Who Was Born Today – January 4 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – January 4 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on January 4
1643 Sir Isaac Newton, scientist who developed the laws of gravity and planetary relations.
1785 Jacob Ludwig Grimm, German philosopher who wrote fairy tales with his brother.
1809 Louis Braille, developer of a reading system for the blind.
1914 Jane Wyman, American film actress, received Academy Award for Johnny Belinda; she was the first wife of future US President Ronald Reagan. 
1935 Floyd Patterson, professional boxer; at age 21 he became the youngest man to win the world heavyweight title (later replaced by Mike Tyson at age 20) and the first heavyweight to regain the title. 
1940 Gao Xingjian, novelist, playwright, critic; awarded Nobel Prize for Literature (2000). 
1941 Maureen Reagan, actress, political activist; first child born to Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman. 
1943 Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer, historian, political commentator; won Pulitzer Prize in 1995 (No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The American Homefront During WWII) and the Lincoln Prize in 2005 (Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln). 
1957 Patty Loveless, country singer; her multiple awards include Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist 1996, 1997.

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