Died On February 4th

Discover the most famous people who died on February 4. The list includes people like Liberace, Carl Rogers, Carl Albert, Maurice White, Satyendra Nath Bose. Famous personalities featured on this list, include jazz musicians, composers, actors and artists and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, Italy, India & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Karen Carpenter
(Singer & Drummer Known for Her Distinctive Three-Octave Contralto Vocal Range)
Karen Carpenter
35
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: 1983

One half of the popular musical duo The Carpenters, Karen Carpenter was an American drummer and singer. Her death at age 32 and life-long struggles with eating disorders led to increased awareness of conditions like anorexia and body dysmorphia, which were little-known at the time. In 2010, Carpenter was named on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers of all time list.

 2 
John Mahoney
(Known for Playing 'Martin Crane' on the NBC Sitcom 'Frasier')
John Mahoney
9
Birthdate: June 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Died: 2018
English-born American actor, John Mahoney left his job in medical journalism in his late thirties to embark on an acting career. He first became known for his roles in films like Moonstruck, Tin Men, Eight Men Out. He was best known for playing Martin Crane on the NBC sitcom Frasier for which he also bagged a Screen Actors Guild Award. 
 3 
Liberace
(Pianist, Actor, Singer and the Highest-Paid Entertainer in the World From the 1950s to 1970s)
Liberace
26
Birthdate: May 16, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1987
Known as “Mr. Showmanship,” pianist, singer, and actor Liberace shot to fame with The Liberace Show, which he ended regularly with his theme song I'll Be Seeing You. The highest-paid entertainer from the 1950s-1970s, he performed in concerts and tours frequently. He also released several autobiographies and cookbooks.
 4 
Maurice White
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: 2016
 5 
Carl Rogers
(Psychologist)
Carl Rogers
22
Birthdate: January 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oak Park
Died: 1987

Psychologist Carl Rogers was the first to introduce a client-centric approach to psychotherapy and addressed the patient as the client. Besides working on troubled children, he also taught at various institutes, such as the University of Chicago. On Becoming a Person remains one of his best-known books.

 6 
Septimius Severus
(Roman Emperor from 193 to 211)
Septimius Severus
12
Birthdate: April 11, 0145
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leptis Magna, Libya
Died: 0211
Roman emperor Septimius Severus reigned from 193 to 211. He worked in the senate under Marcus Aurelius and gained strength following the death of Pertinax. He killed incumbent emperor Didius Julianus and annexed many kingdoms, such as Osroene. While on an invasion of Scotland, he died of an infectious disease.
 7 
Ossie Davis
(Former actor who appeared in films with wife Ruby Dee)
Ossie Davis
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cogdell, Georgia, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Betty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)
Betty Friedan
11
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: eoria, Illinois, United States
Died: 2004
 9 
John Dehner
5
Birthdate: November 23, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Died: 1992
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Patricia Highsmith
(Novelist)
Patricia Highsmith
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: 1995
 11 
Satyendra Nath Bose
(Indian Mathematician and Physicist, Best Known for His Work on Quantum Mechanics)
Satyendra Nath Bose
40
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: 1974

Best known for working with Albert Einstein to form Bose–Einstein statistics, Indian scientist Satyendra Nath Bose was a master of quantum mechanics. He played the esraj, loved poetry, and had mastered quite a few languages. The Padma Vibhushan winner was also made a Fellow of The Royal Society.

 12 
Matti Nykänen
(Finnish Ski jumper and Four-Time Olympic Gold Medallist)
Matti Nykänen
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jyväskylä, Finland
Died: 2019

Matti Nykänen was a Finnish ski jumper widely considered to be the greatest male ski jumper of all time. Over the course of his career, he won five Winter Olympic medals and nine World Championship medals. He won the International Masters Championship for veteran ski jumpers in 2008. He had a tumultuous personal life and faced several legal issues.

 13 
Daniel arap Moi
(Second President of Kenya)
Daniel arap Moi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacho, Kenya
Died: 2020
Daniel arap Moi was a Kenyan politician best remembered for his service as the President of Kenya from 22 August 1978 to 30 December 2002. Kenya's longest-serving president, Moi was regarded by many as an authoritarian and his regime was deemed dictatorial. During his presidency, Daniel arap Moi was accused of human rights abuses by organizations like Amnesty International.
 14 
Edgar Mitchell
(American Astronaut Who was the Sixth Person to Walk on the Moon)
Edgar Mitchell
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hereford, Texas, United States
Died: 2016

Edgar Mitchell was an American aviator, United States Navy officer, test pilot, NASA astronaut, ufologist, and aeronautical engineer. In 1971, Mitchell became only the sixth person ever to walk on the Moon. Over the course of his illustrious career, Edgar Mitchell was honored with several prestigious awards, such as the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.   

 15 
Louis Jordan
(Singer, Actor, Saxophonist, Jazz musician)
Louis Jordan
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arkansas
Died: 1975
 16 
Hendrik Lorentz
(Dutch Physicist and Winner of the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Hendrik Lorentz
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 18, 1853
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arnhem, Netherlands
Died: 1928

Nobel Prize-winning Dutch physicist Hendrik Lorentz, a major figure of the Second Dutch Golden Age, is remembered for his discovery of the Zeeman effect, along with his former student Pieter Zeeman, who shared the Nobel with Lorentz. His research on electromagnetic radiation prepared ground for Einstein’s special theory of relativity.

 17 
Una O Connor
(Actress)
Una O Connor
1
Birthdate: October 23, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belfast, Ireland
Died: 1959
 18 
Carl Albert
(Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives)
Carl Albert
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 10, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: McAlester
Died: 2000
 19 
Barbara McNair
(Singer)
Barbara McNair
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 4, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: 2007
 20 
George Nader
(Actor)
George Nader
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: 2002

American actor/writer George Nader is best known for his iconic films such as Sins of Jezebel and Congo Crossing. With his 6’1” frame, the actor mostly earned "beefcake" roles. Though not openly gay, he lived with his partner Mark Miller. An eye injury later forced him to retire from acting.

 21 
Iannis Xenakis
(Greek-French Composer Who Pioneered the Use of Mathematical Models in Music)
Iannis Xenakis
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brăila, Romania
Died: 2001

Born to Greek parents in Romania, Iannis Xenakis was inspired to take up music by his parents, especially his pianist mother. He lost an eye in the Greek resistance during World War II but later excelled as an architect, musician, and mathematician in France, merging music and math through his musique stochastique.

 22 
Donald Byrd
(Musician)
Donald Byrd
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: 2013
 23 
Tura Satana
(Known for Her Role as Killer Go-Go Dancer 'Varla' in Russ Meyer’s Cult Film 'Faster, Pussycat!')
Tura Satana
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hokkaido, Japan
Died: 2011

Tura Satana was a Japanese American vedette, exotic dancer, and actress. She achieved popularity after the release of her 1965 American exploitation film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! where she portrayed the role of Varla. Satana's career took a backseat in 1981 when she met with an accident. She then made a comeback in 2002 and remained active until her death.

 24 
Essie Mae Washington-Williams
(American Educator Best Known as the Daughter of Former Governor of South Carolina, Strom Thurmond)
Essie Mae Washington-Williams
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina, United States
Died: 2013

In 2003, Essie Mae Washington-Williams made headlines when she announced that she was the illegitimate, bi-racial child of senator Strom Thurmond and his Black maid. It is believed Essie’s mother was 16 when she had her, and that Thurmond didn’t accept her, as he was politically pro-segregation.

 25 
Florence Green
(Servicewoman)
Florence Green
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 19, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edmonton, London Edmonton, County of London London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland UK
Died: 2012
 26 
J. J. Johnson
(Trombonist)
J. J. Johnson
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: 2001
 27 
Dianne Durham
(American Artistic Gymnast)
Dianne Durham
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States
Died: 2021

Dianne Durham was an artistic gymnast who won the all-around senior title at the women's US National Championships in 1983, becoming the first African American athlete to do so. She suffered from injuries that put a premature end to her brilliant career, and she had to retire in 1985. Later on, she ran the Skyline Gymnastics school in Chicago. 

 28 
Doris Coley
(Musician)
Doris Coley
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2000
 29 
Giambattista della Porta
(Scholar, Polymath)
Giambattista della Porta
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Birthdate: November 1, 1535
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vico Equense, Italy
Died: 1615

Giambattista della Porta was an Italian scholar, polymath, and playwright. He was active in Naples at the time of the Scientific Revolution and Reformation in the 16th century. He was knowledgeable in different fields, including occult philosophy, astrology, meteorology, alchemy, mathematics, and natural philosophy. In his later years, he collected rare specimens and grew exotic plants. 

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Howard Hill
(American Archer)
Howard Hill
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilsonville, Alabama, United States
Died: 1975
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Theodoros Kolokotronis
(Greek General and The Greatest Leader of the 'Greek Revolution of 1821')
Theodoros Kolokotronis
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ramovouni, Greece
Died: 1843

Theodoros Kolokotronis was a Greek general and the greatest leader of the Greek Revolution of 1821 against the Ottoman Empire. He is credited with defeating Mahmud Dramali Pasha's Ottoman army at the Battle of Dervenakia, which is widely regarded as Kolokotronis' greatest success. Today, Theodoros Kolokotronis is ranked among the most important figures in the Greek War of Independence.

 32 
Lena Nyman
(Film Actress)
Lena Nyman
1
Birthdate: May 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2011
 33 
Reg Presley
(Singer-songwriter)
Reg Presley
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 12, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Andover, England
Died: 2013
 34 
Luigi Russolo
(First noise artist)
Luigi Russolo
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 30, 1885
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Portogruaro, Italy
Died: 1947
 35 
Piet Cronjé
(South African Boer General During the Anglo-Boer Wars)
Piet Cronjé
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1836
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cape Colony, South Africa
Died: 1911

Piet Cronjé was a South African Boer general who participated in both the Anglo-Boer Wars. He besieged the British garrison at Potchefstroom during the First Boer War, making a reputation for himself. He was the general commanding in the western theatre of war during the Second Boer War. He was defeated at the Battle of Paardeberg and surrendered. 

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Constanzo Beschi
(Poet)
Constanzo Beschi
0
Birthdate: November 8, 1680
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy
Died: 1747
 37 
Sigvard Bernadotte
(Count of Wisborg)
Sigvard Bernadotte
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2002
 38 
Jim Ameche
(Actor, Radio personality)
Jim Ameche
0
Birthdate: August 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
Died: 1983
 39 
Alan Baker
(English Mathematician)
Alan Baker
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 2018
 40 
Étienne-Louis Boullée
(Architect)
Étienne-Louis Boullée
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: February 12, 1728
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1799

Étienne-Louis Boullée was a French architect and visionary whose work continues to have a massive impact on the works of contemporary architects. A highly respected architect during his time, Boullée served as the chief architect under Frederick II of Prussia. Étienne-Louis Boullée is widely regarded as one of the most influential and prominent personalities of French neoclassical architecture. 

 41 
Amadou Diallo
(Was fatally shot by four New York City Police Department)
Amadou Diallo
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sinoe County, Liberia
Died: 1999
 42 
Rabanus Maurus
(Frankish Benedictine Monk, Theologian and Author of Encyclopaedia 'De rerum naturis')
Rabanus Maurus
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0780 AD
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: 0856

Apart from being a Benedictine monk, Rabanus Maurus was also a talented author and is remembered for his 22-volume encyclopaedia On the Natures of Things. He enriched German language and literature and this gained the nickname Teacher of Germany. His works also include translations and commentaries.

 43 
Neal Cassady
(Major Figure of the 'Beat Generation' of the 1950s and the 'Psychedelic' and 'Counterculture' Movements of the 1960s)
Neal Cassady
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah
Died: 1968
 44 
Natalya Naryshkina
(Tsaritsa of Russia)
Natalya Naryshkina
0
Birthdate: September 1, 1651
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: 1694

Natalya Naryshkina reigned as the Tsaritsa of Russia between 1671 and 1676. She later served as regent of Russia when her son Peter the Great became Tsar Peter I of Russia in 1682. Natalya Naryshkina was regarded as an influential personality when she was a regent of Russia. 

 45 
Saint Cyril
(Theologian)
Saint Cyril
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0826 AD
Birthplace: Thessaloniki, Greece
Died: 0869
 46 
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
(Novelist)
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1835
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1915
 47 
Benyoucef Benkhedda
(Algerian Politician Who Served as the Head of Government of Algeria From 1961 to 1962)
Benyoucef Benkhedda
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berrouaghia, Algeria
Died: 2003

Benyoucef Benkhedda was an Algerian politician who played an important role during the Algerian War of Independence. At the end of the war, Benkhedda briefly served as the Head of Government of Algeria from 1961 to 1962. 

 48 
Josh Evans
(American football player)
Josh Evans
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Langdale, Alabama, United States
Died: 2021
 49 
Savielly Tartakower
(Polish-French Chess Player and Former International Grandmaster)
Savielly Tartakower
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Died: 1956

Polish and French chess-professional Savielly Tartakower achieved several feats including winning the Polish Chess Championship twice. Counted among the most distinguished chess personalities of his time, Tartakower received the title of International Grandmaster (IGM) in 1950, the year FIDE created the title. Tartakower was also noted for his numerous aphorisms, often called Tartakoverisms; and as a chess journalist and author.

 50 
Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor
(Photojournalist)
Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor
1
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 28, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: 1966