October 4 in history

October 4 events chronologically

23 Rebels capture and sack the Chinese capital Chang'an during a peasant rebellion. They kill and decapitate the emperor, Wang Mang, two days later
610 Heraclius arrives by ship from Africa at Constantinople, overthrows Byzantine Emperor Phocas and becomes Emperor
1227 Assassination of Caliph al-Adil
1302 A peace treaty between the Byzantine Empire and the Republic of Venice ends the Byzantine–Venetian War (1296–1302)
1363 End of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the Chinese rebel forces of Zhu Yuanzhang defeat that of his rival, Chen Youliang, in one of the largest naval battles in history
1511 Formation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France
1535 The first complete English-language Bible (the Coverdale Bible) is printed, with translations by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale

Top 7 most famous people born on October 4

1822 Rutherford B. Hayes the 19th President of the United States. As president, he oversaw the end of Reconstruction, began the efforts that led to civil service reform, and attempted to reconcile the divisions left over from the Civil War and Reconstruction
1895 Buster Keaton an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, filmmaker, stunt performer, and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face"
1919 Isaac Asimov an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books. Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification
1923 Charlton Heston an American actor and political activist.
1941 Anne Rice an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, revolving around the central character of Lestat. Books from The Vampire Chronicles were the subject of two film adaptations, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles in 1994, and Queen of the Damned in 2002
1946 Chuck Hagel an American politician who is the 24th and current United States Secretary of Defense since February 2013. He served as United States Senator from Nebraska from 1997 to 2009. On November 24, 2014, the White House announced that Hagel had tendered his resignation from his position as Secretary of Defense, effective as soon as the Senate confirms his replacement
1946 Susan Sarandon an American actress. She is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2009 Stockholm International Film Festival and was honoured for her "Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema" at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival

Top 7 most famous people died on October 4

1582 Teresa of Ávila a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, an author of the Counter Reformation and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along with John of the Cross
1669 Rembrandt a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age when Dutch Golden Age painting, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres in painting
1947 Max Planck a German theoretical physicist who originated quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918.
1970 Janis Joplin an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. Her first ever large scale public performance was at the Monterey Pop Festival, this led her to becoming very popular and one of the major attractions to the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Joplin charted five singles, and other popular songs from her four-year solo career include "Down on Me", "Summertime", "Piece of My Heart", "Ball 'n' Chain", "Maybe", "To Love Somebody", "Kozmic Blues", "Work Me, Lord", "Cry Baby", "Mercedes Benz", and her only number one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee"
1982 Glenn Gould a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He was particularly renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard music of Johann Sebastian Bach. His playing was distinguished by remarkable technical proficiency and capacity to articulate the polyphonic texture of Bach's music
1992 Denny Hulme a New Zealand racing driver, the 1967 Formula One World Champion for the Brabham team. Between his debut at Monaco in 1965 and his final race in the 1974 US Grand Prix, he started 112 Grand Prix, resulting eight victories and 33 trips to the podium. He also finished third in the overall standing in 1968 and 1972
2013 Võ Nguyên Giáp a General in the Vietnam People's Army and a politician. He first grew to prominence during World War II, where he served as the military leader of the Viet Minh resistance against the Japanese occupation of Vietnam. Giáp was a principal commander in two wars: the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War. He participated in the following historically significant battles: Lạng Sơn , Hòa Bình , Điện Biên Phủ , the Tết Offensive , the Easter Offensive , and the final Ho Chi Minh Campaign