Famous Birthdays on January 25

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Person of interestMessalina

17 Messalina, Roman Empress (wife of Claudius, infamous for her promiscuity) (born either 17 or 20 AD), born in Rome (d. 48)

Roman Noblewoman and Wife of the Emperor Claudius Messalina
Roman Noblewoman and Wife of the Emperor Claudius
Messalina
  • 749 Leo IV the Khazar, Byzantine emperor (775-80), born in Constantinople (d. 780)
  • 1477 Anna de Bretagne, wife of Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII, born in Nantes, France (d. 1514)
  • 1509 Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1580)
  • 1540 Edmund Campion, English Catholic Jesuit priest & martyr, born in London, England (d. 1581)
  • 1615 Govert Flinck, Dutch painter (Isaac blesses Jacob), born in Kleve, Germany (d. 1660)
  • 1626 John van de Cappelle, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1679)
  • 1627 Robert Boyle, Anglo-Irish natural philosopher & chemist, born in Lismore, Republic of Ireland (d. 1691)
  • 1634 Gaspar Fagel, Dutch statesman & writer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1688)
  • 1640 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English polymath & aristocrat, born in Handsworth, England (d. 1707)
  • 1688 Juraj Jánošík, Slovak highwayman, born in Terchová, Slovakia (d. 1713)
  • 1708 Pompeo Batoni, Italian painter, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1787)
  • 1736 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician & astronomer (number theory, celestial mechanics), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1813)
  • 1739 Charles François Dumouriez, French general, born in Cambrai, France (d. 1823)
  • 1750 Johann Gottfried Vierling, German organist & composer, born in Metzels, Germany (d. 1813)

Person of interestRobert Burns

1759 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne), born in Alloway, Scotland (d. 1796)


  • 1766 Hans Christoph Ernst von Gagern, German statesman & political writer, born in Kleinniedesheim, Germany (d. 1852)
  • 1770 Francis Burdett, British politician, born in Derbyshire, United Kingdom (d. 1844)
  • 1777 Elias Canneman, Dutch politician, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1861)
  • 1794 François-Vincent Raspail, French chemist, born in Carpentras, France (d. 1878)
  • 1796 William McGillivray, Scottish naturalist & ornithologist, born in Old Aberdeen, Scotland (d. 1852)
  • 1806 Daniel Maclise, Irish painter, born in Cork, Republic of Ireland (d. 1870)
  • 1814 Francis Harrison Pierpont, American lawyer & politician (Union), born in Morgantown, West Virginia (d. 1899)
  • 1826 Rembt Tobias Hugo Pieter Liebrecht Alexander van Boneval Faure, Dutch lawyer & politician, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1909)
  • 1834 Pablo Hernández Salces, Spanish composer (d. 1910)
  • 1839 Seldon Connor, American banker, 35th Governor of Maine, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Fairfield, Maine, (d. 1917)
  • 1841 John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher, British admiral, born in Ramboda, Sri Lanka (d. 1920)
  • 1844 Frederick E. Kitziger, German composer, born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1851 Arne Garborg, Norwegian writer & playwright (Bondestudentar), born in Jæren, Norway (d. 1924)
  • 1851 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Sea Bride, Princess of Herberg), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1912)
  • 1858 Giuseppi Radiciotti, Italian musicologist & composer, born in Iesi, Italy (d. 1931)
  • 1858 Mikimoto Kōkichi, Japanese entrepreneur & pearl farm pioneer, born in Toba, Japan (d. 1954)
  • 1860 Charles Curtis, American attorney & politician (VP, 1929-33), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1936)
  • 1864 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian & writer, born in Požega, Croatia (d. 1934)
  • 1866 Emile Vandervelde, President (1900–1918) of the International Socialist Bureau and Minister of 3 Belgian governments (d. 1938)
  • 1874 Hewlett Johnson [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop, born in Salford, Greater Manchester (d. 1966)
  • 1874 W. Somerset Maugham, British novelist & poet (Of Human Bondage), born in Paris, France (d. 1965)
  • 1878 Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American television pioneer (Alexanderson alternator), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1975)
  • 1880 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, born in Hawick, Roxburghshire (d. 1958)
  • 1881 Emil Ludwig, German biographer (Diana, Son of Man), born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1948)

Person of interestVirginia Woolf

1882 Virginia Woolf [Adeline], British author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), born in London, England (d. 1941)


  • 1884 Edward Kilenyi, Sr. [Ede Kilényi], Hungarian composer & teacher (Clipped Wings, Outside the Law), born in Békésszentandrás, Hungary (d. 1968)
  • 1885 Else Mauhs [Alwine Julie Else Mauhs], German-Dutch actress (Eline Vere, L'aiglon), born in Mülheim an der Ruhr (d. 1959)
  • 1885 Kitahara Hakushū, Japanese poet & children's writers, born in Nankan, Japan (d. 1942)
  • 1886 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1887 Diego Valeri, Italian author & poet (Le Gaie Tristezze), born in Piove di Sacco, Italy (d. 1976)
  • 1889 Vladimir Scherbachov, Russian composer & professor (Blokovskaya, Thunderstorm), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1952)
  • 1891 Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, British actress (The Devil Rides Out), born in London, England (d. 1992)
  • 1891 William Christian Bullitt Jr., 1st US ambassador to USSR, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1896 John Moores, British businessman, born in Lancashire, England (d. 1993)
  • 1898 Joachim Wach, German religious scholar (Understanding), born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1955)
  • 1899 Sleepy John Estes, American blues musician, born in Ripley, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • 1900 Mildred Dunnock, American actress (Baby Doll, Nun's Story), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1991)
  • 1900 Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), born in Nemyriv, Russian Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1900 Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer, born in Hirosaki, Japan (d. 1986)
  • 1901 Martín de Álzaga, Argentine racing driver, born in Mar del Plata, Argentinia (d. 1982)
  • 1902 Gerard Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • 1902 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect, born in Manila, Phillipines (d. 1975)
  • 1904 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist (Het Parool), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1905 Julia Smith, American composer, pianist, and author on musicology (Aaron Copland), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1908 Lord Iliffe, English publisher (Coventry Evening Telegraph/Autocar), born in Coventry, United Kingdom (d. 1960)
  • 1908 Hopper Levett, English cricketer (England in 1 Test in Calcutta), born in Goudhurst, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1908 Howard Wendell, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Murder Your Wife), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1975)
  • 1910 Harold Watkinson, British politician & businessman, born in Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • 1910 Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck, Dutch composer
  • 1912 Lucius E. Burch Jr., American attorney, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Luis Marden, American photojournalist, born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 1915 Michael Duane, British progressive educationalist & author, born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • 1915 Ewan MacColl, Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Broughton, United Kingdom (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Ilya Prigogine, Russian scientist & Nobel laureate, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2003)
  • 1917 Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician, born in Campo Grande, Brazil (d. 1992)
  • 1918 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster, born in Washington, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1919 Edwin Newman, American journalist & author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in New York City, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1921 Alfred Reed, American composer, born in New York City, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1921 Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1922 Jules de Palm, Antilles writer, born in Curaçao (d. 2013)
  • 1922 Raymond Baxter, English television presenter & writer (Fast Lady), born in Ilford, United Kingdom (d. 2006)
  • 1923 Eva Zeller, German poet & novelist, born in Eberswalde, Brandenburg
  • 1923 Rusty Draper, American country & pop singer, born in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1923 Shirley Mason, American psychiatric patient (Commonly known as "Sybil"), born in Dodge Center, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1923 Arvid Carlsson, Swedish neuropharmacologist whose work with dopamine to treat Parkinson's disease earned him a Nobel Prize (2000), born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 2018)
  • 1924 Lou Groza, American football placekicker & offensive tackle (Cleveland Browns), born in Martins Ferry, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1925 Eric Dempster, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5), born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician & songwriter, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1992)
  • 1927 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter & composer (Getz/Gilberto), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1994)
  • 1927 Gregg Palmer [Palmer Edvind Lee], American actor (Scream, To Hell & Back), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1927 Seung Sahn, Korean zen teacher (Korean line), born in North Korea (d. 2004)
  • 1927 Fernie Flaman, Canadian NHL player (Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Dysart, Canada (d. 2012)
  • 1928 Eduard Shevardnadze, Georgian politician & diplomat, born in Mamati, Georgia (d. 2014)
  • 1928 Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer & politician, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1930 Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
  • 1931 Dean Jones, American actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Love Bug), born in Decatur, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1931 Harold Lloyd Jr., American actor, singer and son of famous silent film actor Harold Lloyd sr (Frankenstein's Daughter), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 1971)
  • 1931 Paavo Haavikko, Finnish poet & writer, born in Helsiniki, Finland (d. 2008)
  • 1931 "Stikkan" Stig Anderson, Swedish actor, music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), born in Hova, Sweden (d. 1997)

Person of interestCorazon Aquino

1933 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines (d. 2009)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • 1934 Elizabeth Allen, American actress (Laura-Bracken's World), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1935 António Ramalho Eanes, 17th President of Portugal, born in Castelo Branco Municipality, Portugal
  • 1935 Conrad Burns, American politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), born in Gallatin, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • 1936 Dan Schaefer, American politician (Rep-R-CO, 1983- ), born in Gutternberg, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • 1936 Diana Hyland, American actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1937 Don Maynard, American football wide receiver (NY Jets: 633 receptions, 11,834 yards, 88 TDs), born in Crosbyton, Texas
  • 1937 Kathleen Tynan Halton, Canadian-British journalist & author, born in Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1937 Ange-Félix Patassé, President of the Central African Republic, born in Paoua, Central African Republic (d. 2011)
  • 1938 Betico Croes, Arubian politician (Status Aparte), born in Aruba (d. 1986)
  • 1938 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer (Roll with Me, At Last), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1938 Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author, born in Tome, Japan (d. 1998)
  • 1938 Leiji Matsumoto, Japanese creator of anime, born in Kurume, Japan
  • 1939 Gabriel Romanus, Swedish politician, born in Helsingborg, Sweden
  • 1941 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1941 Gregory Sierra, American actor, born in New York City, New York

  • 1942 Carl Eller, American football player, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1943 Tobe Hooper, American film director, born in Austin, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1945 Leigh Taylor-Young, American actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945 Walt Wesley, American NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers), born in Fort Myers, Florida
  • 1946 Ronnie Brandon, American rocker (McCoys), born in Union City, Indiana
  • 1946 Silvio Blatter, Swiss writer, born in Bremgarten, Switzerland
  • 1947 Tostão [Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade], Brazilian footballer, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 1947 Ángel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racer, born in Zamora, Spain (d. 2017)
  • 1948 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter, born in Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 1948 Ros Kelly, Australian politician, born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1949 John Cooper Clarke, English performance poet, born in Lancashire, England
  • 1950 Gloria Naylor, American author (Women of Brewster Place), born in New York City, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1950 Michael Cotten, American rock synthesizer (Tubes) and art designer, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1950 Christopher Ryan [Papazoglou], English actor and comedy (The Young Ones, Only Fools and Horses), born in London, England
  • 1951 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympic 4th), born in Coos Bay, Oregon (d. 1975)
  • 1952 Sara Mandiano, French singer & songwriter, born in France
  • 1952 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1952 Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British politician, journalist and human rights campaigner (Peter Tatchell Foundation), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1953 Malcolm Green, English-born drummer (Split Enz-I Got You), born in United Kingdom
  • 1953 The Honky Tonk Man [Wayne Farris], American professional wrestler, born in Bolivar, Tennessee
  • 1953 Mark Weil, Uzbekistani theatre director, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (d. 2007)
  • 1954 Condredge Holloway, American CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1954 Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer, born in Zárate, Argentina
  • 1954 Kim Gandy, American feminist, born in Bossier City, Louisiana
  • 1956 Andy Cox, British guitarist (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • 1957 Edmund Theodore Sylvers, American singer-songwriter & musician (Sylvers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1957 Jeff Gossett, American football punter (Oakland Raiders), born in Charleston, Illinois
  • 1957 Jenifer Lewis, American actress (Girl 6, Meteor Man, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1957 Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish politician, born in Kronoberg County, Sweden
  • 1957 Andrew P. Harris, American politician & physician, born in New York City, New York
  • 1957 Luis Garavito [The Beast, Tribilín], Colombian serial killer described as "the world's worst serial killer" (138-300+ victims), born in Génova, Quindío, Colombia
  • 1958 Dinah Manoff, American actress (Elaine-Soap, Carol Weston-Empty Nest), born in New York City, New York
  • 1958 Gary Brian Tibbs, English rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • 1958 Harti Weirather, Austrian alpine skier, born in Reutte, Austria
  • 1961 Michele Tobin, American actress (Fitzpatricks), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961 Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean politician, born in Singapore
  • 1962 Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player (3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963 Carl Fysh, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1964 Bob Sweeney, American NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1964 Billy Andrade, American golfer (4 PGA Tour wins), born in Bristol, RI

  • 1965 Brian Holman, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1965 Esa Tikkanen, Finnish NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Olympic bronze 1998), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1966 John Velyvis, American rower & surgeon (Olympics 1996), born in North Adams, Massachusetts
  • 1966 Mark Schlereth, American NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1966 Paul Ranheim, American NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1966 Pavel Torgajev, Russian ice hockey player (Calgary Flames), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
  • 1966 Richie Lewis, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Muncie, Indiana
  • 1966 Chet Culver, American politician (Governor of Iowa), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967 Mario Brunetta, Canadian hockey goaltender (Team Italy 1998, Quebec Nordiques), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1967 Marty Calder, Canadian 62 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic 12-92,96), born in St. Catharines, Canada
  • 1967 Randy Mckay, Canadian NHL right wing (NJ Devils), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1967 Mark Bamford, American film director & screenwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1968 Lynette Brooky, New Zealand golfer (NZ Open 1993/94), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1968 Roosevelt Collins, American football linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1968 Heinrich "Haini" Wolfgramm, Polynesian-American actor & musician (The Jets), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1969 Jesse Harte, American heavy metal vocalist (Southgang-Tainted Angel)
  • 1969 Nolan Harrison, American football defensive lineman (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969 Penny Moore, American WNBA player (Charlotte Sting)
  • 1969 Kina Cosper, American singer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1970 Chris Mills, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, NY Knicks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Milt Stegall, American football player (Winnipeg Blue Bombers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1971 Herman Smith, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Bucs, London Monarchs), born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi
  • 1971 Jordan Young, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Purdue), born in Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 1971 Kerry Taylor, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Bemidji, Minnesota
  • 1971 Kevin Williams, American football wide receiver (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1971 Vincent Brisby, American NFL wide receiver (New England Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1971 Luca Badoer, Italian racing driver, born in Montebelluna, Italy
  • 1971 China Kantner, American actress & daughter of Grace Slick, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1971 Ana Ortiz, American actress & singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1973 Anthony Harris, American football linebacker (Miami Dolphins), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • 1973 Elvis Presley Jr., alleged son of Elvis Presley
  • 1973 Marco Battaglia, American football tight end (Cincinnati Bengals), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • 1973 Rodney Young, American NFL safety (NY Giants), born in Grambling, Louisiana
  • 1973 Terrell Wade, American baseball pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Rembert, South Carolina
  • 1973 Scott Milanovich, American football coach and quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Butler, Pennsylvania
  • 1973 Geoff Johns, American comic book writer, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1973 Ace Steel [Christopher Guy], American professional wrestler, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974 Adam Meadows, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Powder Springs, Georgia
  • 1974 Daniel Sproule, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1974 Jonathan Bryan Colling, American rock musician (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1974 Robert Budreau, Canadian film director, born in London, Canada
  • 1975 John Piersma, American 200m/400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • 1975 Dat Phan, Vietnamese-born American stand-up comedian, born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 1975 Mia Kirshner, Canadian actress, born in Toronto, Canada
  • 1975 Tim Montgomery, American athlete, born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 1976 Tara Fleming, LPGA golfer (1992 LPGA Corning-10th), born in North York, Ontario
  • 1976 Mario Haberfeld, Brazilian racing car driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • 1978 Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist, born in Oryol, Russia
  • 1978 Jason Roberts, English-born footballer, born in London, United Kingdom