This Day in History

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Day History: September-25

Events HistoryFamous BirthdaysHistory of Deaths

Famous Birthdays

1358- Ashikaga Yoshimitsu -Japanese shogun (d. 1408)

1525- Steven Borough -English explorer and navigator (d. 1584)

1599- Francesco Borromini -Swiss-Italian architect, designed the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant'Agnese in Agone (d. 1667)

1644- Ole Rømer -Danish astronomer and instrument maker (d. 1710)

1663- Johann Nikolaus Hanff -German organist and composer (d. 1711)

1683- Jean-Philippe Rameau -French composer and theorist (d. 1764)

1694- Henry Pelham -English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1754)

1711- Qianlong Emperor -of China (d. 1799)

1738- Nicholas Van Dyke (governor)|Nicholas Van Dyke -American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (d. 1789)

1741- Wenzel Pichl -Czech violinist, composer, and director (d. 1805)

1744- Frederick William II of Prussia -(d. 1797)

1758- Josepha Barbara Auernhammer -Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1820)

1764- Fletcher Christian -English sailor (d. 1793)

1766- Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu -French general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1822)

1771- Nikolay Raevsky -Russian general and politician (d. 1829)

1773- Agostino Bassi -Italian entomologist and author (d. 1856)

1780- Jason Fairbanks -American murderer (d. 1801)

1782- Charles Maturin -Irish author and playwright (d. 1824)

1798- Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont -French geologist and engineer (d. 1874)

1816- Georg August Rudolph -German politician, 3rd Mayor of Marburg (d. 1893)

1825- William Pitt Ballinger -American lawyer and politician (d. 1888)

1825- Joachim Heer -Swiss politician, List of Presidents of the National Council of Switzerland|President of the National Council (d. 1879)

1839- Karl Alfred von Zittel -German palaeontologist and geologist (d. 1904)

1862- Léon Boëllmann -French organist and composer (d. 1897)

1862- Billy Hughes -English-Australian politician, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)

1866- Thomas Hunt Morgan -American biologist, geneticist, and embryologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)

1867- Yevgeny Miller -Russian general (d. 1938)

1879- Lope K. Santos -Filipino lawyer and politician (d. 1963)

1881- Lu Xun -Chinese author and critic (d. 1936)

1888- Hanna Ralph -German actress (d. 1978)

1889- Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff -Scottish author and translator (d. 1930)

1893- Harald Cramér -Swedish mathematician and statistician (d. 1985)

1896- Sandro Pertini -Italian journalist and politician, 7th President of Italy (d. 1990)

1897- William Faulkner -American author and poet, Nobel Prize in Literature|Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)

1898- Robert Brackman -Ukrainian-American painter and educator (d. 1980)

1899- Udumalai Narayana Kavi -Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1981)

1900- Artur Sirk -Estonian soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 1937)

1901- Robert Bresson -French director and screenwriter (d. 1999)

1901- Gordon Coventry -Australian footballer (d. 1968)

1903- Mark Rothko -Latvian-American painter and educator (d. 1970)

1906- Dmitri Shostakovich -Russian pianist and composer (d. 1975)

1908- Jacqueline Audry -French director and screenwriter (d. 1977)

1911- Eric Williams -Trinidadian historian and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)

1913- Maria Tănase -Romanian singer and actress (d. 1963)

1915- Ethel Rosenberg -American spy (d. 1953)

1916- Jessica Anderson -Australian author (d. 2010)

1916- Deendayal Upadhyaya -Indian economist, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1968)

1917- Phil Rizzuto -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)

1917- Johnny Sain -American baseball player and coach (d. 2006)

1920- Sergei Bondarchuk -Ukrainian-Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)

1920- Satish Dhawan -Indian engineer (d. 2002)

1921- Robert Muldoon -New Zealand sergeant, accountant, and politician, 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1992)

1922- Hammer DeRoburt -Nauruian educator and politician, 1st President of Nauru (d. 1992)

1923- Robert Laxalt -American author and academic (d. 2001)

1923- Sam Rivers -American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2011)

1924- Norman Ayrton -English actor and director

1924- Red Webb -American baseball player (d. 1996)

1925- Paul MacCready -American engineer, founded AeroVironment (d. 2007)

1925- Silvana Pampanini -Italian actress and director

1926- Jack Hyles -American pastor (d. 2001)

1926- Aldo Ray -American actor (d. 1991)

1927- Colin Davis -English conductor and educator (d. 2013)

1929- Ronnie Barker -English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)

1929- Delia Scala -Italian ballerina and actress (d. 2004)

1929- Barbara Walters -American journalist, producer, and author

1930- Elsa Aguirre -Mexican actress

1930- Nino Cerruti -Italian fashion designer, founded Cerruti

1930- Shel Silverstein -American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter (d. 1999)

1931- Manouchehr Atashi -Iranian journalist and poet (d. 2005)

1931- Bryan John Birch -English mathematician and scholar

1932- Glenn Gould -Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)

1932- Terry Medwin -Welsh footballer and manager

1932- Adolfo Suárez -Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Spain (d. 2014)

1933- Hubie Brown -American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster

1933- Erik Darling -American singer-songwriter (The Weavers and The Tarriers) (d. 2008)

1933- Brian Murphy (actor)|Brian Murphy -English actor and singer

1933- Josef Němec -Czech boxer (d. 2013)

1933- Ian Tyson -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Ian & Sylvia and Great Speckled Bird (band)|Great Speckled Bird)

1934- Jean Sorel -French actor

1936- Ken Forsse -American toy creator and author, created Teddy Ruxpin (d. 2014)

1936- Juliet Prowse -Indian-South African actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1996)

1936- Ileana Sararoiu -Romanian singer (d. 1979)

1936- Moussa Traoré -Malian general and politician 2nd President of Mali

1938- Ron Hill -English runner

1938- Jonathan Motzfeldt -Greenlandic politician, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (d. 2010)

1938- Enn Tarto -Estonian politician

1939- Leon Brittan -English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

1939- Feroz Khan -Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)

1939- David S. Mann -American lawyer and politician, List of mayors of Cincinnati|Mayor of Cincinnati

1940- Tim Severin -Indian-English explorer, historian, and author

1941- Vivien Stern, Baroness Stern -English academic and politician

1942- Oscar Bonavena -Argentinian boxer (d. 1976)

1942- Robert Miano -American actor and producer

1942- Henri Pescarolo -French race car driver

1943- Robert Gates -American lieutenant, academic, and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Defense

1943- John Locke (musician)|John Locke -American keyboard player (Spirit (band)|Spirit and Nazareth (band)|Nazareth) (d. 2006)

1943- Aram Saroyan -American author, poet, and playwright

1943- Josh Taylor -American actor

1943- Robert Walden -American actor, director, and screenwriter

1944- Michael Douglas -American actor and producer

1944- Doris Matsui -American politician

1944- Grayson Shillingford -Dominican cricketer (d. 2009)

1945- Kathleen Brown -American lawyer and politician, 29th California State Treasurer

1945- Carol Vadnais -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)

1945- Dee Dee Warwick -American singer (d. 2008)

1946- Felicity Kendal -English actress

1946- Bryan MacLean -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Love (band)|Love) (d. 1998)

1946- Janusz Majer -Polish mountaineer

1946- Jerry Penrod -American bass player (Iron Butterfly and Rhinoceros (band)|Rhinoceros)

1947- Giannos Kranidiotis -Greek politician and diplomat (d. 1999)

1947- Firmine Richard -French actress

1947- Cheryl Tiegs -American model and actress

1947- Cecil Womack -American singer-songwriter and producer (The Valentinos and Womack & Womack) (d. 2013)

1948- Mimi Kennedy -American actress

1948- Kathi McDonald -American singer (d. 2012)

1948- Vladimir Yevtushenkov -Russian businessman

1949- Pedro Almodóvar -Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter

1949- Jeff Borowiak -American tennis player

1950- Stanisław Szozda -Polish cyclist (d. 2013)

1951- Yardena Arazi -Israeli singer

1951- Billy Dee -American porn actor and director

1951- Burleigh Drummond -American drummer and songwriter (Ambrosia (band)|Ambrosia)

1951- Graeme Knowles -English bishop

1951- Mark Hamill -American actor, singer, and producer

1951- Bob McAdoo -American basketball player and coach

1952- Colin Friels -Scottish-Australian actor

1952- Jimmy Garvin -American wrestler and manager

1952- Bell Hooks -American author and activist

1952- Cherríe Moraga -American poet, playwright, and activist

1952- Tommy Norden -American actor

1952- Chris Pond -English politician

1952- Christopher Reeve -American actor, producer, and activist (d. 2004)

1952- Anson Williams -American actor, director, and producer

1953- Richard Harvey -English mandolin player, keyboard player, and composer (Gryphon (band)|Gryphon)

1954- Sakis Boulas -Greek singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2014)

1954- Sylvester Croom -American football player and coach

1954- Joep Lange -Dutch physician and academic (d. 2014)

1954- Juande Ramos -Spanish footballer and manager

1954- Tim Smit -Dutch-English gardener and businessman

1955- Ludo Coeck -Belgian footballer (d. 1985)

1955- Zucchero Fornaciari -Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist

1955- Amyr Klink -Brazilian sailor and explorer

1955- Luanne Rice -American author

1955- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge -German footballer and manager

1955- Steven Severin -English bass player, songwriter, and producer (Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Glove)

1956- W. Daniel Hillis -American computer scientist, engineer, and author, founded the Thinking Machines Corporation

1956- Jamie Hyneman -American special effects designer and television host, founded M5 Industries

1956- Winfried Stradt -German footballer

1956- Kim Thompson -American publisher (d. 2013)

1957- Michael Madsen -American actor and producer

1957- Vladimir Popovkin -Russian general (d. 2014)

1957- Ian Reddington -English actor

1958- Randy Kerber -American keyboard player, composer, and conductor

1959- Jeon Soo-il -South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter

1960- Igor Belanov -Ukrainian footballer and manager

1960- Sonia Benezra -Canadian radio and television host

1960- Eduardo Yáñez -Mexican actor

1961- Mark Gil -Filipino actor (d. 2014)

1961- Heather Locklear -American actress and producer

1962- Shreela Ghosh -Indian-English actress and dancer

1962- Kalthoum Sarrai -Tunisian-French psychologist and journalist (d. 2010)

1962- Beth Toussaint -American actress

1962- Aida Turturro -American actress

1963- Tate Donovan -American actor and director

1963- Mikael Persbrandt -Swedish actor and singer

1963- Keely Shaye Smith -American journalist and author

1964- Gary Ayles -English race car driver

1964- Anita Barone -American actress

1964- Barbara Dennerlein -German organist

1964- Kikuko Inoue -Japanese voice actress and singer

1964- Lily Mariye -American actress and director

1964- Chris Impellitteri -American guitarist and songwriter (Impellitteri and Animetal USA)

1964- Kikuko Inoue -Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress (DoCo)

1964- Maria Doyle Kennedy -Irish actress and singer

1964- Joey Saputo -Canadian businessman

1965- Matt Battaglia -American football player, actor, and producer

1965- Herminia Bouza -Cuban javelin thrower

1965- Gordon Currie -Canadian actor, director, and producer

1965- Saffron Henderson -Canadian voice actress and singer

1965- Scottie Pippen -American basketball player and sportscaster

1965- Anne Roumanoff -French actress

1965- Dave Rundle -South African cricketer

1965- Rob Schmidt -American director and screenwriter

1965- Rafael Martín Vázquez -Spanish footballer

1966- Stanislav Bunin -Russian pianist

1966- Jason Flemyng -English actor and singer

1966- Todd Philcox -American football player

1967- Melissa De Sousa -American actress

1967- Kim Issel -Canadian ice hockey player

1967- Ashwin Sood -English-Canadian drummer

1968- Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau -(d. 2013)

1968- John A. List -American economist and academic

1968- Will Smith -American actor, producer, and rapper (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)

1968- John Worsfold -Australian footballer and coach

1969- Hansie Cronje -South African cricketer (d. 2002)

1969- Bill Simmons -American journalist and author

1969- Hal Sparks -American actor and singer

1969- Heather Stewart-Whyte -English model

1969- Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal -American guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Guns N' Roses)

1969- Tony Womack -American baseball player

1969- Catherine Zeta-Jones -Welsh-American actress and singer

1970- Curtis Buckley -American football player

1970- Kerri Kendall -American model and actress

1970- Aja Kong -Japanese wrestler

1970- Misa Shimizu -Japanese actress

1970- Dean Ween -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Ween and Moistboyz)

1971- Nikos Boudouris -Greek basketball player and manager

1971- Brian Dunkleman -American actor

1971- John Lynch (American football)|John Lynch -American football player and sportscaster

1971- Seb Sanders -English jockey

1971- Jessie Wallace -English actress

1972- Douglas September -Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

1973- Tijani Babangida -Nigerian footballer

1973- Jenny Chapman -English politician

1973- Bridget Marquardt -American model and actress

1973- Bridgette Wilson -American actress and singer, Miss Teen USA|Miss Teen USA 1990

1974- Igor Bogdanović -Serbian footballer

1974- Bill Bowler -Canadian ice hockey player

1974- Olivier Dacourt -French footballer

1974- Richie Edwards -English singer-songwriter and guitarist (Stone Gods, The Darkness (band)|The Darkness, and Onion Trump)

1974- John Granville -American diplomat (d. 2008)

1974- Tye Harvey -American pole vaulter

1974- Paul Hurst -English footballer and manager

1974- Daniel Alexander Kessler -English-American singer and guitarist (Interpol (band)|Interpol)

1974- Frank Leder -German fashion designer

1974- Bente Elin Lilleøkseth -Norwegian politician

1974- Robbie Mears -Australian rugby player and coach

1974- Eric Moss -American football player

1974- Joel Prpic -Canadian ice hockey player

1974- Javier Rosas -Mexican triathlete

1974- Kemel Thompson -Jamaican hurdler

1975- Declan Donnelly -English actor and singer

1975- Matt Hasselbeck -American football player

1975- Daniel Hyde -English actor

1975- Dat Nguyen -American football player and coach

1975- Maya Sansa -Italian actress and singer

1976- Santigold -American singer-songwriter and producer (Stiffed (band)|Stiffed)

1976- Charlotte Ayanna -Puerto Rican-American actress, Miss Teen USA 1993

1976- Chauncey Billups -American basketball player

1976- Eric Roberson -American singer-songwriter and producer

1976- Chiara Siracusa -Maltese singer

1977- Divya Dutta -Indian actress

1977- Clea DuVall -American actress

1977- Kiyoshi Ijichi -Japanese drummer (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)

1977- Robbie Jones (actor)|Robbie Jones -American actor

1977- Mike Krahulik -American illustrator

1977- Joel David Moore -American actor, director, and producer

1977- Wil Nieves -Puerto Rican baseball player

1978- Joe Cotton -Canadian-New Zealand singer (TrueBliss)

1978- Roudolphe Douala -Cameroonian footballer

1978- Ricardo Gardner -Jamaican footballer

1978- Jodie Kidd -English model and actress

1978- Ryan Leslie -American singer-songwriter and producer

1978- Joel Piñeiro -Puerto Rican baseball player

1978- Rossif Sutherland -Canadian actor

1979- Kyle Bennett (BMX rider)|Kyle Bennett -American BMX rider (d. 2012)

1979- An Choyoung -South Korean Go (game)|Go player

1979- Rashad Evans -American mixed martial artist

1979- Jason Koumas -Welsh footballer

1979- Jean-René Lisnard -French tennis player

1980- T.I. -American rapper, producer, and actor (P$C)

1980- Elio Germano -Italian actor and singer

1980- Chris Owen (actor)|Chris Owen -American actor and photographer

1981- Rocco Baldelli -American baseball player

1981- Jason Bergmann -American baseball player

1981- Sarah Jayne Dunn -English actress

1981- Gemma Garrett -Irish model, Miss Great Britain|Miss Great Britain 2007

1981- Van Hansis -American actor

1981- Lee Norris -American actor

1981- Angelo Palombo -Italian footballer

1981- Shane Tutmarc -American singer-songwriter and producer (Dolour)

1982- Hyun Bin -South Korean actor and singer

1982- Kany García -Puerto Rican singer-songwriter

1983- Son Dam-bi -South Korean singer and actress

1983- Donald Glover -American actor, rapper, producer, and screenwriter

1983- Terrance Pennington -American football player

1984- Cherine Anderson -Jamaican singer-songwriter and actress

1984- Matías Silvestre -Argentinian footballer

1984- Annabelle Wallis -English actress

1985- Marvin Matip -German footballer

1986- Heidi El Tabakh -Egyptian-Canadian tennis player

1986- Nicole Fugere -American model and actress

1986- Marten Strauch -German rugby player

1987- Monica Niculescu -Romanian tennis player

1988- Mariya Ise -Japanese voice actress

1988- Tamaryn Payne -English actress

1989- Jordan Gavaris -Canadian actor

1989- Samantha Murray -English pentathlete

1989- Aldon Smith -American football player

1990- Mao Asada -Japanese figure skater

1990- Zac Fox -English actor

1990- Daria Strokous -Russian model, actress, and photographer

1991- Emmy Clarke -American actress

1991- Alessandro Crescenzi -Italian footballer

1992- Zoël Amberg -Swiss race car driver

1992- Keauna McLaughlin -American figure skater

1992- Ruslan Zhiganshin -Russian ice dancer

1993- Toby Greene -Australian footballer

1994- Jansen Panettiere -American actor

1995- Ryan Beatty -American singer