25 August: today's birthdays

  • Martin Amis - English writer. He wrote the novels Money and London Fields. He is the son of English author Kingsley Amis.
  • John Badham - American film director
  • Leonard Bernstein - American composer, pianist and conductor
  • Rachel Bilson - American actress
  • Tim Burton - American film director. He directed Edward Scissorhands and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Sean Connery - Scottish actor, born Thomas Sean Connery. He won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1998, for his role in The Untouchables, film directed by Brian De Palma. He was the first actor to portray James Bond, the British secret agent created by writer Ian Fleming
  • Elvis Costello - English singer and composer. He is married to Canadian jazz pianist and singer Diana Krall
  • Marie Egner - Austrian painter
  • Frederick Forsyth - English author. He wrote the thriller The Day of the Jackal. Most of his books have been adapted into films
  • Francis Bret Harte - American author and poet. He wrote the collection of short stories The Tales of the Argonauts
  • Johann Gottfried Herder - German philosopher, theologian and poet
  • Erich Honecker - German politician. He was the General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party
  • Ivan Jurić - Croatian soccer player
  • Blake Lively - American actress and model, and celebrity. She was Serena van der Woodsen in the TV series Gossip Girl
  • Brian Moore - Irish-born Canadian author and journalist
  • Álvaro Mutis - Colombian novelist and poet. He wrote the novel The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll
  • Rachel Ray - American television personality and chef
  • Charles M. Rice - American virologist, born Charles Moen Rice. He was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2020 along with Michael Houghton and Harvey J. Alter.
  • Alexander Skarsgård - Swedish actor, born  Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård 
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