Saturday, February 25, 2012

February 25 Birthdays

* 1398 – Emperor Xuande of China (d. 1435)
* 1591 – Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
* 1643 – Ahmed II, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1695)
* 1651 – Johann Philipp Krieger, German Baroque composer and organist (d. 1725)
* 1663 – Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
* 1682 – Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)
* 1692 – Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)
* 1707 – Carlo Goldoni, Italian writer (d. 1793)
* 1714 – René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
* 1714 – Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
* 1725 – Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (d. 1798)
* 1752 – John Graves Simcoe, British territorial lieutenant governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)
* 1778 – Don José de San Martín, Argentine military commander (d. 1850)
* 1841 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir, French painter and sculptor (d. 1919)
* 1842 – Karl May, German writer (d. 1912)
* 1845 – George Reid, Australian politician (d. 1918)
* 1855 – George Bonnor, Australian cricketer (d. 1912)
* 1855 – Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet (d. 1886)
* 1860 – Sir William Ashley, British economic historian (d. 1927)
* 1861 – Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher and educator (d. 1925)
* 1865 – Zoravar Andranik Armenian general, political and public activist and freedom fighter (d. 1927)
* 1866 – Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (d. 1952)
* 1871 – Lesya Ukrainka, Ukrainian poet (d.1913)
* 1873 – Enrico Caruso, Italian tenor (d. 1921)
* 1877 – Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
* 1883 – Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (d. 1981)
* 1885 – Princess Alice of Battenberg (d. 1969)
* 1885 – Sylvia Brett, British socialite and wife of Charles Vyner Brooke (d. 1971)
* 1888 – John Foster Dulles, American politician, former United States Senator from New York, and 52nd United States Secretary of State (d. 1959)
* 1889 – Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (d. 1982)
* 1890 – Dame Myra Hess, English pianist (d. 1965)
* 1890 – Vyacheslav Molotov, Soviet politician (d. 1986)
* 1894 – Meher Baba, Indian spiritual figure (d. 1969)
* 1895 – Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (d. 1984)
* 1897 – Peter Llewelyn Davies, British namesake of Peter Pan (d. 1960)
* 1901 – Zeppo Marx, American actor (d. 1979)
* 1903 – King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
* 1906 – Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer and conductor (d. 1991)
* 1908 – Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist (d. 2001)
* 1910 – Millicent Fenwick, American fashion editor and politician (d. 1992)
* 1912 – Brenda Joyce, American actress (d. 2009)
* 1913 – Jim Backus, American actor (d. 1989)
* 1913 – Gert Fröbe, German actor (d. 1988)
* 1914 – John Arlott, English cricket journalist (d. 1991)
* 1916 – Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
* 1917 – Anthony Burgess, English author (d. 1993)
* 1918 – Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
* 1918 – Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)
* 1918 – Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (d. 1995)
* 1919 – Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
* 1919 – Monte Irvin, American baseball player
* 1920 – Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
* 1921 – Pierre Laporte, Canadian statesman (d. 1970)
* 1921 – Andy Pafko, American baseball player
* 1923 – Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (d. 2009)
* 1927 – Dickie Jones, American actor
* 1927 – Ralph Stanley, American musician
* 1928 – Larry Gelbart, American comedy writer (d. 2009)
* 1929 – Christopher George, American actor (d. 1983)
* 1929 – Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (d. 2007)
* 1930 – Sister Wendy Beckett, South African-born British art connoisseur
* 1932 – Tony Brooks, English race car driver
* 1932 – Faron Young, American singer (d. 1996)
* 1934 – Bernard Bresslaw, English actor (d. 1993)
* 1934 – Tony Lema, American golfer (d. 1966)
* 1935 – Sally Jessy Raphaël, American talk show host
* 1936 – Jiří Černý, Czech music critic
* 1937 – Tom Courtenay, English actor
* 1937 – Barbara Piasecka Johnson, widow of John Seward Johnson I
* 1937 – Bob Schieffer, American broadcast journalist
* 1938 – Diane Baker, American actress
* 1938 – Herb Elliott, Australian runner
* 1940 – Danny Cater, American baseball player
* 1940 – Billy Packer, American sports broadcaster
* 1940 – Ron Santo, American baseball player and broadcaster (d. 2010)
* 1942 – Karen Grassle, American actress
* 1942 – John Saul, American author
* 1943 – George Harrison, English musician (The Beatles) (d. 2001)
* 1943 – Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
* 1944 – Matt Guokas, American basketball player & head coach
* 1945 – Elkie Brooks, English singer
* 1945 – Herbert Léonard, French singer
* 1946 – Franz Xaver Kroetz, German dramatist
* 1946 – Jean Todt, French Formula One executive
* 1947 – Giuseppe Betori, Archbishop of Florence
* 1947 – Lee Evans, American athlete
* 1947 – Doug Yule, American bass guitarist (The Velvet Underground)
* 1948 – Aldo Busi, Italian writer
* 1948 – Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
* 1949 – Ric Flair, American professional wrestler
* 1949 – Jack Handey, American humorist
* 1949 – Amin Maalouf, Lebanese writer
* 1950 – Neil Jordan, Irish director
* 1950 – Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician (d. 2010)
* 1950 – Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
* 1950 – Emitt Rhodes, American singer/songwriter
* 1951 – James Brown, American sportscaster
* 1951 – César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
* 1951 – Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
* 1952 – Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
* 1952 – Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
* 1952 – Inger Segelström, Swedish politician
* 1953 – José María Aznar, Spanish politician
* 1953 – Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
* 1954 – John Doe, American musician
* 1954 – Gerardo Pelusso, Uruguayan football manager
* 1957 – Sérgio Marques, Portuguese politician
* 1958 – Panagiotis Beglitis, Greek politician
* 1958 – Jeff Fisher, American football coach
* 1958 – Kurt Rambis, American basketball player and coach
* 1959 – Carl Marotte, Canadian actor
* 1959 – Mike Peters, Welsh musician (The Alarm)
* 1960 – Stefan Blöcher, German field hockey player
* 1961 – Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
* 1961 – Todd Blackledge, American football player and television color commontator
* 1961 – Chris Pitman, American keyboardist (Guns N' Roses)
* 1962 – Birgit Fischer, German kayaker
* 1962 – Faron Moller, Canadian-born British computer scientist
* 1963 – Joseph E. Duncan III, American convicted serial killer and sex offender
* 1963 – Paul O'Neill, American baseball player
* 1964 – Lee Evans, English comedian
* 1964 – Don Majkowski, American football player
* 1964 – Luigi Troiani, Italian rugby player
* 1965 – Brian Baker, American guitarist
* 1965 – Veronica Webb, American supermodel and actress
* 1965 – Carrot Top, American comedian
* 1966 – Alexis Denisof, American actor
* 1966 – Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (d. 2003)
* 1966 – Téa Leoni, American actress
* 1966 – Nancy O'Dell, American television personality
* 1966 – Samantha Phillips, American actress
* 1968 – Evridiki, Greek Cypriot singer
* 1968 – Sandrine Kiberlain, French actress
* 1969 – Paul Trimboli, Australian soccer player
* 1970 – Julie Hesmondhalgh, English actress
* 1971 – Sean Astin, American actor
* 1971 – Dave Harris, American disc jockey
* 1971 – Daniel Powter, Canadian musician
* 1973 – Julio Iglesias, Jr., Spanish singer
* 1973 – Justin Jeffre, American singer (98 Degrees)
* 1973 – Anson Mount, American actor
* 1973 – Normann Stadler, German triathlete
* 1974 – Divya Bharti, Indian Actress
* 1975 – Chelsea Handler, American comedian and actress
* 1976 – Rashida Jones, American actress and musician
* 1976 – Samaki Walker, American basketball player
* 1977 – Sarah Jezebel Deva, English singer
* 1977 – Horace Mui, Chinese vocalist
* 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 – Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
* 1982 – Jamie Lynn, American pornographic actress
* 1982 – Chris Baird, Irish footballer
* 1982 – Kimberly Caldwell, American reality television personality
* 1982 – Maria Kanellis, American model and professional wrestler
* 1982 – Bert McCracken, American singer (The Used)
* 1982 – Flavia Pennetta, Italian professional tennis player
* 1982 – Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player
* 1982 – Tara Wilson, Canadian actress
* 1983 – Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-born Croatian footballer
* 1984 – Logan Leistikow, American documentary filmmaker and comedian
* 1984 – Lovefoxxx, Brazilian singer (CSS)
* 1984 – Dane Swan, Australian rules footballer
* 1985 – Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby league footballer
* 1985 – Joakim Noah, American basketball player
* 1986 – Justin Berfield, American actor
* 1986 – James and Oliver Phelps, English actors
* 1986 – Danny Saucedo, Swedish singer
* 1986 – James Starks, American football player
* 1987 – Justin Abdelkader, American ice hockey player
* 1987 – Kwaku Afriyie, Ghanaian footballer
* 1987 – Eva Avila, Canadian singer
* 1987 – Mevlüt Erdinç, Turkish footballer
* 1987 – Andrew Poje, Canadian figure skater
* 1988 – Jimmy Monaghan, Irish musician
* 1989 – Jimmer Fredette, American basketball player
* 1989 – E'Twaun Moore, American basketball player
* 1990 – Alejandra Andreu, Spanish pageant contestant
* 1990 – Jefferson Alves Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
* 1991 – Gerran Howell, Welsh actor
* 1991 – Tony Oller, American actor
* 1993 – Christina Kirkman, American actress
* 1994 – Eugénie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player
* 1997 – Isabelle Fuhrman, American actress
* 1998 – Brendon Baerg, American actor

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