On This Day

Birthdays in History in 1925 (Part 2)

Birthdays 201 - 288 of 288

  • Sep 3 Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist, born in Berg Municipality, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • Sep 4 Forrest [Asa Earl] Carter, American author and segregationist speech writer, born in Anniston, Alabama (d. 1979)
  • Sep 5 Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist and playwright (Cola Drinkers), born in Zonhoven, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • Sep 5 Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Prize 1967), born in New York City, New York (d. 2014)
  • Sep 6 Andrea Camilleri, Italian author (Inspector Montalbano novels, born in Porto Empedocle, Italy (d. 2019)
  • Sep 7 Allan Blakeney, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Saskatchewan), born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia (d. 2011)
  • Sep 7 Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1985)
  • Sep 14 Mauk de Braauw, Dutch minister (DS'70) and Minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • Sep 14 Ruth Mompati, South African politician and Secretary of Nelson Mandela, born in Vryburg, North-West Province, South Africa (d. 2015)
  • Sep 15 Carlo Rambaldi, Special effects artist (Alien, E.T.), born in Vigarano Mainarda, Italy (d. 2012)
  • Sep 16 Charles Haughey, Irish Taoiseach (1979-81, 82, 87-92), born in Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland (d. 2006)
  • Sep 20 Rama VIII [Ananda Mahidol], King of Siam (1935-46), born in Heidelberg, Republic of Baden, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Sep 23 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)
  • Sep 24 Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist, born in Mogok, Myanmar (d. 2004)
  • Sep 25 William Mitchell, British physicist, born in Kingsbridge, Devon, England (d. 2002)
  • Sep 25 Paul MacCready, American aeronautical engineer and inventor (1st man-powered aircraft), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2007)

  • Sep 27 Robert Edwards, Batley, Yorkshire, physiologist (IVF pioneer, Nobel 2010), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 28 Seymour Cray, American inventor (Cray Research, Cray I supercomputer), born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • Sep 29 John Balcombe, Lord Chief Justice of Appeal
  • Sep 29 John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx)
  • Sep 29 Trevor Hughes, water engineer
  • Sep 30 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist
  • Oct 2 Brian Dillon, British Lord Justice of Appeal (1982-94) (d. 2003)
  • Oct 3 Gore Vidal, American author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), born in West Point, New York (d. 2012)
  • Oct 5 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (Frank and Ernest), born in Burt, Iowa (d. 2006)
  • Oct 8 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, Russian writer and critic, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1997)
  • Oct 9 Robert Finch, American politician (8th U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare), born in Tempe, Arizona (d. 1995)
  • Oct 10 Ivan Sviták, Czech philosopher and poet, born in Hranice na Moravě, Czechoslovakia (d. 1994)
  • Oct 10 Great Antonio [Antonio Barichievich], Croatian-Canadian strongman and eccentric, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (d. 2003)
  • Oct 11 Elmore Leonard, American writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • Oct 12 Fons Jansen, Dutch news reader and cabaretier, born in Bussum, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Denis Lazure, Canadian physician and politician, born in Napierville, Quebec (d. 2008)
  • Oct 13 Frank D. Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

Person of interestMargaret Thatcher

Oct 13 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2013)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Oct 14 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist and three time Nobel Prize nominee (hominid fossil sites), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • Oct 14 Lawrence Herkimer, "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2015)

  • Oct 16 Daniel J Evans, (Sen-R-WA, 1983- )
  • Oct 16 Lorraine Sweeny, communications specialist
  • Oct 18 Ramiz Alia, political leader of Albania
  • Oct 19 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist
  • Oct 20 Art Buchwald, columnist and author (Have I Ever Lied to You), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • Oct 20 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer and producer (innovator of multitrack recording), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2002)
  • Oct 20 Theodore Hall, American Physicist and atomic spy for the Soviet Union, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Oct 21 Louis J. Robichaud, Canadian premier of New Brunswick (d. 2005)
  • Oct 22 Robert Rauschenberg, American painter (Gloria), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Oct 24 Jayaram N. Reddy, South African politician
  • Oct 26 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor and novelist (Brief American), born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Oct 27 Warren M Christopher, 63rd United States Secretary of State (1993-97), born in Scranton, North Dakota (d. 2011)
  • Oct 27 Albert Medwin, American electrical engineer and inventor
  • Oct 28 Leonard Starr, American comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • Oct 28 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener, born in Nassau, Bahamas (d. 2006)
  • Oct 29 Geraldine Brooks, American actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings, Act of Murder), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • Oct 29 Dominick Dunne, American writer and producer (Panic in Needle Park), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • Oct 30 Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Oct 31 John Pople, English chemist (Nobel Prize 1998), born in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England (d. 2004)
  • Nov 3 Dieter Wellershoff, German author (Minotaur)
  • Nov 6 Dirk de Vroome, Dutch campaigner and Limbourg activist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1986)
  • Nov 9 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Nov 13 Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nov 15 Howard Baker, (Sen-R-Tenn), presidential chief of staff
  • Nov 15 Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (d. 1988)
  • Nov 16 Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), born in Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, France (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nov 17 Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier
  • Nov 17 Libby Newman, painter/printmaker/curator
  • Nov 19 Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), born in Poznań (d. 2017)

Person of interestRobert F. Kennedy

Nov 20 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Nov 21 Poncke Princen, Dutch anti-Nazi fighter, colonial soldier and human rights activist, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • Nov 24 William F. Buckley Jr, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line), born in NYC (d. 2008)
  • Nov 24 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Nov 25 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president El Salvador
  • Nov 26 Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan Dictator, President of Uruguay (1981-85), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • Nov 27 John Maddox, British science writer and editor
  • Dec 1 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • Dec 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1980)
  • Dec 8 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author, born in Salamanca, Spain (d. 2000)
  • Dec 10 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 11 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist (Nobel 2000), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 12 Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
  • Dec 12 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (The Book of Alley), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2000)
  • Dec 19 Tankred Dorst, German playwright, born in Oberlind
  • Dec 20 Bob de Moor, Belgian comics creator & artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1992)
  • Dec 22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier, born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Henry Charles Gordon, American engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Valparaiso, Indiana (d. 1996)
  • Dec 25 Christmas F Tinto, South African ANC'er/UDF-leader
  • Dec 25 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American author and mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within), born in Cajamarca (d. 1998)
  • Dec 26 Baron Baker, Jamaician-born British activist, born in Port Antonia
  • Dec 28 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough