July 25th Birthdays

July 25th Birthdays

July 25th Birthdays of important people from throughout history.
975 – Thietmar, bishop of Merseburg, German chronicler
1016 – Casimir I, Duke of Poland (d. c. 1058)
1109 – Afonso I, the Conqueror, king of Portugal (1143-85)
1336 – Albert, Count of Holland (d. 1404)
1404 – Philips van Saint-Pol, Duke of Brabant
1421 – Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (d. 1461)
1517 – Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet/scientist
1562 – Kiyomasa Kato, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)
1575 – Christoph Scheiner, Germany, astronomer
1579 – Valerius Otto, composer
1626 – Geeraerdt Brandt, Dutch theologist/poet/historian
1639 – Thomas Tompion, Northill Bedfordshire, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel)
1654 – Agostino Steffani, composer
1657 – Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer
1658 – Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor (d. 1703)
1683 – Pieter Langendijk, painter/etcher/playwright (Wiskunstenaars)
1691 – Alessandro Galilei, Italian architect (Cappella Corsini)
1715 – Immanuel J Pyra, German poet (Temple of Real Poetry)
1750 – Henry Knox, American general (d. 1806)
1761 – Charlotte von Kalb, German writer
1772 – Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, composer
1775 – Anna Symmes Harrison, Ohio, 9th 1st lady (1841)
1780 – Christian Theodor Weinlig, composer
1786 – Giacomo Cordella, composer
1795 – James Barry, female disguised as a man, surgeon general (British army)
1797 – Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge (d. 1889)
1799 – David Douglas, Scottish botanist (d. 1834)
1804 – Carlo Boncompagni di Mombello, Italian minister of Education
1816 – Christian B Freiherr von Tauchnitz, German publisher (T Edition)
1822 – Schuyler Hamilton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
1824 – Richard James Oglesby, Union (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
1832 – Simon Hassler, composer
1839 – Francis Garnier, French explorer (d. 1873)
1840 – Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution
1844 – Thomas Eakins, American artist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1848 – Arthur Earl Balfour, (C), British PM (1902-05) (Balfour Declaration)
1855 – Edward Solomon, composer
1857 – Frank Sprague, Milford Connecticut, American Inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina
1860 – Princess Louise Margaret, Duchess of Connaught (d. 1917)
1861 – Andrew Cowper Lawson, Anstruther Scotland, Scottish-Canadian Geologist who was the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault
1865 – Jac[obus] P Thijsse, Dutch biologist/educator (Contact with Plants)
1866 – Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist
1867 – Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)
1867 – Alexander Rummler, American painter (d. 1959)
1870 – Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch vicar (Young Flanders)
1870 – Maxfield Parrish, American illustrator (d. 1966)
1874 – Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Lublin Poland, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber
1878 – Heinrich Gebhard, composer
1882 – George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain, Navy Cross (d. 1942)
1883 – Alfredo Casella, Turin Italy, composer (La Giara)
1884 – Davidson Black, Canada, Paleoanthropologist and doctor of anatomy (identified Peking Man)
1885 – Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida)
1890 – Julian Rivero, SF CA, actor (Son of Oklahoma, Via Pony Express)
1890 – Tom O’Brien, actor (Physical Evidence), born in San Diego, California
1893 – Dorothy Dickson, actress/dancer (Paying the Piper, Danny Boy)
1894 – Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d.1974)
1895 – Yvonne Printemps, Ermont France, singer/actress (Le Duel)
1896 – Richard N Gale, English general/airborne commander (Normandy)
1896 – Jack Perrin, American actor (d. 1967)
1897 – Hermann Ambrosius, composer
1899 – Arthur Lubin, film director
1899 – Ralph Dumke, Indiana, actor (Movieland Quiz)
1900 – Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola)
1901 – Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)
1901 – Lila Lee, American actress (d. 1973)
1902 – Eric Hoffer, longshoreman/author (True Believer)
1903 – Andre Fleury, composer
1905 – Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)
1905 – Lila Lee, Union City NJ, actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand)
1905 – Denys Watkins-Pitchford, writer and illustrator (d. 1990)
1907 – Jack Gilford, actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2), born in NYC, New York
1907 – Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
1908 – Joseph Mitchell, writer
1908 – Bill Bowes, English cricketer (d. 1987)
1908 – Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian musician (d. 2003)
1913 – John Cairncross, linguist (5th Man)
1914 – Woody Strode, African American actor (Posse, Cotton Club, Vigilante, Scream)
1915 – David Napley, solicitor
1916 – Ko van Dijk Jr, Dutch actor (Zaak M P)
1916 – Lucien Saulnier, Quebec politician (d. 1989)
1917 – Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 1990)
1918 – Nan Grey, [Eschal Miller], actress (3 Grief Girl, Dracula’s Daughters)
1918 – Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
1919 – Hubert Booi, Bonairian poet (Golgotha/Muchila)
1920 – Rosalind Franklin, English scientist (d. 1958)
1921 – John Christopherson, artist/collector
1923 – Estelle Getty, American actress (“The Golden Girls”, “The Golden Palace”), born in NYC, New York
1923 – Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)
1924 – Frank Church, (Sen-D-Id, 1957-81)
1925 – Alistair Taylor, cricketer (one Test as opening bat for S Afr 1956)
1925 – Jerry Paris, SF California, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1926 – Teodor Grigoriu, composer
1926 – Whitey Lockman, American baseball player
1927 – Midge Decter, St Paul Minn, anti woman’s lib (Liberated Woman…)
1927 – Stanley Dancer, harness racer (4 Hambletonians, 3 Trot Triple Crown)
1927 – Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (d. 2003)
1927 – Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (d. 2000)
1928 – Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (d. 1988)
1929 – Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader
1929 – Eddie Mazur, Canadian hockey player (d. 1995)
1930 – Maureen Forrester, Montreal Canada, contralto (Ressurection Symphony)
1930 – Murray Chapple, cricketer (NZ Test batsman through the 1950’s)
1930 – Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist (d. 1990)
1930 – Annie Ross, British jazz singer
1931 – Cornelis P van Dijk, Dutch minister of the Interior
1932 – Gibson N Kente, composer
1932 – Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)
1934 – Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter
1935 – Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman/billionaire/arms dealer
1935 – Barbara Harris, [Sandra Mankwitz], actress (Plaza Suite, Family Plot)
1935 – Larry Sherry, American baseball player (d. 2006)
1935 – Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader
1936 – Gerry Ashmore, British racing driver
1936 – Glenn Murcutt, Australian architect
1937 – Colin Renfrew, English archeologist
1939 – Richard Akre Trythall, composer
1940 – John Pennel, pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963)
1941 – Nate Thurmond, Akron Ohio, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1941 – Raul Ruiz, Puerto Mott Chile, actor (Lexot, Capitolo 66)
1941 – Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer
1941 – Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois
1942 – Felix Ph Ingold, writer
1943 – Janet Margolin, actress (Take the Money & Run, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York
1943 – Jim McCarty, rock drummer (Yardbirds-For Your Love), born in Liverpool, England
1943 – Roy Acuff Jr, American country musician
1944 – Helga I “Mijanou” van Baarzel, Dutch actress (Klaverweide-Alicia)
1944 – Molly Bennett Aiken, founder (riding for the handicapped)
1944 – Tom Dawes, rocker
1945 – Donna Theodore, Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts)
1946 – John Gibson, American media host
1948 – Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)
1948 – Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
1950 – Mark Clarke, rocker (Uriah Heep)
1951 – Vanessa, [Conny Witteman], Dutch model/singer
1951 – Verdine White, US bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1952 – “Gorgeous” Jimmy Garvin, [Williams], NWA/WCW/AWA wrestler
1954 – Ken Greer, rock guitarist (Red Rider)
1954 – Lynn Frederick, Middlesex England, actress (Schizophrenia)
1954 – Walter Payton, Columbia Mississippi, NFL running back (Chicago Bears)
1955 – Bantubonke Holomisa, minister of Defense of Transkei (1988- )
1955 – Iman, [Abdulmajid], Mogadishu Somalia, model/actress (Star Trek 6)
1955 – Kike Elomaa, Finnish bodybuilder
1957 – Bogdan Musiol, German DR, bobsled (Olympic-bronze-1980)
1957 – Daniel W Bursch, Bristol PA, Lt Cmdr USN/Astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77)
1957 – Ray Billingsley, comic strip cartoonist (Curtis)
1957 – Roger Clinton, singer, President Clinton’s half-brother
1958 – Henk Wanders, Dutch bassist (Frank Boeijen Group)
1958 – Thurston Moore, US guitarist/songwriter (Sonic Youth)
1960 – Evelyn “Champagne” King, Bronx NY, disco singer (Shame, I’m in Love)
1960 – Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
1961 – Katherine Kelly Lang, actress (Brooke-Bold & Beautiful), born in Los Angeles, California
1961 – Bobbie Eakes, American actress
1962 – Doug Drabek, Victoria TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, NY Yankees)
1962 – Mike Buncic, Patterson NJ, discus thrower
1963 – Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician
1963 – Julian Hodgson, English chess player
1964 – Jose Bautista, Bani Dom Rep, pitcher (SF Giants)
1964 – Tony Granato, Downers Grove, NHL left wing (LA Kings)
1965 – Illeana Douglas, Mass, actress (Picture Perfect, To Die For, Hacks)
1965 – Marty Brown, Owensboro Ky, country singer (Wildest Dreams)
1965 – Tom Dvorak, Braunschwieg GER, Canada equestrian dressage (Olympics-96)
1965 – Torey Lovullo, infielder (Oakland A’s), born in Santa Monica, California
1966 – Elke Jeinsen, Hanover Germany, playmate (May, 1993)
1966 – Maureen Herman, American bassist
1966 – Lynda Lemay, French Canadian singer
1966 – Christine C. Quinn, American politician
1967 – Dave Jareckie, Mexico City Mexico, US biathelete (Olympics-1994)
1967 – Ed Sprague, Castro Valley CA, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
1967 – Matt LeBlanc, Newton Massachusetts, actor (Joey Tribbiani-Friends)
1967 – Wendy Raquel Robinson, American actress
1967 – Tommy Skjerven, Norwegian football referee
1969 – Andrea Wieland, field hockey goaltender (Olympics-96), born in Atlanta, Georgia
1969 – Angela Melini, Saigon, Vietnam, playmate (Jun, 1992)
1969 – Jon Barry, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors)
1969 – Kevin Smith, NFL tight end (Oakland Raiders)
1969 – Trevor Peres, US, metal guitarist (Obituary-The End Complete)
1970 – Nicholas CEJ Windsor, son of English prince Edward, duke of Kent
1971 – Billy Wagner, Marion VA, pitcher (Houston Astros)
1971 – Pedro Martinez, Manoguayabo Dom Rep, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
1971 – Stacy Dawn Cenedese, Miss USA-Wyoming (1997)
1971 – Tracy Murray, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards)
1971 – Roger Creager, American country music singer-songwriter
1972 – Craig Howard, Redding California, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 Rolex)
1972 – Kevin Roberts, cricketer (NSW middle-order batsman since 1994-95)
1973 – Dani Filth, British singer (Cradle of Filth)
1973 – David Denman, American actor
1973 – Kevin Phillips, English footballer
1973 – Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer
1974 – Lysa Jackson, Miss South Carolina USA (1996)
1974 – Todd Fuller, NBA center (SF Warriors)
1974 – Jay R Ferguson, Dallas, Texas, American actor (Evening Shade, Mad Men)
1974 – Kenzo Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler
1975 – Jean-Claude Darcheville, French footballer
1976 – Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet
1976 – Javier Vázquez, Puerto Rican baseball player
1977 – Kenny Thomas, American basketball player
1978 – Caroline Nicole Brigman, Miss South Carolina Teen USA (1997)
1978 – Louise Joy Brown, Oldham England, world’s first test tube baby
1978 – Gerard Warren, American football player
1979 – Amy Adams, American singer
1979 – Allister Carter, English professional snooker player
1980 – Toni Vilander, Finnish racing driver
1980 – Diam’s, French rapper
1980 – Shawn Riggans, American baseball player
1981 – Conor Casey, American soccer player
1981 – Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
1982 – Brad Renfro, American actor (d. 2008)
1982 – Monde Zondeki, South African cricketer
1984 – Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player
1985 – James Lafferty, American actor
1985 – Jasmine Lennard, English model
1985 – Nelson Piquet Jr., Brazilian race car driver
1987 – Michael Welch, American actor
1988 – Heather Marks, Canadian model
1988 – Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer
1989 – Noel Callahan, Canadian actor

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