Famous Birthdays on 25th December

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1250 - John IV Laskaris, Byzantine Emperor (d. circa 1305)
1461 - Christina of Saxony, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1521)
1583 - Orlando Gibbons, English composer (O Clap Your Hands), baptized
1587 - Margarita of Austria, queen of Philip III of Spain (d. 1611)
1601 - Jose Ximenez, composer
1624 - Angelus Silesius, [Johann Scheffler], German mystic (St Seelenlust)
1628 - Noel Coypel, French painter
1642 - Isaac Newton, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, England, physicist, mathematician; astronomer (Gravity, Laws of Motion), (d.1727)
1646 - Harald Vallerius, composer
1652 - Archibald Pitcairne, Scottish physician (d. 1713)
1665 - Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (d. 1746)
1667 - Ehrengard von der Schulenburg, English royal mistress (d. 1743)
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac NewtonPhysicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton (1642) 1674 - Thomas Halyburton, Scottish theologian (d. 1712)
1686 - Giovanni Battista Somis, composer
1698 - Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator
1700 - Leopold II of Anhalt-Dessau, Prussian general (d. 1758)
1711 - Jean-Joseph Cassenea de Mondonville, composer
1716 - Johann Jakob Reiske, German scholar and physician (d. 1774)
1717 - Pius VI, [Giovanni A Braschi], Italy, Pope (1775-99)
1721 - William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet
1728 - Johann Adam Hiller, composer
1730 - Philip Mazzei, Italian physician and friend of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1816)
1742 - Charlotte von Stein, German friend of Goethe (d. 1827)
1750 - John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer
1757 - Benjamin Pierce, U.S. politician (d 1839)
1763 - Claude Chappe, French engineer (optical telegraph)
1765 - Joseph Mazzinghi, composer
1771 - Dorothy Wordsworth
1775 - Antun Sorkocevic, composer
1808 - Stephen Cleeg Rowan, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1890
1810 - Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (d. 1892)
1811 - Wilhelm E Freiherr von Ketteler, German politician/bishop of Mainz
1813 - Milledge Luke Bonham, (Confederacy) died in 1890
1814 - Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/founder (Coop of Welfare of the People)
1815 - Temistocle Solera, composer
Humanitarian Clara BartonHumanitarian Clara Barton (1821) 1821 - Clara Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross), (d. 1912)
1823 - Preston Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1825 - Esteban Salas y Castro, composer
1829 - Patrick S Gilmore, composer
1831 - Johann Herbeck, composer
1832 - Thomas Alfred Smyth, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1865
1837 - Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner
1855 - James Galvin, pitcher, shut-out every opposing team in 1884
1856 - Hans von Bartels, German painter (d. 1913)
1859 - Raoul Gunsbourg, composer
1860 - Manuel Dimech, Maltese philosopher and social reformer (d. 1921)
1861 - Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian founder of Banaras Hindu University (d. 1946)
1863 - Charles Pathé, French pioneer of film and record industries (d. 1957)
1864 - Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (d. 1951)
1865 - Evangeline Cory Booth, Salvation Army general (1904-34)
1867 - Alfred Kerr, writer
1868 - Eugenie Besserer, Watertown NY, actress (Jazz Singer)
1870 - Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)
1873 - Otto Frederick Hunziker, Swiss-born American dairy educator (d. 1959)
1874 - Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
1875 - Theodor Innitzer, cardinal/archbishop Vienna
1875 - Walter Lees, cricketer (Surrey pace bowler toured for Eng 1905-06)
1876 - Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Karachi, founded Pakistan (1947)/gov (1947-58)
1876 - Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, Nobel laureate (d. 1959)
1878 - W Starling Burgess, yacht designer (America Cup's Enterprise)
1878 - Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver (d. 1941)
1881 - Joseph V McCarthy, baseball manager (NY Yankees)
1883 - Fran Lhotka, composer
1883 - Maurice Utrillo, France, painter (Port St Martin, Montmartre)
1884 - Evelyn Nesbit, American actress (d. 1967)
1886 - Kid Ory, American musician (d. 1973)
1887 - Conrad Hilton, hotel mogul (Hilton Hotels)
1887 - Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Bulldog Drummond)
1887 - John Davidson, NYC, actor (Charlie Chan-Chinese Cat)
1890 - Robert Ripley, Santa Rosa, California, collector of odd facts ( Believe it or Not), (d. 1949)
1891 - Clarrie Grimmett, cricketer (in Dunedin Great Australian leg-spinner)
1891 - Earle Foxe, Oxford OH, actor (Dance Fools Dance)
1891 - Kenneth A N Anderson, British general (Dunkerk, North Africa)
1892 - Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author
1893 - Bert Bertram, actor (How to Steal a Million)
1893 - Fred Hillebrand, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Martin Kane)
1898 - Theo Swagemakers, Dutch portrait painter
1899 - Frank Fergusson, actor (My Friend Flicka, Peyton Place)
1899 - Humphrey Bogart, NYC, actor, Here's looking at you, kid (Casablanca)
1899 - Raphael Soyer, artist (Depression Scenes in NYC)
1900 - Barton Maclane, Columbia SC, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)
1900 - Gladys Swarthout, Deepwater Missouri, mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda)
1900 - W L "Tich" Cornford, cricketer (Sussex keeper played for England 1930)
1901 - Alice C, English duchess of Gloucester/aunt of Elizabeth II
1902 - Barton MacLane, SC, actor (Geisha Boy, Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie)
1903 - Antiochos Evanghelatos, composer
1903 - Corry Lievens, [Isabella MJ Adriaens], Flemish actress (Blue Bird)
1903 - J Edward Bromberg, Hungary, actor (Mark of Zorro, Under 2 Flags)
1904 - Gerhard Herzberg, Can, physicist (molecular structure-Nobel 1971)
1906 - Clark M Clifford, US Secretary of Defense (1968-69)
1906 - Herman J Scheltema, [NEM Pareau], Dutch jurist/poet
1906 - Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)
1906 - William McChesney Martin, Chairman of Federal Reserve Bank (1951-70)
1906 - Ernst Ruska, Nobel laureate (d. 1988)
1907 - Cab[ell] Calloway, Rochester, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball)
1907 - Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)
1907 - Mike Mazurki, Ukrainian-born actor (d. 1990)
1908 - Frank Ferguson, California, actor (Wagons West, Dynamite, My Gal Sal)
1908 - Helen Twelvetrees, actress (State's Attorney, Painted Desert)
1908 - Jan Seidel, composer
1908 - Quentin Crisp, English author (d. 1999)
1908 - Jo-Jo Moore, baseball player (d. 2001)
1908 - Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American automotive engineer (d. 1996)
1909 - Louis van Lint, Belgian painter
1909 - Marguerite Churchill, actress (Dracula's Daughter, Big Trail)
1909 - Mike Mazurki, Tarnopal Austria, actor/wrestler (Centerfold Girls)
1910 - David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US dancer (Make Mine Music)
1911 - Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist
1911 - Louise Bourgeois, sculptor
1912 - Donald McRae, cricketer (Test for NZ, the 1946 debacle vs Australia)
1912 - Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist
1912 - Leighton Noble, singer/bandleader
1912 - Werner Fussan, composer
1912 - Willian Noel Moffet, architect
1913 - Henri Nannen, journalist
1913 - Tony Martin [Alvin Morris], San Francisco, California, American singer (It's a Blue World, To Each),
1914 - James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (d. 2007)
1915 - Noelle de Mosa, Neth/British dancer/teacher (Brigadoon)
1915 - Nora Dunfee, actress (Forrest Gump, Lorenzo's Oil)
1915 - Pete Rugolo, bandleader/arranger (Fugitive)
1916 - Daniel Devoto, composer
1918 - Anwar el-Sadat, Egyptian Pres (1970-81, Nobel 1978)
1918 - Eddie Safranski, Pitts Pa, orchestra leader (Jonathan Winters Show)
1918 - Ahmed Ben Bella, Maghnia, Algeria, politician, first President of Algeria, (d. 2012)
1919 - Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
1919 - Paul David, French Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
1919 - Noele Gordon, English actress (d. 1985)
1919 - Noele Gordon, East Ham London, British actress (Crossroads)
1920 - Artur Agostinho, Lisbon Port, actor (Capas Negras, Leao da Estrela)
1920 - Henry Charnock, oceanographer
1921 - Zaib-un-Nissa Hamidullah, Pakistani journalist (d. 2000)
1922 - Kitty Kallen, Phila Pa, singer (Judge For Yourself)
1923 - Louis Lane, Eagle Pass Texas, conductor (Oere Orch 1968-73)
1924 - Rod Serling, Syracuse NY, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery)
1925 - Christmas F Tinto, South African ANC'er/UDF-leader
1925 - Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1956)
1925 - Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born author (d. 1998)
1926 - Enrique Jorrín, Cuban composer and musician (d. 1987)
1927 - Nellie Fox, White Sox infielder (AL MVP 1959), (d. 1975)
1928 - Earl Brown, Salt Lake City Ut, actor (Stovall-Operation Petticoat)
1929 - Billy Horton, rocker (The Silhouettes-Get a Job)
1929 - Chris Kenner, rocker
1929 - Irish McCalla, Pawnee City Neb, actress (Sheena Queen of Jungle)
1929 - Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter
1930 - Emmanuel Agassi, Iranian boxer and father of Andre Agassi
1930 - Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (d.1986)
1931 - Carlos Castaneda, US, writer/mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within)
1931 - Uzo Egonu, painter/print maker
1932 - Jose Maria Capricorne, Curacaos graphically designer/painter
1932 - Peter John Swales, football club chairman
1934 - Bob Martinez, (Gov-Fl)
1934 - Giancarlo Baghetti, racing driver/journalist
1934 - John Ashley, KC Mo, actor (Clipper-Straightaway)
1934 - McKinley Mitchell, US gospel/singer (The Town I Live In)
1935 - Gunter Friedrichs, composer
1935 - Al Jackson, baseball player
1936 - Alexandra HEOC, English princess/daughter of Sir Angus Ogilvy
1936 - Ismail Merchant, Bombay India, producer (Householder)
1937 - O'Kelly Isley, Cincinnati Ohio, singer (Isley Brothers-Twist & Shout)
1938 - David Borden, composer
1938 - Wibo van de Linde, Dutch TV host/director (Avro)
1938 - Duane Armstrong, American painter
1939 - Bob James, rocker
1939 - Christopher Wates, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
1940 - Frans Moor, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1940 - Peter Brown, Chicago Il, rocker
1941 - Don Pullen, pianist/composer
1941 - Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author
1941 - Ronald Perera, composer
1942 - Francoise Durr, France, tennis player (1976 US indoor Doubles)
1942 - Mani Kaul, director (Idiot, Nazar, Dhrupad, Duvidha)
1943 - Hanna Schygulla, Katowice Silesia, actress (Love is Colder than Death)
1943 - Hedley Howarth, cricketer (brother of Geoff, NZ lefty spinner 1969-77)
1943 - Ravish Malhotra, India cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11 backup)
1943 - Trevor Lucas, rocker (Fairport Convention)
1943 - Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Brazilian racing driver
1944 - Henry Vestine, rock guitarist (Canned Heat-On the Road Again)
1944 - Rick Berman, [Richard], producer (Star Trek Generations)
1944 - Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], Seaforth Lancashire, British DJ and TV personality (Kenny Everett Show)
1944 - Jairzinho, Brazilian footballer
1945 - Gary Sandy, Dayton Ohio, actor (Andy-WKRP in Cincinnati)
1945 - Ken "The Snake" Stabler, NFL quarterback (Oak Raiders, Super Bowl XI)
1945 - Noel Redding, rocker (The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Purple Haze)
1945 - Steve Mancha, [Clyde Wilson], US singer/songwriter (Too Many Cooks)
1945 - Mike Pringle, Scottish politician
1946 - Jimmy Buffet, Mobile Alabama, vocalist (Margaritaville)
1946 - Larry Csonka, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins, NY Giants)
1946 - Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
1947 - Connie Petracek, Chambersburg PA, pistol shooter (Olympics 92, 96)
1948 - Barbara Mandrell, Houston Texas, singer/TV host (Mandrell Sisters)
1948 - Merry Clayton, rocker
1948 - Alia al Hussein, of Jordan (d. 1977)
1949 - Dan Pastorini, NFL QB (Raiders) [or May 26]
1949 - Sissy Spacek, Quitman Tx (Carrie, Badlands, Coal Miner's Daughter)
1949 - Simone Bittencourt de Oliveira, Singer and icon of the Brazilian music
1949 - Joe Louis Walker, American musician
1950 - Barry Pearson, NFLer
1950 - Manny Trillo, baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies)
1950 - Karl Rove, former American presidential advisor
1951 - Ria Thielsch, Dutch singer (Luv)

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