Thursday, June 25, 2015

June 25 Birthdays

1242 – Beatrice of England (d. 1275)
1328 – William de Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English commander (d. 1397)
1373 – Joanna II of Naples (d. 1435)
1560 – Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)
1612 – John Albert Vasa, Polish cardinal (d. 1634)
1709 – Francesco Araja, Italian composer (d. 1762)
1715 – Joseph Foullon de Doué, French politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1789)
1755 – Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)
1799 – David Douglas, Scottish-English botanist and explorer (d. 1834)
1814 – Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (d. 1896)
1852 – Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (d. 1926)
1858 – Georges Courteline, French author and playwright (d. 1929)
1860 – Gustave Charpentier, French composer (d. 1956)
1863 – Émile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat (d. 1935)
1864 – Walther Nernst, German chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)
1884 – Géza Gyóni, Hungarian poet (d. 1917)
1884 – Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art collector and historian (d. 1979)
1886 – Henry H. Arnold, American general (d. 1950)
1887 – George Abbott, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)
1887 – Frigyes Karinthy, Hungarian author, poet, and journalist (d. 1938)
1892 – Shirō Ishii, Japanese microbiologist and general (d. 1959)
1894 – Hermann Oberth, Romanian-German physicist and engineer (d. 1989)
1900 – Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (d. 1979)
1900 – Zinaida Aksentyeva, Ukrainian/Soviet astronomer (d. 1969)
1901 – Harold Roe Bartle, American politician, 47th Mayor of Kansas City (d. 1974)
1902 – Prince Chichibu of Japan (d. 1953)
1903 – George Orwell, Indian-American author and critic (d. 1950)
1903 – Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
1905 – Rupert Wildt, German astronomer (d. 1976)
1907 – J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
1908 – Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and academic (d. 2000)
1911 – William Howard Stein, American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
1912 – William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)
1913 – Cyril Fletcher, English actor (d. 2005)
1917 – Nils Karlsson, Swedish skier (d. 2012)
1918 – P. H. Newby, English author (d. 1997)
1921 – Celia Franca, English-Canadian ballerina, founded the National Ballet of Canada (d. 2007)
1922 – Johnny Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)
1923 – Sam Francis, American painter (d. 1994)
1923 – Dorothy Gilman, American author (d. 2012)
1924 – Sidney Lumet, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
1924 – Madan Mohan, Iraqi-Indian composer (d. 1975)
1925 – Clifton Chenier, American singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 1987)
1925 – June Lockhart, American actress
1925 – Robert Venturi, American architect and educator
1926 – Margaret Anstee, English diplomat
1926 – Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian author and poet (d. 1973)
1926 – Kep Enderby, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 23rd Attorney-General for Australia (d. 2015)
1927 – Antal Róka, Hungarian runner (d. 1970)
1927 – Newton Russell, American politician (d. 2013)
1927 – Chuck Smith, American pastor, founded the Calvary Chapel (d. 2013)
1927 – Arnold Wolfendale, English astronomer and academic
1928 – Peyo, Belgian author and illustrator, created The Smurfs (d. 1992)
1928 – Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1928 – Michel Brault, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
1928 – Bill Russo, American pianist and composer (d. 2003)
1928 – Alex Toth, American animator and screenwriter (d. 2006)
1929 – Eric Carle, American author and illustrator
1929 – Francesco Marchisano, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)
1931 – V. P. Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (d. 2008)
1932 – Peter Blake, English painter
1932 – George Sluizer, French-Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1933 – James Meredith, American activist
1933 – Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, designed the Porto School of Architecture
1934 – Jean Geissinger, American baseball player (d. 2014)
1934 – Jack W. Hayford, American minister and author
1934 – Beatriz Sheridan, Mexican actress and director (d. 2006)
1935 – Larry Kramer, American author, playwright, and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis
1935 – Tony Lanfranchi, English race car driver (d. 2004)
1935 – Charles Sheffield, English-American mathematician, physicist, and author (d. 2002)
1936 – B. J. Habibie, Indonesian engineer and politician, 3rd President of Indonesia
1936 – Bert Hölldobler, German biologist and author
1935 – Eddie Floyd, American singer-songwriter (The Falcons)
1937 – Derek Foster, Baron Foster of Bishop Auckland, English politician
1937 – Karin Graßhof, German jurist
1937 – Doreen Wells, English ballerina and actress
1939 – Allen Fox, American tennis player
1940 – Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer
1940 – A. J. Quinnell, English author (d. 2005)
1940 – Clint Warwick, English bass player (The Moody Blues) (d. 2004)
1941 – Denys Arcand, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
1941 – Eddie Large, Scottish comedian and actor
1941 – Roy Marsden, English actor
1942 – Patricia Brake, English actress
1942 – Nikiforos Diamandouros, Greek academic and politician
1942 – Willis Reed, American basketball player, coach, and manager
1942 – Michel Tremblay, Canadian author and playwright
1944 – Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1945 – Gary David Goldberg, American screenwriter and television producer (d. 2013)
1945 – Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter
1945 – Philip Watts, English priest
1946 – Roméo Dallaire, Dutch-Canadian general and politician
1947 – John Hilton, English table tennis player
1947 – John Powell, American discus thrower
1947 – Jimmie Walker, American actor
1949 – Richard Clarke, Irish archbishop
1949 – Patrick Tambay, French race car driver
1950 – Nitza Saul, Israeli-English actress
1950 – Marcello Toninelli, Italian author
1952 – Péter Erdő, Hungarian cardinal
1952 – Tim Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter (Finn Brothers, Crowded House, and Split Enz)
1952 – Martin Gerschwitz, German singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Iron Butterfly)
1952 – Alan Green, Northern Irish sportscaster
1953 – Olivier Ameisen, French-American cardiologist and educator (d. 2013)
1954 – Mario Lessard, Canadian ice hockey player
1954 – David Paich, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer (Toto)
1954 – Daryush Shokof, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter
1954 – Sonia Sotomayor, American judge
1956 – Anthony Bourdain, American chef and author
1956 – Frank Paschek, German long jumper
1956 – Boris Trajkovski, Macedonian politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
1957 – Greg Millen, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1959 – Lutz Dombrowski, German long jumper
1959 – Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper
1959 – Efren Reyes, Jr., Filipino actor
1959 – Paris Themmen, American actor
1959 – Bobbie Vaile, Australian astrophysicist (d. 1996)
1960 – Alastair Bruce, English journalist and author
1960 – Craig Johnston, South African-Australian footballer
1960 – Brian Hayward, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
1961 – Timur Bekmambetov, Kazakh director, producer, and screenwriter
1961 – Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, director, and producer
1962 – Phill Jupitus, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
1963 – Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
1963 – John Benjamin Hickey, American actor
1963 – Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author
1963 – George Michael, English singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
1964 – Dell Curry, American basketball player and coach
1964 – Johnny Herbert, English race car driver
1964 – Greg Raymer, American poker player
1964 – Emma Suárez, Spanish actress
1966 – Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American basketball player
1967 – Tanel Tuhal, Estonian architect
1968 – Vaios Karagiannis, Greek footballer and manager
1970 – Ariel Gore, American journalist and author
1970 – Roope Latvala, Finnish guitarist (Children of Bodom, Stone, Sinergy, and Waltari)
1970 – Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete and politician
1970 – Aaron Sele, American baseball player
1971 – Karen Darke, English cyclist and author
1971 – Angela Kinsey, American actress
1971 – Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer and manager
1971 – Sébastien Levicq, French decathlete
1971 – Jason Lewis, American model and actor
1971 – Michael Tucker, American baseball player
1972 – Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican baseball player and coach
1972 – Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Libyan engineer and politician
1973 – René Corbet, Canadian ice hockey player
1973 – Milan Hnilička, Czech ice hockey player
1973 – Jamie Redknapp, English footballer and coach
1974 – Nisha Ganatra, Canadian director, prouder, and screenwriter
1974 – Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
1974 – Glen Metropolit, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 – Chenoa, Argentinian-Spanish singer
1975 – Kiur Aarma, Estonian journalist and guitarist
1975 – Linda Cardellini, American actress
1975 – Albert Costa, Spanish tennis player
1975 – Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress
1975 – Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player
1975 – Michele Merkin, American model and television host
1976 – José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer
1976 – Carlos Nieto, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
1977 – Layla El, English wrestler, model, and dancer
1977 – Lola Ponce, Argentinian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress
1978 – Aramis Ramírez, Dominican-American baseball player
1978 – Luke Scott, American baseball player
1978 – Aftab Shivdasani, Indian actor and producer
1978 – Chakrit Yamnam, Thai actor
1979 – Marko Albert, Estonian triathlete
1979 – Hirooki Goto, Japanese wrestler
1979 – Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer
1979 – Busy Philipps, American actress
1980 – Maja Latinović, Serbian model
1980 – Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress and singer
1981 – Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
1981 – Irina Osipova, Russian basketball player
1981 – Sheridan Smith, English actress, singer, and dancer
1981 – Pooja Umashankar, Sri Lankan-Indian actress
1982 – Rain, South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
1982 – Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player
1983 – Cristian Baroni, Brazilian footballer
1983 – Marc Janko, Austrian footballer
1984 – Lauren Bush, American model and fashion designer
1985 – Karim Matmour, Algerian footballer
1986 – Charlie Davies, American soccer player
1986 – Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer and actress (GAM, Gomattō, 3nin Matsuri, and Def.Diva)
1987 – Brian Canter, American bull rider
1987 – Alissa Czisny, American figure skater
1987 – Takahiro Itō, Japanese actor (d. 2009)
1988 – Jhonas Enroth, Swedish ice hockey player
1988 – Miguel Layún, Mexican footballer
1989 – Zaden Alexander, Portuguese actor
1989 – Rafael Morais, Portuguese actor
1990 – Andi Eigenmann, Filipino actress
1991 – Kyousuke Hamao, Japanese actor and singer
1991 – Shōta Iizuka, Japanese sprinter
1991 – Liisi Rist, Estonian cyclist
1991 – Christa Theret, French actress
1991 – Anna Zaja, German tennis player
1993 – Piero Vergara, Filipino actor

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