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History Births on September 25

Moussa Traoré
Moussa Traoré, Malian general and politician 2nd President of Mali


Wil Nieves
Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican-American baseball player


Deendayal Upadhyaya
Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian economist, sociologist, and journalist (d. 1968)


Gökhan Güleç
Gökhan Güleç, Turkish footballer


Jenny Chapman
Jenny Chapman, English politician


John Locke (musician)
John Locke, American keyboard player (d. 2006)


Mustafa Yumlu
Mustafa Yumlu, Turkish footballer


Kemel Thompson
Kemel Thompson, Jamaican hurdler


Jean-Philippe Rameau
Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer and theorist (d. 1764)


Jean-René Lisnard
Jean-René Lisnard, French tennis player


Dariusz Wdowczyk
Dariusz Wdowczyk, Polish footballer and coach


Jonathan Motzfeldt
Jonathan Motzfeldt, Greenlandic priest and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (d. 2010)


Felicity Kendal
Felicity Kendal, English actress


Gordon Coventry
Gordon Coventry, Australian footballer (d. 1968)


Charles Maturin
Charles Maturin, Irish author and playwright (d. 1824)


Ian Tyson
Ian Tyson, Canadian folk singer-songwriter and musician


Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont
Jean-Baptiste Élie de Beaumont, French geologist and engineer (d. 1874)


Will Smith
Will Smith, American actor, producer, and rapper


Karl Alfred von Zittel
Karl Alfred von Zittel, German palaeontologist and geologist (d. 1904)


Lope K. Santos
Lope K. Santos, Filipino lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Rizal (d. 1963)


Declan Donnelly
Declan Donnelly, English entertainer


Marvin Matip
Marvin Matip, German footballer


Mark Hamill
Mark Hamill, American actor, singer, and producer


Hubie Brown
Hubie Brown, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster


Silvana Pampanini
Silvana Pampanini, Italian model, actress, and director, Miss Italy 1946 (d. 2016)


Ali Parvin
Ali Parvin, Iranian footballer


Rebecca Gablé
Rebecca Gablé, German novelist


Aida Turturro
Aida Turturro, American actress


Zucchero Fornaciari
Zucchero Fornaciari, Italian singer-songwriter and guitarist


Steve Mackay
Steve Mackay, American saxophonist and composer (d. 2015)


Chauncey Billups
Chauncey Billups, American basketball player


Manouchehr Atashi
Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian journalist and poet (d. 2005)


Artur Sirk
Artur Sirk, Estonian soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 1937)


Tony Womack
Tony Womack, American baseball player


Ron Rash
Ron Rash, American novelist, short story writer, poet


Leon Brittan
Leon Brittan, English lawyer and politician, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (d. 2015)


David S. Mann
David S. Mann, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Cincinnati


Tim Severin
Tim Severin, Indian-English explorer, historian, and author


Michael Madsen
Michael Madsen, American actor and producer


Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)


Jamie Hyneman
Jamie Hyneman, American special effects designer and television host, founded M5 Industries


Robert Gates
Robert Gates, American lieutenant, academic, and politician, 22nd United States Secretary of Defense


John Taylor (jazz)
John Taylor, English pianist and educator (d. 2015)


Lu Xun
Lu Xun, Chinese author and critic (d. 1936)


Monica Niculescu
Monica Niculescu, Romanian tennis player


Clea DuVall
Clea DuVall, American actress


Henry Pelham
Henry Pelham, English politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1754)


Keauna McLaughlin
Keauna McLaughlin, American figure skater


Kerrod Holland
Kerrod Holland, Australian rugby league player


Tommy Norden
Tommy Norden, American actor


Aldon Smith
Aldon Smith, American football player


Vladimir Yevtushenkov
Vladimir Yevtushenkov, Russian businessman


Tate Donovan
Tate Donovan, American actor


Udumalai Narayana Kavi
Udumalai Narayana Kavi, Indian poet and songwriter (d. 1981)


Delia Scala
Delia Scala, Italian ballerina and actress (d. 2004)


William Faulkner
William Faulkner, American novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1962)


Richard Harvey
Richard Harvey, English mandolin player, keyboard player, and composer


Aldo Ray
Aldo Ray, American actor (d. 1991)


Vladimir Popovkin
Vladimir Popovkin, Russian general (d. 2014)


Satish Dhawan
Satish Dhawan, Indian engineer (d. 2002)


Mimi Kennedy
Mimi Kennedy, American actress and screenwriter


Harald Cramér
Harald Cramér, Swedish mathematician and statistician (d. 1985)


Plutarco Elías Calles
Plutarco Elías Calles, Mexican general and President (1924-1928), known as the Jefe Maximo (Maximum Boss) from 1928-1936. (d. 1945)


Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Welsh actress


Kathleen Brown
Kathleen Brown, American lawyer and politician, 29th California State Treasurer


Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen, American basketball player and sportscaster


Joel Prpic
Joel Prpic, Canadian ice hockey player


Phil Rizzuto
Phil Rizzuto, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2007)


Phyllis Pearsall
Phyllis Pearsall, English painter, cartographer, and author (d. 1996)


Henri Lebasque
Henri Lebasque, French artist (d. 1937)


Matías Silvestre
Matías Silvestre, Argentinian footballer


Yevgeny Miller
Yevgeny Miller, Russian general (d. 1938)


Barbara Walters
Barbara Walters, American journalist, producer, and author


Glenn Gould
Glenn Gould, Canadian pianist and composer (d. 1982)


Miroslav Volf
Miroslav Volf, Croatian Protestant theologian and public intellectual


Léon Boëllmann
Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (d. 1897)


Ferdinand Joseph, Prince of Dietrichstein
Ferdinand Joseph, Prince of Dietrichstein, German prince (d. 1698)


Daria Strokous
Daria Strokous, Russian model, actress, and photographer


Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer and manager


Santigold, American singer-songwriter and producer


Juande Ramos
Juande Ramos, Spanish footballer and manager


Dmitri Shostakovich
Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1975)


Massimo Luongo
Massimo Luongo, Australian footballer


Ole Rømer
Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer and instrument maker (d. 1710)


Heidi El Tabakh
Heidi El Tabakh, Egyptian-Canadian tennis player


Calle Järnkrok
Calle Järnkrok, Swedish ice hockey player


Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Hasselbeck, American football player


Jimmy Garvin
Jimmy Garvin, American wrestler and manager


Cherine Anderson
Cherine Anderson, Jamaican singer-songwriter and actress


John Worsfold
John Worsfold, Australian footballer and coach


Jeon Soo-il
Jeon Soo-il, South Korean director, producer, and screenwriter


Francesco Borromini
Francesco Borromini, Swiss-Italian architect, designed the San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane and Sant'Agnese in Agone (d. 1667)


Juliet Prowse
Juliet Prowse, South African-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1996)


Anne Roumanoff
Anne Roumanoff, French actress and screenwriter


Hansie Cronje
Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (d. 2002)


Mike Krahulik
Mike Krahulik, American illustrator


Mao Asada
Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater


Donald Glover
Donald Glover, American actor, rapper, producer, and screenwriter


Ludo Coeck
Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (d. 1985)


Agostino Bassi
Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist and author (d. 1856)


John Lynch (American football)
John Lynch, American football player and sportscaster


Eric Roberson
Eric Roberson, American singer-songwriter and producer


Heather Locklear
Heather Locklear, American actress


Janusz Majer
Janusz Majer, Polish mountaineer


Sandro Pertini
Sandro Pertini, Italian journalist and politician, 7th President of Italy (d. 1990)


Barbara Dennerlein
Barbara Dennerlein, German organist


Ryan Leslie
Ryan Leslie, American singer-songwriter and producer


Jason Bergmann
Jason Bergmann, American baseball player


Colin Friels
Colin Friels, Scottish-Australian actor


Steven Severin
Steven Severin, English bass player, songwriter, and producer


Stanis?aw Szozda
Stanis?aw Szozda, Polish cyclist and trainer (d. 2013)


Thomas Hunt Morgan
Thomas Hunt Morgan, American biologist, geneticist, and embryologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1945)


Yardena Arazi
Yardena Arazi, Israeli singer


Alessandro Crescenzi
Alessandro Crescenzi, Italian footballer


Jason Koumas
Jason Koumas, Welsh footballer


Kikuko Inoue
Kikuko Inoue, Japanese singer-songwriter and voice actress


Carol Vadnais
Carol Vadnais, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2014)


Colin Davis
Colin Davis, English conductor and educator (d. 2013)


Gil Morgan
Gil Morgan, American golfer


Bob McAdoo
Bob McAdoo, American basketball player and coach


Cherríe Moraga
Cherríe Moraga, American poet, playwright, and activist


Rashad Evans
Rashad Evans, American mixed martial artist and wrestler


Toby Greene
Toby Greene, Australian footballer


Bill Simmons
Bill Simmons, American journalist and author


T.I., American rapper, songwriter, producer, and actor


Sergei Bondarchuk
Sergei Bondarchuk, Ukrainian-Russian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)


Jodie Kidd
Jodie Kidd, English model and actress


Oscar Bonavena
Oscar Bonavena, Argentinian boxer (d. 1976)


Graeme Knowles
Graeme Knowles, English bishop


Joel David Moore
Joel David Moore, American actor


Rocco Baldelli
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player


Enn Tarto
Enn Tarto, Estonian politician


Hanna Ralph
Hanna Ralph, German actress (d. 1978)


Ruslan Zhiganshin
Ruslan Zhiganshin, Russian ice dancer


Cuco Martina
Cuco Martina, Curaçaoan footballer


Zoël Amberg
Zoël Amberg, Swiss race car driver


Bryan John Birch
Bryan John Birch, English mathematician and scholar


Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein, American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter (d. 1999)


Ashikaga Yoshimitsu
Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese sh?gun (d. 1408)


Fletcher Christian
Fletcher Christian, English sailor (d. 1793)


Daniel Kessler (guitarist)
Daniel Kessler, English-American singer and guitarist


Frederick William II of Prussia
Frederick William II of Prussia (d. 1797)


Hammer DeRoburt
Hammer DeRoburt, Nauruian educator and politician, 1st President of Nauru (d. 1992)


Qianlong Emperor
Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799)


Christopher Reeve
Christopher Reeve, American actor, producer, and activist (d. 2004)


John A. List
John A. List, American economist and academic


Joel Piñeiro
Joel Piñeiro, Puerto Rican baseball player


Todd Hazelwood
Todd Hazelwood, Australian race car driver


Nikolay Raevsky
Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and politician (d. 1829)


Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas, American actor and producer


Igor Belanov
Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer and manager


Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter


Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin, South Korean actor


Doris Matsui
Doris Matsui, American politician


Henri Pescarolo
Henri Pescarolo, French race car driver


Sam Rivers
Sam Rivers, American saxophonist, clarinet player, and composer (d. 2011)


Georg August Rudolph
Georg August Rudolph, German lawyer and politician, 3rd Mayor of Marburg (d. 1893)


Burleigh Drummond
Burleigh Drummond, American drummer and songwriter


Mary Allen Wilkes
Mary Allen Wilkes, American computer scientist and lawyer


Vivien Stern, Baroness Stern
Vivien Stern, Baroness Stern, English academic and politician


Robert Brackman
Robert Brackman, Ukrainian-American painter and educator (d. 1980)


Ron Hill
Ron Hill, English runner and businessman


Günther XLI, Count of Schwarzburg-Arnstadt
Günther XLI, Count of Schwarzburg-Arnstadt (d. 1583)


Amyr Klink
Amyr Klink, Brazilian sailor and explorer


Billy Hughes
Billy Hughes, English-Australian carpenter and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)


Sylvester Croom
Sylvester Croom, American football player and coach


Eric Williams
Eric Williams, Trinidadian historian and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981)


Aram Saroyan
Aram Saroyan, American poet and novelist


Joachim Heer
Joachim Heer, Swiss lawyer and politician, President of the National Council (d. 1879)


Jamie O'Hara (footballer)
Jamie O'Hara, English footballer


Bell hooks
bell hooks, American author and activist


Adolfo Suárez
Adolfo Suárez, Spanish lawyer and politician, 1st Prime Minister of Spain (d. 2014)


Steve Forrest (musician)
Steve Forrest, American drummer


Olivier Dacourt
Olivier Dacourt, French footballer


Giannos Kranidiotis
Giannos Kranidiotis, Greek politician and diplomat (d. 1999)


Anett Vilipuu, Estonian footballer
Emmy Clarke, American actress
Choi Yoon-young, South Korean actress
Marten Strauch, German rugby player
Terrance Pennington, American football player
Kyle Bennett, American BMX rider (d. 2012)
Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer
Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer
Joe Cotton, Canadian-New Zealand singer
Charlotte Ayanna, Puerto Rican American actress and former Miss Teen USA.
Dat Nguyen, American football player and coach
Daniela Ceccarelli, Italian skier
Javier Rosas, Mexican triathlete
Eric Moss, American football player
Robbie Mears, Australian rugby league player and coach
Frank Leder, German fashion designer
Paul Hurst, English footballer and manager
John Granville, American scholar and diplomat (d. 2008)
Bill Bowler, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
Tijani Babangida, Nigerian footballer
Douglas September, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
Seb Sanders, English jockey
Nikos Boudouris, Greek basketball player and manager
Curtis Buckley, American football player and psychiatrist
Ashwin Sood, English-Canadian drummer and producer
Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player
Todd Philcox, American football player
Stanislav Bunin, Russian pianist and educator
Nicky Winmar, Australian footballer
Rafael Martín Vázquez, Spanish footballer and coach
Rob Schmidt, American director and screenwriter
Dave Rundle, South African cricketer
Saffron Henderson, Canadian voice actress and singer
Gordon Currie, Canadian actor
Matt Battaglia, American football player, actor, and producer
Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman
Gary Ayles, English race car driver
Keely Shaye Smith, American journalist and author
Kalthoum Sarrai, Tunisian-French psychologist and journalist (d. 2010)
Tim Zoehrer, Australian cricketer
Steve Scott, British journalist and presenter
Mehmet Aslantu?, Turkish actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
Randy Kerber, American keyboard player, composer, and conductor
W. Daniel Hillis, American computer scientist, engineer, and author, founded the Thinking Machines Corporation
Luanne Rice, American author and activist
Joep Lange, Dutch physician and academic (d. 2014)
Chris Pond, English politician
Jeff Borowiak, American tennis player
Cecil Womack, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
Cheryl Tiegs, American model and actress
Jerry Penrod, American bass player
Bryan MacLean, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 1998)
Bishan Singh Bedi, Indian cricketer and coach
Grayson Shillingford, Dominican cricketer (d. 2009)
Robert Walden, American actor, director, and screenwriter
Dee Dee Warwick, American singer (d. 2008)
Robert Miano, American actor and producer
Feroz Khan, Indian actor, director, and producer (d. 2009)
Ken Forsse, American toy creator and author, created Teddy Ruxpin (d. 2014)
Terry Medwin, Welsh footballer and manager
Nino Cerruti, Italian fashion designer, founded Cerruti
Jack Hyles, American pastor and author (d. 2001)
Red Webb, American baseball player (d. 1996)
Norman Ayrton, English actor and director (d. 2017)
Robert Laxalt, American author and academic (d. 2001)
Rob Muldoon, New Zealand sergeant, accountant, and politician, 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1992)
Jessica Anderson, Australian author and playwright (d. 2010)
John Manners, English naval officer and cricketer
Ralph Jordan, American football player and coach (d. 1980)
Jacqueline Audry, French director and screenwriter (d. 1977)
Volfgangs D?rzi?š, Latvian composer, pianist, and music critic (d. 1962)
Mark Rothko, Latvian-American painter and educator (d. 1970)
Robert Bresson, French director and screenwriter (d. 1999)
Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff, Scottish author and translator (d. 1930)
Adolf Bolm, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1951)
William Pitt Ballinger, American lawyer and politician (d. 1888)
Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French general and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of France (d. 1822)
William Mullins, 2nd Baron Ventry, Anglo-Irish politician and peer (d. 1827)
Josepha Barbara Auernhammer, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1820)
Wenzel Pichl, Czech violinist, composer, and director (d. 1805)
Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (d. 1789)
Johann Nikolaus Hanff, German organist and composer (d. 1711)
Otto II, Duke of Brunswick-Harburg (d. 1603)
Steven Borough, English explorer and navigator (d. 1584)
Louis III of Anjou (d. 1434)