Famous Birthdays on September 25

Birthdays 1 - 200 of 237

  • 1358 Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun, born in Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan (d. 1408)
  • 1525 Steven Borough, English explorer, born in Northam, Devon, England (d. 1584)
  • 1593 Matthew Merian the Elder, Swiss engraver and bookseller, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1650)
  • 1599 Francesco Borromini, Italian sculptor and architect, born in Bissone, Italy (d. 1667)
  • 1612 Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian, born in Bergen-op-Zoom, The Netherlands (d. 1653)
  • 1613 Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician (east facade of the Louvre), born in Paris, France
  • 1644 Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1710)
  • 1683 Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer (Traite), baptized in Dijon, France (d. 1764)

Person of interestHenry Pelham

1694 Henry Pelham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, born in Laughton, England (d. 1754)

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham
  • 1711 Qianlong Emperor of China, 6th Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, born in Beijing, China (d. 1799)
  • 1729 Christian G. Heyne, German archaeologist, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1812)
  • 1738 Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware, born in New Castle County, Delaware (d. 1789)
  • 1741 Vaclav Pichl, Czech composer, born in Bechyně, Czech Republic (d. 1805)
  • 1744 Frederick Willem II, King of Prussia (1786-97), born in Berlin Palace, Berlin (d. 1797)
  • 1764 Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer, born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England (d. 1793)
  • 1766 Armand-Emmanuel, Duc de Richelieu, Prime Minister of France (1815-18, 1820-21), born in Paris (d. 1822)

  • 1773 Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist, born in Mairago, Italy (d. 1856)
  • 1780 Jason Fairbanks, American murderer, born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 1801)
  • 1782 Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1824)
  • 1785 George Pinto, English composer, born in London (d. 1806)
  • 1793 Felicia Dorothea Hemans, English poet, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1835)
  • 1796 Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • 1798 Henri Scheffer, Dutch painter, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1862)
  • 1798 Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French mine engineer and geologist, born in Canon, Calvados, France (d. 1874)
  • 1805 Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar/founder (Pella colony in Iowa)
  • 1807 Alfred Vail, American inventor and early telegraph pioneer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1859)
  • 1822 Adolph von Steinwehr, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Blankenburg, Brunswick, Germany (d. 1877)
  • 1823 Thomas John Wood, American Major General (Union Army), born in Munfordville, Kentucky (d. 1906)
  • 1829 William Michael Rossetti, English writer and civil servant, born in London (d. 1919)
  • 1830 Karl Klindworth, German pianist and conductor, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1832 William Le Baron Jenney, American architect (father of skyscraper), born in Fairhaven, Massachusetts (d. 1907)
  • 1839 Karl Alfred Ritter von Zittel, German geologist and paleontologist (Libya), born in Bahlingen, Germany (d. 1904)
  • 1839 Mina Kruseman, Dutch writer and feminist, born in Velp, Netherlands (d. 1922)
  • 1843 Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, American geologist and educator, born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 1928)
  • 1843 Melville Reuben Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, born in Hartwick, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1846 Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1852 Cornelis Jacobus Snijders, Supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18), born in Nieuwe-Tonge, Netherlands (d. 1939)
  • 1852 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy), born in Nehren, Germany (d. 1933)
  • 1862 Leon Boellmann, French organist and composer (Variations Symphoniques), born in Ensisheim, France (d. 1897)
  • 1862 Billy Hughes, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor, Nationalist: 1915-23), born in London (d. 1952)
  • 1866 Thomas Hunt Morgan, American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist (Nobel Prize 1933), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1945)

  • 1867 Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary, born in Dünaburg, Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1938)
  • 1872 Charles Blake Cochran, English theatrical manager and impresario, born in Sussex, England (d. 1951)
  • 1877 Plutarco Elias Calles, Mexican revolutionary and president (1924-28), born in Guaymas, Mexico (d. 1945)
  • 1879 Luís Costa, Portuguese composer, born in Monte de Fralães, Barcelos (d. 1960)
  • 1879 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar, born in Pasig, Philippines (d. 1963)
  • 1881 Lu Xun, Chinese writer of modern Chinese literature, born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang, Qing dynasty China (d. 1936)
  • 1884 Kees Boeke, Dutch reformist educator (Cosmic View), born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1884 John Howard Lawson, American scriptwriter and playwright (Blockade, Algiers, Sahara), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1886 Jesús Guridi, Sapnish composer, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1961)
  • 1886 May Sutton, American tennis champion and 1st American woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1905, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
  • 1889 G. D. H. Cole, English political theorist and socialist, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1959)
  • 1889 C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator, born in Stirlingshire, Scotland (d. 1930)
  • 1896 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • 1896 Roberto Gerhard, Spanish Catalan composer, born in Valls, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1970)
  • 1896 Sandro Pertini, 7th President of Italy (1978-85), born in Rome (d. 1990)
  • 1897 Teddy Hart, American actor (After the Thin Man, 3 Men on a Horse), born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)

Person of interestWilliam Faulkner

1897 William Faulkner, American author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), born in New Albany, Mississippi (d. 1962)

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • 1898 Robert Brackman, American artist, born in Odes'ka Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1980)
  • 1901 Robert Bresson, French film director (A Man Escaped, Balthazar, at Random), born in Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 1999)
  • 1902 Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche), born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1972)
  • 1902 Jeno Takacs, Austrian composer, born in Cinfalva, Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1903 Olive Ann Beech, American businesswoman (Co-Founder of Beech Aircraft Company), born in Waverly, Kansas (d. 1993)
  • 1903 John Everett Allen, American businessman (d. 1995)
  • 1903 Mark Rothko [Marcus Rothkovich], American abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1904 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1905 Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), born in Zavaliv, Ukraine (d. 1992)
  • 1905 Red Smith, American sportscaster and columnist (Pulitzer 1976, Fight Talk), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin (d. 1982)
  • 1905 Edith Barstow, American choreographer (Frankie Laine Time, The Gem of the Ocean), born in Ashtabula, Ohio (d. 1960)

Person of interestDmitri Shostakovich

1906 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (The Gadfly), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1975)

  • 1906 Jaroslav Ježek, Czechoslovakian composer, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • 1906 Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Belgian writer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • 1906 Phyllis Pearsall, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company), born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1907 Jan Felderhof, Dutch violinist and composer, born in Busum, Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • 1908 Eugen Suchoň, Slovak composer, born in Pezinok, Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • 1909 Florizel Glasspole, 3rd Governor-General of Jamaica (1973-91), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2000)
  • 1911 Lionel Henry Nowak, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
  • 1911 Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (People's National Movement: 1962-81), born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)
  • 1913 David Hunt, British diplomat winner of the BBC's Mastermind television quiz (1977), born in Durham, England (d. 1998)
  • 1914 Frederick Wilhelm Sternfeld, musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)

Person of interestEthel Rosenberg

1915 Ethel Rosenberg, American communist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • 1916 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, French composer, born in Feodosia (d. 1997)
  • 1917 Johnny Sain, American baseball player, born in Havana, Arkansas (d. 2006)
  • 1918 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster and MLB shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1920 Sergei Bondarchuk, Soviet director (Destiny of a Man, War and Peace), born in Belozerka, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • 1921 Remy C. van de Kerckhove, Flemish poet, born in Mechelen, Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1958)

Person of interestRobert Muldoon

1921 Robert Muldoon, New Zealand politician (Prime Minister, 1975-1984), born in Auckland (d. 1992)

New Zealand Prime Minister Robert Muldoon
New Zealand Prime Minister
Robert Muldoon
  • 1922 Hammer DeRoburt, First President of Nauru, born in Nauru (d. 1992)
  • 1923 Sam Rivers, American jazz musician (exponent of free jazz), born in El Reno, Oklahoma (d. 2011)
  • 1924 Norman Ayrton, English actor and opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK), born in London (d. 2017)
  • 1925 Silvana Pampanini, Italian actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2016)
  • 1925 William Mitchell, British physicist, born in Kingsbridge, Devon, England (d. 2002)
  • 1925 Paul MacCready, American aeronautical engineer and inventor (1st man-powered aircraft), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2007)
  • 1926 Aldo Ray [Da Re], American actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret), born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
  • 1926 John Ericson, German actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), born in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1926 Sergei Filatov, Soviet equestrian dressage (Olympic gold 1960), born in Lysyye Gory, Tambov Governorate (d. 1997)
  • 1926 Jack Hyles, Independent Baptist pastor (First Baptist Church of Hammond 1959-2001), born in Italy, Ellis County, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1927 Carl Braun, American basketball player (NY Knicks), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1927 Colin Davis, English conductor (NY Met 1967-71), born in Weybridge, Surrey (d. 2013)
  • 1929 John Rutherford, Australian cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956), born in Bruce Rock, Western Australia
  • 1929 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)

Person of interestBarbara Walters

1929 Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist and 1st female nightly network news anchor (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Broadcast Journalist Barbara Walters
Broadcast Journalist
Barbara Walters
  • 1929 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1930 Herbert Heckmann, German writer, born in Frankfurt (d. 1999)
  • 1930 Shel Silverstein, American writer (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1931 Patric Walker, American-British astrologer, born in Hackensack, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1931 Manouchehr Atashi, Persian poet, born in Dashtestan, Iran (d. 2005)
  • 1932 Andrew Gardner, British newscaster (News at Ten), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
  • 1932 Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist (sued Steinway Piano), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1982)
  • 1932 Terry Medwin, Welsh footballer (Tottenham Hotspur), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
  • 1933 Adolfo Suárez, Prime Minister of Spain (1976-81), born in Cebreros, Spanish Republic (d. 2014)

  • 1933 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1933 Ian Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter (Ian & Sylvia), born in Victoria, British Columbia
  • 1933 Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster, born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • 1934 John S. Bull, American naval officer and NASA astronaut, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2008)
  • 1934 Struther Arnott, Scottish molecular biologist and chemist (cancer research), born in Larkhall, Lanarkshire (d. 2013)
  • 1934 Jean Sorel, French actor (The Day of the Jackal), born in Marseille, France
  • 1936 Edward Jones, British Army officer (UK Military Representative to NATO in Brussels), born in Altrincham, Cheshire, England
  • 1936 Juliet Prowse, actress and dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear), born in Mumbai, India (d. 1996)
  • 1936 Booba [Roosevelt Melvin] Barnes, American blues guitarist, born in Longwood, Washington County, Mississippi (d. 1996)
  • 1937 Michael Gibbs, jazz composer (Mike Gibbs + 12 play Gil Evans), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1937 Thomas Kessler, Swiss composer, born in Zurich
  • 1939 David S. Mann, American Democratic politician (Vice Mayor of Cincinnati), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939 Joseph Jesse Russell, American singer (Slip Sliding Away), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1939 Leon Brittan, British politician, Home Secretary and member of the European Commission, born in London (d. 2015)
  • 1939 Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore, British India (d. 2009)
  • 1940 Timothy Severin, British author and explorer, born in Assam, British India
  • 1942 John Taylor, British jazz pianist, born in Manchester, England
  • 1942 Peter Petherick, New Zealand cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut), born in Ranfurly, New Zealand (d. 2015)
  • 1942 Billy Mundi [also Tony Schnasse, born Antonio Salas], American session musician and drummer (The Mothers of Invention, Rhinoceros), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2014)
  • 1943 Gary Alexander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Association), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1943 John Locke, American rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)
  • 1943 Robert Walden, American actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Robert Gates, American statesman (22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1944 Eugenia Zukerman, American flutist and novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1944 Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)

Person of interestMichael Douglas

1944 Michael Douglas, American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • 1944 Doris Matsui, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Poston, Arizona
  • 1945 Kathleen Brown, American Democratic politician (29th Treasurer of California), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945 Onnie McIntyre, Scottish guitarist (Average White Band), born in Lennoxtown, Scotland
  • 1945 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, American video artist and composer, born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1946 Bishan Bedi, Indian cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79), born in Amritsar, Punjab, British India
  • 1946 Felicity Kendal, English actress (Shakespeare Wallah, The Good Life), born in Olton, England
  • 1946 Gilmer Bryan Morgan, American PGA golfer (1977 BC Open), born in Wewoka, Oklahoma
  • 1947 Cheryl Tiegs, American model (Sports Illustrated) and fashion designer, born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • 1947 John Fiddler, English rock vocalist and guitarist (British Lions), born in Darlaston, Wednesbury, England
  • 1949 Anson Williams, American actor (Potsie-Happy Days), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), born in Preysal, Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1995)
  • 1949 Jerry Costello, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1949 Mimi Kennedy, American actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1949 Pedro Almodovar, Spanish filmmaker (Women the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Matador), born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain

  • 1951 Robert "Bob" McAdoo, American former NBA player (Buffalo Braves), and assistant coach (Miami Heat), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1951 Burleigh Drummond, American rocker (Ambrosia), born in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Person of interestMark Hamill

1951 Mark Hamill, American actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars), born in Oakland, California

  • 1952 Jimmy Garvin [James Williams], American professional NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida

Person of interestChristopher Reeve

1952 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)

  • 1952 Tommy Norden, American actor (Flipper), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952 Bell Hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins], American author, feminist, scholar and social activist, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 1953 Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon), born in London
  • 1954 Sylvester Croom, American college football coach, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1954 Juande Ramos, Spanish football manager (Sevilla), born in Pedro Muñoz, Spain
  • 1955 Zucchero Fornaciari, Italian R&B-singer (Senza una Donna), born in Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • 1955 Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing), born in Highgate, London
  • 1955 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German football player (Bayern Munich), born in Lippstadt, West Germany
  • 1955 Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (R.S.C. Anderlecht), born in Berchem, Belgium (d. 1985)
  • 1956 Jamie Hyneman, American visual effects technician (MythBusters), born in Marshall, Michigan
  • 1957 Rupert Haselden, journalist and screenwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1957 Ian Reddington, English actor (Chief Clown-Doctor Who), born in Walkley, Sheffield
  • 1958 Michael Madsen, American actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958 Eamonn Healy, Irish professor of chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, born in Newcastle West, Ireland
  • 1959 Andy Waller, Zimbabwean cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup), born in Salisbury, Rhodesia
  • 1960 John Hills, British racehorse trainer (d. 2014)
  • 1960 Igor Belanov, Soviet-Ukrainian footballer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1960 Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host
  • 1961 Heather Locklear, actress (T J Hooker, Dynasty), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1961 Tim Zoehrer, cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie)
  • 1962 Rajiv Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87)
  • 1962 Chris Sheldon, British record producer (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Garbage), born in Pakistan
  • 1963 Keely Shaye Smith, correspondent (Unsolved Mysteries)
  • 1964 Bryan Tooley, Eugene Ore, kayak (alt-Olympics 1996)
  • 1964 Anita Barone, American actress
  • 1964 Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive
  • 1964 Gary Ayles, British racing driver
  • 1964 Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer
  • 1965 Scottie Pippen, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (Bulls 6 NBA titles, 2 Olympic gold-92, 96), born in Hamburg, Arkansas,
  • 1966 Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, Medford NJ, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996)
  • 1966 Todd Philcox, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1967 Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestWill Smith

1968 Will Smith, American actor and rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • 1968 Johan Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau, Netherlands
  • 1968 Reggie Jefferson, 1st baseman (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1968 John Worsfold, Australian rules football coach

Person of interestCatherine Zeta Jones

1969 Catherine Zeta Jones, Welsh actress (Chicago, The Terminal, The Legend of Zorro), born in Swansea, Wales

  • 1969 David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees)
  • 1969 Hansie Cronje, cricket captain (solid South African batsman)
  • 1969 Michae Wright, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • 1969 Hal Sparks, American actor
  • 1970 Curtis Buckley, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • 1970 Damon Pieri, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • 1970 Doug Pelfrey, NFL kicker (Cin Bengals)