress
  • 1918 - Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)
  • 1920 - Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
  • 1921 - Hot Springs National Park created in Arkansas
  • 1923 - Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)
  • 1924 - "Happy Birthday To You" published by Claydon Sunny
  • 1925 - Pres Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
  • 1925 - Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
  • 1926 - De Geer govt in Netherlands takes office
  • 1928 - "Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
  • 1929 - Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP
  • 1929 - Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st president
  • 1930 - Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
  • 1930 - Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
  • 1931 - Bradman bowled by Herman Griffith for a duck as W I win the Test
  • 1931 - West Indies beat Australia for the 1st time, by 30 runs at SCG
  • 1933 - Chancellor Dollfuss disdolves Austrian parliament
  • 1933 - FDR inaugrated as 32nd pres, pledges to pull US out of Depression & says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
  • 1933 - Frances Perkins becomes sec of labor, 1st US woman cabinet member
  • 1933 - Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink," premieres in NYC
  • 1933 - Noordwijk soccer team forms
  • 1934 - Easter Cross on Mt Davidson (SF) dedicated
  • 1936 - 1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany
  • 1941 - 18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague
  • 1941 - NHL Chicago goalie Samuel LoPresti stops record 80 of 83 Boston shots
  • 1941 - Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler
  • 1943 - Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor
  • 1944 - 1st US bombing of Berlin
  • 1944 - Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
  • 1945 - Finland declares war on nazi-Germany
  • 1947 - WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 - Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
  • 1949 - Piet Van de Pol (Neth) becomes world champion billiard player
  • 1949 - Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel
  • 1954 - JE Wilkins, appointed 1st Black US sub-cabinet member
  • 1955 - 1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent
  • 1959 - US Pioneer IV misses Moon & becomes 2nd (US 1st) artificial planet
  • 1960 - French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
  • 1960 - Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz
  • 1961 - Paul-Henri Spaak resigns as sec-gen of NATO
  • 1962 - AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
  • 1964 - Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
  • 1965 - David Attenbrough became the new controller of BBC2
  • 1966 - Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die
  • 1966 - John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
  • 1966 - North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by BP
  • 1967 - Ice Dance Championship at Vienna won by Towler & Ford (GRB)
  • 1967 - Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Belousova & Protopopov (USSR)
  • 1967 - Men's Fig Skating Championship in Vienna won by Emmerich Danzer (AUT)
  • 1967 - Worlds Ladies Fig Skating Champion in Vienna won by Peggy Fleming (US)
  • 1968 - Joe Frazier TKOs Buster Mathis in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1968 - Martin Luther King Jr announces plans for Poor People's Campaign
  • 1968 - Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
  • 1970 - French submarine "Eurydice" explodes
  • 1970 - Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game
  • 1970 - NY Rangers set then NHL record of 126 games without being shut-out
  • 1971 - "City Command" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey
  • 1972 - Erhard Keller (Germany) skates world record 1000m (1:18.5)
  • 1972 - Last train run between Penrith to Keswick UK
  • 1972 - Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty
  • 1973 - 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
  • 1974 - David Hares' "Knuckle," premieres in London
  • 1974 - Harold Wilson replaces resigning Ed Heath as British premier
  • 1976 - John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
  • 1976 - SF Giants are bought for $8 million by Bob Lurie & Bud Herseth
  • 1977 - 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, NM
  • 1977 - Colin Croft takes 8-29 against Pakistan at Port-of-Spain
  • 1977 - Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
  • 1978 - Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
  • 1979 - "Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 1979 - 200th episode of "All in the Family"
  • 1979 - Sally Little wins LPGA Bent Tree Golf Classic
  • 1979 - US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings
  • 1980 - 40th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy
  • 1980 - Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe
  • 1982 - 2nd double hat trick in Islander history-Bossy & D Potvin
  • 1982 - NASA launches Intelsat V
  • 1984 - Nancy Lopez wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
  • 1984 - Pee Wee Reese & Rick Ferrell elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 1985 - STS 51-E vehicle rolls back to Vandenberg AFB; mission cancelled
  • 1985 - Virtual ban on leaded gas ordered by EPA
  • 1985 - War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"
  • 1986 - Border completes twin Test tons (140 & 114*) v NZ
  • 1989 - Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline
  • 1989 - Eastern Airlines machinists strike
  • 1989 - Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)
  • 1990 - 20th Easter Seal Telethon
  • 1990 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • 1990 - US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
  • 1991 - Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank
  • 1991 - Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British & 1 Italian POW
  • 1993 - "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • 1993 - Katharine Hepburn enters the hospital suffering from exhaustion
  • 1994 - 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
  • 1994 - Space shuttle STS-62 (Columbia 16), launches into orbit
  • 1995 - 1st NYC Mayor Trophy's High school track meet in 19 years
  • 1995 - Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital
  • 1995 - George Foreman loses WBA boxing title, refusing to fight Tony Tucker
  • 1995 - Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)
  • 1995 - Replacement NY Yankees beat NY Mets 2-1
  • 1997 - Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks
  • 1997 - Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU)
  • 1997 - President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
  • 1997 - Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)

Famous birthdays on March 4 ..

  • 1394 - Henry the Navigator, Prince/sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery
  • 1492 - Francesco de Layolle, composer
  • 1651 - John Baron Somers, (Whig), William III's chief minister (1696-1700)
  • 1678 - Antonio Vivaldi, Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)
  • 1719 - Aert Schouman, Dutch bird/portrait painter
  • 1742 - Johann Heinrich Egli, composer
  • 1747 - Casimir Pulaski, Count/American Revolutionary War general
  • 1754 - Benjamin Waterhouse, physician (smallpox vaccine pioneer)
  • 1754 - Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer
  • 1757 - Ignaz Malzat, composer
  • 1765 - Charles Dibdin, England, composer/author (Sea Songs)/actor (baptized)
  • 1766 - Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)
  • 1773 - Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer
  • 1782 - Johann Wyss, Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson)
  • 1789 - Pavel P Gagarin, Russ monarch
  • 1798 - John Joseph Abercrombie, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1877
  • 1813 - Wijnand J J Nuijen, romantic/water colors painter (Wrecked)
  • 1819 - Charles Oberthur, composer
  • 1826 - John Buford, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
  • 1828 - Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, Brig General (Confederate Army)
  • 1834 - Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer
  • 1835 - Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italy, astronomer (discovered canals of Mars)
  • 1838 - Paul Lacome, composer
  • 1841 - Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
  • 1844 - Josip Jurcic, Slovenian writer (10th Brother)
  • 1862 - Robert Emden, Swiss geo/astro physics (Emden-polytroop)
  • 1875 - Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
  • 1875 - Enrique Larreta, [E R Maza], Argentine diplomat (Gloria de Don Ramiro)
  • 1875 - Suze Groeneweg, 1st Dutch female parliament member (SDAP, 1918-37)
  • 1877 - Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer
  • 1877 - Daniël G van Beuningen, Dutch art collector
  • 1879 - Bernhard Kellermann, writer
  • 1885 - Willem H Winkel, Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Curaçao)
  • 1888 - Knute Rockne, Norwegian/US football player/coach (Notre Dame)
  • 1889 - Pearl White, [Victoria], US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline)
  • 1891 - Dazzy Vance, hall of fame pitcher (led NL in strike-outs 7-yrs)
  • 1897 - Francis "Lefty" O'Doul, baseball player/organized Japanese baseball
  • 1900 - Roberto Soundy, El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympic-1968)
  • 1901 - Charles H Goren, bridge master (26 US Titles)
  • 1901 - Jean-Joseph Rabéarivelo, Madagaskisch poet (Enfants d'Orphée)
  • 1903 - Harold Berens, comedian
  • 1904 - George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...ý)
  • 1905 - Lili Kràus, Budapest Hungary, pianist (Austrian Cross of Honor 1978)
  • 1907 - Edgar Barrier, NY, actor (Cobra Woman, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered)
  • 1908 - Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]
  • 1909 - Harry B Helmsley, NYC, billionaire builder (Empire State Building)
  • 1910 - Tancredo Neves, president of Civil rights activist
  • 1912 - Afro, [Basaldella], Italian painter
  • 1912 - John Garfield, NYC, actor (Air Force, Destination: Tokyo, Juarez)
  • 1915 - Carlos Surinach, Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo) [OS]
  • 1915 - Eunice Catunda, composer
  • 1915 - Petrus de Jong, Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71)
  • 1916 - Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
  • 1916 - Hans Eysenck, psychologist
  • 1918 - Margaret Osborne DuPont, Joseph Oregon, tennis pro (US Open 1948-50)
  • 1920 - Marcella Grady Jennings, rancher
  • 1921 - Halim El-Dabh, composer
  • 1921 - Joan Greenwood, London, actress/director (Amorous Mr Prawn)
  • 1923 - Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy)
  • 1923 - Piero J d'Inzeo, France, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • 1927 - Robert Di Domenica, composer
  • 1927 - Thayer David, MA, actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages)
  • 1928 - Alan Sillitoe, Brit, writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner)
  • 1928 - Samuel Adler, composer
  • 1929 - Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • 1929 - Josep Mestres-Quadreny, composer
  • 1931 - Ernesto Rosenstand, Arubian playwright (Kiko Ta Di Nos?)
  • 1931 - Gennady Rozhdestvensky, composer
  • 1931 - Han Jansen, Dutch painter
  • 1932 - Guido Baggiani, composer
  • 1932 - Hessel Rienks, economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
  • 1932 - Miriam Makeba, Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)
  • 1933 - Ann Burton, [Anna Rafalowicz], singer
  • 1934 - Barbara McNair, Racine Wisc, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show)
  • 1934 - Jane van Lawick-Goodall, ethologist/chimp expert (1974 Walker Prize)
  • 1934 - John Duffey, bluegrass musician
  • 1934 - Mario Davidovsky, Buenos Aires Argentinia, composer (Synchronisms)
  • 1936 - Aribert Reimann, composer
  • 1936 - David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1936 - Eric Allandale, rocker (Foundations)
  • 1936 - Jim Clark, race car driver (Indianapolis 500)
  • 1937 - Graeme Dowling, cricketer (New Zealand, 239 v India 1968)
  • 1937 - Ron Carter, jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach)
  • 1937 - Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1937 - [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen, musician
  • 1939 - James Aubrey Turner, scientist
  • 1939 - Paula Prentiss, [Ragusa] San Ant Tx, actress (Parallax View, He & She)
  • 1940 - Kas Garas, Kaunas Lithuania, actor (Hamlyn-Strange Report)
  • 1941 - Adrian Lyne, director (Fatal Attraction, 9½ Weeks, Jacob's Ladder)
  • 1941 - John Aprea, Englewood NJ, actor (Lucas-Another World, Godfather 2)
  • 1941 - John Hancock, Hazen AR, actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights)
  • 1943 - Zoltan Jeney, composer
  • 1944 - Bobby Womack, Cleve, R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It)
  • 1945 - Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
  • 1945 - Jaime Tirelli, NYC, actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four)
  • 1946 - Haile Gerima, director (Ashes & Embers)
  • 1946 - Harvey Goldsmith, impresario
  • 1946 - Michael Ashcroft, English entrepreneur/multi-millionaire (Hawley-ADT)
  • 1946 - Ralph Kirshbaum, Denton TX, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival)
  • 1946 - Robert Raymond, rocker
  • 1948 - Billy Gibbons, rock guitarist (ZZ Top-She Got Lets, Fandango)
  • 1948 - Chris Squire, London, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)
  • 1948 - Shakin' Stevens, [Mike Barrett], Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)
  • 1950 - Emilio Estefan, Cuba, rocker (Miami Sound Machine-1 2 3)
  • 1950 - Judy Dickinson, Akron OH, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic)
  • 1950 - Kenny Dalglish, soccer manager
  • 1950 - Rafael Canizares Poey, Alacs Mtnzs Cuba, basketballer (Oly-bronze-72)
  • 1951 - Chris Rea, English rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over)
  • 1951 - Gwen Welles, NYC, actress (Desert Hearts, Sticky Fingers)
  • 1951 - Kenny Dalglish, British soccer star (100+ goals)
  • 1952 - Ronn Moss, LA Calif, actor (Ridge-Bold & Beautiful, Santa Barbara)
  • 1953 - Christopher H Smith, (Rep-R-NJ, 1981- )
  • 1953 - Kay Lenz, LA Calif, actress (Moving Violations, Rich Man Poor Man)
  • 1954 - Catherine O'Hara, Toronto Ont, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV)
  • 1954 - Peter Erling Jacobsen, Portland OR, PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope)
  • 1955 - Benny Alexander, sec-gen (S Afr Pan-Africanist Movement)
  • 1958 - Patricia Heaton, Cleve OH, actress (Debra-Everybody Loves Raymond)
  • 1959 - Kelly Lynch, Golden Walley Minn, actress (Warm Summer Rain, Cocktail)
  • 1960 - Reggie McElroy, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • 1960 - Russell Todd, Troy NY, actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • 1961 - David "Tinker" Juarez, LA Calif, cyclist (Olympics-19th-96)
  • 1961 - Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, boxer (killed a boxer in the ring)
  • 1961 - Roger Wessels, Port Elizabeth S Afr, golfer (1994 Canadian Masters)
  • 1961 - Steven Weber, Queens NY, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings)
  • 1962 - Brant Ian Woodward, Hurstville NZ, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • 1962 - Greg Kragen, NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1963 - Anne Minter, Australia, tennis star
  • 1963 - Jason Newstedt, US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
  • 1963 - MDV, [Michiel de Vos], Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave-Stash)
  • 1964 - Emilia Eberle, Romania, gymnist (Oly-silver-80)
  • 1964 - Linda French, Oak Park Ill, badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 - Tom Lampkin, Cincinnati OH, catcher (SF Giants)
  • 1965 - Alexandra Harbold, NYC, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 - Dana Brown, Memphis Tenn, Miss Tenn-America (1991-3rd)
  • 1965 - Stacy Edwards, Glasgow, Montana, actress (Santa Barbara)
  • 1966 - Kevin Johnson, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1966 - Mike Small, Aurora Illinois, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Emerald Coast)
  • 1966 - Patrick Hannan, English pop drummer (Sundays-Can't Be Sure)
  • 1967 - Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer (batsman Warne's bunny)
  • 1967 - Juli Furtado, NYC, mountain cyclist (world champ-1991, 92)
  • 1968 - Brian Hunter, Torrance CA, infielder (Seat Mariners, Houston Astros)
  • 1968 - Dinky van Rensburg, South Africa, tennis star
  • 1968 - Dionna Harris, Wilmington Del, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1968 - Evan Dando, rocker (Lemonheads)
  • 1968 - Patsy Kensit, London, actress (Lethal Weapon 2, Hanover St)
  • 1969 - Castity Bono, LA Calif, actress (Sonny & Cher Show)
  • 1969 - Jeff Tinsley, Shelbyville KY, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1969 - Karrie Poppinga, Manhattan Beach Ca, volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4-95)
  • 1969 - Kenneth Benson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
  • 1970 - Dave Stevens, Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minn Twins)
  • 1970 - Marja Helena Paluila, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • 1970 - Matt Gay, WLAF safety (Rhein Fire)
  • 1970 - Tina Paternostro, Williamsport PA, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple-57th)
  • 1971 - Edwin van Holten, soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • 1972 - Chris Borg, Lexington SC, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1972 - Jennie Garth, actress (Beverly Hills 90210)
  • 1972 - Martin St Pierre, Ripon Quebec, 20k walker (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 - Robert Smith, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972 - Sherida Pawiroredjo, Suriname Miss Indra Maju (1993)
  • 1973 - Phillip Daniels, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1974 - Jarrett Deuling, Vernon, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)
  • 1974 - Karol Kucera, Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1995-Rosmalen)
  • 1974 - Sherry Wigginton, Austin Texas, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 1977 - Anna Baitchik, Miss Russia Universe (1997)
  • 1993 - Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown

Famous deaths on March 4 ..

  • 1172 - Stephan III, King of Hungary (1162-72), dies
  • 1484 - Kazimierz, the Saint, Polish ruler/saint, dies at 25
  • 1595 - Robert Southwell, English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest
  • 1615 - Hans von Aachen, German painter, dies
  • 1617 - Arcangelo Crivelli, composer, dies at 70
  • 1793 - Isaac Ouwater, Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 44
  • 1794 - Henri D count de Larochejacquelin, Fr Royalist Army leader, dies at 21
  • 1804 - Karl Leopold Rollig, composer, dies
  • 1805 - Jean-Baptiste Greuze, French painter, dies at 79
  • 1831 - Georg Michael Telemann, composer, dies at 82
  • 1839 - Ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72
  • 1851 - Michael Henkel, composer, dies at 70
  • 1852 - Nikolai Gogol, writer, dies at 43
  • 1864 - Thomas Starr King, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity), dies
  • 1866 - Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder Disciples of Christ, dies at 77
  • 1876 - Alfred Holmes, composer, dies at 38
  • 1877 - Hendrik E van Rijgersma, Dutch governor (St Maarten), dies at 42
  • 1883 - Alexander H Stephens, VP Confederate States, dies at 71
  • 1888 - Amos Bronson Alcott, US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88
  • 1903 - Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68
  • 1916 - Franz Marc, German painter/co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36
  • 1918 - Eugene D'Harcourt, composer, dies at 58
  • 1922 - Bert Williams, famous black, dies at 46, in NYC
  • 1925 - Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer, dies at 70
  • 1933 - Willie Walker, US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
  • 1936 - Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64
  • 1941 - Edoardo Mascheroni, composer, dies at 81
  • 1942 - Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer, dies at 62
  • 1943 - Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek foreign minister, dies at 71
  • 1943 - Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
  • 1948 - Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
  • 1948 - Elsa Brändström, [Angel of Siberia], Swed philanthropist, dies at 59
  • 1953 - Sergei S Prokoviev, Russian composer (Peter & the wolf), dies at 61
  • 1954 - Georg Gohler, composer, dies at 79
  • 1954 - Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer, dies at 55
  • 1958 - Albert Kuyle, [Lou Kuitenbrouwer], writer (Jesus' Carpet), dies at 54
  • 1960 - Leonard Warren, US baritone, dies on stage at 48
  • 1962 - Cairine R Wilson, 1st Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77
  • 1963 - William Carlos Williams, US physician/poet, dies at 79
  • 1966 - Janis Medins, composer, dies at 75
  • 1968 - Alexandre Cellier, composer, dies at 84
  • 1974 - Adolph Gottlieb, US painter, dies at 71
  • 1981 - Torin Thatcher, actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies
  • 1983 - Hergé, [Georges Rémi], Belgian cartoonist (Rin-Tin-Tin), dies at 75
  • 1984 - Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze, composer, dies at 79
  • 1986 - Henri Knap, Dutch journalist/writer, dies at 75
  • 1986 - Richard Manuel, rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 40
  • 1991 - Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
  • 1992 - Arthur Babbitt, animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), die at 84 of heart failure
  • 1992 - C Meijer, Dutch editor in chief (Typhoon), dies
  • 1992 - Christian K Nelson, inventor (Eskimo Pie), dies at 98
  • 1992 - Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
  • 1992 - Nestor Almendros, Spanish/US cameraman (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61
  • 1993 - Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
  • 1993 - Richard Sale, writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80
  • 1994 - Guus Verstraete Sr, Dutch actor/dir (2 Drops of Water), dies at 79
  • 1994 - John Candy, actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43
  • 1995 - Eden Ahbez, songwriter, dies at 86
  • 1996 - Barbara Lewis, British obituarist, dies at 55
  • 1996 - Minnie Pearl, country comedienne (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 84



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