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Famous birthdays, deaths and events of October 25


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Birthdays
  • 1102 - William Clito, Count of Flanders (d. 1128)
  • 1330 - Louis II of Flanders, (d. 1384)
  • 1759 - William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
  • 1767 - Benjamin Constant, Swiss writer (d. 1830)
  • 1782 - Levi Lincoln, Jr.
  • 1802 - Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strong man (d. 1864)
  • 1825 - Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer (d. 1899)
  • 1838 - Georges Bizet, French composer (d. 1875)
  • 1856 - Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger, Croatian paleontologist (d. 1936)
  • 1864 - Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian composer (d. 1956)
  • 1886 - Leo G. Carroll, English actor (d. 1972)
  • 1889 - Abel Gance, French film director (d. 1981)
  • 1889 - Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (d. 1985)
  • 1902 - Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
  • 1903 - Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman (d. 1976)
  • 1908 - Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (d. 2004)
  • 1912 - Minnie Pearl, American comedian and singer (d. 1996)
  • 1914 - John Berryman, American poet (d. 1972)
  • 1923 - Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (d. 1990)
  • 1924 - Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1926 - Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano
  • 1927 - Barbara Cook, American singer and actress
  • 1928 - Marion Ross, American actress
  • 1928 - Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1931 - Annie Girardot, French actress
  • 1933 - Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (d. 2005)
  • 1935 - Russell Schweickart, astronaut
  • 1939 - Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1941 - Helen Reddy, Australian singer
  • 1941 - Anne Tyler, American novelist
  • 1944 - Jon Anderson, English singer (Yes)
  • 1947 - Glenn Tipton, English guitarist (Judas Priest)
  • 1948 - Dan Issel, American basketball player
  • 1949 - Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1950 - Chris Norman, English singer
  • 1951 - Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television)
  • 1954 - Mike Eruzione, American hockey player
  • 1955 - Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist
  • 1955 - Glynis Barber, English actress
  • 1955 - Matthias Jabs, German guitarist (Scorpions)
  • 1957 - Nancy Cartwright, American actress
  • 1958 - Kornelia Ender, East German swimmer
  • 1958 - Phil Daniels, English actor
  • 1961 - Ward Burton, American auto racer
  • 1961 - Chad Smith, American drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1962 - Nick Hancock, British television presenter
  • 1962 - Darlene Vogel, American actress
  • 1963 - Tracy Nelson, American actress
  • 1964 - Michael Boatman, American actor
  • 1964 - Nicole, German singer
  • 1964 - Kevin Michael Richardson, American actor
  • 1965 - Þorsteinn Bachmann, Icelandic actor
  • 1965 - 2 Cold Scorpio, American professional wrestler
  • 1966 - Wendel Clark, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1966 - Perry Satullo, American professional wrestler
  • 1969 - Josef Beranek, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1969 - Nika Futterman, American voice actress
  • 1969 - Oleg Salenko, Russian footballer
  • 1970 - J.A. Adande, American sports columnist
  • 1970 - Adam Goldberg, American actor
  • 1970 - Adam Pascal, American actor
  • 1970 - Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1971 - Simon Charlton, English footballer
  • 1971 - Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1971 - Midori Goto, Japanese violinist
  • 1971 - Pedro Martínez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1971 - Neil Fallon, Lead singer of Clutch (band)
  • 1972 - Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor
  • 1974 - Lee Byung-Kyu, South Korean baseball player
  • 1975 - Ryan Clement, former XFL quarterback
  • 1975 - Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician
  • 1976 - Steve Jones, Irish footballer
  • 1977 - Birgit Prinz, German footballer
  • 1978 - Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • 1979 - Milena Roucka, Canadian former model current professional wrestler of Czech and Costa Rican descent.
  • 1979 - Rob Hulse, English footballer
  • 1979 - Sarah Thompson, American actress
  • 1979 - Tony Torcato, American baseball player
  • 1980 - Mehcad Brooks, American actor and former model
  • 1981 - Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
  • 1981 - Josh Henderson, American actor and singer
  • 1981 - Jerome Isaac Jones, American singer
  • 1981 - Austin Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder)
  • 1982 - Jerome Carter, American football player
  • 1982 - Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer
  • 1983 - Han Yeo-reum, South Korean actress
  • 1984 - Danny .S., English record producer
  • 1984 - Sara Helena Lumholdt, Swedish musician (A-Teens)
  • 1984 - Katy Perry, American singer
  • 1985 - Ciara Harris, American singer
  • 1986 - DJ Webstar, American disc jockey
  • 1986 - Eddie Gaven, American footballer
  • 1987 - Darron Gibson, Irish football player
  • 1987 - Fabian Hambüchen, German gymnast and Olympic medallist
  • 1995 - Conchita Campbell, Canadian actress


Deaths
  • 1400 - Geoffrey Chaucer, English poet
  • 1633 - Jean Titelouze, French organist
  • 1683 - William Scroggs, Lord Chief Justice of England
  • 1760 - George II of Great Britain, (b. 1683)
  • 1833 - Abbas Mirza, prince of Persia (b. 1789)
  • 1910 - Willie Anderson, Scottish-born golfer (b. 1878)
  • 1938 - Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (b. 1892)
  • 1953 - Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist (b. 1867
  • 1955 - Sadako Sasaki atomic bomb victim, (b. 1943)
  • 1957 - Albert Anastasia, Italian-born gangster (b. 1902)
  • 1957 - Lord Dunsany, Irish writer (b. 1878)
  • 1960 - Harry Ferguson, farm equipment manufacturer (b. 1884)
  • 1965 - Eduard Einstein, son of Albert Einstein (b. 1910)
  • 1973 - Cleo Moore, American actress (b. 1928)
  • 1973 - Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian athlete (b. 1932)
  • 1976 - Raymond Queneau, French poet and novelist (b. 1903)
  • 1980 - Virgil Fox, American organist (b. 1912)
  • 1985 - Gary Holton, English actor (b. 1952)
  • 1986 - Forrest Tucker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1991 - Bill Graham, American rock promoter (b. 1931)
  • 1992 - Roger Miller, American musician and composer (b. 1936)
  • 1993 - Danny Chan, Hong Kong singer/songwriter (b. 1958)
  • 1993 - Vincent Price, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1994 - Kara Spears Hultgreen, American naval pilot (b. 1965)
  • 1994 - Mildred Natwick, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1995 - Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (b. 1918)
  • 1995 - Viveca Lindfors, Swedish-born actress (b. 1920)
  • 1999 - Payne Stewart, American golfer (b. 1957)
  • 2002 - Richard Harris, Irish actor (b. 1930)
  • 2003 - Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish cross-country skier (b. 1925)
  • 2003 - Robert Strassburg, American composer (b. 1915)
  • 2004 - John Peel, British disc jockey (b. 1939)
  • 2005 - Wellington Mara, American football team owner (b. 1916)
  • 2008 - Anne Pressly, American news anchor (b. 1982)
  • 2010 - Gregory Issacs, Jamaican musician (born 1951)

Events
  • 1147 - The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a four-month siege.
  • 1147 - Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.
  • 1315 - Adam Banastre, Henry de Lea and William Bradshaw, led an attack on Liverpool Castle.
  • 1415 - The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
  • 1616 - Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the Western Australian coast.
  • 1747 - British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • 1760 - George III becomes King of Great Britain.
  • 1813 - War of 1812: Canadians and Mohawks defeat the Americans in the Battle of Chateauguay.
  • 1828 - The St Katharine Docks opened in London.
  • 1854 - The Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
  • 1861 - The Toronto Stock Exchange was created.
  • 1900 - The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
  • 1917 - Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution, involving the capture of the Winter Palace, Petrograd, Russia.
  • 1924 - The forged Zinoviev Letter is published in the Daily Mail, wrecking the British Labour Party's hopes of re-election.
  • 1935 - Hurricane floods Haiti, killing over 2,000 people.
  • 1936 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini create the Rome-Berlin Axis.
  • 1938 - The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
  • 1944 - Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.
  • 1944 - The USS Tang (SS-306) under Richard O'Kane (the top submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship's own torpedo.
  • 1944 - The Romanian Army liberates Carei, the last Romanian city under Axis Powers' occupation.
  • 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets.
  • 1945 - The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan's surrender to the Allies.
  • 1962 - Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba
  • 1970 - The wreck of Confederate submarine Hunley was found off Charleston, South Carolina, by pioneer underwater archaeologist, Dr. E. Lee Spence, then just 22 years old. Hunley was the first submarine to sink a ship in warfare.
  • 1971 - The United Nations seated the People's Republic of China and expelled the Republic of China (see political status of Taiwan and China and the United Nations)
  • 1972 - The Washington Post reports that White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman was the fifth person to control a secret cash fund designed to finance illegal political sabotage and espionage during the 1972 presidential election campaign (see also Watergate scandal).
  • 1977 - Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
  • 1980 - Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague.
  • 1983 - Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters were executed in a coup d'état.
  • 1991 - History of Slovenia: Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People's Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
  • 1992 - Lithuania holds a referendum on its first post-Soviet constitution.
  • 1993 - Jean Chrétien becomes Prime Minister of Canada with a massive majority for his Liberal Party in a general election in which the governing Progressive Conservatives, led by Kim Campbell, lost 149 of 151 seats in the parliament.
  • 1995 - A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students.
  • 1997 - After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • 2004 - Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.
  • 2007 - The first Airbus A380 passenger flight, operating for Singapore Airlines, with flight number SQ 380, flying scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
  • 2010 - An earthquake and consequent tsunami off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, kills over 400 people and leave hundreds missing.


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