Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 25 Birthdays

1214 – Louis IX of France (d. 1270)
1228 – Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1254)
1284 – Edward II of England (d. 1327)
1287 – Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1330)
1502 – Georg Major, German theologian and academic (d. 1574)
1599 – Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician (d. 1658)
1608 – Gaston, Duke of Orléans (d. 1660)
1621 – Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, English soldier and politician (d. 1679)
1666 – Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German organist and composer (d. 1727)
1694 – Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect and politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1753)
1710 – James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer (d. 1776)
1723 – Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer (d. 1797)
1725 – Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, English admiral and politician (d. 1786)
1767 – Nicolas Oudinot, French general (d. 1847)
1770 – Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)
1775 – Carlota Joaquina of Spain (d. 1830)
1776 – Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh (d. 1857)
1843 – Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (d. 1878)
1849 – Felix Klein, German mathematician (d. 1925)
1850 – Luise Adolpha Le Beau, German composer (d. 1927)
1851 – Leopoldo Alas, Spanish author (d. 1901)
1862 – Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon, English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1933)
1868 – John Moisant, American pilot and engineer (d. 1910)
1871 – Lorne Currie, French-English sailor (d. 1926)
1873 – Walter de la Mare, English poet and author (d. 1956)
1874 – Guglielmo Marconi, Italian businessman and inventor, developed Marconi's law, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)
1874 – Ernest Webb, English race walker (d. 1937)
1876 – Jacob Nicol, Canadian publisher, lawyer, and politician (d. 1958)
1878 – William Merz, American gymnast (d. 1946)
1887 – Kojo Tovalou Houénou, Beninese politician and writer (d. 1936)
1892 – Maud Hart Lovelace, American author (d. 1980)
1897 – Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (d. 1965)
1898 – Fred Haney, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)
1900 – Gladwyn Jebb, English politician and diplomat, Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 1996)
1900 – Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
1902 – Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist and academic (d. 1964)
1902 – Mary Miles Minter, American actress (d. 1984)
1903 – Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1987)
1905 – George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player and referee (d. 1986)
1906 – William J. Brennan, Jr., American colonel and jurist (d. 1997)
1908 – Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (d. 1965)
1909 – William Pereira, American architect, designed the Transamerica Pyramid (d. 1985)
1911 – Connie Marrero, Cuban baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
1912 – Earl Bostic, American saxophonist (d. 1965)
1913 – Nikolaos Roussen, Greek captain (d. 1944)
1913 – Kenneth Lee Spencer, American opera singer and actor (d. 1964)
1914 – Ross Lockridge, Jr., American author (d. 1948)
1915 – Mort Weisinger, American journalist (d. 1978)
1917 – Ella Fitzgerald, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)
1918 – Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French-American astronomer and academic (d. 1995)
1918 – Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (d. 2006)
1919 – Finn Helgesen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 2011)
1920 – Jean Carmet, French actor (d. 1994)
1920 – Robert Q. Lewis, American game show host and actor (d. 1991)
1921 – Karel Appel, Dutch painter and sculptor (d. 2006)
1923 – Francis Graham-Smith, English astronomer
1923 – Melissa Hayden, Canadian-American ballerina (d. 2006)
1923 – Albert King, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)
1924 – Franco Mannino, Italian pianist, composer, director, and playwright (d. 2005)
1924 – Paulo Vanzolini, Brazilian singer-songwriter and zoologist (d. 2013)
1925 – Tony Christopher, Baron Christopher, English union leader and businessman
1925 – Sammy Drechsel, German comedian and journalist (d. 1986)
1925 – Kay E. Kuter, American actor (d. 2003)
1925 – Louis O'Neil, Canadian educator and politician
1926 – Johnny Craig, American illustrator (d. 2001)
1926 – Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (d. 2008)
1927 – Corín Tellado, Spanish author (d. 2009)
1927 – Albert Uderzo, French author and illustrator
1928 – Vassar Clements, American fiddler (Old and in the Way) (d. 2005)
1928 – Cy Twombly, American painter and sculptor, long based in Italy (d. 2011)
1929 – Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper
1930 – Paul Mazursky, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1930 – Godfrey Milton-Thompson, English admiral and surgeon (d. 2012)
1930 – Peter Schulz, German politician, Mayor of Hamburg (d. 2013)
1931 – Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1980)
1931 – James Fenton, Irish linguist and poet
1931 – David Shepherd, English painter
1932 – Meadowlark Lemon, American basketball player and actor
1932 – Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower (d. 1998)
1932 – William Roache, English actor
1933 – Jerry Leiber, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
1933 – Joyce Ricketts, American baseball player (d. 1992)
1934 – Peter McParland, Irish footballer and manager
1934 – Denny Miller, American actor (d. 2014)
1935 – Bob Gutowski, American pole vaulter (d. 1960)
1935 – Reinier Kreijermaat, Dutch footballer
1936 – Henck Arron, Surinamese politician, 1st Prime Ministers of the Republic of Suriname (d. 2000)
1938 – Roger Boisjoly, American engineer (d. 2012)
1938 – Ton Schulten, Dutch painter
1939 – Tarcisio Burgnich, Italian footballer and manager
1939 – Ted Kooser, American poet
1939 – Richard Lapthorne, English businessman
1939 – Michael Llewellyn-Smith, English academic and diplomat
1939 – Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky, Chinese-English historian and academic
1939 – Veronica Sutherland, British diplomat and academic
1940 – Jochen Borchert, German politician
1940 – Al Pacino, American actor and director
1941 – Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan
1941 – Bertrand Tavernier, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
1942 – Mr. Hito, Japanese wrestler (d. 2010)
1942 – Jon Kyl, American lawyer and politician
1943 – Tony Christie, English singer-songwriter and actor
1943 – Alan Feduccia, American ornithologist and academic
1944 – Len Goodman, English dancer
1944 – Stephen Nickell, English economist and academic
1945 – Stu Cook, American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Creedence Clearwater)
1945 – Richard C. Hoagland, American theorist and author
1945 – Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (ABBA and Hootenanny Singers)
1946 – Talia Shire, American actress
1946 – Peter Sutherland, Irish lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Ireland
1946 – Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian colonel, lawyer, and politician
1947 – Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer and manager
1947 – Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor
1948 – Mike Selvey, English cricketer and sportscaster
1948 – Yu Shyi-kun, Taiwanese politician, 39th Premier of the Republic of China
1949 – Michael Brown, American keyboard player and songwriter (The Left Banke and Stories) (d. 2015)
1949 – James Fenton, English poet and critic
1949 – Vicente Pernía, Argentinian footballer and race car driver
1949 – Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician
1950 – Donnell Deeny, British judge
1950 – Steve Ferrone, English drummer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Average White Band)
1950 – Peter Jurasik, American actor
1950 – Apollo Quiboloy, Filipino religious leader
1951 – Ian McCartney, Scottish politician, Minister of State for Trade
1952 – Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist and composer
1952 – Vladislav Tretiak, Russian ice hockey player
1952 – Jacques Santini, French footballer and coach
1953 – Ron Clements, American animator, producer, and screenwriter
1953 – Anthony Venables, British economist
1954 – Melvin Burgess, English author
1954 – Randy Cross, American football player and sportscaster
1954 – Róisín Shortall, Irish politician
1955 – Américo Gallego, Argentinian footballer and coach
1955 – Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor and singer
1955 – Zev Siegl, American businessman, co-founded Starbucks
1956 – Dominique Blanc, French actress
1956 – Jaroslava Schallerová, Czech actress
1956 – Andres Sõber, Estonian basketball player and coach
1957 – Eric Bristow, English darts player
1957 – Theo de Rooij, Dutch cyclist and manager
1958 – Fish, Scottish singer-songwriter and actor (Marillion)
1959 – Clarissa Burt, American model and actress
1959 – Paul Madden, British diplomat, British High Commissioner to Australia
1959 – Daniel Kash, Canadian actor and director
1959 – Tony Phillips, American baseball player
1960 – Michael Lohan, American father of Lindsay Lohan
1960 – Robert Peston, English journalist
1960 – Bruce Redman, Australian director, producer, and critic
1961 – Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American educator, pundit and author
1962 – Foeke Booy, Dutch footballer and manager
1963 – Joy Covey, American businesswoman (d. 2013)
1963 – Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, French actress
1963 – David Moyes, Scottish footballer and manager
1963 – Bernd Müller, German footballer and manager
1963 – Paul Wassif, British guitar player
1964 – Hank Azaria, American actor and director
1964 – Andy Bell, English singer-songwriter and DJ (Erasure)
1964 – Fiona Bruce, British journalist
1965 – Eric Avery, American bass player and songwriter (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, and Polar Bear)
1965 – Mark Bryant, American basketball player
1965 – Simon Fowler, English singer and guitarist (Ocean Colour Scene and Merrymouth)
1965 – John Henson, American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2014)
1966 – Man Arenas, Belgian-Spanish production designer and illustrator
1966 – James Stacy Barbour, American actor and singer
1966 – Diego Domínguez, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1966 – Femke Halsema, Dutch politician
1966 – Darren Holmes, American baseball player
1966 – Erik Pappas, American baseball player and coach
1966 – Rubén Sosa, Uruguayan footballer and coach
1967 – Tim Davie, English broadcaster
1969 – Joe Buck, American sportscaster
1969 – Martin Koolhoven, Dutch director and screenwriter
1969 – Gina Torres, American actress
1969 – Darren Woodson, American football player and sportscaster
1969 – Renée Zellweger, American actress and producer
1970 – Jason Lee, American skateboarder, actor, and producer
1970 – Tomoko Kawakami, Japanese voice actress (d. 2011)
1970 – Steve Tovar, American football player and coach
1970 – Jason Wiles, American actor
1971 – Sara Baras, Spanish dancer
1971 – Brad Clontz, American baseball player
1972 – Zaza Zazirov, Ukrainian wrestler
1973 – Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin)
1974 – Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou
1974 – Dean Phoenix, Mexican porn actor
1975 – Emily Bergl, English-American actress
1975 – Jacque Jones, American baseball player and coach
1976 – Gilberto da Silva Melo, Brazilian footballer
1976 – Tim Duncan, American basketball player
1976 – Kim Jong-kook, South Korean singer (Turbo)
1976 – Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player
1976 – Kristin Sutton, American actress and voice over actress
1977 – Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer-songwriter (One)
1977 – Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer
1977 – Tommy Mac, Canadian bass player (Hedley)
1977 – Marguerite Moreau, American actress
1977 – Paavo Siljamäki, Finnish DJ and producer (Above & Beyond)
1977 – Matthew West, American singer-songwriter and actor
1978 – Letícia Birkheuer, Brazilian model and actress
1978 – Duncan Kibet, Kenyan runner
1978 – Matt Walker, English swimmer
1980 – Ben Johnston, Scottish drummer and songwriter (Biffy Clyro)
1980 – James Johnston, Scottish bass player and songwriter (Biffy Clyro)
1980 – Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor
1980 – Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer
1980 – Lee Spick, English snooker player (d. 2015)
1980 – Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player
1980 – Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist
1981 – Dwone Hicks, American football player
1981 – Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
1981 – John McFall, British Paralympic sprinter
1981 – Anja Pärson, Swedish skier
1982 – Brian Barton, American baseball player
1982 – Monty Panesar, English cricketer
1982 – Marco Russo, Italian footballer
1983 – J. P. Howell, American baseball player
1983 – Joanne Peh, Singaporean actress
1983 – Johnathan Thurston, Australian rugby player
1983 – DeAngelo Williams, American football player
1983 – Nick Willis, New Zealand runner
1984 – Robert Andino, American baseball player
1984 – Antonio Cromartie, American football player
1984 – Melonie Diaz, American actress
1984 – Jen Johnson, American model and actress
1984 – Isaac Kiprono Songok, Kenyan runner
1984 – Andre' Woodson, American football player and coach
1985 – Jadyn Maria, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter
1985 – Giedo van der Garde, Dutch race car driver
1986 – Daniel Sharman, British actor
1986 – John DeLuca, American actor
1986 – Alexei Emelin, Russian ice hockey player
1986 – Claudia Rath, German heptathlete
1987 – Razak Boukari, Togolese footballer
1987 – Jay Park, American-South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor(2PM and Art of Movement)
1987 – Johann Smith, American soccer player
1988 – James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player
1988 – Sara Paxton, American actress
1989 – Victor Engström, Swedish Bandy player (d. 2013)
1989 – Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Canadian skier
1989 – Michael van Gerwen, Dutch darts player
1989 – Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, Chinese 11th Panchen Lama
1990 – Jean-Éric Vergne, French race car driver
1990 – Taylor Walker, Australian footballer
1993 – Alex Bowman, American race car driver
1993 – Raphaël Varane, French footballer
1993 – Daniel Norris, American baseball player
1996 – Allisyn Ashley Arm, American actress

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