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Births for February 04


  • 1575 Pierre de B‚rulle, French cardinal
  • 1646 Hans A Freiherr von Abschatz, poet
  • 1688 Pierre De Marivaux, Paris France, writer (Marianne)
  • 1693 George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)
  • 1698 Heinrich A Fouqu‚, Prussian general
  • 1747 Tadeusz Kosciusko, Poland, patriot, (NY Bridge)
  • 1768 Maurits C van Hall, Minister of Heicop & Boeicop, lawyer/politician
  • 1802 Mark Hopkins, US, educator/philosopher (Williams College)
  • 1819 Joshua Norton, SF, Norton I, emperor of USA
  • 1826 Halbert Eleazer Paine, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 1841 Cl‚ment Ader, French inventor (1st to fly a heavier-than-air craft)
  • 1842 Georg Brandes, (Morris Cohen), Danish literary-historian/critic
  • 1849 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)
  • 1875 Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics)
  • 1881 Fernand L‚ger, France, painter/ceramist/cubist (City)
  • 1881 Kliment J Worosjilow, marshal/president USSR (1953-60)
  • 1884 Julius Callewaert, Flemish dominican/bringing up children
  • 1885 Cairine Ray Wilson, Montr‚al, 1st female Canadian senator (appointed)
  • 1889 Walter Catlett, US actor (Front Page, Tale of 2 Cities)
  • 1893 Bernard Rogers, NYC, composer (Warrior, Marriage of Aude, Passion)
  • 1893 Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus)
  • 1895 Annie (Anna HM) Romein-Verschoor, historian (Erflaters)
  • 1895 Hanns (Johann) Rauter, German SS-lt-general/SS police chief in Neth
  • 1897 Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany (CDU)
  • 1900 Jacques Pr‚vert, France, poet/screenwriter (Paroles)
  • 1902 Charles A Lindbergh, Detroit, pilot (1st fly solo across Atlantic)
  • 1903 Edwin Denby, Tientsin China, US dance critic/poet (Snoring in N)
  • 1903 Frank Howley, Hampton NY, Brig General (Answers for Americans)
  • 1904 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
  • 1905 Eddie Foy Jr, New Rochelle NY, actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange)
  • 1906 Clyde W Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
  • 1906 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist (Friend Kirche)
  • 1906 Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (champ-1933)
  • 1908 Gordon Fraser, Lawrence Mass, newscaster (All Star News)
  • 1909 Robert Coote, London, actor (Timmy-Rogues, Theodore-Nero Wolfe)
  • 1910 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • 1912 Byron Nelson, Fort Worth Tx, PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945)
  • 1912 Erich Leinsdorf, Vienna Austria, available conductor & banana eater
  • 1913 Rosa Lee Parks, civil rights activist
  • 1913 Woody Hayes, (Wayne), college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of yr)
  • 1914 Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)
  • 1914 Ida Lupino, London England, actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)
  • 1915 William Talman, Detroit Mich, actor (Hamilton-Perry Mason)
  • 1918 Norman Wisdom, London England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
  • 1919 Frank van Klingeren, architect (Mooring Post, Dronten)
  • 1921 Betty Friedan, Peoria Ill, feminist writer (Feminine Mystique)
  • 1923 Conrad Bain, Alberta Canada, actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes)
  • 1931 Isabel Per¢n, (Maria Martinez), dancer/president Argentina
  • 1932 Ivan Davis, Electra Tx, pianist
  • 1935 Martti Talvela, Hiitola Karelia Finland, operatic basso
  • 1936 Daan van Golden, sculptor
  • 1936 Gary Conway, Boston Mass, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants)
  • 1937 Collin Wilcox, Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
  • 1937 John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1937 Magnar Solberg, Norway, 20K biathalete (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
  • 1938 Donald W Riegle Jr, (Sen-D-MI, 1976- )
  • 1939 Jacques Charlier, Belgian sculptor
  • 1939 John Schuck, Boston Mass, comedian (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo)
  • 1939 Stan Lundine, (Rep-D-NY, 1976-86)
  • 1941 John Steel, rock drummer (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • 1943 Cheryl Miller, Sherman Oaks Calif, actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free)
  • 1944 Daniel A Mica, (Rep-D-FL, 1979- )
  • 1944 Florence LaRue Gordon, Penn, rocker (5th Dimension-One Less Bell)
  • 1945 David Brenner, Philadelphia, comedian/TV talk show host
  • 1946 Mary Meyer, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1947 Sanford Bishop, (Rep-D-Georgia)
  • 1948 Alice Cooper, (Vincent Furnier), Detroit, rocker (School's Out)
  • 1948 Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
  • 1948 Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota)
  • 1949 Michael Beck, Memphis Tn, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust)
  • 1950 Pamela Franklin, Tokyo Japan, actress (Satan's School for Girls)
  • 1952 Jerry Shirley, rock drummer (Humble Pie-Hot N Nasty, Eat It)
  • 1952 Lisa Eichhorn, Reading, Pa, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks)
  • 1958 Mary Ann Pascal, actress (Samantha-Brothers)
  • 1959 Lawrence Taylor, (LT), NFL's greatest line backer (NY Giants)
  • 1959 Zenani Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
  • 1960 Pamelyn Ferdin, actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders)
  • 1961 Vern Fleming, LIC NY, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1962 Clint Black, country singer/husband of Lisa Hartman
  • 1963 Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • 1963 Tracie Ruiz, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1966 Marissa Laakso, Boston Mass, Miss Mass-America (1991)
  • 1973 Oscar De La Hoya, Los Angeles Calif, US boxer (Olympic-gold-92)


Passings for February 04


  • 708 Sisinnius, Greek-Syrian pope 708 (20 days), dies
  • 1189 Gilbert of Sempringham, English monastery founder/saint, dies
  • 1503 Queen Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII of England, dies
  • 1505 Johanna van Valois, Queen of France/saint, dies at 40
  • 1640 Hendrick C Devout, seascape painter, dies
  • 1746 Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46
  • 1869 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60
  • 1928 Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist: L transformation/Nobel 1902), dies
  • 1939 Edward Sapir, US linguist/cultural antropologist (indian), dies
  • 1939 Henri WA Deterding, oil magnate (Royal Oil/Shell), dies
  • 1943 Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
  • 1957 Joseph Hardaway, creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66
  • 1957 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
  • 1958 Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince, dies at 46
  • 1965 U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • 1966 Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90
  • 1978 Bergen Evans, English professor ($64,000 Question), dies at 73
  • 1982 Sue Carol, actress, dies at 73 of a heart attack
  • 1983 Jim Ameche, actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68
  • 1983 Karen Carpenter, drummer/singer (Carpenters), dies at 32
  • 1987 Liberace, pianist, dies at 67


Special events for February 04


  • 708 Sisinnius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 900 Louis III, crowned king of Germany
  • 1508 Maximilian I assumes imperial title without being crowned
  • 1600 Tycho Brahe & Johannes Kepler meet for 1st time outside of Prague
  • 1783 Worst quake in 8 years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy)
  • 1787 1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London
  • 1787 Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails
  • 1789 1st electoral college chooses Washington & Adams as Pres & VP
  • 1794 French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery
  • 1797 Earthquake in Quito, Ecuador kills 40,000
  • 1824 J W Goodrich introduces rubber galoshes to public
  • 1846 Mormons leave Nauvoo, Mo for settlement in west
  • 1847 1st US telegraph co established in Maryland
  • 1849 University of Wisconsin begins in 1 room with 20 students
  • 1854 Alvan Bovay proposes name "Republican Party," Ripon, Wisc
  • 1855 Soldiers shoot Jewish families in Coro, Venezuela
  • 1858 H Goldschmidt discovers asteroid #52 Europa
  • 1864 24th Amendment abolishes Poll tax
  • 1865 Hawaiian Board of Education formed
  • 1865 Robert E Lee is named commander-in-chief of Confederate Army
  • 1866 Mary Baker Eddy cures her injuries by opening a bible
  • 1887 Interstate Commerce Act authorizes federal regulation of railroads
  • 1888 A Charlois discovers asteroid #272 Antonia
  • 1895 1st rolling lift bridge opens, Chicago
  • 1899 Revolt against US occupation of Philippines
  • 1903 Montreal AAA beat Winn Victorias 2 games to 1 & 1 tie for Stanley Cup
  • 1908 J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #1345 Potomac
  • 1913 Louis Perlman patents demountable auto tire-carrying wheel rim
  • 1913 National Institute of Arts & Letters founded
  • 1914 US Congres approves Burnett-anti-immigration law
  • 1915 Experiments to find cause of pellagra begin at Miss Penitentiary
  • 1920 1st flight from London to South Africa takes-off (1« months)
  • 1922 WGY-AM in Schenectady NY begins radio transmissions
  • 1924 1st winter Olympics close at Charmonix France
  • 1924 B Jekhovsky discovers asteroid #1017 Jacqueline
  • 1926 Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join with Germany
  • 1927 KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1929 E Delporte discovers asteroid #1664 Felix
  • 1930 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
  • 1931 National League adopts a deader baseball
  • 1932 3rd Winter Olympic games open in Lake Placid, NY
  • 1932 E Delporte discovers asteroid #1239 Queteleta
  • 1932 Japanese troop attack Harbin, Manchuria
  • 1932 L Volta discovers asteroid #1238 Predappia
  • 1933 Crew of "7 Provinces" mutiny after pay cuts (ends Feb 10th)
  • 1934 Reinmuth disc asteroids 2824 Franke, 3219 Komaki, 3370 Kohsai & 3404
  • 1936 1st radioactive substance produced synthetically (radium E)
  • 1937 Jim Margie, Philadelphia, bowls 900 in 3 (unsanctioned) games
  • 1938 Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazi in key posts
  • 1939 Glenn Cunningham (top miler) says 4-min mile beyond human effort
  • 1941 British Panzer division occupies Maus, Libi‰
  • 1941 Dutch premier De Geer flies to Berlin
  • 1941 United Service Organization (USO) founded
  • 1942 Clinton Pierce becomes 1st US general wounded in action in WW II
  • 1944 US 7th Infantry Division captures Kwajalein
  • 1945 FDR, Churchill & Stalin meet at Yalta
  • 1948 Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK
  • 1949 Failed assassination attempt on Shah of Persia
  • 1952 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
  • 1957 1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse NY)
  • 1961 Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
  • 1962 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
  • 1964 Amendment 24 outlaws poll tax
  • 1964 FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Okla City
  • 1966 All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
  • 1967 US launches Lunar Orbiter 3
  • 1968 Bowie Kuhn replaces William Eckert as 5th commissioner of baseball
  • 1969 41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost
  • 1969 John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders
  • 1971 Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
  • 1971 Govt exhibit under construction collapses, kills 65 in Brazil
  • 1971 National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC
  • 1972 Sen Strom Thurmond suggests John Lennon be deported
  • 1973 Islanders & Sabres had a penality free game
  • 1973 Reshef, Israel's missile boat, unveiled
  • 1974 Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2« months
  • 1974 Patricia Hearst (19) kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
  • 1976 12th Winter Olympic games opens in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1976 7.5 earthquake kills 22,778 in Guatemala & Honduras
  • 1977 11 die in a elevated train crash in Chicago Ill
  • 1977 Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt
  • 1977 Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  • 1982 Indoor distance record for a paper airplane (47m) Tacoma Wash
  • 1983 A Mrkos discovers asteroid #3324
  • 1984 "Backstage Magic" opens at CommuniCore
  • 1984 Frank Aquilera sets world frisbee distance record (168m) Las Vegas
  • 1985 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
  • 1985 Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapon
  • 1987 Sacramento Kings score only 4 points 1st quarter against Lakers;
  • 1988 Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges
  • 1990 10 Israeli tourists murdered in Cairo
  • 1990 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45:04)
  • 1990 Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
  • 1991 US postage raises from 25› to 29›
  • 1993 Russian space agency tests a 82' wide space mirror


Songs for date February 04


  • 02/04/43 --- It Started All Over Again (Dorsey, Tommy)
  • 02/04/43 --- You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To (Shore, Dinah)
  • 02/04/49 --- Red Roses For A Blue Lady (Lombardo, Guy)
  • 02/04/49 --- I Love You So Much It Hurts (Mills Brothers)
  • 02/04/56 --- I'll Be Home (Boone, Pat)
  • 02/04/67 --- Ruby Tuesday (Rolling Stones)
  • 02/04/67 --- Love Is Here And Now You're Gone (Supremes)
  • 02/04/78 --- Lay Down Sally (Clapton, Eric)
  • 02/04/84 --- Here Comes The Rain Again (Eurythmics)
  • 02/04/84 --- Got A Hold On Me (McVie, Christine)
  • 02/04/89 --- You're Not Alone (Chicago)
  • 02/04/89 --- Girl You Know It's True (Milli Vanilli)
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