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History Births on April 25

Daniel MacPherson
Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor and television host


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


Sammy Drechsel
Sammy Drechsel, German comedian and journalist (d. 1986)


Joe Buck
Joe Buck, American sportscaster


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


James Ferguson (Scottish astronomer)
James Ferguson, Scottish astronomer and author (d. 1776)


Björn Ulvaeus
Björn Ulvaeus, Swedish singer-songwriter and producer


Alejandro Valverde
Alejandro Valverde, Spanish cyclist


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


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


Wolfgang Pauli
Wolfgang Pauli, Austrian-Swiss-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)


James Sheppard
James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player


Johann Smith
Johann Smith, American soccer player


Charles Sumner Tainter
Charles Sumner Tainter, American engineer and inventor (d. 1940)


Jason Lee (actor)
Jason Lee, American skateboarder, actor, comedian and producer


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


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


Parviz Parastui
Parviz Parastui, Iranian actor and singer


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


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


Anthony Venables
Anthony Venables, English economist, author, and academic


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


Giedo van der Garde
Giedo van der Garde, Dutch racing driver


Américo Gallego
Américo Gallego, Argentinian footballer and coach


Lia Manoliu
Lia Manoliu, Romanian discus thrower and politician (d. 1998)


Nikolai Kardashev
Nikolai Kardashev, Russian astrophysicist (d. 2019)


Georg Major
Georg Major, German theologian and academic (d. 1574)


John McFall (athlete)
John McFall, English sprinter


Albert Uderzo
Albert Uderzo, French author and illustrator


Karel Appel
Karel Appel, Dutch painter and sculptor (d. 2006)


Melissa Hayden (dancer)
Melissa Hayden, Canadian ballerina (d. 2006)


Fred McLeod
Fred McLeod, Scottish golfer (d. 1976)


Al Pacino
Al Pacino, American actor and director


Peter Hintze
Peter Hintze, German politician (d. 2016)


Taylor Walker (footballer)
Taylor Walker, Australian footballer


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


Barbara Rittner
Barbara Rittner, German tennis player


Marie-Michèle Gagnon
Marie-Michèle Gagnon, Canadian skier


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


Yvette Williams
Yvette Williams, New Zealand long jumper, shot putter, and discus thrower


Matthew West
Matthew West, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor


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


Finn Helgesen
Finn Helgesen, Norwegian speed skater (d. 2011)


Luise Adolpha Le Beau
Luise Adolpha Le Beau, German composer and educator (d. 1927)


Stephen Nickell
Stephen Nickell, English economist and academic


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


Róisín Shortall
Róisín Shortall, Irish educator and politician


Georg Sverdrup
Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist and academic (d. 1850)


Femke Halsema
Femke Halsema, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician


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


Alex Shibutani
Alex Shibutani, American ice dancer


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


Rainer Schüttler
Rainer Schüttler, German tennis player and coach


Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria, American actor, voice artist, comedian and producer


David Shepherd (artist)
David Shepherd, English painter and author


Paul Baloff
Paul Baloff, American singer (d. 2002)


Reinier Kreijermaat
Reinier Kreijermaat, Dutch footballer (d. 2018)


Tarcisio Burgnich
Tarcisio Burgnich, Italian footballer and manager


Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician, French Minister of Finance


Anja Pärson
Anja Pärson, Swedish skier


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


Ingemar Johansson (racewalker)
Ingemar Johansson, Swedish race walker (d. 2009)


Alex Bowman
Alex Bowman, American race car driver


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


Randy Cross
Randy Cross, American football player and sportscaster


Felipe Massa
Felipe Massa, Brazilian racing driver


Breyton Paulse
Breyton Paulse, South African rugby player


Nicolas Oudinot
Nicolas Oudinot, French general (d. 1847)


Darren Holmes (baseball)
Darren Holmes, American baseball player and coach


Ben Johnston (Scottish musician)
Ben Johnston, Scottish drummer and songwriter


James Johnston (Scottish musician)
James Johnston, Scottish bass player and songwriter


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


Fish (singer)
Fish, Scottish singer-songwriter


Razak Boukari
Razak Boukari, Togolese footballer


Tim Duncan
Tim Duncan, American basketball player


Lewis Baker (footballer)
Lewis Baker, English footballer


Daniel Kash
Daniel Kash, Canadian actor and director


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


Dominique Blanc
Dominique Blanc, French actress, director, and screenwriter


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


Tony Christie
Tony Christie, English singer-songwriter and actor


Ton Schulten
Ton Schulten, Dutch painter and graphic designer


Foeke Booy
Foeke Booy, Dutch footballer and manager


Guglielmo Marconi
Guglielmo Marconi, Italian businessman and inventor, developed Marconi's law, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1937)


Peter Schulz
Peter Schulz, German lawyer and politician, Mayor of Hamburg (d. 2013)


Edward R. Murrow
Edward R. Murrow, American journalist (d. 1965)


Stu Cook
Stu Cook, American bass player, songwriter, and producer


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


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


Marguerite Moreau
Marguerite Moreau, American actress and producer


Jay Park
Jay Park, American-South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer


Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger, American actress and producer


David Moyes
David Moyes, Scottish footballer and manager


Ketil Bjørnstad
Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist and composer


Misha Glenny
Misha Glenny, British journalist


William J. Brennan Jr.
William J. Brennan Jr., American colonel and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (d. 1997)


Andy Bell (singer)
Andy Bell, English singer-songwriter (Erasure)


Matt Walker (swimmer)
Matt Walker, English swimmer


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


Kazuhito Tadano
Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player


Jacque Jones
Jacque Jones, American baseball player and coach


Patricia Castell
Patricia Castell, Argentine actress (d. 2013)


Steve Ferrone
Steve Ferrone, English drummer


Thomas Strunz
Thomas Strunz, German footballer


Monty Panesar
Monty Panesar, English cricketer


Leopoldo Alas
Leopoldo Alas, Spanish author, critic, and academic (d. 1901)


Robert Peston
Robert Peston, English journalist


Paul Wassif
Paul Wassif, English singer-songwriter and guitarist


DeAngelo Williams
DeAngelo Williams, American football player


Mary Miles Minter
Mary Miles Minter, American actress (d. 1984)


Julius Ertlthaler
Julius Ertlthaler, Austrian footballer


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


Gwen Jorgensen
Gwen Jorgensen, American triathlete


Jon Kyl
Jon Kyl, American lawyer and politician


Len Goodman
Len Goodman, English dancer


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


Peter McParland
Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer and manager


Robert Andino
Robert Andino, American baseball player


Johnathan Thurston
Johnathan Thurston, Australian rugby league player


John Moisant
John Moisant, American pilot and engineer (d. 1910)


Henck Arron
Henck Arron, Surinamese banker and politician, 1st Prime Minister of the Republic of Suriname (d. 2000)


Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell, English general and politician, Lord Protector of Great Britain (d. 1658)


Sara Baras
Sara Baras, Spanish dancer


C. B. Fry
C. B. Fry, English cricketer, footballer, educator, and politician (d. 1956)


Vladislav Tretiak
Vladislav Tretiak, Russian ice hockey player and coach


Dinesh D'Souza
Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American journalist and author


Felix Klein
Felix Klein, German mathematician and academic (d. 1925)


Mack Horton
Mack Horton, Australian swimmer


Andrey Kolmogorov
Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician and academic (d. 1987)


Vicente Pernía
Vicente Pernía, Argentinian footballer and race car driver


Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor


Alexei Emelin
Alexei Emelin, Russian ice hockey player


Talia Shire
Talia Shire, American actress


Martin Koolhoven
Martin Koolhoven, Dutch director and screenwriter


Johan Cruyff
Johan Cruyff, Dutch footballer and manager (d. 2016)


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


Eric Avery
Eric Avery, American bass player and songwriter


Brian Barton
Brian Barton, American baseball player


Jean-Éric Vergne
Jean-Éric Vergne, French racing driver


Giovanni Marco Rutini
Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer (d. 1797)


Jacques Santini
Jacques Santini, French footballer and coach


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


Corín Tellado
Corín Tellado, Spanish author (d. 2009)


Meadowlark Lemon
Meadowlark Lemon, African-American basketball player and minister (d. 2015)


Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald, American singer (d. 1996)


Francis Graham-Smith
Francis Graham-Smith, English astronomer and academic


Daniel Norris, American baseball player
Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama, one of the highest-ranking spiritual leaders in Tibet
Claudia Rath, German heptathlete
Thin Seng Hon, Cambodian Paralympic athlete
Isaac Kiprono Songok, Kenyan runner
Marco Russo, Italian footballer
Dwone Hicks, American football player
Bruce Martin, New Zealand cricketer
Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer
Constantinos Christoforou, Cypriot singer-songwriter
Gilberto da Silva Melo, Brazilian footballer
Fredrik Larzon, Swedish drummer
Carlota Castrejana, Spanish triple jumper
Brad Clontz, American baseball player
Darren Woodson, American football player and sportscaster
Vitaliy Kyrylenko, Ukrainian long jumper
Angel Martino, American swimmer
Erik Pappas, American baseball player and coach
Diego Domínguez, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
John Henson, American puppeteer and voice actor (d. 2014)
Mark Bryant, American basketball player and coach
Bernd Müller, German footballer and manager
Dave Martin, English footballer
Joy Covey, American businesswoman (d. 2013)
Miran Tepeš, Slovenian ski jumper
Bruce Redman, Australian director, producer, and critic
Tony Phillips, American baseball player (d. 2016)
Theo de Rooij, Dutch cyclist and manager
Abdalla Uba Adamu, Nigerian professor, media scholar
Zev Siegl, American businessman, co-founded Starbucks
Melvin Burgess, English author
Gary Cosier, Australian cricketer
Valentyna Kozyr, Ukrainian high jumper
Donnell Deeny, Northern Irish lawyer and judge
James Fenton, English poet, journalist and literary critic
Mike Selvey, English cricketer and sportscaster
Richard C. Hoagland, American theorist and author
Bruce Ponder, English geneticist and cancer researcher
Mike Kogel, German singer-songwriter
Veronica Sutherland, English academic and British diplomat
Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky, English historian and academic
Michael Llewellyn-Smith, English academic and diplomat
Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist and engineer (d. 2012)
Bob Gutowski, American pole vaulter (d. 1960)
Joyce Ricketts, American baseball player (d. 1992)
Jerry Leiber, American songwriter and producer (d. 2011)
Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician and physicist (d. 1980)
Godfrey Milton-Thompson, English admiral and surgeon (d. 2012)
Cy Twombly, American-Italian painter and sculptor (d. 2011)
Johnny Craig, American author and illustrator (d. 2001)
Louis O'Neil, Canadian academic and politician (d. 2018)
Tony Christopher, Baron Christopher, English trade union leader and businessman
Astrid Varnay, Swedish-American soprano and actress (d. 2006)
Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French-American astronomer and academic (d. 1995)
Graham Payn, South African-born English actor and singer (d. 2005)
Jean Lucas, French racing driver (d. 2003)
Jerry Barber, American golfer (d. 1994)
Mort Weisinger, American journalist and author (d. 1978)
Ross Lockridge Jr., American author and academic (d. 1948)
Nikolaos Roussen, Greek captain (d. 1944)
Earl Bostic, African-American saxophonist (d. 1965)
Arapeta Awatere, New Zealand interpreter, military leader, politician, and murderer (d. 1976)
William Pereira, American architect, designed the Transamerica Pyramid (d. 1985)
Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist and academic (d. 1964)
Maud Hart Lovelace, American author (d. 1980)
Kojo Tovalou Houénou, Beninese lawyer and critic (d. 1936)
William Merz, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1946)
Ernest Webb, English-Canadian race walker (d. 1937)
Howard Garis, American author, creator of the Uncle Wiggily series of children's stories (d. 1962)
Walter de la Mare, English poet, short story writer, and novelist (d. 1956)
Lorne Currie, French-English sailor (d. 1926)
Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German organist and composer (d. 1727)
Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, English soldier and politician (d. 1679)
Francesco Patrizi, Italian philosopher and scientist (d. 1597)