Famous Birthdays on June 25

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 205

  • 1242 Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny, daughter of Henry III of England, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1275)
  • 1328 William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader, born in Donyatt, Somerset, England (d. 1397)
  • 1373 Johanna II, Queen of Naples (1414-35), born in Zadar, Dalmatia (d. 1435)
  • 1560 Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (Father of German surgery), born in Hilden, Germany (d. 1634)
  • 1612 John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1634)
  • 1709 Francesco Araja, Italian composer, born in Naples, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1770)
  • 1715 Joseph-François Foulon, French politician, born in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France (d. 1789)
  • 1726 Thomas Pennant, Welsh naturalist, born in Downing, Wales (d. 1798)
  • 1735 Benvenuto Robbio San Raffaele, Italian composer, born in Chieri, Turin, Italy (d. 1797)
  • 1755 Princess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia, born in Prenzlau, Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1776)
  • 1796 Ferdinando Giorgetti, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1867)
  • 1813 William High Keim, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • 1814 Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist, born in Metz, France (d. 1896)
  • 1823 James Dunwoody Bulloch, Confederacy's chief foreign agent in Great Britain during the American Civil War, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1901)
  • 1852 Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, born in Reus, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1926)
  • 1858 Georges Courteline [Moineau], French playwright, born in Tours, France (d. 1929)
  • 1860 Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1956)
  • 1862 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1901)
  • 1863 Émile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1935)
  • 1864 Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist and chemist (Nobel 1920), born in Briesen, West Prussia (d. 1941)
  • 1878 Jean Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1959)
  • 1884 Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art dealer and publisher, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1979)
  • 1886 Henry "Hap" Arnold, American commanding general, US Army Air Force (WWII), born in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania (d. 1950)
  • 1887 George Abbott, American producer (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game), born in Forestville, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1889 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, born in Madisonville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1889 Margriet Baers, Flemish philosopher and social worker, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1922)
  • 1890 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, born in Scharley, Upper Silesia (d. 1965)
  • 1893 Charlotte Greenwood, American actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1894 Hermann Oberth, German physicist (founded modern astronautics), born in Hermannstadt, Austria-Hungary (d. 1989)
  • 1897 Basil Radford, British actor (The Lady Vanishes, Whiskey Galore, Night Train), born in Chester England (d. 1952)
  • 1897 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, born in Leipzig (d. 1956)
  • 1898 Kay [Katherine Linn] Sage, American painter and poet, born in Albany, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1899 Arthur Tracy, American radio personality (The Street Singer), born in Kamenetz-Podolsky, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1900 I. D. du Plessis, South African writer and director (3rd World), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1981)
  • 1900 Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, British naval officer and statesman, last Viceroy of India (1947), born in Windsor, England (d. 1979)
  • 1901 Adolf Brunner, Swiss composer (Markus-Passion), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1992)
  • 1902 Prince Yasuhito Chichibu, brother of Emperor Showa, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1953)

Person of interestGeorge Orwell

1903 George Orwell [Eric Arthur Blair], Bihar, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), born in Motihari, British India (d. 1950)

  • 1903 Anne Revere, American actress, (A Place in the Sun), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1904 Jan van Axel [Johannes P. Kraakman], Dutch director (Overschotje)
  • 1905 Ian Cromb, New Zealand cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's), born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1984)
  • 1906 Roger Livesey, Welsh actor (Drums, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp), born in Barry, Wales (d. 1976)
  • 1907 J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1973)
  • 1908 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2000)
  • 1909 Daniel Fuchs, American screenwriter (Summer in Williamsburg), born in Lower East Side, Manhattan (d. 1993)
  • 1911 Reed Hadley, American actor (Zorro's Fighting Legion, Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon), born in Petrolia, Texas (d. 1974)
  • 1911 William H. Stein, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in New York (d. 1980)
  • 1912 Virginia Lacy Jones, American librarian and presidential advisor, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1984)
  • 1912 William T. Cahill, American politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (1970-74), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1915 Peter Lind Hayes, American comedian and singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1998)

  • 1916 Philip Toynbee, British journalist and writer (Savage Days, Barricade), born in Oxford, England (d. 1981)
  • 1918 Ken Mayers, American actor (Little Big Man, Dick Tracey, Space Patrol), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1921 Peter Wishart, English composer, born in Crowborough, England (d. 1984)
  • 1921 Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer, founder of National Ballet of Canada, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1923 Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1923 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's), born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia (d. 1974)
  • 1923 Sam Francis, American painter, born in San Mateo, California (d. 1994)
  • 1923 Tony Parker, British oral historian, born in Stockport, Cheshire (d. 1996)
  • 1923 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1924 Sidney Lumet, American film director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1925 Clifton Chenier, American blues singer (Bayou Blues), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1925 June Lockhart, American actress (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925 Robert Venturi, American architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1925 Ziggy Talent, American singer (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1997)
  • 1925 Ted Stepien, American businessman and basketball team owner, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian author and poet (Gott von Manhattan), born in Klagenfurt, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1928 William Joseph Russo, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1928 Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus I Auerole), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1928 Peyo [Pierre Culliford], Belgian cartoonist (The Smurfs, Johan et Pirlouit), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • 1928 Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 2003), born in Moscow (d. 2017)
  • 1929 Eric Carle, American designer, illustrator and author of children's books (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1930 Hugo Gabriel Gryn, British Reform rabbi, born in Berehovo, Czechoslovakia (d. 1996)
  • 1930 George Murdock, American actor, born in Salina, Kansas (d. 2012)
  • 1931 V.P. [Vishwanath Pratap] Singh, Indian politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (1989-90), born in Allahabad, British India (d. 2008)
  • 1932 Peter Blake, British artist, born in Dartford, Kent, England
  • 1933 Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian artist (glass painter), born in Biella, Italy
  • 1933 James Meredith, American civil rights activist (1st African-American at the University of Mississippi), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi
  • 1933 Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, born in Matosinhos, Portugal
  • 1934 Willy Rodriguez, West Indian cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's), born in St Clair, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1935 Eddie Floyd, American singer and composer (California Girl, Falcons), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1935 Kurt Schwertsik, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1935 Wynand Breytenbach, South African soldier and politician, Deputy Minister of Defense (1986-94), born in Orange Free State, South Africa (d. 2002)
  • 1936 Paul Nowee, Dutch writer of children's and youth books. (Eagle's Eye), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1936 B. J. Habibie, 3rd President of Indonesia (1998-99), born in Parepare, South Sulawesi, Dutch East Indies
  • 1937 Marabel Morgan, American author (The Total Woman), born in Crestline, Ohio
  • 1939 Harold Melvin, American singer (Blue Notes), born in Philadelphia (d. 1997)
  • 1939 Allen Fox, American tennis player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940 Clint Warwick [Albert Eccles], English bassist (Moody Blues), born in Birmingham, England (2004)
  • 1940 Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer (Mirrors, Dawson's Creek, The Stepford Wives), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1940 A. J. Quinnell [Philip Nicholson], English writer (Man on Fire), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1941 Denys Arcand, French Canadian film director (Jesus of Montreal), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • 1942 Patrick Michael Mitchell, one of FBI's most wanted, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1942 Wilbert Bank, actor and director (On Hope of Blessing)

Person of interestWillis Reed

1942 Willis Reed, American NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks), born in Hico, Louisiana

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed
  • 1942 Michel Tremblay, Canadian novelist and playwright (Les Belles-Sœurs), born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • 1943 Gerrit "Ger" Zijlstra, Dutch sculptor, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1943 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer (1st laptop computer), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • 1943 Chris Huston, British-born record engineer and guitarist, born in North Wales
  • 1944 Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1945 Carly Simon, American singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1946 Ian McDonald, English rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson), born in London, England
  • 1946 Roméo Dallaire, Canadian senator and humanitarian, born in Denekamp, Netherlands
  • 1947 Jimmie Walker, American comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1948 Michael Lembeck, American actor (Max-One Day at a Time), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949 Brenda Sykes, American actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1949 Kene Holliday, American actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949 Phyllis George-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1950 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), born in Safonovo, Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1950 Tatyana Averina, Russian speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic gold 1976), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1950 Nitza Saul, Israeli actress, born in Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 1951 Lee Wilkof, American actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1952 Brian MacLeod, Canadian rock guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist (Chilliwack), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1992)
  • 1952 Tim Finn, New Zealand rocker (Split Enz, Crowded House, Puberty Blues) born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand
  • 1953 Ian Davis, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1954 David Paich, American rock keyboardist (Toto-Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954 John C. Kimmel, American horse trainer, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1954 Lina Romay, Spanish actress (Conan the Barbarian), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
  • 1954 Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker (Hitler's Grave), born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1955 Michael Sabatino, American actor (Days of Our Life, Bold & Beautiful), born in Venice, California
  • 1956 Boris Trajkovski, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia, born in Monospitovo, Strumica, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia (d. 2004)
  • 1956 Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1956 Bongiwe (Bongi) Dhlomo-Mautloa, South African artist, born in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • 1958 Debbie Green-Vargas, American volleyball player (Olympic silver 1984), born in South Korea
  • 1959 Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper (Winter Olympics medalist), born in Lahti, Finland
  • 1959 Paris Themmen, American actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Mike Teevee), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1960 Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player, born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Person of interestRicky Gervais

1961 Ricky Gervais, English actor and comedian (The Office), born in Reading, England

Comedian Ricky Gervais
Comedian
Ricky Gervais
  • 1962 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1962 Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster, born in Newport, Isle of Wight, England
  • 1963 Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs), born in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Person of interestGeorge Michael

1963 George Michael [Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou], English singer-songwriter and pop superstar (Wham!, I Want Your Sex), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
  • 1963 Mike Stanley, American baseball player (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1963 Si-An Deng, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Shanghai, China
  • 1963 Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author (Life of Pi), born in Salamanca, Spain
  • 1963 John Benjamin Hickey, American actor (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), born in Plano, Texas
  • 1964 Dell Curry, American NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • 1964 Phil Emery, Australian cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994), born in St Ives, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1964 Emma Suárez, Spanish actress (El Perro del Hortelano), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1964 Greg Raymer, American professional poker player, born in Minot, North Dakota
  • 1966 Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets), born in Leopoldville, Congo
  • 1967 Brian Wanek, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1967 Joan Smith, American biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1967 Roshan Jurangpathy, Sri Lankan cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1985-86), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1968 Oleg Taktarov, Russian martial artist, born in Arzamas-16, Gorky Oblast, Russian SFSR
  • 1969 Alina Ivanova, Russian race walker (indoor 3K world record), born in Kildishevo, Yadrinsky District, Russia
  • 1969 Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • 1969 Jurgen Streppel, Dutch soccer player (Telstar/RKC), born in Voorst, Netherlands
  • 1969 Matt Gallant, American television host (The Planet's Funniest Animals), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1970 Aaron Sele, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • 1970 Lucy Benjamin, British actress (EastEnders), born in Reading, Berkshire, England
  • 1970 Ariel Gore, American journalist and author, born in Carmel, California
  • 1970 Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete (Olympic Gold 2000), born in Võru, Estonia
  • 1970 Roope Latvala, Finnish musician (Children of Bodom), born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1971 Michael Tucker, American baseball outfielder (KC Royals), born in South Boston, Virginia
  • 1971 Mike Sutherland, Canadian football offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1971 Robert Reichel, Czech hockey forward (NY Islanders, Olympic gold 1998), born in Litvínov, Czech Republic
  • 1971 Ryan Carey, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 Steve Tikolo, Kenyan cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1971 Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1971 Scott Maslen, English actor (EastEnders), born in London
  • 1971 Angela Kinsey, American actress (The Office), born Lafayette, Louisiana
  • 1971 Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer, born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland
  • 1972 Amy Wickus, American 800m/1500m runner
  • 1972 Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  • 1972 Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback), born in Hanna, Canada
  • 1973 Milan Hnilicka, Czech hockey goaltender (Team Czech Olympic gold 1998), born in Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
  • 1973 Rene Corbet, Canadian NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
  • 1973 Whitney Post, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Wayland, Massachusetts
  • 1973 Jamie Redknapp, English footballer and sports columnist, born in Barton on Sea, England
  • 1974 Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire), born in Riverside, California
  • 1974 Leeland McElroy, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1974 Vernon Crawford, American football linebacker (New England Patriots), born in Texas City, Texas
  • 1974 Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira), born in Strongsville, Ohio
  • 1974 Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress (one of the most popular and highest-paid Hindi film actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1974 Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director (Chutney Popcorn), born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1974 Mario Calire, American drummer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1975 Alberto Costa, Spanish professional tennis player, born in Lleida, Spain
  • 1975 Linda Cardellini, American actress (Freaks and Geeks), born in Redwood City, California
  • 1975 Chenoa [María Laura Corradini Falomir], Argentine-Spanish singer (Atrévete), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • 1975 Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess grandmaster, born in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai, Russia
  • 1975 Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress (La Venganza, Pasión de Gavilanes), born in Cali, Colombia
  • 1976 José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer, born in Santa Lucía, Uruguay
  • 1976 Dubravka Vukotić, Montenegrin actress, born in Montenegro, Yugoslavia
  • 1978 Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor (Mast), born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • 1978 Layla El, English dancer, model and 2006 WWE Diva Search winner, born in London
  • 1978 Luke Scott, American baseball player (Tampa Bay Rays), born in DeLeon Springs, Florida
  • 1979 Katie Doyle, American actress (The Hillz) and reality television star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1979 Hirooki Goto, Japanese professional wrestler, born in Kuwana, Mie, Japan
  • 1979 Busy Philipps, American actress (Freaks and Geeks), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1979 Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer (Bournemouth), born in Glasgow
  • 1980 Maja Latinović, Serbian model, born in Banatsko Veliko Selo, Kikinda, Serbia
  • 1980 Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress, born in Okazaki, Aichi, Japan
  • 1981 Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper, born in Grabs, Switzerland
  • 1981 Sheridan Smith, British actress (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps), born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England
  • 1981 Pooja Umashankar, Indian-Sri Lankan actress (Asai Man Piyabanna), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1982 Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1982 Rain [Jung Ji-hoon], Korean singer and actor (Full House), born in Seosan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • 1983 Todd Cooper, British freestyle swimmer, born in Kidderminster, England