4th March, on this day

254 Pope Lucius I ends reign as pope
306 Martyrdom of Saint Adrian of Nicomedia.
561 Pelagius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
852 Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian sources.
932 Translation of the relics of martyr Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia, Prince of the Czechs.
1152 Frederik I Barbarossa elected Roman-German king
1215 King John of England makes an oath to the Pope as a crusader to gain the support of Innocent III.
1238 The Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.
1275 Chinese astronomers observe a total eclipse of the sun.
1351 Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam.
1386 Wladyslaw II Jagiello (Jogaila) was crowned King of Poland.
1461 Wars of the Roses in England: Lancastrian King Henry VI is deposed by his Yorkist cousin, who then becomes King Edward IV
1492 King James IV of Scotland concludes an alliance with France against England.
1493 Explorer Christopher Columbus arrives back in Lisbon, Portugal aboard his ship Niña from his discovery voyage to America. He returned to Spain on March 15.
1519 Hernan Cortes arrives in Mexico in search of the Aztec civilization and their wealth.
1540 Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife
1570 King Philip II bans foreign Dutch students
1590 Maurice of Nassau's ship reaches Breda
1611 George Abbot appointed archbishop of Canterbury
1621 Jacarta, Java renamed Batavia
1629 Massachusetts Bay Colony, which had the role of colonizing the Americas, is granted a Royal charter.
1634 Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts.
1665 Second Anglo-Dutch War. English King Charles II declares war on Netherlands
1675 John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
1681 King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Pennsylvania
1699 Jews are expelled from Lubeck, Germany
1741 English fleet under Admiral Ogle reaches Cartagena
1774 1st sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)
1776 The American War of Independence: The Americans capture "Dorchester Heights" dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.
1778 The Continental Congress voted to ratify both the Treaty of Amity and Commerce and the Treaty of Alliance with France. The two treaties were the first entered into by the United States government.
1789 In New York City, the first U.S. Congress meets and declares the new Constitution of the United States is in effect
1790 France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.
1791 1st Jewish member of US Congress, Israel Jacobs (Pennsylvania), takes office
1791 A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario).
1791 President Washington calls the US Senate into its 1st special session
1791 Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)
1792 Oranges introduced to Hawaii
1793 French troops conquer Geertruidenber, Netherlands
1793 President Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words)
1794 The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress.
1797 John Adams inaugurated as 2nd President of US
1798 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
1801 1st President inaugurated in Washington DC (Thomas Jefferson)
1804 The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland’s Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony’s only significant convict uprising. [1]
1809 Madison becomes 1st President inaugurated in American-made clothes
1813 Russian troops fighting the army of Napoleon reach Berlin in Germany and the French garrison evacuate the city without a fight.
1814 Americans defeat the British at the Battle of Longwoods between London and Thamesville near present-day Wardsville, Ontario
1817James Madison's last day as US President.
1817 James Monroe becomes US President
1824 Formation of Royal National Lifeboat Institution
1825 John Quincy Adams inaugrated as 6th President
1826 1st US RR chartered, Granite Railway in Quincy MA
1829 Andrew Jackson inaugurated as 7th President
1829 Unruly crowd mobs White House during President Jackson inaugural ball
1835 HMS Beagle moves into Bay of Concepción
1837 City of Chicago incorporates
1837 Martin Van Buren inaugrated as 8th President
1837 Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
1841 Longest inauguration speech (8,443 words), William Henry Harrison
1845 James K Polk inaugrated as 11th President
1848 Sardinia-Piemonte gets new Constitution
1849 US had no President, Polk's term ends on a Sunday, Zachary Taylor couldn't be sworn-in, Senator David Atchison (pres pro tem) term ended March 3rd
1853 Franklin Pierce sworn in as 14th US President
1857 James Buchanan becomes 15th US President
1861 Confederate States adopt "Stars and Bars" flag
1861 Lincoln inaugurated as 16th President; 1st time US has 5 former Presidents living
1861 President Lincoln opens Government Printing Office
1863 Territory of Idaho established
1865 Confederate congress approves final design of "official flag"
1869 Andrew Johnson ends term as 17th President
1869 Ulysses Grant inaugurated as 18th President
1873 New York Daily Graphic, 1st illustrated daily newspaper in US, published
1876 US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
1877 Tsjaikovski's incomplete ballet "Zwanenmeer" premieres in Moscow
1877 Rutherford B. Hayes becomes 19th US President
1880 New York Daily Graphic publishes 1st half-tone engraving, by S H Horgan
1881 James A. Garfield becomes 20th US President
1889 Benjamin Harrison inaugurated as 23rd President
1890 Prince of Wales opens the 1,710 foot Forth Bridge in Scotland
1893 Francis Dhanis' army attacks the Lualaba, occupies Nyangwe
1893 Grover Cleveland (D) inaugrated as 24th US President (2nd term)
1894 Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
1895 Gustav Mahler's 2nd Symphony, premieres in Berlin
1897 William McKinley inaugurated as 25th President of US
1901 1st advanced copy of inaugural speech (Jefferson-National Intelligencer)
1901 President William McKinley inaugurated for 2nd term as President
1901 Term of George H White, last of post-Reconstruction congressmen, ends
1902 American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago
1905 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Elga" premieres in Berlin
1908 180 primary school pupils and their 9 teachers are killed in a fire at a school at Collinwood near Cleveland , Ohio, USA
1909 Theodore Roosevelt's last day as President
1909 Inauguration of William Howard Taft as 27th President of the USA. Violent snowstorms and high winds cause the ceremony to be transfered from outside the Capitol to inside the Senate Chamber
1911 Victor Berger (Wisconsin) becomes 1st socialist congressman in US
1913 1st US law regulating the shooting of migratory birds passed
1913 Woodrow Wilson inaugurated as 28th President
1917 Jeannette Rankin (Representative-Republican-MT) becomes 1st female member of Congress
1918 Terek Autonomous Republic established in RSFSR (until 1921)
1920 Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
1921 Warren G. Harding becomes 29th US President
1923 Lenin's last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)
1925 President Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
1925 Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
1926 De Geer government in Netherlands takes office
1928 "Bunion Run" race from Los Angeles CA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
1929 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American Vice President
1929 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st President
1930 Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
1933 Chancellor Dollfuss disdolves Austrian parliament
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugrated as 32nd President, pledges to pull US out of Depression and says "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
1933 Frances Perkins becomes Secretary of Labor, 1st US woman cabinet member
1936 1st flight of airship Hindenburg, Germany
1941 18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague
1941 British commandos carry out attack on oil facilities at Narvik in Norway.
1941 British military force in Libya is thinned down as some men are sent to assist the Greeks in their emerging battle with approaching German troops.
1941 Prince Regent Paul of Yugoslavia visits Hitler and agrees to join the Axis pact
1942 By Executive decree, all Japanese-Americans, especially on the West coast, find themselves subject to relocation in special camps.
1943 US defeats Japan and wins Battle of Bismark Sea
1943 Transport nr 50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor
1944 1st US bombing of Berlin
1944 Anti-Germany strikes in North Italy
1945 In Britain, Princess Elizabeth joins the British Army as a driver
1945 Finland declares war on Germany, backdated to Sept. 15, 1944.
1949 Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
1949 Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel
1950 US Premiere of Walt Disney's animation film 'Cinderella'
1952 Ronald Reagan marries Nancy Davis
1954 JE Wilkins, appointed 1st Black US sub-cabinet member
1955 1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent
1959 US Pioneer IV misses Moon and becomes 2nd (US 1st) artificial planet
1960 French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
1960 Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz
1961 Paul-Henri Spaak resigns as Secretary-General of NATO
1962 Caledonian Airways Flight 153 crashes with 111 fatalities
1962 AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
1964 Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
1965 David Attenborough became the new controller of BBC2
1966 Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing in Tokyo, 64 die
1966 John Lennon says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
1966 North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by BP
1968 Martin Luther King Jr announces plans for Poor People's Campaign
1968 Orbiting Geophysical Observatory 5 launched
1969 London gangster twins Ron and Reggie Kray are sentenced to life imprisonment
1970 French submarine "Eurydice" explodes
1971 "City Command" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey
1972 Last train run between Penrith to Keswick, UK
1972 Libya and USSR signs cooperation treaty
1974 Harold Wilson replaces resigning Ed Heath as British premier
1975 Comedy film star Charlie Chaplin receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II
1976 USS Magnet sunk as a target off the California coast at 031° 16' N., 117° 40' W. at a depth of 1,050 fathoms.
1977 1st CRAY 1 supercomputer shipped, to Los Alamos Laboratories, New Mexico
1977 Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
1978 Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
1979 US Voyager I photo reveals Jupiter's rings
1980 Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF wins parliamentary election in Zimbabwe
1982 NASA launches Intelsat V
1985 War veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"
1989 Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline
1989 Eastern Airlines machinists strike
1990 US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) returns from space
1991 Bank of Credit and Commerce International divests itself of 1st American Bank
1991 Iraq releases 6 US, 3 British and 1 Italian POW
1993 Katharine Hepburn enters the hospital suffering from exhaustion
1994 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
1995 Blind teenage boy receives a 'Bionic Eye' at a Washington Hospital
1996 The fourth suicide bombing in 9 days leaves 12 people dead in Tel Aviv. The Yahya Ayyash Units admit responsibility, and Palestinian president Yasser Arafat condemns the killings in a televised address. Israel warns of retaliations.
1997 Brazil Senate allows women to wear slacks
1997 Comet Hale-Bopp directly above the Sun (1.04 AU)
1997 President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
1997 Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)
1997 In London, the match-fixing trial of footballers Bruce Grobbelaar, John Fashanu and Hans Segers ends in deadlock with the jury failing to reach verdicts
1998 Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
2001 BBC bombing: a massive car bomb explodes in front of the BBC Television Centre in London, seriously injuring 11 people. The attack was attributed to the Real IRA.
2001 Hintze Ribeiro disaster, a bridge collapses in northern Portugal, killing up to 70 people.
2002 Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.
2002 Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
2005 The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is fired on by US soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of an Italian Secret Service Agent and injuring two passengers.
2005 United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by the HIV virus in the future without further action against the spread of the disease.
2006 Final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response was received.
2007 Estonian parliamentary election, 2007: Approximately 30,000 voters take advantage of electronic voting in Estonia, the world's first nationwide voting where part of the votecasting is allowed in the form of remote electronic voting via the Internet.

4th March 2006

Pentagon reveals Guantanamo names

China's military budget up 14%

Zimbabwe low on wheat'

4th March 2007

US troops kill Afghan civilians

Jump in Chinese defence spending

Iran women arrested over protest

4th March 2008

Bombing hits Pakistan navy school

China to raise military spending

SA protest over miniskirt attack

4th March 2009

Mexican prison riot 'kills 20'

Shares up on China stimulus hopes

Arrest warrant draws Sudan scorn

4th March 2010

Many die in India temple stampede

Polling stations bombed as Iraq election begins

Fallujah: rise in birth defects

Birthdates which occurred on 4th March :

1394 Prince Henry the Navigator sponsors Portuguese voyages of discovery
1492 Francesco de Layolle composer
1651 John Baron Somers (Whig), William III's chief minister (1696-1700)
1678 Antonio Vivaldi Venice, Baroque violin virtuoso/composer (4 Seasons)
1719 Aert Schouman Dutch bird/portrait painter
1742 Johann Heinrich Egli composer
1747 Casimir Pulaski Count/American Revolutionary War general
1754 Benjamin Waterhouse physician (smallpox vaccine pioneer)
1754 Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain composer
1757 Ignaz Malzat composer
1765 Charles Dibdin England, composer/author (Sea Songs)/actor (baptized)
1773 Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges composer
1782 Johann Wyss Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson)
1789 Pavel P Gagarin Russian monarch
1798 John Joseph Abercrombie Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1877
1813 Wijnand J J Nuijen romantic/water colors painter (Wrecked)
1819 Charles Oberthur composer
1826 John Buford Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1828 Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
1834 Peter Nicolai von Wilm composer
1835 Giovanni Schiaparelli Italy, astronomer (discovered canals of Mars)
1838 Paul Lacome composer
1841 Kristian Mandrup Elster Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)
1844 Josip Jurcic Slovenian writer (10th Brother)
1862 Robert Emden Swiss geologist/astro-physicist (Emden-polytroop)
1875 Alberto Vaccari Italian Jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
1875 Enrique Larreta [E R Maza] Argentine diplomat (Gloria de Don Ramiro)
1875 Suze Groeneweg 1st Dutch female parliament member (SDAP, 1918-37)
1877 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike composer
1877 Daniël G van Beuningen Dutch art collector
1879 Bernhard Kellermann writer
1885 Willem H Winkel Dutch physician/founder (Red Cross of Curaçao)
1888 Knute Rockne Norwegian/US football player/coach (Notre Dame)
1889 Pearl White [Victoria] US actress/stunt woman (Perils of Pauline)
1891 Dazzy Vance hall of fame pitcher (led National League in strike-outs 7-years)
1897 Francis "Lefty" O'Doul baseball player/organized Japanese baseball
19-- Anne Haney Memphis TN, actress (Evelyn-Lime Streets)
1900 Roberto Soundy El Salvador, trap shooter (Olympics-1968)
1901 Charles H Goren bridge master (26 US Titles)
1901 Jean-Joseph Rabéarivelo Madagaskisch poet (Enfants d'Orphée)
1903 Harold Berens comedian
1904 George Gamow nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...'infinity')
1905 Lili Kràus Budapest Hungary, pianist (Austrian Cross of Honor 1978)
1907 Edgar Barrier New York NY, actor (Cobra Woman, Macbeth, Rocky, Cornered)
1908 Boris N Poveloi [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer
1909 Harry B Helmsley New York NY, billionaire builder (Empire State Building)
1910 Tancredo Neves president of Civil rights activist
1912 Afro [Basaldella] Italian painter
1912 John Garfield New York NY, actor (Air Force, Destination Tokyo, Juarez)
1915 Carlos Surinach Barcelona Spain, composer (Monte Carlo)
1915 Eunice Catunda composer
1915 Petrus de Jong Dutch premier (KVP, 1967-71)
1916 Giorgio Bassani Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)
1916 Hans Eysenck psychologist
1918 Margaret Osborne DuPont Joseph OR, tennis pro (US Open 1948-50)
1920 Marcella Grady Jennings rancher
1921 Halim El-Dabh composer
1921 Joan Greenwood London, actress/director (Amorous Mr Prawn)
1923 Patrick Moore England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy)
1923 Piero J d'Inzeo France, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-gold-1952, 64)
1927 Robert Di Domenica composer
1927 Thayer David Medford MA, actor (Eiger Sanction, Rocky, Nero Wolfe, Savages)
1928 Alan Sillitoe Nottingham Nottinghamshire England, writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner)
1928 Samuel Adler composer
1929 Bernard Haitink Amsterdam Netherlands, conductor (London Philharmonic Orchestra 1969-78)
1929 Josep Mestres-Quadreny composer
1931 Ernesto Rosenstand Arubian playwright (Kiko Ta Di Nos?)
1931 Gennady Rozhdestvensky composer
1931 Han Jansen Dutch painter
1932 Guido Baggiani composer
1932 Hessel Rienks economist/Dutch 2nd chamber member (PvdA)
1932 Miriam Makeba Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)
1933 Ann Burton [Anna Rafalowicz], singer
1934 Barbara McNair Racine WI, singer/actress (Barbara McNair Show)
1934 Jane van Lawick-Goodall ethologist/chimp expert (1974 Walker Prize)
1934 John Duffey bluegrass musician
1934 Mario Davidovsky Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Synchronisms)
1936 Aribert Reimann composer
1936 David Thompson British food magnate/multi-millionaire
1936 Eric Allandale rocker (Foundations)
1936 Jim Clark race car driver (Indianapolis 500)
1937 [Bernard Barney Jean] Wilen musician
1937 Graeme Dowling cricketer (New Zealand, 239 vs India 1968)
1937 Ron Carter jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach)
1937 Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich Russian cosmonaut
1939 James Aubrey Turner scientist
1939 Paula Prentiss [Ragusa] San Antonio TX, actress (Parallax View, He & She)
1940 Kas Garas Kaunas Lithuania, actor (Hamlyn-Strange Report)
1941 Adrian Lyne director (Fatal Attraction, 9½ Weeks, Jacob's Ladder)
1941 Ji-Tu Cumbuka Helena AL, actor (Roots, Man Called Sloane)
1941 John Aprea Englewood NJ, actor (Lucas-Another World, Godfather 2)
1941 John Hancock Hazen AR, actor (Black Marble, Traxx, Houston Knights)
1943 Zoltan Jeney composer
1944 Bobby Womack Cleveland OH, R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It)
1945 Dieter Meier Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
1945 Jaime Tirelli New York NY, actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four)
1946 Haile Gerima director (Ashes & Embers)
1946 Harvey Goldsmith impresario
1946 Michael Ashcroft English entrepreneur/multi-millionaire (Hawley-ADT)
1946 Ralph Kirshbaum Denton TX, cellist (RNCM Manchester International Festival)
1946 Robert Raymond rocker
1948 Billy Gibbons rock guitarist (ZZ Top-Cheap Sunglasses, Legs, Fandango)
1948 Chris Squire London, rock bassist (Yes-Fish Out of Water)
1948 Shakin' Stevens [Mike Barrett], Ely Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy)
1950 Emilio Estefan Cuba, rocker (Miami Sound Machine-1 2 3)
1950 Judy Dickinson Akron OH, LPGA golfer (1985 Boston Five Classic)
1950 Kenny Dalglish soccer manager
1950 Rafael Canizares Poey Alacs Mountains Cuba, basketballer (Olympics-bronze-72)
1951 Chris Rea Middlesborough England, rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over, Heaven)
1951 Gwen Welles Chattanooga TN, actress (Desert Hearts, Sticky Fingers, Angel On My Shoulder)
1951 Kenny Dalglish British soccer star (100+ goals)
1952 Ronn Moss Los Angeles CA, actor (Ridge-Bold & Beautiful, Santa Barbara)
1953 Christopher H Smith (Representative-Republican-NJ, 1981- )
1953 Kay Lenz Los Angeles CA, actress (Moving Violations, Rich Man Poor Man)
1954 Catherine O'Hara Toronto Ontario, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV)
1954 Irina Ratushinskaya USSR, poet (Grey is the color of hope)
1954 Peter Erling Jacobsen Portland OR, PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope)
1955 Benny Alexander Secretary-General (South African Pan-Africanist Movement)
1958 Patricia Heaton Cleveland OH, actress (Debra-Everybody Loves Raymond)
1959 Kelly Lynch Golden Walley MN, actress (Warm Summer Rain, Cocktail)
1960 Reggie McElroy NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
1960 Russell Todd Troy NY, actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World)
1961 David "Tinker" Juarez Los Angeles CA, cyclist (Olympics-19th-96)
1961 Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini boxer (killed a boxer in the ring)
1961 Roger Wessels Port Elizabeth South Africa, golfer (1994 Canadian Masters)
1961 Steven Weber Queens NY, actor (Brian Hackett-Wings)
1962 Brant Ian Woodward Hurstville New Zealand, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
1962 Greg Kragen NFL nose tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
1962 Steve Fletcher London England, actor (Brad-One Life to Live)
1963 Anne Minter Australia, tennis star
1963 Jason Newsted US heavy-metal bassist (Metallica-Kill 'em All)
1963 MDV [Michiel de Vos] Dutch pop bassist (Burma Shave-Stash)
1964 Emilia Eberle Romania, gymnast, scored a perfect 10 in 1980 Olympics
1964 Linda French Oak Park IL, badminton player (Olympics-96)
1964 Tom Lampkin Cincinnati OH, catcher (San Francisco Giants)
1965 Alexandra Harbold New York NY, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
1965 Dana Brown Memphis TN, Miss Tennessee-America (1990-3rd)
1965 Stacy Edwards Glasgow MT, actress (Santa Barbara)
1966 Kevin Johnson NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
1966 Mike Small Aurora IL, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Emerald Coast)
1966 Patrick Hannan English pop drummer (Sundays-Can't Be Sure)
1967 Daryll Cullinan South African cricketer (batsman Warne's bunny)
1967 Juli Furtado New York NY, mountain cyclist (world champion-1991, 92)
1968 Brian Hunter Torrance CA, infielder (Seattle Mariners, Houston Astros)
1968 Dinky van Rensburg South Africa, tennis star
1968 Dionna Harris Wilmington DE, softball outfielder (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 Evan Dando rocker (Lemonheads)
1968 Patsy Kensit London, rocker/actress (Lethal Weapon 2, 21, Hanover St)
1969 Chastity Bono Los Angeles CA, daughter of Sonny & Cher
1969 Jeff Tinsley Shelbyville KY, outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
1969 Karrie Poppinga Manhattan Beach CA, volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4-95)
1969 Kenneth Benson CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)
1970 Dave Stevens Fullerton CA, pitcher (Minnesota Twins)
1970 Marja Helena Paluila ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics-98)
1970 Matt Gay WLAF safety (Rhein Fire)
1970 Tina Paternostro Williamsport PA, golfer (1995 JAL Big Apple-57th)
1971 Edwin van Holten soccer player (FC Volendam)
1972 Chris Borg Lexington SC, canoe (alternate-Olympics-96)
1972 Martin St Pierre Ripon Québec Canada, 20k walker (Olympics-96)
1972 Robert Smith NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
1972 Sherida Pawiroredjo Suriname Miss Indra Maju (1993)
1973 Phillip Daniels NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
1974 Jarrett Deuling Vernon, NHL left wing (New York Islanders)
1974 Karol Kucera Bratislava Slovakia, tennis star (1995-Rosmalen)
1974 Sherry Wigginton Austin TX, diver (Olympics-96)
1977 Anna Baitchik Miss Russia-Universe (1997)
1993 Bobbi Kristina Brown daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown


Deaths which occurred on March 4th:
1172 Stephan III King of Hungary (1162-72), dies
1484 Kazimierz the Saint, Polish ruler/saint, dies at 25
1595 Robert Southwell English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest
1615 Hans von Aachen German painter, dies
1617 Arcangelo Crivelli composer, dies at 70
1793 Isaac Ouwater Amsterdam painter/cartoonist, dies at 44
1794 Henri D count de Larochejacquelin Fr Royalist Army leader, dies at 21
1804 Karl Leopold Rollig composer, dies
1805 Jean-Baptiste Greuze French painter, dies at 79
1831 Georg Michael Telemann composer, dies at 82
1839 Ignace Antoine Ladurner pianist/composer, dies at 72
1851 Michael Henkel composer, dies at 70
1852 Nikolai Gogol writer, dies at 43
1864 Thomas Starr King Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity), dies
1866 Alexander Campbell Irish/US founder Disciples of Christ, dies at 77
1876 Alfred Holmes composer, dies at 38
1877 Hendrik E van Rijgersma Dutch Governor (St Maarten), dies at 42
1883 Alexander H Stephens Vice President Confederate States, dies at 71
1888 Amos Bronson Alcott US theory/poet (Table Talk), dies at 88
1903 Joseph H Shorthouse English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68
1916 Franz Marc German painter/co-founder (Blaue Reiter), killed at 36
1918 Eugene D'Harcourt composer, dies at 58
1922 Bert Williams famous black, dies at 46, in New York NY
1925 Moritz Moszkowski Polish/German composer, dies at 70
1933 Willie Walker US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
1936 Ruben Mattias Liljefors composer, dies at 64
1941 Edoardo Mascheroni composer, dies at 81
1942 Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg composer, dies at 62
1943 Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis Greek foreign minister, dies at 71
1943 Pieter C Boutens Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
1948 Antonin Artaud French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
1948 Elsa Brändström [Angel of Siberia], Swedish philanthropist, dies at 59
1953 Sergei S Prokoviev Russian composer (Peter & the wolf), dies at 61
1954 Georg Gohler composer, dies at 79
1954 Noel Gay [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer, dies at 55
1958 Albert Kuyle [Lou Kuitenbrouwer], writer (Jesus' Carpet), dies at 54
1960 Leonard Warren US baritone, dies on stage at 48
1962 Cairine R Wilson 1st Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77
1963 William Carlos Williams US physician/poet, dies at 79
1966 Janis Medins composer, dies at 75
1968 Alexandre Cellier composer, dies at 84
1974 Adolph Gottlieb US painter, dies at 71
1981 Torin Thatcher actor (Houdini, Isranbul, Lady Godiva), dies
1983 Hergé [Georges Rémi], Belgian cartoonist (Rin-Tin-Tin), dies at 75
1984 Shalva Mikhaylovich Mshvelidze composer, dies at 79
1986 Henri Knap Dutch journalist/writer, dies at 75
1986 Richard Manuel rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 40
1991 Vance Colvig actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
1992 Arthur Babbitt Disney animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), dies at 84 of heart failure
1992 C Meijer Dutch editor in chief (Typhoon), dies
1992 Christian K Nelson inventor (Eskimo Pie), dies at 98
1992 Mary Osborne jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
1992 Nestor Almendros Spanish/US cameraman (Kramer vs Kramer), dies at 61
1993 Art Hodes Russian/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
1993 Richard Sale writer/director (Oscar, Torpedo Run), dies at 80
1994 Guus Verstraete Sr Dutch actor/director (2 Drops of Water), dies at 79
1994 John Candy actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack at 43
1995 Eden Ahbez songwriter, dies at 86
1996 Barbara Lewis British obituarist, dies at 55
1996 Minnie Pearl country comedienne (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 84

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