Famous Birthdays on January 25

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 235

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17 Messalina, Rome, Roman Empress (wife of Claudius, infamous for her promiscuity) (either 17 or 20 AD)

Roman Noblewoman and Wife of the Emperor Claudius Messalina
Roman Noblewoman and Wife of the Emperor Claudius
Messalina
  • 749 Leo IV, the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (775-80)
  • 1037 Su Tung-p'o, [J Sotoba], China, layman/poet/administrator [or Dec 19]
  • 1477 Anna de Bretagne, wife of Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII
  • 1509 Giovanni Morone, Italian theologist/diplomat/cardinal/"heretic"
  • 1540 Edmund Campion, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes), born in London, England
  • 1615 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob)
  • 1626 John van de Cappelle, Amsterdam, landscape painter
  • 1627 Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author (experiments with color)
  • 1634 Gaspar Fagel, lawyer/pension advisor of Holland (1672-88)
  • 1640 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (d. 1707)
  • 1688 Juraj Jánošík, famous Slovak outlaw (d. 1713)
  • 1708 Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter
  • 1736 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Turin, Italy, mathematician and astronomer
  • 1739 Charles François Dumouriez, French general (d. 1823)
  • 1750 Johann Gottfried Vierling, composer

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1759 Robert Burns, Alloway Scotland, poet (Auld Lang Syne), (d. 1796)

  • 1766 Hans CE Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king Willem I
  • 1770 Francis Burdett, British politician
  • 1777 Elias Canneman, Dutch liberal minister of Finance (1813-14)
  • 1794 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist (d. 1878)
  • 1796 William McGillivray, Old Aberdeen, naturalist
  • 1806 Daniel Maclise, Irish painter
  • 1814 Francis Harrison Pierpont, governor (Union), (d. 1899)
  • 1826 Rembt T H P L A van Boneval Faure, Dutch MP
  • 1834 Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer
  • 1839 Seldon Connor, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1917)
  • 1841 John Arbuthnot Fisher, Ceylon, 1st Baron Fisher/admiral of the fleet
  • 1844 Frederick E Kitziger, composer
  • 1851 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Bondestudentar)
  • 1851 Jan Blockx, Belgium, opera composer (Sea Bride princess of Herberg)
  • 1858 Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer
  • 1858 Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese pearl farm pioneer (d. 1954)
  • 1860 Charles Curtis, (R) 31st US VP (1929-33)
  • 1864 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (d. 1934)
  • 1866 Emile Vandervelde, President (1900–1918) of the International Socialist Bureau and Minister of 3 Belgian governments (d. 1938)
  • 1874 Hewlett Johnson, [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop
  • 1874 [William] Somerset Maugham, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage), born in Paris, France
  • 1878 Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-born television pioneer (d. 1975)
  • 1880 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, born in Hawick, Roxburghshire (d. 1958)
  • 1881 Emil Ludwig, German biographer (Diana, Son of Man)
  • 1881 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer

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1882 Virginia Woolf [Adeline], author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), born in London, England (d. 1941)

  • 1884 Edward Kilenyi, composer
  • 1885 A J Else Mauhs, German/Dutch actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon)
  • 1885 Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poets and children's writers (d. 1942)
  • 1886 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
  • 1887 Diego Valeri, Italian author/poet (Le Gaie Tristezze)
  • 1889 Vladimir Vladimirovich Scherbachov, composer
  • 1891 Dame Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Britain, actress (Cleopatra)
  • 1891 William C Bullitt, 1st US ambassador to USSR
  • 1896 John Moores, British gambling magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1898 Joachim Wach, German/US philosopher/sociologist (Understanding)
  • 1899 Goodman Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • 1899 "Sleepy" John Estes, blues musician, born in Ripley, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Mildred Dunnock, Balt, actress (Baby Doll, Nun's Story)
  • 1900 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukraine, genetist/writer (Mankind Evolving)
  • 1900 Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)
  • 1901 Martin De Alzaga, Argentine racing driver (d. 1982)
  • 1902 Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)
  • 1902 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (d. 1975)
  • 1904 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Het Parool)
  • 1908 Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar)
  • 1908 W H V "Hopper" Levett, cricket keeper (England in 1 Test in Calcutta)
  • 1910 Harold Watkinson, politician/businessman
  • 1910 Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck, composer
  • 1911 Julia Frances Smith, composer
  • 1912 Lucius E Burch Jr, US lawyer/civil rights leader
  • 1913 Luis Marden, American photojournalist (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Michael Duane, educationalist
  • 1915 Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Broughton (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Ilya Prigogine, Russian scientist Nobel Laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol)
  • 1918 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster
  • 1919 Edwin Newman, newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919 Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
  • 1921 Alfred Reed, American composer, born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author
  • 1922 Jules P de Palm, Antilles writer
  • 1922 Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)
  • 1923 Eva Zeller, German writer, born in Eberswalde, Brandenburg
  • 1923 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Shirley Mason, American psychiatric patient (Commonly known as "Sybil") (d. 1998)
  • 1924 Lou "The Toe" Groza, AAFC, NFL tackle, kicker (Cleveland Browns)
  • 1925 Eric Dempster, cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5)
  • 1925 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician and songwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Antonio Carlos Jobim, composer
  • 1927 Gregg Palmer, actor (Scream, To Hell & Back), born in San Francisco
  • 1927 Seung Sahn, zen teacher (Korean line)
  • 1927 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Dysart, SK, CAN, Hall of Fame NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)
  • 1928 Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
  • 1930 Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
  • 1931 Dean Jones, actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Love Bug), born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Harold Lloyd Jr, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter)
  • 1931 Paavo J Haavikko, finnish writer/poet/husband of Marja-Liisa Vartio
  • 1931 Stikkan, Stig Anderson, music entrepreneur

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1933 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 1934 Elizabeth Allen, actress (Laura-Bracken's World), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1935 António Ramalho Eanes, 17th President of Portugal
  • 1935 Conrad Burns, US politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), born in Gallatin, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Dan Schaefer, (Rep-R-CO, 1983- )
  • 1936 Diana Hyland, Cleve Hgts Ohio, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough)
  • 1937 Don Maynard, NFL receiver (NY Jets), #13
  • 1937 Kathleen Tynan Halton, writer
  • 1937 Ange-Félix Patassé, President of the Central African Republic
  • 1938 Betico Croes, Arubian politician (Status Aparte)
  • 1938 Etta James [Jamesette Hawkins], singer (Roll with Me, At Last), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author (d. 1998)
  • 1938 Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese creator of anime
  • 1939 Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician
  • 1941 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Gregory Sierra, American actor
  • 1942 Carl Eller, American football player
  • 1943 Tobe Hooper, American film director
  • 1944 Anita Pallenberg, Italian model
  • 1945 Leigh Taylor-Young, actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1946 Josephine M Verspaget, sociologist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 1946 Ronnie Brandon, rocker (McCoys)
  • 1946 Silvio Blatter, writer
  • 1947 Tostão, Brazilian footballer
  • 1947 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1948 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter
  • 1948 Ros Kelly, Australian politician
  • 1949 John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet
  • 1950 Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Michael Cotton, rocker (Tubes)
  • 1951 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympics 4th), born in Coos Bay, Oregon (d. 1975)
  • 1952 Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
  • 1952 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1953 Malcolm Green, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You)
  • 1953 The Honky Tonk Man, American professional wrestler
  • 1953 Mark Weil, Uzbek theatre director (d. 2007)
  • 1954 Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
  • 1954 Richard Finch, rock bassist (KC & Sunshine-That's the Way I Like It)
  • 1954 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer
  • 1954 Kim Gandy, American feminist
  • 1956 Andy Cox, rock guitarist (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
  • 1957 Edmund Theodore Sylvers, rocker (Sylvers)
  • 1957 Jeff Gossett, NFL punter (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1957 Jenifer Lewis, actress (Girl 6, Meteor Man, Sister Act)
  • 1957 Martha Elizabeth Thomsen, Moses Lake Wash, playmate (May, 1980)
  • 1957 Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish politician
  • 1957 Andrew P. Harris, American politician
  • 1958 Dinah Manoff, actress (Elaine-Soap, Carol Weston-Empty Nest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1958 Gary Brian Tibbs, rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • 1958 Harti Weirather, Austrian alpine skier
  • 1961 Michele Tobin, actress (Fitzpatricks), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961 Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean politician
  • 1962 Chris Chelios, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team USA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Carl Fysh, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1963 Joe Lloyd, Highland Park Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Space Coast)
  • 1964 Bob Sweeney, Concord, NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames)
  • 1964 Chip Foster, actor (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
  • 1964 Pepper Foster, actress (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
  • 1964 William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)
  • 1965 Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners)
  • 1965 Esa Tikkanen, Helsinki FI, NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Oly-B-98)
  • 1966 John [Vo] Velyvis, North Adams Mass, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • 1966 Mark Schlereth, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1966 Paul Ranheim, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1966 Pavel Torgajev, Nizhnij Novgorod, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • 1966 Richie Lewis, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • 1966 Chet Culver, American politician, governor of Iowa
  • 1967 Mario Brunetta, hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998)
  • 1967 Marty Calder, St Catharine ON, 62 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-12-92,96)
  • 1967 Randy Mckay, NHL right wing (NJ Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967 Mark Bamford, American writer/director
  • 1968 Lynette Brooky, NZ, golfer (NZ Open 1993/94)
  • 1968 Roosevelt Collins, WLAF DL (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1968 Tim De Leede, cricketer (Holland batsman 1996 World Cup)
  • 1969 Heidi Wolfgramm, rocker (Jets)
  • 1969 Jesse Harte, Rome Ga, heavy metal vocalist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • 1969 Nolan Harrison, NFL defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers)
  • 1969 Penny Moore, WNBA guard/forward (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1969 Kina [Cosper], American singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1970 Chris Mills, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, NY Knicks)
  • 1970 Milt Stegall, CFL receiver (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • 1970 Pau Coll, WLAF kicker/safety (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1970 Scott Hendrickson, CFL guard (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Herman Smith, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs)
  • 1971 Jordan Young, Thunder Bay Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Purdue)
  • 1971 Kerry Taylor, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
  • 1971 Kevin Williams, receiver/kick returner (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971 Konstantin Matoussevich, Israel, Men's high jump (Oly-7th-1996)
  • 1971 Tommie Jones, WLAF cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • 1971 Vincent Brisby, NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots)
  • 1971 Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver
  • 1971 China Kantner, American actress and daughter of Grace Slick, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1971 Ana Ortiz, American actress and singer
  • 1973 Anthony Harris, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1973 Elvis Presley Jr, alleged son of Elvis Presley
  • 1973 Marco Battaglia, tight end (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • 1973 Rodney Young, NFL safety (NY Giants)
  • 1973 Terrell Wade, Rembert SC, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1973 Scott Milanovich, Butler Pennsylvania, coach and quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1973 Geoff Johns, American comic book writer
  • 1973 Chris Guy, American professional wrestler
  • 1974 Adam Meadows, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)