Famous Birthdays on November 25

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  • 1454 Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus (d. 1510)
  • 1501 Yi Hwang, Confucian scholar (d. 1570)
  • 1507 Joost de Damhoudere, Flemish lawyer (Praxis rerum criminalium)
  • 1562 Lope Felix de Vega, dramatist/poet (Angelica, Arcadia), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1577 Piet Hein, Dutch naval commander and folk hero (d. 1629)
  • 1577 Piet Heyn, Dutch privateer and admiral (captured Spanish silver fleet), born in Delft (d. 1629)
  • 1638 Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles II of England (d. 1705)
  • 1697 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (wrote in blood)
  • 1703 Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)
  • 1712 Charles-Michel de l'Épée, French philanthropist and developer of 'Signed French' (d. 1789)
  • 1714 Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (d. 1783)
  • 1721 Willem Crul, admiral (West-Indies)
  • 1734 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel, composer
  • 1737 Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer
  • 1741 Johann Christian Frischmuth, composer
  • 1752 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, composer
  • 1753 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, composer
  • 1778 Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (d. 1856)
  • 1787 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austria, organist/composer ("Silent Night")
  • 1814 Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
  • 1817 John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911)
  • 1823 Joseph Alexander Cooper, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1910)
  • 1825 Edward Augustus Wild, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1891)
  • 1828 Franjo Racki, Croatian historian/politician
  • 1834 Jean-Baptist Colyns, composer

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1835 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1919)

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • 1839 Stanislaw Duniecki, composer
  • 1840 Hugo Verriest, Flemish author/poet (Flemish Movement)
  • 1841 Ernst Schröder, German mathematician (d. 1902)
  • 1843 Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)

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1844 Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1929)

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • 1845 José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese novelist, born in Póvoa de Varzim (d. 1900)
  • 1846 Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)
  • 1852 Johan N Salvator, [Johann Orth], archduke of Austria
  • 1856 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russia, composer (Oresteia)
  • 1858 Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)
  • 1862 Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer
  • 1869 Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer (d. 1934)
  • 1870 Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (d. 1937)
  • 1871 Cornelis J "Cor" van Ast, actor/director (Ghost Hotel)
  • 1874 Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)
  • 1876 Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Grand Duchess of Hesse (d. 1936)
  • 1877 Harley Granville-Barker, dramatist/producer/critic, born in London, England
  • 1878 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), born in Magdeburg (d. 1945)
  • 1880 Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf
  • 1880 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (d. 1960)

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1881 Pope John XXIII [Angelo Roncalli], 261st Pope (1958-63), born in Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1963)

  • 1881 Peder Gram, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1956)
  • 1883 Percy Marmont, actor (Capt Apache), born in London, England
  • 1883 Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic (d. 1939)
  • 1886 Percy Holmes, cricketer (Engl, 555 partners with Sutcliffe for Yorks)
  • 1886 Rex Maupin, orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1887 Nikolai Vavilov, Russian geneticist (d. 1943)
  • 1890 Isaac Rosenberg, English war poet and artist (d. 1918)
  • 1895 Anastas I Mikoyan, Armenia, member of Supreme Soviet
  • 1895 Ludvik Svoboda, Czech general/politician
  • 1895 Wilhelm Kempff, Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unter dem Zimbelstern)
  • 1895 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (d. 1986)
  • 1896 Virgil Thomson, composer/music critic (4 Saints in 3 Acts), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1899 Vera Reynolds, silent screen actress (Lawless Woman), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1899 William R Burnett, US, author (Little Caesar)
  • 1900 Arthur Schwartz, composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust)
  • 1900 Helen Gahagan Douglas, Nixon's 1st opponent/(Rep-D-Ca)
  • 1900 Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1947)
  • 1901 Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
  • 1901 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 1948)

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1902 Eddie Shore, Canadian NHL hall of famer, born in Fort Qu'Appelle, Northwest Territories (d. 1985)

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • 1903 Martin Soames, traveller
  • 1903 William Dehart Hubbard, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1924), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1904 Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer
  • 1904 Jessie Royce Landis, [Medbury], actress (North by Northwest), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1904 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1904 Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1904 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (d. 2000)
  • 1907 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (d. 1938)
  • 1909 Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer
  • 1909 Manny Martindale, cricketer (fiery WI pace bowler of 30's)
  • 1910 Leon Poliakov, historian
  • 1911 Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter (d. 1984)
  • 1913 Jack Davies, screenwriter
  • 1913 Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)

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1914 "Joltin" Joe DiMaggio [Yankee Clipper], MLB center fielder who had a 56 game hitting streak, born in Martinez, California (d. 1999)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • 1914 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
  • 1914 Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1915 Augusto Pinochet, general/president (Chile)
  • 1915 George Mudie, cricketer (WI all-rounder in one Test 1935, 5 & 3-40)
  • 1915 Ron Hamence, cricketer (Australian batsman post-WWII)
  • 1919 Chaim Pearl, Jewish rabbi and scholar, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1995)
  • 1920 Ricardo Montalban, Mexican actor (Fantasy Island, Star Trek II, Naked Gun)
  • 1920 Tuanku Syed Putra ibni Almarhum Syed Hassan Jamalullail, King of Malaysia (d. 2000)
  • 1920 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • 1922 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, born in Poruba (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (d. 2005)
  • 1923 Jaap van Meekren, Dutch TV host (AVRO/RTL4)
  • 1923 Mauno Koivisto, president of Finland (1982-94)
  • 1924 Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1924 Tui St George Tucker, composer
  • 1924 Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, critic, and philosopher.
  • 1925 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president El Salvador
  • 1926 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1926 Murray Schisgal, playwright (Luv)
  • 1926 Poul [William] Anderson, US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Mirkheim)
  • 1928 James "Jimmy" Johnson, US gospel/blues singer/guitarist
  • 1929 Jack Hogan, Chapel Hill NC, actor (Combat", "Adam 12", "Sierra")
  • 1929 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Sei Studii)
  • 1931 Dickie Jeeps, English rugby international/chairman Sports Council
  • 1933 Kathryn Grant Crosby, actress (Mr Cory, Big Circus), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1933 Lenny Moore, NFL back (Baltimore Colts)
  • 1933 Ramiro Cortes, composer
  • 1933 Rene Enriquez, actor (Ray Calletano-Hill Street Blues), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1936 Matt Clark, actor/director (Return to Oz, Horror Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1936 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer
  • 1938 John "Jack" Baines, mountaineering publisher
  • 1939 Martin Feldstein, economist (1977 John Bates Clark Medal)
  • 1939 Rosanna Schiaffino, Genoa Italy, actress (Minotaur, Mazzabubu)
  • 1940 Percy Sledge, soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman)
  • 1940 Richard Furrer, Worgl Germany, astronaut (STS 22)

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1940 Joe Gibbs, American football coach (Washington Redskins), born in Mocksville, North Carolina

NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach
Joe Gibbs
  • 1941 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
  • 1942 Rosa Von Praunheim, [Holger Mischwitzky], Riga Latvia, dir (Affengeil)
  • 1942 Tracey Walter, actor (Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1943 Roy Lynes, rocker (Status Quo)
  • 1944 Ben Stein, American actor
  • 1945 George Webster, American football player (d. 2007)
  • 1945 Patrick Nagel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • 1947 John Larroquette, actor (Dan Fielding-Night Court), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1947 Jonathan Kaplan, director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • 1947 Linda Laflamme, rocker
  • 1947 Val Fuentes, rocker (It's A Beautiful Day)
  • 1947 Tracey Walter, American actor
  • 1948 Storm Field, [Elliot], NY, weatherman (WABC TV, WCBS TV)
  • 1948 Jacques P. Dupuis, French Canadian politician
  • 1949 Kerry O'Keeffe, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1971-77)
  • 1949 Rita Jenrette, wife of Rep John Jenrette (D-SC), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1949 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • 1950 Alexis Wright, Australian author
  • 1951 Bucky Dent, all star shortstop (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees)
  • 1951 Johnny Rep, Dutch soccer player
  • 1951 Bill Morrissey, American musician
  • 1951 Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter
  • 1952 Amelia Rorer, LPGA golfer
  • 1952 Ernest Harden Jr, actor (Marcus-Jeffersons), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952 Imran Khan Niazi, cricketer (Pakistan's greatest all-rounder) and politician
  • 1952 John Lynch, American politician current governor of New Hampshire
  • 1953 Monique St Pierre, Weisbaden Germany, playmate of year (Nov, 1978)
  • 1953 Jeffrey Skilling, American former CEO of Enron
  • 1955 Bruno Tonioli, Italian born British dancer
  • 1956 Ena Heese, South African costume designer (Willem of Orange)
  • 1956 Liana Vicens, Puerto Rico, 100m breaststroke (Olympics 1968)
  • 1956 Hélène Goudin, Swedish politician
  • 1957 Chico Walker, baseball player
  • 1957 Bob Ehrlich, Jr., former Maryland governor
  • 1958 Gary Coveyou, musician (Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods)
  • 1959 Steve Rothery, Brampton, guitarist, (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • 1959 Charles Kennedy, British politician (Liberal Democrat leader 1999-2006), born in Inverness, Scotland
  • 1960 Amy Grant, American gospel/rock singer (Glory of Love, Baby Baby), born in Augusta, Georgia

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1960 John F. Kennedy Jr, American lawyer, magazine publisher (George) and son of JFK, born in NYC, New York

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • 1960 Kasey Smith, heavy metal artist (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Queens, New York
  • 1960 Mary Ostergren, biathelete (Olympics-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1961 Amy Gibson, actress (General Hospital)
  • 1961 Kenny Monday, 163 lbs freestyles wrestler (Oly-88, 92, 96), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1962 Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963 Bernie Kosar, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns)
  • 1963 Steve Ave, St Germain Enlay France, US 1500m runner
  • 1963 Kevin Chamberlin, American actor
  • 1963 Holly Cole, Canadian jazz singer
  • 1964 Dan Saleaumua, NFL defensive tackle (KC Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1964 Nolan Jay Henke, Battle Creek MI, PGA golfer (1990 BC Open)
  • 1964 Wendy Wyland, Jackson Mich, platform diver (Olympic-bronze-1984)
  • 1964 Mark Lanegan, American musician (Screaming Trees)
  • 1965 Anthony Newman, NFL safety (New Orleans Saints)
  • 1965 Cris Carter, NFL wide receiver (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1965 Jeff Norton, Acton, NHL defenseman (Edmonton Oilers)
  • 1965 Mike Gebhardt, mistral sailor (Olympics-6th-1996), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1965 Yasmin "Yaz" Farooq, Waupun Wisc, rower (Olympics-4th-92, 96)
  • 1965 Dougray Scott, Scottish television and film actor
  • 1966 Mark Whiten, outfielder (Atlanta Braves, NY Yankees), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1966 Stacy Lattisaw, disco singer (Million Dollar Baby), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1966 Tim Armstrong, American musician (Rancid and The Transplants)
  • 1967 Andrea Stinson, WNBA guard (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1967 Anthony Nesty, swimmer (won Suriname's 1st gold olympic medal)
  • 1967 Curtis Baldwin, actor (Calvin-227), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Kazuya Nakai, Japanese voice actor
  • 1967 Gregg Turkington, American comedian (as Neil Hamburger) and musician
  • 1968 John Johnstone, Liverpool NY, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • 1968 Jory Husain, actor (Jawaharial-Head of the Class), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1968 Erick Sermon, American rap music artist
  • 1969 Anthony Peeler, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1969 Donald Reynolds, WLAF defensive tackle (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969 Jacqueline Hennessy, Edmonton, actress (Dead Ringers)
  • 1969 Jillian Hennessy, Edmonton, twin actress (Claire-Law & Order, Paper)
  • 1970 Purvis Hunt, NFL/WLAF guard (Houston Oilers, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Saskia Sibilo, Miss Suriname (1990)
  • 1970 Shane Pahukoa, NFL safety (NO Saints)

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1971 Christina Applegate, actress (Married With Children), born in Hollywood, California

  • 1972 Kevin Han, Shanghai China, US badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1972 Petteri Nummelin, Turku FIN, hockey defenseman (Team Finland)
  • 1973 Erick Strickland, NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1973 Yatil Green, wide receiver (Miami Dolphins)
  • 1974 Cynthia Geyn Brown, playmate (May, 1995), born in San Jose, California