Were You Born On February 4?

February 4 is an incredibly important date in sports history.

  • 1915 – the Yankees purchased Wally Pipp from the Detroit Tigers. He went on to be arguably the most infamous player to be replaced in Yankees history.
  • 1956 – MLB created the Cy Young Award.

Were you born on the Fourth of February?

Of course, it isn’t as sexy or prestigious as the Fourth of July, but it’s still an outstanding day to have been born. Here are a few other notable 2/4 babies:

  • Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer
  • Ludwig Prandtl, Germany, physicist (father of aerodynamics)
  • Paul Althaus, German theologist
  • Isabel Perón, former president of Argentina, first non-royal female head of state in the Western Hemisphere
  • Jenny Shipley, New Zealand’s first woman prime minister
  • Cairine Ray Wilson, first female Canadian senator
  • Ludwig Erhard, chancellor of Germany
  • Clyde William Tombaugh, US, astronomer (discovered Pluto)
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist
  • Betty Friedan, author
  • Conrad Bain, actor (old dude on Diff’rent Strokes)
  • Michael Beck, actor (Swan in The Warriors)
  • George A. Romero, director (Night of the Living Dead)
  • John Steel, drummer, The Animals
  • Phil Ehart, drummer, Kansas
  • Jeff Schroeder, guitarist, Smashing Pumpkins
  • Rick Burch, guitarist, Jimmy Eat World
  • Kevin John Wasserman aka Noodles, guitarist, The Offspring
  • David Brenner, comedian
  • Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • Doug Fister, pitcher, Washington Nationals
  • Dallas Drake, hockey player
  • Hannibal Buress, comedian
  • Nicole Wood, Miss April 1993 (Playboy)
  • Brandy Ledford, Penthouse’s 1992 Pet of the Year
  • Cam’ron, rapper
  • Allen Forrest aka Matchstik, rapper
  • Kimberly Wyatt, singer, Pussycat Dolls



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