Is November 25th your birthday? Was someone special to you born on November 25th? With whom will you choose to celebrate this excellent occasion?
If today is your birthday, then you are in excellent company.
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November 25th was the birth date of several notable (or even notorious) individuals. Here they are:
November 25th Birthdays: Famous Artists
French Symbolist painter Maurice Denis (La Depeche de Toulouse, Nymphs, Orpheus and Eurydice and Springtime) was born on November 25, 1870. Maurice Denis was known as “Le Nabi aux Belles Icons,” or “The Prophet of Beautiful Icons.”
Franz Xavier Gruber, Austrian schoolmaster, organist and composer (“Silent Night”) was born on November 25, 1787.
French-American film director Jonathan Kaplan (The Accused, Bad Girls, Brokedown Palace, ER, Immediate Family, Love Field, Over the Edge, Truck Turner and Unlawful Entry) was born on November 25, 1947.
Arthur Schwartz, American Broadway musical composer (The Band Wagon, By the Beautiful Sea, The Gay Life, Jennie and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), was born on November 25, 1900.
Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), was born on November 25, 1901.
Virgil Garnett Thomson, American organist, composer (Filling Station, Four Saints in Three Acts, Lord Byron, Louisiana Stor, The Mother of Us All, The River and Sonata da Chiesa), music critic (New York Herald-Tribune), author (American Music since 1910, The Art of Judging Music, The Musical Scene and The State of Music) and Pulitzer Prize winner (1949), was born on November 25, 1896.
November 25th Birthdays: Famous Athletes
Lillian Copeland, American discus thrower and Olympic gold medalist (1932), was born on November 25, 1904.
Bucky Dent, American professional baseball player (Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees), was born on November 25, 1951.
Joseph (Joltin’ Joe) DiMaggio, American professional baseball player (New York Yankees) and Major League Baseball Hall of Famer, was born on November 25, 1914. Known as the Yankee Clipper, Joe Dimaggio was married to actress Marilyn Monroe.
William Dehart Hubbard, American long jumper and Olympic gold medalist (1924), was born on November 25, 1903.
Anthony Nesty, Surinamese swimmer and Olympic gold medalist (1988), was born on November 25, 1967.
November 25th Birthdays: Famous Authors and Journalists
Poul William Anderson, American science fiction and fantasy author (Chain of Logic, Cold Victory, Earthman’s Burden, Hokas Pokas, The Man Who Counts, The Psychotechnic League, Star Ways, Starship, Tomorrow’s Children and Virgin Planet), was born on November 25, 1926. Poul Wilson also wrote under these pseudonyms: A. A. Craig, Michael Karageorge, P. A. Kingsley and Winston P. Sanders.
William Riley Burnett, American author and screenwriter (The Asphalt Jungle, The Beast of the City, The Great Escape, High Sierra, Little Caesar, Scarface and Wake Island), was born on November 25, 1899.
Lope Felix de Vega, Spanish poet, playwright and author (Arte Nuevo de Hacer Comedias, El Castigo sin Venganza, La Dorotea, La Hermosura de Angélica, The King – the Greatest Alcade, Peribáñez and El Rey don Pedro en Madrid), was born on November 25, 1562.
John F. Kennedy, Jr., American magazine publisher (George) and philanthropist, was born on November 25, 1960. His parents were 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.
Joseph W. Krutch, American naturalist and author (Was Europe a Success), was born on November 25, 1893.
Gloria Marie Steinem, American feminist, editor (Ms.) and author (The Beach Book, Doing Sixty & Seventy, Marilyn: Norma Jean, Moving Beyond Words, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Revolution from Within and The Thousand Indias), was born on November 25, 1935.
Chinese novelist Li (Ba Jin) Yaotang (Cold Nights, Destruction, Family, Random Thoughts and Torrent) was born on November 25, 1904.
November 25th Birthdays: Famous Business Leaders
Karl Friedrich Benz, German automotive designer and manufacturer, was born on November 25, 1844.
Scottish-American industrialist (U.S. Steel) and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was born on November 25, 1835. Andrew Carnegie founded The Carnegie Corporation and Carnegie Mellon University.
November 25th Birthdays: Famous Performers
Christina Applegate, American actress (Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Heart of the City, Married with Children, Streets and Wild Bill), was born on November 25, 1971.
American jazz trumpet and cornet player Nathaniel (Nat) was born on November 25, 1931. His brother was jazz saxophonist Julian (Cannonball) Adderley.
Timothy Lockwood (Tim) Armstrong, American punk rock guitarist, keyboardist, drummer and singer (Dance Hall Crashers, Operation Ivy, Rancid and The Transplants), was born on November 25, 1966.
American actor Curtis Baldwin (227) was born on November 25, 1967.
Richard Roland (Jack Hogan) Benson Jr., American actor (Adam 12, The Bonnie Parker Story, The Cat Burglar, Combat, Houston We’ve Got a Problem, Jake and the Fatman, Man from Del Rio, Mobile Two, Paratroop Command, Sierra and The Specialists), was born on November 25, 1929.
Edward Riley (Eddie) Boyd, American blues pianist and singer (Eddie Boyd and His Blues Band), was born on November 25, 1914.
Paul (Desmond) Emil Breitenfeld, American jazz saxophonist (Dave Brubeck Quartet), was born on November 25, 1924.
Matt Clark, American actor (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Barbarians at the Gate, Blind Witness, Brubaker, Class Action, Country, The Culpepper Cattle Company, Dreamer, Dynasty, Grace Under Fire, Honkytonk Man, In the Heat of the Night, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, Jeremiah Johnston, The Laughing Policeman, The Legend of the Lone Ranger, Outlaw Blues, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Pocket Money, The Quick and the Dead, Return to Oz, Some Kind of Hero, War and Remembrance, White Lightning, Will Penny and The Winds of War), was born on November 25, 1936.
American singer and actress Olive (Kathryn Grant) Grandstaff Crosby (1001 Arabian Nights, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Anatomy of a Murder, Big Circus, A Bing Crosby Christmas, Goldilocks, The Guns of Fort Petticoat, The Initiation of Sarah, Operation Mad Ball, The Phoenix City Story, Rear Window and Unchained) was born on November 25, 1933. Kathryn Crosby was married to singer Bing Crosby.
American psychedelic rock drummer Val Fuentes (7 Deadly Zins, It’s a Beautiful Day, The Moments, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Pure Pleasure Band and Shadowfax), was born on November 25, 1947.
Amy Gibson, American actress (Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion, General Hospital, King of the Mountain and Riding Fast), was born on November 25, 1961.
American contemporary Christian singer Amy Grant (“Baby Baby,” “El-Shaddai,” “Every Heartbeat,” “Good for Me,” “House of Love,” “I Will Remember You,” “Mountaintop,” “My Father’s Eyes,” “Saved by Love” and “That’s What Love Is For”) was born on November 25, 1960. Amy Grant married country singer Vince Gill.
Boris Alexander Godunov, Russian dancer (The Bolshoi Ballet) and actor (Anna Karenina, Die Hard, The Money Pit, North, The Runestone and Witness) was born on November 25, 1949. Alexander Godunov defected to the United States in 1979.
American rock bassist Eric Grossman (K’s Choice) was born on November 25, 1965.
Ernest Harden, Jr., American actor (The Final Terror,The Jeffersons and White Men Can’t Jump), was born on November 25, 1952.
Jacqueline Hennessy, Canadian actress (Dead Ringers) and television personality (Medical Intelligence), was born on November 25, 1969. Of course, her identical twin sister, Canadian actress Jillian Noel (Jill) Hennessy (The Acting Class, Crossing Jordan, Exit Wounds, Law & Order, Molly, Nuremberg, RoboCop 3 and Wild Hogs), was also born on November 25, 1969.
American actor Jory Husain (Head of the Class) was born on November 25, 1968.
Linda David Laflamme, American rock singer (White Bird), was born on November 25, 1947.
Jessie Royce Medbury Landis, American actress (Airport, Boys’ Night Out, Critic’s Choice, Gidget Goes to Rome, Goodbye Again, I Married a Woman, It Happens Every Spring, Mr. Belvedere Goes to College, My Foolish Heart, My Man Godfrey, North by Northwest, The Swan and To Catch a Thief), was born on November 25, 1904.
American grunge and hard rock bassist, singer and songwriter Mark Lanegan (The Gutter Twins, Queens of the Stone Age and Screaming Trees) was born on November 25, 1964.
John Larroquette, American actor (Altered States, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Doctors’ Hospital, The John Larroquette Show, Meatballs 2, Night Court, The Practice, Richie Rich, Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock and Stripes), was born on November 25, 1947.
Stacy Lattisaw, American R&B and disco singer (“Attack of the Name Game,” “Jump to the Beat, ,” “Let Me Be Your Angel,” “Love on a Two-Way Street,” “Million Dollar Baby” and “Miracles”), was born on November 25, 1966.
American folk singer Robert Neale (Bob) Lind (“Elusive Butterfly” and “Remember the Rain”) was born on November 25, 1944.
Roy Alan Lynes, British rock keyboardist and singer (The Spectres, Status Quo and Traffic Jam) was born on November 25, 1943.
British actor Percy Marmont (Four-Sided Triangle, If Winter Comes, Love’s Penalty, Mantrap, The Monk and the Woman, Rich and Strange, Rose of the World, Secret Agent, The Voertrekkers and Young and Innocent) was born on November 25, 1883.
Rex Maupin, American bandleader (Tin Pan Alley), was born on November 25, 1886.
American actor Henry Herman (Jeffrey Hunter) McKinnies, Jr. (Belles on Their Toes, Brainstorm, Custer of the West, Fourteen Hours, The Frogmen, In Love and War, Julius Caesar, Key Witness, King of Kings, A Kiss Before Dying, The Longest Day, No Man Is an Island, Princess of the Nile, Red Skies of Montana, The Searchers, Seven Angry Men, The True Story of Jesse James, Three Young Texans, Viva America and White Feather), was born on November 25, 1925.
Mexican actor Ricardo Montalban (Cheyenne Autumn, The Colbys, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Fantasy Island, Heaven Help Us, How the West was Won – Part II, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad, Sayonara, The Singing Nun, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Sweet Charity) was born on November 25, 1919.
American actress Noel Neill (The Adventures of Superman and Sky Dragon) was born on November 25, 1921.
Vera Reynolds, American silent screen actress (Feet of Clay, The Golden Bed, Lawless Woman and Prodigal Daughters), was born on November 25, 1899.
British progressive rock guitarist Steve Rothery (Marillion) was born on November 25, 1959.
Rosanna Schiaffino, Italian actress (Don Giovanni in Sicilia, Drop Dead Darling, El Greco, Lafayette, The Long Ships, Minotaur, Simon Bolivar, Two Weeks in Another Town and The Victors), was born on November 25, 1939.
American indie rock bassist Trevor Sellers (Armed for Apocalypse, Cowboy, Isobel, Number One Gun and Waking Ashland), was born on November 25, 19–.
Erick (Onassis) Sermon, American rap artist (EPMD) was born on November 25, 1968.
Trinidadian-American rock guitarist Rodney Charles Sheppard (The Jam, The Shrinky Dinx and Sugar Ray) was born on November 25, 1967.
Percy Sledge, American R&B and soul singer (“I’ll Be Your Everything,” “It Tears Me Up,” “Take Time to Know Her,” “Warm and Tender Love” and “When a Man Loves a Woman”), was born on November 25, 1940.
American glam and heavy metal rock keyboardist Kasey Smith (Danger Danger) was born on November 25, 1960.
Eddie Steeples, American actor (Akeelah and the Bee, My Name Is Earl, Robbers, Torque, When Is Tomorrow and Whoa), was born on November 25, 1973. Eddie Steeples became popular as “The Rubberband Man” in OfficeMax television commercials.
Ben Stein, American Presidential speech writer (for 37th U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and 38th U.S. President Gerald R. Ford) and actor (Turn Ben Stein OnWin and Ben Stein’s Money), was born on November 25, 1944.
American actor John (Steve Brodie) Stevenson (Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Armored Car Robbery, Blue Hawaii, Desperate, Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Out of the Past and Roustabout) was born on November 25, 1919.
American folk guitarist and singer Derroll (Adams) Lewis Thompson was born on November 25, 1925. Derroll Adams recorded folk music with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.
Tracey Walter, American actor (Batman, Beloved, Best in the West, City Slickers, Conan the Destroyer, Death to Smoochy, Duplex, The Manchurian Candidate, Married to the Mob, Matilda, Nash Bridges, Philadelphia, Reno 911, Repo Man, The Silence of the Lambs and Something Wild), was born on November 25, 1947.
November 25th Birthdays: Famous Scientists
American physician and essayist Lewis Thomas (The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher) was born on November 25, 1913.
November 25th Birthdays: Famous World (and Other) Leaders
Mauno Koivisto, President of Finland, was born on November 25, 1923.
American temperance leader and suffragette Carry Moore Nation was born on November 25, 1846. Carry Nation became a legend after destroying saloons and bars with her hatchet. She was arrested at least 30 times for destruction of property.
Augusto Pinochet, Chilean President, was born on November 25, 1915.
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