Famous Birthdays on 25th February

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 277

  • 1398 Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
  • 1591 Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
  • 1635 Walraad, the Elder, Dutch fieldmarshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen
  • 1643 Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95)
  • 1663 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
  • 1680 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer
  • 1682 Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)
  • 1692 Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)
  • 1707 Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)
  • 1714 Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
  • 1714 René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
  • 1725 Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
  • 1727 Armand-Louis Couperin, French composer and organist (Notre Dame)
  • 1731 Simon Stijl, Frisian physician/writer
  • 1732 Robert Hudson, composer
  • 1735 Ernst William Wolf, composer
  • 1752 John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)

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1778 Jose de San Martin, Yapeyú Corrientes, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule

Revolutionary Leader José de San Martín
Revolutionary Leader
José de San Martín
  • 1788 Mateo Ferrer, composer
  • 1794 Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam
  • 1807 George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), (d. 1876)
  • 1808 James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • 1809 George Washington Cullom, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1811 Carl Schuberth, composer
  • 1814 Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]
  • 1815 Robert Hall Chilton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1832 Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
  • 1833 Clement Anselm Evans, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1911)
  • 1833 Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress
  • 1840 Alexis Hollander, composer
  • 1840 Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Climax of Theories)

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1841 Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • 1842 Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
  • 1847 John Watson, Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism)
  • 1855 George Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)
  • 1855 Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet (d. 1886)
  • 1856 Charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1876]
  • 1860 Menso Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/water colors painter
  • 1860 William James Ashley, English economic-historian
  • 1866 Benedetto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
  • 1868 Anthony J Block, Dutch lawyer (strafproces)
  • 1871 Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
  • 1873 Enrico Caruso, Naples Italy, operatic tenor (Faust)
  • 1876 Charles Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1856]
  • 1877 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
  • 1879 Otakar Ostrcil, composer
  • 1881 William Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)
  • 1882 Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
  • 1883 Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone (d. 1981)
  • 1885 Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke and Ranee of Sarawak, born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • 1887 Leonard Carey, England, actor (Laughter)
  • 1888 John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59)
  • 1889 Homer S. Ferguson, United States Senator (d. 1982)
  • 1890 Myra Hess, concert pianist, born in London, England
  • 1894 Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
  • 1894 Howard Wendell, Poland, actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
  • 1894 Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
  • 1895 DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
  • 1895 Henri Martelli, composer
  • 1896 John Little McClellan, Sheridan Arkansas, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark)
  • 1898 William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
  • 1899 Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
  • 1900 Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
  • 1901 Federico Ghisi, composer
  • 1901 [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902 Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
  • 1902 Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
  • 1903 King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1904 Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)
  • 1906 Boris Papandopulo, composer
  • 1906 Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
  • 1906 Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
  • 1906 Warren Hymer, actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907 Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
  • 1907 Shimen Rushkin, Poland, actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time)
  • 1908 Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
  • 1909 Edgar Pangborn, US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
  • 1909 John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather, writer
  • 1909 Geoffrey Dummer, electronics engineer, first to build integrated circuit / microchip, born in Hull England (d. 2002)
  • 1910 Millicent Fenwick, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912 Richard Wattis, England, actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl)
  • 1912 Brenda Joyce, American actress
  • 1913 Gert Froebe, Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)
  • 1913 Jim Backus, Cleve, actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan Is)
  • 1914 John Arlott, cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
  • 1916 Ian Wallace, British CEO
  • 1916 Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
  • 1916 Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
  • 1917 Alex Gordon, architect

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1917 [John] Anthony Burgess [Wilson], essayist/novelist (A Clockwork Orange), born in Harpurhey, Lancashire (d. 1993)

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess
  • 1917 Asta E R Elstak, Suriname/Dutch social worker
  • 1918 Henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • 1918 Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
  • 1918 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)

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1918 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs
Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Bobby Riggs
  • 1919 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
  • 1919 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • 1919 Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
  • 1920 Antony Duff, diplomat
  • 1920 Hayes Gordon, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1920 Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Andy Pafko, Boyceville, Wisconsin, MLB player (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Matti Rautio, composer
  • 1923 Roger Parker, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • 1924 Peg Ridge, peace campaigner
  • 1925 Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
  • 1926 Harvey McGregor, QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
  • 1927 Dick Jones, American actor (Buffalo Bill Jr), born in Snyder Texas, (d. 2014)
  • 1927 Jacques Monod, composer
  • 1927 Jane Nigh, Hollywood California, actress (Lorelei-Big Town)
  • 1927 Ralph Stanley, country singer
  • 1927 Rev. Bruce Ritter, Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity Covenant House, born in Trenton New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1928 Keith Williamson, British RAF marshal
  • 1928 Larry Gelbart, writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, M*A*S*H)
  • 1928 Richard Stern, US writer
  • 1929 Christopher George, Royal Oak Minn, actor (Rat Patrol, Immortal)
  • 1929 Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, Brit church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
  • 1929 Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
  • 1930 Erica Pedretti, writer
  • 1931 Edward Kellett-Bowman, British MEP
  • 1931 J R Stephenson, Lt-col/secretary (MCC)
  • 1932 Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone)
  • 1932 Laurence New, Major-General
  • 1932 Martin William Karlins, composer
  • 1932 Tony Brooks, English race car driver
  • 1934 Nicholas Edwards, Baron Crickhowell, British Conservative Party politician
  • 1934 Michael Wheeler-Booth, Clerk of the Parliaments
  • 1934 Robert Neame, brewer
  • 1934 Bernard Bresslaw, English actor (d. 1993)
  • 1936 Jonnie Nicely, playmate (Aug, 1956)
  • 1936 Norman Orville Scribner, composer
  • 1937 Basia Johnson, maid (inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune)
  • 1937 Bob Schieffer, Austin Tx, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
  • 1937 Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Doctor Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
  • 1938 Diane Baker, Hollywood California, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie)
  • 1938 Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
  • 1938 Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1938 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Rybnoye (d. 2012)
  • 1939 A C F Verity, master (Dulwich College)
  • 1939 Marisa Mell, Graz Austria, actress (Masquerade, Casanova '70)
  • 1940 Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
  • 1940 George Paul, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • 1940 Hector MacKenzie, trade unionist
  • 1940 Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
  • 1940 Ron Santo, shortstop (Cubs, 1st baseball player to veto his trade)
  • 1941 David Puttnam, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures), born in London, England
  • 1941 Ramon Pagayon Santos, composer
  • 1941 Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)
  • 1941 Susan Browning, Baldwin NY, actress (Pat-Mary Hartman)

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1943 George Harrison, rocker (Beatle/Traveling Wilburys-My Sweet Lord)

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison
  • 1943 Maryann Amacher, composer

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1943 Sally Jessy Raphael, Easton, Pennsylvania, American TV talk show host (Sally)

TV Talk Show Host Sally Jessy Raphael
TV Talk Show Host
Sally Jessy Raphael
  • 1943 Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
  • 1944 Karen Grassle, Berkeley, California, American actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie)
  • 1944 Kristina Holland, Fayetteville NC, (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • 1945 Elkie Brooks, Manchester England, rocker (Pearl's a Singer)
  • 1945 Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
  • 1946 F Xaver Kroetz, writer
  • 1946 Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
  • 1947 Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • 1947 Lee Evans, Madera, California, American 400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1968)
  • 1947 Lewis Moonie, British MP
  • 1948 G B Warren, British biochemist
  • 1948 Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
  • 1948 Aldo Busi, Italian writer
  • 1949 Ric Flair, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1950 Anthony Lloyd, British MP
  • 1950 Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
  • 1950 Neil Jordan, director (Crying Game)
  • 1950 Néstor Kirchner, Argentine politician, President of Argentina 2003-2007), born in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz (d. 2010)
  • 1950 Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
  • 1951 Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
  • 1951 James Brown, American sportscaster
  • 1951 César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
  • 1952 James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • 1952 Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
  • 1952 Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
  • 1952 Inger Segelström, Swedish politician
  • 1953 Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
  • 1953 José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain
  • 1953 Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
  • 1954 Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
  • 1954 John Doe, American musician
  • 1955 Leann Hunley, actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek)
  • 1956 Davie Cooper, soccer star
  • 1957 Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor
  • 1957 Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scot, guitarist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
  • 1958 Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like
  • 1959 Mike Peters, rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime)
  • 1959 Carl Marotte, Canadian actor
  • 1960 Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie bat, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
  • 1961 Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
  • 1961 Todd Blackledge, American football player
  • 1962 Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1962 Cammy Ciarelli, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1962 Foster Emerson Sylvers, rocker
  • 1963 Alison Roberts, fashion designer

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1963 Paul O'Neill, Columbus Ohio, MLB right fielder (Cincinnati Reds, NY Yankees)

MLB Right Fielder Paul O'Neill
MLB Right Fielder
Paul O'Neill
  • 1963 Tom McHale, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1964 Don Majkowski, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)