Famous Birthdays on July 25

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 216

  • 975 Thietmar, bishop of Merseburg, German chronicler
  • 1016 Casimir I, Duke of Poland (d. c. 1058)
  • 1109 Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85)
  • 1336 Albert, Count of Holland (d. 1404)
  • 1404 Philips van Saint-Pol, Duke of Brabant
  • 1421 Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician, born in Leconfield, United Kingdom (d. 1461)
  • 1517 Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet and scientist, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1582)
  • 1562 Kiyomasa Kato, Japanese warlord, born in Owari Province, Japan (d. 1611)
  • 1575 Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer and physicist, born in Markt Wald, Germany (d. 1650)
  • 1579 Valerius Otto, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. after 1612)
  • 1626 Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian
  • 1639 Thomas Tompion, Northill Bedfordshire, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel)
  • 1654 Agostino Steffani, composer
  • 1657 Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer
  • 1658 Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (d. 1703)
  • 1683 Pieter Langendijk, painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars)
  • 1715 Immanuel J. Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry)
  • 1750 Henry Knox, American general (d. 1806)
  • 1758 Elizabeth Hamilton, Scottish author (The cottagers of Glenburnie), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • 1761 Charlotte von Kalb, German writer
  • 1772 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer
  • 1775 Anna Symmes Harrison, 9th 1st lady (1841), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • 1780 Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer
  • 1786 Giacomo Cordella, composer
  • 1795 James Barry [Margaret Ann Bulkley], female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army), born in County Cork, Ireland (d. 1865)
  • 1797 Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Duchess of Cambridge, born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1889)
  • 1799 David Douglas, Scottish botanist, born in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1834)
  • 1804 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1880)
  • 1816 Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition)
  • 1822 Schuyler Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • 1824 Richard James Oglesby, Union (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • 1832 Simon Hassler, composer
  • 1839 Francis Garnier, French explorer, born in Saint-Étienne, France (d. 1873)
  • 1840 Flora Adams Darling, American writer and historian, founded Daughters of American Revolution, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1910)

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1844 Thomas Eakins, American artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins

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1848 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), born in Whittingehame House, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1930)

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • 1855 Edward Solomon, composer
  • 1857 Frank Sprague, Milford Connecticut, American Inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina
  • 1860 Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1917)
  • 1861 Andrew Cowper Lawson, Scottish-Canadian Geologist who was the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault, born in Anstruther ,Scotland (d. 1952)
  • 1865 Jac[obus] P. Thijsse, Dutch biologist and educator (Contact with Plants), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • 1866 Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist, born in London (d. 1947)
  • 1867 Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)
  • 1867 Alexander Rummler, American painter, born in Dubuque, Iowa (d. 1959)
  • 1870 Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders)
  • 1870 Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 1874 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 1934)
  • 1878 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, born in Sobernheim, Rhineland-Palatinate (d.1963)
  • 1882 George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain, Navy Cross (d. 1942)
  • 1883 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)

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1884 Davidson Black, Canadian paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy who identified "Peking Man", born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1934)

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • 1885 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Julian Rivero, actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1890 Tom O'Brien, actor (Physical Evidence), born in San Diego, California
  • 1893 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1894 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian-Serb assassin of Archduke Ferdinand, born in Obljaj, Bosnia (d. 1918)
  • 1894 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d.1974)
  • 1895 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
  • 1896 Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
  • 1896 Jack Perrin, American actor, born in Three Rivers, Michigan (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Hermann Ambrosius, composer
  • 1899 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1899 Ralph Dumke, American actor (Movieland Quiz), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1964)
  • 1900 Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola)
  • 1901 Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)
  • 1901 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), born in Union Hill, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • 1902 Eric Hoffer, American longshoreman and author (The True Believer), born in New York City (d. 1983)
  • 1903 Andre Fleury, composer
  • 1905 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-British author (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • 1905 Denys Watkins-Pitchford, writer and illustrator (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Jack Gilford, American actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907 Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Joseph Mitchell, writer
  • 1908 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)
  • 1913 John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man)

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1914 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • 1915 David Napley, solicitor
  • 1916 Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P)
  • 1916 Lucien Saulnier, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1990)
  • 1918 Nan Grey, [Eschal Miller], actress (3 Grief Girl, Dracula's Daughters)
  • 1918 Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
  • 1919 Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha/Muchila)

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1920 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London (d. 1958)

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • 1921 John Christopherson, artist/collector

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1923 Estelle Getty, American actress ("The Golden Girls", "The Golden Palace"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 1923 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)
  • 1925 Alistair Taylor, cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956)
  • 1925 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1926 Teodor Grigoriu, composer
  • 1926 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player
  • 1927 Midge Decter, anti woman's lib (Liberated Woman...), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1927 Stanley Dancer, harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown)
  • 1927 Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor, born in Pagsanjan, Philippines (d. 1988)
  • 1929 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader, born in Tezpur, India
  • 1929 Eddie Mazur, Canadian hockey player (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Maureen Forrester, contralto (Ressurection Symphony), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1930 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • 1930 Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist (d. 1990)
  • 1930 Annie Ross, British jazz singer
  • 1931 Cornelis P van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior
  • 1932 Gibson N Kente, composer
  • 1932 Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)
  • 1934 Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1935 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Barbara Harris, [Sandra Mankwitz], actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot)
  • 1935 Larry Sherry, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader
  • 1936 Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
  • 1936 Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect
  • 1937 Colin Renfrew, English archeologist
  • 1939 Richard Akre Trythall, composer
  • 1940 John Pennel, pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963)

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1941 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • 1941 Raul Ruiz, Puerto Mott Chile, actor (Lexot, Capitolo 66)
  • 1941 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer

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1941 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • 1942 Felix Ph Ingold, writer
  • 1943 Janet Margolin, American actress (Take the Money & Run, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Jim McCarty, rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943 Roy Acuff Jr, American country musician
  • 1943 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Helga I "Mijanou" van Baarzel, Dutch actress (Klaverweide-Alicia)
  • 1944 Molly Bennett Aiken, founder (riding for the handicapped)
  • 1945 Donna Theodore, Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts)
  • 1946 John Gibson, American media host
  • 1948 Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)
  • 1948 Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950 Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
  • 1951 Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
  • 1951 Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
  • 1952 "Gorgeous" Jimmy Garvin, [Williams], NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler
  • 1954 Ken Greer, rock guitarist (Red Rider)
  • 1954 Lynn Frederick, actress (Schizophrenia), born in Middlesex, England

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1954 Walter Payton, American NFL running back (Chicago Bears), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 1955 Bantubonke Holomisa, minister of Defense of Transkei (1988- )
  • 1955 Iman, [Abdulmajid], Mogadishu Somalia, model/actress (Star Trek 6)
  • 1955 Kike Elomaa, Finnish bodybuilder
  • 1957 Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • 1957 Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)
  • 1957 Ray Billingsley, comic strip cartoonist (Curtis)
  • 1957 Roger Clinton, singer, President Clinton's half-brother
  • 1958 Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group)
  • 1958 Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
  • 1960 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
  • 1961 Katherine Kelly Lang, actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Bobbie Eakes, American actress
  • 1962 Doug Drabek, Victoria TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees)
  • 1962 Mike Buncic, discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • 1963 Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician
  • 1963 Julian Hodgson, English chess player
  • 1964 Jose Bautista, Bani Dom Rep, pitcher (SF Giants)
  • 1964 Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
  • 1965 Illeana Douglas, Mass, actress (Picture Perfect, To Die For, Hacks)
  • 1965 Marty Brown, Owensboro Ky, country singer (Wildest Dreams)
  • 1965 Tom Dvorak, Braunschwieg GER, Canada equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Torey Lovullo, infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1966 Elke Jeinsen, playmate (May, 1993), born in Hanover, Germany
  • 1966 Maureen Herman, American bassist
  • 1966 Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer
  • 1966 Christine C. Quinn, American politician
  • 1967 Dave Jareckie, Mexico City Mexico, US biathelete (Olympics-1994)
  • 1967 Ed Sprague, Castro Valley CA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)

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1967 Matt LeBlanc, American actor (Joey Tribbiani-Friends), born in Newton, Massachusetts

  • 1967 Wendy Raquel Robinson, American actress
  • 1967 Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian football referee
  • 1969 Andrea Wieland, field hockey goaltender (Olympics-96), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Angela Melini, Saigon, Vietnam, playmate (Jun, 1992)
  • 1969 Jon Barry, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors)
  • 1969 Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Trevor Peres, US, metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)
  • 1970 Nicholas CEJ Windsor, son of the English Duke of Kent
  • 1971 Billy Wagner, Marion VA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1971 Pedro Martinez, Manoguayabo Dom Rep, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • 1971 Stacy Dawn Cenedese, Miss USA-Wyoming (1997)
  • 1971 Tracy Murray, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards)
  • 1971 Roger Creager, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1972 Craig Howard, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex), born in Redding, California
  • 1972 Kevin Roberts, cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95)
  • 1973 Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth)
  • 1973 David Denman, American actor
  • 1973 Kevin Phillips, English footballer
  • 1973 Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer
  • 1974 Lysa Jackson, Miss South Carolina USA (1996)
  • 1974 Todd Fuller, NBA center (SF Warriors)
  • 1974 Jay R Ferguson, American actor (Evening Shade, Mad Men), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1974 Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler
  • 1975 Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer
  • 1976 Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet
  • 1976 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • 1977 Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
  • 1978 Louise Brown, English woman who was the first person to be born through in vitro fertilization, born in Oldham, England
  • 1978 Caroline Nicole Brigman, Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1997)
  • 1978 Louise Joy Brown, Oldham England, world's first test tube baby
  • 1978 Gerard Warren, American football player
  • 1979 Amy Adams, American singer