25 December: today's birthdays

  • Íngrid Betancourt - Colombian-French politician and anti-corruption activist. She was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and kept prisoner for six years
  • Humphrey Bogart - American actor, born Humphrey DeForest Bogart. He won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1952
  • Louise Bourgeois - French-born American artist and sculptor
  • Dido - English singer-songwriter, born Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong
  • Sheila Heti - Canadian writer. She wrote The Middle Stories, a collection of short stories 
  • Conrad Nicholson Hilton - American entrepreneur, founder of the Hilton Hotels chain
  • Friedensreich Hundertwasser - Austrian painter, sculptor and architect
  • Annie Lennox - Scottish musician and singer-songwriter. She has been part of music duo Eurythmics with David A. Stewart
  • Isaac Newton - English physicist, mathematician and astronomer, one of the greatest scientists of all time
  • Charles Pathé - French filmmaker and producer
  • Noel Redding - English guitarist and bassist
  • Sissy Spacek - American actress and singer
  • Justin Trudeau - Canadian politician, currently the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada 
Share on

Enter the difficult name to pronounce

Sign up to our newsletter

Follow us on