This Day in History

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Day History: March-25

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Famous Birthdays


1252- Conradin -German son of Conrad IV of Germany (d. 1268)

1259- Andronikos II Palaiologos -Byzantine emperor (d. 1332)

1297- Andronikos III Palaiologos -Byzantine emperor (d. 1341)

1297- Arnošt of Pardubice -Polish archbishop (d. 1364)

1345- Blanche of Lancaster -(d. 1369)

1347- Catherine of Siena -Italian philosopher, theologian, and saint (d. 1380)

1479- Vasili III of Russia -(d. 1533)

1539- Christopher Clavius -German mathematician and astronomer (d. 1612)

1541- Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany -(d. 1587)

1593- Jean de Brébeuf -French-Canadian missionary and saint (d. 1649)

1643- Louis Moréri -French priest (d. 1680)

1661- Paul de Rapin -French historian (d. 1725)

1699- Johann Adolph Hasse -German singer-songwriter (d. 1783)

1767- Joachim Murat -French admiral (d. 1815)

1782- Caroline Bonaparte -French daughter of Carlo Buonaparte (d. 1839)

1800- Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen -German geologist (d. 1889)

1808- José de Espronceda -Spanish poet (d. 1842)

1824- Clinton L. Merriam -American politician (d. 1900)

1840- Myles Keogh -Irish-American captain (d. 1876)

1863- Simon Flexner -American physician and educator (d. 1946)

1867- Gutzon Borglum -American sculptor, designed Mount Rushmore (d. 1941)

1867- Arturo Toscanini -Italian conductor (d. 1957)

1868- Bill Lockwood (cricketer)|Bill Lockwood -English cricketer (d. 1932)

1871- Louis Perrée -French fencer (d. 1924)

1872- Horatio Nelson Jackson -American race car driver and physician (d. 1955)

1873- Rudolf Rocker -German-American author and activist (d. 1958)

1876- Irving Baxter -American jumper and pole vaulter (d. 1957)

1877- Walter Little (politician)|Walter Little -Canadian politician (d. 1961)

1879- Amedee Reyburn -American swimmer and water polo player (d. 1920)

1881- Béla Bartók -Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1945)

1881- Mary Webb -English author (d. 1927)

1884- Georges Imbert -French chemist (d. 1950)

1892- Andy Clyde -Scottish-American actor (d. 1967)

1893- Johannes Villemson -Estonian runner (d. 1971)

1895- Siegfried Handloser -German physician (d. 1954)

1897- John Laurie -Scottish actor (d. 1980)

1898- Marcelle Narbonne -French super-centenarian (d. 2012)

1899- K. S. Arulnandhy -Sri Lankan academic (d. 1972)

1899- Burt Munro -New Zealand motorcycle racer (d. 1978)

1899- François Rozet -French-Canadian actor (d. 1994)

1901- Ed Begley -American actor (d. 1970)

1903- Frankie Carle -American pianist and bandleader (d. 2001)

1903- Nahum Norbert Glatzer -Ukrainian-American theologian and scholar (d. 1990)

1905- Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim -German colonel (d. 1944)

1906- Jean Sablon -French singer and actor (d. 1994)

1906- A. J. P. Taylor -English historian and academic (d. 1990)

1908- Helmut Käutner -German actor and director (d. 1980)

1908- David Lean -English director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1991)

1910- Magda Olivero -Italian soprano (d. 2014)

1910- Benzion Netanyahu -Polish-Israeli historian and educator (d. 2012)

1911- Jack Ruby -American murderer (d. 1967)

1912- Melita Norwood -English civil servant and spy (d. 2005)

1912- Jean Vilar -French actor and director (d. 1971)

1913- Reo Stakis -Cypriot-Scottish businessman, founded Stakis Hotels (d. 2001)

1914- Norman Borlaug -American agronomist and humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)

1916- S. M. Pandit -Indian painter (d. 1993)

1916- Jean Rogers -American actress (d. 1991)

1918- Howard Cosell -American journalist (d. 1995)

1920- Paul Scott (novelist)|Paul Scott -English author, poet, and playwright (d. 1978)

1920- Patrick Troughton -English actor (d. 1987)

1920- Arthur Wint -Jamaican runner (d. 1992)

1921- Nancy Kelly -American actress (d. 1995)

1921- Alexandra of Yugoslavia -(d. 1993)

1921- Simone Signoret -German-French actress (d. 1985)

1922- Eileen Ford -American businesswoman, co-founded Ford Models (d. 2014)

1923- Bonnie Guitar -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1923- Wim van Est -Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)

1924- Roberts Blossom -American actor (d. 2011)

1924- Machiko Kyō -Japanese actress

1925- Flannery O'Connor -American author (d. 1964)

1925- Anthony Quinton, Baron Quinton -English physician and philosopher (d. 2010)

1926- Riz Ortolani -Italian composer and conductor (d. 2014)

1926- László Papp -Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)

1926- Jaime Sabines -Mexican poet (d. 1999)

1926- Gene Shalit -American journalist and critic

1927- P. Shanmugam -Indian politician, 13th List of Chief Ministers of Puducherry|Chief Minister of Puducherry (d. 2013)

1928- Jim Lovell -American captain, pilot, and astronaut

1929- Cecil Taylor -American pianist and composer

1930- David Burge -American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 2013)

1930- Carlo Mauri -Italian mountaineer (d. 1982)

1930- Rudy Minarcin -American baseball player and coach (d. 2013)

1931- Humphrey Burton -English television and radio host

1931- Paul Motian -American drummer and composer (d. 2011)

1931- Tom Wilson (record producer)|Tom Wilson -American record producer (d. 1978)

1932- Penelope Gilliatt -English author, screenwriter, and critic (d. 1993)

1932- Wes Santee -American runner (d. 2010)

1934- Johnny Burnette -American singer-songwriter (The Rock and Roll Trio) (d. 1964)

1934- Bernard King (television)|Bernard King -Australian actor and chef (d. 2002)

1934- Karlheinz Schreiber -German-Canadian businessman

1934- Gloria Steinem -American journalist and activist, co-founded the Women's Media Center

1935- Gabriel Elorde -Filipino boxer (d. 1985)

1937- Tom Monaghan -American businessman, founded Domino's Pizza

1938- Hoyt Axton -American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 1999)

1938- Fritz d'Orey -Brazilian race car driver

1938- Daniel Buren -French sculptor and painter

1939- Toni Cade Bambara -American author, academic, and activist (d. 1995)

1939- D. C. Fontana -American screenwriter and producer

1940- Anita Bryant -American model and singer

1941- Gudmund Hernes -Norwegian politician

1942- Aretha Franklin -American singer-songwriter and pianist

1942- Richard O'Brien -English actor and screenwriter

1942- Kim Woodburn -English television host

1943- William H. Ginsburg -American lawyer (d. 2013)

1943- Paul Michael Glaser -American actor and director

1946- Cliff Balsom -English footballer

1946- Daniel Bensaïd -French philosopher (d. 2010)

1946- Stephen Hunter -American author and critic

1946- Maurice Krafft -French vulcanologist (d. 1991)

1946- Gerard John Schaefer -American serial killer (d. 1995)

1947- Richard Cork -English historian and critic

1947- Elton John -English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor

1948- Bonnie Bedelia -American actress

1948- Farooq Sheikh -Indian actor (d. 2013)

1949- Ronnie Flanagan -Irish police officer

1950- Chuck Greenberg (musician)|Chuck Greenberg -American saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (Shadowfax (band)|Shadowfax) (d. 1995)

1951- Jumbo Tsuruta -Japanese wrestler (d. 2000)

1951- Maizie Williams -Caribbean-English singer (Boney M.)

1952- Jung Chang -Chinese-English author and academic

1952- Stephen Dorrell -English politician, Secretary of State for Health

1952- Antanas Mockus -Colombian mathematician, philosopher, and politician, Mayor of Bogotá

1952- Peter Vallentyne -American philosopher

1953- Robert Fox (producer)|Robert Fox -English film producer

1953- Vesna Pusić -Croatian politician

1954- Elli Stai -Greek journalist and talk show host

1954- Thom Loverro -American journalist

1954- Tim White (wrestling)|Tim White -American wrestling referee and producer

1955- Daniel Boulud -French chef and author

1955- Lee Mazzilli -American baseball player, coach, and manager

1956- Matthew Garber -English actor (d. 1977)

1957- Jonathan Michie -English economist

1957- Jim Uhls -American screenwriter and producer

1958- Susie Bright -American author

1958- Sisy Chen -Taiwanese journalist and politician

1958- John Ensign -American politician

1958- James McDaniel -American actor and director

1958- Margaret Ritchie (politician)|Margaret Ritchie -Irish politician

1958- Ray Tanner -American baseball player and coach

1958- Åsa Torstensson -Swedish politician

1960- Idy Chan -Hong Kong actress

1960- Haywood Nelson -American actor

1960- Steve Norman -English saxophonist, songwriter, and producer (Spandau Ballet)

1960- Peter O'Brien (actor)|Peter O'Brien -Australian actor

1960- Brenda Strong -American actress

1961- Mark Brooks (golfer)|Mark Brooks -American golfer

1961- Fred Goss -American actor, director, and producer

1961- Linda Sue Park -American author

1962- Marcia Cross -American actress

1962- David Nuttall -English politician

1963- Karen Bruce -English dancer and choreographer

1964- Kate DiCamillo -American author

1963- Velle Kadalipp -Estonian architect

1964- Lisa Gay Hamilton -American actress and director

1964- René Meulensteen -Dutch footballer and coach

1964- Alex Solis -Panamanian-American jockey

1964- Ken Wregget -Canadian ice hockey player

1965- Avery Johnson -American basketball player and coach

1965- Stefka Kostadinova -Bulgarian high jumper

1965- Sarah Jessica Parker -American actress, singer, and producer

1966- Frank Ferrer -American musician (Guns and Roses)

1966- Tom Glavine -American baseball player

1966- Humberto González -Mexican boxer

1966- Jeff Healey -Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Jeff Healey Band) (d. 2008)

1966- Tatjana Patitz -German model and actress

1966- Chana Porpaoin -Thai boxer

1966- Anton Rogan -Irish footballer

1967- Matthew Barney -American sculptor and photographer

1967- Debi Thomas -American figure skater

1967- Doug Stanhope -American comedian and actor

1969- George Chlitsios -Greek conductor and composer

1969- Dale Davis (basketball)|Dale Davis -American basketball player

1969- Cathy Dennis -English singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1969- Jeffrey Walker -English singer-songwriter and bass player (Carcass (band)|Carcass, Blackstar (band)|Blackstar, and Electro Hippies)

1970- Kari Matchett -Canadian actress

1970- Teri Moïse -American singer (d. 2013)

1971- Stacy Dragila -American pole vaulter

1971- Cammi Granato -American ice hockey player

1971- Sheryl Swoopes -American basketball player

1972- Giniel de Villiers -South African race car driver

1972- Phil O'Donnell (footballer)|Phil O'Donnell -Scottish footballer (d. 2007)

1973- Anthony Barness -English footballer

1973- Michaela Dorfmeister -Austrian skier

1973- Anders Fridén -Swedish singer-songwriter and producer (In Flames, Passenger (Swedish band)|Passenger, Dark Tranquillity, and Ceremonial Oath)

1973- Bob Sura -American basketball player

1974- Lark Voorhies -American actress and singer

1975- Ladislav Benýšek -Czech ice hockey player

1975- Melanie Blatt -English singer-songwriter and actress (All Saints (band)|All Saints)

1976- Francie Bellew -Irish footballer

1976- Lars Figura -German sprinter

1976- Baek Ji-young -South Korean singer

1976- Wladimir Klitschko -Ukrainian boxer

1976- Gigi Leung -Hong Kong singer and actress

1976- Cha Tae-hyun -South Korean actor and singer

1976- Rima Wakarua -New Zealand-Italian rugby player

1976- Erika Heynatz -Australian model, actress, singer and television personality

1977- Natalie Clein -English cellist

1977- Andrew Lindsay -Scottish rower

1978- Gennaro Delvecchio -Italian footballer

1978- Teanna Kai -Filipino-American porn actress

1979- Lee Pace -American actor

1979- Natasha Yi -American model and actress

1980- Carrie Lam (actress)|Carrie Lam -Hong Kong actress

1982- Sean Faris -American actor and producer

1982- Danica Patrick -American race car driver

1982- Álvaro Saborío -Costa Rican footballer

1982- Jenny Slate -American actress and author

1983- Tommy Johnagin -American stand-up comedian

1984- Katharine McPhee -American singer-songwriter and actress

1984- Liam Messam -New Zealand rugby player

1985- Carmen Rasmusen -Canadian-American singer-songwriter and actress

1985- Diana Rennik -Estonian figure skater

1986- Marco Belinelli -Italian basketball player

1986- Megan Gibson -American softball player

1986- Kyle Lowry -American basketball player

1987- Jacob Bagersted -Danish handball player

1987- Jason Castro (singer)|Jason Castro -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1987- Victor Obinna -Nigerian footballer

1987- Nobunari Oda -Japanese figure skater

1988- Erik Knudsen -Canadian actor

1988- Ryan Lewis -American DJ and producer (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)

1988- Edd Gould -British animator (d. 2012)

1988- Big Sean -American rapper

1988- Arthur Zeiler -German rugby player

1989- Aly Michalka -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (78violet)

1989- Scott Sinclair -English footballer

1990- Mehmet Ekici -Turkish footballer

1990- Alexander Esswein -German footballer

1991- Seychelle Gabriel -American actress

1991- Samia Yusuf Omar -Somalian sprinter (d. 2012)

1993- Sam Johnstone -English footballer