4 August


 Percy Bysshe Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley (4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets and is regarded by critics as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Born in Field Place, Broadbridge Heath, near Horsham, West Sussex, England. (d. 1822)


 Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton (4 August 1821 – 27 February 1892) was a French businessman. He was the founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods. Born in Anchay, France. (d. 1892)


 Harry Lauder
Sir Henry Lauder (4 August 1870 – 26 February 1950), known professionally as Harry Lauder, was an international Scottish entertainer. Sir Harry wrote most of his own songs, favourites of which were Roamin’ in the Gloamin’, I Love a Lassie, A Wee Deoch-an-Doris, and Keep Right on to the End of the Road. Born in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland. (d. 1950)


 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the Dominions from her husband’s accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter. Born Honourable Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon in London. (d. 2002)


 Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer. Armstrong had many hit records including “Stardust”, “What a Wonderful World”, “When The Saints Go Marching In”, “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, and “Ain’t Misbehavin’”. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana. (d. 1971)


 René Goscinny
René Goscinny (14 August 1926 – 5 November 1977) was a French comics editor and writer, who is best known internationally for the comic book Astérix, which he created with illustrator Albert Uderzo. Born in Paris, France. (d. 1977)


 Martin Jarvis
Martin Jarvis, OBE (born 4 August 1941) is an English actor. He became a familiar face on television when he played Jon in the BBC’s landmark 1967 adaptation of The Forsyte Saga. He is probably best known for his long series of readings of Richmal Crompton’s Just William stories. Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.


 Georgina Hale
Georgina Hale (born 4 August 1943) is an English actress notable for many stage, film and television appearances; often in the works of director Ken Russell and writer Simon Gray. She won a BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance as Alma Mahler in the 1974 film, Mahler. She appeared opposite Adam Faith in the ITV series, Budgie (1971-72). Born Georgina A Hole in Ilford, London, England.


 Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton (born August 4, 1955) is an American actor, screenwriter, director and musician. He won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Thornton has been married five times including Angelina Jolie. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas.


 Mary Decker
Mary Slaney (born August 4, 1958) is an American former track athlete. During her career, she won gold medals in the 1500 meters and 3000 meters at the 1983 World Championships, and set 17 official and unofficial world records and 36 US national records. Born Mary Teresa Decker in Bunnvale, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.


 Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th President of the United States, the first African American to hold the office. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
 Lauren Tom
Lauren Tom (born August 4, 1961) is an American actress and voice actress who played the roles of Lena St. Clair in The Joy Luck Club, Julie in the sitcom Friends, and provided the voices for two animated TV comedy series: on Futurama she voices Amy Wong and her mother Inez, and on King of the Hill she voiced Minh & Connie Souphanousinphone. Born in Chicago, Illinois.


 Lee Mack
Lee Gordon McKillop (born 4 August 1968) is an English stand-up comedian and actor best known for writing and starring in the sitcom Not Going Out, and as a team captain on the comedy panel show Would I Lie to You?. Born in Southport, Lancashire, England.


 Kate Silverton
Kate Silverton (born 4 August 1970) is an English journalist, employed by the BBC, generally as a relief presenter. Born in Waltham Abbey in Essex, England.


 Cole Sprouse
Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse (born August 4, 1992) are American actors. They are twins and are collectively referred to as Dylan and Cole Sprouse. They starred in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Born in Arezzo, Italy.
 Dylan Sprouse
Dylan Thomas Sprouse and Cole Mitchell Sprouse (born August 4, 1992) are American actors. They are twins and are collectively referred to as Dylan and Cole Sprouse. They starred in the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Born in Arezzo, Italy.

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