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January 4 in recent years
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January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 361 days remaining until the end of the year (362 in leap years).

Events[]

Births[]

  • 1077 - Emperor Zhezong of Song Dynasty in China (d. 1100)
  • 1334 - Amadeus VI of Savoy (d. 1383)
  • 1581 - James Ussher, Irish Anglican archbishop (d. 1656)
  • 1643 - Sir Isaac Newton, English mathematician and natural philosopher (d. 1727)
  • 1664 - Lars Roberg, Swedish physician (d. 1742)
  • 1672 - Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
  • 1710 - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (d. 1736)
  • 1720 - Johann Friedrich Agricola, German composer (d. 1774)
  • 1785 - Jakob Grimm, German philologist and folklorist (d. 1863)
  • 1809 - Louis Braille, French inventor of braille[1] (d. 1852)
  • 1813 - Isaac Pitman, British inventor (Pitman shorthand) (d. 1897)
  • 1832 - George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
  • 1838 - Charles Sherwood Stratton, American circus performer (d. 1883)
  • 1839 - Carl Humann, German engineer (d. 1896)
  • 1848 - Katsura Taro, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1913)
  • 1869 - Tommy Corcoran, baseball player (d. 1960)
  • 1874 - Josef Suk, Czech composer (d. 1935)
  • 1881 - Wilhelm Lehmbruck, German sculptor (d. 1919)
  • 1882 - Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1943)
  • 1883 - Max Eastman, American writer (d. 1969)
  • 1893 - Yone Minagawa, Japanese, became worlds Oldest living person January 29, 2007. (d. Aug. 13, 2007)
  • 1894 - Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (d. 1962)
  • 1896 - Everett Dirksen, American politician (d. 1969)
  • 1896 - André Masson, French artist (d. 1987)
  • 1900 - James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
  • 1901 - C. L. R. James, writer and journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1905 - Sterling Holloway, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1913 - Malietoa Tanumafili II, Sovereign Ruler of Samoa (d.2007)
  • 1914 - Herman Franks, baseball player
  • 1916 - Lionel Newman, American film music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1920 - William Colby, American CIA director (d. 1996)
  • 1924 - Sebastian Kappen, Indian theologian (d. 1993)
  • 1925 - Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish cross-country skier (d. 2003)
  • 1927 - Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • 1927 - Barbara Rush, American actress
  • 1929 - Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist, sculptor
  • 1930 - Sorrell Booke, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1930 - Don Shula, American football coach
  • 1931 - Adi Lady Lala Mara, First Lady of Fiji (d. 2004)
  • 1932 - Carlos Saura, Spanish director
  • 1933 - Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
  • 1934 - Rudolf Schuster, President of Slovakia
  • 1935 - Floyd Patterson, American boxer (d. 2006)
  • 1937 - Grace Bumbry, American singer
  • 1937 - Dyan Cannon, American actress
  • 1940 - Helmut Jahn, German architect
  • 1940 - Brian David Josephson, Nobel laureate
  • 1940 - Gao Xingjian, Nobel laureate
  • 1941 - George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (d. 2005)
  • 1941 - John Bennett Perry, American actor
  • 1941 - Maureen Reagan, American political activist (d. 2001)
  • 1942 - John McLaughlin, English jazz guitarist
  • 1943 - Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
  • 1945 - Vesa-Matti Loiri, Finnish entertainer
  • 1945 - Richard R. Schrock, Nobel laureate
  • 1946 - Arthur Conley, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1947 - Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • 1947 - Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter
  • 1948 - Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
  • 1950 - John Louis Evans, convicted murderer (d. 1983)
  • 1951 - Barbara Cochran, American alpine skier
  • 1953 - Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
  • 1953 - George Tenet, American CIA director
  • 1954 - Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
  • 1955 - Mark Hollis, English musician and composer (Talk Talk)
  • 1956 - Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • 1956 - Bernard Sumner, English musician (New Order, Joy Division, Electronic)
  • 1957 - Patty Loveless, American singer
  • 1958 - Matt Frewer, American actor
  • 1958 - Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
  • 1958 - Julian Sands, British actor
  • 1959 - Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
  • 1960 - Michael Stipe, American singer (R.E.M.)
  • 1961 - Lee Curreri, American actor
  • 1962 - Laila Eloui, Egyptian actress
  • 1962 - Robin Guthrie, Scottish guitarist (Cocteau Twins)
  • 1962 - Peter Steele, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • 1963 - Dave Foley, Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1963 - Till Lindemann, German singer (Rammstein)
  • 1965 - Yvan Attal, French actor and director
  • 1965 - Beth Gibbons, English singer (Portishead)
  • 1965 - Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues)
  • 1965 - Julia Ormond, English actress
  • 1966 - Deana Carter, American singer
  • 1967 - David Berman, American poet and singer/songwriter (Silver Jews)
  • 1967 - Johnny Nelson, British former boxer
  • 1967 - Marina Orsini, Quebec actress
  • 1967 - David Toms, American professional golfer
  • 1970 - Chris Kanyon, First Active Openly Homosexual Professional Wrestler
  • 1971 - Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
  • 1973 - Frank Høj, Danish cyclist
  • 1974 - Ian Moor, English singer
  • 1976 - Benoît Joachim, professional cyclist
  • 1976 - Ted Lilly, American baseball player
  • 1977 - Irán Castillo, Mexican actress
  • 1977 - Tim Wheeler, Irish singer (Ash)
  • 1978 - Dominik Hrbatý, Slovakian tennis player
  • 1978 - Mai Meneses, Spanish singer
  • 1979 - Tristan Gommendy, French racing driver
  • 1979 - Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used)
  • 1980 - Miguel Monteiro, Portuguese footballer
  • 1982 - Kang Hye-jeong, South Korean actress
  • 1982 - Richard Logan, English footballer
  • 1982 - Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer
  • 1983 - Spencer Chamberlain, American vocalist (Underoath)
  • 1985 - Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver
  • 1986 - Steve Slaton , American Football Player
  • 1986 - James Milner, English footballer
  • 1988 - Nabila Jamshed, Indian Writer
  • 1991 - Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
  • 1995 - María Isabel, Spanish singer
  • 2000 - Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, American actress

Deaths[]

  • 1066 - Edward the Confessor, pre-Norman conquest English king (b. ca. 1004) (disputed)
  • 1248 - Sancho II, King of Portugal (b. 1207)
  • 1564 - Hosokawa Ujitsuna, Japanese military commander (b. 1514)
  • 1584 - Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter and drawer (b. 1539)
  • 1695 - François Henri de Montmorency-Bouteville, duc de Luxembourg, French general (b. 1628)
  • 1752 - Gabriel Cramer, Swiss mathematician (b. 1704)
  • 1761 - Stephen Hales, English physiologist (b. 1677)
  • 1773 - Anton Losenko, Russian painter (b. 1737)
  • 1782 - Ange-Jacques Gabriel, French architect (b. 1698)
  • 1804 - Charlotte Lennox, English author and poet (bc. 1730)
  • 1821 - Elizabeth Ann Seton, American saint (b. 1774)
  • 1825 - Ferdinand I, King of the Two Sicilies (b. 1751)
  • 1877 - Cornelius Vanderbilt, American entrepreneur (b. 1794)
  • 1883 - Antoine Eugène Alfred Chanzy, French general (b. 1823)
  • 1891 - Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (b. 1833)
  • 1896 - Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (b. 1821)
  • 1903 - Gulstan Ropert, Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1839)
  • 1919 - Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1843)
  • 1920 - Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)
  • 1931 - Art Acord, American actor (b. 1890)
  • 1941 - Henri Bergson, French philosopher, Nobel laureate (b. 1859)
  • 1960 - Albert Camus, Algerian-born French philosopher and writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1913)
  • 1961 - Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1887)
  • 1962 - Hans Lammers, German SS officer (b. 1879)
  • 1965 - T. S. Eliot, American-born writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1967 - Donald Campbell, British motorboat racer (b. 1921)
  • 1970 - Jean-Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
  • 1971 - Arthur Ford, American clairaudient (b. 1896)
  • 1981 - Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (b. 1914)
  • 1985 - Brian Horrocks, British general (b. 1895)
  • 1986 - Christopher Isherwood, English writer (b. 1904)
  • 1986 - Phil Lynott, Irish musician (Thin Lizzy) (b. 1949)
  • 1990 - Doc Edgerton, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  • 1994 - RD Burman, Indian musician (b. 1939)
  • 1995 - Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor and composer (b. 1942)
  • 1995 - Sol Tax, American anthropologist (b. 1907)
  • 1997 - Harry Helmsley, American real estate mogul (b. 1909)
  • 1998 - Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 1999 - Iron Eyes Cody, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 2003 - Conrad Hall, American cinematographer (b. 1927)
  • 2003 - Yfrah Neaman, Lebanese-born violinist (b. 1923)
  • 2003 - Sabine Ulibarri, Mexican American writer (b. 1919)
  • 2004 - Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)
  • 2004 - Brian Gibson, English film director (b. 1944)
  • 2004 - Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
  • 2004 - Jeff Nuttall, English writer (b. 1933)
  • 2004 - John Toland, American historian (b. 1912)
  • 2005 - Humphrey Carpenter, English author (b. 1946)
  • 2005 - Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (b. 1927)
  • 2005 - Ali al-Haidri, Iraqi governor of Baghdad (assassinated)
  • 2005 - Frank Harary, American mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 2005 - Robert Heilbroner, American economist (b. 1919)
  • 2005 - Bud Poile, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • 2005 - Alton Tobey, American artist (b. 1914)
  • 2006 - Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • 2006 - Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)
  • 2006 - Robert Howard White, Mayor of Papatoetoe, New Zealand (b. 1914)
  • 2007 - Ben Gannon, Australian theatre film and television producer (b. 1952)
  • 2007 - Helen Hill, American independent film-maker (b. 1970)
  • 2007 - Sir Lewis Hodges, British Air Chief Marshal (b. 1918)
  • 2007 - Grenfell (Gren) Jones, Welsh newspaper cartoonist (b. 1934)
  • 2007 - Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • 2007 - Gáspár Nagy, Hungarian poet and writer (b. 1949)
  • 2007 - Sandro Salvadore, Italian footballer (b. 1939)
  • 2007 - Jan Schröder, Dutch cyclist (b. 1941)
  • 2007 - Marais Viljoen, former State President of South Africa (b. 1915)
  • 2007 - Osman Waqialla, Sudanese artist and calligrapher (b. 1925)

Holidays and observances[]

Notes[]

  1. ^ To prevent confusion the proper noun "Braille" is written in lower case ("braille") when referring to the writing system.
  2. ^ Attwater, Donald and Catherine Rachel John. The Penguin Dictionary of Saints. 3rd edition. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. ISBN 0-140-51312-4.

References[]

Attwater, Donald and Catherine Rachel John. The Penguin Dictionary of Saints. 3rd edition. New York: Penguin Books, 1993. ISBN 0-140-51312-4.

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115 Familypedia people were born on January 4

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Joseph Alden (1807-1885)Eliab Alden (1761-1844)Mary Hathaway (1766-1859)
Abigail Allen (1639-1696)William Allen (1618-1686)Ann Goodale (1622-1678)
Roger Sherman Baldwin (1793-1863)Simeon Baldwin (1761-1851)Rebecca Sherman (1764-1795)
Perez Bangs (1763-1834)Solomon Bangs (1729-1797)Experience Berry (1727-1769)
Martha Patty Barham (1763-1808)Thomas Barham (1717-1784)Sarah Newsom (1720-1784)
Ada Lawson Margaret Bellamy (1875-1942)John Thomas Bellamy (1851-1905)Susan Hockley (1849-1918)
Gerritje Beltman (1800-1846)Albert BeltmanAnna Krosman (c1761-1846)
John Benner (1736-1812)Johannes Benner (1707-1779)Mary Magdalene Bos (1709-1770)
Barrie Thomas Berggy (1904-1968)Frank Arthur Berggy (1876-1950)Martha Malvena Cramp (1874-1937)
Otis Bigelow (1747-1832)Asa Bigelow (1720-1754)Dorothy Otis (1721-1795)
John Hillric Bonn (1893-1985)Edward Frederic Bonn (1864-1927)Minnie Lindauer (1870-1922)
Sorrell Robert Booke (1930-1994)Solomon Gerald Booke (1898)Rose Yasgur Booke (1901-1982)
Samuel Bottom (1799-1882)Robert Bottom (-1815)Mary Latimer (-1852)
Mary Bragg (1735-1822)Ebenezer Bragg (1699-1766)Zerviah Brigham (1698-1736)
Caroline Susanna Brewer (1853-1937)William Brewer (bef1853)Mary Tew (bef1853)
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119 Familypedia people died on January 4

 FatherMotherAge at death
Joseph Johnson Alger (1853-1932)Thomas Hancock Alger (1828-1862)Sarah Ann Edwards (1832-1903)
William J Allerton (1843-1845)William Allerton (1801-1880)Ruth Cutler Thomas (1804-1874)
Robert James Archer (1871-1903)Robert Archer (1848-1929)Caroline Cramp (1849-1929)32
Agnes von Sachsen-Wittenberg (c1309-1338)Rudolf I. von Sachsen-Wittenberg (c1284-1356)Jutta von Brandenburg (c1279-1328)
Hannah Atherton (1657-1737)James Atherton (1622-1710)Hannah Hudson (1625-1713)
Aaron Austin (c1777-1860)83
Thomas Babington (-1464)John de Babington (-1409)Benedicta Ward (c1339-)
Henry John Bate (1881-1967)Richard Mossop Bate (1848-1925)Henrietta Teresa Higman (1857-1909)86
Hamon Belknap (-1429)Robert Belknap (c1330-1401)Sybil Darset (-1414)
Eliza Blackman (1838-1917)Samuel A Blackman (1788-1843)Mary Hoskisson (1795-1857)79
Joseph Blundell (1839-1906)Joseph Blundell (1799-1852)Jane Elkin (1817-1883)
Gamaliel Bradford (1731-1807)Gamaliel Bradford (1704-1778)Abigail Bartlett (1703-1776)
Arie Bremer (1909-1980)Arie Bremer (1875-1933)Pietertje Spuij (1871-)
Martha Rebecca Brewer (1826-1892)Israel Chase Brewer (c1797-1873)Sally Brown (1801-1884)
Jonathan Brigham (1674-1768)Thomas Brigham (1641-1717)Mary Rice (1646-1695)
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68 Familypedia people were first married on January 4

 FatherMotherJoined with
Sarah Jane Alcorn (1826-1908)Richard Alcorn (c1799-1879)Charlotte Golledge (1808-1851)John Brown (1821-1896)
Susannah Andrews (1755-1792)John Andrews (c1720-1754)Agnes Clinkard (1721-1806)Edmund King (1750-1827)
David Bailey (1861-1943)William Henry Bailey (1798-1865)Jane Knight (1823-1900)Ann Elizabeth Fernance (1868-1949)
Elizabeth Barnes (1844-1910)Thomas Landley Barnes (1812-1901)Laurenda Burbank (1811-1860)Cyrus Grundy Dorris (1831-1903)
Louis Bonaparte (1779-1844)Carlo Maria Buonaparte (1746-1785)Maria Letizia Ramolino (1750-1836)Hortense de Beauharnais (1783-1837)
John Brown (1821-1896)David Brown (1783-1857)Mary Elizabeth McMahon (1799-1837)Sarah Jane Alcorn (1826-1908)
Stephen Charles Brown (1832-1910)Thomas Brown (1806-1871)Sarah Benn Turk (1811-1902)Jane Stear (c1835-1884)+Mary Alice Woodward (1844-1933)
James Carey (1652-1706)John Carey (1610-1681)Elizabeth Godfrey (1620-1680)Mary Standish (1660-1736)
Mary Ann Chitwood (1804-1882)Joel Chitwood (1783-1856)Sarah Short (1769-1850)Abraham de Haven (c1775-)
John Woodward Cleaver (1877-1956)John Cleaver (c1845-1893)Harriet Myers (c1854-1934)Emily Joyce (1883-1945)
Frances Anita Crane (1887-1954)Charles Richard Crane (1858-1939)Cornelia Workman Smith (1862-1941)Robert William Leatherbee (1882-1934)+ Jan Garrigue Masaryk (1886-1948)
Isabella Georgina Dawes (c1847-1921)George Dawes (c1815-1868)Isabella Riley (1822-1907)William James Newton Vidler (1846-1933)+
Cyrus Grundy Dorris (1831-1903)Josiah Dorris (1796-1872)Lucy Drury (1796-1899)Elizabeth Barnes (1844-1910)
John Easton (1621-1705)Nicholas Easton (1593-1675)Mary Kent (1601-1630)Mehitable Gaunt (1640-1673)
Ann Elizabeth Fernance (1868-1949)Charles Thomas Fernance (1845-1917)Jane Thompson (1845-1919)David Bailey (1861-1943)
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