Who Was Born Today – December 4 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – December 4 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on December 4
1584 John Cotton, English-born Puritan clergyman (The Way of the Church of Christ in New England).
1795 Thomas Carlyle, Scottish historian and essayist (The French Revolution, Sartor Resartus).
1835 Samuel Butler, English writer and painter (Erewhon, The Way of All Flesh).
1861 Lillian Russell, singer and actress.
1865 Edith Cavell, English nurse who tended to friend and foe alike during World War I.
1866 Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-born painter.
1875 Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet.
1892 Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator who came to power as a result of the Spanish Civil War.
1924 Frank Press, geophysicist.
1937 Max Baer Jr., actor, screenwriter, director, producer; best know for his role as Jethro on The Beverly Hillbillies TV series
1940 Gary Gilmore, American murderer who demanded his death sentence be carried out; he was the first prisoner executed in the US following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the death penalty in Gregg v. Georgia.
1944 Chris Hillman, singer, songwrier, musician; performed with the bands The Byrds, The Hillmen, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Manassas.
1945 A. Scott Berg, Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer (Lindberg, 1998).
1949 Jeff Bridges, actor, producer; won Academy Award for Best Actor as Otis “Bad” Blake in Crazy Heart (2009).

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