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Per Aabel

Per Aabel (April 25, 1902-December 22, 1999)

Per Pavels Aabel was a respected and honored Norwegian actor, artist, dancer, choreographer and instructor. Wikipedia
Norway
Ole Edvard Antonsen

Ole Edvard Antonsen (April 25, 1962-)

Ole Edvard Antonsen is a Norwegian trumpeter, musician and conductor. Wikipedia
Hank Azaria

Hank Azaria (April 25, 1964-)

Henry Albert "Hank" Azaria is an American actor, comedian and producer. He is noted for being one of the principal voice actors on the animated television sitcom 'The Simpsons', playing Moe Szyslak, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Comic Book Guy, Carl Carlson and numerous others. After attending Tufts University, Azaria joined the series with... Wikipedia
Forest Hills, Queens, New York, U.S.

Samuel Barnett (actor) (April 25, 1980-)

Samuel Barnett is an English actor. He has performed on stage, film, television and radio, and achieved recognition for his work on the stage and film versions of 'The History Boys' by Alan Bennett. His most recent television performance was in the BBC comedy 'Twenty Twelve'. Wikipedia
Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

Luke Bedford (April 25, 1978-)

Luke Bedford is a British composer. Wikipedia
Ketil Bjørnstad

Ketil Bjørnstad (April 25, 1952-)

Ketil Bjørnstad is a Norwegian pianist, composer and author. Initially trained as a classical pianist, Bjørnstad discovered jazz at an early age and has embraced the emergence of "European jazz". Wikipedia
Oslo
Dominique Blanc

Dominique Blanc (April 25, 1956-)

Dominique Blanc is a French actress. Wikipedia
Lyon, France
Joe Buck

Joe Buck (April 25, 1969-)

Joseph Francis "Joe" Buck is an American sportscaster and the son of sportscaster Jack Buck. He has won numerous Sports Emmy Awards for his work with Fox Sports, including his roles as lead play-by-play announcer for the network's National Football League and Major League Baseball coverage. Wikipedia
St. Petersburg, Florida

Melvin Burgess (April 25, 1954-)

Melvin Burgess is a British writer of children's fiction. He became famous in 1996 with the publication of 'Junk', about heroin-addicted teenagers on the streets of Bristol. At least in Britain, 'Junk' became one of the best-known young adult books of the decade. Burgess won the annual Carnegie Medal from the Library Association, recognising the... Wikipedia
Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK
Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell (April 25, 1599-September 3, 1658)

Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. Wikipedia
Huntingdon, England
Whitehall, London, England

Dorothy Salisbury Davis (April 25, 1916-August 3, 2014)

Dorothy Margaret Salisbury Davis was an American crime fiction writer. Wikipedia
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Palisades, New York
Walter de la Mare

Walter de la Mare (April 25, 1873-June 22, 1956)

Walter John de la Mare, OM, CH was an English poet, short story writer and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works for children and for his poem "The Listeners". He also wrote some subtle psychological horror stories, amongst them "Seaton's Aunt" and "Out of the Deep". His 1921 novel 'Memoirs of a Midget' won the James Tait Black... Wikipedia
Charlton, Kent, England, UK
Twickenham, London, England, UK
Jeffrey DeMunn

Jeffrey DeMunn (April 25, 1947-)

Jeffrey DeMunn is an American stage, film and television actor. He is known for a variety of roles, including Andrei Chikatilo in 'Citizen X', and for his role as Dale Horvath in 'The Walking Dead'. Wikipedia
Buffalo, New York, United States
Félix d'Herelle

Félix d'Herelle (April 25, 1873-February 22, 1949)

Félix d'Herelle was a French-Canadian microbiologist, the co-discoverer of bacteriophages and experimented with the possibility of phage therapy. D'Herelle has also been credited for his contributions to the larger concept of applied microbiology. Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec
Paris
Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan (April 25, 1976-)

Timothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan is an American professional basketball player who has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. The 6-foot 11-inch, 250-pound power forward/center is a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA MVP, three-time NBA Finals MVP, and NBA Rookie of the Year. He is also a 15-time... Wikipedia
Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917-June 15, 1996)

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing. Wikipedia
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Francis Graham-Smith

Francis Graham-Smith (April 25, 1923-)

Sir Francis Graham-Smith is a British astronomer. He was the thirteenth Astronomer Royal from 1982 to 1990. Wikipedia
Peter Jurasik

Peter Jurasik (April 25, 1950-)

Peter Jurasik is an American actor known for his television roles as Londo Mollari in the 1990s science fiction series 'Babylon 5' and Sid the Snitch on the 1980s series 'Hill Street Blues' and its short-lived spinoff 'Beverly Hills Buntz'. Wikipedia
Queens, New York, United States
Kamal Khan (singer)

Kamal Khan (singer) (April 25, 1989-)

Kamal Khan is a Bollywood playback singer. He won the reality singing competition, 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' Singing Superstar in 2010. Later he won the Zee Cine Awards "Fresh Singing Talent 2012", for the song 'Ishq Sufiyana' from the film 'The Dirty Picture'. Wikipedia
Punjab, India
Andrey Kolmogorov

Andrey Kolmogorov (April 25, 1903-October 20, 1987)

Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov was a 20th-century Soviet mathematician who made significant contributions to the mathematics of probability theory, topology, intuitionistic logic, turbulence, classical mechanics, algorithmic information theory and computational complexity. Wikipedia
Tambov, Imperial Russia
Moscow, USSR
Jason Lee (actor)

Jason Lee (actor) (April 25, 1970-)

Jason Michael Lee is an American actor, Scientologist, comedian, television producer, and skateboarder. Lee is best known for his role as Earl Hickey in the television series 'My Name Is Earl', the role of Dave Seville in the 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' film franchise, the voice of Syndrome in 'The Incredibles' and for starring in films directed by... Wikipedia
Orange County, California, U.S.
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (April 25, 1933-August 22, 2011)

Jerome "Jerry" Leiber and Mike Stoller were American songwriting and record producing partners. Stoller was the composer and Leiber the lyricist. Wikipedia
Baltimore, Maryland
Los Angeles, California

Luba (singer) (April 25, 1958-)

Luba is a Canadian musician, singer, songwriter and recording artist from Ukrainian descent. She was commercially active from 1980 to 1990, 2000 to 2001 and is active again from 2007 to present. She was initially the vocalist for a band named 'Luba' before signing as a solo artist under that name. She has released five full-length albums and two... Wikipedia
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Franco Mannino (April 25, 1924-February 1, 2005)

Franco Mannino was an Italian film composer, pianist, opera director, playwright and novelist, born in Palermo. Wikipedia
Guglielmo Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi (April 25, 1874-July 20, 1937)

Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in... Wikipedia
Palazzo Marescalchi, Bologna, Italy
Rome, Italy

Claude Mauriac (April 25, 1914-March 22, 1996)

Claude Mauriac was a French author and journalist, eldest son of the author François Mauriac. Wikipedia
Paris
Truls Mørk

Truls Mørk (April 25, 1961-)

Truls Olaf Otterbech Mørk is a Norwegian cellist. Wikipedia
Bergen, Norway
Edward R. Murrow

Edward R. Murrow (April 25, 1908-April 27, 1965)

Edward R. Murrow was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States. Wikipedia
near Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Vince Offer

Vince Offer (April 25, 1964-)

Offer "Vince" Shlomi, also known as Vince Offer, or the "ShamWow!" Guy, is an infomercial pitchman, writer, director, and comedian. Shlomi's first major work was the 1999 comedy film 'The Underground Comedy Movie'. In the late 2000s, Shlomi began appearing on television commercials for the products "ShamWow!", a super-absorbent towel; the "Slap... Wikipedia
Haifa, Israel
Al Pacino

Al Pacino (April 25, 1940-)

Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for playing mobsters, especially Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather' films and Tony Montana in 'Scarface', and often appeared on the other side of the lawas a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. Wikipedia
East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City
Wolfgang Pauli

Wolfgang Pauli (April 25, 1900-December 15, 1958)

Wolfgang Ernst Pauli was an Austrian-born Swiss theoretical physicist and one of the pioneers of quantum physics. Wikipedia
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Zurich, Switzerland
Jim Peebles

Jim Peebles (April 25, 1935-)

Phillip James Edwin Peebles is a Canadian-American physicist and theoretical cosmologist who is currently the Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science at Princeton University. Peebles was born in Winnipeg and completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Manitoba. He left Manitoba in the fall of 1958 to attend Princeton University,... Wikipedia
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Amanda Richards

Amanda Richards (April 25, 1983-)

Amanda Richards is an American singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon, who combines elements of folk, country, rock, and blues in her music. Reviewers have referred to her as "a fine storyteller" who writes "with a brutally honest pen" while others have cited her ability to spin comedic storylines on racy, self-deprecating, or sharply feminist... Wikipedia
Orange, CA
Andrzej Seweryn

Andrzej Seweryn (April 25, 1946-)

Andrzej Seweryn is a Polish actor and director. One of the most successful Polish theatre actors, he starred in over 50 films, mostly in Poland, France and Germany. He is also one of only three non-French actors to be hired by the Paris-based Comédie-Française. He is currently serving as director general of the Polski Theatre in Warsaw. Has three... Wikipedia
Heilbronn, Germany
Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky

Robert Skidelsky, Baron Skidelsky (April 25, 1939-)

Robert Jacob Alexander, Baron Skidelsky, FBA, D.Phil, is a British economic historian of Russian origin and the author of a major, award-winning, three-volume biography of British economist John Maynard Keynes. He read history at Jesus College, Oxford and is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy in the University of Warwick, England. Wikipedia
Harbin, China

Donald C. Spencer (April 25, 1912-December 23, 2001)

Donald Clayton Spencer was an American mathematician, known for work on deformation theory of structures arising in differential geometry, and on several complex variables from the point of view of partial differential equations. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, and educated at the University of Colorado and MIT. Wikipedia
Boulder, Colorado
Scottsdale, Arizona
Peter Sutherland

Peter Sutherland (April 25, 1946-)

Peter Denis Sutherland is an Irish international businessman and former Attorney General of Ireland, associated with the Fine Gael party. He is a barrister by profession, and is also Senior Counsel at the Irish Bar. He is also known for serving in a variety of business and political roles. Wikipedia
Foxrock, Dublin, Ireland
Bertrand Tavernier

Bertrand Tavernier (April 25, 1941-)

Bertrand Tavernier is a French director, screenwriter, actor and producer. Wikipedia
Lyon
Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet

Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet (April 25, 1628-January 27, 1699)

Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet was an English statesman and essayist. Wikipedia
Vladislav Tretiak

Vladislav Tretiak (April 25, 1952-)

Vladislav Aleksandrovich Tretiak, MSM is a former goaltender for the Soviet Union's national ice hockey team. Considered to be one of the greatest goaltenders in the history of the sport, he was voted one of six players to the International Ice Hockey Federation's Centennial All-Star Team in a poll conducted by a group of 56 experts from 16... Wikipedia
Orudyevo, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Björn Ulvaeus

Björn Ulvaeus (April 25, 1945-)

Björn Kristian Ulvaeus is a Swedish songwriter, producer, a former member of the Swedish musical group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals 'Chess', 'Kristina från Duvemåla', and 'Mamma Mia!'. He co-produced the film 'Mamma Mia!' with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson. Wikipedia
Gothenburg, Sweden

Paul Wagnberg (April 25, 1961-)

Paul Wagnberg is a Swedish-Norwegian jazz musician, mostly known for his jazz-organ playing. He also sings and plays the piano in addition to composing. Wikipedia
Norrköping, Sweden
John S. Waugh

John S. Waugh (April 25, 1929-August 22, 2014)

John Stewart Waugh was an American chemist and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is known for developing average hamiltonian theory and using it to extend NMR spectroscopy, previously limited to liquids, to the solid state. He is the author of ANTIOPE, a freeware general purpose Windows-based simulator of the... Wikipedia
Willimantic, Connecticut, USA
Concord, Massachusetts
Yury Yakovlev

Yury Yakovlev (April 25, 1928-November 30, 2013)

Yury Vasilyevich Yakovlev was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed Soviet film actors. He was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1976. Wikipedia
Moscow, Soviet Union
Moscow, Russia
Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger (April 25, 1969-)

Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress and producer. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009; and established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood... Wikipedia
Baytown, Texas