On This Day

Famous People Born in 1925 (Part 4)

Birthdays 601 - 668 of 668

  • Nov 20 Maya Plisetskaya, Russian prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 2015)

Person of interestRobert F. Kennedy

Nov 20 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Nov 20 Kaye Ballard, American actress and comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Nov 21 Poncke Princen, Dutch anti-Nazi fighter, colonial soldier and human rights activist, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • Nov 22 Gunther Schuller, hornist/ jazz composer (Visitation), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Nov 23 Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), born in New York City (d. 2020)
  • Nov 24 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
  • Nov 24 William F. Buckley Jr, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line), born in NYC (d. 2008)
  • Nov 24 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Nov 25 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president El Salvador
  • Nov 26 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Nov 26 Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan Dictator, President of Uruguay (1981-85), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • Nov 27 Ernie Wise, England, comedian (Morecambe & Wise)
  • Nov 27 Marshall Thompson, Peoria Ill, actor (Bog, To Hell & Back, Daktari)
  • Nov 27 Michael Tolan, actor (Nurses, Senator), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 27 John Maddox, British science writer and editor

  • Nov 28 Aurelio de la Vega, composer
  • Nov 28 Virginia Hewitt, American actress (Carol-Space Patrol), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1986)
  • Nov 28 József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)
  • Dec 1 Jaime Mendoza-Nava, composer
  • Dec 1 Jordan Klein, cameraman/director (Thunderball), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 1 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • Dec 2 Julie Harris, American actress (Bell Jar, I Am a Camera, East of Eden), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Dec 3 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests, top score 92), born in Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2005)
  • Dec 3 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone), born in Desloge, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • Dec 4 Maurice Binder, American photographer and film title designer (James Bond Movies), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Dec 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1980)
  • Dec 6 Andy Robustelli, American NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • Dec 7 Hernando da Silva Ramos, French-Brazilian racing driver, born in Paris
  • Dec 8 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician and organist (Walk on the Wild Side), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • Dec 8 Sammy Davis Jr., American singer, dancer and actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • Dec 8 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author, born in Salamanca, Spain (d. 2000)
  • Dec 10 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 10 Jean Byron [Imogene Audette Burkhart], American actress (The Patty Duke Show), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2006)
  • Dec 11 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist (Nobel 2000), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor

  • Dec 12 Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 1985)
  • Dec 12 Ghulam Guard, Indian cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), born in Surat, Gujarat (d. 1978)
  • Dec 12 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Dec 12 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (The Book of Alley), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2000)
  • Dec 13 Dick Van Dyke, American actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in West Plains, Missouri
  • Dec 13 Albert Paulsen, Ecuadorian-American actor (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Doctors' Hospital), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2004)
  • Dec 14 Sam Jones, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1955, 59; no-hitter 1955; Chicago Cubs), born in Stewartsville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Dec 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager (Montreal Canadiens), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • Dec 15 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), born in Morehouse, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • Dec 17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor, comedian and singer (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Dec 18 Peggy Cummins [Augusta Fuller], Welsh-born Irish actress (Gun Crazy, Curse of the Demon), born in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 2017)
  • Dec 19 Tankred Dorst, German playwright, born in Oberlind
  • Dec 19 Robert Sherman, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 20 Bob de Moor, Belgian comics creator & artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Dec 20 Vlastimir Nikolovski, Macedonian composer, born in Prileb, Macedonia (d. 2001)
  • Dec 20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer, born in Buggiano, Italy (d. 2007)
  • Dec 22 Thomas Christian David, Austrian composer, born in Wels, Austria (d. 2006)
  • Dec 22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier, born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Henry Charles Gordon, American engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Valparaiso, Indiana (d. 1996)
  • Dec 23 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Dec 24 Mohammed Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer, born in Kotla Sultan Singh, India (d. 1980)
  • Dec 24 Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You), born in Mandatory Palestine (d. 2012)
  • Dec 25 Christmas F Tinto, South African ANC'er/UDF-leader
  • Dec 25 Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic gold 1956)
  • Dec 25 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American author and mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within), born in Cajamarca (d. 1998)
  • Dec 26 Baron Baker, Jamaician-born British activist, born in Port Antonia
  • Dec 27 Allan Blank, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • Dec 27 Michel Piccoli, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 28 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
  • Dec 28 Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (Touch of Class, Mozambique), born in Ulm, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Dec 29 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 29 Pete Dye, American golf course designer (TPC at Sawgrass, Crooked Stick, Oakwood CC), born in Urbana, Ohio (d. 2020)