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Day History: September-25

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Famous Birthdays


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

1403 - [[Louis III of Naples]] -(d. 1434)

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)

1910 - [[Ralph "Shug" Jordan]] -American football coach (d. 1980)

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 - [[Rob 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

1937 - [[Mary Allen Wilkes]] -American computer scientist

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 (d. 2015)

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

1942 - [[John Taylor (jazz)|John Taylor]] -English pianist and educator (Nucleus (band)|Nucleus) (d. 2015)

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 - [[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

1962 - [[Dariusz Wdowczyk]] -Polish footballer and coach

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 - [[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 - [[Lily Mariye]] -American actress and director

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 (diplomat)|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 - [[Jamie O'Hara (footballer)|Jamie O'Hara]] -English footballer

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 - [[Massimo Luongo]] -Australian footballer (soccer)

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

1995 - [[Caitlin Fields]] -American figure skater

1996 - [[Anett Vilipuu]] -Estonian footballer

2001 - [[Clare Foley]] -American actress

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