Birthdays of Personalities on February 25

1635 :Walraad, the Elder, Dutch fieldmarshall/earl of Nassau-Usingen
1643 :Ahmed II, 21st sultan of Turkey (1691-95)
1707 :Carlo Goldoni, Italy, lawyer/playwright (Belisario, Love of 3 Oranges)
1725 :Karl Wilhelm Ramler, German poet (Geistliche Kantaten)
1731 :Simon Stijl, Frisian physician/writer
1778 :Jos? Francisco de San Mart?n, liberated Argentina, Chile & Per?
1794 :Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, Dutch earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam
1807 :George Alfred Trenholm, Secy Treas (Confederacy), died in 1876
1808 :James Bowen, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1886
1809 :George Washington Cullom, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1892
1814 :Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian national poet/painter (3/9 NS) [OS]
1815 :Robert Hall Chilton, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1832 :Theodorus J I Arnold, bibliographer (Bibliotheca Belgian)
1833 :Clement Anselm Evans, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1911
1840 :Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Climax of Theories)
1841 :Pierre Auguste Renoir, Limoges France, Impressionist painter/sculptor
1842 :Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)
1845 :Sir George Reid, 4th Australian Prime Minister (1904-05)
1847 :John Watson, Canada, philosopher (Objective Idealism)
1856 :Charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1876]
1860 :Menso Kamerlingh Onnes, painter/water colors painter
1860 :William James Ashley, English economic-historian
1866 :Benedetto Croce, Italy, humanist/historian/editor/philosopher
1868 :Anthony J Block, Dutch lawyer (strafproces)
1873 :Enrico Caruso, Naples Italy, operatic tenor (Faust)
1876 :Charles Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1856]
1881 :William Foster, Mass, Communist Pres candidate (1924,28,32)
1882 :Bruno? Traven, German? writer (Sierra Madre)
1882 :Jozef Goossenaerts, Flemish philologist (Language boundary)
1882 :Ludvig Nordstr?m, Sweden, writer (Story of Peter Svensk)
1888 :John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59)
1890 :Myra Hess, London England, concert pianist
1894 :Ernst Friedrich, Breslau Germany, pacifist (War Against War!)
1896 :John J McClellan, (Sen-D-Ark)
1897 :Lili K?rber, writer
1898 :William Thomas Astbury, English physicist/chemist (textiles)
1899 :Leo J Weisgerber, German linguist
1902 :Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)
1902 :Oscar Cullmann, Swiss theologist (Das Petrusproblem)
1904 :Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)
1906 :Domingo Ortega, Spanish bullfighter
1906 :Howard Zahniser, Father of Wilderness Act
1907 :Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
1908 :Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)
1909 :Edgar Pangborn, US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)
1909 :John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather, writer
1910 :Millicent Fenwick, NYC, (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury)
1916 :Ian Wallace, British CEO
1916 :Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
1917 :Alex Gordon, architect
1917 :Anthony Burgess, essayist/novelist (Clockwork Orange)
1917 :Asta E R Elstak, Suriname/Dutch social worker
1918 :Henry Norwood Ewell, Harrisburg Pa, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1948)
1919 :F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
1919 :Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
1920 :Antony Duff, diplomat
1923 :Roger Parker, Lord Justice of Appeal
1924 :Peg Ridge, peace campaigner
1926 :Harvey McGregor, QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
1928 :Keith Williamson, British RAF marshal
1928 :Richard Stern, US writer
1929 :Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, Brit church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
1929 :Peter Hinchcliff, historian
1929 :Tommy Newsom, Va, musician/bandleader/saxophonist (Tonight Show)
1930 :Erica Pedretti, writer
1931 :Edward Kellett-Bowman, British MEP
1931 :J R Stephenson, Lt-col/secretary (MCC)
1932 :Laurence New, Major-General
1934 :Lord Crickhowell
1934 :Michael Wheeler-Booth, Clerk of the Parliaments
1934 :Robert Neame, brewer
1936 :Jonnie Nicely, playmate (Aug, 1956)
1937 :Basia Johnson, maid (inherited Johnson & Johnson fortune)
1937 :Bob Schieffer, Austin Tx, newscaster (CBS Weekend News)
1938 :Herb Elliott, Australia, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1960)
1939 :A C F Verity, master (Dulwich College)
1940 :Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
1940 :George Paul, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
1940 :Hector MacKenzie, trade unionist
1940 :Jes?s Lopez-Cobos, Toro Spain, conductor (Intl Conductor Competition)
1940 :Ron Santo, shortstop (Cubs, 1st baseball player to veto his trade)
1941 :Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)
1943 :George Harrison, rocker (Beatle/Travelling Willberries-My Sweet Lord)
1943 :Sally Jessy Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or May 25]
1944 :Kristina Holland, Fayetteville NC, (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
1945 :Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
1946 :F Xaver Kroetz, writer
1947 :Lee Edward Evans, Madera Calif, 400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1968)
1947 :Lewis Moonie, British MP
1948 :G B Warren, British biochemist
1949 :Lord Sempill
1950 :Anthony Lloyd, British MP
1950 :Emitt Rhodes, musician (Merry-go-Round)
1950 :Rick Flair, [Richard Fliehr], wrestling champ (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA)
1952 :James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
1953 :Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
1956 :Davie Cooper, soccer star
1957 :Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor
1957 :Stuart "Woody" Wood, Scot, guitarist (Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night)
1959 :Mike Peters, rocker (Alarm-In the Summertime)
1962 :Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic-gold-1980)
1962 :Cammy Ciarelli, Iowa City, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995)
1962 :Foster Emerson Sylvers, rocker
1963 :Alison Roberts, fashion designer
1963 :Paul O'Neill, Columbus OH, right fielder (Cin Reds, NY Yankees)
1964 :Steve Nevius, film editor (Eden, Fall Time, Damascus)
1965 :Carrot Top, [Scott Thompson], Fla, comedian (Amer Comedy Award-1994)
1966 :Samantha Phillips, Ft Meade MD, Penthouse Pet
1967 :Nick Leeson, British banker (Baring bank)
1967 :Rich Rowland, US baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)
1968 :David Hulse, US baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1969 :Kerry Dienelt, Australian softball catcher/1st baseman (Oly-bronze-96)
1970 :Alfred Jordan, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
1970 :Troy Mallette, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Ottawa Senators)
1971 :Byron Dafoe, Sussex Eng, NHL goalie (LA Kings)
1971 :Jennifer LaVoie, Nashua NH, playmate (Aug, 1993)
1972 :Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)
1972 :Erwin van de Looi, soccer player (Vitesse)
1973 :Daryl Gardener, defensive end (Miami Dolphins)
1976 :Chris Pitman, rocker (Zaum, Tool)



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