Famous Birthdays on 25th February

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1398 - Xuande, Emperor of China (d. 1435)
1591 - Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)
1635 - Walraad, the Elder, Dutch fieldmarshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen
1643 - Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95)
1663 - Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
1680 - Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer
1682 - Giovanni Battista Morgagni, Italian anatomist (d. 1771)
1692 - Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)
1707 - Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)
1714 - Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet, British admiral (d. 1782)
1714 - René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (d. 1792)
1725 - Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
1727 - Armand-Louis Couperin, French composer and organist (Notre Dame)
1731 - Simon Stijl, Frisian physician/writer
1732 - Robert Hudson, composer
1735 - Ernst William Wolf, composer
1752 - John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)
1778 - Jose de San Martin, Yapeyú Corrientes, Argentine General, liberated Argentina, Chile and Peru from Spanish rule
1788 - Mateo Ferrer, composer
Revolutionary Leader Jose de San MartinRevolutionary Leader Jose de San Martin (1778) 1794 - Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam
1807 - George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), died in 1876
1808 - James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1809 - George Washington Cullom, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
1811 - Carl Schuberth, composer
1814 - Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]
1815 - Robert Hall Chilton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1832 - Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
1833 - Clement Anselm Evans, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1833 - Julie Verstraete-Lacquet, Flemish actress
1840 - Alexis Hollander, composer
1840 - Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Climax of Theories)
1841 - Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor
1842 - Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
1847 - John Watson, Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism)
Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste RenoirPainter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841) 1855 - George Bonnor, cricketer (big-hitting Aussie batter 1880-1888)
1855 - Cesário Verde, Portuguese poet (d. 1886)
1856 - Charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1876]
1860 - Menso Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/water colors painter
1860 - William James Ashley, English economic-historian
1866 - Benedetto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
1868 - Anthony J Block, Dutch lawyer (strafproces)
1871 - Oliver Samuel Campbell, tennis champ (US Open-1890)
1873 - Enrico Caruso, Naples Italy, operatic tenor (Faust)
1876 - Charles Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1856]
1877 - Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
1879 - Otakar Ostrcil, composer
1881 - William Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)
1882 - Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
1883 - Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone (d. 1981)
1885 - Sylvia Brett, Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak (d. 1971)
1887 - Leonard Carey, England, actor (Laughter)
1888 - John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59)
1889 - Homer S. Ferguson, United States Senator (d. 1982)
1890 - Myra Hess, London England, concert pianist
1894 - Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
1894 - Howard Wendell, Poland, actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
1894 - Meher Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1969)
1895 - DeBenneville "Bert" Bell, PA, NFL owner/commissioner/HOF (Eagles)
1895 - Henri Martelli, composer
1896 - John J McClellan, (Sen-D-Ark)
1898 - William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
1899 - Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
1900 - Jed Harris, producer/director (Billy Rose Show, Operation Mad Ball)
1901 - Federico Ghisi, composer
1901 - [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, NYC, comedian/actor (Marx Brothers)
1902 - Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
1902 - Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
1903 - King Clancy, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
1904 - Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)
1906 - Boris Papandopulo, composer
1906 - Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
1906 - Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
1906 - Warren Hymer, NYC, actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob)
1907 - Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
1907 - Shimen Rushkin, Poland, actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time)
1908 - Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
1909 - Edgar Pangborn, US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
1909 - John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather, writer
1910 - Millicent Fenwick, NYC, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury)
1912 - Richard Wattis, England, actor (Hobson's Choice, Prince & Showgirl)
1912 - Brenda Joyce, American actress
1913 - Gert Froebe, Saxony Germany, actor (Goldfinger)
1913 - Jim Backus, Cleve, actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan Is)
1914 - John Arlott, cricketer (the doyen of cricket commentators & writers)
1916 - Ian Wallace, British CEO
1916 - Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
1916 - Reinhard Bendix, German sociologist (d. 1991)
1917 - Alex Gordon, architect
Novelist Anthony BurgessNovelist Anthony Burgess (1917) 1917 - Anthony Burgess, essayist/novelist (Clockwork Orange)
1917 - Asta E R Elstak, Suriname/Dutch social worker
1918 - Henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
1918 - Robert Lorimer "Bobby" Riggs, US tennis star (US Open 1939, 41)
1918 - Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
1918 - Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)
1919 - F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
1919 - Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
1919 - Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
1920 - Antony Duff, diplomat
1920 - Hayes Gordon, Boston MA, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room)
1920 - Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)
1921 - Andy Pafko, Boyceville, Wisconsin, MLB player (Chicago Cubs), (d. 2013)
1922 - Matti Rautio, composer
1923 - Roger Parker, Lord Justice of Appeal
1924 - Peg Ridge, peace campaigner
1925 - Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
1926 - Harvey McGregor, QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
1927 - Dick Jones, Snyder Texas, actor (Buffalo Bill Jr)
1927 - Jacques Monod, composer
1927 - Jane Nigh, Hollywood California, actress (Lorelei-Big Town)
1927 - Ralph Stanley, country singer
1928 - Keith Williamson, British RAF marshal
1928 - Larry Gelbart, writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, M*A*S*H)
1928 - Richard Stern, US writer
1929 - Christopher George, Royal Oak Minn, actor (Rat Patrol, Immortal)
1929 - Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, Brit church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
1929 - Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
1930 - Erica Pedretti, writer
1931 - Edward Kellett-Bowman, British MEP
1931 - J R Stephenson, Lt-col/secretary (MCC)
1932 - Faron Young, country singer/actor (Hidden Guns, Daniel Boone)
1932 - Laurence New, Major-General
1932 - Martin William Karlins, composer
1932 - Tony Brooks, English race car driver
1934 - Nicholas Edwards, Baron Crickhowell, British Conservative Party politician
1934 - Michael Wheeler-Booth, Clerk of the Parliaments
1934 - Robert Neame, brewer
1934 - Bernard Bresslaw, English actor (d. 1993)
1936 - Jonnie Nicely, playmate (Aug, 1956)
1936 - Norman Orville Scribner, composer
1937 - Basia Johnson, maid (inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune)
1937 - Bob Schieffer, Austin Tx, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1937 - Tom Courtenay, England, actor (Dresser, Dr Zhivago, To Catch a Spy)
1938 - Diane Baker, Hollywood California, actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Marnie)
1938 - Farokh Engineer, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1961-75)
1938 - Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
1938 - Viktor Kosichkin, Rybnoye, Russia, Speed Skater (Olympic Gold 1960), (d. 2012)
1939 - A C F Verity, master (Dulwich College)
1939 - Marisa Mell, Graz Austria, actress (Masquerade, Casanova '70)
1940 - Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
1940 - George Paul, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
1940 - Hector MacKenzie, trade unionist
1940 - Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
1940 - Ron Santo, shortstop (Cubs, 1st baseball player to veto his trade)
1941 - David Puttnam, London, film producer/CEO (Columbia Pictures)
1941 - Ramon Pagayon Santos, composer
1941 - Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)
1941 - Susan Browning, Baldwin NY, actress (Pat-Mary Hartman)
1943 - George Harrison, rocker (Beatle/Travelling Willberries-My Sweet Lord)
1943 - Maryann Amacher, composer
TV Talk Show Host Sally Jessy RaphaelTV Talk Show Host Sally Jessy Raphael (1943) 1943 - Sally Jessy Raphael, Easton, Pennsylvania, American TV talk show host (Sally)
1943 - Wilson da Silva Piazza, Brazilian footballer
1944 - Karen Grassle, Berkeley, California, American actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie)
1944 - Kristina Holland, Fayetteville NC, (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1945 - Elkie Brooks, Manchester England, rocker (Pearl's a Singer)
1945 - Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
1946 - F Xaver Kroetz, writer
1946 - Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
1947 - Eddie Thomson, Australian soccer coach (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
1947 - Lee Evans, Madera, California, American 400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1968)
1947 - Lewis Moonie, British MP
1948 - G B Warren, British biochemist
1948 - Danny Denzongpa, Indian actor
1948 - Aldo Busi, Italian writer
1949 - Lord Sempill
1949 - Ric Flair, Memphis, Tennessee, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
1950 - Anthony Lloyd, British MP
1950 - Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
1950 - Neil Jordan, director (Crying Game)
1950 - Néstor Kirchner, President of Argentina
1950 - Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (d. 2006)
1951 - Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
1951 - James Brown, American sportscaster
1951 - César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
1952 - James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
1952 - Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
1952 - Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
1952 - Inger Segelström, Swedish politician
1953 - Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
1953 - José María Aznar, former Prime Minister of Spain
1953 - Kim Yeong-cheol, South Korean actor
1954 - Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)
1954 - John Doe, American musician
1955 - Leann Hunley, actress (Dane Carrington-Dynasty, Dawson's Creek)
1956 - Davie Cooper, soccer star
1957 - Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor
1957 - Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scot, guitarist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
1958 - Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like
1959 - Mike Peters, rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime)
1959 - Carl Marotte, Canadian actor
1960 - Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie bat, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
1961 - Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
1961 - Todd Blackledge, American football player
1962 - Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic-gold-1980)
1962 - Cammy Ciarelli, Iowa City, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995)
1962 - Foster Emerson Sylvers, rocker
1963 - Alison Roberts, fashion designer
1963 - Paul O'Neill, Columbus OH, right fielder (Cin Reds, NY Yankees)
1963 - Tom McHale, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
1964 - Don Majkowski, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)
1964 - Steve Nevius, film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus)

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