Famous Birthdays on April 25

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 239

  • 1214 Louis IX (Saint Louis), King of France (1226-70), born in Poissy, France (d. 1270)
  • 1228 Conrad IV, King of Germany, Jerusalem and Sicily, born in Andria, Sicily (d. 1254)
  • 1284 Edward II, King of England (1307-27), born in Caernarfon Castle, Gwynedd, Wales (d. 1327)
  • 1287 Roger de Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, de facto ruler of England, born in Wigmore Castle, Herefordshire, England (d. 1330)
  • 1502 Georg Major, German Protestant theologian, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1574)
  • 1567 Aurelio Signoretti, Italian composer, born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (d. 1635)

Person of interestOliver Cromwell

1599 Oliver Cromwell, Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58), born in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England (d. 1658)

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1608 Gaston, Duke of Orleans, brother of French King Louis XIII, born in Palace of Fontainebleau, France (d. 1660)
  • 1614 Hieronymus van Beverningk, Dutch general, born in Gouda, Netherlands (1690)
  • 1614 Marc'Antonio Pasqualini, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1691)
  • 1621 Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, British soldier, statesman, and dramatist, born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland (d. 1679)
  • 1666 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German composer, born in Bindersleben, Germany (d. 1727)
  • 1677 Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Chevaux the Marly), born in Lyon, France (d. 1746)
  • 1690 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, German composer, born in Passau, Germany (d. 1770)
  • 1694 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect, born in London (d. 1753)
  • 1710 James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer, born in Banffshire, Scotland (d. 1776)

  • 1723 Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1797)
  • 1725 Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel, British admiral, born in Caversham, Reading, England (d. 1786)
  • 1730 Fedele Fenaroli, Italian composer, born in Lanciano, Italy (d. 1818)
  • 1767 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal, born in Bar-le-Duc, France (d. 1847)
  • 1769 Marc Isambard Brunel, French-born English engineer (Thames Tunnel), born in Hacqueville, France (d. 1849)
  • 1770 Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian statesman, born in Nærøy, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway (d. 1850)
  • 1776 Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1857)
  • 1792 John Keble, Anglican priest and founder (Oxford Movement), born in Fairford, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1886)
  • 1818 Marek Konrad Sokolowski, Polish guitarist and composer, born in Zhytomyr, Ukraine (d. 1883)
  • 1824 Gustave Boulanger, French painter, born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • 1825 Charles Dowd, American principal who was the 1st to propose standardized time zones (for America's railways), born in Madison, Connecticut (d. 1904)
  • 1837 William Charles Levey, Irish conductor and composer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1894)
  • 1840 James Dearing, U.S. Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1865)
  • 1841 Pauline Lucca, Austrian operatic soprano, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1908)
  • 1842 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer and poet (Il santo, Leila), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1911)
  • 1843 Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Grand Duchess of Hesse, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1878)
  • 1849 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanston Colloquium), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1925)
  • 1851 Leopoldo Alas, Spanish novelist (La Regenta), born in Zamora, Spain (d. 1901)
  • 1862 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon and Minister of Foreign Affairs, born in London (d. 1933)
  • 1867 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician and physiologist, born in Etterbeek, Belgium (d. 1941)
  • 1868 John Bevins Moisant, American pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him, born in Kankakee, Illinois (d. 1910)
  • 1869 Karl Prohaska, Austrian composer, born in Mödling, Austria (d. 1927)
  • 1872 Charles Burgess Fry, English cricketer, born in Croydon, England (d. 1956)

Person of interestGuglielmo Marconi

1874 Guglielmo Marconi, Italian radio inventor (Nobel 1909), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1937)

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi
  • 1876 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), born in Ciudad Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1945)

  • 1881 Hans Windisch, German New Testament scholar, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1889 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (great all-rounder of 1920's), born in Lismore, New South Wales (d. 1944)
  • 1895 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, 6th President of FIFA (1961-74), born in Mutford, East Suffolk, England (d. 1986)
  • 1897 Haro Levoni Step'anian, Armenian composer, born in Ganja, Azerbaijan (d. 1966)
  • 1897 Mary [Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary], Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, born in York Cottage, Sandringham (d. 1965)
  • 1897 Paula Trueman, American actress (Dirty Dancing), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1898 Fred Haney, American baseball player, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron Gladwyn, British politician and diplomat, born in Firbeck Hall, England (d. 1996)
  • 1900 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss-American theoretical physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • 1901 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1902 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist, one of the main organizers of Nazi Germany's T-4 Euthanasia Program, born in Forst, Germany (d. 1964)
  • 1903 Camilla Horn, German actress (Rebus, Vertigine, Polterabend, Matinee Idol), born in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1903 Carl Gustav Sparre Olsen, Norwegian composer, born in Stavanger, Norway (d. 1984)
  • 1903 Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (theory of probability), born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1987)
  • 1905 Walter Hassan, British automotive engineer, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1905 George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player, born in Wairoa, New Zealand (d. 1986)
  • 1906 Sally Salminen, Finnish writer (Katrina), born in Vårdö, Finland (d. 1976)
  • 1906 William J. Brennan, Jr, American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1906 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1907 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, Russian composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1908 Edward R. Murrow, American newscaster (Person to Person), born in Guilford County, North Carolina (d. 1965)
  • 1909 Jaroslav Doubrava, Czech composer, born in Chrudim, Czech Republic (d. 1960)
  • 1912 Gladys Presley, mother of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1958)
  • 1913 Earl Bostic, American jazz alto saxophonist (Flamingo, Temptation), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • 1913 Russ Conway, Canadian-American character actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye), born in Brandon, Manitoba (d. 2009)
  • 1914 Claude Mauriac, French writer (Le Temps immobile), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1914 Marcos Pérez Jiménez, President of Venezuela (1953-58), born in Michelena, Venezuela (d. 2001)
  • 1914 Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (Raintree County), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • 1915 Aksel Quintus Bosz, Surinamese lawyer, born in Pasuruan, Java, Indonesia (d. 1993)
  • 1915 William Goyen, American writer, born in Trinity, Texas (d. 1983)
  • 1916 Jerry Barber, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1961), born in Woodson, Illinois (d. 1994)

Person of interestElla Fitzgerald

1917 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer (Is it live or Memorex), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1996)

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1918 Astrid Varnay, Swedish soprano (Met Opera 1941-56), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • 1919 Heinz Wunderlich, German organist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1920 Jean Carmet, French actor (Cache Cash, Miss Mona, Night Magic), born in Bourgueil, Indre-et-Loire, France (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1986)
  • 1921 Karel Appel, Dutch painter (Vragende Children), born in Amsterdam (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Albert King [Nelson], American blues guitarist and singer (BB King & Friends, Blues Alive), born in Indianola, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Anita Björk, Swedish actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People), born in Tällberg, Sweden (d. 2012
  • 1923 Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer, 13th Astronomer Royal (1982-90)
  • 1923 Melissa Hayden, Canadian ballerina (1961 Silver Bowl), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1924 Erzsébet Szőnyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1924 Franco Mannino, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 2005)
  • 1925 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (Green Acres), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1926 Paul Walter Fürst, Austrian musician and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2013)
  • 1926 Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner, Austrian politician (Social Democratic Party of Austria), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2008)
  • 1927 Ernst Widmer, Swiss-Brazilian composer, born in Aarau, Switzerland (d. 1990)

Person of interestAlbert Uderzo

1927 Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist and script writer (Asterix), born in Fismes, Marne, France

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo
Cartoonist
Albert Uderzo
  • 1929 José Ángel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza), born in Orense, Spain (d. 2000)
  • 1929 Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 1930 Dotty Mack, American actress (Paul Dixon Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1930 Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1930 Roy Marshall, West Indian cricketer (prolific Hampshire only 4 Tests for WI), born in Saint Thomas, Barbados (d. 1992)
  • 1931 David Shepherd, British painter (paintings of steam locomotives), born in Hendon, London (d. 2017)
  • 1931 Felix Berezin, Russian physicist and mathematician (Berezin integral), born in Moscow (d. 1980)
  • 1932 Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower (Olympic gold 1968), born in Chişinău, Romania (d. 1998)
  • 1932 Meadowlark Lemon, American basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1932 William Roache, English actor (Ken Barlow-Coronation Street), born in Basford, Nottinghamshire, England
  • 1933 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • 1934 Denny "Scott" Miller, American actor (Wagon Train), born in Bloomington Ind, (d. 2014)
  • 1934 Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer, born in Newry, Ireland
  • 1935 April Ashley, English model and one of the earliest British people known to have had sex reassignment surgery, born in Liverpool
  • 1937 Bo Brundin, Swedish actress (Rhinemann Exchange), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1938 Ton Schulten, Dutch painter (landscapes using bright blocks of colour), born in Ootmarsum, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • 1938 Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1939 Patrick Anson, Earl of Lichfield, English photographer (d. 2005)
  • 1939 Veronica Sutherland, British diplomat
  • 1939 Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate, born in Ames, Iowa

Person of interestAl Pacino

1940 Al Pacino, American actor (And Justice For All, The Godfather, Scorpio), born in NYC, New York

Actor Al Pacino
Actor
Al Pacino

  • 1940 O. B. McClinton, American country singer (Keep your arms around me), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 1987)
  • 1941 Bertrand Tavernier, French actor (Capt Conan, L627, Daddy Nostalgie), born in Lyon, France
  • 1941 Chris Augustine, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
  • 1941 Lawrence J. Smith, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Florida (1983-93), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941 Princess Muna al-Hussein, mother of King Abdullah II of Jordan, born in Chelmondiston, Suffolk, England
  • 1942 John Martin Dalby, Scottish composer, born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1942 Jon Kyl, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona (1987-95), born in Oakland, Nebraska
  • 1945 Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish songwriter, producer and singer (ABBA), born in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1945 Michael Kogel, German musician, born in Berlin
  • 1945 Stu Cook, American rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary), born in Oakland, California
  • 1946 Digby Fairweather, British jazz trumpeter, born in Rochford, Essex, England
  • 1946 Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman (Allied Irish Banks) and politician (Fine Gael), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • 1946 Talia Shire [Coppola], American actress (Adrienne-Rocky), born in Lake Success, New York
  • 1946 Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian nationalist and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 1947 Bill Fontana, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947 Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor (Blaze, Frances, Windy City), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1947 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • 1948 Mike Selvey, English cricketer (England pace bowler of late 70's), born in Chiswick, Middlesex, England
  • 1948 Yu Shyi-kun, Premier of the Republic of China (2002-05), born in Dongshan, Yilan County, China
  • 1949 Watermelon Slim [William Homans], American blues musician (The Wheel Man), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • 1949 Vicente Pernía, Argentine footballer, born in Tandil, Argentina
  • 1949 James Fenton, British poet
  • 1949 Michael Brown, American musician and songwriter, (Don't Walk Away Renee), born in New York City (d. 2015)
  • 1950 Steve Ferrone, Sussex, rock drummer (Average White Band)
  • 1951 Ian McCartney, Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom, British MP (1987-2010)
  • 1951 Linda Stone, pharmacist
  • 1952 Cory Day, rock vocalist, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1952 Vladislav Tretiak, USSR hockey player (Olympic gold 1972, 76)
  • 1952 Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist

Person of interestHaider al-Abadi

1952 Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi politician, Prime Minister of Iraq (2014-present), born in Baghdad, Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • 1953 Gary Cosier, cricketer (Australian batsman 1975-78, 109 on debut v WI)
  • 1953 Ron Clements, American animation director
  • 1954 Rob Crosby, Sumter SC, country singer (She's a Natural)
  • 1955 Buster Mottram, English tennis player, born in Kingston upon Thames
  • 1955 Joanne Abbott, sailor (Olympics 1996), born in Sarnia, Ontario
  • 1955 John Nunn, British chess player
  • 1955 Américo Gallego, Argentine footballer
  • 1955 Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor
  • 1956 Jaroslava Schallerová, Hungarian actress

  • 1957 Eric Bristow [The Crafty Cockney], English darts legend and 5 time world champion, born in Hackney, England (d. 2018) "Crafty Cockney

Person of interestChrista Johnson

1958 Christa Johnson, American LPGA golfer (1990 Atlantic City Classic), born in Arcata, California

LPGA Golfer Christa Johnson
LPGA Golfer
Christa Johnson
  • 1958 Fish, [Derek William Dick], Scottish vocalist (Marillion-Sugar Mice)
  • 1959 Billy Rankin, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1959 Tony Phillips, MLB player (Oakland Athletics), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1959 Dominique Blanc, French actress
  • 1960 Bruce Redman, Australian film producer
  • 1961 Dinesh D'Souza, American author

Person of interestAdam Silver

1962 Adam Silver, American lawyer and NBA Commissioner, born in Rye, New York

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver
  • 1964 Andy Bell, rocker (Erasure-Oh L'Amour)
  • 1964 Jackie Campbell, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-5th-1993), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Jamie Siddons, cricketer (Victorian & SA batsman ODI for Aust 1988)

Person of interestHank Azaria

1964 Hank Azaria, American actor (The Birdcage) and voice behind many characters in The Simpsons (Moe, Apu, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson), born in NYC, New York

  • 1964 Wisit Sasanatieng, Thai film director
  • 1965 Denis Perez, hockey defenseman (Team France 1998)
  • 1965 Mark Bryant, NBA forward/center (Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets)
  • 1965 Eric Avery, American musician (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction, Polar Bear)
  • 1966 Darren Holmes, pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1966 Isabelle Pasco, French actress (Ave Maria)/model (Elle, Vogue)
  • 1967 Angel Martino, Americus GA, 50m/100m freestyle (Olympic gold/2 br-92, 96)
  • 1969 Darren Woodson, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969 Gavin Bruk-Jackson, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman 1993)
  • 1969 Jon Olsen, American 100m freestyle/400m/800m medley (Olymp-gold-1992, 96)
  • 1969 Marisa Pedulla, Bellefonte PA, half-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
  • 1969 Nir Shental, Israel, Men's 470 sailor (Olympic 15th-1996)
  • 1969 Sanjeeva Ranatunga, cricketer (Sri Lankan Test batsman 1994- )
  • 1969 Travis Fryman, infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1969 Joe Buck, American sports broadcaster
  • 1969 Renée Zellweger, American actress (Bridget Jones), born in Katy, Texas
  • 1969 Gina Torres, American actress (Firefly, Suits), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 Corwin Brown, NFL safety (NY Jets, NE Patriots)
  • 1970 Steve Tovar, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • 1970 Tionne Watkins, American singer
  • 1971 Andrew Grigg, CFL receiver (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • 1971 Brad Clontz, Stuart VA, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • 1971 Eric England, NFL defensive end (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1971 Michelle Harris, Miss America-Delaware (1996), born in Newark, Delaware
  • 1971 Pam Schaffrath, female catcher (Colo Silver Bullets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971 Tomoko Kawakami, (Voice Actress), Japanese Seiyuu
  • 1972 Percell Gaskins, linebacker (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1972 Sara Baras, Spanish ballerina
  • 1973 Alek Stojanov, Windsor, NHL right wing (Pitts Penguins)
  • 1973 Barbara Rittner, Krefeld German FR, tennis star (1992 Schenectady)
  • 1973 Paige Gordon, North diver (Olympics-16-92, 96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1973 Wes Martin, golfer (1990 Alberta Jr Masters-2nd), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1973 Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer (Millencolin)
  • 1974 Brad Hassell, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)
  • 1974 Libor Prochazka, hockey defenseman (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998)
  • 1974 Tricia Dunn, ice hockey forward (USA, Olympics 1998)