Famous Birthdays on September 25

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 238

  • 1358 Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun, born in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (d. 1408)
  • 1525 Steven Borough, English explorer, born in Northam, Devon, England (d. 1584)
  • 1593 Matthew Merian the Elder, Swiss engraver and bookseller, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1650)
  • 1599 Francesco Borromini, Italian sculptor and architect, born in Bissone, Italy (d. 1667)
  • 1612 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian, born in Bergen-op-Zoom, The Netherlands (d. 1653)
  • 1613 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician (east facade of the Louvre), born in Paris, France
  • 1644 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1710)
  • 1683 Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (Traite), baptized in Dijon, France (d. 1764)

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1694 Henry Pelham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, born in Laughton, England (d. 1754)

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham
  • 1711 Qianlong Emperor of China, 6th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, born in Beijing, China (d. 1799)
  • 1725 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, French inventor who designed & built 1st automobile, born in Void, France (d. 1804)
  • 1729 Christian G. Heyne, German archaeologist, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1812)
  • 1738 Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware, born in New Castle County, Delaware (d. 1789)
  • 1741 Vaclav Pichl, Czech composer, born in Bechyně, Czech Republic (d. 1805)
  • 1744 Frederick Willem II, King of Prussia (1786-97), born in Berlin Palace, Berlin (d. 1797)
  • 1764 Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer, born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England (d. 1793)
  • 1766 Armand-Emmanuel, Duc de Richelieu, Prime Minister of France (1815-18, 1820-21), born in Paris (d. 1822)
  • 1773 Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist, born in Mairago, Italy (d. 1856)
  • 1780 Jason Fairbanks, American murderer, born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 1801)
  • 1782 Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1824)
  • 1785 George Pinto, English composer, born in London (d. 1806)
  • 1793 Felicia Dorothea Hemans, English poet, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1835)
  • 1796 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • 1798 Henri Scheffer, Dutch painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1862)
  • 1798 Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French mine engineer and geologist, born in Canon, Calvados, France (d. 1874)
  • 1805 Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar/founder (Pella colony in Iowa)
  • 1807 Alfred Vail, American inventor and early telegraph pioneer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1859)
  • 1822 Adolph von Steinwehr, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Blankenburg, Brunswick, Germany (d. 1877)
  • 1823 Thomas John Wood, American Major General (Union Army), born in Munfordville, Kentucky (d. 1906)
  • 1829 William Michael Rossetti, English writer and civil servant, born in London (d. 1919)
  • 1830 Karl Klindworth, German pianist and conductor, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1832 William Le Baron Jenney, American architect (father of skyscraper), born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts (d. 1907)
  • 1839 Karl Alfred Ritter von Zittel, German geologist and paleontologist (Libya), born in Bahlingen, Germany (d. 1904)
  • 1839 [Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist
  • 1843 Thomas Chrowder Cham Mattoon Illinois, American Geologist and educator, born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1843 Melville Reuben Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, born in Hartwick, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1846 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1852 Cornelis J Snijders, supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18)
  • 1852 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy), born in Nehren, Germany (d. 1933)
  • 1862 Leon Boellmann, French organist and composer (Variations Symphoniques), born in Ensisheim, France (d. 1897)
  • 1862 Billy Hughes, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor, Nationalist: 1915-23), born in London (d. 1952)
  • 1866 Thomas Hunt Morgan, American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist (Nobel Prize 1933), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1945)
  • 1867 Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary, born in Dünaburg, Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1938)
  • 1872 Charles Blake Cochran, English theatrical manager and impresario, born in Sussex, England (d. 1951)
  • 1877 Plutarco Elias Calles, Mexican revolutionary and president (1924-28), born in Guaymas, Mexico (d. 1945)
  • 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 [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • 1896 Roberto Gerhard, composer
  • 1896 Sandro Pertini, president Italy
  • 1897 Teddy Hart, American actor (3 Men on a Horse), born in NYC, New York

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1897 William Faulkner, American author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), born in New Albany, Mississippi (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 (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), born in Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)
  • 1902 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, born in Cinfalva, Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1903 Olive Ann Beech, American businesswoman (Co-Founder of Beech Aircraft Company), born in Waverly, Kansas (d. 1993)
  • 1903 John Everett Allen, US businessman
  • 1903 Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], American painter (Green on Blue)
  • 1904 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1905 Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), born in Zavaliv, Ukraine (d. 1992)
  • 1905 Red Smith, sportscaster/columnist (Fight Talk), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1906 Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, composer [NS], born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1906 Jaroslav Jezek, composer
  • 1906 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer
  • 1906 Phyllis Pearsall, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Jan Felderhof, composer
  • 1908 Eugen Suchon, composer
  • 1909 Florizel A Glasspole, governor-gen of Jamaica (1973-91)
  • 1911 Lionel Henry Nowak, composer
  • 1911 Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (People's National Movement: 1962-81), born in Port of Spain, 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 NYC, 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 Sergei Bondarchuk, Soviet director (Destiny of a Man, War and Peace), born in Belozerka, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Remy C, de Kerckhove, Flemish poet
  • 1921 Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/chairman (IMF)
  • 1922 Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Sam Rivers, American jazz musician (exponent of free jazz), born in El Reno, Oklahoma (d. 2011)
  • 1924 Norman Ayrton, opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK)
  • 1925 Silvana Pampanini, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy
  • 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 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1999)
  • 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, folk singer (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter (Ian & Sylvia), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 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, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936 Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman
  • 1937 Michael Gibbs, jazz composer
  • 1937 Thomas Kessler, Swiss composer, born in Zurich
  • 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 Peter Petherick, cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut)
  • 1943 Gary Alexander, TN, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association)
  • 1943 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1943 Robert Walden, American actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense
  • 1944 Eugenia Zukerman, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1944 Grayson Shillingford, cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)

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1944 Michael Douglas, American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • 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
  • 1949 Pedro Almodovar, Spanish filmmaker (Women the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Matador), born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain
  • 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

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1952 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

  • 1952 Tommy Norden, American 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, actress (T J Hooker, Dynasty), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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, American actor and rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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

  • 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)
  • 1969 Hal Sparks, American actor
  • 1970 Curtis Buckley, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1970 Damon Pieri, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)