Birthdays of Personalities on May 4

1006 :Abd-Allah Ansari, Persian mystic/poet (Monadjat)
1622 :Juan de Vald‚s Leal, Spanish painter/sculptor
1631 :Mary I Henriette Stuart, daughter of Charles I/queen of England
1635 :Willem van Outhoorn, Dutch governor-general (Dutch East Indies)
1655 :Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori, Italy, piano builder
1776 :Johann Friedrich Herbart, Germany, philosopher/psychologist
1796 :Horace Mann, US, educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools)
1796 :Joseph Pannell Taylor, Brig General (Union Army), died in 1864
1820 :Joseph Whitaker, England, publisher, founded Whitaker's Almanack
1820 :Julia Gardiner Tyler, 2nd wife of Pres John Tyler (1841-45)
1825 :Thomas Henry Huxley, scientist/humanist/Darwinist
1826 :Frederick Church, US romantic landscape painter (Hudson River Sch)
1846 :Emile Gall‚, French glass/marble/ceramic artist (Gall‚ Glaze)
1871 :Mynona, writer
1875 :Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine)
1877 :Arthur Lang, US, boxer/businessman (Died Aug 8, 1992 at 115)
1881 :Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917-Prelude to Bolshevism)
1882 :Wilhelm Lehmann, writer
1889 :Francis J Spellman, US Cardinal
1891 :Johan W F Werumeus Buning, Dutch poet (Daily Bread)
1902 :Cola [Nicolas] Debrot, Bonaire governor (Neth Antilles)/author
1902 :Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter
1909 :Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright
1912 :Lou Brown, Bkln, orch leader (Jerry Lewis Show)
1914 :Abdel Karim Kassem, general/premier/dictator of Iraq (1958-63)
1914 :Emmanuel RoblŠs, Algerian-Fren journalist/playwright (Lesson Hauteurs)
1916 :Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer
1918 :Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking
1921 :John van Kesteren, Dutch tenor (Komische Oper, West-Berlin)
1922 :John Paul Hammerschmidt, (Rep-R-AR, 1967- )
1925 :Peter Blum, German/South African/English poet (Capricorn)
1926 :G Reinshagen, writer
1926 :Milton "Milt" Thompson, US NASA-test pilot/chief-engineer (X-15)
1928 :Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian president (1981- )
1928 :Maynard Ferguson, Verdun Quebec, jazz trumpeter (Roulette)
1929 :Audrey Hepburn, Brussels Belg, (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady)
1930 :Roberta Peters, NYC, operatic soprano (NY Met)
1931 :Ed Cassidy, drummer (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
1931 :Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Moscow Russia, conductor (USSR State Radio)
1936 :El Cordob‚s, [Manuel Benˇtez], Spanish toreador
1938 :William J Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)
1939 :Amos Oz, Jerusalem Israel, author (My Michael)
1940 :Dick Curl, Chester Pa, offensive coordinator coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1941 :George F Will, political analyst (Night Line)
1942 :Ronnie Bond, drummer (Troggs-Wild Thing)
1944 :Peggy Santiglia McGannon, NJ, rocker (Angels)
1945 :George Wadenius, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1945 :Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers)
1948 :Billy O'Donnell, harness racer driver of year (1984)
1949 :Gerrit J P van Otterloo, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1949 :Zal Cleminson, rocker (Alex Harvey Band)
1950 :Darryl Hunt, English pop bassist (Pogues-Pair of Brown Eyes)
1951 :Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
1951 :Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], Gary In, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC)
1956 :Michael L Gernhardt, Mansfield OH, astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100)
1958 :Keith Haring, Kutztown Pa, graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review)
1961 :Jay Aston, rocker
1962 :Tracy Vaccaro, Glendale Calif, playmate (October, 1983)
1965 :Adri Bogers, Dutch soccer player (Willem II)
1967 :Derek MacCready, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
1968 :Eddie Perez, Cuidad Ojeda Venezuela, catcher (Atlanta Braves)
1971 :Steve Glenn, CFL linebacker (BC Lions)
1976 :Heather Kozar, Akron OH, playmate (Jan, 1998)



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