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BORN 1925

Turning 94 in 2019

  Wahiduddin Khan
Indian Islamic scholar and peace activist
01/01/1925
  Johnny Lujack
American football player
01/04/1925
  Lou Carnesecca
American basketball coach
01/05/1925
  Henry Gray
American blues pianist and singer
01/19/1925
  Ernesto Cardenal
Nicaraguan Roman Catholic priest and poet
01/20/1925
  Eugen Gomringer
Bolivian-born German concrete poet
01/20/1925
  Elliot Lawrence
American jazz pianist, composer, conductor, and bandleader
02/14/1925
  Hal Holbrook
American actor, Mark Twain Tonight, All the President's Men, Into the Wild
02/17/1925
  Gerald Stern
American poet
02/22/1925
  Etel Adnan
Lebanese-born American poet and painter
02/24/1925
  Louis Nirenberg
Canadian-born American mathematician
02/28/1925
  Lucine Amara
American opera singer
03/01/1925
(Some sources cite 1924 or 1927)
  Leo Esaki
Japanese Nobel Prize-winning physicist
03/12/1925
  Roy Haynes
American jazz drummer
03/13/1925
  John Tate
American mathematician, co-proposer of the Birch-Tate conjecture
03/13/1925
  Brent Scowcroft
American government official, National Security Advisor (1975-1977, 1989-1993)
03/19/1925
  Peter Brook
English theater and motion picture director, Marat/Sade
03/21/1925
  Emil Mangelsdorff
German jazz saxophonist
04/11/1925
  Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Tanzanian president (1985-1995)
05/08/1925
  Rubem Fonseca
Brazilian writer, Agosto
05/11/1925
  John Simon
Serbian-born American literary, theater, and film critic
05/12/1925
  Bill Hayes
American singer and actor, TV's Days of Our Lives
06/05/1925
  Sonny Fox
American children's television show host, Wonderama
06/17/1925
  Stanley Moss
American publisher and poet
06/21/1925
  June Lockhart
American actress, TV's Lassie, Lost in Space
06/25/1925
  Virginia Patton
American actress, It's a Wonderful Life
06/25/1925
(Some sources cite 1926)
  Wayne Terwilliger
American baseball player, coach, and manager
06/27/1925
  Francis S. Currey
American World War II Medal of Honor recipient
06/29/1925
  Giorgio Napolitano
Italian president (2006-2015)
06/29/1925
  Cara Williams
American actress, The Defiant Ones, TV's Pete and Gladys
06/29/1925
  Philippe Jaccottet
Swiss poet and translator
06/30/1925
  Jean Raspail
French writer, The Camp of the Saints
07/05/1925
  Gazi Yaşargil
Turkish neurosurgeon
07/06/1925
  Mahathir Mohamad
Malaysian prime minister (1981-2003)
07/10/1925
  D. A. Pennebaker
American documentarian, Dont Look Back, Monterey Pop
07/15/1925
  Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
German Holocaust survivor, member of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz
07/17/1925
  Sue Thompson
American singer, "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)", "Norman"
07/19/1925
  Jacques Delors
French statesman, European Commission president (1985-1995)
07/20/1925
  Mikis Theodorakis
Greek songwriter and composer
07/29/1925
  Marv Levy
American football coach
08/03/1925
  Alain Touraine
French sociologist
08/03/1925
  Art Laboe
American radio personality
08/07/1925
  M. S. Swaminathan
Indian plant geneticist, known as the father of India's Green Revolution
08/07/1925
  Arlene Dahl
American actress, Three Little Words, Journey to the Center of the Earth
08/11/1925
  Honor Blackman
English actress, Goldfinger, TV's The Avengers
08/22/1925
  Laurent de Brunhoff
French-born children's writer and illustrator, the Babar the Elephant series
(Holds dual French/American citizenship)
08/30/1925
  Ted Schwinden
American politician, Montana governor (1981-1989)
08/31/1925
  Andrea Camilleri
Italian writer, the Inspector Montalbano mystery series
09/06/1925
  Alan Bergman
American songwriter, "The Way We Were", collaborator with spouse Marilyn Bergman
09/11/1925
  Justo Gallego Martínez
Spanish visionary, created the Mejorada del Campo cathedral
09/20/1925
  Bobby Shantz
American baseball player
09/26/1925
  George Wein
American jazz impresario, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival
10/03/1925
  Hiroshi H. Miyamura
American Korean War Medal of Honor recipient
10/06/1925
  Daniel J. Evans
American politician, Washington governor (1966-1977) and senator (1983-1989)
10/16/1925
  Angela Lansbury
English-born American actress, Gaslight, Broadway's Mame, TV's Murder, She Wrote
10/16/1925
  Virginia Zeani
Romanian-born American opera singer
10/21/1925
  Takis
Greek sculptor
10/25/1925
  Jirō Ono
Japanese restaurateur and sushi master
10/27/1925
  Lee Grant
American Oscar-winning actress, Detective Story, In the Heat of the Night, Shampoo
10/31/1925
(Some sources cite 1926, 1927, 1928, or 1929)
  Michel Bouquet
French actor, Toto the Hero, Renoir
11/06/1925
  Mark Miller
American actor, TV's Please Don't Eat the Daisies
11/20/1925
  Jean Dupuy
French-born artist
11/22/1925
  Johnny Mandel
American composer, arranger, and songwriter, "The Shadow of Your Smile", "Suicide Is Painless"
11/23/1925
  Bill Gates, Sr.
American philanthropist
11/30/1925
  Albert Bandura
Canadian-born American psychologist, originated social cognitive theory
12/04/1925
  Arnaldo Forlani
Italian prime minister (1980-1981)
12/08/1925
  Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez
American activist and feminist
12/12/1925
  Dick Van Dyke
American actor, Mary Poppins, TV's The Dick Van Dyke Show, Diagnosis: Murder
12/13/1925
  Calvin Tomkins
American art critic, staff writer for The New Yorker
12/17/1925
  Michel Piccoli
French actor, Belle de Jour
12/27/1925

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