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August 4th

August 4th is the 216th day of the year (217th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 149 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 4th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 4th

1792 Percy Bysshe Shelley (poet)

1821 Louis Vuitton (fashion designer)

1834 John Venn (mathematician - Venn Diagrams)

1889 Edward Dolch (created the Dolch sight word list in 1948)

1900 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (mother of Queen Elizabeth II)

Queen Mother

1901 Louis Armstrong (musician, singer)

1912 Raoul Wallenberg (diplomat)

1953 Mary Decker (runner)

1955 Alberto Gonzales (US Attorney General 2005-2007)

1955 Billy Bob Thornton (actor)

1958 Mary Decker (athlete)

1958 Ian Broudie (singer, guitarist, musician - The Lightning Seeds)

1961 Barack Obama (44th US President)

Barack Obama

1968 Lee Mack (comedian, actor)

1981 Abigail Spencer (actress)

1981 Meghan Markle (actress, wife of British royal Prince Harry).

August 4th in History

70 The Romans destroy the Second Temple in Jerusalem.

1693 Dom Pérignon invents Champagne (according to tradition).

1902 Greenwich foot tunnel under the River Thames in London, England, opens.

1906 Central Railway Station opens in Sydney, Australia.

1914 Germany invades Belgium. As a result, Britain declares war on Germany.

1944 The Gestapo arrest Anne Frank and her family.

1958 The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time.

1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident: US destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy report coming under attack from the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin.

1969 US and North Vietnam begin secret negotiations to end the Vietnam War.

1984 Republic of Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso.

1987 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ends the Fairness Doctrine which had required TV and radio broadcasters to present controversial issues fairly.

August 4th is also

Constitution Day (Cook Islands)

Coast Guard Day (USA) - Now celebrated on Armed Forces Day (May 21)


People born on August 4th are Leo


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