Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25 Birthdays

* 750 – Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine Emperor (d. 780)
* 1477 – Anna, Duchess of Brittany, wife of Charles VIII of France (d. 1514)
* 1509 – Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal (d. 1580)
* 1615 – Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (d. 1660)
* 1627 – Robert Boyle, Irish chemist (d. 1691)
* 1634 – Gaspar Fagel, Dutch statesman (d. 1688)
* 1640 – William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (d. 1707)
* 1688 – Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw (d. 1713)
* 1736 – Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian-born mathematician (d. 1813)
* 1739 – Charles François Dumouriez, French general (d. 1823)
* 1743 – Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, German philosopher (d. 1819)
* 1755 – Paolo Mascagni, Anatomist (d. 1815)
* 1759 – Robert Burns, Scottish poet (d. 1796)
* 1777 – Karoline Jagemann, German actor (d. 1848)
* 1794 – François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
* 1796 – William MacGillivray, Scottish naturalist and ornithologist (d. 1852)
* 1813 – James Marion Sims, American physician (d. 1883)
* 1822 – Charles Reed Bishop, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1915)
* 1824 – Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali author. (d. 1873)
* 1825 – George Pickett, American Confederate General (d. 1875)
* 1841 – Jackie Fisher, British First Sea Lord (d. 1920)
* 1858 – Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese pearl farmer (d. 1954)
* 1860 – Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)
* 1864 – Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (d. 1934)
* 1868 – Juventino Rosas, Mexican composer (d. 1894)
* 1874 – W. Somerset Maugham, English writer (d. 1965)
* 1878 – Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish television pioneer (d. 1975)
* 1882 – Virginia Woolf, English writer (d. 1941)
* 1885 – Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet and children's author (d. 1942)
* 1886 – Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
* 1896 – Florence Mills, American cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian (d. 1927)
* 1899 – Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian politician (d. 1972)
* 1900 – István Fekete, Hungarian writer (d. 1970)
* 1900 – Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)
* 1901 – Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
* 1902 – Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
* 1905 – Maurice Roy, French-Canadian Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1985)
* 1913 –Huang Hua, Chinese statesman (d. 2010)
* 1913 – Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer (d. 1994)
* 1913 – Luis Marden, American photojournalist (d. 2003)
* 1916 – Frank "Pop" Ivy, American football coach (d. 2003)
* 1917 – Ilya Prigogine, Russian scientist Nobel Laureate (d. 2003)
* 1917 – Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician (d. 1992)
* 1918 – Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster (d. 2010)
* 1919 – Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (d. 2010)
* 1921 – Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (d. 2010)
* 1923 – Arvid Carlsson, Swedish scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
* 1923 – Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (d. 2003)
* 1923 – Shirley Ardell Mason, American psychiatric patient (d. 1998)
* 1924 – Lou Groza, American football player (d. 2000)
* 1924 – Speedy West, American musician (d. 2003)
* 1925 – Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician and songwriter (d. 1992)
* 1927 – Antônio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian composer (d. 1994)
* 1928 – Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
* 1928 – Eduard Shevardnadze, President of Georgia (1995–2003)
* 1929 – Robert Faurisson, French academic and holocaust denier
* 1929 – Benny Golson, American jazz musician
* 1930 – Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
* 1931 – Dean Jones, American actor
* 1933 – Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (d. 2009)
* 1935 – Conrad Burns, American politician
* 1935 – António Ramalho Eanes, Portuguese politician
* 1936 – Diana Hyland, American actress (d. 1977)
* 1937 – Judith Ann Mayotte, American humanitarian and author
* 1937 – Ange-Félix Patassé, Central African Republican politician
* 1938 – Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author (d. 1998)
* 1938 – Etta James, American singer
* 1938 – Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese anime author
* 1938 – Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet (d. 1980)
* 1939 – Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician
* 1941 – Buddy Baker, American race car driver
* 1941 – Gregory Sierra, American actor
* 1942 – Carl Eller, American football player
* 1942 – Eusébio, Portuguese footballer
* 1942 – Shinobu Tsukasa, Japanese organized crime figure
* 1943 – Roy Black, German pop singer (d. 1991)
* 1943 – Tobe Hooper, American film director
* 1944 – Anita Pallenberg, Italian model
* 1945 – John Leslie, American pornographic actor and filmmaker (d. 2010)
* 1945 – Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress
* 1947 – Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
* 1947 – Tostão, Brazilian footballer
* 1948 – Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter
* 1948 – Ros Kelly, Australian politician
* 1949 – John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet
* 1949 – Paul Nurse, English biochemist, Nobel Laureate
* 1950 – Gloria Naylor, African American novelist
* 1950 – John Terry, American actor
* 1951 – Steve Prefontaine, American runner (d. 1975)
* 1952 – Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
* 1952 – Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British LGBT activist
* 1952 – Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
* 1953 – The Honky Tonk Man, American professional wrestler
* 1953 – Mark Weil, Uzbek theatre director (d. 2007)
* 1954 – Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer
* 1954 – Kay Cottee, Australian maritime sailor
* 1954 – Richard Finch, American bass player (KC and the Sunshine Band)
* 1954 – Kim Gandy, American feminist activist
* 1955 – Terry Chimes, English musician (The Clash)
* 1956 – Andy Cox, English musician (The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals)
* 1957 – Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish politician
* 1957 – Andrew P. Harris, American politician
* 1957 – Jenifer Lewis, American actress
* 1958 – Dinah Manoff, American actress
* 1961 – Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean politician
* 1961 – Willie Revillame, Filipino game show host and comedian
* 1962 – Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player
* 1965 – Mark Jordon, English actor
* 1965 – Esa Tikkanen, Finnish ice hockey player
* 1966 – Chet Culver, American politician
* 1967 – Mark Bamford, American writer/director
* 1967 – Randy McKay, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1969 – Kina, American singer
* 1970 – Stephen Chbosky, American writer
* 1970 – Chris Mills, American basketball player
* 1970 – Milt Stegall, American-born Canadian Football League player
* 1971 – Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver
* 1971 – China Kantner, American actress
* 1971 – Ana Ortiz, American actress and singer
* 1973 – Chris Guy, American professional wrestler
* 1973 – Geoff Johns, American comic book writer
* 1974 – Robert Budreau, Canadian film director
* 1974 – Attilio Nicodemo, Italian footballer
* 1975 – Mia Kirshner, Canadian actress
* 1975 – Tim Montgomery, American athlete
* 1975 – Dat Phan, Vietnamese stand-up comedian
* 1976 – Mario Haberfeld, Brazilian racing car driver
* 1978 – Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist
* 1978 – Jason Roberts, English footballer
* 1978 – Derrick Turnbow, American baseball player
* 1979 – Pi Hongyan, French badminton player
* 1979 – Gabe Jennings, American distance runner
* 1979 – Christine Lakin, American actress
* 1979 – Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
* 1979 – Zoe Britton, American Pornographic Actress
* 1980 – Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler
* 1980 – Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer
* 1980 – Xavi, Catalan Spanish footballer
* 1981 – Charlie Bewley, English actor
* 1981 – Francis Jeffers, English footballer
* 1981 – Alicia Keys, American singer
* 1981 – Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
* 1982 – Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer and actor
* 1982 – Shawna Waldron, American actress
* 1983 – Andrée Watters, Canadian singer
* 1984 – Robinho, Brazilian footballer
* 1985 – Brent Celek, American football player
* 1985 – James Ball, Musician
* 1985 – Tina Karol, Ukrainian singer
* 1985 – Acie Law IV, American basketball player
* 1985 – Patrick Willis, American football player
* 1986 – Chris O'Grady, English footballer
* 1986 – Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer
* 1987 – Maria Kirilenko, Russian tennis player
* 1988 – Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player
* 1989 – Sheryfa Luna, French singer
* 1989 – Víctor Ruiz Torre, Spanish footballer
* 1989 – Mikako Tabe, Japanese stage and film actress

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