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History Births on June 25

Georges Courteline
Georges Courteline, French author and playwright (d. 1929)


Aya Matsuura
Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer and actress


Álvaro Siza Vieira
Álvaro Siza Vieira, Portuguese architect, designed the Porto School of Architecture


Mike Stanley
Mike Stanley, American baseball player


Henry H. Arnold
Henry H. Arnold, American general (d. 1950)


Frigyes Karinthy
Frigyes Karinthy, Hungarian author, poet, and journalist (d. 1938)


Ian McDonald (musician)
Ian McDonald, English guitarist and saxophonist


John Powell (athlete)
John Powell, American discus thrower


Clifton Chenier
Clifton Chenier, American singer-songwriter and accordion player (d. 1987)


Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, director, producer and singer


Roope Latvala
Roope Latvala, Finnish guitarist


Jason Gallian
Jason Gallian, Australian-English cricketer and educator


Greg Raymer
Greg Raymer, American poker player and lawyer


Willard Van Orman Quine
Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and academic (d. 2000)


Robert Venturi
Robert Venturi, American architect and academic (d. 2018)


Kiur Aarma
Kiur Aarma, Estonian journalist and producer


Nils Karlsson
Nils Karlsson, Swedish skier (d. 2012)


Carlos Delgado
Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach


Lassie Lou Ahern
Lassie Lou Ahern, American actress (d. 2018)


Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)


Jamie Redknapp
Jamie Redknapp, English footballer and coach


Péter Erd?
Péter Erd?, Hungarian cardinal


Tim Finn
Tim Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter


Nikiforos Diamandouros
Nikiforos Diamandouros, Greek academic and politician


Tracey Spicer
Tracey Spicer, Australian journalist


Géza Gyóni
Géza Gyóni, Hungarian soldier and poet (d. 1917)


Vladimir Kramnik
Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player


Harold Roe Bartle
Harold Roe Bartle, American businessman and politician, 47th Mayor of Kansas City (d. 1974)


Richard Clarke (bishop)
Richard Clarke, Irish archbishop


Hermann Oberth
Hermann Oberth, Romanian-German physicist and engineer (d. 1989)


Johnny Herbert
Johnny Herbert, English race car driver and sportscaster


Kristina Abelli Elander
Kristina Abelli Elander, Swedish artist


Virginia Patton
Virginia Patton, American actress and businesswoman


Alex Toth
Alex Toth, American animator and screenwriter (d. 2006)


George Abbott
George Abbott, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1995)


James Farnell
James Farnell, Australian politician, 8th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1888)


Edgar Morais
Edgar Morais, Portuguese actor, director, producer, and screenwriter


Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu
Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu of Japan (d. 1953)


Margaret Anstee
Margaret Anstee, English diplomat (d. 2016)


Elisabeth Parr, Marchioness of Northampton
Elisabeth Parr, Marchioness of Northampton (d. 1565)


Alastair Bruce of Crionaich
Alastair Bruce of Crionaich, English-Scottish journalist and author


Michele Merkin
Michele Merkin, American model and television host


Allen Lanier
Allen Lanier, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)


Seda Tokatl?o?lu
Seda Tokatl?o?lu, Turkish volleyball player


Willis Reed
Willis Reed, American basketball player, coach, and manager


Carly Simon
Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter


Gabriel Auguste Daubrée
Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist and engineer (d. 1896)


George Orwell
George Orwell, British novelist, essayist, and critic (d. 1950)


Joseph Foullon de Doué
Joseph Foullon de Doué, French soldier and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1789)


John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey, American actor


Joanna II of Naples
Joanna II of Naples (d. 1435)


Peyo, Belgian author and illustrator, created The Smurfs (d. 1992)


Mckenna Grace
Mckenna Grace, American actress


Marc Janko
Marc Janko, Austrian footballer


Taufiq Ismail
Taufiq Ismail, Indonesian poet and activist


Miguel Layún
Miguel Layún, Mexican footballer


John A. Wickham Jr.
John A. Wickham Jr., United States Army general


Lauren Bush
Lauren Bush, American model and fashion designer


Eddie Floyd
Eddie Floyd, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter


Daryush Shokof
Daryush Shokof, Iranian director, producer, and screenwriter


Linda Cardellini
Linda Cardellini, American actress


Eva Bayer-Fluckiger
Eva Bayer-Fluckiger, Swiss mathematician and academic


Aaron Sele
Aaron Sele, American baseball player and scout


J. Hans D. Jensen
J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)


Michel Tremblay
Michel Tremblay, Canadian author and playwright


Simon Ammann
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper


Gustave Charpentier
Gustave Charpentier, French composer and conductor (d. 1956)


B. J. Habibie
B. J. Habibie, Indonesian engineer and politician, 3rd President of Indonesia (d. 2019)


June Lockhart
June Lockhart, American actress


David Douglas (botanist)
David Douglas, Scottish-English botanist and explorer (d. 1834)


Mary Beth Peil
Mary Beth Peil, American actress and singer


John Albert Vasa
John Albert Vasa, Polish cardinal (d. 1634)


Pietro Fittipaldi
Pietro Fittipaldi, Brazilian-American race car driver


William T. Cahill
William T. Cahill, American lawyer and politician, 46th Governor of New Jersey (d. 1996)


Celia Franca
Celia Franca, English-Canadian ballerina and choreographer, founded the National Ballet of Canada (d. 2007)


Karim Matmour
Karim Matmour, Algerian footballer


Layla El
Layla El, English wrestler, model, and dancer


Anne Revere
Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)


Bartholomeus V. Welser
Bartholomeus V. Welser, German banker (d. 1561)


Mikhail Youzhny
Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player


Kerri Pottharst
Kerri Pottharst, Australian beach volleyball player


Judy Howe
Judy Howe, American artistic gymnast


Patrick Tambay
Patrick Tambay, French race car driver


Therese Johaug
Therese Johaug, Norwegian cross-country skier


Walther Nernst
Walther Nernst, German chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1941)


Jimmie Walker
Jimmie Walker, American actor and comedian


Beatrice of England
Beatrice of England (d. 1275)


Rain (entertainer)
Rain, South Korean singer and actor


Émile Francqui
Émile Francqui, Belgian soldier and diplomat (d. 1935)


Francesco Araja
Francesco Araja, Italian composer (d. 1762)


Michel Brault
Michel Brault, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)


Glen Metropolit
Glen Metropolit, Canadian ice hockey player


Ingeborg Bachmann
Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian author and poet (d. 1973)


David Paich
David Paich, American singer-songwriter, keyboard player, and producer


John McCrea (musician)
John McCrea, American singer-songwriter and musician


Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor, American lawyer and judge


Larry Kramer
Larry Kramer, American author, playwright, and activist, co-founded Gay Men's Health Crisis


Joseph Hii Teck Kwong
Joseph Hii Teck Kwong, Malaysian bishop


Dell Curry
Dell Curry, American basketball player and coach


Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain, American chef and author (d. 2018)


Hunter Foster
Hunter Foster, American actor and singer


George Sluizer
George Sluizer, French-Dutch director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)


Jack Cork
Jack Cork, English footballer


Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua
Federico I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (d. 1484)


Martin Gerschwitz
Martin Gerschwitz, German singer-songwriter and keyboard player


Rose O'Neill
Rose O'Neill, American cartoonist, illustrator, artist, and writer (d. 1944)


Roméo Dallaire
Roméo Dallaire, Dutch-Canadian general and politician


Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, English admiral and politician, 44th Governor-General of India (d. 1979)


Bert Hölldobler
Bert Hölldobler, German biologist and entomologist


Gunilla Bielke
Gunilla Bielke, Queen of Sweden (d. 1597)


Busy Philipps
Busy Philipps, American actress


Doreen Wells
Doreen Wells, English ballerina and actress


Zim Zum
Zim Zum, American guitarist and songwriter


Iestyn Harris
Iestyn Harris, Welsh rugby player and coach


Albert Costa
Albert Costa, Spanish tennis player and coach


Erki Nool
Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete and politician


Arnold Wolfendale
Arnold Wolfendale, English astronomer and academic


Lutz Dombrowski
Lutz Dombrowski, German long jumper and educator


Dikembe Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese-American basketball player


Robert Charlebois
Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor


Lola Ponce
Lola Ponce, Argentinian-Italian singer-songwriter and actress


Napole Polutele
Napole Polutele, French politician


George Michael
George Michael, English singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2016)


Claude Seignolle
Claude Seignolle, French author (d. 2018)


Milan Hnili?ka
Milan Hnili?ka, Czech ice hockey player


Antoni Gaudí
Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (d. 1926)


Anna Zaja
Anna Zaja, German tennis player


Aramis Ramírez
Aramis Ramírez, Dominican-American baseball player


Lele Pons
Lele Pons, Latina-American Internet personality


Stig Sollander
Stig Sollander, Swedish Alpine skier


Neil Lennon
Neil Lennon, Northern Irish-Scottish footballer and manager


Shir? Ishii
Shir? Ishii, Japanese microbiologist and general (d. 1959)


Jhonas Enroth
Jhonas Enroth, Swedish ice hockey player


Don Demeter
Don Demeter, American professional baseball player


Marcus Stroud
Marcus Stroud, American football player


Wilhelm Fabry
Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)


Doug Gilmour
Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player and manager


Boris Trajkovski
Boris Trajkovski, Macedonian politician, 2nd President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)


Sam Francis
Sam Francis, American soldier and painter (d. 1994)


Denys Arcand
Denys Arcand, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter


Yann Martel
Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author


Timur Bekmambetov
Timur Bekmambetov, Kazakh director, producer, and screenwriter


Kay Sage
Kay Sage, American painter and poet (d. 1963)


Francesco Marchisano
Francesco Marchisano, Italian cardinal (d. 2014)


Jamshid Amouzegar
Jamshid Amouzegar, 43rd Prime Minister of Iran (d. 2016)


Marta Abba
Marta Abba, Italian actress (d. 1988)


Kyle Chalmers, Australian swimmer
Sione Mata'utia, Australian rugby league player
Liisi Rist, Estonian cyclist
Andi Eigenmann, Filipino actress
Rafael Morais, Portuguese actor, director, and screenwriter
Todd Cooper, English swimmer
Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer
Marko Albert, Estonian swimmer and triathlete
Luke Scott, American baseball player
Carlos Nieto, Argentinian-Italian rugby player
José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer
Nisha Ganatra, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter
René Corbet, Canadian ice hockey player
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, Libyan engineer and politician
Michael Tucker, American baseball player
Rod Kafer, Australian rugby player and sportscaster
Karen Darke, English cyclist and author
Ariel Gore, American journalist and author
Vaios Karagiannis, Greek footballer and manager
Adrian Garvey, Zimbabwean-South African rugby player
Phil Emery, Australian cricketer
Laurent Rodriguez, French rugby player
Craig Johnston, South African-Australian footballer and photographer
Brian Hayward, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
Bobbie Vaile, Australian astrophysicist and astronomer (d. 1996)
Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper
George Becali, Romanian businessman, politician
Greg Millen, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
Craig Young, Australian rugby player and coach
Frank Paschek, German long jumper
Vic Marks, English cricketer and sportscaster
Lina Romay, Spanish actress (d. 2012)
Mario Lessard, Canadian ice hockey player
Ian Davis, Australian cricketer
Olivier Ameisen, French-American cardiologist and educator (d. 2013)
Alan Green, Northern Irish sportscaster
Marcello Toninelli, Italian author and screenwriter
Yoon Joo-sang, South Korean actor
John Hilton, English table tennis player
Harry Womack, American singer (d. 1974)
Baba Gana Kingibe, Nigerian politician
Gary David Goldberg, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
John Albert Raven, Scottish academic and ecologist
Clint Warwick, English bass player (d. 2004)
A. J. Quinnell, English-Maltese author (d. 2005)
Judy Amoore, Australian runner
Allen Fox, American tennis player and coach
Derek Foster, Baron Foster of Bishop Auckland, English politician
Charles Sheffield, English-American mathematician, physicist, and author (d. 2002)
Tony Lanfranchi, English race car driver (d. 2004)
Ray Butt, English television producer and director (d. 2013)
Beatriz Sheridan, Mexican actress and director (d. 2006)
Jack W. Hayford, American minister and author
Jean Geissinger, American baseball player (d. 2014)
Tim Parnell, English race car driver (d. 2017)
Peter Blake, English painter and illustrator
V. P. Singh, Indian lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of India (d. 2008)
Eric Carle, American author and illustrator
Bill Russo, American pianist and composer (d. 2003)
Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2017)
Chuck Smith, American pastor, founded the Calvary Chapel (d. 2013)
Antal Róka, Hungarian runner (d. 1970)
Kep Enderby, Australian lawyer, judge, and politician, 23rd Attorney-General for Australia (d. 2015)
Salihu Ibrahim, Nigerian Army Officer
Clay Evans, American Baptist pastor
William J. Castagna, American lawyer and judge
Madan Mohan, Iraqi-Indian composer and director (d. 1975)
Dimitar Isakov, Bulgarian football player
Dorothy Gilman, American author (d. 2012)
Johnny Smith, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2013)
P. H. Newby, English soldier and author (d. 1997)
Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian-American wrestler and trainer (d. 1990)
Cyril Fletcher, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)
William Howard Stein, American chemist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1980)
Rupert Wildt, German-American astronomer and academic (d. 1976)
Georgia Hale, American silent film actress and real estate investor (d. 1985)
Zinaida Aksentyeva, Ukrainian/Soviet astronomer (d. 1969)
Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German-French art collector and historian (d. 1979)
Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)
William de Montagu, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English commander (d. 1397)