Famous Birthdays on this Day, July 25:

975 - Thietmar, bishop of Merseburg, German chronicler
1016 - Casimir I, Duke of Poland (d. c. 1058)
1109 - Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85)
1336 - Albert, Count of Holland (d. 1404)
1404 - Philips van Saint-Pol, Duke of Brabant
1421 - Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1461)
1517 - Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet/scientist
1562 - Kiyomasa Kato, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)
1575 - Christoph Scheiner, Germany, astronomer
1579 - Valerius Otto, composer
1626 - Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian
1654 - Agostino Steffani, composer
1657 - Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer
1658 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (d. 1703)
1683 - Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright (Wiskunstenaars)
1691 - Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini)
1715 - Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry)
1750 - Henry Knox, American general (d. 1806)
1761 - Charlotte von Kalb, German writer
1772 - Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer
1775 - Anna Symmes Harrison, Ohio, 9th 1st lady (1841)
1778 - Heinrich Gebhard, composer
1780 - Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer
1786 - Giacomo Cordella, composer
1795 - James Barry, female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army)
1797 - Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge (d. 1889)
1799 - David Douglas, Scottish botanist (d. 1834)
1804 - Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education
1816 - Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition)
1822 - Schuyler Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1903
1824 - Richard James Oglesby, Union (Union volunteers), died in 1899
1832 - Simon Hassler, composer
1839 - Francis Garnier, French explorer (d. 1873)
1840 - Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution
1844 - Thomas Eakins, American artist (d. 1916)
1848 - Arthur Earl Balfour, (C), British PM (1902-05) (Balfour Declaration)
1855 - Edward Solomon, composer
1860 - Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught (d. 1917)
1865 - Jac[obus] P Thijsse, Dutch biologist/educator (Contact with Plants)
1866 - Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist
1867 - Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)
1867 - Alexander Rummler, American painter (d. 1959)
1870 - Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders)
1870 - Maxfield Parrish, American illustrator (d. 1966)
1882 - George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain, Navy Cross (d. 1942)
1883 - Alfredo Casella, Turin Italy, composer (La Giara)
1884 - Davidson Black, Canada, doctor of anatomy (identified Peking Man)
1885 - Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida)
1890 - Julian Rivero, SF CA, actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express)
1890 - Tom O'Brien, San Diego CA, actor (Physical Evidence)
1893 - Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy)
1895 - Yvonne Printemps, Ermont France, singer/actress (Le Duel)
1896 - Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
1896 - Jack Perrin, American actor (d. 1967)
1897 - Hermann Ambrosius, composer
1899 - Arthur Lubin, film director
1899 - Ralph Dumke, Indiana, actor (Movieland Quiz)
1900 - Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola)
1901 - Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)
1901 - Lila Lee, American actress (d. 1973)
1902 - Eric Hoffer, longshoreman/author (True Believer)
1903 - Andre Fleury, composer
1905 - Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)
1905 - Lila Lee, Union City NJ, actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand)
1905 - Denys Watkins-Pitchford, writer and illustrator (d. 1990)
1907 - Jack Gilford, NYC, actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2)
1907 - Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
1908 - Joseph Mitchell, writer
1908 - Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)
1908 - Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)
1913 - John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man)
1914 - Woody Strode, actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream)
1915 - David Napley, solicitor
1916 - Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P)
1916 - Lucien Saulnier, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
1917 - Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1990)
1918 - Nan Grey, [Eschal Miller], actress (3 Grief Girl, Dracula's Daughters)
1918 - Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
1919 - Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha/Muchila)
1920 - Rosalind Franklin, English scientist (d. 1958)
1921 - John Christopherson, artist/collector
1923 - Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
1924 - Estelle Getty, NYC, actress (Sophia Petrillo-Golden Girls)
1924 - Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)
1925 - Alistair Taylor, cricketer (one Test as opening bat for S Afr 1956)
1925 - Jerry Paris, SF Calif, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1926 - Teodor Grigoriu, composer
1926 - Whitey Lockman, American baseball player
1927 - Midge Decter, St Paul Minn, anti woman's lib (Liberated Woman...)
1927 - Stanley Dancer, harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown)
1927 - Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (d. 2003)
1927 - Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (d. 2000)
1928 - Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
1928 - Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (d. 1988)
1929 - Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader
1929 - Eddie Mazur, Canadian hockey player (d. 1995)
1930 - Maureen Forrester, Montreal Canada, contralto (Ressurection Symphony)
1930 - Murray Chapple, cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's)
1930 - Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist (d. 1990)
1930 - Annie Ross, British jazz singer
1931 - Cornelis P van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior
1932 - Gibson N Kente, composer
1932 - Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)
1934 - Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter
1935 - Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman/billionaire/arms dealer
1935 - Barbara Harris, [Sandra Mankwitz], actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot)
1935 - Laurent Terzieff, Paris, actor (Pharoah-Moses the Law Giver) [or 6/25]
1935 - Larry Sherry, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1935 - Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader
1936 - Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
1936 - Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect
1937 - Colin Renfrew, English archeologist
1939 - Richard Akre Trythall, composer
1940 - John Pennel, pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963)
1941 - Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1941 - Raul Ruiz, Puerto Mott Chile, actor (Lexot, Capitolo 66)
1941 - Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer
1941 - Emmett Till, American murder victim (d. 1955)
1942 - Felix Ph Ingold, writer
1943 - Janet Margolin, NYC, actress (Take the Money & Run, David & Lisa)
1943 - Jim McCarty, Liverpool, rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love)
1943 - Roy Acuff Jr, rocker
1944 - Helga I "Mijanou" van Baarzel, Dutch actress (Klaverweide-Alicia)
1944 - Molly Bennett Aiken, founder (riding for the handicapped)
1944 - Tom Dawes, rocker
1945 - Donna Theodore, Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts)
1946 - John Gibson, American media host
1948 - Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)
1948 - Steve Goodman, Chicago, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble)
1950 - Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
1951 - Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
1951 - Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1952 - "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin, [Williams], NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler
1954 - Ken Greer, rock guitarist (Red Rider)
1954 - Lynn Frederick, Middlesex England, actress (Schizophrenia)
1954 - Walter Payton, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
1955 - Bantubonke Holomisa, minister of Defense of Transkei (1988- )
1955 - Kike Elomaa, Finnish bodybuilder
1956 - Iman, [Abdulmajid], Mogadishu Somalia, model/actress (Star Trek 6)
1957 - Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1957 - Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)
1957 - Ray Billingsley, comic strip cartoonist (Curtis)
1957 - Roger Clinton, singer, President Clinton's half-brother
1958 - Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group)
1958 - Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
1960 - Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
1961 - Katherine Kelly Lang, LA Calif, actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful)
1961 - Bobbie Eakes, American actress
1962 - Doug Drabek, Victoria TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees)
1962 - Mike Buncic, Patterson NJ, discus thrower
1963 - Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician
1963 - Julian Hodgson, English chess player
1964 - Jose Bautista, Bani Dom Rep, pitcher (SF Giants)
1964 - Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1965 - Illeana Douglas, Mass, actress (Picture Perfect, To Die For, Hacks)
1965 - Marty Brown, Owensboro Ky, country singer (Wildest Dreams)
1965 - Tom Dvorak, Braunschwieg GER, Canada equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
1965 - Torey Lovullo, Santa Monica CA, infielder (Oakland A's)
1966 - Elke Jeinsen, Hanover Germany, playmate (May, 1993)
1966 - Maureen Herman, American bassist
1966 - Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer
1966 - Christine C. Quinn, American politician
1967 - Dave Jareckie, Mexico City Mexico, US biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1967 - Ed Sprague, Castro Valley CA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1967 - Matt LeBlanc, actor (Joey Tribbiani-Friends)
1967 - Wendy Raquel Robinson, American actress
1967 - Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian football referee
1969 - Andrea Wieland, Atlanta GA, field hockey goaltender (Olympics-96)
1969 - Angela Melini, Saigon, Vietnam, playmate (Jun, 1992)
1969 - Jon Barry, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors)
1969 - Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
1969 - Trevor Peres, US, metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)
1970 - Nicholas CEJ Windsor, son of English prince Edward, duke of Kent
1971 - Billy Wagner, Marion VA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1971 - Pedro Martinez, Manoguayabo Dom Rep, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1971 - Stacy Dawn Cenedese, Miss USA-Wyoming (1997)
1971 - Tracy Murray, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards)
1971 - Roger Creager, American country music singer-songwriter
1972 - Craig Howard, Redding California, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex)
1972 - Kevin Roberts, cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95)
1973 - Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth)
1973 - David Denman, American actor
1973 - Kevin Phillips, English footballer
1973 - Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer
1974 - Lysa Jackson, Miss South Carolina USA (1996)
1974 - Todd Fuller, NBA center (SF Warriors)
1974 - Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler
1975 - Jay R Ferguson Jr, Dallas Tx, actor (Taylor Newton-Evening Shade)
1975 - Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer
1976 - Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet
1976 - Tera Patrick, American pornographic actress
1976 - Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
1977 - Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
1978 - Caroline Nicole Brigman, Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1997)
1978 - Louise Joy Brown, Oldham England, world's 1st "test tube baby",,19820725::"Brad Renfro, actor (Client)
1978 - Gerard Warren, American football player
1979 - Amy Adams, American singer
1979 - Allister Carter, English professional snooker player
1980 - Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver
1980 - Diam's, French rapper
1980 - Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
1981 - Conor Casey, American soccer player
1981 - Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
1982 - Brad Renfro, American actor (d. 2008)
1982 - Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer
1984 - Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
1985 - James Lafferty, American actor
1985 - Jasmine Lennard, English model
1985 - Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver
1987 - Michael Welch, American actor
1988 - Heather Marks, Canadian model
1988 - Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer
1989 - Noel Callahan, Canadian actor
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