Famous Birthdays on this Day, September 25:

1358 - Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)
1525 - Steven Borough, English explorer (d. 1584)
1593 - Matthew Merian, the Elder, engraver/bookseller
1599 - Francesco Borromini, Italian architect (d. 1667)
1612 - Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian
1644 - Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)
1683 - Jean-Philippe Rameau, Dijon France, composer (Traite) (baptized)
1711 - Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
1714 - Jean-Benoit Leclair, composer
1725 - Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designed & built 1st automobile
1729 - Christian G Heyne, German archaeologist
1738 - Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (d. 1789)
1741 - Vaclav Pichl, composer
1744 - Frederik Willem II, king of Prussia (1786-97)
1752 - Carl Stenborg, composer
1764 - Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)
1766 - Armand-Emmanuel, duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21)
1773 - Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (d. 1856)
1780 - Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (d. 1801)
1782 - Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)
1785 - George Frederic Pinto, composer
1793 - Felicia Dorothea Hermans, poet
1796 - Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
1798 - Henri Scheffer, painter
1798 - JBAL Leonce Elie de Beaumont, French mine engineer/geologist
1805 - Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar/founder (Pella colony in Iowa)
1822 - Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich von Steinwehr, Brig Gen (Union vol)
1823 - Thomas John Wood, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
1829 - William Michael Rossetti, civil servant
1830 - Karl Klindworth, pianist/conductor
1832 - William Le Baron Jenney, US, architect/"father of skyscraper"
1839 - Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya)
1839 - [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist
1852 - Cornelis J Snijders, supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18)
1852 - Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy)
1858 - Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden, English feminist
1862 - Leon Boellmann, French organist/composer (Variations Symphoniques)
1862 - Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)
1866 - Thomas Hunt Morgan, US, biologist (Nobel-1933)
1867 - Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1938)
1872 - Charles Blake Cochran, impresario
1877 - Plutarco Elias Calles, Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)
1879 - Luis da Costa, composer
1879 - Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and labor leader, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (d. 1963)
1881 - Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)
1884 - Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, Dutch educationalist
1886 - Jesus Guridi, composer
1886 - John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright
1887 - May Sutton Bundy, US, 1st US woman to win Wimbledon (US 1904)
1889 - George Douglas Howard Cole, socialist/novelist
1889 - C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator (d. 1930)
1896 - Elsa Triolet, writer
1896 - Roberto Gerhard, composer
1896 - Sandro Pertini, president Italy
1897 - Teddy Hart, NYC, actor (3 Men on a Horse)
1897 - William Faulkner, Mississippi, author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949)
1898 - Robert Brackman American artist (d. 1980)
1901 - Robert Bresson, French film director (d. 1999)
1902 - Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)
1902 - Jeno Takacs, composer
1903 - John Everett Allen, US businessman
1903 - Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], US, painter (Green on Blue)
1905 - Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem)
1905 - Red Smith, Green Bay Wisc, sportscaster/columnist (Fight Talk)
1906 - Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, St Petersburg Russia, composer [NS]
1906 - Jaroslav Jezek, composer
1906 - Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer
1906 - Phyllis Pearsall, painter/writer
1907 - Jan Felderhof, composer
1907 - Phyllis Pearsall-Gross, British Geographer (A to Z Map Company)
1907 - Robert Bresson, France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette)
1908 - Eugen Suchon, composer
1909 - Florizel A Glasspole, governor-gen of Jamaica (1973-91)
1911 - Lionel Henry Nowak, composer
1911 - Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
1913 - David Hunt, British diplomat/quiz winner
1914 - Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist
1915 - Ethel Rosenberg, American Communist (d. 1953)
1916 - Tolia Nikiprowetzsy, composer
1917 - Johnny Sain, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1918 - Phil Rizzuto, Bkln NY, sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950)
1920 - Sergey Bondarchuk, Belozerka Ukraine, director (War & Peace)
1921 - Remy C, de Kerckhove, Flemish poet
1921 - Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/chairman (IMF)
1922 - John Farr, British MP
1922 - Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (d. 1992)
1924 - Norman Ayrton, opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK)
1925 - Silvana Pampanini, Rome Italy, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner)
1925 - William Edgar Mitchell, physicist
1926 - Aldo Ray, Pen Argyl PA, actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret)
1926 - John Ericson, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West)
1926 - Sergei Filatov, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1960)
1926 - Jack Hyles, Baptist pastor (d. 2001)
1927 - Carl Braun, basketball player (NY Knicks)
1927 - Colin Rex Davis, Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71)
1928 - Hendrika G "Tine" de Vries, actress (Seaman's Wife)
1929 - John Rutherford, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956)
1929 - Ronnie Barker, British comedian (2 Ronnies)
1929 - Barbara Walters, American broadcaster
1930 - H Heckmann, writer
1930 - Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999)
1931 - Barbara Walters, Boston Mass, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV)
1931 - Patrick WIlliam Walker, British astrologer
1931 - Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (d. 2005)
1932 - Andrew Gardner, British broadcaster
1932 - Daphne Swallow, commandant/director (WRNS)
1932 - Glenn Herbert Gould, Toronto Canada, pianist (sued Steinway Piano)
1932 - Terry Medwin, Welsh retired footballer
1933 - Adolfo Suarez Gonzalez, premier of Spain (1976-81)
1933 - Erik Darling, Baltimore MD, rocker (Rooftop Singers)
1933 - Ian Tyson, rocker
1933 - Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster
1934 - John S Bull, Memphis Tennessee, astronaut
1934 - Struther Arnott, professor (St Andrew University)
1934 - Jean Sorel, French actor
1936 - Edward Jones, UK military rep to NATO
1936 - Juliet Prowse, Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear)
1936 - Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman
1937 - Michael Gibbs, jazz composer
1937 - Thomas Kessler, composer
1939 - David Mann, (Rep-D-Ohio)
1939 - Joseph "Jesse" Russell, US singer (Slip Sliding Away)
1939 - Leon Britain, vice president (Commission of European Communities)
1939 - Feroz Khan, Indian actor
1940 - Timothy Severin, author/explorer
1941 - Vivian Stern, director (Nacros)
1942 - John Taylor, jazz pianist
1942 - Michael Stephen, MP
1942 - Peter Petherick, cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut)
1943 - Gary Alexander, TN, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)
1943 - John Locke, LA Clif, rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
1943 - Robert Walden, NYC, actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors)
1943 - Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense
1944 - Eugenia Zukerman, Cambridge Ms, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence)
1944 - Grayson Shillingford, cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets)
1944 - Michael Douglas, NJ, actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile)
1944 - Doris Matsui, American politician
1945 - Kathleen Brown, state treasurer (D-Calif, 1991- )
1945 - Owen "Onnie" McIntyre, Scotland, guitarist (Average White Band)
1945 - Reynold Henry Weidenaar, composer
1946 - Bishan Bedi, cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79)
1946 - Felicity Kendal, Indies/British actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
1946 - Gilmer Bryan Morgan, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1977 BC Open)
1947 - Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated)
1947 - John Fiddler, England, rock vocalist/guitarist (British Lions)
1949 - Anson Williams, LA Calif, actor (Potsie-Happy Days)
1949 - Inshan Ali, cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77)
1949 - Jerry F Costello, (Rep-D-Illinois)
1949 - Mimi Kennedy, Rochester NY, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof)
1951 - Bob McAdoo, NBA forward/center (Buffalo Braves, LA Lakers)
1951 - Burleigh Drummond, rocker (Ambrosia)
1951 - Mark Hamill, Oakland Calif, actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars)
1951 - Pedro Almodovar, Spain, director/screenwriter (Kika, Matador)
1952 - Christopher Reeve, NYC, actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time)
1952 - Tommy Norden, NYC, actor (Flipper)
1952 - Gloria Jean Watkins, American scholar
1953 - Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon)
1954 - Sylvester Croom, American college football coach
1954 - Juande Ramos, Spanish Football Manager
1955 - Adelmo "Zucchero" Fornaciari, Italian R&B-singer (Senza una Donna)
1955 - Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing)
1955 - Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer
1955 - Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (d. 1985)
1956 - Jamie Hyneman, American visual effects technician
1957 - Rupert Haselden, journalist/Screenwriter
1957 - Ian Reddington, English actor
1958 - Michael Madsen, Chicago, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk)
1958 - Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist
1959 - Andy Waller, cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup)
1960 - John Hills, horse trainer
1960 - Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer
1960 - Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host
1961 - Heather Locklear, LA Ca, actress (Stacy-T J Hooker, Sammy Jo-Dynasty)
1961 - Tim Zoehrer, cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie)
1962 - Rajiv Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87)
1963 - Keely Shaye Smith, correspondent (Unsolved Mysteries)
1964 - Bryan Tooley, Eugene Ore, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
1964 - Anita Barone, American actress
1964 - Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive
1964 - Gary Ayles, British racing driver
1964 - Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer
1965 - Fresh Prince, [Will Smith], rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)
1965 - Scottie Pippen, Hamburg Ak, basket forward (Bulls, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)
1965 - Scottie Pippen, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
1966 - Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, Medford NJ, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
1966 - Todd Philcox, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1967 - Lezlie Lund, Tolna ND, Miss ND-America (1991)
1967 - Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player
1968 - Johan Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau, Netherlands
1968 - Reggie Jefferson, Tallahassee FL, 1st baseman (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos)
1968 - Will Smith, actor/rapper (Men In Black, Indepedence Day, Fresh Prince)
1968 - John Worsfold, Australian rules football coach
1969 - Catherine Zeta Jones, Swansea Wales, actress (Christopher Columbus)
1969 - David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees)
1969 - Hansie Cronje, cricket capt (solid South African batsman)
1969 - Michae Wright, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
1969 - Hal Sparks, American actor
1970 - Curtis Buckley, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1970 - Damon Pieri, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
1970 - Doug Pelfrey, NFL kicker (Cin Bengals)
1970 - Kerri Kendall, San Diego Ca, playmate (Sep, 1990)
1970 - Shannon Jones, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
1970 - Dean Ween, American musician (Ween)
1971 - John Lynch, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
1971 - Tony Harrison, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1971 - Brian Dunkleman, American actor
1972 - Kevin Mason, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
1972 - Nikole Viola, Miss USA-Louisiana (1997)
1973 - Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, Gold Beach Oregon, Miss Teen USA (1990)
1973 - Melonie McGarrah, Rogers Arkansas, Miss America-Arkansas (1997)
1973 - Tijani Babangida, soccer player (Roda JC)
1973 - Bridget Marquardt, American model
1974 - Brigette Wilson, actress (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison, Save by Bell)
1974 - Daniel Kessler, American musician (Interpol)
1975 - Declan Donnelly, English television presenter (Ant and Dec)
1975 - Matt Hasselbeck, American football player
1975 - Daniel Hyde, British actor
1976 - Chauncey Billups, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
1977 - Clea DuVall, American actress
1977 - Mike Krahulik, Illustrator
1977 - Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican baseball player
1978 - Laura Nicholls, Kitchener Ontario, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978 - Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer
1978 - Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer
1978 - Jodie Kidd, English model
1978 - Joel Pineiro, Puerto Rican baseball player
1980 - T.I., American rapper
1981 - Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
1981 - Jason Bergmann, American baseball player
1981 - Shane Tutmarc, American songwriter and musician
1981 - Van Hansis, American actor
1982 - Hyun Bin, South Korean actor
1983 - Terrance Pennington, National Football League guard
1984 - Matt Carle, American ice hockey player
1985 - Calvin Johnson, American football player
1990 - Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater
1994 - Jansen Panettiere, American actor
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