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. He won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1998, for his role in The Untouchables, directed by Brian De Palma
  • 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
  • Alexander Skarsgård - Swedish actor, born  Alexander Johan Hjalmar Skarsgård 
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