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Famous Birthdays on October 25

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 221

  • 1102 William Clito, Count of Flanders (1127-28), born in Rouen, France (d. 1128)
  • 1330 Louis II, Count of Flanders, born in Male Castle, Flanders, France (d. 1384)
  • 1360 Louis, founder of house of Anjou
  • 1510 Renée of France, French princess and Duchess of Ferrara, born in Château de Blois, Touraine, France (d. 1574)
  • 1528 Seerp Galama, Dutch nobleman, soldier and politician, born in Koudum, Netherlands (d. 1581)
  • 1576 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, baptised in Elstead (d. 1623)
  • 1612 James Graham, Marquis of Montrose "the Great Montrose", Scottish general and poet, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1650)
  • 1683 Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician, born in London (d. 1757)
  • 1692 Elisabeth Farnese, Princess of Parma and Queen of Spain (1714-24), born in Palazzo della Pilotta, Parma (d. 1766)
  • 1709 Georg Gebel, German composer, born in Brzeg, Silesia (d. 1753)
  • 1709 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch merchant and historian, born in Amsterdam (d. 1773)
  • 1716 Petronio Maria Pio Sgabazzi, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy
  • 1721 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, born in Reims (d. 1785)
  • 1735 James Beattie, Scottish poet and philosopher (Essay on Truth), born in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland (d. 1803)

Person of interestWilliam Grenville

1759 William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1806-07), born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1834)

British Prime Minister William Grenville
British Prime Minister
William Grenville
  • 1759 Maria Feodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia, born in Stettin, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1828)

  • 1772 Corneille Vander Planken, Belgian violinist and composer (d. 1849)
  • 1782 Levi Lincoln, Jr., American lawyer and 13th Governor of Massachusetts (1825-34), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1868)
  • 1800 Thomas Babington Macaulay, English poet and historian (Ivry, Naaseby), born in Leicestershire, England (d. 1859)
  • 1802 Joseph Montferrand, French-Canadian logger and strong man, born in St. Lawrence, Montreal (d. 1864)
  • 1803 Maria van Ackere-Doolaeghe, Flemish poet (Daisies, Avondlamp), born in Diksmuide, Belgium (d. 1884)
  • 1806 Max Stirner [Johann Kaspar Schmidt], German philosopher (Der Einzige), born in Bayreuth, Bavaria (d. 1856)
  • 1811 Évariste Galois, French mathematician (Group theory), born in Bourg-la-Reine, France (d. 1832)
  • 1814 Prince Louis, French Duke of Nemours, born in Palais Royal, Paris (d. 1896)
  • 1815 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1894)
  • 1815 Philipp Fahrbach the Elder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1885)
  • 1818 Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian and author (In the Forests), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire [NS=Nov 6]
  • 1819 Zachariah C. Deas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1882)
  • 1825 Johann Baptist Strauss Jr., Austrian composer (Waltz King), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)

Person of interestGeorges Bizet

1838 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1875)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • 1843 Gleb Uspensky, Russian author (Power of the Soil), born in Tula, Russian Empire (d. 1902)
  • 1856 Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger, Croatian paleontologist (discovery and descriptions of the Neandertal remains from the Huŝnjakova rock shelter at Krapina in northwestern Croatia), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1936)
  • 1859 Hélène Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers), born in Amsterdam (d. 1941)
  • 1864 Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1956)
  • 1864 John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (Co-Founder of Dodge Brothers Company), born in Niles, Michigan (d. 1920)
  • 1866 Georg Alfred Schumann, German composer, born in Königstein, Saxony, Germany (d. 1952)

  • 1867 Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general, serving with the Imperial Russian and then Polish armies, born in Stary Garbów, Poland (d. 1937)
  • 1869 August Halm, German composer, born in Vellberg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • 1877 Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), born in Oyster Bay, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1878 Nico van Suchtelen, Dutch writer and publisher, born in Amsterdam (d. 1949)
  • 1879 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • 1879 Mayhew Lester Lake, American composer, born in Southville, Massachusetts (d. 1955)

Person of interestPablo Picasso

1881 Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist (3 Dancers, Guernica), born in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain (d. 1973)

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1884 Eduardo Barrios, Chilean novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1963)
  • 1887 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1887 Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, American ultra-light hiking pioneer and 1st woman to hike the Appalachian Trail alone, born in Mercerville, Ohio (d. 1973)
  • 1888 François Pauwels, Dutch writer and attorney, born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)

Person of interestRichard E. Byrd

1888 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1957)

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • 1888 Nils Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter, born in Bettna, Södermanland, Sweden (d. 1943)
  • 1889 Abel Gance, French movie director (J'accuse), born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • 1889 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1891 Father Coughlin, Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest and pro-Fascist radio broadcaster, born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1979)
  • 1895 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli PM (MWP) (1963-69), born in Oratov, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1898 Sidney James van den Bergh, Dutch businessman and politician, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • 1902 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1902 Eddie Lang [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • 1903 Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1976)
  • 1903 Harry Shoulberg, American expressionist painter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)

Person of interestDenny Shute

1904 Denny Shute, American golfer (British Open 1933, PGA C'ship 1936-37), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1974)

Golfer Denny Shute
Golfer
Denny Shute
  • 1908 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (L'histoire de Jonas), born in Belgium (d. 2004)
  • 1909 Philleo Nash, US Bureau of Indian Affairs (1961-67), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (1961-67)
  • 1909 Whitner "Whit" Bissell, American actor (Time Machine, Soylent Green, The Magnificent Seven), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1910 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1912 Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian entrepreneur, NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Hamilton, Canada (d. 1997)
  • 1912 Minnie Pearl [Sarah Ophelia Colley], American country comedienne (Grand Old Opry, Hee-Haw), born in Centerville, Tennessee (d. 1996)
  • 1913 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo chief (Butcher of Lyon), born in Godesberg, German Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1914 John Berryman, American poet (The Dream Songs), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • 1915 Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician, born in Vancouver (d. 1999)
  • 1917 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)

Person of interestMohammad Reza Pahlavi

1919 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, last Shah of Iran (Persia) (1941-79), born in Tehran, Persia (d. 1980)

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
  • 1921 Brian Malzard Foss, British psychologist, born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire (d. 1997)
  • 1921 Michael I, King of Romania (1927-30, 1940-47), born in Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania (d. 2017)
  • 1923 Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player, born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • 1923 Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (Mon oncle Antoine), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1990)
  • 1924 Billy Barty [William John Bertanzetti,], American actor (Under the Rainbow, Foul Play), born in Millsboro, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • 1924 Earl Palmer, American rock and roll drummer (The Wrecking Crew), born in New Orleans (d. 2008)
  • 1925 Yakov Rylsky, USSR sabre team (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Aleksandrovka, Verkhubinsky District, Kazakhstan (d. 1999)
  • 1926 William "Biff" McGuire, American actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1926 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1926 Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter, born in Peshawar, Pakistan (d. 2007)
  • 1927 Barbara Cook, American stage singer and actress (Music Man), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2017)
  • 1927 Franklin "Bud" Held, American javelin world champ (1949, 51, 53-55), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1927 Headley Keith, South African cricketer (solid left-handed for South Africa in the 1950's), born in Dundee, Natal
  • 1927 Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay (2000-2005), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • 1928 Anthony "Tony" Franciosa [Papaleo], American actor (Career, Ben-Hur, Jeff-Name of the Game), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • 1928 Marion Ross, American actress (Marion-Happy Days, Bkln Bridge), born in Watertown, Minnesota
  • 1929 Peter Loader, English cricketer (England quick in 13 Tests 1954-59, later WA), born in Wallington, London
  • 1929 Peter Rohmkorf, German writer, born in Dortmund, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1929 Roger John Tayler, British astrophysicist (author of The Origin of the Chemical Elements), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1997)
  • 1931 Annie Girardot, French actress (Three Rooms in Manhattan, Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), born in Paris, France (d. 2011)

  • 1931 Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Lambeg, Ireland
  • 1932 Harry Gregg, Irish footballer and football manager, born in Magherafelt, Ireland
  • 1933 Larry J. Hopkins, American politician (Rep-R-KY, 1979-93), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1933 Ron Archer, Australian cricketer (Aussie all-rounder mid-50's), born in Highgate Hill, Queensland
  • 1933 Roy Swetman, English cricketer (England wicket-keeper late 50's), born in Westminster, London
  • 1933 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1935 Russell Luis Schweickart, astronaut (Apollo 9), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1935 Zdeněk Pololáník, Czech composer and organist, born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • 1936 Alan Smith, English cricket wicket-keeper (6 Tests), born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • 1936 Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian (Winston Churchill biography), born in London, England
  • 1938 Robert Webster, American diver (Olympic gold 1960, 64), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1939 Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (Action: The October Crisis of 1970), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1939 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), born in Hillister, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1940 Bobby Knight, American college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic gold 1984), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • 1941 Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist), born in Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • 1941 Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, born in Tottenham, North London (d. 1996)
  • 1941 Helen Reddy, Australian rock vocalist (I Am Woman), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1943 Roy Lynes, English rock organist (Status Quo), born in Redhill, Surrey, England
  • 1943 Selly Fernandes, Curacao poetess (Winking with Selly)
  • 1944 Jon Anderson, English rock singer (Yes - Roundabout; Close To The Edge), born in Accrington, Lancashire
  • 1944 Kathy "Taffy" Danoff, American vocalist (Starland Vocal Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1944 James Carville, American political stategist and commentator, born in Carville, Louisiana
  • 1944 Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor of the Bank of Japan, born in Ōmuta, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1945 David Schramm, American astrophysicist (pioneer in establishing particle astrophysics as a vibrant research field), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1946 Peter Lieberson, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1947 Glenn Tipton, English rock guitarist (Judas Priest-Breakin' the Law), born in Blackheath, England
  • 1948 Dan Gable, American 68kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic gold 1972), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • 1948 Dan Issel, American NBA coach and player (27,482 points, Denver Nuggets), born in Batavia, Illinois

Person of interestDave Cowens

1948 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 1948 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer (Abraham Lincoln), born in Washington, D.C.

  • 1949 Brian Kerwin, American actor (Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949 Walter Hyatt, American singer and songwriter (Uncle Walt's Band), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1996)
  • 1949 Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Rouyn, Quebec
  • 1950 Chris Norman, British singer (Smokie), born in Redcar, England
  • 1950 John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end (Oak Raider) and actor (The Goonies), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • 1951 Ransom Wilson, American conductor and flutist (Soliste NY)
  • 1951 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1952 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager, born in Piraeus, Greece (d. 2004)
  • 1953 Mark McNulty, Irish-Zimbabwean golfer (The Tradition 2007; 16 European Tour titles), born in Bindura, Zimbabwe
  • 1953 Muffin Spencer-Devlin, American golfer (3 LPGA Tour titles), born in Piqua, Ohio

Person of interestMike Eruzione

1954 Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1955 Danny Darwin, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Bonham, Texas
  • 1955 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955 Glynis Barber, South African-English actress (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Durban, South Africa
  • 1956 Matthias Jabs, German rock guitarist (Scorpions-Wind of Change), born in Hannover, Germany
  • 1956 Danny Gans, American entertainer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1957 Robbie Macintosh, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Pretenders), born in Sutton, Surrey, England
  • 1958 Dipak Patel, Kenyan-New Zealand cricketer (in Kenya New Zealand off-spin all-rounder), born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1958 Kornelia Ender, East German swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-1972, 76), born in Plauen, East Germany
  • 1958 Mark Miller, American singer (Sawyer Brown), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1960 Scott Anthony Haneline, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1960 Tom Eplin, American actor (Jake McKinnon-Another World), born in Hayward, California
  • 1960 June Brigman, American comic book artist, born in Atlantta, Georgia
  • 1960 Hong Sang-soo, South Korean filmmaker (Right Now, Wrong Then), born in Seoul
  • 1961 [Chadwick Gaylord] Chad Smith, American drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1962 Nick Hancock, British television presenter (They Think It's All Over), born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • 1962 Darlene Vogel, American actress ( Pacific Blue), born in Modesto, California
  • 1963 Tracy Nelson, American actress (Glitter, Square Pegs, Father Dowling), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1964 Johan de Kock, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC), born in Sliedrecht, Netherlands
  • 1964 Melinda McGraw, American actress (Macenzie-Pursuit Of Happiness), born in Nicosia, Cyprus

  • 1964 Michael Boatman, American actor (Carter-Spin City), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1964 Nicholas Bernard Thorp, English musician (Curiosity Killed the Cat), born in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
  • 1964 Pat Swilling, American NFL defensive end and linebacker (Oakland Raiders), born in Toccoa, Georgia
  • 1964 Nicole [Hohloch], German singer (won 1982 Eurovision Song Contest) born in Saarbrücken, Germany
  • 1964 Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor (Joker-The Batman), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1965 Derrick Rostagno, American tennis star, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965 Steve Decker, American baseball catcher (SF Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • 1965 Warren Ayres, Australian cricketer (Victorian right-handed batsman since 1987-88), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1965 Þorsteinn Bachmann, Icelandic actor (Life in a Fishbowl)
  • 1965 2 Cold Scorpio [Charles Bernard Scaggs], American professional wrestler, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1966 Wendel Clark, Canadian NHL left wing (NY Islanders), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1966 Perry Saturn [Satullo], American professional wrestler, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1967 Anthony Johnson, American NFL fullback (Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1967 Kelly Chase, Canadian NHL right wing (Hartford Whalers), born in Porcupine Plain, Saskatchewan
  • 1968 Corey Miller, American NFL linebacker (NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina
  • 1968 Lisa Trusel, American actress (Lizette-Father Murphy, Days of our Lives), born in Hollywood, Los Angeles
  • 1969 Corey Harris, American NFL cornerback (Seattle Seahawks, Miami Dolphins), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1969 Eric Guliford, American NFL wide receiver (Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1969 Josef Beranek, Czech NHL center (Vancouver Canucks, Olympic Gold 1998), born in Litvinov
  • 1969 Larry Thomas, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1969 Oleg Salenko, Russian-Ukrainian footballer, born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Person of interestSamantha Bee

1969 Samantha Bee, Canadian-American comedian, actress, and television host, born in Toronto, Ontario

Comedian and TV Host Samantha Bee
Comedian and TV Host
Samantha Bee
  • 1970 Kelvin Ingram, American NFL guard (Seattle Seahawks), born in Fort Pierce, Florida
  • 1970 J.A. Adande, American sports columnist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970 Peter Aerts, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist, born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1970 Adam Goldberg, American actor (The Hebrew Hammer), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1970 Adam Pascal, American actor (Rent), born in Bronx, New York
  • 1970 Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario
  • 1971 Pedro Martínez, Dominican-American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Manoguayabo, Dominican Republic
  • 1971 Geoffrey Prommayon, Thai-American soccer player (PSV), born in Udon Thani, Thailand

  • 1971 Lee Gissendaner, NFL/WLAF receiver (Minnesota Vikings, Scottish Claymores), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1971 Midori [Gotō], Japanese-born American violinist, born in Osaka
  • 1971 Simon Charlton, English footballer (Southampton), born in Huddersfield, England
  • 1971 Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress (A Chinese Odyssey), born in Hong Kong
  • 1972 Leland Taylor, American football defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1972 Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor and TV personality (Street Cents), born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  • 1972 Esther Duflo, French American economist (2019 Nobel Prize for Economics), born in Paris
  • 1973 Steve White, American football defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1974 Chris Murray, Canadian NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Port Hardy, British Columbia
  • 1974 Frank Middleton, American NFL football player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1974 Lee Byung-Kyu, South Korean baseball player, born in Gimje, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
  • 1975 Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician (Kings of Convenience), born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1975 Ryan Clement, American football quarterback, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1975 Zadie Smith, British novelist (White Teeth, On Beauty, Swing Time), born in Brent, London, England
  • 1976 Steve Jones, Northern Irish footballer, born in Derry, Northern Ireland
  • 1977 Birgit Prinz, German footballer (three-time FIFA World Player of the Year), born in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany
  • 1978 Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer (Sunderland), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • 1979 Milena Roucka, Canadian model and professional wrestler, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1979 Rob Hulse, English footballer (Sheffield United), born in Crewe, England