August 4th

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August 19, 2022

August 4 is the 216th day (217th day in a leap year) in the Gregorian calendar.

Events

1914 – World War I: Britain declares war on Germany, while the United States declares the country's neutrality. 1916 - The United States buys the Virgin Islands from Denmark for 25 million US dollars. 1949 - The Hatta I Cabinet, based in Yogyakarta, finished its duties and was replaced by the Hatta II Cabinet. 1983 - A coup by Blaise Compaoré makes Thomas Sankara President of Upper Volta. 1984 - Volta Hulu changes its name to Burkina Faso. 1992 - Badminton at the 1992 Summer Olympics: Alan Budikusuma and Susi Susanti contributed gold medals for Indonesia in the men's singles and women's singles. 2011 - Cut the Rope: Experiments game is released. 2016 - The feature film 3 Heroine is released. 2019 - Simultaneous power outages at PJB due to transmission disruptions from Ungaran to Sularaya Cilegon

Birth

1521 - Pope Urban VII (d.1590). 1821 - Louis Vuitton, a French designer (d. 1892). 1859 - Knut Hamsun, Norwegian romance writer (d. 1952). 1894 – Carlos Coimbra da Luz, 22nd president of Brazil (d. 1961). 1900 - Arturo Umberto Illia, president of Argentina (d. 1983). 1900 – Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen of George VI of the United Kingdom (d. 2002). 1901 - Louis Armstrong, American jazz musician (d. 1971). 1918 - Siswondo Parman, hero of the Indonesian revolution (d. 1965). 1942 – David Lange, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 2005) 1952 - Debby Cynthia Dewi, model 1952 - Estanislau Aleixo da Silva, Prime Minister of Timor Leste 1955 - Alberto Gonzales, United States Attorney General 1955 - Billy Bob Thornton, singer from the United States 1959 - Marcia Gay Harden, actress from the United States 1960 – José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain 1961 – Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States 1963 - Keith Maurice Ellison, United States politician 1965 – Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden 1971 – Jeff Gordon, American race car driver, four-time NASCAR overall champion. 1972 – Predrag orđević, Serbian midfielder 1977 - Luís Boa Morte, Portuguese left-wing midfielder 1977 - Marek Heinz, Czech forward 1985 - Mark Milligan, Australian player 1992 - Simran Pareenja, Indian actress 1993 - Putri Marino, Indonesian actress 1995 - Bruna Markuezine, Brazilian actress. 1999 - Rissanda Putri Tuarissa, former member of Indonesian idol group JKT48

Died

1783 - Johannes Rach, Danish painter (b. 1720). 1875 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish writer and poet (b. 1805). 1922 - Enver Pasha, Turkish military leader (b. 1881). 1957 – Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (b. 1869). 1970 - Iwan Simatupang, Indonesian novelist (b. 1928). 2003 - Frederick Chapman Robbins, Nobel laureate in Physiology (b. 1916) 2009 - Mbah Surip, Indonesian singer (b. 1957). 2016 - Likas Tarigan, wife of Djamin Ginting (b. 1924) 2017 - Ryan Thamrin, Indonesian doctor and presenter (b. 1977)

Holidays and anniversaries

1989 - Hijri New Year 1410.3 August - 4 August - 5 August