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Births for April 25


  • 1214 Louis IX, King of France (1226-70)
  • 1284 Edward II, King of England (1307-27)
  • 1599 Oliver Cromwell, Puritan lord protector of England (1653-58)
  • 1710 James Ferguson, astronomer
  • 1769 Mark Isambard Brunel, engineer/inventor
  • 1792 John Keble, Anglican priest/founder (Oxford Movement)
  • 1824 Gustave-Rodolphe-Clarence Boulanger, painter
  • 1825 Charles Ferdinand Dowd, US, standardized time zones
  • 1840 James Dearing, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1865
  • 1840 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (1812 Overture) (5/7 NS)
  • 1841 Pauline Lucca, soprano
  • 1842 Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila)
  • 1862 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1867 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist
  • 1872 Charles Burgess Fry, cricketer/writer
  • 1873 Walter De la Mare, English poet/anthologist (Behold the Dreamer)
  • 1874 Guglielmo Marconi, Bologna Italy, inventor (radio) (Nobel 1909)
  • 1881 Hans Windisch, German new testament expert
  • 1883 Elsa Maxwell, Keokuk Iowa, writer (Jack Paar Show)
  • 1900 Lord Gladwyn, British Liberal
  • 1900 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss/Us physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945)
  • 1906 William J Brennan Jr, Newark NJ, 92nd Supreme Court justice (1956-90)
  • 1907 Paula Trueman, NYC, actress (Gran-Billy)
  • 1908 Edward R Murrow, Pole Creek NC, newscaster (Person to Person)
  • 1912 Gladys L Presley, mother of Elvis
  • 1913 Earl Bostic, Tulsa OK, alto sax player (Flamingo, Temptation)
  • 1913 Russ Conway, Brandon Manitoba, actor (Richard Diamond Private Eye)
  • 1914 Marcos Perez Jimenez, president/dictator Venezuela
  • 1918 Astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56)
  • 1918 Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer (Is it live or is it Memorex)
  • 1920 Marre, reformer of the bar
  • 1923 Albert King, Mississippi, blues singer/guitar (Bad Look Blues)
  • 1923 Anita Bjorak, actress (Miss Julie, Loving Couples, Night People)
  • 1923 Francis Graham-Smith, British astronomer
  • 1923 Melissa Hayden, Toronto Canada, ballerina (1961 Silver Bowl)
  • 1925 Anthony Christopher, British trade unionist
  • 1929 Yvette Corlett, athlete
  • 1930 Dotty Mack, Cincinatti Ohio, actress (Paul Dixon Show)
  • 1930 Paul Mazursky, US, writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson)
  • 1931 David Shepherd, painter
  • 1932 Lia Manoliu, Romania, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1932 Meadowlark Lemon, basketball star (Harlem Globetrotter) (or 0421)
  • 1932 William Roache, England, actor (Ken Barlow-Coronation Street)
  • 1933 Helen Paling, British circuit judge
  • 1934 David de Peyer, cancer research campaigner
  • 1934 Denny "Scott" Miller, Bloomington Ind, actor (Wagon Train)
  • 1937 Bo Brundin, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Rhinemann Exchange)
  • 1937 Thomas Faber, publisher
  • 1939 Lord Lichfield, British photographer
  • 1939 Veronica Sutherland, British diplomat
  • 1940 Al Pacino, NYC, actor (And Justice For All, Godfather, Scorpio)
  • 1940 Marian Norrie
  • 1941 Chris Augustine, rocker (Every Mother's Son)
  • 1941 Lawrence J Smith, (Rep-D-FL, 1983- )
  • 1942 Jon Kyl, (Rep-R-Arizona)
  • 1944 John Bryant, editor (Europeans)
  • 1945 Bjorn Ulvaeus, rock vocalist/guitarist (ABBA-Waterloo, Dancing Queen)
  • 1945 Stu Cook, rock bassist (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)
  • 1945 Walt Wesley, NBA star (Cleve Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers)
  • 1946 Digby Fairweather, jazz trumpeter
  • 1946 Peter Sutherland, CEO (Allied Irish Banks)
  • 1946 Talia Shire, (Coppola), Lake Success NY, actress (Adrienne-Rocky)
  • 1947 Johan Cruyff, soccer manager
  • 1949 Michael Brown, keyboardist (Left Bank-Don't Walk Away Renee)
  • 1950 Steve Ferrone, drummer (Average White Band)
  • 1951 Ian McCartney, MP
  • 1951 Linda Stone, pharmacist
  • 1955 Buster Mottram, tennis player
  • 1955 John Nunn, British chess player
  • 1957 Eric Bristow, England, dart thrower (5 World Masters titles)
  • 1958 Fish, rock vocalist (Marillion-Sugar Mice)
  • 1964 Andy Bell, rocker (Erasure-Oh L'Amour)
  • 1966 Isabelle Pasco, France, actress (Ave Maria)/model (Elle, Vogue)
  • 1975 Ruben Gomez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)
  • 1985 Jonathan Halyalkar, Ramsey NJ, actor (Billy-Who's the Boss)


Passings for April 25



  • 974 Ratherius Van Verona/Luik, bishop/abbot, dies at about 84
  • 1295 Sancho IV, the brave, leader/king of Castili‰/Le¢n, dies
  • 1342 Benedict XII, (Jacques Fournier), Pope (1334-42), dies
  • 1472 Leon Battista degli Alberti, scupltor/musician (Dinner Pieces), dies
  • 1482 Margaret of Anjou, Queen (Henry VI), dies
  • 1566 Diane de Poitiers, of French King Henry II, dies
  • 1595 Torquato Tasso, poet, dies
  • 1635 Alessandro Tassoni, Italian poet (La secchia rapita), dies
  • 1690 David Teniers the Younger, Flemish painter (Pictorium), dies at 79
  • 1728 John Woodward, geologist/physician, dies
  • 1744 Anders Celsius, Swedish astronomer (Centegrade Thermometer), dies
  • 1792 Nicolas J Pelletier, Frenchman, 1st guillotined
  • 1800 William Cowper, poet, dies
  • 1840 Sim‚on-Denis Poisson, French mathematician (Poisson verdeling), dies
  • 1845 Thomas Duncan, painter, dies
  • 1853 William Beaumont, physiologist, dies
  • 1882 Johann CF Z”llner, German astronomer (astro photography), dies
  • 1905 Jacob Olie, photographer, dies
  • 1926 Ellen Key, Swedish author/feminist (Century of the Child), dies
  • 1928 Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron general, dies
  • 1937 Clem Sohn, air show performer dies at 26 when his chute fails to open
  • 1943 Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
  • 1954 Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies
  • 1955 Constance Collier, actress (Perils of Pauline), dies
  • 1955 Paulus B Barth, Swiss painter/lithographer, dies
  • 1960 Hope Emerson, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62
  • 1972 George Sanders, actor (Mr Freeze-Batman, Ivanhoe), dies at 65
  • 1976 Carol Reed, director (Agony & Ecstasy), dies
  • 1981 Dixie, a mouse who lived 6« years
  • 1982 Don Wilson, TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81
  • 1982 John Cody, US cardinal/archbishop of Chicago (1965-82), dies at 74
  • 1982 Paul de Vree, Flemish writer/essayist (Round Table), dies
  • 1982 William R Burnett, US, writer (Asphalt Jungle), dies at 82
  • 1984 Richard Benedict, actor, dies at 64 of a heart attack
  • 1985 Murray Matheson, actor (Felix-Banacek), dies at 72
  • 1985 Richard Haydn, British actor, dies at 80
  • 1988 Clifford D(onald) Simak, sci-fi author (Hugo, Way Station), dies at 8
  • 1990 Dexter Gordon, jazz tenor saxophonist, dies at 67 in Philadelphia
  • 1991 Theo Laseroms, (Tank), soccer player (Feyenoord), dies
  • 1992 Brian Macleod, Canadian musician, dies of cancer at 39
  • 1992 Dany (Dani‰l S) Tuijnman, Dutch min of traffic & water (VVD), dies
  • 1992 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese rock artist, dies at 26 of pulmonary edema


Special events for April 25


  • 1660 Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II
  • 1684 Patent granted for thimble
  • 1707 Battle of Almansa-Franco-Spanish forces defeat Anglo-Portugese
  • 1792 Guillotine 1st used, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier
  • 1848 A Graham discovers asteroid #9 Metis
  • 1859 Ground broken for Suez Canal
  • 1861 7th NY arrives to reinforce Washington, DC
  • 1861 Battle of Lavaca, TX
  • 1862 Admiral Farragut occupies New Orleans, La
  • 1862 Battle of New Orleans LA - captured by US Admiral Farragut
  • 1864 Battle of Marks' Mill, Arkansas (Camden Expedition)
  • 1867 Tokyo is opened for foreign trade
  • 1876 Chicago Cubs 1st NL game, beats Louisville 4-0 (1st NL shutout)
  • 1881 250,000 Germans petition to bar foreign Jews from entering Germany
  • 1890 J Palisa discovers asteroids #291 Alice & #292 Ludovica
  • 1891 Pres Benjamin Harrison visits SF
  • 1896 Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire (Cripple Creek Colorado)
  • 1898 US declares war on Spain
  • 1904 NY Yankee Jack Chesbro's 1st of 41 wins this year
  • 1905 Whites win suffrage in South-Africa
  • 1906 J H Metcalf discovers asteroid #599 Luisa
  • 1915 78,000 ANZAC troops land at Gallipoli
  • 1925 Paul von Hindenburg takes office as president of Germany
  • 1926 Persian cossack officer Reza Chan crowned himself Shah Palawi
  • 1926 Puccini's opera "Turandot" 1st performed
  • 1927 Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
  • 1933 NY Yankee Russ Van Atta shuts out Washington Senators 16-0
  • 1933 US & Canada drop Gold Standard
  • 1938 1st use of seeing eye dog
  • 1945 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in SF
  • 1945 Clandestine Radio 1212, used to hoax Nazi Germany's final transmissio
  • 1945 Last Boeing B-17 attack against Nazi Germany
  • 1945 Red army completely surrounding Berlin
  • 1945 US & Soviet forces meet at Torgau Germany on Elbe River
  • 1946 "Exposition Flyer" rammed at Napierville Illinois, killing 48
  • 1946 45 die in a train crash in Naperville Illinois
  • 1949 E L Johnson discovers asteroid #1922 Zulu
  • 1949 Michael Brown, rocker (Left Banke-Don't Walk Away Renee)
  • 1950 Ambon (proclaims RMS (Republik Maluku Selatan)
  • 1950 Chuck Cooper becomes 1st black to play in NBA
  • 1952 American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
  • 1952 Minneapolis beats New York, 4 games to 3, for NBA championship
  • 1954 Bell labs announces 1st solar battery (NYC)
  • 1954 British raid Nairobi Kenya
  • 1954 WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" goes #1
  • 1957 1st experimental sodium nuclear reactor operated
  • 1957 Ibrahim Hashim forms Jordanian govt
  • 1957 WUHY TV channel 35 in Philadelphia, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic, Great Lakes opens to shipping
  • 1960 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)
  • 1961 Mercury/Atlas rocket lifted off with an electronic mannequin
  • 1961 Premier Mo‹se Tsjombe of Katanga arrested in Congo
  • 1961 Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit
  • 1961 Unmanned Mercury test explodes on launch pad
  • 1962 US Ranger spacecraft crash lands on Moon
  • 1962 US resumes above ground nuclear testing, at Christmas Island
  • 1964 Tor Maple Leafs beat Det Red Wings 4 games to 3 for Stanley Cup
  • 1965 Boston beats Los Angeles, 4 games to 1, for NBA championship
  • 1967 Britain grants internal self-government to Swaziland
  • 1969 BBC Radio serial "Dales" 5,400th & last episode
  • 1970 Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"
  • 1970 Melanie releases "Lay Down"
  • 1971 US canal rights in Nicaragua & rights to Corn Islands expire
  • 1972 Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12
  • 1974 Dictator Ant¢nio Salazar overthrown in Portugal (Carnation revolution
  • 1974 NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff
  • 1975 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao
  • 1975 Portugal holds its 1st free election in 50 years
  • 1977 Cin Reds tie record of 12 runs in 5th inning beating Braves 23-9
  • 1978 Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
  • 1978 Supreme Court rules pension plans can't require women to pay more
  • 1979 "Rock 'n Roll High Schools" premiers
  • 1979 N Chernykh discovers asteroids #2656 Evenkia & #3653
  • 1980 Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle in Iran
  • 1981 Maureen Reagan (40) marries 3rd husband, Dennis Revell (28)
  • 1982 E Bowell discovers asteroids #2688 Halley, #3275 Oberndorfer & #3692
  • 1982 In accordance with Camp David, Israel completes Sinai withdrawl
  • 1983 "Nightline" expands from « hour to a full hour
  • 1983 Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to USSR
  • 1984 Rock group Wings disbands
  • 1985 Flyers 2-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-1 lead
  • 1985 For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 goals in a Cup game
  • 1988 "Nightline" goes on location to Jerusalem Israel
  • 1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-211
  • 1989 Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
  • 1989 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
  • 1990 25th Academy of Country Music Awards (Clint Black & Kathy Mattea win)
  • 1990 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle discovery
  • 1990 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro begins a 6 year term as Nicaragua's pres
  • 1991 Designer Mary McFadden (52) announces divorce of Kohie Yohannan (23)
  • 1991 Lisa Olson brings suit against NFL NE Patriots for sexual harassment
  • 1993 Russia elect Boris Yeltsin leader


Songs for date April 25


  • 04/25/41 --- I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time (Andrews Sisters)
  • 04/25/41 --- Everything Happens To Me (Dorsey, Tommy)
  • 04/25/41 --- Goodbye Now (Heidt, Horace)
  • 04/25/46 --- Bumble Boogie (Martin, Freddy)
  • 04/25/47 --- Mam'selle (Day, Dennis)
  • 04/25/47 --- Mam'selle (Haymes, Dick)
  • 04/25/52 --- I'm Yours (Fisher, Eddie)
  • 04/25/52 --- Kiss Of Fire (Martin, Tony)
  • 04/25/53 --- Ho Ho Song, The (Buttons, Red)
  • 04/25/60 --- Love You So (Holden, Ron)
  • 04/25/64 --- It's Over (Orbison, Roy)
  • 04/25/70 --- Make Me Smile (Chicago)
  • 04/25/70 --- Which Way You Goin' Billy? (Poppy Family)
  • 04/25/81 --- Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do), A (Parker Jr., Ray)
  • 04/25/87 --- Wanted Dead Or Alive (Bon Jovi)
  • 04/25/87 --- Always (Atlantic Starr)
  • 04/25/92 --- Everything About You (Ugly Kid Joe)
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