Famous Birthdays on July 25

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 212

  • 975 Thietmar, German chronicler and Bishop of Merseburg, born in Hildesheim, Saxony (d. 1018)
  • 1016 Casimir I the Restorer, Duke of Poland, born in Kraków, Poland (d. c. 1058)
  • 1109 Afonso I the Conqueror, King of Portugal (1143-85), born in Guimarães, Portugal (d. 1185)
  • 1336 Albert I, Duke of Bavaria and third son of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, born in Munich (d. 1404)
  • 1404 Philip I, Duke of Brabant (1427-30) (d. 1430)
  • 1421 Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician, born in Leconfield, United Kingdom (d. 1461)
  • 1517 Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet and scientist, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1582)
  • 1562 Kiyomasa Kato, Japanese warlord, born in Owari Province, Japan (d. 1611)
  • 1575 Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer and physicist, born in Markt Wald, Germany (d. 1650)
  • 1579 Valerius Otto, German composer, born in Leipzig (d. after 1612)
  • 1626 Gerard Brandt, Dutch theologist, poet and historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1685)
  • 1639 Thomas Tompion, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel), born in Northill, Bedfordshire, England (d. 1713)
  • 1654 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, born in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy (d. 1728)
  • 1657 Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, German composer, born in Esens, Germany (d. 1714)
  • 1658 Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor, born in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland (d. 1703)
  • 1683 Pieter Langendijk, Dutch painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1756)
  • 1715 Immanuel J. Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry), born in Kottbus, Brandenburg, Germany(d. 1744)
  • 1746 Bernardo de Gálvez, Spanish military leader and colonial administrator (Spanish Governor of Louisiana and Cuba, 1777-83, Viceroy of New Spain, 1785-6), born in Macharaviaya, Spain (d. 1786)
  • 1750 Henry Knox, American general (Continental Army and later the United States Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts Bay (d. 1806)
  • 1758 Elizabeth Hamilton, Scottish author (The cottagers of Glenburnie), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • 1761 Charlotte von Kalb, German writer, born in Saal an der Saale, Electorate of Bavaria (d. 1843)
  • 1772 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1840)
  • 1775 Anna Symmes Harrison, 9th 1st lady (1841), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • 1780 Christian Theodor Weinlig, German composer, teacher and choir master, born in Dresden, Saxony (d. 1842)
  • 1786 Giacomo Cordella, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1846)
  • 1795 James Barry [Margaret Ann Bulkley], female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army), born in County Cork, Ireland (d. 1865)
  • 1797 Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel, Duchess of Cambridge, born in Offenbach, Germany (d. 1889)
  • 1799 David Douglas, Scottish botanist, born in Scone, Perthshire, Scotland (d. 1834)
  • 1804 Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1880)
  • 1816 Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition), born in Unterkaka, Meineweh, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1822 Schuyler Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Putnam County, New York (d. 1903)
  • 1824 Richard James Oglesby, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Oldham County, Kentucky (d. 1899)
  • 1824 George B. Vashon, American, lawyer, academic and poet, first African American lawyer in NY, born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania (d. 1878)
  • 1832 Simon Hassler, German-American composer, born in Germany (d. 1901)
  • 1839 Francis Garnier, French explorer, born in Saint-Étienne, France (d. 1873)
  • 1840 Flora Adams Darling, American writer and historian, founded Daughters of American Revolution, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1910)

Person of interestThomas Eakins

1844 Thomas Eakins, American artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1916)

Painter Thomas Eakins
Painter
Thomas Eakins

Person of interestArthur Balfour

1848 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), born in Whittingehame House, East Lothian, Scotland (d. 1930)

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • 1855 Edward Solomon, English composer, born in Lambeth, London (d. 1895)
  • 1857 Frank Sprague, American inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina, born in Milford, Connecticut (d. 1934)
  • 1860 Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught, born in Potsdam, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1917)
  • 1861 Andrew Cowper Lawson, Scottish-Canadian Geologist who was the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault, born in Anstruther ,Scotland (d. 1952)
  • 1865 Jac[obus] P. Thijsse, Dutch biologist and educator (Contact with Plants), born in Maastricht, Netherlands (d. 1945)
  • 1866 Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist, born in London (d. 1947)
  • 1867 Max Dauthendey, German painter and author (Ewige Hochzeit), born in Würzburg, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1867 Alexander Rummler, American painter, born in Dubuque, Iowa (d. 1959)
  • 1870 Jan Derk Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders), born in Amsterdam (d. 1955)
  • 1870 Maxfield Parrish, American painter and illustrator, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 1874 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 1934)
  • 1878 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, born in Sobernheim, Rhineland-Palatinate (d. 1963)
  • 1882 George S. Rentz, U.S. Navy Chaplain (awarded the Navy Cross during WW II), born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania (d. 1942)

  • 1883 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)

Person of interestDavidson Black

1884 Davidson Black, Canadian paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy who identified "Peking Man", born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1934)

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • 1885 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1951)
  • 1890 Julian Rivero, American actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1976)
  • 1890 Tom O'Brien, American actor (Physical Evidence), born in San Diego, California (d. 1947)
  • 1893 Dorothy Dickson, American actress and dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1894 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian-Serb assassin of Archduke Ferdinand, born in Obljaj, Bosnia (d. 1918)
  • 1894 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • 1895 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
  • 1896 Richard Gale, English general and airborne commander (Normandy), born in Wandsworth, London (d. 1982)
  • 1896 Jack Perrin, American actor, born in Three Rivers, Michigan (d. 1967)
  • 1897 Hermann Ambrosius, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1983)
  • 1899 Arthur Lubin, American film director and producer (Francis The Talking Mule, Mr Ed), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1899 Ralph Dumke, American actor (Movieland Quiz), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 1964)
  • 1900 Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola), born in Salto, Uruguay (d. 1960)
  • 1901 Walter Breedveld, Dutch writer (Een ship vergaat), born in Den Bosch, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1901 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), born in Union Hill, New Jersey (d. 1973)
  • 1902 Eric Hoffer, American longshoreman and author (The True Believer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1903 André Fleury, French organist and composer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1995)
  • 1905 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-British author (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • 1905 Denys Watkins-Pitchford, British writer and illustrator (The Little Grey Men), born in Lamport, Northamptonshire (d. 1990)
  • 1907 Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1908 Jack Gilford, American actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1908 Joseph Mitchell, American writer (Joe Gould's Secret), born in Fairmont, North Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1908 Bill Bowes, English cricketer (Bodyline bowler, 68 wkts for England), born in Elland, Yorkshire, England (d. 1987)
  • 1908 Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian Carnatic vocalist, born in Tirukkodikaval, Thanjavur District, India (d. 2003)
  • 1909 Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Italian composer and conductor, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1996)
  • 1913 John Cairncross, British civil servant and spy (5th man - Cambridge Five), born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1995)

Person of interestWoody Strode

1914 Woody Strode, African American football player and actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1994)

Actor and Sportsman Woody Strode
Actor and Sportsman
Woody Strode
  • 1915 David Napley, English solicitor, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1915 Enrique Fernando, Chief Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, born in Malate, Manila, Philippines (d. 2004)
  • 1916 Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (d. 1989)
  • 1917 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler, born in East York, Ontario, Canada (d. 1990)
  • 1918 Nan Grey [Eschal Miller], American actress (Three Smart Girls, Dracula's Daughters), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1918 Jane Frank, American artist, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1986)
  • 1919 Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha, Muchila), born in Bonaire

Person of interestRosalind Franklin

1920 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, born in London (d. 1958)

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • 1921 John Christopherson, English artist and collector, born in Blackheath, London (d. 1996)

Person of interestEstelle Getty

1923 Estelle Getty, American actress (The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 1923 Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (Josephine), born in Vaxholm, Uppland, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1924 Frank Church, American lawyer and politician (United States Senator from Idaho), born in Boise, Idaho (d. 1984)
  • 1925 Alistair Taylor, South African cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (d. 2004)
  • 1925 Jerry Paris, American director and actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1926 Teodor Grigoriu, Romanian composer, born in Galați, Romania (d. 2014)
  • 1926 Whitey Lockman, American baseball player, born in Lowell, North Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1927 Midge Decter, American journalist and author (The Liberated Woman & Other Americans), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1927 Stanley Dancer, American harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown), born in West Windsor Township, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1927 Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board), born in Meaux, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. 2003)
  • 1927 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (8th Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan), born in Shimla, East Punjab British Raj (d. 2000)
  • 1928 Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (The Rites of May), born in Pagsanjan, Philippines (d. 1988)
  • 1929 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader, born in Tezpur, India
  • 1929 Eddie Mazur, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Winnipeg, Mnaitoba, Canada (d. 1995)
  • 1930 Maureen Forrester, Canadian operatic contralto (Ressurection Symphony), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1930 Murray Chapple, New Zealand cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1985)
  • 1930 Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist, born in Łuniniec, Poland (d. 1990)
  • 1930 Annie Ross, British-American jazz singer (Lambert, Hendricks & Ross), born in London
  • 1931 Kees [Cornelis Pieter] van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1932 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, born in Duncan Village, Eastern Cape (d. 2014)
  • 1932 Paul J. Weitz, American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1934 Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter (My New Partner), born in Paris
  • 1935 Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman (arms dealing), born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (d. 2017)
  • 1935 Barbara Harris [Sandra Mankwitz], American actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot), born in Evanston, lllinois
  • 1935 Larry Sherry, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1935 Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • 1936 Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver, born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire
  • 1936 Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect (winner of Pritzker Architecture Prize 2002), born in London
  • 1937 Colin Renfrew, English archeologist (Anatolian hypothesis), born in Stockton-on-Tees, England
  • 1939 Richard Akre Trythall, American composer, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1940 John Pennel, American pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1993)

Person of interestNate Thurmond

1941 Nate Thurmond, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (7-time NBA All Star), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • 1941 Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), born in Puerto Montt, Chile (d. 2011)
  • 1941 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer and photographer, born in London

Person of interestEmmett Till

1941 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • 1942 Felix Philipp Ingold, Swiss translator and writer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • 1943 Janet Margolin, American actress (Take the Money & Run, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1943 Jim McCarty, English rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943 Roy Acuff Jr., American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1943 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1944 Mijanou van Baarzel, Dutch actress (Klaverweide-Alicia)
  • 1944 Molly Bennett Aiken, founder (riding for the handicapped)
  • 1945 Donna Theodore, American actress and singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts), born in Pleasanton, California
  • 1946 José Areas, Nicaraguan percussionist (Santana), born in Leon, Nicaragua
  • 1946 John Gibson, American media host (The John Gibson Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948 Brian Stableford, British sci-fi author (Day of Wrath), born in Shipley, Yorkshire
  • 1948 Steve Goodman, American folk singer and songwriter (City of New Orleans), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1950 Mark Clarke, English rocker (Uriah Heep), born in Liverpool
  • 1951 Vanessa [Connie Witteman], Dutch model and singer, born in Voorburg, Netherlands
  • 1951 Verdine White, American bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954 Ken Greer [Kenneth William Greer], Canadian rock guitarist (Red Rider), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1954 Lynne Frederick, English actress (Schizophrenia), born in Middlesex, England (d. 1994)

Person of interestWalter Payton

1954 Walter Payton, American NFL Running Back (Chicago Bears), born in Columbia, Mississippi (d. 1999)

NFL Running Back Walter Payton
NFL Running Back
Walter Payton
  • 1955 Bantubonke Holomisa, South African Minister of Defense of Transkei, born in Mqanduli, Eastern Cape
  • 1955 Iman [Abdulmajid], Somali-American model and actress (Star Trek 6), born in Mogadishu, Somalia
  • 1955 Ritva Elomaa, Finnish bodybuilder and politician, born in Lokalahti, Finland
  • 1957 Bogdan Musioł, German bobsledder (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Świętochłowice, Silesia, Poland
  • 1957 Daniel W. Bursch, NASA astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77), born in Bristol, Pennsylvania
  • 1957 Ray Billingsley, American comic strip cartoonist (Curtis), born in Wake Forest, North Carolina
  • 1957 Roger Clinton Jr., American actor and singer, President Clinton's half-brother, born in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • 1958 Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group), born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 1958 Thurston Moore, American guitarist and songwriter (Sonic Youth), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1960 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player, born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec
  • 1961 Katherine Kelly Lang, American actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Bobbie Eakes, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Warner Robins, Georgia
  • 1962 Doug Drabek, American MLB pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1990), born in Victoria, Texas
  • 1962 Mike Buncic, American discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • 1963 Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician, born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada
  • 1963 Julian Hodgson, English chess player, born in London
  • 1964 José Bautista, Dominican baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • 1964 Tony Granato, American NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • 1965 Illeana Douglas, American actress (Picture Perfect, To Die For, Hacks), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 1965 Marty Brown, American country singer (Wildest Dreams), born in Maceo, Kentucky
  • 1965 Torey Lovullo, American baseball infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1966 Elke Jeinsen, playmate (May, 1993), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1966 Maureen Herman, American bassist (Babes in Toyland) and writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1966 Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer, born in Portneuf, Quebec, Canada
  • 1966 Christine C. Quinn, American Democratic Party politician and Speaker of the New York City Council, born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1967 Dave Jareckie, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1967 Ed Sprague Jr., American baseball infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Castro Valley, California

Person of interestMatt LeBlanc

1967 Matt LeBlanc, American actor (Joey Tribbiani-Friends), born in Newton, Massachusetts

  • 1967 Wendy Raquel Robinson, American actress (The Steve Harvey Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1967 Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian football referee, born in Kaupanger, Norway
  • 1969 Andrea Wieland, American field hockey goaltender (Olympics 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969 Angela Melini, Vietnamese-American playmate (June 1992), born in Saigon, Vietnam
  • 1969 Jon Barry, American NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors), born in Oakland, California
  • 1969 Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
  • 1969 Trevor Peres, American metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)
  • 1970 Lord Nicholas Windsor, youngest son of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London
  • 1971 Billy Wagner, American MLB pitcher (Houston Astros), born in Tannersville, Virginia
  • 1971 Tracy Murray, American NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1971 Roger Creager, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • 1972 Craig Howard, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex), born in Redding, California
  • 1972 Kevin Roberts, Australian cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1973 Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth), born in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1973 David Denman, American actor (The Office), born in Newport Beach, California
  • 1973 Kevin Phillips, English footballer (Sunderland), born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1973 Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1974 Todd Fuller, American NBA center (SF Warriors), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1974 Jay R. Ferguson, American actor (Evening Shade, Mad Men), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1974 Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Hekinan, Aichi, Japan
  • 1975 Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer, born in Sinnamary, French Guiana, France
  • 1976 Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet, born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • 1976 Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • 1977 Kenny Thomas, American basketball player, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1978 Louise Brown, English woman who was the first person to be born through in vitro fertilization, born in Oldham, England
  • 1978 Gerard Warren, American football player, born in Lake City, Florida
  • 1979 Ali Carter, English professional snooker player, born in Colchester, Essex
  • 1980 Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver, born in Kankaanpää, Finland
  • 1980 Diam's [Mélanie Georgiades], French rapper, born in Nicosia, Cyprus
  • 1980 Shawn Riggans, American baseball player, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida