Famous Birthdays on 25th August

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1530 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84)

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1561 Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer (d. 1632)
  • 1624 François de la Chaise, French confessor of Louis XIV of France (d. 1709)
  • 1662 John Leverett the Younger, American educator (d. 1724)
  • 1664 Johan van de Bergh, Leids regent
  • 1718 Johann Jacob Rowalt, composer
  • 1724 George Stubbs, England, animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion)
  • 1741 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian (d. 1792)
  • 1744 Johann G von Herder, German philosopher/theologist/poet
  • 1758 Franz Teyber, composer
  • 1767 Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer (d. 1794)
  • 1775 Charlotte J T, infant of Portugal (Court in Rio de Janeiro)
  • 1786 [Charles] Louis I, (Augustus), King of Bavaria (Lola Montez)
  • 1788 Cornelis J van Assen, Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution)
  • 1796 James Lick, American land baron (d. 1876)
  • 1803 Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, the Duque de Caxias, Brazilian military leader
  • 1811 Joseph Dana Webster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1812 Percival Drayton, Capt (Union Navy), (d. 1865)
  • 1819 Allan Pinkerton, founded Chicago detective agency
  • 1823 John Newton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • 1825 Henry Warner Birge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1836 Bret Harte, US, author (Outcasts of Poker Flat)
  • 1841 Theodor Kocher, Swiss surgeon, thyroid specialist (Nobel 1909)
  • 1845 Ludwig II, mad king of Bavaria (1864-86)
  • 1846 Louise J Gautier, French poetess
  • 1851 [Willem] Alexander KHF, prince of Orange/Netherlands
  • 1860 George Fawcett, US actor (Intolerance)
  • 1867 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (d. 1951)
  • 1868 Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter
  • 1877 Joshua L Cowen, inventor (electric train)
  • 1880 Robert E Stolz, Austrian composer/conductor (...smaller guard)
  • 1882 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician (d. 1966)
  • 1887 Olav Fartein Valen, composer
  • 1891 Alberto Savinio, [Andrea de Chirico], Italian writer/composer
  • 1891 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer
  • 1891 Samuel Gardner, composer
  • 1893 Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher (d. 1962)
  • 1896 Dick Ryan, CT, actor (For Heaven's Sake, Born to be Bad)
  • 1897 Jaroslav Ridky, composer
  • 1898 Helmut Hasse, German mathematician (d. 1975)
  • 1898 Arthur Wood, England cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1900 Mary Bruce, dance Teacher
  • 1901 Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director (Tivoli)
  • 1902 Stefan Wolpe, composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1903 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian/US psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment)
  • 1903 Arpad Elo, American chess writer (d. 1992)
  • 1905 Undine Smith Moore, composer
  • 1905 Faustina Kowalska, Polish mystic (d. 1938)
  • 1906 Eugen Gerstenmaier, German politician (CDU)
  • 1906 Mollie Panter-Downes, writer
  • 1906 William J Brennan, Newark, supreme court justice (1957-90) [or 4/25]
  • 1906 Jim Smith, England cricketer (d. 1979)
  • 1907 Desmond Flower, publisher
  • 1908 Esther Waterhouse, doctor/methodist
  • 1908 Philip Coolidge, Concord MA, actor (I Want to Live, Tingler)
  • 1909 Arwel Hughes, composer
  • 1909 Michael Rennie, England, actor (Robe, Klatuu-Day the Earth Stood Still)
  • 1910 Ruby Keeler, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street)
  • 1910 J B Charles, [Willem H Nagel], criminologist/writer
  • 1910 Pierre Musy, Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1910 Dorothea Tanning, Galesburg, Illinios, artist (Nachtmusik,1943, Night Shadow, 1945), (d. 2012)
  • 1911 Jacopo Napoli, composer
  • 1911 Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp), Vietnamese general and statesman, (d. 2013)
  • 1912 Erich Honecker, Germany, Pres (East Germany)
  • 1913 Walt Kelly, cartoonist, creator (Pogo)
  • 1913 Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1914 Alexei Haieff, Blagovestchensk Siberia, composer (Princess Zondilda)
  • 1915 Walter Trampler, Munich Germany, violist (Beaux Arts Trio)
  • 1916 Erich Von Stroheim Jr, actor/director (Napoleon, Sunset Blvd)
  • 1916 Frederic Robbins, US bacteriologist
  • 1916 Van Johnson, Newport RI, actor (Brigadoon) always wore red socks
  • 1916 Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist; Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1916 Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator (d. 2000)
  • 1917 Don Defore, actor (George-Hazel, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1917 Mel Ferrer, Elberon New Jersey, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor)
  • 1918 Leonard Bernstein, Lawrence MA, conductor/composer (West Side Story)
  • 1918 Richard Greene, Plymouth England, composer/actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood)
  • 1919 George C Wallace, Clio Ala, (gov-D-Ala)/pres candidate
  • 1920 Jef Diederen, Dutch painter
  • 1921 Brian Moore, Ireland, novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife)
  • 1921 Bryce Mackasey, Canadian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1922 Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer/song writer/programmer
  • 1923 Monty Hall, Winnipeg Canada, TV game show host (Lets Make a Deal)
  • 1925 Thea Astley, Australian writer, (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Althea Gibson, Silver SC, 1st African American tennis champion in a major event
  • 1928 Karl Korte, composer
  • 1928 Darrell Johnson, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • 1930 Ariana CE Amsberg, Dutch publicist/actress (Aside, Sekstant)
  • 1930 Page Johnson, WV, actress (Passages from Finnegan's Wake)

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

  • 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, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1933 Tom Skerritt, actor (Ryan's Four, Alien, Big Bad Mama), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1933 Wayne Shorter, Newark New Jersey, American jazz musician (Weather Report)
  • 1934 John Stears, Middlesex England, special effects expert (Dr No)
  • 1934 Valery F Bykovsky, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok V, Soyuz 22, 31/39)
  • 1934 Lise Bacon, French Canadian politician
  • 1934 Eddie Ilarde, Filipino disk jockey, television host, and Senator
  • 1935 Lones Wigger, Great Falls Mont, shooter (Oly-gold/silver-1964, 72)
  • 1935 Charles Wright, American poet
  • 1936 Max Beauvoir, Haiti Chief Voodoo Priest, (d. 2015)
  • 1938 David Canary, actor (Bonanza, One Life to Live), born in Elwood, Indiana (d. 2015)
  • 1938 Frederick Forsyth, author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File)
  • 1939 John Badham, Luton England, director (Dracula, Short Circuit)
  • 1939 Liselot[te JM] Beekmeyer, actress (Issue Blum)
  • 1940 Jose Van Dam, Brussels Belgium, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif)
  • 1941 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician
  • 1942 Imogen Hassall, Surrey England, Countess of Cleavage (Carry on Lovng)
  • 1942 Margaret L Thompson Murdock, US, small bore rifle (Olympic-silver-76)
  • 1942 Nathen Deal, (Rep-D-Georgia)
  • 1942 Walter Williams, US, rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl)
  • 1944 Anthony Heald, New Rochelle NY, actor (Orphans, Silence of Lambs)
  • 1944 Sherley Anne Williams, US literary (Dessa Rose)
  • 1944 Conrad Black, newspaper magnate
  • 1946 Larry LaRocco, (Rep-D-Idaho)
  • 1946 Rollie Fingers, relief pitcher (Oakland Athletics, MVP/Cy Young-1981)
  • 1946 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and Children's Author
  • 1946 Charlie Sanders, American football player (Detroit Lions), born in Richlands, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1947 Anne Archer, LA Cal, actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games)
  • 1947 Wim J van Gelder, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1949 Gene Simmons, [Chaim Witz], Haifa Israel, rock guitarist (KISS-Beth)
  • 1949 John Savage, Old Bethpage NY, actor (The Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers)
  • 1949 Martin Amis, English novelist
  • 1949 Fariborz Lachini, Canadian-Iranian composer
  • 1950 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], rock vocalist/guitarist (Mink Deville), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950 Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician
  • 1951 Rob Halford, heavy metal (Judas Priest-Got Another Thing) [or Oct 25]
  • 1952 Duleep Mendis, cricketer (big-hitting Sri Lankan batsman of 80's)
  • 1952 Geoff Downes, English keyboardist (Buggles, Yes, Asia)
  • 1954 Elvis Costello, [Declan Patrick McManus], Lon, rock vocalist (Allison)
  • 1954 Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
  • 1954 Martin Jourard, keyboardist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • 1955 Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician
  • 1956 Matt Aitken, rocker (Stock Aitken & Waterman-Road Block)
  • 1956 Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally driver (d. 1986)
  • 1957 Sikander Bakht, cricketer (Pakistani change bowler late 70's)
  • 1958 Christian LeBlanc, NC, actor (Michael Baldwin-Young & Restless)
  • 1958 Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine)

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

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton
  • 1960 Ashley Crow, American actress
  • 1961 Billy Ray Cyrus, Flatwoods Ky, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart)
  • 1961 Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Manchester England, actress (Kill Me Again)
  • 1962 Dan Turk, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1962 Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker
  • 1962 Ron Heller, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1962 Shahid Mahboob, cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989)
  • 1962 Vivian Campbell, heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again)
  • 1962 David Packer, American actor
  • 1963 James Backhouse, British artist
  • 1964 Blair Underwood, Tacomma Wash, actor (Jonathan-LA Law, High Incident)
  • 1964 Morgan Englund, actor (Dylan Lewis-Guiding Light)
  • 1964 Timothy Nicholson, journalist
  • 1964 Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician
  • 1964 Vassilios Kotronias, Greek chess grandmaster
  • 1964 Marti Noxon, American television writer and producer
  • 1965 Cornelius Bennett, NFL linebacker (Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills)
  • 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, Shreveport LA, outfielder (Indians, White Sox)
  • 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, American musician (Powerman 5000)
  • 1969 Catriona Matthew, Edinburgh Scotland, golfer (1995 British Open-12th)
  • 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, Rheinbach Germany, supermodel (Elle, Rolling Stone)
  • 1970 Debbie Graham, Walnut Creek California, tennis star (1993 Taranto doubles)
  • 1970 Doug Glanville, Hackensack NJ, outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • 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, West Palm Beach Fla, diver (Olympics-96)
  • 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)