Famous Birthdays on October 25

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  • 1102 William Clito, Count of Flanders (d. 1128)
  • 1330 Louis II of Flanders (d. 1384)
  • 1360 Louis, founder of house of Anjou
  • 1510 Renée of France, French princess and Duchess of Ferrara (d. 1574)
  • 1528 Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman/soldier/politician
  • 1576 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, baptised in Elstead (d. 1623)
  • 1612 James Graham, Marquis of Montrose "the Great Montrose", Scottish general and poet (d. 1650)
  • 1683 Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (d. 1757)
  • 1692 Elisabeth Farnese, princess of Parma/queen of Spain
  • 1709 Georg Gebel, German composer, born in Brzeg, Silesia (d. 1753)
  • 1709 John Wagenaar, Amsterdam merchant/historian, baptised
  • 1716 Petronio Maria Pio Sgabazzi, composer
  • 1721 Pierre Talon, composer
  • 1735 James Beattie, Scotland, poet/philosopher (Essay on Truth)

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1759 William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1806-07), born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1834)

British Prime Minister William Grenville
British Prime Minister
William Grenville
  • 1759 Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (d. 1828)
  • 1772 Corneille Vander Planken, composer
  • 1782 Levi Lincoln, Jr., 13th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1868)
  • 1800 Thomas Babington Macaulay, England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby)
  • 1802 Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strong man (d. 1864)
  • 1803 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poetess (Daisies)
  • 1806 Max Stirner, [Johann C Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige)
  • 1811 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (d. 1832)
  • 1814 Louis CPR van Orleans, French duke of Nemours
  • 1815 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, composer
  • 1815 Philipp Fahrbach, composer
  • 1818 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [NS=Nov 6]
  • 1819 Zachariah Cantey Deas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1882)
  • 1825 Johann Baptist Strauss, (the younger), Austria, composer (Waltz King)

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1838 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1875)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1843 Gleb Uspensky, Russia, author (Power of the Soil)
  • 1856 Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger, Croatian paleontologist (d. 1936)
  • 1859 Stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)
  • 1864 Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian composer (d. 1956)
  • 1864 John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (d. 1920)
  • 1866 Georg Alfred Schumann, composer
  • 1867 Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (d. 1937)
  • 1869 August Otto Halm, composer
  • 1877 Henry Norris Russell, astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram)
  • 1878 Nico van Suchtelen, Dutch publisher
  • 1879 Jean Rogister, composer
  • 1879 Mayhew Lester Lake, American composer, born in Southville, Massachusetts (d. 1955)

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1881 Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist (3 Dancers, Guernica), born in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain (d. 1973)

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1882 Heinrich Max Ludwig, composer
  • 1884 Eduardo Barrios, Chile, novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy)
  • 1887 Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven)
  • 1888 Francois Pauwels, Dutch writer/attorney

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1888 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1957)

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • 1888 Nils von Dardel, Swedish painter (d. 1943)
  • 1889 Abel Gance, French film director (d. 1981)
  • 1889 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (d. 1985)
  • 1891 Father Coughlin, Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster (d. 1979)
  • 1895 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli PM (MWP) (1963-69), born in Oratov, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1898 Sidney van den Bergh, Dutch businessman/politician
  • 1902 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1902 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
  • 1903 Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman (d. 1976)
  • 1903 Harry Shoulberg, American painter (d. 1995)

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1904 [Herman] Denny Shute, American golfer and three-time major champion, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1908 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (d. 2004)
  • 1909 Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67)
  • 1909 Whit Bissel, actor (Time Machine, General Kirk-Time Tunnel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910 William Higinbotham, American physicist (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Jack Kent Cooke, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins)
  • 1912 Minnie Pearl, [Sarah Ophelia Colley], Tenn, (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw)
  • 1913 Klaus Barbie, gestapo chief (Lyon)
  • 1913 Horace Grant Fletcher, composer
  • 1914 John Berryman, American poet (Friends & Associates)
  • 1915 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian mathematician (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive

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1919 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (1941-79), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1980)

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • 1921 Brian Malzard Foss, psychologist
  • 1921 Michael I, King of Romania (1927-30, 40-47)
  • 1923 Bobby Thomson, HR hitter (Giants win the pennant)
  • 1923 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (d. 1990)
  • 1924 Billy Barty, Millsboro Pa, 3'9" actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play)
  • 1924 Earl Palmer, American rock and roll drummer (Wrecking Crew), born in New Orleans (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Yakov Rylskly, USSR, sabre team (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • 1926 Biff McGuire, actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1926 Galina Vishnevskaya, Leningrad, USSR, soprano opera singer, (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter
  • 1927 Barbara Cook, stage singer/actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1927 Franklin "Bud" Held, javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55)
  • 1927 Hedley Keith, cricketer (solid left-handed for South Africa in the 1950's)
  • 1927 Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay (2000-2005), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Anthony Franciosa, [Papaleo], actor (Jeff-Name of the Game), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Jeanne Cooper, actress (Kay-Young & Restless), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Marion Ross, Albert Lea Mn, actress (Marion-Happy Days, Bkln Bridge)
  • 1929 Peter Loader, cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA)
  • 1929 Peter Rohmkorf, writer
  • 1929 Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist
  • 1931 Annie Giradot, actress (Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), born in Paris, France
  • 1931 Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and football manager
  • 1932 Lev Nikolayevich Smirenny, cosmonaut
  • 1932 Harry Gregg, Irish footballer and football manager
  • 1933 Larry J Hopkins, (Rep-R-KY, 1979- )
  • 1933 Ron Archer, cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's)
  • 1933 Roy Swetman, cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's)
  • 1933 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Russell Luis Schweickart, astronaut (Apollo 9), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1935 Zdenek Pololanik, composer
  • 1936 Alan Smith, cricket wicket-keeper (England1962-63 Aust-NZ tour)
  • 1936 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • 1938 Robert Webster, diver (Oly-gold-1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1939 Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1939 Zelmo Beaty, Hillister, TX, basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic-gold-1984)
  • 1941 Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)
  • 1941 Bobby Keetch, soccer player/entrepreneur
  • 1941 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1943 Roy Lynes, England, rock organist (Status Quo)
  • 1943 Selly Fernandes, Curacao poetess (Winking with Selly)
  • 1944 Jon Anderson, English rock singer for Yes
  • 1944 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1944 James Carville, American political stategist and commentator
  • 1945 David Norman Schramm, physicist
  • 1946 Peter Lieberson, composer
  • 1947 Glenn Tipton, rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law)
  • 1948 Dan Gable, Waterloo Iowa, 68kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-72)
  • 1948 Dan Issel, NBA coach/player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets)

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1948 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 1948 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer
  • 1949 Brian Kerwin, actor (Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 Walter Hyatt, Musician
  • 1949 Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1950 John Matuszak, NFLer (Raiders)/actor (Hollywood Beat), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1951 Ransom Wilson, Tuscaloosa Alabama, flutist (Soliste NY)
  • 1951 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television)
  • 1952 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1953 Mark Will McNulty, Bindwa Zimbabwe, PGA golfer (1982 Danny Thomas-4th)
  • 1953 Muffin Spencer-Devlin, Piqua OH, LPGA golfer (1985 MasterCard Pro-Am)

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1954 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic Gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1955 Danny Darwin, Bonham Texas, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • 1955 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist
  • 1955 Glynis Barber, English actress
  • 1956 Matthias Jabs, rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
  • 1956 Danny Gans, American entertainer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1957 Robbie Macintosh, rock guitarist/vocalist (Pretenders)
  • 1958 Dipak Patel, cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder)
  • 1958 Kornelia Ender, Halle GDR, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76)
  • 1958 Mark Miller, actor (Search for Grace, Love Field), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1960 Kelli McMullen-Temple, Canadian equestrian (Olympics-96), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1960 Scott Anthony Haneline, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1960 Tom Eplin, Hayward California, actor (Jake McKinnon-Another World)
  • 1962 Nick Hancock, British television presenter
  • 1962 Darlene Vogel, American actress ( Pacific Blue), born in Modesto, California
  • 1963 Tracy Nelson, California, American actress (Glitter, Square Pegs, Father Dowling)
  • 1964 Barb Broen-Ouellette, volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1964 Johan de Kock, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)
  • 1964 Melinda McGraw, Nicosa Cyprus, actress (Macenzie-Pursuit Of Happiness)
  • 1964 Michael Boatman, Colo Springs Colo, actor (Carter-Spin City)
  • 1964 Nicholas Bernard Thorp, English musician (Curiosity Killed the Cat), born in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
  • 1964 Pat Swilling, NFL defensive end/linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1964 Nicole [Hohloch], German singer, won 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, born in Saarbrücken
  • 1964 Kevin Michael Richardson, American actor
  • 1965 Derrick Rostagno, tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Leigh Ann Mills, Melbourne FL, LPGA golfer (1985 Mazda Champions)
  • 1965 Steve Decker, Rock Island IL, catcher (SF Giants)
  • 1965 Warren Ayres, cricketer (Victorian right-handed batsman since 1987-88)
  • 1965 Þorsteinn Bachmann, Icelandic actor
  • 1965 2 Cold Scorpio, American professional wrestler
  • 1966 Wendel Clark, Kelvington, NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 Perry Satullo, American professional wrestler
  • 1967 Anthony Johnson, NFL fullback (Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers)
  • 1967 Kelly Chase, Porcupine Plain Ca, NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers)
  • 1967 Mazhar Hussein, cricketer (UAE batsman World Cup 1996)
  • 1968 Corey Miller, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • 1968 Lisa Trusel, Cal, actress (Lizette-Father Murphy, Days of our Lives)
  • 1969 Corey Harris, NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins)
  • 1969 Eric Guliford, NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, NO Saints)
  • 1969 Josef Beranek, Czech NHL center (Vancouver Canucks, Olympic Gold 1998), born in Litvinov
  • 1969 Larry Thomas, pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969 Oleg Salenko, Russian former footballer
  • 1970 Audra Wilks, Miss USA-Virginia (1997, Miss Photogenic)
  • 1970 Kelvin Ingram, NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970 J.A. Adande, American sports columnist
  • 1970 Peter Aerts, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist
  • 1970 Adam Goldberg, American actor
  • 1970 Adam Pascal, American actor
  • 1970 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1971 Jeffrey Prommayon, soccer player (PSV)
  • 1971 Laura Chapot, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)
  • 1971 Lee Gissendaner, NFL/WLAF receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1971 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • 1971 Stephanie Martin-Cobb, LPGA golfer
  • 1971 Simon Charlton, English footballer
  • 1971 Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1972 Leland Taylor, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
  • 1972 Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor
  • 1973 Joe Angel Acosta Jr, PGA golfer (1995 Greater Milwaukee-3rd), born in San Diego, California
  • 1973 Steve White, defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • 1974 Chris Murray, Port Hardy, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1974 Frank Middleton, NFL football player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1974 Joanne Black, Miss Universe-Ireland (1996)
  • 1974 Lee Byung-Kyu, Korean baseball player
  • 1975 Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician
  • 1975 Ryan Clement, former XFL quarterback
  • 1976 Steve Jones, Irish footballer
  • 1977 Birgit Prinz, German footballer
  • 1978 Riley Mants, Winnipeg Manitoba, 200m breaststroker (Olympics-96)