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Day History: February-25

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Famous Birthdays


1337 - [[Wenceslaus I, Duke of Luxembourg]] -(d. 1383)

1552 - [[Magdalene of Lippe]] -(d. 1587)

1591 - [[Friedrich Spee]] -German poet and author (d. 1635)

1643 - [[Ahmed II]] -Ottoman sultan (d. 1695)

1644 - [[Thomas Newcomen]] -English inventor, ironmonger and Baptist lay preacher (d. 1729)

1651 - [[Johann Philipp Krieger]] -German organist and composer (d. 1725)

1663 - [[Peter Anthony Motteux]] -French-English author, playwright, and translator (d. 1718)

1670 - [[Maria Margarethe Kirch]] -German astronomer (d. 1720)

1682 - [[Giovanni Battista Morgagni]] -Italian anatomist and pathologist (d. 1771)

1692 - [[Karl Ludwig von Pöllnitz]] -German author and adventurer (d. 1775)

1707 - [[Carlo Goldoni]] -Italian playwright and composer (d. 1793)

1708 - [[Felix Benda]] -Bohemian organist and composer (d. 1768)

1714 - [[René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou]] -French lawyer and politician, Lord Chancellor of France (d. 1792)

1714 - [[Sir Hyde Parker, 5th Baronet]] -English admiral (d. 1782)

1725 - [[Karl Wilhelm Ramler]] -German poet and educator (d. 1798)

1727 - [[Armand-Louis Couperin]] -French organist and composer (d. 1789)

1728 - [[John Wood, the Younger]] -English architect, designed the Royal Crescent (d. 1782)

1737 - [[August Wilhelm Hupel]] -German-Estonian linguist and publicist (d. 1819)

1752 - [[John Graves Simcoe]] -English-Canadian general and politician, 1st Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada (d. 1806)

1755 - [[François René Mallarmé]] -French lawyer and politician (d. 1835)

1778 - [[José de San Martín]] -Argentinian general and politician, 1st President of Peru (d. 1850)

1812 - [[Carl Christian Hall]] -Danish politician, 6th List of Prime Ministers of Denmark|Prime Minister of Denmark (d. 1888)

1816 - [[Giovanni Morelli]] -Italian historian and critic (d. 1891)

1833 - [[John St. John (Governor of Kansas)|John St. John]] -American lawyer and politician, 8th Governor of Kansas (d. 1916)

1841 - [[Pierre-Auguste Renoir]] -French painter and sculptor (d. 1919)

1842 - [[Karl May]] -German author, poet, and playwright (d. 1912)

1845 - [[George Reid (Australian politician)|George Reid]] -Scottish-Australian lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1918)

1855 - [[George Bonnor]] -Australian cricketer (d. 1912)

1855 - [[Cesário Verde]] -Portuguese poet and author (d. 1886)

1856 - [[Karl Gotthard Lamprecht]] -German historian and academic (d. 1915)

1856 - [[Mathias Zdarsky]] -Czech-Austrian skier, painter, and sculptor (d. 1940)

1857 - [[Robert Bond]] -Canadian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Newfoundland (d. 1927)

1860 - [[William Ashley (economic historian)|William Ashley]] -English historian and academic (d. 1927)

1861 - [[Rudolf Steiner]] -Austrian philosopher and educator (d. 1925)

1865 - [[Andranik]] -Armenian general (d. 1927)

1866 - [[Benedetto Croce]] -Italian philosopher and politician (d. 1952)

1869 - [[Phoebus Levene]] -Russian-American biochemist and physician (d. 1940)

1871 - [[Lesya Ukrainka]] -Ukrainian-Georgian poet and playwright (d. 1913)

1873 - [[Enrico Caruso]] -Italian-American tenor and actor (d. 1921)

1877 - [[Erich von Hornbostel]] -Austrian musicologist and scholar (d. 1935)

1881 - [[William Z. Foster]] -American union leader and politician (d. 1961)

1881 - [[Alexei Rykov]] -Russian politician, List of heads of government of Russia|Premier of Russia (d. 1938)

1883 - [[Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone]] -(d. 1981)

1885 - [[Princess Alice of Battenberg]] -(d. 1969)

1885 - [[Sylvia Brett]] -English wife of Charles Vyner Brooke (d. 1971)

1886 - [[Wally Hardinge]] -English cricketer and footballer (d. 1965)

1888 - [[John Foster Dulles]] -American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 52nd United States Secretary of State (d. 1959)

1889 - [[Homer S. Ferguson]] -American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (d. 1982)

1890 - [[Myra Hess]] -English pianist and educator (d. 1965)

1894 - [[Meher Baba]] -Indian mystic and educator (d. 1969)

1895 - [[Lew Andreas]] -American basketball player and coach (d. 1984)

1897 - [[Peter Llewelyn Davies]] -English publisher (d. 1960)

1900 - [[Richard Indreko]] -Estonian archeologist and historian (d. 1961)

1901 - [[Zeppo Marx]] -American actor and agent (d. 1979)

1903 - [[King Clancy]] -Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1986)

1905 - [[Harald Lander]] -Danish dancer and choreographer (d. 1971)

1905 - [[Perry Miller]] -American historian and author (d. 1963)

1906 - [[Domingo Ortega]] -Spanish bullfighter (d. 1988)

1906 - [[Boris Papandopulo]] -Croatian composer and conductor (d. 1991)

1907 - [[Sabahattin Ali]] -Turkish journalist, author, and poet (d. 1948)

1907 - [[Mary Chase (playwright)|Mary Chase]] -American journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1981)

1908 - [[Frank G. Slaughter]] -American physician and author (d. 2001)

1910 - [[Millicent Fenwick]] -American journalist and politician (d. 1992)

1913 - [[Jim Backus]] -American actor and screenwriter (d. 1989)

1913 - [[Gert Fröbe]] -German actor and singer (d. 1988)

1914 - [[John Arlott]] -English journalist and author (d. 1991)

1916 - [[Reinhard Bendix]] -German-American sociologist and academic (d. 1991)

1917 - [[Anthony Burgess]] -English author, poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1993)

1917 - [[Brenda Joyce (actress)|Brenda Joyce]] -American actress (d. 2009)

1918 - [[Barney Ewell]] -American runner (d. 1996)

1918 - [[Rena Kyriakou]] -Greek pianist and composer (d. 1994)

1918 - [[Bobby Riggs]] -American tennis player (d. 1995)

1919 - [[Monte Irvin]] -American baseball player

1919 - [[Karl H. Pribram]] -Austrian-American psychologist and academic (d. 2015)

1920 - [[Gérard Bessette]] -Canadian author and educator (d. 2005)

1920 - [[Philip Habib]] -American academic and diplomat (d. 1992)

1920 - [[Sun Myung Moon]] -South Korean religious leader, founded the Unification Church (d. 2012)

1921 - [[Pierre Laporte]] -Canadian journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1970)

1921 - [[Andy Pafko]] -American baseball player and manager (d. 2013)

1922 - [[Molly Bobak]] -Canadian painter and educator (d. 2014)

1923 - [[Takeo Kajiwara]] -Japanese Go (game)|Go player (d. 2009)

1924 - [[Hugh Huxley]] -English-American biologist and academic (d. 2013)

1925 - [[Janaky Athi Nahappan]] -Malaysian captain and politician (d. 2014)

1926 - [[Eva Bergh]] -Norwegian actress (d. 2013)

1926 - [[Masatoshi Gündüz Ikeda]] -Japanese-Turkish mathematician and academic (d. 2003)

1926 - [[Harvey McGregor]] -Scottish lawyer and academic (d. 2015)

1927 - [[Dick Jones (actor)|Dick Jones]] -American actor and singer (d. 2014)

1927 - [[Ralph Stanley]] -American singer and banjo player (Stanley Brothers)

1928 - [[Hushang Ebtehaj]] -Iranian poet and author

1928 - [[Paul Elvstrøm]] -Danish sailor and engineer

1928 - [[Larry Gelbart]] -American author and screenwriter (d. 2009)

1928 - [[Richard G. Stern]] -American author and educator (d. 2013)

1929 - [[Christopher George]] -American actor (d. 1983)

1929 - [[Tommy Newsom]] -American saxophonist and bandleader (d. 2007)

1930 - [[Wendy Beckett]] -South African-Scottish nun and historian

1932 - [[Tony Brooks]] -English race car driver

1932 - [[Faron Young]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1996)

1934 - [[Bernard Bresslaw]] -English actor and singer (d. 1993)

1934 - [[David E. Jeremiah]] -American admiral (d. 2013)

1934 - [[Tony Lema]] -American golfer (d. 1966)

1935 - [[Sally Jessy Raphael]] -American journalist and talk show host

1935 - [[Oktay Sinanoğlu]] -Turkish scientist of physical chemistry, molecular biophysics and biochemistry (d. 2015)

1937 - [[Tom Courtenay]] -English actor

1937 - [[Barbara Piasecka Johnson]] -Polish-American art collector and philanthropist (d. 2013)

1937 - [[Bob Schieffer]] -American journalist

1938 - [[Diane Baker]] -American actress and producer

1938 - [[Herb Elliott]] -Australian runner

1938 - [[Farokh Engineer]] -Indian cricketer and referee

1940 - [[Danny Cater]] -American baseball player

1940 - [[Billy Packer]] -American sportscaster and author

1940 - [[Monica Proietti]] -Canadian bank robber (d. 1967)

1940 - [[Ron Santo]] -American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2010)

1941 - [[David Puttnam]] -English film producer and academic

1942 - [[Karen Grassle]] -American actress

1942 - [[John Saul]] -American author and playwright

1943 - [[Jack Concannon]] -American football player and actor (d. 2005)

1943 - [[George Harrison]] -English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (The Beatles, The Quarrymen, Traveling Wilburys, and Plastic Ono Band) (d. 2001)

1944 - [[Matt Guokas]] -American basketball player and coach

1944 - [[François Cevert]] -French race car driver (d. 1973)

1945 - [[Elkie Brooks]] -English singer-songwriter (Vinegar Joe (band)|Vinegar Joe)

1945 - [[Herbert Léonard]] -French singer

1946 - [[Andrew Ang]] -Singaporean judge and academic

1946 - [[Jan Groth]] -Norwegian singer and keyboard player (Just 4 Fun (band)|Just 4 Fun and Aunt Mary) (d. 2014)

1946 - [[Franz Xaver Kroetz]] -German actor, director, and playwright

1946 - [[Jean Todt]] -French businessman

1946 - [[Pete Wernick]] -American banjo player (Hot Rize)

1947 - [[Giuseppe Betori]] -Italian cardinal

1947 - [[Lee Evans (runner)|Lee Evans]] -American runner and coach

1947 - [[Richard French (Canadian politician)|Richard French]] -Canadian businessman and politician

1947 - [[Marc Sautet]] -French philosopher, author, and academic (d. 1998)

1947 - [[Doug Yule]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Velvet Underground and American Flyer (band)|American Flyer)

1948 - [[Aldo Busi]] -Italian author and translator

1948 - [[Danny Denzongpa]] -Indian actor and singer

1949 - [[Esmeray]] -Turkish singer (d. 2002)

1949 - [[Ric Flair]] -American wrestler, manager, and trainer

1949 - [[Jack Handey]] -American author and screenwriter

1949 - [[Amin Maalouf]] -Lebanese-French journalist and author

1950 - [[Francisco Fernández Ochoa]] -Spanish skier (d. 2006)

1950 - [[Neil Jordan]] -Irish director, screenwriter, and author

1950 - [[Néstor Kirchner]] -Argentinian lawyer and politician, 51st President of Argentina (d. 2010)

1950 - [[Mick Miller (comedian)|Mick Miller]] -English comedian and actor

1950 - [[Emitt Rhodes]] -American singer-songwriter (The Merry-Go-Round)

1950 - [[Jaak Tamm]] -Estonian politician (d. 1999)

1951 - [[James Brown (sportscaster)|James Brown]] -American journalist and sportscaster

1951 - [[César Cedeño]] -Dominican baseball player and coach

1951 - [[Don Quarrie]] -Jamaican runner and coach

1952 - [[Jerry Chamberlain]] -American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Daniel Amos and The Swirling Eddies)

1952 - [[Joey Dunlop]] -Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)

1953 - [[José María Aznar]] -Spanish academic and politician, Prime Minister of Spain

1953 - [[Kim Yeong-cheol (actor)|Kim Yeong-cheol]] -South Korean actor

1954 - [[John Doe (musician)|John Doe]] -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor (X (American band)|X, The Flesh Eaters (band)|The Flesh Eaters, and The Knitters)

1954 - [[Gerardo Pelusso]] -Uruguayan footballer and manager

1955 - [[Rodger McFarlane]] -American soldier, therapist, and activist (d. 2009)

1955 - [[Camille Thériault]] -Canadian politician, 29th Premier of New Brunswick

1957 - [[Chuck Strahl]] -Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Minister of Transport (Canada)|Canadian Minister of Transport

1957 - [[Martin Zobel]] -Estonian ecologist and academic

1958 - [[Jeff Fisher]] -American football player and coach

1958 - [[Kevin Gray (actor)|Kevin Gray]] -American actor and educator (d. 2013)

1958 - [[Kurt Rambis]] -American basketball player and coach

1959 - [[Aleksei Balabanov]] -Russian director and screenwriter (d. 2013)

1959 - [[Renee Borges]] -Indian ecologist and academic

1959 - [[Carl Marotte]] -Canadian actor

1959 - [[Mike Peters (musician)|Mike Peters]] -Welsh singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Alarm and Big Country)

1960 - [[Stefan Blöcher]] -German field hockey player and golfer

1961 - [[Davey Allison]] -American race car driver (d. 1993)

1961 - [[Todd Blackledge]] -American football player and sportscaster

1962 - [[Birgit Fischer]] -German canoe racer

1962 - [[John Lanchester]] -German-English journalist and author

1962 - [[Faron Moller]] -Canadian-English computer scientist and academic

1962 - [[Foster Sylvers]] -American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (The Sylvers)

1963 - [[Joseph E. Duncan III]] -American serial killer and sex offender

1963 - [[Paul O'Neill (baseball)|Paul O'Neill]] -American baseball player and sportscaster

1963 - [[Doug Stahl]] -American wrestler

1964 - [[Lee Evans (comedian)|Lee Evans]] -English comedian and actor

1964 - [[Don Majkowski]] -American football player and sportscaster

1964 - [[Don Topley]] -English cricketer

1965 - [[Brian Baker (musician)|Brian Baker]] -American guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, Junkyard (band)|Junkyard, and Dag Nasty)

1965 - [[Maricel Soriano]] -Filipino actress, singer, and dancer

1965 - [[Carrot Top]] -American comedian and actor

1965 - [[Veronica Webb]] -American model and actress

1966 - [[Alexis Denisof]] -American actor

1966 - [[Andrew Feldman, Baron Feldman of Elstree]] -English lawyer and businessman

1966 - [[Samson Kitur]] -Kenyan runner (d. 2003)

1966 - [[Téa Leoni]] -American actress and producer

1966 - [[Nancy O'Dell]] -American journalist

1966 - [[Sam Phillips (model)|Sam Phillips]] -American model, actress, producer, and radio host

1967 - [[Ed Balls]] -English politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

1967 - [[Jonathan Freedland]] -English journalist and author

1968 - [[Evridiki]] -Cypriot singer

1968 - [[Sandrine Kiberlain]] -French actress and singer

1969 - [[Paul Trimboli]] -Australian footballer and manager

1970 - [[Julie Hesmondhalgh]] -English actress

1970 - [[Maricel Laxa]] -Filipino actress

1971 - [[Sean Astin]] -American actor, director, and producer

1971 - [[Dave Harris]] -American radio host and songwriter

1971 - [[Sean O'Haire]] -American wrestler, mixed martial artist, and kick-boxer (d. 2014)

1971 - [[Daniel Powter]] -Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist

1972 - [[Jason Byrne (comedian)|Jason Byrne]] -Irish comedian and radio host

1972 - [[Jaak Mae]] -Estonian skier

1973 - [[Julio Iglesias, Jr.]] -Spanish singer and actor

1973 - [[Anson Mount]] -American actor and producer

1973 - [[Normann Stadler]] -German triathlete

1974 - [[Divya Bharti]] -Indian actress (d. 1993)

1974 - [[Dominic Raab]] -English lawyer and politician

1974 - [[Kevin Skinner]] -American singer-songwriter and guitarist

1975 - [[Mandingo (actor)|Mandingo]] -American porn actor, director, and producer

1975 - [[Chiemi Chiba]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1975 - [[Chelsea Handler]] -American comedian, actress, author, and talk show host

1975 - [[Naga Munchetty]] -English journalist

1975 - [[Dmitri Suur]] -Russian-Estonian ice hockey player

1976 - [[Rashida Jones]] -American actress, singer, and screenwriter

1976 - [[Samaki Walker]] -American basketball player

1977 - [[Niña Corpuz]] -Filipino journalist

1977 - [[Sarah Jezebel Deva]] -English singer-songwriter (Angtoria, Cradle of Filth, and Mystic Circle)

1977 - [[Josh Wolff]] -American soccer player and manager

1978 - [[Maian Kärmas]] -Estonian singer-songwriter and journalist

1979 - [[Jennifer Ferrin]] -American actress

1979 - [[David Hoflin]] -Swedish-Australian actor

1980 - [[Antonio Burks]] -American basketball player

1980 - [[Christy Knowings]] -American actress

1981 - [[Park Ji-sung]] -South Korean footballer

1981 - [[Shahid Kapoor]] -Indian actor and dancer

1981 - [[Jamie Lynn (actress)|Jamie Lynn]] -American porn actress

1981 - [[Viet and Duc Nguyen|Duc Nguyen]] -Vietnamese conjoined twin

1981 - [[Viet and Duc Nguyen|Viet Nguyen]] -Vietnamese conjoined twin (d. 2007)

1982 - [[Chris Baird]] -Irish footballer

1982 - [[Kimberly Caldwell]] -American singer and actress

1982 - [[Han Ga-in]] -South Korean actress

1982 - [[Maria Kanellis]] -American wrestler, actress, and singer

1982 - [[Bert McCracken]] -American singer-songwriter (The Used)

1982 - [[Flavia Pennetta]] -Italian tennis player

1982 - [[Jack Venice]] -American porn actor

1982 - [[Anton Volchenkov]] -Russian ice hockey player

1982 - [[Tara Wilson (actress)|Tara Wilson]] -Canadian actress

1983 - [[Eduardo da Silva]] -Brazilian footballer

1983 - [[Steven Lewington]] -English wrestler

1984 - [[Lovefoxxx]] -Brazilian singer-songwriter (CSS (band)|CSS)

1984 - [[Logan Leistikow]] -American director and producer

1984 - [[Craig Mackail-Smith]] -Scottish footballer

1984 - [[Wakana Matsumoto]] -Japanese actress

1984 - [[João Pereira (Portuguese footballer)|João Pereira]] -Portuguese footballer

1984 - [[Dane Swan]] -Australian footballer

1985 - [[Benji Marshall]] -New Zealand rugby player

1985 - [[Joakim Noah]] -American basketball player

1986 - [[Justin Berfield]] -American actor and producer

1986 - [[Jameela Jamil]] -English television presenter, radio presenter and model

1986 - [[James and Oliver Phelps|James Phelps]] -English actor

1986 - [[James and Oliver Phelps|Oliver Phelps]] -English actor

1986 - [[Danny Saucedo]] -Swedish singer-songwriter (E.M.D.)

1986 - [[James Starks]] -American football player

1987 - [[Justin Abdelkader]] -American ice hockey player

1987 - [[Eva Avila]] -Canadian singer-songwriter

1987 - [[Marla Boyd]] -Filipino actress

1987 - [[Mevlüt Erdinç]] -Turkish footballer

1987 - [[Adrián López Rodríguez]] -Spanish footballer

1987 - [[Andrew Poje]] -Canadian figure skater

1987 - [[Jai Reyes]] -Filipino basketball player

1988 - [[Luca Di Matteo]] -Italian footballer

1988 - [[Sören Ludolph]] -German runner

1988 - [[Jimmy Monaghan]] -American-Irish singer-songwriter and pianist (Music for Dead Birds)

1988 - [[Mehmet Uslu]] -Turkish footballer

1989 - [[Jimmer Fredette]] -American basketball player

1989 - [[Kana Hanazawa]] -Japanese voice actress and singer

1989 - [[E'Twaun Moore]] -American basketball player

1990 - [[Alejandra Andreu]] -Spanish model, Miss International 2008

1990 - [[Jairo Araujo]] -Mexican footballer

1990 - [[Jefferson Alves Oliveira]] -Brazilian footballer

1990 - [[Marianna Zachariadi]] -Greek pole vaulter (d. 2013)

1991 - [[Gerran Howell]] -Welsh-English actor

1991 - [[Dominika Kaňáková]] -Czech tennis player

1991 - [[Tony Oller]] -American singer-songwriter and actor (MKTO)

1992 - [[Max Aaron]] -American figure skater

1993 - [[Mohammed Milon]] -Bangladeshi archer

1994 - [[Eugenie Bouchard]] -Canadian tennis player

1997 - [[Isabelle Fuhrman]] -American actress

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