Birthdays of Personalities on March 4

1394 :Henry the Navigator, Prince/sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery
1651 :John Baron Somers, (Whig), William III's chief minister (1696-1700)
1719 :Aert Schouman, Dutch bird/portrait painter
1747 :Casimir Pulaski, Count/American Revolutionary War general
1754 :Benjamin Waterhouse, physician (smallpox vaccine pioneer)
1766 :Emanuel ADMJ, French historian (Napoleon)
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)
1826 :John Buford, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1828 :Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1835 :Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italy, astronomer (discovered canals of Mars)
1841 :Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
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 :Dani‰l G van Beuningen, Dutch art collector
1885 :Willem H Winkel, Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Cura‡ao)
1888 :Knute Rockne, Norwegian/US football player/coach (Notre Dame)
1901 :Charles H Goren, bridge master (26 US Titles)
1901 :Jean-Joseph Rab‚arivelo, Madagaskisch poet (Enfants d'Orph‚e)
1905 :Lili Kr…us, Budapest Hungary, pianist (Austrian Cross of Honor 1978)
1909 :Harry B Helmsley, NYC, billionaire builder (Empire State Building)
1910 :Tancredo Neves, president of Civil rights activist
1912 :Afro, [Basaldella], Italian painter
1915 :Petrus de Jong, Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71)
1916 :Hans Eysenck, psychologist
1920 :Marcella Grady Jennings, rancher
1923 :Piero J d'Inzeo, France, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
1929 :Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
1931 :Ernesto Rosenstand, Arubian playwright (Kiko Ta Di Nos?)
1931 :Han Jansen, Dutch painter
1932 :Hessel Rienks, economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
1934 :Jane van Lawick-Goodall, ethologist/chimp expert (1974 Walker Prize)
1934 :John Duffey, bluegrass musician
1936 :David Thompson, British food magnate/multi-millionaire
1936 :Jim Clark, race car driver (Indianapolis 500)
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
1946 :Harvey Goldsmith, impresario
1946 :Michael Ashcroft, English entrepreneur/multi-millionaire (Hawley-ADT)
1946 :Ralph Kirshbaum, Denton TX, cellist (RNCM Manchester Intl Festival)
1948 :Billy Gibbons, rock guitarist (ZZ Top-She Got Lets, Fandango)
1948 :Chris Squire, London, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)
1951 :Chris Rea, English rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over)
1953 :Christopher H Smith, (Rep-R-NJ, 1981- )
1954 :Catherine O'Hara, Toronto Ont, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV)
1955 :Benny Alexander, sec-gen (S Afr Pan-Africanist Movement)
1961 :Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, boxer (killed a boxer in the ring)
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 :Tom Lampkin, Cincinnati OH, catcher (SF Giants)
1966 :Patrick Hannan, English pop drummer (Sundays-Can't Be Sure)
1969 :Kenneth Benson, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1993 :Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown



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