Famous Birthdays on this Day, February 25:

1398 - Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
1591 - Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
1635 - Walraad, the Elder, Dutch fieldmarshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen
1643 - Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95)
1663 - Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
1680 - Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer
1682 - Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)
1692 - Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)
1707 - Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)
1714 - Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
1714 - René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
1725 - Armand-Louis Couperin, Paris France, organist/composer (Notre Dame)
1725 - Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
1727 - Armand-Louis Couperin, composer
1731 - Simon Stijl, Frisian physician/writer
1732 - Robert Hudson, composer
1735 - Ernst William Wolf, composer
1752 - John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)
1778 - Jose Francisco de San Martin, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru
1788 - Mateo Ferrer, composer
1794 - Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam
1807 - George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), died in 1876
1808 - James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1809 - George Washington Cullom, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
1811 - Carl Schuberth, composer
1814 - Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]
1815 - Robert Hall Chilton, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1832 - Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
1833 - Clement Anselm Evans, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1833 - Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress
1840 - Alexis Hollander, composer
1840 - Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Climax of Theories)
1841 - Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor
1842 - Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
1847 - John Watson, Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism)
1855 - George Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)
1855 - Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet (d. 1886)
1856 - Charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1876]
1860 - Menso Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/water colors painter
1860 - William James Ashley, English economic-historian
1866 - Benedetto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
1868 - Anthony J Block, Dutch lawyer (strafproces)
1871 - Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
1873 - Enrico Caruso, Naples Italy, operatic tenor (Faust)
1876 - Charles Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1856]
1877 - Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
1879 - Otakar Ostrcil, composer
1881 - William Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)
1882 - Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
1883 - Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone (d. 1981)
1885 - Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak (d. 1971)
1887 - Leonard Carey, England, actor (Laughter)
1888 - John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59)
1889 - Homer S. Ferguson, United States Senator (d. 1982)
1890 - Myra Hess, London England, concert pianist
1894 - Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
1894 - Howard Wendell, Poland, actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
1894 - Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
1895 - DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
1895 - Henri Martelli, composer
1896 - John J McClellan, (Sen-D-Ark)
1898 - William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
1899 - Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
1900 - Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
1901 - Federico Ghisi, composer
1901 - [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, NYC, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers)
1902 - Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
1902 - Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
1903 - King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
1904 - Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)
1906 - Boris Papandopulo, composer
1906 - Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
1906 - Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
1906 - Warren Hymer, NYC, actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob)
1907 - Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
1907 - Shimen Rushkin, Poland, actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time)
1908 - Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
1909 - Edgar Pangborn, US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
1909 - John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather, writer
1910 - Millicent Fenwick, NYC, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury)
1912 - Richard Wattis, England, actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl)
1912 - Brenda Joyce, American actress
1913 - Gert Froebe, Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)
1913 - Jim Backus, Cleve, actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan Is)
1914 - John Arlott, cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
1916 - Ian Wallace, British CEO
1916 - Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
1916 - Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
1917 - Alex Gordon, architect
1917 - Anthony Burgess, essayist/novelist (Clockwork Orange)
1917 - Asta E R Elstak, Suriname/Dutch social worker
1918 - Henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
1918 - Robert Lorimer "Bobby" Riggs, US tennis star (US Open 1939, 41)
1918 - Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
1918 - Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)
1919 - F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
1919 - Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
1919 - Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
1920 - Antony Duff, diplomat
1920 - Hayes Gordon, Boston MA, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room)
1920 - Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
1922 - Matti Rautio, composer
1923 - Roger Parker, Lord Justice of Appeal
1924 - Peg Ridge, peace campaigner
1925 - Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
1926 - Harvey McGregor, QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
1927 - Dick Jones, Snyder Tx, actor (Buffalo Bill Jr)
1927 - Jacques Monod, composer
1927 - Jane Nigh, Hollywood Calif, actress (Lorelei-Big Town)
1927 - Ralph Stanley, country singer
1928 - Keith Williamson, British RAF marshal
1928 - Larry Gelbart, writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, M*A*S*H)
1928 - Richard Stern, US writer
1929 - Christopher George, Royal Oak Minn, actor (Rat Patrol, Immortal)
1929 - Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, Brit church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
1929 - Peter Hinchcliff, historian
1929 - Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
1930 - Erica Pedretti, writer
1931 - Edward Kellett-Bowman, British MEP
1931 - J R Stephenson, Lt-col/secretary (MCC)
1932 - Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone)
1932 - Laurence New, Major-General
1932 - Martin William Karlins, composer
1932 - Tony Brooks, English race car driver
1934 - Lord Crickhowell
1934 - Michael Wheeler-Booth, Clerk of the Parliaments
1934 - Robert Neame, brewer
1934 - Bernard Bresslaw, English actor (d. 1993)
1936 - Jonnie Nicely, playmate (Aug, 1956)
1936 - Norman Orville Scribner, composer
1937 - Basia Johnson, maid (inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune)
1937 - Bob Schieffer, Austin Tx, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1937 - Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Dr Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
1938 - Diane Baker, Hollywood Calif, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie)
1938 - Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
1938 - Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
1939 - A C F Verity, master (Dulwich College)
1939 - Marisa Mell, Graz Austria, actress (Masquerade, Casanova '70)
1940 - Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
1940 - George Paul, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
1940 - Hector MacKenzie, trade unionist
1940 - Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
1940 - Ron Santo, shortstop (Cubs, 1st baseball player to veto his trade)
1941 - David Puttnam, London, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures)
1941 - Ramon Pagayon Santos, composer
1941 - Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)
1941 - Susan Browning, Baldwin NY, actress (Pat-Mary Hartman)
1942 - Karen Grassle, American actress
1943 - George Harrison, rocker (Beatle/Travelling Willberries-My Sweet Lord)
1943 - Maryann Amacher, composer
1943 - Sally Jessy Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or May 25]
1943 - Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
1944 - Karen Grassle, Berkeley Ca, actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie)
1944 - Kristina Holland, Fayetteville NC, (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1945 - Elkie Brooks, Manchester England, rocker (Pearl's a Singer)
1945 - Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
1946 - F Xaver Kroetz, writer
1946 - Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
1947 - Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1947 - Lee Edward Evans, Madera Calif, 400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1968)
1947 - Lewis Moonie, British MP
1947 - Lee Evans, American athlete
1948 - G B Warren, British biochemist
1948 - Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
1948 - Aldo Busi, Italian writer
1949 - Lord Sempill
1949 - Ric Flair, American professional wrestler
1950 - Anthony Lloyd, British MP
1950 - Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
1950 - Neil Jordan, director (Crying Game)
1950 - Rick Flair, [Richard Fliehr], wrestling champ (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
1950 - Néstor Kirchner, President of Argentina
1950 - Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
1951 - Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
1951 - James Brown, American sportscaster
1951 - César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
1952 - James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
1952 - Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
1952 - Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
1952 - Inger Segelström, Swedish politician
1953 - Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
1953 - José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain
1953 - Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
1954 - Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
1954 - John Doe, American musician
1955 - Leann Hunley, actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek)
1956 - Davie Cooper, soccer star
1957 - Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor
1957 - Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scot, guitarist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
1958 - Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like
1959 - Mike Peters, rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime)
1959 - Carl Marotte, Canadian actor
1960 - Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie bat, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
1961 - Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
1961 - Todd Blackledge, American football player
1962 - Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic-gold-1980)
1962 - Cammy Ciarelli, Iowa City, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995)
1962 - Foster Emerson Sylvers, rocker
1963 - Alison Roberts, fashion designer
1963 - Paul O'Neill, Columbus OH, right fielder (Cin Reds, NY Yankees)
1963 - Tom McHale, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1964 - Don Majkowski, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
1964 - Steve Nevius, film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus)
1964 - Lee Evans, English comedian
1965 - Carrot Top, [Scott Thompson], Fla, comedian (Amer Comedy Award-1994)
1965 - Veronica Webb, supermodel/actress (Jungle Fever, Malcolm X)
1965 - Brian Baker, American guitarist
1966 - Don Anurasiri, cricketer (Sri Lankan slow left-armer)
1966 - Samantha Phillips, Ft Meade MD, Penthouse Pet
1966 - Stacey Cortez, actress (Sheila Cantillan-General Hospital)
1966 - Tea Leoni, NYC, actress (Flying Blind, Naked Truth)
1966 - Alexis Denisof, American actor
1966 - Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (d. 2003)
1966 - Nancy O'Dell, American reporter and television personality
1967 - Jenny Byrne, Perth Australia, tennis star (1984 Futures-Wyong-AUS)
1967 - Nick Leeson, British banker (Baring bank)
1967 - Rich Rowland, US baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
1968 - David Hulse, US baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1968 - Evridiki, Greek Cypriot singer
1969 - Donald Hodge, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
1969 - Kerry Dienelt, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Oly-bronze-96)
1969 - Michelle Gibson, equestrian dressage (Olympics-bronze-96)
1970 - Alfred Jordan, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 - Brian O'Neal, NFL full back (SF 49ers)
1970 - Corey Mayfield, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1970 - Dave Brown, NFL quarterback (NY Giants)
1970 - Joe Bowden, NFL linebacker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
1970 - Troy Mallette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
1971 - Andrew Hermann, US 50K walker (Olympics-96)
1971 - Byron Dafoe, Sussex Eng, NHL goalie (LA Kings)
1971 - David Fox, US, 50m freestyle (Olympics-6th-96)
1971 - Helen Dobson, Skegness England, golfer (1993 State Farm Rail Classic)
1971 - Jennifer LaVoie, Nashua NH, playmate (Aug, 1993)
1971 - Nova Peris, Darwin Australia, field hockey left halfback (Olympics-96)
1971 - Sean Astin, LA Calif, actor (Goonies, Toy Soldiers)
1971 - Dave Harris, American disc jockey
1972 - Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)
1972 - Erwin van de Looi, soccer player (Vitesse)
1972 - Sean Harris, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
1973 - Daryl Gardener, defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
1973 - Kirrily Sharpe, Bankstown Aust, tennis star (1995 Futures-Saga-JPN)
1973 - Justin Jeffre, American singer (98 Degrees)
1973 - Anson Mount, American actor
1973 - Julio José Iglesias, Spanish singer
1973 - Normann Stadler, German triathlete
1974 - Detron Smith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1974 - Tamarick Vanover, NFL wide receiver (KC Chiefs)
1975 - Hercules Kyvelos, Montreal Quebec, boxer (Olympics-96)
1975 - Chelsea Handler, American comedian and actress
1976 - Chris Pitman, rocker (Zaum, Tool)
1976 - Samaki Walker, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
1976 - Rashida Jones, American actress, writer, model, and musician
1977 - Sarah Jezebel Deva, English singer
1977 - Josh Wolff, American footballer
1979 - Jennifer Ferrin, American actress
1979 - David Hoflin, Swedish-born Australian Actor
1980 - Antonio Burks, American basketball player
1980 - Christy Knowings, American actress
1981 - Park Ji-Sung, South Korean footballer
1981 - Misty Giles, American beauty queen and Survivor contestant
1981 - Jamie Lynn, American model
1981 - Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
1982 - Chris Baird, Irish footballer
1982 - Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player
1982 - Bert McCracken, American singer (The Used)
1982 - Maria Kanellis, American model and professional wrestler
1982 - Tara Wilson, Canadian actress
1983 - Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-born Croatian footballer
1984 - Logan Leistikow, American director and actor
1984 - Lovefoxxx, Brazilian singer (CSS)
1985 - Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
1985 - Joakim Noah, American basketball player
1986 - James and Oliver Phelps, English actors
1986 - Justin Berfield, American actor
1986 - Danny Saucedo, Swedish singer
1987 - Eva Avila, Canadian singer
1989 - Tony Oller, American actor
1992 - Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, Columbia SC, sport pistol (Olympics-96)
1998 - Brendon Baerg, American actor
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