Who Was Born Today – October 4 Birthdays

Who Was Born Today – October 4 Birthdays

Important and famous people from throughout history born on this day

Born on October 4
1822 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th president of the U.S. (1877-1881).
1861 Frederic Remington, Western painter and sculptor.
1862 Edward Stratemeyer, author, creator of the Hardy Boys, Rover Boys, Nancy Drew and the Bobbsey Twins.
1879 Edward Murray East, botanist whose research led to the development of hybrid corn.
1884 Damon Runyon, journalist and short story writer.
1895 Buster (Joseph F.) Keaton, star of silent film comedies including Sherlock, Jr. and The General.
1919 Rene Marques, Puerto Rican playwright and short story writer.
1923 Charlton Heston, American film actor.
1928 Alvin Toffler, writer and futurist.
1934 Sam Huff, pro football player; star of CBS TV special The Violent World of Sam Huff (1961) narrated by Walter Cronkite that is frequently credited with the surge of pro football’s popularity in the US.
1937 Jackie Collins, novelist whose books have sold over 500 million copies (Hollywood Wives, Drop Dead Beautiful).
1941 Anne Rice, author of gothic fiction, erotica and Christian literature (Interview with the Vampire, Queen of the Damned, Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt); also known by her pen names Anne Rampling and A. N. Roquelaure.
1946 Susan Sarandon, actress; won Academy Award for Dead Man Walking (1995).
1946 Chuck Hagel; current US Secretary of Defense (2013).
1947 Jim Fielder, bassist with the band Blood, Sweat & Tears.
1957 Russell Simmons, businessman; founded Def Jam Hip hop music label and Phat Farm clothing line.

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