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August 4 – A Day as Today | Discover what happened A day like Today in the World: Who was born on August 4? Who died on August 4? What is celebrated on August 4? Historical events of August 4 in Dorian’s Secrets: The Eternal Youth Magazine!

Ephemeris of August 4:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 4 is the 216th
(Two-hundredth sixth) day of the year.

There are 149 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

Let me follow my natural instincts. Why should I follow a fashion and go jogging? If I walk slowly it is because it is my natural step.

— Hans Christian Andersen
Danish poet and short story writer (died August 4, 1875)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

August 4 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 886: on the death of Muhammad I, his son Al-Mundir is named sixth Umayyad emir in Cordoba.
  • 1135: on the Italian peninsula, Pisan troops attack the city of Amalfi.
  • 1435: in Ponza, the fleet of Alfonso V of Aragon is defeated by the Genoese.
  • 1484: King Ferdinand the Catholic recriminates the Council of Hundred of Barcelona for its opposition to the trials of the Inquisition.
  • 1496: on the island of Hispaniola, the Spanish Bartolomé Colón, brother of Christopher Columbus, founded the city of Santo Domingo, the first permanent European city in America and which today is the capital of the Dominican Republic.
  • 1526: four days after the death of his companion on the expedition to the Moluccas, Jofre García de Loaysa, dies on the Victoria ship Juan Sebastián Elcano, the Spanish navigator who in 1522 had completed the first round the world.
  • 1540: the city of Yungay is founded in Peru.
  • 1578: Battle of Alcazarquivir, between Portuguese and Moroccan troops, in which King Sebastián I of Portugal perished.
  • 1693: in the Champagne region (France), the friar Dom Perignon invented champagne.
  • 1704: in Gibraltar, after two days of Anglo-Dutch siege, the Spanish garrison of Gibraltar capitulates and Rear Admiral George Rooke takes possession of the square on behalf of England.
  • 1782: in Vienna (Austria) the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart marries his cousin Constanze Weber
  • 1789: in France, the National Assembly of the French Revolution abolishes the privileges of the aristocracy and the feudal regime.
  • 1800: the city of Sonsón is founded in Colombia.
  • 1818: the Academy of Young Midshipmen is created in Chile, currently known as the Arturo Prat Naval School.
  • 1846: the State of Iowa is admitted to the United States.
  • 1851: in Nicaragua, a military coup led by the conservative general Trinidad Muñoz overthrows President Laureano Pineda (1802-1853).
  • 1859: in Costa Rica, a group of soldiers kidnaps President Juan Rafael Mora Porras and transfers him by sea to Guatemala.
  • 1880: at the Vatican, Pope Leo XIII declares Saint Thomas Aquinas “patron” of all Catholic educational centers in the world.
  • 1881: in Seville (Spain) the record for the highest temperature in Europe is recorded: 50.0 ° C.
  • 1886: in Colombia, Rafael Núñez betrays the oath to defend the Constitution of Río Negro (1863) and promulgates the Constitution of the Republic of Colombia, which ends federalism and opens the way to 44 years of conservative hegemony that end with the arrival to the presidency of Enrique Olaya Herrera from Boyacá.
  • 1897: in the archaeological site of La Alcudia, in Elche (Spain) the Lady of Elche is discovered.
  • 1901: the deterioration of relations between Venezuela and Colombia creates an imminent danger of war.
  • 1903: in the Vatican, after five days of deliberations, the conclave of cardinals elects Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto pope, who adopts the pseudonym Pius X.
  • 1905: Argentina: a group of young people founded the Club Atlético Estudiantes, later known as Estudiantes de La Plata.
  • 1906: near Cabo de Palos (Spain) the Sirio was shipwrecked. More than two hundred people drowned.
  • 1907: in Morocco, the city of Casablanca is bombed by the French ship Galilée.
  • 1907: in La Coruña, Spain, the first issue of the magazine A Nosa Terra is published.
  • 1909: in Spain it is agreed to suppress the redemption of military service for money.
  • 1909: in Sweden, a general strike of 300,000 workers paralyzes the country.
  • 1909: thousands of Albanians demonstrate against the situation that is emerging in Crete.
  • 1911: Numancia coast guard crew members rebel but are captured, transferred to the Cuatro Torres castle (San Fernando) and prosecuted.
  • 1914: at the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires) the opera El Sueño del Alma, by the Argentine composer Carlos López Buchardo, is premiered.
  • 1914: in Belgium – in the framework of the First World War – the German army invades the country.
  • 1914: in Germany, the Reichstag unanimously approves war credits.
  • 1915: on the Vistula, the Austro-Hungarian troops occupy the city of Ivangorod.
  • 1917: the French inventor Lucien Lévy files the aforementioned patent for a heterodyne receiver.
  • 1919: Romanian forces enter Budapest and the Soviet leaders leave the country, in which the world defeat of communism is considered the first. The Hungarian Republic of Councils thus disappears after 133 days of existence.
  • 1921: Major General Juan Picasso González is appointed investigating judge to clarify the facts of the Annual Disaster.
  • 1922: Trilce, a poetic work by the Peruvian writer César Vallejo (1892-1938), is published.
  • 1925: in Czechoslovakia, the floods of the rivers during the summer cause serious floods.
  • 1927: in Spain, the Government prohibits women from working from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • 1933: In India, the British Government imprisons the Indian leader Mojandas Gandhi for his call to civil disobedience.
  • 1934: Bulgaria and the Soviet Union establish diplomatic relations.
  • 1934: In the UK, the Britannia wins the Cowes regatta for large yachts.
  • 1936: in Greece, faced with the political and social situation, King George II grants full powers to Metaxas, who begins to rule dictatorially.
  • 1937: the National Guard is founded in Venezuela following the model of the Spanish Civil Guard.
  • 1937: in Spain, the Government of Burgos (an area revolted during the Civil War) establishes the Statutes of FE de las JONS by decree.
  • 1943: Daugavpils (Latvia) recorded the highest temperature in the history of that country: 36.4 ° C.
  • 1944: on the western side of the city of Amsterdam (Netherlands) – in the context of the Jewish Holocaust – an informant who was never identified reveals to agents of the Nazi Grüne Polizei the hiding place (the Achterhuis) where the girl Anne Frank was hiding (13 years old) with his family since the German occupation, from July 9, 1942 to that date. Anne Frank is known for the diary she wrote during her time in hiding in the Achterhuis.
  • 1946: in Chile, Gabriel González Videla is elected president.
  • 1946: in the Soviet Union, the leader Stalin censors the disclosure of the film The Conspiracy of the Boyars, second part of Ivan, the Terrible, by S. M. Eisenstein.
  • 1950: in Venezuela, two strong earthquakes shake the west of the country: the city of El Tocuyo is totally destroyed.
  • 1950: Vichinsky, representative of the Soviet Union to the UN, calls for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Korea.
  • 1950: in the street of Malasaña (Madrid, Spain), 27 people are poisoned by the escape of chlorine gas from a bleach factory.
  • 1952: in Honolulu (Hawaii), the Pacific Council (made up of the United States, New Zealand and Australia) holds its first meeting and decides to create a permanent council.
  • 1955: in Bogotá (Colombia), the newspaper El Tiempo is closed by the military dictatorship of General Rojas Pinilla.
  • 1955: Belgian athlete Roger Moens breaks the world record for 800 meters, with a mark of 1m, 45s, 7/10. The previous record was held by the German Harbig since 1939.
  • 1956: the municipal band with which the so-called “campaign of silence” begins is published in Madrid.
  • 1957: Juan Manuel Fangio wins the German Grand Prix and becomes the Formula 1 world champion for the fifth time.
  • 1958: Spain joins the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
  • 1958: the cyclists Raúl Motos and Joaquín Polo die of heat stroke in the Tour of Portugal.
  • 1960: the III Congress of Academies of the Spanish Language, held in Bogotá, rejects the expression Latin America as incorrect.
  • 1960: the X-15 rocket plane reaches a new speed record for manned aircraft with a speed of 3440 km / h.
  • 1961: in the United Kingdom, the British Parliament approves the accession to the EEC proposed by the Government.
  • 1964: in Barcelona (Spain) the film The Spontaneous, by Jorge Grau, is released.
  • 1964: in North Vietnam, the American aviation begins to bomb the areas inhabited by civilians.
  • 1965: In the United States, President Lyndon Johnson asks Congress for the approval of 1.7 billion dollars for the reinforcement of the US military presence in Vietnam.
  • 1968: Israeli aviation attacks Palestinian command fields.
  • 1968: in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the San Lorenzo de Almagro soccer team was established as the first undefeated soccer champion in that country.
  • 1969: in Spain, a Spanish tennis player wins the Galea Tennis Cup.
  • 1970: in Granada (Spain) the collective agreement for the construction sector is approved, affecting 600 companies and 12,000 workers.
  • 1972: in Italy, the Black September organization sabotages an oil pipeline and causes 17 injuries.
  • 1974: an attack against the Roma-Munich expressway, claimed by the neo-fascists of the Black Order, causes 12 deaths and 48 wounded, all of them Italians.
  • 1975: in Peru, the Government deported several Peruvian politicians and journalists, among them national leaders of APRA and columnists of the magazine Marka.
  • 1976: in Spain, a Royal Decree is published granting amnesty for political crimes during the Franco dictatorship.
  • 1980: in the Caribbean islands, Hurricane Allen causes 70 deaths.
  • 1983: in Italy, Bettino Craxi is the first socialist to preside over a government in that country.
  • 1984: in Africa, the Republic of Upper Volta changes its name and is renamed Burkina Faso.
  • 1986: in Melbourne (Australia) the Picasso painting La mujer que llora is stolen from the National Museum, which would be returned days later.
  • 1986: the Soviet Union confirms the resumption of its consular relations with Israel.
  • 1988: King Hussein of Jordan sacks 21,000 officials after he relinquishes control of the West Bank.
  • 1989: the Government and the Nicaraguan opposition reach a pact to hold free elections next February and to demobilize the “contra”.
  • 1992: the general strike organized by Nelson Mandela against the racist South African government triumphs.
  • 1993: Tanzania: signing of a peace agreement ending three years of civil war.
  • 1994: Balkan War: Belgrade breaks with the Bosnian Serbs by rejecting the peace plan.
  • 1994: Cuba: the massive exodus of Cuban rafters begins.
  • 1994: Sudan: Sudan hands over to France the super-terrorist Carlos.
  • 1994: The illegal trade in plutonium is discovered.
  • 1996: the 1996 Olympic Games end in the city of Atlanta.
  • 1997: Jeanne Calment dies in Arles, France, the world’s oldest registered person. She was 122 years and 164 days old.
  • 1998: in Ecuador, a devastating earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale destroys the city of Bahía de Caráquez, leaving only one fatality.
  • 1999: Scotsman Georges Robertson becomes the new NATO Secretary General, replacing Spaniard Javier Solana.
  • 1999: Dow Chemical and Union Carbide announce their merger and create the second largest chemical group in the world, behind DuPont, also in the United States.
  • 2002: Spain: Nina Zhivanevskaia achieves the gold medal in the 50 meter backstroke at the European Swimming Championships, held in Berlin.
  • 2002: A chain of attacks, claimed by Hamas and the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, claims the lives of 15 people in Israel and the West Bank.
  • 2003: in the Spanish provinces of Salamanca and Ávila (Spain) a fire devastates 8000 hectares.
  • 2003: the Brazilian writer Rubem Fonseca receives the Juan Rulfo prize for his entire work.
  • 2004: Paraguay: five people accused of homicide are imprisoned for the fire in a shopping center in Asunción in which about 500 people died.
  • 2004: a Russian rocket launches the Amazonas satellite, the largest of the telecommunications company Hispasat.
  • 2004: Nigerian police discover more than 50 bodies in the south of the country, in areas where the practice of black magic is common.
  • 2007: the Phoenix space probe is launched bound for the planet Mars.
  • 2008: for the first time in its almost 33 years of history, a train collision occurs in the Santiago Metro. 7 people are injured.
  • 2011: in Chile, within the framework of student mobilizations, a large protest is held in defense of public education by university and secondary students, with strong police repression, and cacerolazos were heard in several cities of the country in support of the student movement.
  • 2012: American swimmer Michael Phelps wins his 22nd Olympic medal, surpassing the mark of 18 medals held by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latýnina, establishing himself as the highest medalist in the history of the Olympic Games and as the best swimmer in history .
  • 2014: in Bogotá (Colombia), the student Sergio Urrego (16) commits suicide due to the discrimination of which he was a victim at the Castillo Campestre Gymnasium school.
  • 2014: Pope Francis disavows and revokes the suspension a divinis from the exercise of the priesthood with which Pope John Paul II – thirty years earlier, in the framework of the Cold War – had punished Nicaraguan priests Ernesto Cardenal (59), Fernando Cardenal (50, brother of the previous one), Miguel d’Escoto (51) and Edgard Parrales, due to their attachment to liberation theology.
  • 2014: A threat forces a Qatar Airways plane to be guarded by a British fighter as it approached Manchester airport.
  • 2018: in Caracas, (Venezuela), during a speech on Avenida Bolívar, President Nicolás Maduro is the victim of an attack against him in an act commemorating the 81 years of the Bolivarian National Guard.
  • 2020: In Lebanon, a couple of massive explosions in the Port of Beirut left at least 135 dead, more than 5,000 injured and several missing.
  • 2021: in Tokyo 2020, in the debut of Skateboarding Park as an Olympic discipline, the 13-year-old girl Sky Brown after a magnificent presentation was consecrated with the bronze medal, leaving the local and world champion Misugu Okamoto without a podium and becoming the Youngest British athlete to stand on a podium in Olympic history.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

August 4 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1135: Humbert III of Savoy, French aristocrat (d. 1189).
  • 1222: Richard de Clare, English soldier (d. 1262).
  • 1290: Leopold I, Austrian aristocrat (d. 1326).
  • 1502: Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Dutch painter (d. 1550).
  • 1521: Urban VII, Italian pope (d. 1590).
  • 1703: Louis I of Orleans, French aristocrat (d. 1752).
  • 1755: Nicolas-Jacques Conté, French engineer, inventor of the modern pencil (d. 1805).
  • 1765: Domingo Matheu, Argentine businessman and politician, member of the First Junta (d. 1831).
  • 1783: Domingo de Caycedo and Sanz de Santamaría, Colombian military and politician (f. 1843).
  • 1792: Percy Bysshe Shelley, British lyric poet (d. 1822).
  • 1805: Sir William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1865).
  • 1819: Antonio Cua, Italian mathematician (d. 1899).
  • 1820: Pellegrino Artusi, Italian gourmet (d. 1911).
  • 1821 – Louis Vuitton, French designer (d. 1892).
  • 1825: Domingo Santa María, Chilean president between 1881 and 1886 (d. 1889).
  • 1826: Domenico Morelli, Italian painter (d. 1901).
  • 1834: Gaspar Núñez de Arce, Spanish poet and politician (d. 1903).
  • 1834: John Venn, British mathematician (d. 1923).
  • 1839: Walter Pater, British writer and art historian (d. 1894).
  • 1841: Guillermo Enrique Hudson, Argentine ornithologist and writer (d. 1922).
  • 1843: Aureliano Faifofer, Italian mathematician (d. 1909).
  • 1848: Domingo Almenara Butler, Peruvian lawyer and politician (d. 1931).
  • 1851: Francesco Paolo Michetti, Italian painter (d. 1929).
  • 1852: Claudio José Brindis de Salas, Cuban violinist (d. 1910).
  • 1859: Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer, Nobel Prize Winner for literature in 1920 (d. 1952).
  • 1860: Remigio Crespo Toral, Ecuadorian writer (d. 1939).
  • 1870: Simion Sanielevici, Romanian mathematician (d. 1963).
  • 1871: Enrique Molina Garmendia, Chilean philosopher and educator (d. 1964).
  • 1873: Dámaso Berenguer, Spanish military and politician (d. 1953).
  • 1880: Francisco Moreno Zuleta, Spanish politician (d. 1963).
  • 1884: Balázs Béla, Hungarian film critic and theorist (d. 1949).
  • 1884: Henrí Cornet, French cyclist (d. 1941).
  • 1889: William Keighley, American filmmaker
  • 1890: Adolfo Dolf Luque, Cuban baseball player (d. 1957).
  • 1891: José del Carmen Sánchez Magallanes, Mexican revolutionary (d. 1941).
  • 1900: Arturo Umberto Illia, Argentine president (d. 1983).
  • 1900: Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (the “Queen Mother”), British woman, wife of George VI (d. 2002).
  • 1900: Nabi Tajima, Japanese supercentennial (d. 2018)
  • 1901: Louis Armstrong, American trumpeter (d. 1971).
  • 1903: Teresa De Marzo, pioneer of Brazilian aviation (d. 1986).
  • 1903: Hans-Christoph Seebohm, German politician and minister (d. 1967).
  • 1904: Witold Gombrowicz, Polish writer and playwright (d. 1969).
  • 1906: María José of Belgium, Belgian aristocrat, wife of the Italian King Humberto II (f. 2001).
  • 1906: Harry Persson, Swedish actor (d. 1961).
  • 1906: Eugen Schuhmacher, German zoologist (d. 1973).
  • 1908: Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor and musician (d. 1994).
  • 1909: Glenn Cunningham, American athlete (d. 1988).
  • 1909: Eva Kemlein, German photographer (d. 2004).
  • 1909: Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian architect (d. 1994).
  • 1909: Saunders MacLane, American mathematician (d. 2005).
  • 1909: Otto Steiger, Swiss engineer (d. 1923).
  • 1910: William Schuman, American composer (d. 1992).
  • 1910: Anita Page, American actress (d. 2008).
  • 1910: Hedda Sterne, Romanian-American painter (d. 2011).
  • 1912: Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, philosopher and mountaineer (d. 1999).
  • 1912: Virgilio Piñera, Cuban writer (d. 1979).
  • 1912: Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat (d. 1947).
  • 1913: Robert Hayden, American poet (d. 1980).
  • 1915: Domingo Mania, Argentine actor (d. 1981).
  • 1920: Helen Thomas, American journalist (d. 2013).
  • 1922: Luis Aponte Martínez, Puerto Rican Archbishop (d. 2012)
  • 1924: Hilda Suárez, Argentine actress (f. 2006).
  • 1926: Julio Alfredo Egea, Spanish poet.
  • 1927: Jess Thomas, American tenor (f. 1993).
  • 1929: Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor (d. 1997).
  • 1930: Hans Dahlberg, Swedish actor.
  • 1930: Ali al-Sistani, Iraqi Muslim leader.
  • 1930: Götz Friedrich, German conductor and musician (d. 2000).
  • 1932: Guillermo Mordillo, Argentine graphic humorist.
  • 1932: Frances Elizabeth Allen, American computer scientist (d. 2020).
  • 1936: Assia Djebar, Algerian writer and literary critic (d. 2015).
  • 1940: Coriún Aharonián, Uruguayan composer and musicologist.
  • 1940: Juan Antonio García Díez, Spanish politician, Vice President of the Government (f. 1998).
  • 1940: Larry Knechtel, American rock keyboardist and guitarist (d. 2009).
  • 1941: Aníbal Tarabini, Argentine soccer player (d. 1997).
  • 1943: Vicente Álvarez Areces, Spanish politician, president of the Principality of Asturias between 1999 and 2011 (f. 2019).
  • 1944: Richard Belzer, American actor and comedian.
  • 1946: Sergio Marqués, Spanish politician, president of the Principality of Asturias between 1995 and 1999 (f. 2012).
  • 1946: Pierre-André Taguieff, French philosopher and political scientist.
  • 1947: Hubert Ingraham, Bahamian politician.
  • 1947: Klaus Schulze, German composer.
  • 1948: Ciriaco Cano, former soccer player and Spanish soccer coach.
  • 1949: Amparo Pamplona, ​​Spanish actress.
  • 1952: Daniel Bautista, Mexican athlete.
  • 1952: Moya Brennan, Irish singer.
  • 1954: Kike Morandé, Chilean television presenter and businessman.
  • 1955: Alberto R. Gonzales, American politician.
  • 1955: Billy Bob Thornton, American actor.
  • 1957: Valdis Valters, Latvian basketball player.
  • 1958: William Orbaugh, Guatemalan guitarist.
  • 1958: Edvaldo Oliveira Chaves, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1959: Blanca Andreu, Spanish poet.
  • 1959: Robbin Crosby, American musician of the band Ratt (d. 2002).
  • 1960: Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler.
  • 1960: José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish president (the fifth since the end of the Franco dictatorship).
  • 1961: Barack Obama, American lawyer and statesman, president of the United States between 2009 and 2017.
  • 1961: Lauren Tom, American voice actress.
  • 1962: Roger Clemens, American baseball player.
  • 1962: Paul Reynolds, British musician, of the band A Flock of Seagulls.
  • 1963: Martín Garitano, Spanish journalist and politician.
  • 1965: Neus Asensi, Spanish actress.
  • 1965: Dennis Lehane, American writer.
  • 1965: Fredrik Reinfeldt, 32nd Swedish Prime Minister.
  • 1966: Luc Leblanc, French professional cyclist.
  • 1967: Mike Marsh, American athlete.
  • 1968: Ignacio García Camacho, Spanish ex-cyclist.
  • 1968: Daniel Dae Kim, American actor.
  • 1968: Marcus Schenkenberg, Swedish model.
  • 1969: Max Cavalera, Brazilian musician.
  • 1969: Diego Latorre, Argentine footballer.
  • 1970: John August, American screenwriter.
  • 1971: Jeff Gordon, American racing driver.
  • 1972: Eva Amaral, Spanish singer, of the Amaral band.
  • 1972: Daniel Šarić, Croatian footballer.
  • 1972: Predrag Đorđević, Serbian footballer.
  • 1973: Francisco Javier De Pedro, Spanish footballer.
  • 1973: Marcos Roberto Silveira Reis, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1974: Kukín Flores, Peruvian soccer player. (f. 2019).
  • 1974: Kily González, Argentine soccer player.
  • 1975: Daniella van Graas, Dutch model and actress.
  • 1975: Fabiano Cezar Viegas, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1977: Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1977: Marek Heinz, Czech footballer.
  • 1977: Marco Brito, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1978: Kurt Busch, American racing driver.
  • 1978: Ricardo Serrano González, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1978: Ibán Espadas Zubizarreta, Spanish footballer.
  • 1979: Celso Moraes, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1979: Daniela Chmet, Italian triathlete.
  • 1981: Manuel Lloret Zaragozi, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1981: Meghan de Sussex, former American actress.
  • 1981: Simone Del Nero, Italian footballer.
  • 1983: Nathaniel Buzolic, Australian actor.
  • 1985: Mark Milligan, Australian footballer.
  • 1985: Marco Russ, German footballer.
  • 1985: Ha Seung-Jin, South Korean basketball player.
  • 1985: Antonio Valencia, Ecuadorian soccer player.
  • 1985: Alexis Ruano, Spanish footballer.
  • 1985: Robbie Findley, American footballer.
  • 1986: Oleg Ivanov, Russian footballer.
  • 1987: Jang Keun-suk, South Korean actor, singer, dancer and model.
  • 1988: Tom Parker, British singer, of the band The Wanted.
  • 1988: Daniel Carriço, Portuguese footballer.
  • 1989: Jessica Mauboy, Australian singer and actress.
  • 1989: Fabiana da Silva Simões, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1990: David Lama, Austrian mountaineer (f. 2019).
  • 1990: Betsy Hassett, New Zealand footballer.
  • 1991: Graeme Shinnie, Scottish footballer.
  • 1991: Christian Clemens, German footballer.
  • 1992: Dylan Sprouse, American actor.
  • 1992: Cole Sprouse, American actor.
  • 1993: Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Italian footballer.
  • 1994: Orlando Arcia, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1994: Alejandra Lara, Colombian fighter.
  • 1995: Andreas Vindheim, Norwegian footballer.
  • 1995: Bruna Marquezine, Brazilian actress and model.
  • 1997: Yekaterina Riábova, Russian singer.
  • 1997: Cinzia Zehnder, Swiss footballer.
  • 1999: Saku Ylätupa, Finnish footballer.
  • 2000: Guðný Árnadóttir, Icelandic footballer.
  • 2000: Gala Montes, Mexican actress.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

August 4 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 886: Muhammad I, Cordoba independent emir (b. 852).
  • 1060: Henry I, French King (b. 1031).
  • 1265: Simon de Monfort, leader of the British aristocrats (“nobles”) (b. 1208).
  • 1306: Wenceslas III, Bohemian King (b. 1289).
  • 1338: Thomas of Brotherton, English aristocrat (b.1300), son of Edward I.
  • 1526: Juan Sebastián Elcano, was a Spanish sailor who completed the first return to Earth (b. 1480).
  • 1578: Sebastian the Desire, Portuguese King (b. 1554).
  • 1639: Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, Mexican playwright (b. 1581).
  • 1792: John Burgoyne, British general and playwright (b. 1723).
  • 1795: Francisco Bayeu, Spanish painter (b. 1734).
  • 1871: Henri Lecoq, French botanist (b.1802).
  • 1873: Víktor Hartmann, Russian architect, sculptor and painter (b. 1834).
  • 1875: Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer (b.1805).
  • 1890: Salvador Albacete, Spanish politician (b. 1827).
  • 1900: Etienne Lenoir, Belgian engineer, creator of the internal combustion engine (b. 1872).
  • 1900: Ary Renan, symbolist painter, poet, writer and French political activist (b. 1857).
  • 1925 – Charles W. Clark, American baritone (b. 1865).
  • 1927: Eugène Atget, French photographer (b. 1857).
  • 1930: Siegfried Wagner, German composer, son of Richard Wagner (b.1869).
  • 1938: Pearl White, American actress (b. 1889).
  • 1962: Marilyn Monroe, American actress, model and singer (b.1926).
  • 1966: Helen Tamiris, American dancer and choreographer (b.1905).
  • 1972: Norah Lange, Argentine writer (b. 1905).
  • 1973: Eddie Condon, American musician (b.1905).
  • 1976: Enrique Angelelli, Argentine bishop, assassinated by the Videla dictatorship (b.1923).
  • 1977: Ernst Bloch, German philosopher (b. 1885).
  • 1977: Antonio Machín, Cuban singer (b.1903).
  • 1980: Vicente de la Mata, Argentine soccer player (b.1918).
  • 1981: Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b.1901).
  • 1982: Carlos Sabat Ercasty, Uruguayan poet (b. 1887).
  • 1988: Ofelia Uribe de Acosta, Colombian politician (b.1900).
  • 1990: Éttore Maserati, Italian businessman, creator of a Formula 1 team.
  • 1991: Cassen (Casto Sendra Barrufet), Spanish humorist (b.1928).
  • 1992: Seicho Matsumoto, Japanese writer (b.1909).
  • 1994: Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician and journalist (b. 1925).
  • 1997: Jeanne Calment, French citizen who lived 122 years (b. 1875).
  • 1998: José Ángel Conchello, Mexican politician (b.1923).
  • 1999: José de Torres Wilson, Uruguayan historian (b.1931).
  • 1999: Victor Mature (Vittore Maturi), American actor of Italian origin (b. 1913).
  • 2000: Gala Montes, Mexican actress.
  • 2003: Chung Mong Hun, son of the founder of the Korean group Hyundai.
  • 2003: Frederick Chapman Robbins, American physician, 1954 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (b.1916).
  • 2004: Pablo González del Amo, Spanish film editor (b. 1927).
  • 2006: Julio Galán, Mexican contemporary art painter (b. 1959).
  • 2006: Toni Schneiders, German photographer (b.1920).
  • 2006: Carlos García, Argentine pianist and composer (b.1914).
  • 2007: Lee Hazlewood, American composer (b.1929).
  • 2007: Raul Hilberg, Austrian Jewish historian (b.1926).
  • 2009: Julián Lago, Spanish journalist and presenter (b. 1946).
  • 2010: Manuel Ayau, Guatemalan businessman, educator and politician (b.1925).
  • 2010: Héctor Herrera Álvarez, Mexican humorist, actor and politician (b. 1934).
  • 2011: Naoki Matsuda, Japanese footballer (b. 1977).
  • 2012: Julio López, Argentine actor (b.1934).
  • 2013: Inmaculada Cruz, Spanish politician (b.1960).
  • 2013: Renato Ruggiero, Italian politician (b.1930).
  • 2013: Lilian Valmar, Argentine actress (b.1927).
  • 2014: Rodolfo Motta, Argentine footballer and coach (b. 1944).
  • 2014: Sergio Urrego, Colombian student (b. 1997).
  • 2020: Frances Elizabeth Allen, American computer scientist (b.1932).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

August 4 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Argentina: Baker’s Day.
  • Cook Islands: Constitution Day.
  • Spain:
    • Basque Country, Álava, Vitoria – La Blanca festivities in honor of the Virgen Blanca (Fixed dates: August 4 – August 9).
    • Basque Country, Álava, Zalduendo de Álava – Tribute to «Celedón».
    • Andalucía, Málaga, Benalauría – Fair in honor of Santo Domingo de Guzmán.
    • Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, Agaete – Fair in honor of Our Lady of the Snows.
    • La Rioja, Rincón de Soto – Festival of the Virgen de Carravieso.
    • Andalusia, Almería, Roquetas de Mar, El Solanillo neighborhood – Festivities of the Virgin Mary of the Mother Church.
  • Guatemala: The Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala on the website: traditions / patron saint festivities / Official page of the MCD of Guatemala gives the following patron saint festivities on August 4 in honor of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, which is the 8 of August.
    • Cobán (Alta Verapaz): Santo Domingo de Guzmán, which is on August 8.
    • Mixco: Santo Domingo de Guzmán, which is on August 8.
    • Sacapulas (Quiché) Santo Domingo de Guzmán, which is the 8th of August.
    • Santo Domingo Xenacoj (Sacatepéquez): Santo Domingo de Guzmán, which is on August 8.
    • Santo Domingo Suchitepequez (Suchitepéquez): Santo Domingo de Guzmán, which is on August 8.
  • Mexico:
    • Aramberri (Nuevo León): Avocado Fair (fixed dates: July 29 to August 4).
  • Peru: Judge’s Day
  • Nicaragua:
    • In Managua, the patron saint festivities are celebrated in honor of its patron Santo Domingo de Guzmán through a joyous tour that takes place annually along the different streets of the eastern neighborhoods of the city.
  • El Salvador: Public holiday.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 4 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint John Marie Vianney (Holy cure of Ars; patron of priests)
  • Saint Aristarchus of Thessaloniki
  • Saint Eleutherius of Tarsia (Roman martyr)
  • Saint Euphronius of Tours
  • Saint Ia of Persia
  • Saint Hyacinth of Rome
  • Saint Onuphrius (hermit)
  • Saint Rainier of Split
  • Saint Reuben (stylite)
  • Blessed Cecilia of Bologna
  • Blessed Henry Krzysztofik
  • Blessed Frederick Janssoone
  • Blessed Gonzalo Gonzalo
  • Blessed William Horne.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

August 4 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♌ Leo:
  • Dorian, August 4, 2021.
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