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History Births on November 25

Catherine Cornaro
Catherine Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus (d. 1510)


Talaat Harb
Talaat Harb, Egyptian economist, founded the Banque Misr (d. 1941)


Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Spanish author and journalist


Giorgio Faletti
Giorgio Faletti, Italian author, screenwriter, and actor (d. 2014)


Nikolai Vavilov
Nikolai Vavilov, Russian botanist and geneticist (d. 1943)


Amy Grant
Amy Grant, American singer-songwriter


Magnus Arvedson
Magnus Arvedson, Swedish ice hockey player and coach


Xabi Alonso
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer


Holly Cole
Holly Cole, Canadian singer and actress


Bob Ehrlich
Bob Ehrlich, American lawyer and politician, 60th Governor of Maryland


Isaac Rosenberg
Isaac Rosenberg, English soldier and poet (d. 1918)


Jeffrey Skilling
Jeffrey Skilling, American businessman


Erick Sermon
Erick Sermon, American rapper and producer


José Maria de Eça de Queirós
José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese-French journalist and author (d. 1900)


Philipp Grubauer
Philipp Grubauer, German ice hockey player


Eddie Shore
Eddie Shore, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 1985)


Rosanna Schiaffino
Rosanna Schiaffino, Italian actress (d. 2009)


Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs, American football player and coach


John Lynch (New Hampshire)
John Lynch, American businessman and politician, 80th Governor of New Hampshire


Albertus Soegijapranata
Albertus Soegijapranata, Indonesian archbishop (d. 1963)


Joe DiMaggio
Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player and coach (d. 1999)


Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1936)


Ranganath Misra
Ranganath Misra, Indian lawyer and jurist, 21st Chief Justice of India (d. 2012)


Jared Jeffries
Jared Jeffries, American basketball player


Albert Henry Krehbiel
Albert Henry Krehbiel, American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)


Rye Rye
Rye Rye, American rapper, dancer, and actress


Poul Anderson
Poul Anderson, American author (d. 2001)


Gregg Turkington
Gregg Turkington, Australian comedian and singer


Chris Claremont
Chris Claremont, English-American author


Jerry Portnoy
Jerry Portnoy, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player


Helen Gahagan Douglas
Helen Gahagan Douglas, American actress and politician (d. 1980)


Maurice Denis
Maurice Denis, French painter of Les Nabis movement (d. 1943)


Chip Kelly
Chip Kelly, American football player and coach


Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi
Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Pakistani spiritual leader and author


Charlaine Harris
Charlaine Harris, American author and poet


Armando Villanueva
Armando Villanueva, Peruvian politician, 121st Prime Minister of Peru (d. 2013)


Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse
Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse (d. 1937)


Alviro Petersen
Alviro Petersen, South African cricketer


Thomas Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre
Thomas Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre, Knight of Henry VIII of England (d. 1525)


Ilja Hurník
Ilja Hurník, Czech composer and playwright (d. 2013)


Marc Brown (author)
Marc Brown, American author and illustrator


Michael Kijana Wamalwa
Michael Kijana Wamalwa, Kenyan lawyer and politician, 8th Vice President of Kenya (d. 2003)


Elsie J. Oxenham
Elsie J. Oxenham, English author (d. 1960)


Lope de Vega
Lope de Vega, Spanish playwright and poet (d. 1635)


Kathryn Crosby
Kathryn Crosby, American actress and singer


Barbara Bush (born 1981)
Barbara Pierce Bush, American activist


Martin Feldstein
Martin Feldstein, American economist and academic


Jean-François Séguier
Jean-François Séguier, French astronomer and botanist (d. 1784)


Gabriele Oriali
Gabriele Oriali, Italian footballer and manager


Christina Applegate
Christina Applegate, American actress, singer, dancer, and producer


Jamie Grace
Jamie Grace, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress


Ethelbert Nevin
Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer (d. 1901)


Clint Mathis
Clint Mathis, American soccer player and coach


Peter Siddle
Peter Siddle, Australian cricketer


Alfred Capus
Alfred Capus, French journalist, author, and playwright (d. 1922)


Noel Neill
Noel Neill, American actress (d. 2016)


Joe Gans
Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)


Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami, Indian cricketer


Jill Hennessy
Jill Hennessy, Canadian actress and singer


Steve Rothery
Steve Rothery, English guitarist and songwriter


Franz Xaver Gruber
Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1863)


Lillian Copeland
Lillian Copeland, American discus thrower and shot putter (d. 1964)


Kyler Fackrell
Kyler Fackrell, American football player


Peg Lynch
Peg Lynch, American actress and screenwriter (d. 2015)


Winthrop Ames
Winthrop Ames, American director, producer, and playwright (d. 1937)


Abdelkader Benali
Abdelkader Benali, Moroccan-Dutch journalist and author


Nat Adderley
Nat Adderley, American cornet and trumpet player (d. 2000)


Tim Armstrong
Tim Armstrong, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer


Jan Jongbloed
Jan Jongbloed, Dutch footballer and coach


Hironobu Sakaguchi
Hironobu Sakaguchi, Japanese game designer, founded Mistwalker


Emperor Taizong of Jin
Emperor Taizong of Jin (d. 1135)


Gail Collins
Gail Collins, American journalist and author


Paul Desmond
Paul Desmond, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1977)


Christos Papanikolaou
Christos Papanikolaou, Greek pole vaulter


Lars Eighner
Lars Eighner, American author


Jeffrey Hunter
Jeffrey Hunter, American actor and producer (d. 1969)


Art Wall Jr.
Art Wall Jr., American golfer (d. 2001)


Tom Dice
Tom Dice, Belgian singer-songwriter


Ludvík Svoboda
Ludvík Svoboda, Czech general and politician, 8th President of Czechoslovakia (d. 1979)


Robert Berner
Robert Berner, American geologist and academic (d. 2015)


Ringo Sheena
Ringo Sheena, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer


Arthur Liebehenschel
Arthur Liebehenschel, German SS officer (d. 1948)


Bucky Dent
Bucky Dent, American baseball player and manager


Re?at Nuri Güntekin
Re?at Nuri Güntekin, Turkish author and playwright (d. 1956)


John-Michael Liles
John-Michael Liles, American ice hockey player


Virgil Thomson
Virgil Thomson, American composer and critic (d. 1989)


Danny Kent
Danny Kent, English motorcycle racer


Ernst Schröder
Ernst Schröder, German mathematician and academic (d. 1902)


Johann Friedrich Reichardt
Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer and critic (d. 1814)


John F. Kennedy Jr.
John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and publisher (d. 1999)


Ana Bogdan
Ana Bogdan, Romanian tennis player


Carrie Nation
Carrie Nation, American activist (d. 1911)


Ricardo Montalbán
Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican-American actor, singer, and director (d. 2009)


Lee Bum-ho
Lee Bum-ho, South Korean baseball player


Olena Vitrychenko
Olena Vitrychenko, Ukrainian gymnast and coach


Remona Fransen
Remona Fransen, Dutch pentathlete


Craig Gardner
Craig Gardner, English footballer


Johnny Rep
Johnny Rep, Dutch footballer and manager


Mauno Koivisto
Mauno Koivisto, Finnish banker and politician, 9th President of Finland (d. 2017)


Shyamal Kumar Sen
Shyamal Kumar Sen, Indian jurist and politician, 21st Governor of West Bengal


Katie Cassidy
Katie Cassidy, American actress


Sybil Stockdale
Sybil Stockdale, American activist, co-founded the National League of Families (d. 2015)


Josh Mathews
Josh Mathews, American wrestler and sportscaster


Sir Gervase Clifton, 1st Baronet
Sir Gervase Clifton, 1st Baronet, English politician (d. 1666)


Guillermo Cañas
Guillermo Cañas, Argentinian tennis player


Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck
Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, English author and activist (d. 1856)


Reinhard Furrer
Reinhard Furrer, Austrian-German physicist and astronaut (d. 1995)


Jenna Bush Hager
Jenna Bush Hager, American journalist


John Stuart Hindmarsh
John Stuart Hindmarsh, English race car driver and pilot (d. 1938)


John Bigelow
John Bigelow, American lawyer and politician, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1911)


John Larroquette
John Larroquette, American actor


John Flynn (minister)
John Flynn, Australian minister and pilot, founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (d. 1951)


?nishiki Uichir?
?nishiki Uichir?, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 26th Yokozuna (d. 1941)


Augusto Pinochet
Augusto Pinochet, Chilean general and politician, 30th President of Chile (d. 2006)


Catherine of Braganza
Catherine of Braganza (d. 1705)


Scott Cam
Scott Cam, Australian carpenter and television host


Kevin Chamberlin
Kevin Chamberlin, American actor and director


Jay Spearing
Jay Spearing, English footballer


Bernie Kosar
Bernie Kosar, American football player and sportscaster


Phoebe S. Leboy
Phoebe S. Leboy, American biochemist (d. 2012)


Harley Granville-Barker
Harley Granville-Barker, British actor, director and playwright (d. 1946)


Steven de Jongh
Steven de Jongh, Dutch cyclist


Naomi Oreskes
Naomi Oreskes, American historian of science


Jacob Fichman
Jacob Fichman, Romanian-Israeli poet and critic (d. 1958)


Mark Lanegan
Mark Lanegan, American singer-songwriter


Don Hahn
Don Hahn, American director and producer


Percy Sledge
Percy Sledge, American singer (d. 2015)


Nick Swisher
Nick Swisher, American baseball player


Ben Stein
Ben Stein, American actor, television personality, game show host, lawyer, and author


Donovan McNabb
Donovan McNabb, American football player and sportscaster


Octavio Dotel
Octavio Dotel, Dominican baseball player


Luigi Poggi
Luigi Poggi, Italian cardinal (d. 2010)


Harvey Spencer Lewis
Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic and author (d. 1939)


Charles Kennedy
Charles Kennedy, Scottish journalist and politician (d. 2015)


Rudolf Höss
Rudolf Höss, German SS officer (d. 1947)


Henry Ware Eliot
Henry Ware Eliot, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)


Chevon Troutman
Chevon Troutman, American basketball player


Cris Carter
Cris Carter, American football player, coach, and sportscaster


Léon Zitrone
Léon Zitrone, Russian-French journalist (d. 1995)


Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1919)


Connie Palmen
Connie Palmen, Dutch author


Kevin Woo
Kevin Woo, American-South Korean singer and dancer


Piet Pieterszoon Hein
Piet Pieterszoon Hein, Dutch admiral (d. 1629)


Robert Townsend (spy)
Robert Townsend, American spy (d. 1838)


Anastas Mikoyan
Anastas Mikoyan, Soviet politician, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union (d. 1978)


Luca Tremolada, Italian footballer
Everton Heleno dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (d. 2010)
Kirsty Crawford, Scottish singer-songwriter and actress
Mitchell Claydon, Australian-English cricketer
Steffen Thier, German rugby player
Aaron Mokoena, South African footballer
Michael Lehan, American football player
Marcus Marshall, Australian race car driver
Kenneth Mitchell, Canadian actor
Eddie Steeples, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
Erick Strickland, American basketball player
Deepa Marathe, Indian cricketer
Göksel Demirpençe, Turkish singer-songwriter
Kim Ofstad, Norwegian drummer and composer
Jacqueline Hennessy, Canadian actress and journalist
Anthony Nesty, Surinamese swimmer
Stacy Lattisaw, American R&B singer
Jimon Terakado, Japanese comedian and actor
Gilbert Delorme, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
Paul Comstive, English footballer (d. 2013)
Bruno Tonioli, Italian dancer and choreographer
Kurt Niedermayer, German footballer and manager
Mark Frost, American author, screenwriter, and producer
Graham Eadie, Australian rugby league player and coach
Crescent Dragonwagon, American author and educator
Bill Morrissey, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
Alexis Wright, Australian author
Kerry O'Keeffe, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
Jacques Dupuis, Canadian lawyer and politician, 14th Deputy Premier of Quebec
Jonathan Kaplan, French-American director and producer
Mike Doyle, English footballer (d. 2011)
George Webster, American football player (d. 2007)
Patrick Nagel, American painter and illustrator (d. 1984)
Mimis Papaioannou, Greek footballer and manager
Bob Lind, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Gerald Seymour, English journalist and author
Karl Offmann, Mauritian politician, 3rd President of Mauritius
Erol Güngör, Turkish sociologist and psychologist (d. 1983)
Trisha Brown, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2017)
Takayo Fischer, American actress and singer
Judy Crichton, American director and producer (d. 2007)
John K. Cooley, American journalist and author (d. 2008)
Takaaki Yoshimoto, Japanese poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 2012)
Fernance B. Perry, Portuguese-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2014)
Shelagh Fraser, English actress (d. 2000)
Norman Tokar, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)
Alparslan Türke?, Cypriot-Turkish colonel and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 1997)
Lewis Thomas, American physician, etymologist, and educator (d. 1993)
Roelof Frankot, Dutch painter and photographer (d. 1984)
P. D. Eastman, American author and illustrator (d. 1986)
NatyaguruNurul Momen, Bangladeshi Trailblazer pioneer playwright, author, educator, director & media personality (d.1990)
Alice Ambrose, American philosopher and logician (d. 2001)
Samiha Ayverdi, Turkish mystic and author (d. 1993)
Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and conductor (d. 2000)
Aarne Viisimaa, Estonian tenor and director (d. 1989)
Debaki Bose, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1971)
Helen Hooven Santmyer, American poet and author (d. 1986)
Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (d. 1991)
Joseph Wood Krutch, American author and critic (d. 1970)
Pope John XXIII (d. 1963)


Robert Maysack, American gymnast and triathlete (d. 1960)
Ben Lindsey, American lawyer and judge (d. 1934)
Kate Gleason, American engineer, businesswoman, and philanthropist (d. 1933)
Gustaf Söderström, Swedish tug of war competitor, shot putter, and discus thrower (d. 1958)
Karl Benz, German engineer and businessman, founded Mercedes-Benz (d. 1929)
William Sawyer, Canadian merchant and politician (d. 1904)
Julius Robert von Mayer, German physician and physicist (d. 1878)
John Armstrong, Jr., American general and politician, 7th United States Secretary of War (d. 1843)
Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, Italian violin maker (d. 1740)
Henrietta Maria of France (d. 1669)
John Heminges, English actor (d. 1630)
Osanna of Cattaro, Dominican visionary and anchoress (d. 1565)
Emperor Taizong of Liao (d. 947)