Famous birthdays, deaths and events of June 25
1242 - Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny (d. 1275) 1560 - Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634) 1726 - Thomas Pennant, British naturalist 1860 - Gustave Charpentier, French composer (d. 1956) 1887 - George Abbott, American playwright (d. 1995) 1900 - Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1903 - George Orwell (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair), British writer (d. 1950) 1903 - Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990) 1913 - Cyril Fletcher, British comedian (d. 2005) 1921 - Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007) 1923 - Nicholas Mosley, British writer 1924 - Sidney Lumet, American film director 1925 - June Lockhart, American actress 1925 - Ted Stepien, American business (d. 2007) 1926 - Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian writer (d. 1973) 1928 - Michel Brault, Quebec film director 1928 - Peyo, Belgian illustrator (d. 1992) 1928 - Bill Russo, American jazz composer (d. 2003) 1929 - Eric Carle, American author 1930 - George Murdock, American actor 1930 - Mary Beth Peil, American singer 1935 - Eddie Floyd, American singer 1939 - Harold Melvin, American musician (Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes) (d. 1997) 1939 - Allen Fox, American Tennis Player 1939 - Clint Warwick, English musician (The Moody Blues) (d. 2004) 1940 - A.J. Quinnell, British writer (d. 2005) 1941 - Denys Arcand, Canadian film director 1942 - Michel Tremblay, Canadian playwright 1944 - Robert Charlebois, Canadian singer 1945 - Carly Simon, American singer 1946 - Ian McDonald, English musician (King Crimson and Foreigner) 1947 - Jimmie Walker, American actor (Good Times) 1950 - Nitza Saul, Israeli actress 1952 - Tim Finn, Kiwi singer/songwriter 1954 - David Paich, composer (Toto) 1954 - Daryush Shokof, Iranian filmmaker 1956 - Anthony Bourdain, Chef and author 1959 - Jari Puikkonen, Finnish ski jumper 1959 - Paris Themmen, American actor 1960 - Craig Johnston, Australian soccer player 1961 - Ricky Gervais, English comedian 1962 - Phill Jupitus, English comedian and broadcaster 1963 - Yann Martel, Canadian author 1963 - Doug Gilmour, Canadian ice hockey player 1963 - John Benjamin Hickey, American actor 1963 - George Michael, British musician 1964 - Johnny Herbert, English race car driver 1964 - Emma Suárez, Spanish actress 1964 - Greg Raymer, Professional poker player 1966 - Dikembe Mutombo, Congolese (DRC) basketball player 1969 - Matt Gallant, American television host 1969 - Zim Zum, American musician (former Marilyn Manson guitarist) 1970 - Lucy Benjamin, British actress 1970 - Erki Nool, Estonian decathlete 1970 - Roope Latvala, Finnish musician 1971 - Scott Maslen, Actor 1971 - Angela Kinsey, American actress 1971 - Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer 1971 - Michael Tucker, American baseball player 1972 - Carlos Delgado, Puerto Rican baseball player 1972 - Mike Kroeger, Canadian musician (Nickelback) 1973 - Jamie Redknapp, English footballer 1974 - Jim LaMarca, American bass guitarist (Chimaira) 1974 - Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress 1974 - Nisha Ganatra, Canadian film director 1975 - Linda Cardellini, American actress 1975 - Chenoa, Spanish singer 1975 - Albert Costa, Spanish tennis player 1975 - Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player 1975 - Natasha Klauss, Colombian actress 1976 - José Cancela, Uruguayan footballer 1976 - Dubravka Vukotiæ, Montenegrin female actor 1978 - Aftab Shivdasani, Bollywood actor 1978 - Layla El, 2006 WWE Diva Search winner 1978 - Luke Scott, American baseball player 1979 - Brandi Burkhardt, American vocalist 1979 - Katie Doyle, American actress and reality television star 1979 - Hirooki Goto, Japanese professional wrestler 1979 - Busy Philipps, American actress 1979 - Richard Hughes, Scottish footballer 1980 - Maja Latinoviæ, Serbian model 1980 - Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress 1981 - Sheridan Smith, British actress 1981 - Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper 1981 - Pooja Umashankar, Indian actress 1982 - Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player 1982 - Rain, Korean singer (Rain 1983 - Todd Cooper, British swimmer 1984 - Indigo, American actress 1986 - Aya Matsuura, Japanese singer 1986 - Charlie Davies, American soccer player 1993 - Barney Clark, English actor
1483 - Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers 1522 - Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer (b. 1451) 1533 - Mary Tudor, queen consort of Louis XII of France (b. 1496) 1579 - Hatano Hideharu, Japanese warlord and samurai (b. 1541) 1634 - John Marston, English playwright (b. 1576) 1638 - Juan Pérez de Montalbán, Spanish writer (b. 1602) 1665 - Archduke Sigismund Francis of Austria, (b. 1630) 1669 - François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort 1673 - Charles de Batz-Castelmore, Comte d'Artagnan 1767 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer (b. 1681) 1822 - E.T.A. Hoffmann, German writer (b. 1776) 1838 - François Nicolas Benoît, Baron Haxo 1876 - Boston Custer, Brother of George A. Custer (b. 1848) 1884 - Hans Rott, Austrian composer (b. 1858) 1918 - Jake Beckley, baseball player (b. 1867) 1937 - Colin Clive, British actor (b. 1900) 1944 - Lucha Reyes, Mexican singer (b. 1906) 1949 - Buck Freeman, baseball player (b. 1871) 1960 - Tommy Corcoran, baseball player (b. 1869) 1976 - Johnny Mercer, American songwriter (b. 1909) 1983 - Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (b. 1916) 1987 - Boudleaux Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1920) 1988 - Hillel Slovak, Israeli-born musician (Anthym/What Is This? 1992 - Jerome Brown, American football player (b. 1965) 1995 - Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1907) 1998 - Lounès Matoub, a famous Berber Kabyle singer (b. 1956) 1999 - Fred Feast, English actor (b. 1929) 2005 - John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925) 2007 - Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946) 2007 - J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher (b. 1933) 2008 - Lyall Watson, South African Anthroplogist & Author (b.1939) 2009 - Farrah Fawcett, 62, American actress (Charlie's Angels), anal cancer. 2009 - Michael Jackson, 50, American pop singer–songwriter, cardiac arrest.
524 - Battle of Vézeronce, the Franks defeat the Burgundians. 841 - Battle of Fontenay. 1678 - Elena Cornaro Piscopia is the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy. 1788 - Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution. 1876 - Battle of the Little Bighorn and the death of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer. 1913 - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913. 1935 - Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Colombia are established. 1938 - Dr. Douglas Hyde is inaugurated the first President of Ireland. 1944 - The Battle of Tali-Ihantala, the largest battle ever fought in the Nordic Countries, begins. 1948 - The Berlin Airlift begins. 1949 - Long-Haired Hare is released in Theaters starring Bugs Bunny. 1950 - The Korean War begins with the invasion of South Korea by North Korea. 1967 - First global satellite television programme – Our World 1975 - Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declares Emergency in India, suspending civil liberties and elections. 1975 - Mozambique achieves independence. 1976 - Missouri Governor Christopher S. Bond issues an executive order rescinding the Extermination Order, formally apologizing on behalf of the state of Missouri for the suffering it had caused the Latter Day Saints. 1981 - Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington. 1982 - Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military. 1983 - India wins the final of the Cricket World Cup against the mighty West Indies at the MCC's Lord's Cricket Ground in London. 1991 - Croatia and Slovenia declare their independence from Yugoslavia. 1993 - Kim Campbell is chosen as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and becomes the first female Prime Minister of Canada. 1996 - The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen. 1997 - An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian Space station, Mir. 1998 - In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional. 2007 - 2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull. 2009 - The death of American entertainer Michael Jackson triggers an outpouring of worldwide grief and cripples several major websites or online services, as the abundance of people accessing the web addresses pushes Internet traffic to potentially "unprecedented" and "historic" levels.