Famous Birthdays on 25th September

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 239

  • 1358 Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408)
  • 1525 Steven Borough, English explorer (d. 1584)
  • 1593 Matthew Merian, the Elder, engraver/bookseller
  • 1599 Francesco Borromini, Italian architect (d. 1667)
  • 1612 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian
  • 1613 Claude Perrault, Paris, French Architect and Physician (east facade of the Louvre)
  • 1644 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710)
  • 1683 Jean-Philippe Rameau, Dijon France, composer (Traite) (baptized)
  • 1711 Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)
  • 1714 Jean-Benoit Leclair, composer
  • 1725 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designed & built 1st automobile
  • 1725 Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)
  • 1729 Christian G Heyne, German archaeologist
  • 1738 Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (d. 1789)
  • 1741 Vaclav Pichl, composer
  • 1744 Frederick Willem II, king of Prussia (1786-97)
  • 1752 Carl Stenborg, composer
  • 1764 Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)
  • 1766 Armand-Emmanuel, duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21)
  • 1773 Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (d. 1856)
  • 1780 Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (d. 1801)
  • 1782 Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)
  • 1785 George Frederic Pinto, composer
  • 1793 Felicia Dorothea Hermans, poet
  • 1796 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
  • 1798 Henri Scheffer, painter
  • 1798 JBAL Leonce Elie de Beaumont, French mine engineer/geologist
  • 1805 Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar/founder (Pella colony in Iowa)
  • 1807 Alfred Vail, Morristown New Jersey, American Inventor, early telegraph pioneer, and financial backer to Samuel Morse
  • 1822 Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich von Steinwehr, Brig Gen (Union vol)
  • 1823 Thomas John Wood, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1906)
  • 1829 William Michael Rossetti, civil servant
  • 1830 Karl Klindworth, pianist/conductor
  • 1832 William Le Baron Jenney, US, architect/"father of skyscraper"
  • 1839 Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya)
  • 1839 [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist
  • 1843 Melville Reuben Bissell, Hartwick New York, American inventor (carpet sweeper)
  • 1843 Thomas Chrowder Cham Mattoon Illinois, American Geologist and educator, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1846 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], St. Petersburg, Russia, German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system)
  • 1852 Cornelis J Snijders, supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18)
  • 1852 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy)
  • 1862 Leon Boellmann, French organist/composer (Variations Symphoniques)
  • 1862 Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)
  • 1866 Thomas Hunt Morgan, US, biologist (Nobel-1933)
  • 1867 Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1938)
  • 1872 Charles Blake Cochran, impresario
  • 1877 Plutarco Elias Calles, Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28)
  • 1879 Luis da Costa, composer
  • 1879 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and labor leader, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (d. 1963)
  • 1881 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)
  • 1884 Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, Dutch educationalist
  • 1886 Jesus Guridi, composer
  • 1886 John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright
  • 1887 May Sutton Bundy, Tennis champion and 1st American woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1905, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
  • 1889 George Douglas Howard Cole, socialist/novelist
  • 1889 C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator (d. 1930)
  • 1896 Elsa Triolet, writer
  • 1896 Roberto Gerhard, composer
  • 1896 Sandro Pertini, president Italy
  • 1897 Teddy Hart, actor (3 Men on a Horse), born in NYC, New York

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1897 William Faulkner, New Albany Mississippi, author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), (d. 1962)

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • 1898 Robert Brackman American artist (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Robert Bresson, French film director (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)
  • 1902 Jeno Takacs, composer
  • 1903 John Everett Allen, US businessman
  • 1903 Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], US, painter (Green on Blue)
  • 1904 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, New Rochelle, New York, American oceanographer
  • 1905 Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem)
  • 1905 Red Smith, Green Bay Wisc, sportscaster/columnist (Fight Talk)
  • 1906 Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, St Petersburg Russia, composer [NS]
  • 1906 Jaroslav Jezek, composer
  • 1906 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer
  • 1906 Phyllis Pearsall, East Dulwich, London, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company)
  • 1907 Jan Felderhof, composer
  • 1907 Robert Bresson, France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette)
  • 1908 Eugen Suchon, composer
  • 1909 Florizel A Glasspole, governor-gen of Jamaica (1973-91)
  • 1911 Lionel Henry Nowak, composer
  • 1911 Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • 1913 David Hunt, British diplomat/quiz winner
  • 1914 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist

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1915 Ethel Rosenberg, American Communist, born in New York City, New York

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • 1916 Tolia Nikiprowetzsy, composer
  • 1917 Johnny Sain, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1920 Sergey Bondarchuk, Belozerka Ukraine, director (War & Peace)
  • 1921 Remy C, de Kerckhove, Flemish poet
  • 1921 Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/chairman (IMF)
  • 1922 John Farr, British MP
  • 1922 Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (d. 1992)
  • 1924 Norman Ayrton, opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK)
  • 1925 Silvana Pampanini, Rome Italy, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner)
  • 1925 William Edgar Mitchell, physicist
  • 1925 Paul MacCready, engineer/inventor (1st man-powered aircraft)
  • 1926 Aldo Ray, Pen Argyl PA, actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret)
  • 1926 John Ericson, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West)
  • 1926 Sergei Filatov, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • 1926 Jack Hyles, Baptist pastor (d. 2001)
  • 1927 Carl Braun, basketball player (NY Knicks)
  • 1927 Sir Colin Davis, Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71)
  • 1928 Hendrika G "Tine" de Vries, actress (Seaman's Wife)
  • 1929 John Rutherford, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956)
  • 1929 Ronnie Barker, British comedian (the Two Ronnies)
  • 1929 Barbara Walters, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1930 H Heckmann, writer
  • 1930 Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Patrick WIlliam Walker, British astrologer
  • 1931 Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Andrew Gardner, British broadcaster
  • 1932 Daphne Swallow, commandant/director (WRNS)
  • 1932 Glenn Herbert Gould, pianist (sued Steinway Piano), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1932 Terry Medwin, Welsh retired footballer
  • 1933 Adolfo Suarez, premier of Spain (1976-81), (d. 2014)
  • 1933 Erik Darling, rocker (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1933 Ian Tyson, rocker
  • 1933 Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster
  • 1934 John S Bull, astronaut, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1934 Struther Arnott, professor (St Andrew University)
  • 1934 Jean Sorel, French actor
  • 1936 Edward Jones, UK military rep to NATO
  • 1936 Juliet Prowse, Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear)
  • 1936 Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman
  • 1937 Michael Gibbs, jazz composer
  • 1937 Thomas Kessler, composer
  • 1939 David Mann, (Rep-D-Ohio)
  • 1939 Joseph "Jesse" Russell, US singer (Slip Sliding Away)
  • 1939 Leon Britain, British politician, vice president (Commission of European Communities)
  • 1939 Feroz Khan, Indian actor
  • 1940 Timothy Severin, author/explorer
  • 1941 Vivian Stern, director (Nacros)
  • 1942 John Taylor, jazz pianist
  • 1942 Michael Stephen, MP
  • 1942 Peter Petherick, cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut)
  • 1943 Gary Alexander, TN, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)
  • 1943 John Locke, LA Clif, rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You)
  • 1943 Robert Walden, actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense
  • 1944 Eugenia Zukerman, Cambridge Ms, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence)
  • 1944 Grayson Shillingford, cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets)

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1944 Michael Douglas, NJ, actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile)

  • 1944 Doris Matsui, American politician
  • 1945 Kathleen Brown, state treasurer (D-California, 1991- )
  • 1945 Owen "Onnie" McIntyre, Scotland, guitarist (Average White Band)
  • 1945 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, composer
  • 1946 Bishan Bedi, cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79)
  • 1946 Felicity Kendal, Indies/British actress (Shakespeare Wallah)
  • 1946 Gilmer Bryan Morgan, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1977 BC Open)
  • 1947 Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated)
  • 1947 John Fiddler, England, rock vocalist/guitarist (British Lions)
  • 1949 Anson Williams, actor (Potsie-Happy Days), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Inshan Ali, cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77)
  • 1949 Jerry F Costello, (Rep-D-Illinois)
  • 1949 Mimi Kennedy, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1951 Bob McAdoo, NBA forward/center (Buffalo Braves, LA Lakers)
  • 1951 Burleigh Drummond, rocker (Ambrosia)
  • 1951 Mark Hamill, actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars), born in Oakland, California
  • 1951 Pedro Almodovar, Spain, director/screenwriter (Kika, Matador)
  • 1952 Christopher Reeve, actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Tommy Norden, actor (Flipper), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Gloria Jean Watkins, American scholar
  • 1953 Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon)
  • 1954 Sylvester Croom, American college football coach
  • 1954 Juande Ramos, Spanish Football Manager
  • 1955 Adelmo "Zucchero" Fornaciari, Italian R&B-singer (Senza una Donna)
  • 1955 Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing)
  • 1955 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer
  • 1955 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (d. 1985)
  • 1956 Jamie Hyneman, American visual effects technician
  • 1957 Rupert Haselden, journalist/Screenwriter
  • 1957 Ian Reddington, English actor
  • 1958 Michael Madsen, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist
  • 1959 Andy Waller, cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup)
  • 1960 John Hills, horse trainer
  • 1960 Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer
  • 1960 Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host
  • 1961 Heather Locklear, LA Ca, actress (Stacy-T J Hooker, Sammy Jo-Dynasty)
  • 1961 Tim Zoehrer, cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie)
  • 1962 Rajiv Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87)
  • 1963 Keely Shaye Smith, correspondent (Unsolved Mysteries)
  • 1964 Bryan Tooley, Eugene Ore, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • 1964 Anita Barone, American actress
  • 1964 Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive
  • 1964 Gary Ayles, British racing driver
  • 1964 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer
  • 1965 Scottie Pippen, Hamburg, Arkansas, American NBA forward (Bulls, Oly-2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1966 Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, Medford NJ, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1966 Todd Philcox, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Lezlie Lund, Tolna ND, Miss ND-America (1991)
  • 1967 Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player

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1968 Will Smith [The Fresh Prince], actor/rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince)

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • 1968 Johan Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau, Netherlands
  • 1968 Reggie Jefferson, Tallahassee FL, 1st baseman (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos)
  • 1968 John Worsfold, Australian rules football coach

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1969 Catherine Zeta Jones, Swansea Wales, actress (Christopher Columbus)

  • 1969 David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees)
  • 1969 Hansie Cronje, cricket captain (solid South African batsman)
  • 1969 Michae Wright, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)