April 4 — Admiral Yamamoto

"A military man can scarcely pride himself on having 'smitten a sleeping enemy;' it is more a matter of shame, simply, for the one smitten. I would rather you made your appraisal after seeing what the enemy does, since it is certain that, angered and outraged, he will soon launch a determined counterattack."

Yamamoto Isoroku, Japanese admiral born April 4, 1884