Sunday, March 25, 2012

March 25 Birthdays

* 1252 – Conradin, Duke of Swabia (d. 1268)
* 1259 – Andronikos II Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)
* 1297 – Andronikos III Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)
* 1297 – Arnošt of Pardubice, Archbishop of Prague (d. 1364)
* 1345 – Blanche of Lancaster, wife of John of Gaunt (d. 1369)
* 1347 – Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (d. 1380).
* 1479 – Vasili III, Grand Prince of Moscow (d. 1533)
* 1539 – Christopher Clavius, German mathematician (d. 1612)
* 1541 – Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1587)
* 1593 – Saint Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
* 1643 – Louis Moréri, French encyclopedist (d. 1680)
* 1661 – Paul de Rapin, French historian (d. 1725)
* 1699 – Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer (d. 1783)
* 1767 – Joachim Murat, King of Naples (d. 1815)
* 1782 – Caroline Bonaparte, Queen of Naples (d. 1839)
* 1800 – Heinrich von Dechsen, German geologist (d. 1889)
* 1824 – Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (d. 1900)
* 1840 – Myles Keogh, American soldier of fortune (d. 1876)
* 1863 – Simon Flexner, American pathologist (d. 1946)
* 1867 – Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor, (d. 1957)
* 1867 – Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor (d. 1941)
* 1868 – William Lockwood, English cricketer (d. 1932)
* 1872 – Horatio Nelson Jackson, American car driver (d. 1955)
* 1873 – Rudolf Rocker, German anarchist (d. 1958)
* 1877 – Walter Little, Canadian politician (d. 1961)
* 1881 – Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer (d. 1945)
* 1881 – Mary Gladys Webb, English writer (d. 1927)
* 1884 – Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (d. 1950)
* 1886 – Athenagoras, Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)
* 1892 – Andy Clyde, American actor (d. 1967)
* 1895 – Siegfried Handloser, German physician (d. 1954)
* 1897 – John Laurie, Scottish actor (d. 1980)
* 1898 – Marcelle Narbonne, Franch supercentenarian (d. 2012)
* 1899 – Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)
* 1901 – Ed Begley, American actor (d. 1970)
* 1903 – Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)
* 1903 – Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
* 1905 – Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, German army officer and 20 July Plot conspirator (d. 1944)
* 1906 – A.J.P. Taylor, British historian (d. 1990)
* 1906 – Jean Sablon, French singer (d. 1994)
* 1908 – Helmut Käutner, German actor and director (d. 1980)
* 1908 – Sir David Lean, English film director (d. 1991)
* 1910 – Magda Olivero, Italian soprano
* 1911 – Jack Ruby, killer of Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1967)
* 1912 – Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor (d. 1971)
* 1913 – Sir Reo Stakis, Anglo-Cypriot hotel magnate (d. 2001)
* 1914 – Norman Borlaug, American agriculturalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2009)
* 1918 – Howard Cosell, American sports reporter (d. 1995)
* 1920 – Patrick Troughton, English actor (d. 1987)
* 1920 – Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner (d. 1992)
* 1921 – Nancy Kelly, American actress (d. 1995)
* 1921 – Simone Signoret, French actress (d. 1985)
* 1921 – Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)
* 1922 – Eileen Ford, American model agency executive
* 1923 – Bonnie Guitar, American singer
* 1923 – Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
* 1924 – Roberts Blossom, American actor d.2011
* 1924 – Machiko Kyô, Japanese actress
* 1925 – Flannery O'Connor, American author (d. 1964)
* 1925 – Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (d. 2010)
* 1926 – László Papp, Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)
* 1926 – Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (d. 1999)
* 1928 – Jim Lovell, American astronaut
* 1929 – Cecil Taylor, American jazz pianist
* 1931 – Tom Wilson, American record producer (d. 1978)
* 1931 – Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
* 1932 – Gene Shalit, American film critic
* 1932 – Penelope Gilliatt, English writer (d. 1993)
* 1932 – Wes Santee, American middle distance runner (d. 2010)
* 1934 – Johnny Burnette, American singer (d. 1964)
* 1934 – Gloria Steinem, American feminist and publisher
* 1934 – Bernard King, Australian chef and television personality (d. 2002)
* 1935 – Flash Elorde, Filipino boxer
* 1937 – Tom Monaghan, American fast-food industry entrepreneur
* 1938 – Hoyt Axton, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 1999)
* 1938 – Fritz d'Orey, Brazilian racing driver
* 1939 – Toni Cade Bambara, American author (d. 1995)
* 1940 – Anita Bryant, American singer
* 1941 – Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
* 1942 – Aretha Franklin, American singer
* 1942 – Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer
* 1942 – Kim Woodburn, English television personality
* 1943 – Paul Michael Glaser, American actor
* 1946 – Cliff Balsam, English footballer
* 1946 – Daniel Bensaid, French philosopher (d. 2010)
* 1946 – Stephen Hunter, American author
* 1946 – Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist (d. 1991)
* 1946 – Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
* 1947 – Elton John, English singer and songwriter
* 1948 – Bonnie Bedelia, American actress
* 1948 – Lynn Faulds Wood, Scottish television presenter
* 1950 – Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (d. 1995)
* 1951 – Jumbo Tsuruta, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 2000)
* 1952 – Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
* 1954 – Elli Stai, Greek journalist and TV presenter
* 1954 – Thom Loverro, American sportswriter
* 1955 – Daniel Boulud, French chef and restaurateur
* 1955 – Lee Mazzilli, American baseball player
* 1956 – Matthew Garber, English actor (d. 1977)
* 1957 – Jim Uhls, American screenwriter
* 1958 – Sisy Chen, Taiwanese politician and television commentator
* 1958 – James McDaniel, American actor
* 1958 – Ray Tanner, American college baseball coach
* 1958 – John Ensign, American politician
* 1958 – Susie Bright, American feminist and sex writer
* 1958 – Åsa Torstensson, Swedish politician
* 1960 – Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Hong Kong actress
* 1960 – Steve Norman, British saxophonist (Spandau Ballet)
* 1960 – Peter O'Brien, Australian actor
* 1960 – Haywood Nelson, American actor
* 1960 – Brenda Strong, American actress
* 1961 – Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
* 1961 – Mark Brooks, American golfer
* 1962 – Marcia Cross, American actress
* 1964 – Lisa Gay Hamilton, American actress
* 1964 – René Meulensteen, Dutch football coach
* 1964 – Kate DiCamillo, American children's author
* 1964 – Alex Solis, Panamanian jockey
* 1964 – Ken Wregget, Canadian ice hockey player
* 1965 – Sarah Jessica Parker, American actress
* 1965 – Avery Johnson, American basketball player and coach
* 1965 – Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgarian high jumper
* 1966 – Tom Glavine, American baseball player
* 1966 – Jeff Healey, Canadian guitarist (d. 2008)
* 1966 – Tatjana Patitz, German supermodel
* 1966 – Anton Rogan, Irish footballer
* 1967 – Matthew Barney, American media artist
* 1967 – Debi Thomas, American figure skater
* 1967 – Doug Stanhope, American comedian
* 1969 – Dale Davis, American basketball player
* 1969 – Cathy Dennis, English singer, songwriter, and actress
* 1969 – Jeffrey Walker, British Musician (Carcass)
* 1970 – Kari Matchett, Canadian actress
* 1970 – Teri Moïse, American singer
* 1971 – Cammi Granato, American ice hockey player
* 1971 – Sheryl Swoopes, American basketball player
* 1971 – Stacy Dragila, American pole vaulter
* 1972 – Giniel de Villiers, South African racing driver
* 1973 – Anthony Barness, English footballer
* 1973 – Anders Fridén, Swedish singer (In Flames)
* 1973 – Bob Sura, American basketball player
* 1974 – Lark Voorhies, American actress
* 1975 – Anne Dudek, American actress
* 1975 – Ladislav Benýšek, Czech ice hockey player
* 1975 – Melanie Blatt, British singer (All Saints)
* 1976 – Baek Ji Young, South Korean singer
* 1976 – Francis Bellew, Irish Gaelic footballer
* 1976 – Cha Tae-hyun, South Korean actor
* 1976 – Wladimir Klitschko, Ukrainian boxer
* 1976 – Gigi Leung, Hong Kong singer/actress
* 1976 – Rima Wakarua, New Zealand/Italian rugby player
* 1978 – Teanna Kai, American pornographic actress
* 1978 – Gennaro Delvecchio, Italian footballer
* 1979 – Lee Pace, American actor
* 1979 – Natasha Yi, American model
* 1980 – Carrie Lam, Hong Kong actress
* 1982 – Danica Patrick, American race car driver
* 1982 – Sean Faris, American actor and model
* 1982 – Álvaro Saborío, Costa Rican footballer
* 1982 – Jenny Slate, American comedienne
* 1984 – Katharine McPhee, American singer and actress
* 1984 – Liam Messam, New Zealand rugby player
* 1985 – Carmen Rasmusen, Canadian-American singer
* 1986 – Marco Belinelli, Italian basketball player
* 1986 – Megan Gibson, American softball player
* 1986 – Kyle Lowry, American basketball player
* 1987 – Jacob Bagersted, Danish handballer
* 1987 – Jason Castro, American singer
* 1987 – Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater
* 1987 – Victor Obinna, Nigerian footballer
* 1988 – Erik Knudsen, Canadian actor
* 1988 – Arthur Zeiler, German rugby player
* 1988 – Big Sean, American Rapper
* 1989 – Aly Michalka, American actress and singer
* 1989 – Scott Sinclair, English footballer
* 1990 – Alexander Esswein, German footballer
* 1991 – Seychelle Gabriel, American actress
* 1992 – Erik Lamela, Argentine footballer
* 1999 – Tatum McCann, American actress

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