This Day in History

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Day History: April-25

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Famous Birthdays


1214- Louis IX of France -(d. 1270)

1228- Conrad IV of Germany -(d. 1254)

1284- Edward II of England -(d. 1327)

1287- Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March -English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1330)

1502- Georg Major -German theologian and academic (d. 1574)

1599- Oliver Cromwell -English general and politician (d. 1658)

1608- Gaston, Duke of Orléans -(d. 1660)

1621- Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery -English soldier and politician (d. 1679)

1666- Johann Heinrich Buttstett -German organist and composer (d. 1727)

1694- Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington -English architect and politician, Lord High Treasurer of Ireland (d. 1753)

1710- James Ferguson (Scottish astronomer)|James Ferguson -Scottish astronomer (d. 1776)

1723- Giovanni Marco Rutini -Italian composer (d. 1797)

1725- Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel -English admiral and politician (d. 1786)

1767- Nicolas Oudinot -French general (d. 1847)

1770- Georg Sverdrup -Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)

1775- Carlota Joaquina of Spain -(d. 1830)

1776- Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh -(d. 1857)

1843- Princess Alice of the United Kingdom -(d. 1878)

1849- Felix Klein -German mathematician (d. 1925)

1850- Luise Adolpha Le Beau -German composer (d. 1927)

1851- Leopoldo Alas -Spanish author (d. 1901)

1862- Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon -English politician, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (d. 1933)

1868- John Moisant -American pilot and engineer (d. 1910)

1871- Lorne Currie -French-English sailor (d. 1926)

1873- Walter de la Mare -English poet and author (d. 1956)

1874- Guglielmo Marconi -Italian businessman and inventor, developed Marconi's law, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)

1874- Ernest Webb -English race walker (d. 1937)

1876- Jacob Nicol -Canadian publisher, lawyer, and politician (d. 1958)

1878- William Merz -American gymnast (d. 1946)

1892- Maud Hart Lovelace -American author (d. 1980)

1897- Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood -(d. 1965)

1898- Fred Haney -American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1977)

1900- Gladwyn Jebb -English politician and diplomat, Secretary-General of the United Nations (d. 1996)

1900- Wolfgang Pauli -Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1902- Werner Heyde -German psychiatrist and academic (d. 1964)

1902- Mary Miles Minter -American actress (d. 1984)

1903- Andrey Kolmogorov -Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1987)

1905- George Nepia -New Zealand rugby player and referee (d. 1986)

1906- William J. Brennan, Jr. -American colonel and jurist (d. 1997)

1908- Edward R. Murrow -American journalist (d. 1965)

1909- William Pereira -American architect, designed the Transamerica Pyramid (d. 1985)

1911- Connie Marrero -Cuban baseball player and coach (d. 2014)

1912- Earl Bostic -American saxophonist (d. 1965)

1913- Nikolaos Roussen -Greek captain (d. 1944)

1913- Kenneth Lee Spencer -American opera singer and actor (d. 1964)

1914- Ross Lockridge, Jr. -American author (d. 1948)

1915- Mort Weisinger -American journalist (d. 1978)

1917- Ella Fitzgerald -American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1996)

1918- Gérard de Vaucouleurs -French-American astronomer and academic (d. 1995)

1918- Astrid Varnay -Swedish soprano (d. 2006)

1919- Finn Helgesen -Norwegian speed skater (d. 2011)

1920- Jean Carmet -French actor (d. 1994)

1920- Robert Q. Lewis -American game show host and actor (d. 1991)

1921- Karel Appel -Dutch painter and sculptor (d. 2006)

1923- Francis Graham-Smith -English astronomer

1923- Melissa Hayden (dancer)|Melissa Hayden -Canadian-American ballerina (d. 2006)

1923- Albert King -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1992)

1924- Franco Mannino -Italian pianist, composer, director, and playwright (d. 2005)

1924- Paulo Vanzolini -Brazilian singer-songwriter and zoologist (d. 2013)

1925- Tony Christopher, Baron Christopher -English union leader and businessman

1925- Sammy Drechsel -German comedian and journalist (d. 1986)

1925- Kay E. Kuter -American actor (d. 2003)

1925- Louis O'Neill (politician)|Louis O'Neil -Canadian educator and politician

1926- Johnny Craig -American illustrator (d. 2001)

1926- Gertrude Fröhlich-Sandner -Austrian politician (d. 2008)

1927- Corín Tellado -Spanish author (d. 2009)

1927- Albert Uderzo -French author and illustrator

1928- Vassar Clements -American fiddler (Old and in the Way) (d. 2005)

1928- Cy Twombly -American-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 2011)

1929- Yvette Williams -New Zealand long jumper

1930- Paul Mazursky -American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)

1930- Godfrey Milton-Thompson -English admiral and surgeon (d. 2012)

1930- Peter Schulz -German politician, List of mayors of Hamburg|Mayor of Hamburg (d. 2013)

1931- Felix Berezin -Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1980)

1931- James Fenton (Ulster Scots poet)|James Fenton -Irish linguist and poet

1931- David Shepherd (artist)|David Shepherd -English painter

1932- Meadowlark Lemon -American basketball player and actor

1932- Lia Manoliu -Romanian discus thrower (d. 1998)

1932- William Roache -English actor

1933- Jerry Leiber -American songwriter and producer (d. 2011)

1933- Joyce Ricketts -American baseball player (d. 1992)

1934- Peter McParland -Irish footballer and manager

1934- Denny Miller -American actor (d. 2014)

1935- Bob Gutowski -American pole vaulter (d. 1960)

1935- Reinier Kreijermaat -Dutch footballer

1936- Henck Arron -Surinamese politician, 1st List of Prime Ministers of Suriname|Prime Ministers of the Republic of Suriname (d. 2000)

1938- Roger Boisjoly -American engineer (d. 2012)

1938- Ton Schulten -Dutch painter

1939- Tarcisio Burgnich -Italian footballer and manager

1939- Ted Kooser -American poet

1939- Richard Lapthorne -English businessman

1939- Michael Llewellyn-Smith -English academic and diplomat

1939- Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky -Chinese-English historian and academic

1939- Veronica Sutherland -English academic and diplomat

1940- Jochen Borchert -German politician

1940- Al Pacino -American actor and director

1941- Princess Muna al-Hussein -of Jordan

1941- Bertrand Tavernier -French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1942- Mr. Hito -Japanese wrestler (d. 2010)

1942- Jon Kyl -American lawyer and politician

1943- Tony Christie -English singer-songwriter and actor

1943- Alan Feduccia -American ornithologist and academic

1944- Len Goodman -English dancer

1944- Stephen Nickell -English economist and academic

1945- Stu Cook -American bass player, songwriter, and producer (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Southern Pacific (band)|Southern Pacific, Don Harrison Band, and Creedence Clearwater Revisited)

1945- Richard C. Hoagland -American theorist and author

1945- Björn Ulvaeus -Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (ABBA and Hootenanny Singers)

1946- Talia Shire -American actress

1946- Peter Sutherland -Irish lawyer and politician, Attorney General of Ireland

1946- Vladimir Zhirinovsky -Russian colonel, lawyer, and politician

1947- Johan Cruyff -Dutch footballer and manager

1947- Jeffrey DeMunn -American actor

1948- Mike Selvey -English cricketer and sportscaster

1948- Yu Shyi-kun -Taiwanese politician, 39th Premier of the Republic of China

1949- Michael Brown (rock musician)|Michael Brown -American keyboard player and songwriter (The Left Banke and Stories (band)|Stories)

1949- James Fenton -English poet and critic

1949- Vicente Pernía -Argentinian footballer and race car driver

1949- Dominique Strauss-Kahn -French economist, lawyer, and politician

1950- Donnell Deeny -Irish judge

1950- Steve Ferrone -English drummer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Average White Band)

1950- Peter Jurasik -American actor

1950- Apollo Quiboloy -Filipino religious leader

1951- Ian McCartney -Scottish politician, Minister of State for Trade

1952- Ketil Bjørnstad -Norwegian pianist and composer

1952- Vladislav Tretiak -Russian ice hockey player

1952- Jacques Santini -French footballer and coach

1953- Ron Clements -American animator, producer, and screenwriter

1953- Anthony Venables -British economist

1954- Melvin Burgess -English author

1954- Randy Cross -American football player and sportscaster

1954- Róisín Shortall -Irish politician

1955- Américo Gallego -Argentinian footballer and coach

1955- Parviz Parastui -Iranian actor and singer

1955- Zev Siegl -American businessman, co-founded Starbucks

1956- Dominique Blanc -French actress

1956- Jaroslava Schallerová -Czech actress

1956- Andres Sõber -Estonian basketball player and coach

1957- Eric Bristow -English darts player

1957- Theo de Rooij -Dutch cyclist and manager

1958- Fish (singer)|Fish -Scottish singer-songwriter and actor (Marillion)

1959- Clarissa Burt -American model and actress

1959- Paul Madden (diplomat)|Paul Madden -English diplomat, British High Commissioner to Australia

1959- Daniel Kash -Canadian actor and director

1959- Tony Phillips -American baseball player

1960- Robert Peston -English journalist

1960- Bruce Redman -Australian director, producer, and critic

1961- Dinesh D'Souza -Indian-American educator and author

1962- Foeke Booy -Dutch footballer and manager

1963- Joy Covey -American businesswoman (d. 2013)

1963- Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu -French actress

1963- David Moyes -Scottish footballer and manager

1963- Bernd Müller (footballer, born 1963)|Bernd Müller -German footballer and manager

1963- Paul Wassif -British guitar player

1964- Hank Azaria -American actor and director

1964- Andy Bell (singer)|Andy Bell -English singer-songwriter and DJ (Erasure)

1964- Fiona Bruce -Singaporean-English journalist

1965- Eric Avery -American bass player and songwriter (Jane's Addiction, Deconstruction (band)|Deconstruction, and Polar Bear (rock)|Polar Bear)

1965- Mark Bryant (basketball)|Mark Bryant -American basketball player

1965- Simon Fowler -English singer and guitarist (Ocean Colour Scene and Merrymouth (band)|Merrymouth)

1965- John Henson (puppeteer)|John Henson -American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2014)

1966- Man Arenas -Belgian-Spanish production designer and illustrator

1966- James Stacy Barbour -American actor and singer

1966- Diego Domínguez -Argentinian-Italian rugby player

1966- Femke Halsema -Dutch politician

1966- Darren Holmes (baseball)|Darren Holmes -American baseball player

1966- Erik Pappas -American baseball player and coach

1966- Rubén Sosa -Uruguayan footballer and coach

1967- Tim Davie -English broadcaster

1969- Joe Buck -American sportscaster

1969- Martin Koolhoven -Dutch director and screenwriter

1969- Gina Torres -American actress

1969- Darren Woodson -American football player and sportscaster

1969- Renée Zellweger -American actress and producer

1970- Jason Lee (actor)|Jason Lee -American skateboarder, actor, and producer

1970- Tomoko Kawakami -Japanese voice actress (d. 2011)

1970- Steve Tovar -American football player and coach

1970- Jason Wiles -American actor

1971- Sara Baras -Spanish dancer

1971- Brad Clontz -American baseball player

1972- Zaza Zazirov -Ukrainian wrestler

1973- Fredrik Larzon -Swedish drummer (Millencolin)

1974- Dean Phoenix -Mexican porn actor

1975- Emily Bergl -English-American actress

1975- Jacque Jones -American baseball player and coach

1976- Gilberto da Silva Melo -Brazilian footballer

1976- Tim Duncan -American basketball player

1976- Kim Jong-kook (singer)|Kim Jong-kook -South Korean singer (Turbo (South Korean band)|Turbo)

1976- Rainer Schüttler -German tennis player

1977- Constantinos Christoforou -Cypriot singer-songwriter (One (band)|One)

1977- Ilias Kotsios -Greek footballer

1977- Marguerite Moreau -American actress

1977- Paavo Siljamäki -Finnish DJ and producer (Above & Beyond (band)|Above & Beyond)

1977- Matthew West -American singer-songwriter and actor

1978- Letícia Birkheuer -Brazilian model and actress

1978- Duncan Kibet -Kenyan runner

1978- Matt Walker (swimmer)|Matt Walker -English swimmer

1980- Ben Johnston (Scottish musician)|Ben Johnston -Scottish drummer and songwriter (Biffy Clyro)

1980- James Johnston (Scottish musician)|James Johnston -Scottish bass player and songwriter (Biffy Clyro)

1980- Daniel MacPherson -Australian actor

1980- Bruce Martin (cricketer)|Bruce Martin -New Zealand cricketer

1980- Kazuhito Tadano -Japanese baseball player

1980- Alejandro Valverde -Spanish cyclist

1981- Dwone Hicks -American football player

1981- Felipe Massa -Brazilian race car driver

1981- John McFall (athlete)|John McFall -English-Welsh sprinter

1981- Anja Pärson -Swedish skier

1982- Brian Barton -American baseball player

1982- Monty Panesar -English cricketer

1982- Marco Russo -Italian footballer

1983- J. P. Howell -American baseball player

1983- Joanne Peh -Singaporean actress

1983- Johnathan Thurston -Australian rugby player

1983- DeAngelo Williams -American football player

1983- Nick Willis -New Zealand runner

1984- Robert Andino -American baseball player

1984- Antonio Cromartie -American football player

1984- Melonie Diaz -American actress

1984- Jen Johnson -American model and actress

1984- Isaac Kiprono Songok -Kenyan runner

1984- Andre' Woodson -American football player and coach

1985- Jadyn Maria -Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter

1985- Giedo van der Garde -Dutch race car driver

1986- John DeLuca -American actor

1986- Alexei Emelin -Russian ice hockey player

1986- Claudia Rath -German heptathlete

1987- Razak Boukari -Togolese footballer

1987- Jay Park -American-South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor(2PM and Art of Movement)

1987- Johann Smith -American soccer player

1987- Daniel Sharman -American Actor

1988- James Sheppard -Canadian ice hockey player

1988- Sara Paxton -American actress

1989- Victor Engström -Swedish Bandy player (d. 2013)

1989- Marie-Michèle Gagnon -Canadian skier

1989- Michael van Gerwen -Dutch darts player

1989- Gedhun Choekyi Nyima -Chinese 11th Panchen Lama

1990- Jean-Éric Vergne -French race car driver

1990- Taylor Walker (footballer)|Taylor Walker -Australian footballer

1993- Alex Bowman -American race car driver

1993- Raphaël Varane -French footballer

1996- Allisyn Ashley Arm -American actress