Famous Birthdays on August 25

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1530 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84), born in Kolomenskoye, Russia (d. 1584)

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1561 Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1632)
  • 1624 François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France, born in Forez, France (d. 1709)
  • 1662 John Leverett the Younger, American President of Harvard (d. 1724)
  • 1664 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent
  • 1691 Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1736)
  • 1718 Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer
  • 1724 George Stubbs, British animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion), born in Liverpool (d. 1806)
  • 1741 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer, born in Bischofswerda, Germany (d. 1792)
  • 1744 Johann G von Herder, German philosopher, theologist and poet, born in Morąg, Poland (d. 1803)
  • 1758 Franz Teyber, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1810)
  • 1767 Antoine Louis Léon de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer, born in Decize, France (d. 1794)
  • 1786 [Charles] Louis I, (Augustus), King of Bavaria (Lola Montez)
  • 1788 Cornelis J van Assen, Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution), born in Harlingen, Friesland (d. 1859)
  • 1796 James Lick, American land baron in California, born in Stumpstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1876)
  • 1803 Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duque de Caxias and Brazilian military leader, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1880)
  • 1811 Joseph Dana Webster, American civil engineer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hampton, New Hampshire
  • 1812 Percival Drayton, American Caption (Union Navy), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1865)
  • 1819 Allan Pinkerton, American private detective and founder of Chicago detective agency, born in Glasgow (d. 1894)
  • 1823 John Newton, American engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • 1825 Henry Warner Birge, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1888)
  • 1836 Bret Harte, American author (Outcasts of Poker Flat), born in Albany, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1841 Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, Thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1917)
  • 1845 Ludwig II, Mad king of Bavaria (1864-86), born in Nymphenburg Palace, Munich, Germany (d. 1886)
  • 1846 Louise J Gautier, French poetess
  • 1851 [Willem] Alexander KHF, prince of Orange/Netherlands
  • 1860 George Fawcett, American actor (Intolerance), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1939)
  • 1867 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1868 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter, born in Corfu Island, Greece (d. 1942)
  • 1877 Joshua L. Cowen, American inventor (electric train), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1880 Robert E. Stolz, Austrian composer and conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1975)
  • 1882 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), born in Abbotstown, Dublin (d. 1966)
  • 1887 Olav Fartein Valen, Norwegian composer, born in Stavanger, Norway (d. 1952)
  • 1891 Alberto Savinio [Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico], Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse), born in Athens (d. 1952)
  • 1891 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer
  • 1891 Samuel Gardner, American composer, born in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine (d. 1984)
  • 1893 Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher, born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 1962)
  • 1896 Dick Ryan, American actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1969)
  • 1897 Jaroslav Ridky, composer
  • 1898 Helmut Hasse, German mathematician, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1898 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Mary Bruce, American tap dance teacher, born in Chicago (d. 1995)
  • 1901 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright and director (Tivoli), born in Ribe, Denmark (d. 1961)
  • 1902 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1903 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1990)
  • 1903 Arpad Elo, American chess writer and creator of the Elo rating system for two-player games such as chess, born in Egyházaskesző, Hungary (d. 1992)
  • 1905 Undine Smith Moore, African-American composer, born in Jarratt, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1905 Faustina Kowalska, Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic, born in Głogowiec, Poland (d. 1938)
  • 1906 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU), born in Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Mollie Panter-Downes, British writer and columnist (The Shoreless Sea), born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Jim Smith[Cedric Ivan James Smith], English cricketer, born in Corsham, Wiltshire, England (d. 1979)

  • 1907 Desmond Flower, English publisher, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1908 Philip Coolidge, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1909 Arwel Hughes, Welsh composer, born in Rhosllannerchrugog, Wales (d. 1988)
  • 1909 Michael Rennie, English actor (Day the Earth Stood Still), born in Idle, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1971)
  • 1910 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • 1910 J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1910 Pierre Musy, Swiss 4-man bobsled (Olympic gold 1936), born in Albeuve, Switzerland (d. 1990)
  • 1910 Dorothea Tanning, American artist (Nachtmusik, 1943, Night Shadow, 1945), born in Galesburg, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1911 Jacopo Napoli, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1911 Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp), Vietnamese general and politician, born in Lệ Thủy District, Vietnam (d. 2013)
  • 1912 Erich Honecker, German politician, Head of State of East Germany 1971-89), born in Neunkirchen (d. 1994)
  • 1913 Walt Kelly, American cartoonist and animator (Pogo), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1913 Don DeFore, American actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Alexei Haieff, American composer (Princess Zondilda), born in Biagoveschensk, Siberia (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Walter Trampler, American violist (Beaux Arts Trio), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1916 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, American actor and director (Napoleon, Sunset Blvd), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1968)
  • 1916 Frederick Robbins, American pediatrician and bacteriologist (Nobel 1954), born in Auburn, Alabama (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Van Johnson, American actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2008)
  • 1916 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator and flying ace of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, born in Saga District, Japan (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), born in Elberon, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • 1918 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1918 Richard Greene, English composer and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)

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1919 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, born in Clio, Alabama (d. 1998)

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • 1920 Jef Diederen, Dutch painter, born in Heerlen, Netherlands (d. 2009)
  • 1921 Brian Moore, Irish novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1999)
  • 1921 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), born in Winnipeg Canada (d. 2017)
  • 1921 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician, born in Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer, songwriter and programmer, born in Hoogeveen, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • 1925 Thea Astley, Australian novelist and short-story writer, born in Queensland, Australia (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Althea Gibson, American golfer and 1st African American tennis champion in a major event, born in Clarendon Country, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Karl Korte, American composer, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1928 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, born in Horace, Nebraska (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Ariana CE Amsberg, Dutch publicist/actress (Aside, Sekstant)
  • 1930 Page Johnson, actress (Passages from Finnegan's Wake), born in Welch, West Virginia

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1930 Sean Connery, Scottish actor (James Bond films), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1930 Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (Mary Hartman, Misery), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1930 Bruce Allpress, New Zealand actor
  • 1931 Regis Philbin, American talk & game show host (Joey Bishop Show, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1932 Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Sadovoye, Russia (d. 2005)
  • 1933 Tom Skerritt, actor (Ryan's Four, Alien, Big Bad Mama), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1933 Wayne Shorter, American jazz musician (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1934 John Stears, special effects expert (Dr No), born in Middlesex, England
  • 1934 Valery F. Bykovsky, USSR cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22, 31/39), born in Pavlovsky Posad, Soviet Union
  • 1934 Lise Bacon, French-Canadian politician, born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
  • 1934 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host and Senator, born in Iriga, Philippines
  • 1934 Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 4th President of Iran (1989-97) and de facto commander-in-chief of the Iranian military during the Iran-Iraq War, born in Bahreman, Persia (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Lones Wigger, shooter (Oly-gold/silver-1964, 72), born in Great Falls, Montana
  • 1935 Charles Wright, American poet (Black Zodiac), born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee
  • 1936 Max Beauvoir, Haiti Chief Voodoo Priest, born in Haiti (d. 2015)
  • 1938 David Canary, actor (Bonanza, One Life to Live), born in Elwood, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Frederick Forsyth, British author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File), born in Ashford, Kent, England
  • 1939 John Badham, English-born American director (Dracula, Short Circuit), born in Luton, England
  • 1939 Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Issue Blum), born in Schiedam, Netherlands
  • 1940 Jose Van Dam, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • 1941 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1996)
  • 1942 Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), born in Surrey England (d. 1980)
  • 1942 Margaret L. Thompson Murdock, American army and first woman to win medal for small bore rifle (Olympic silver 76), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1942 Nathan Deal, American attorney and politician (Rep-D-Georgia), born in Millen, Georgia
  • 1942 Walter Williams, American rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1944 Anthony Heald, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1944 Sherley Anne Williams, American poet and novelist (Dessa Rose), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1944 Conrad Black, Canadian-born British newspaper magnate, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1944 Pat Martino, American jazz guitarist (2004 Guitar Player of the Year, Down Beat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946 Larry LaRocco, American politician (Rep-D-Idaho), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946 Rollie Fingers, American baseball relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, MVP/Cy Young-1981), born in Steubenville, Ohio
  • 1946 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children's books author (Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose), born in Bayside, New York
  • 1946 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), born in Richlands, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Anne Archer, actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947 Wim van Gelder, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Baarn, Netherlands
  • 1949 Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz], Israeli-American rock guitarist (KISS, Rock and Roll All Nite), born in Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • 1949 John Savage, American actor (The Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers), born in Old Bethpage, New York
  • 1949 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1949 Fariborz Lachini, Iranian-Canadian composer, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1950 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • 1950 Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951 Rob Halford, English heavy metal singer-songwriter (Judas Priest - Got Another Thing), born in Sutton Coldfield, England
  • 1952 Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's), born in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • 1952 Geoff Downes, English keyboardist (Buggles, Yes, Asia), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England
  • 1954 Elvis Costello [Declan Patrick McManus], English rock vocalist (Allison), born in Paddington, London
  • 1954 Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
  • 1954 Marty Jourard, American keyboardist and vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1955 Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician, born in Thirumangalam, India
  • 1956 Matt Aitken, English songwriter and rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block), born in Coventry, England
  • 1956 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1986)
  • 1957 Sikander Bakht,Pakistani cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's), born in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • 1958 Christian LeBlanc, American actor (Michael Baldwin-Young & Restless), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958 Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine)

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1958 Tim Burton, American film director (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), born in Burbank, California

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • 1960 Ashley Crow, American actress (Heroes-Sandra Bennet), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1961 Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart), born in Flatwoods, Kentucky
  • 1961 Joanne Whalley, actress (Scandal), born in Manchester, England
  • 1962 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker
  • 1962 Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York
  • 1962 Shahid Mahboob, Pakistani cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • 1962 Vivian Campbell, Irish heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again), born in Belfast, Ireland
  • 1962 David Packer, American actor (Almost Heroes), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1963 James Backhouse, British artist
  • 1964 Blair Underwood, American actor (Jonathan-LA Law, High Incident), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1964 Morgan Englund, actor (Dylan Lewis-Guiding Light)
  • 1964 Timothy Nicholson, journalist
  • 1964 Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician, born in Khimki, Russia
  • 1964 Vassilios Kotronias, Greek chess grandmaster, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1964 Marti Noxon, American television writer and producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Cornelius Bennett, American NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1965 Kathleen Horvath, tennis player (French Open Jr 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965 Nate Odomes, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1965 Sanjeev Sharma, cricketer (Indian pace bowler 1988-89)
  • 1965 Mia Zapata, American singer (The Gits) (d. 1993)
  • 1966 Albert Belle, outfielder (Indians, White Sox), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1966 Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist
  • 1966 Robert Maschio, American Actor ("The Todd" in Scrubs)
  • 1967 Jeff Tweedy, American singer (Wilco)
  • 1968 Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 1968 Rafet El Roman, Turkish singer and composer
  • 1968 Stuart Murdoch, Scottish musician (Belle & Sebastian)
  • 1968 Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer and composer
  • 1968 Spider One [Michael David Cummings], American musician (Powerman 5000). born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • 1969 Catriona Matthew, golfer (1995 British Open-12th), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1969 Derek Fung, Hong Kong, Canadian Tour golfer
  • 1969 Elly Hakami, tennis star, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969 Mike Gisler, corner (New England Patriots)
  • 1969 Mike Jones, NFL defensive end (NE Patriots)
  • 1969 Vivek Razdan, cricket pace bowler (Indian Test 1989-90)
  • 1970 Claudia Schiffer, German supermodel and fashion designer (Elle, Rolling Stone), born in Rheinbach, Germany
  • 1970 Debbie Graham, tennis star (1993 Taranto doubles), born in Walnut Creek, California
  • 1970 Doug Glanville, outfielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Hackensack, New York
  • 1970 Katherine "Katie" Scanlon, Fairfield Ct, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1970 Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)
  • 1970 Ronald Waterreus, soccer player (Roda JC, PSV)
  • 1970 Jo Dee Messina, American country music singer
  • 1971 Makoto Kawahira, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • 1971 Michael Chack, Toms River NJ, figure skater (1997 Pac Coast Sr champ)
  • 1971 Quintis "Chico" Ristie, Suriname radio host
  • 1971 Mike Lockwood, professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1971 Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer
  • 1972 Bryan Stoltenberg, corner (NY Giants)
  • 1972 Marlo Perry, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)
  • 1972 Marvin Harrison, wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1972 Tony Dumas, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1973 Fatih Akin, Turkish-German film director
  • 1974 Chris Mantilla, diver (Olympics-96), born in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • 1974 Darren Benson, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974 Mike Jenkins, wide receiver (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1974 Eric Millegan, American actor
  • 1974 Dave Luza, Dutch comedian
  • 1975 Molly Tuter, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • 1975 Petria Thomas, Lismore NSW Australia, swimmer (Olympics-silver-96)
  • 1975 Jeremy Horn, American MMA Fighter
  • 1976 Philippe Comtois, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec