Famous Birthdays on 25th May

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 246

  • 1048 Emperor Shenzong of China (d. 1085)
  • 1334 Emperor Sukō (d. 1398)
  • 1458 Mahmud Begada, Sultan of Gujarat (d. 1511)
  • 1494 Jacopo Pontormo II, Italy, painter (Sepulture of Christ)
  • 1550 Camillus de Lellis, Italian soldier/monastery founder/saint
  • 1606 Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
  • 1661 Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian (d. 1737)
  • 1688 Christian August Jacobi, composer
  • 1713 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, English premier (1760-63)
  • 1725 Samuel Ward, American politician (d. 1776)
  • 1726 Giuseppi Paolucci, composer
  • 1729 Jean de Neufville, Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)
  • 1767 Ferdinand Franzl, composer
  • 1767 Friedrich Johann Eck, composer
  • 1779 Henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician
  • 1781 Ferdinand K J, archduke of Austria-Este/gov-gen (Sicily)
  • 1783 Philip Pendleton Barbour, Virginia politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1841)

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1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 1818 Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian
  • 1821 Diederich Krug, composer
  • 1830 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International)
  • 1839 John Eliot, English meteorologist
  • 1845 Lip Pike, American baseball player (d. 1883)
  • 1846 Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1923)
  • 1846 Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900)
  • 1847 Alphonse Goovaerts, composer
  • 1847 John Alexander Dowie, [Elijah the Restorer], US, evangelist
  • 1852 William Muldoon, US wrestler and owner of NY health institute "The Olympia," (d. 1933)
  • 1856 Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (d. 1942)
  • 1860 James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (d. 1944)
  • 1865 Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18)
  • 1865 John Raleigh Mott, organizer (YMCA, Nobel 1946)
  • 1865 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Zeeman effect, Nobel 1902)
  • 1877 Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale)
  • 1878 Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel)
  • 1879 W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
  • 1880 Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist (d. 1967)
  • 1882 Harry Fox, entertainer
  • 1882 Marie Doro, American actress (d. 1956)
  • 1886 Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
  • 1886 Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
  • 1887 Pio of Pietrelcina, Catholic saint (d. 1968)
  • 1888 Miles Malleson, writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)
  • 1889 Gilardo Gilardi, composer

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1889 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Aviator
Igor Sikorsky
  • 1889 Sverre Jordan, composer
  • 1891 Robert W P Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper)
  • 1894 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence)
  • 1896 Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink, theologist/church historian
  • 1897 Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)
  • 1898 Bennett Cerf, publisher (Random House) panelist (What's My Line)
  • 1898 Gene Tunney, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30)
  • 1898 Gustav Regler, writer
  • 1898 Mischa Levitzki, composer
  • 1899 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (d. 1976)
  • 1900 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1901 Milenko Zivkovic, composer
  • 1902 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
  • 1903 Binnie Barnes, British actress (d. 1998)
  • 1904 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
  • 1905 Binnie Barnes, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim), born in London, England
  • 1905 Joseph C Harsch, Toledo Ohio, newscaster (Background)

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1907 Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1907 U Nu, Wakema, Myaungmya District, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (1948-56, 1960-62)
  • 1908 Theodore Roethke, US, poet (Words for the Wind)
  • 1909 Alfred Kubel, German politician (d. 1999)
  • 1909 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (d. 1970)
  • 1910 Ernest Anderson, publicist
  • 1912 Eddie Maxwell, singer (Yes We Have No Bananas)
  • 1912 Princess Dukhye of Korea (d. 1989)
  • 1913 Joseph Peter Grace, businessman
  • 1913 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster (d. 1965)
  • 1915 Daniel Wolf, journalist
  • 1916 Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
  • 1916 Virginia Ginny Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)
  • 1917 Dorothy Sarnoff, US, actress(?)
  • 1917 Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
  • 1917 Steve Cochran, Eureka CA, actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas)
  • 1918 Peder Lunde, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • 1919 Gino Negri, composer
  • 1919 Lindsey Nelson, Pulaski Tn, sportscaster (NY Mets)
  • 1921 Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Kitty Kallen, singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1923 John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)
  • 1924 István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Aldo Clementi, composer
  • 1925 Jeanne Crain, Barstow California, actress (Man Without a Star)
  • 1925 Don Liddle, baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1926 Claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo)

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1926 Bill Sharman, Abilene Texas, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics)

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 1927 Robert Ludlum, spy novelist (Bourne Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Frigyes Hidas, composer
  • 1928 Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant
  • 1929 Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929 David S Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission
  • 1929 Warren Frost, American actor
  • 1931 John Gabriel, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Cat Gang, Fantasies)
  • 1931 Aili Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter
  • 1932 Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14)
  • 1932 John Grogery Dunne, US writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions)
  • 1932 K C Jones, Taylor Tx, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1933 Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia)
  • 1933 Ray Spencer, English footballer
  • 1934 David J Burke, writer, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1934 Ron Nesson, press secretary (Gerald Ford)
  • 1935 Cookie Gilchrist, American football player
  • 1935 Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1936 Rusi Surti, cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969), *d. 2013)
  • 1936 Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
  • 1938 Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1938 Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season)
  • 1939 Dixie Carter, TN, actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night)

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1939 Sir Ian McKellen, English film and theatre actor ( Lord of the Rings, X-Men), born in Burnley Lancashire

  • 1942 Bill Young, rocker
  • 1942 Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
  • 1942 Ron Davies, Holywell, Wales, footballer (29 Welsh caps), (d. 2013)
  • 1943 John "Poli" Palmer, rocker (Family K)
  • 1943 Leslie Uggams, singer/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Poli Palmer, rocker (Family)
  • 1943 Sally Jesse Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or Feb 25]
  • 1943 Wynand C Malan, South African lawyer/NP/DP-politician
  • 1943 Jessi Colter, American singer
  • 1944 Frank Oz, Hereford England, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
  • 1944 Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate
  • 1944 John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality
  • 1944 Robert MacPherson, American mathematician
  • 1945 Dave Lee Travis, DJ
  • 1946 Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein, Poland, 200m runner (1968 Olym Gold)
  • 1946 Janet E[llen] Morris, US, sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus)
  • 1946 Tommy Cecil, ferryman
  • 1946 David A. Hargrave, RPG designer
  • 1947 Jessi Colter, [Miriam Johnson], Phoenix, country singer (I'm Not Lisa)
  • 1947 Karen Valentine, Santa Rosa CA, actress (Love American Style, Room 222)
  • 1947 Mitch Margo, Bkln, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
  • 1948 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler
  • 1948 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
  • 1949 Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)
  • 1949 Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)
  • 1951 Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1951 Bob Gale, American screenwriter
  • 1952 Al Sarrantonio, American writer
  • 1952 Gordon Smith, American politician
  • 1952 Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive
  • 1953 Donald Albert Weibring Jr, Quincy IL, PGA golfer (1979 Quad Cities)
  • 1953 Jane Priest, Perth Australia, Prince Charles' lover
  • 1953 Rich Alves, Pleasanton California, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
  • 1953 Eve Ensler, American playwright
  • 1953 Daniel Passarella, Argentine footballer
  • 1953 Stan Sakai, Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • 1954 Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts)
  • 1955 Connie Selleca, actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955 Alistair Burt, British politician
  • 1956 Tatsutoshi Goto, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
  • 1956 Sugar Minott, Jamaican singer
  • 1956 David P. Sartor, American music composer
  • 1957 Hillary Bailey Smith, actress (Nora-One Life to Live), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1957 Edward Lee, American writer
  • 1958 Dorothy Straight, 4 year old author (How World Begun)
  • 1958 Paul Weller, guitar (Jam-This is Modern World, Style Council)
  • 1959 Cathryn Harrison, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon), born in London, England
  • 1959 Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
  • 1959 Julian Clary, British television personality
  • 1960 Amy Klobuchar, American politician, junior senator from Minnesota
  • 1961 Hiro Saito, wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
  • 1962 Amy Read, Birmingham MI, golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th)
  • 1962 Zulqarnain, cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test)
  • 1963 Mike Myers, Canada, comedian (SNL, Wayne's World) [or Jun 25]
  • 1964 David Shaw, St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1964 Ivan Bella, Slovak cosmonaut
  • 1965 Mark Knight, California, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • 1965 Remco Prins, Dutch rock guitarist/vocalist (Burma Shave-Stash)
  • 1965 Roef-Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch)
  • 1965 Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987)
  • 1965 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker
  • 1966 Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1966 Dave Hollins, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1966 Melissa McNamara, LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mt Classic), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1966 Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
  • 1967 Danny Gonzales, jockey
  • 1967 Juan Jimenez, WLAF quarterback/receivers coach (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1967 Luc Nilis, Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV)
  • 1967 Ruthie Bolton, McClain Miss, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
  • 1967 Poppy Z. Brite, American author
  • 1968 Debbi Miho Koyama, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open-28th)
  • 1968 Kendall Gill, NBA guard/forward (NJ Nets)
  • 1968 Nathalie Schneyder, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1968 Shawn Bouwens, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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1969 Anne Heche, Aurora Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)

Actress Anne Heche
Actress
Anne Heche
  • 1969 Matt Borlenghi, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969 Stacy London, American fashion consultant
  • 1970 Danni Roche, Australian field hockey midfielder (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1970 Heather Simmons-Carrasco, Mt View Ca, synchronized swimmer (Oly-alt-96)
  • 1970 Joey Eischen, West Covina CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • 1970 Lindsay Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
  • 1970 Michael B Enyaer, writer (Pilot One)
  • 1970 Robert Croft, cricketer (Glamorgan off-spinner, England 1996-)
  • 1970 Sandra Dopfer, Lustenau Austria, tennis star (1995 Futures-Lerida)
  • 1970 Sidney Greenbush, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
  • 1970 Satsuki Yukino, Seiyuu
  • 1971 Alan Kline, NFL tackle (NO Saints)