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Notable Birthdays on September 25th

1969Catherine Zeta Jones, Swansea Wales, actress (Christopher Columbus)

1944Michael Douglas, NJ, actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile)

1968Will Smith [The Fresh Prince], actor/rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince)

1897William Faulkner, New Albany Mississippi, author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), (d. 1962)

September 25th Birthdays
Date Event
1358
Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, Japanese shogun (d. 1408) 
1525
Steven Borough, English explorer (d. 1584) 
1593
Matthew Merian, the Elder, engraver/bookseller 
1599
Francesco Borromini, Italian architect (d. 1667) 
1612
Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian 
1613
Claude Perrault, Paris, French Architect and Physician (east facade of the Louvre) 
1644
Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer (d. 1710) 
1683
Jean-Philippe Rameau, Dijon France, composer (Traite) (baptized) 
1711
Qianlong Emperor of China (d. 1799) 
1714
Jean-Benoit Leclair, composer 
1725
Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, designed & built 1st automobile 
1725
Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India) 
1729
Christian G Heyne, German archaeologist 
1738
Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (d. 1789) 
1741
Vaclav Pichl, composer 
1744
Frederick Willem II, king of Prussia (1786-97) 
1752
Carl Stenborg, composer 
1764
Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793) 
1766
Armand-Emmanuel, duc de Richelieu, French PM (1815-18, 1820-21) 
1773
Agostino Bassi, Italian entomologist (d. 1856) 
1780
Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (d. 1801) 
1782
Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824) 
1785
George Frederic Pinto, composer 
1793
Felicia Dorothea Hermans, poet 
1796
Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875) 
1798
Henri Scheffer, painter 
1798
JBAL Leonce Elie de Beaumont, French mine engineer/geologist 
1805
Henry P Scholte, Dutch/US vicar/founder (Pella colony in Iowa) 
1807
Alfred Vail, Morristown New Jersey, American Inventor, early telegraph pioneer, and financial backer to Samuel Morse 
1822
Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich von Steinwehr, Brig Gen (Union vol) 
1823
Thomas John Wood, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906 
1829
William Michael Rossetti, civil servant 
1830
Karl Klindworth, pianist/conductor 
1832
William Le Baron Jenney, US, architect/"father of skyscraper" 
1839
Karl A von Zittel, German geologist/paleontologist (Libya) 
1839
[Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist 
1843
Melville Reuben Bissell, Hartwick New York, American inventor (carpet sweeper) 
1843
Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Mattoon Illinois, American Geologist and educator 
1846
Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], St. Petersburg, Russia, German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system) 
1852
Cornelis J Snijders, supreme commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18) 
1852
Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy) 
1862
Leon Boellmann, French organist/composer (Variations Symphoniques) 
1862
Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952) 
1866
Thomas Hunt Morgan, US, biologist (Nobel-1933) 
1867
Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1938) 
1872
Charles Blake Cochran, impresario 
1877
Plutarco Elias Calles, Mexican revolutionary, president (1924-28) 
1879
Luis da Costa, composer 
1879
Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and labor leader, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (d. 1963) 
1881
Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936) 
1884
Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, Dutch educationalist 
1886
Jesus Guridi, composer 
1886
John Howard Lawson, scriptwriter/playwright 
1887
May Sutton Bundy, US, 1st US woman to win Wimbledon (US 1904) 
1889
George Douglas Howard Cole, socialist/novelist 
1889
C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator (d. 1930) 
1896
Elsa Triolet, writer 
1896
Roberto Gerhard, composer 
1896
Sandro Pertini, president Italy 
1897
Teddy Hart, NYC, actor (3 Men on a Horse) 
1897
William Faulkner, New Albany Mississippi, author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), (d. 1962) 
1898
Robert Brackman American artist (d. 1980) 
1901
Robert Bresson, French film director (d. 1999) 
1902
Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche) 
1902
Jeno Takacs, composer 
1903
John Everett Allen, US businessman 
1903
Mark Rothko, [Marcus Rothkovich], US, painter (Green on Blue) 
1904
Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, New Rochelle, New York, American oceanographer 
1905
Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem) 
1905
Red Smith, Green Bay Wisc, sportscaster/columnist (Fight Talk) 
1906
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, St Petersburg Russia, composer [NS] 
1906
Jaroslav Jezek, composer 
1906
Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer 
1906
Phyllis Pearsall, East Dulwich, London, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company) 
1907
Jan Felderhof, composer 
1907
Robert Bresson, France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette) 
1908
Eugen Suchon, composer 
1909
Florizel A Glasspole, governor-gen of Jamaica (1973-91) 
1911
Lionel Henry Nowak, composer 
1911
Eric Williams, first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (d. 1981) 
1913
David Hunt, British diplomat/quiz winner 
1914
Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist 
1915
Ethel Rosenberg, American Communist (d. 1953) 
1916
Tolia Nikiprowetzsy, composer 
1917
Johnny Sain, American baseball player (d. 2006) 
1918
Phil Rizzuto, Brooklyn New York, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950) 
1920
Sergey Bondarchuk, Belozerka Ukraine, director (War & Peace) 
1921
Remy C, de Kerckhove, Flemish poet 
1921
Robert Muldoon, premier NZ (1975-84)/chairman (IMF) 
1922
John Farr, British MP 
1922
Hammer DeRoburt, first President of Nauru (d. 1992) 
1924
Norman Ayrton, opera director (Royal Shakespearean Acad - UK) 
1925
Silvana Pampanini, Rome Italy, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner) 
1925
William Edgar Mitchell, physicist 
1925
Paul MacCready, engineer/inventor (1st man-powered aircraft) 
1926
Aldo Ray, Pen Argyl PA, actor (God's Little Acre, Green Beret) 
1926
John Ericson, Dusseldorf Germany, actor (Sam Bolt-Honey West) 
1926
Sergei Filatov, USSR, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1960) 
1926
Jack Hyles, Baptist pastor (d. 2001) 
1927
Carl Braun, basketball player (NY Knicks) 
1927
Sir Colin Davis, Weybridge England, conductor (NY Met 1967-71) 
1928
Hendrika G "Tine" de Vries, actress (Seaman's Wife) 
1929
John Rutherford, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956) 
1929
Ronnie Barker, British comedian (the Two Ronnies) 
1929
Barbara Walters, American broadcaster 
1929
Kevin White, Boston, Massachusetts, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), (d. 2012) 
1930
H Heckmann, writer 
1930
Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999) 
1931
Barbara Walters, Boston Mass, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV) 
1931
Patrick WIlliam Walker, British astrologer 
1931
Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (d. 2005) 
1932
Andrew Gardner, British broadcaster 
1932
Daphne Swallow, commandant/director (WRNS) 
1932
Glenn Herbert Gould, Toronto Canada, pianist (sued Steinway Piano) 
1932
Terry Medwin, Welsh retired footballer 
1933
Adolfo Suarez, premier of Spain (1976-81), (d. 2014) 
1933
Erik Darling, Baltimore MD, rocker (Rooftop Singers) 
1933
Ian Tyson, rocker 
1933
Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster 
1934
John S Bull, Memphis Tennessee, astronaut 
1934
Struther Arnott, professor (St Andrew University) 
1934
Jean Sorel, French actor 
1936
Edward Jones, UK military rep to NATO 
1936
Juliet Prowse, Bombay India, actress/dancer (Who Killed Teddy Bear) 
1936
Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman 
1937
Michael Gibbs, jazz composer 
1937
Thomas Kessler, composer 
1939
David Mann, (Rep-D-Ohio) 
1939
Joseph "Jesse" Russell, US singer (Slip Sliding Away) 
1939
Leon Britain, British politician, vice president (Commission of European Communities) 
1939
Feroz Khan, Indian actor 
1940
Timothy Severin, author/explorer 
1941
Vivian Stern, director (Nacros) 
1942
John Taylor, jazz pianist 
1942
Michael Stephen, MP 
1942
Peter Petherick, cricketer (NZ slow lefty 1976-77, hat-trick on debut) 
1943
Gary Alexander, TN, rock vocalist/guitarist (Association) 
1943
John Locke, LA Clif, rock keyboardist (Spirit-I Got A Line on You) 
1943
Robert Walden, NYC, actor (Joe Rossi-Lou Grant, New Doctors) 
1943
Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense 
1944
Eugenia Zukerman, Cambridge Ms, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence) 
1944
Grayson Shillingford, cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets) 
1944
Michael Douglas, NJ, actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile) 
1944
Doris Matsui, American politician 
1945
Kathleen Brown, state treasurer (D-California, 1991- ) 
1945
Owen "Onnie" McIntyre, Scotland, guitarist (Average White Band) 
1945
Reynold Henry Weidenaar, composer 
1946
Bishan Bedi, cricketer (mighty Indian slow left-armer 1966-79) 
1946
Felicity Kendal, Indies/British actress (Shakespeare Wallah) 
1946
Gilmer Bryan Morgan, Wewoka OK, PGA golfer (1977 BC Open) 
1947
Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated) 
1947
John Fiddler, England, rock vocalist/guitarist (British Lions) 
1949
Anson Williams, Los Angeles California, actor (Potsie-Happy Days) 
1949
Inshan Ali, cricketer (big-spinning WI chinaman bowler 1971-77) 
1949
Jerry F Costello, (Rep-D-Illinois) 
1949
Mimi Kennedy, Rochester NY, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof) 
1951
Bob McAdoo, NBA forward/center (Buffalo Braves, LA Lakers) 
1951
Burleigh Drummond, rocker (Ambrosia) 
1951
Mark Hamill, Oakland California, actor (Luke Skywalker-Star Wars) 
1951
Pedro Almodovar, Spain, director/screenwriter (Kika, Matador) 
1952
Christopher Reeve, NYC, actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time) 
1952
Tommy Norden, NYC, actor (Flipper) 
1952
Gloria Jean Watkins, American scholar 
1953
Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon) 
1954
Sylvester Croom, American college football coach 
1954
Juande Ramos, Spanish Football Manager 
1955
Adelmo "Zucchero" Fornaciari, Italian R&B-singer (Senza una Donna) 
1955
Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie & Banshees-Wild Thing) 
1955
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, German footballer 
1955
Ludo Coeck, Belgian footballer (d. 1985) 
1956
Jamie Hyneman, American visual effects technician 
1957
Rupert Haselden, journalist/Screenwriter 
1957
Ian Reddington, English actor 
1958
Michael Madsen, Chicago, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk) 
1958
Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist 
1959
Andy Waller, cricketer (big-hitting Zimbabwe batsman-1992 World Cup) 
1960
John Hills, horse trainer 
1960
Igor Belanov, Ukrainian footballer 
1960
Sonia Benezra, Canadian television host 
1961
Heather Locklear, LA Ca, actress (Stacy-T J Hooker, Sammy Jo-Dynasty) 
1961
Tim Zoehrer, cricketer (Aussie keeper, & occasional WA leggie) 
1962
Rajiv Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian Test pace bowler 1986-87) 
1963
Keely Shaye Smith, correspondent (Unsolved Mysteries) 
1964
Bryan Tooley, Eugene Ore, kayak (alt-Olympics-96) 
1964
Anita Barone, American actress 
1964
Joey Saputo, Canadian businessman and sports executive 
1964
Gary Ayles, British racing driver 
1964
Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer 
1965
Scottie Pippen, Hamburg, Arkansas, American NBA forward (Bulls, Oly-2 gold-92, 96) 
1966
Elizabeth "Liz" Tchou, Medford NJ, field hockey defender (Olympics-96) 
1966
Todd Philcox, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs) 
1967
Lezlie Lund, Tolna ND, Miss ND-America (1991) 
1967
Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player 
1968
Will Smith [The Fresh Prince], actor/rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince) 
1968
Johan Friso, prince of Orange-Nassau, Netherlands 
1968
Reggie Jefferson, Tallahassee FL, 1st baseman (Cin, Cleve, Sea, Bos) 
1968
John Worsfold, Australian rules football coach 
1969
Catherine Zeta Jones, Swansea Wales, actress (Christopher Columbus) 
1969
David Weathers, Lawrencburg TN, pitcher (Florida Marlins, NY Yankees) 
1969
Hansie Cronje, cricket captain (solid South African batsman) 
1969
Michae Wright, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons) 
1969
Hal Sparks, American actor 
1970
Curtis Buckley, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs) 
1970
Damon Pieri, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers) 
1970
Doug Pelfrey, NFL kicker (Cin Bengals) 
1970
Kerri Kendall, San Diego Ca, playmate (Sep, 1990) 
1970
Shannon Jones, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores) 
1970
Dean Ween, American musician (Ween) 
1971
John Lynch, NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs) 
1971
Tony Harrison, WLAF receiver (Frankfurt Galaxy) 
1971
Brian Dunkleman, American actor 
1972
Kevin Mason, CFL quarterback (Saskatchewan Roughriders) 
1972
Nikole Viola, Miss USA-Louisiana (1997) 
1973
Melonie McGarrah, Rogers Arkansas, Miss America-Arkansas (1997) 
1973
Tijani Babangida, soccer player (Roda JC) 
1973
Bridgette Wilson, Gold Beach, Oregon, American actress (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison) 
1973
Bridget Marquardt, American model 
1974
Daniel Kessler, American musician (Interpol) 
1975
Declan Donnelly, English television presenter (Ant and Dec) 
1975
Matt Hasselbeck, American football player 
1975
Daniel Hyde, British actor 
1976
Chauncey Billups, NBA guard (Boston Celtics) 
1977
Clea DuVall, American actress 
1977
Mike Krahulik, Illustrator 
1977
Wil Nieves, Puerto Rican baseball player 
1978
Laura Nicholls, Kitchener Ontario, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96) 
1978
Roudolphe Douala, Cameroonian footballer 
1978
Ricardo Gardner, Jamaican footballer 
1978
Jodie Kidd, English model 
1978
Joel Pineiro, Puerto Rican baseball player 
1980
T.I., American rapper 
1981
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player 
1981
Jason Bergmann, American baseball player 
1981
Shane Tutmarc, American songwriter and musician 
1981
Van Hansis, American actor 
1982
Hyun Bin, South Korean actor 
1983
Terrance Pennington, National Football League guard 
1984
Matt Carle, American ice hockey player 
1990
Mao Asada, Japanese figure skater 
1994
Jansen Panettiere, American actor 
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