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Basic Today in Birthdays and Deaths August 25

Last Updated 10-06-2019

🎵Matt Aitken -- is 63 in the year 2019 and 64 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1956
Music Producer, Songwriter, English

Martin Amis -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1949
Writer, Novelist, English
Book Titles: Money, London Fields

🎭Jensen Atwood -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1976 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Noah's Arc (as Wade)
Movie Titles: Chris's Briss, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom, Before 'I Do'

🎭John Badham -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1939
Actor, Producer/Director, English
TV Shows: Supernatural
Movie Titles: Nick of Time, WarGames, Stakeout, Dracula, Short Circuit, Saturday Night Fever, Blue Thunder

🎭David Alan Basche -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1968 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Lipstick Jungle, The Exes (as Stuart Gardner)
Movie Titles: United 93, Equity

🎭Michelle Beaudoin -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1975
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Jennifer "Jenny" Kelley)
Movie Titles: Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed, Waydowntown

🏆⚾Albert Belle -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1966
MLB Outfielder
Misc: 5x All-Star, 5x Silver Slugger, AL home run leader (1995), 3x AL RBI leader

🏆🏈Cornelius O'landa Bennett -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1966
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Darren Benson -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1974
NFL Tackle

🎭Rachel Bilson -- is 38 in the year 2019 and 39 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1981
Actress
TV Shows: The O.C. (as Summer Roberts), Hart of Dixie (as Dr. Zoe Hart)
Movie Titles: Jumper, Waiting For Forever

✍🎭Marshall Brickman -- is 80 in the year 2019 and 81 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1939
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, Brazilian
Misc: best known for his collabroations with Woody Allen
Movie Titles: Annie Hall, Manhattan, Jersey Boys

🎭Pamela Brull -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1954
Actress
Movie Titles: The Guardian, The Philadelphia Experiment, The Bachelor's Baby

🎵Alexandra Burke -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1988 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Singer, English

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🎨✍🎭Tim Burton -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1958
Animator, Artist, Writer, Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Edward Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Batman Returns, Beetlejuice, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, James and the Giant Peach, Mars Attacks, Sleepy Hollow

🎵🎸Vivian Campbell -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1962 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Heavy Metal Guitarst, Irish
Group Names: Thin Lizzy, Sweet Savage, Riverdogs, Shadow King, Dio, Whitesnake, Def Leppard

⛪🎭Sir Sean Connery -- is 89 in the year 2019 and 90 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1930
Protestant, Movie Actor, Scotish
Names/Places: b. in Edinburgh; RFN:Thomas
Movie Titles: Great Train Robbery; James Bond: Dr. No, Diamonds are Forever, Thunderball, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Untouchables, A Bridge Too Far, Rising Sun, First Knight, Dragonheart, The Rock, The Hunt For Red October, The Longest Day, The Avengers '98, Entrapment, Finding Forrester, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

🎵🎸Elvis Costello -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1954
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Bandleader, New Wave Singer/Guitarist, British
Names/Places: RN:Declan Patrick McManus; b. in London, England
Misc: some say b. 1955
Group Names: Elvis and the Attractions (lead), soloist

🎭Ashley Crow -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1960 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Champs (as Linda), Heroes (as Sandra Bennet)
Movie Titles: Minority Report, The Good Son

🎭🎵Billy Ray Cyrus -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1961
Actor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Flatswood, KY; Miley Ray's father
Misc: "Weird Al" Yankovic parodied it into a song about being sick of this Achy Breaky Song
Song Titles: Achy Breaky Heart; Achy Breaky Heart
TV Shows: Hannah Montana (as Robbie Stewart)

🎵D.J. Terminator X -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1966
Hall of Famer, Rap Music Performer
Names/Places: RN:Norman Lee Rogers
Group Names: Public Enemy

Nathan Deal -- is 77 in the year 2019 and 78 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1942 N.S.
Governor, Attorney

⚖🏆🏒Jacques Demers -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1944
Senator, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: former head coach of the World Hockey Association and the National Hockey League

🎵🎸Geoff Downes -- is 67 in the year 2019 and 68 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1952
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rock & Roll Keyboardist, New Wave Keybordist, English
Group Names: Buggles, Asia, Yes

🏆🏀Tony Dumas -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1972
NBA Player

🏆🏈Doug English -- is 66 in the year 2019 and 67 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1953
Hall of Famer, NFL Defensive, College Football Player
Misc: 4x Pro Bowl; in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Texas, Detroit Lions (1975-1985)

🎭🎵Morgan Englund -- is 56 in the year 2019 and 57 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1963
Actor, Guitarist
Names/Places: b. in Nome, AK; Cloris Leachman's son
TV Shows: Guiding Light (as Dylan Shayne-Lewis)
Movie Titles: Carnosaur 3: Primal Species, Not Like Us, Picnic

🏆Carrie Enwright -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1943 N.S.
Model, Playmate
Misc: July 1963

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✍🎭Ben Falcone -- is 46 in the year 2019 and 47 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1973 N.S.
Writer, Actor, Director

🏆⚾Rollie Fingers -- is 73 in the year 2019 and 74 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1946
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: relief ace with 341 career saves; won AL MVP and Cy Young awards in 1981 with Milwaukee; World Series MVP in 1974 with Oakland; AL MVP 1981
Sports Teams: Oakland Athletics (1968-1976), San Diego Padres (1977-1980), Milwaukee Brewers (1981-1982, 1984-1985)

🎭Josh Flitter -- is 25 in the year 2019 and 26 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1994
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Movie Titles: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Horton Hears a Who!, License to Wed, Big Momma's House 2

✍📰Frederick Forsyth -- is 81 in the year 2019 and 82 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1938
Author, Journalist, Commentator, Spy, English
Book Titles: The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan, The Cobra, The Kill List

🏆⚾Doug Glanville -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1970
MLB Player

⚛🎵🎸Rob Halford -- is 68 in the year 2019 and 69 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1951
Engineer, Rock & Roll Singer, English
Names/Places: RN:Robert John Arthur Halford
Group Names: Judas Priest

🏆🏈Marvin Harrison -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1972
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 8x Pro Bowl, 3x First-Team All-Pro, 5x Second-Team All-Pro
Sports Teams: Indianapolis Colts (1996-2008)

🎭Anthony Heald -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1944
Actor
Misc: AP says b. in 1947
TV Shows: Boston Public (as Scott Guber)
Movie Titles: Red Dragon, The Silence Of The Lambs, 8MM

🏆🏈Ron Heller -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1962
NFL Coach, NFL Player

🎭Tom Hollander -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1967 N.S.
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

🏆🏀Robert Horry -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1970
Sports Commentator, NBA Forward

✍🎭Hugh Hudson -- is 83 in the year 2019 and 84 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1936
Writer, Producer/Director, English
Movie Titles: Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Revolution, I Dreamed of Africa, Chariots of Fire

🏆🏈Mike Jenkins -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1974
NFL Wide Receiver

🎭Page Johnson -- is 89 in the year 2019 and 90 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1930
Actor
Movie Titles: Passages from James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake, Nobody's Fool, Jersey Girl, Between Time and Timbuktu

🏆🏈Mike Jones -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1969
NFL Player

🎵🎸Marty Jourard -- is 65 in the year 2019 and 66 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1954
Singer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Musician
Group Names: The Motels

🎭Christian Jules LeBlanc -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1958
Actor
TV Shows: Venice The Series (as Jake), Young & the Restless (as Michael Baldwin), As the World Turns (as Michael Baldwin)

Amber Rose Tamara LeBon -- is 30 in the year 2019 and 31 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1989
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Simon & Yasmin's daughter

🏆🏒Jamie Leach -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1969
NHL Player, Canadian
Names/Places: Reggie's son

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🎭Blake Lively -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1987
Actress
TV Shows: Gossip Girl (as Serena van der Woodsen)
Movie Titles: The Age of Adaline, The Town, Green Lantern

🎵Bruce Long -- is 48 in the year 2019 and 49 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1971
Country Singer

🎵🎸Amy Macdonald -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1987 N.S.
Rock Singer, Scotish

🎵🎷Pat Martino -- is 75 in the year 2019 and 76 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1944
Composer, Jazz Guitarist

🎭Robert Maschio -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1966
Actor
TV Shows: Scrubs (as Todd Quinlan)
Movie Titles: Date of Disaster, Hollywoo

🎭Cameron Mathison -- is 50 in the year 2019 and 51 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1969
Actor, Canadian
Movie Titles: 54, Along Came a Nanny

🎭China Anne McClain -- is 21 in the year 2019 and 22 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1998 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: A.N.T. Farm (as Chyna Parks), House of Payne (as Jazmine Payne), Descendants: Wicked World (as Freddie)
Movie Titles: Grown Ups (series)

🏆⚾Oddibe McDowell -- is 57 in the year 2019 and 58 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1962
MLB Player, Olympic Athlete

🎵🎸Damian McKee -- is 61 in the year 2019 and 62 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1958
Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist, British
Group Names: Rosetta Stone

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🏆⚾Bobby Meacham -- is 59 in the year 2019 and 60 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1960
MLB Manager, MLB Shortstop
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

🎵Jo Dee Messina -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1970
Country Performer

🎭Eric Millegan -- is 45 in the year 2019 and 46 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1974
Actor
TV Shows: Bones (as Zack Addy)
Movie Titles: On Line, Lady Peacock

🎭🎵Kel Mitchell -- is 41 in the year 2019 and 42 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1978
Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Musician
TV Shows: All That, Kenan and Kel, Wild Grinders, Game Shakers (as Double G)
Movie Titles: Good Burger, Mystery Men

🏆🏈Nate Odomes -- is 54 in the year 2019 and 55 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1965
NFL Cornerback

🎭Rhasaan Orange -- is 44 in the year 2019 and 45 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1975
Actor
Movie Titles: A Sight for Sore Eyes

🏆🏒Greg Paslawski -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1961
NHL Player, Canadian

🎵Henry Paul -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1949
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer
Group Names: Blackhawk, The Outlaws

🏆🏈Marlo Perry -- is 47 in the year 2019 and 48 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1972
NFL Linebacker

🎭Regis Philbin -- is 88 in the year 2019 and 89 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1931
Hall of Famer, Game Show Host, TV Talk Show Host, Announcer
Misc: Pinocchio (voice); some say b.1933 or b. 1934
TV Shows: Regis & Kathie Lee, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

🎭🎵Ray Quinn -- is 31 in the year 2019 and 32 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1988 N.S.
Actor, Pop Singer, English
TV Shows: Brookside (as Anthony Murray)

⚛🎭Rachael Ray -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1968
Chef, TV Hostess
TV Shows: Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels, $40 a Day, 30 Minute Meals, Rachael Ray Show

🎭John Savage -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1949
Actor, Producer
Misc: some say b. 1954
Movie Titles: The Godfather Part III, The Thin Red Line, The Deer Hunter, The Onion Field, Hair, Salvador

🎭🏆Claudia Schiffer -- is 49 in the year 2019 and 50 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1970
Commercial Actress, Model, German
Misc: Guess ads

🎵🎸Derek Sherinan -- is 53 in the year 2019 and 54 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1966
Heavy Metal Keybordist
Group Names: Alice Cooper, Dream Theater

🎵🎷Wayne Shorter -- is 86 in the year 2019 and 87 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1933
Composer, Soprano-sax, Tenor-sax, Bandleader, Jazz Performer
Misc: some say b. Aug 23
Group Names: Weather Report, Miles Davis, Art Blakey

🎭🎵🎸Gene Simmons -- is 70 in the year 2019 and 71 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1949
Hall of Famer, Movie Actor, Singer/Guitarist, Bassist, Heavy Metal Performer, Israeli
Names/Places: RN:Chaim Witz, RLN:Klein
Group Names: KISS

🎭Alexander Skarsgard -- is 43 in the year 2019 and 44 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1976
Actor, Director, Swedish
TV Shows: True Blood (as Eric Northman), Big Little Lies (as Perry Wright)
Movie Titles: Tarzan (2016), Generation Kill, Battleship, Melancholia

🎭Tom Skerritt -- is 86 in the year 2019 and 87 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1933
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Detroit, MI
TV Shows: Cheers (as Evan Drake), Picket Fences (as Sheriff Jimmy Brock)
Movie Titles: Ted, M*A*S*H, Alien, Top Gun, Steel Magnolias, Contact, The Other Sister

🏆🏈Dave (Football) Thomas -- is 51 in the year 2019 and 52 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1968
NFL Player
Misc: NOT the Wendy's or SCTV man

🏆🏒Dave Tippett -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1961
NHL Coach, NHL Player, Canadian

Kennie Marie Titus -- is 18 in the year 2019 and 19 in the year 2020; b.8/25/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Erin and Christopher's daughter

🎭Jonathan Togo -- is 42 in the year 2019 and 43 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1977
Actor
TV Shows: CSI: Miami (as Ryan Wolfe)
Movie Titles: Mystic River, Identical, Somebody Up There Likes Me

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🎵Jeff Tweedy -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1967
Country Singer
Group Names: Wilco

🎭Blair Underwood -- is 55 in the year 2019 and 56 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1964
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Tacoma, WA.
TV Shows: One Life to Live (as Bobby Blue), Downtown, L.A. Law (as Jonathan Rollins), LAX (as Roger)
Movie Titles: Gattaca, Deep Impact

🏆⚾Justin Upton -- is 32 in the year 2019 and 33 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1987
MLB Player

🎭🎵Martha Veléz -- is 74 in the year 2019 and 75 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1945
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: aka Pablo
Movie Titles: Safe, One Eight Seven, Star Maps, Side Out

🎭Ally Walker -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1961
TV/Movie Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Sons of Anarchy, Moon Over Miami (as Gwen Cross), Profiler (as Dr. Samantha Waters), Longmire
Movie Titles: Universal Soldier, While You Were Sleeping

🎭Joanne Whalley-Kilmer -- is 58 in the year 2019 and 59 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1961
TV/Movie Actress, English
Names/Places: RN: Joanne Whalley
Misc: some say b. 1964
Movie Titles: Willow, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Navy Seals, Pink Floyd The Wall

🎭🎵Walter Williams -- is 76 in the year 2019 and 77 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1943 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Actor, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Misc: some say b. 1942
Group Names: The O'Jays

🏆🏒David Williams -- is 52 in the year 2019 and 53 in the year 2020; b.8/25/1967
NHL Player, American

🎵Pam Wolf -- b.8/25/????
Radio Disc Jock

🎭Gary Abrahams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1944 d.11/5/1992 (48)
Producer
Misc: FILMEX founder

🎭Blanche Bates -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1873 d.12/25/1941 (68)
Stage Actress
Misc: Madame Butterfly

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✍⛪🎵Leonard Bernstein -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1918 d.10/14/1990 (72)
Hall of Famer, Lecturer, Jewish, Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Songwriter, Pianist
Misc: New York Philharmonic Orchestra; West Side Story composer

🏆⚾Norman Boeckel -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1892 d.2/15/1924 (31)
MLB Third Baseman

🎭David Canary -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1938 d.11/16/2015 N.S. (77)
Soap Actor, TV/Stage Actor
TV Shows: All My Children (as twins Adam & Stuart Chandler), Bonanza (as Candy), Peyton Place

Joshua Lionel Cowen -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1877 d.9/8/1965 (88)
Inventor
Misc: Electric model trains

🎭Don DeFore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1913 d.12/22/1993 N.S. (80)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Misc: some say b. 1917
TV Shows: Ozzie & Harriet (as Thorney Thornberry), Hazel (as "Mr. B" George Baxter)

🎭🎵🎸Willy Deville -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1950 d.8/6/2009 (58)
Actor, Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Bandleader, Punk Rock Performer
Names/Places: NN:Mink; RFMN:William Borsay
Misc: some say b. Aug 27
Group Names: Mink DeVille

✍🎭Khigh Dhiegh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1910 d.10/25/1991 (81)
Author, Movie Actor, Asian
Names/Places: RN:Kenneth Dickerson
Misc: pronounced Ki-Dee
TV Shows: Hawaii Five-O (as Wo Fat, McGarrett's archenemy)

🎭Mel Ferrer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1917 d.6/2/2008 (90)
TV/Movie Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: b. in Eberton, NJ; Audrey Hepburn's ex-hubby
Book Titles: War and Peace, The Fall of the Roman Empire
TV Shows: Falcon Crest (as Phillip Erikson)

✍📰Waldo David Frank -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1889 d.1/9/1967 (77)
Novelist, Historian

🎵🎷Leonard Gaskin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1920 d.1/24/2009 (88)
Jazz Bassist

🎖Vo Nguyen Giap -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1911 d.10/4/2013 (102)
General
Misc: Vietnamese commander

🏆🎾Althea Gibson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1927 d.9/28/2003 (76)
Hall of Famer, Tennis Player
Misc: 2X U.S. & Wimbledon singles champ; won both Wimbledon and U.S. championships in 1957 and '58; first black to play in either tourney and first to win each title.

🎭Richard Greene -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1918 d.6/1/1985 (66)
TV/Movie Actor, English
Names/Places: b. in Plymoth
Misc: Matinee idol of the 1930-40s
TV Shows: The Adventures of Robin Hood (star in 1950s)

⛪💰🎭Monty Hall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1921 N.S. d.9/30/2017 N.S. (96)
Jewish, Philanthropist, Radio Actor, Game Show Host, TV Producer, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Winnipeg; RN:Monte Halparin
TV Shows: Who Am I?, Let's Make A Deal (M.C./Boss)

✍📰Bret Harte -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1836 d.5/5/1902 (65)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet, Journalist, Printer, Educator, English
Names/Places: RFMN:Francis Brett

🎵Ray Heindorf -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1908 d.2/2/1980 (71)
Musician
Misc: Music Man, Yankee Doodle Dandy

✍📰Johann G. Herder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1744 d.12/18/1803 (59)
Philosopher, Historian

Erich Honecker -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1912 d.5/29/1994 (81)
Politician
Misc: East German political leader, built the Berlin Wall

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Gardiner Hubbard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1822 d.12/11/1897 (75)
Humanitarian
Misc: founder National Geographic Society, Hubbard medal named after him, founder Clarke School for the Deaf

👑Ivan The Terrible -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1530 O.S. or 9/4/1530 N.S. d.3/18/1584 O.S. (53) or 3/28/1584 N.S. (53)
King, Russian
Misc: Tsar of Muscovy; the IV; czar at age 3; ruled 1533-84

🎭Graham Jarvis -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1930 d.4/16/2003 (72)
Actor
TV Shows: Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (as Charlie Haggers), Fame (as Bob Dyrenforth)

🎨🎭Van Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1916 d.12/12/2008 (92)
Artist, Actor
Names/Places: b. in Newport, RI; FN:Charles
Misc: 1940-50s movies, he's mostly in theater
TV Shows: Batman (as The Minstrel), Rich Man Poor Man

🎭🎵Ruby Keeler -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1909 d.2/28/1993 (83)
Movie/Stage Actress, Tap Dancer, Singer, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Ethel Hilda Lehy Keeler; Al Jolson's wife 1930s
Misc: 42nd Street; some say b. 1910

🎨Walt Kelly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1913 d.10/18/1973 (60)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Pogo

🎨Ted Key -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1912 d.5/3/2008 (95)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Hazel

👑King Louis Of Spain -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1707 N.S. d.8/31/1724 N.S. (17)
King
Misc: king in 1724

Theodor Kocher -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1841 d.7/27/1917 (75)
Pioneer, Surgeon, Swiss
Misc: thyroid gland work (Nobel 1909)

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🏆🥊Ivan Koloff -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1942 N.S. d.2/2/2017 N.S. (74)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler, Canadian
Names/Places: RN:Oreal Perras; ring name: The Russian Bear

💰James McDougal -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1940 d.3/8/1998 (57)
Businessperson
Misc: the flamboyant Arkansas savings and loan operator whose business dealing with President and Mrs. Clinton spurred the Whitewater investigation

🎵🎸John McGeoch -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1955 d.3/5/2004 (48)
Guitarist, Rock & Roll Performer, Scotish
Group Names: Siouxsie & the Banshes

Brian Moore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1921 d.1/10/1999 (77)
Novelist, Irish

Arnold Neustadter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1910 d.4/17/1996 (85)
Inventor
Misc: Rolodex Inventor

Bill Nye -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1850 d.2/22/1896 (45)
Author, Humorist

🏆🏁🏊Wally O'Connor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1903 N.S. d.10/11/1950 N.S. (47)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, Water Polo Player, American

🎖Allan Pinkerton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1819 d.7/1/1884 (64)
Hero, Scotish
Misc: the first Detective; founded Pinkerton National Detective Agency

🎵Ray Pollard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1930 d.1/26/2005 (74)
Doo Wop Performer, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Wanderers

🎭Michael Rennie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1909 d.6/10/1971 (61)
TV/Movie Actor, English
TV Shows: The Third Man (as Harry Lime), Batman (as Sandman)

🏆Willy Rey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1949 N.S. d.8/13/1973 N.S. (23)
Model, Playmate, Canadian, Dutch (Netherlands)
Names/Places: RN:Wilhelmina Rietveld
Misc: February 1971

🎵Jerry Rivers -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1928 d.10/4/1996 (68)
Fiddler, Country Performer
Group Names: Drifting Cowboys

🎭Eugene V. Rostow -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1913 d.11/25/2002 (89)
Director
Misc: ex-of U.S. Arms Control

🏆🏈Charlie Sanders -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1946 d.7/2/2015 (68)
Hall of Famer, NFL Player
Misc: 7x Pro Bowl
Sports Teams: Detroit Lions (1968-1977)

🏆🥊James Edward Slattery -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1904 d.8/30/1960 (56)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🏆🏌Mike Smith -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1950 d.5/21/2014 N.S. (63)
Golfer

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🎵Danny Smythe -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1948 d.7/6/2016 N.S. (67)
Pop Drummer
Group Names: The Box Tops

🎭John Stears -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1934 d.6/28/1999 (64)
Sound Effects Technician, English
Book Titles: James Bond (films)

🎨George Stubbs -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1724 d.7/10/1806 (81)
Painter, English
Misc: best known for his paintings of horses

Charles Sumner Tainter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1854 d.4/20/1940 (85)
Inventor
Misc: co-inventor of the radiophone; associate with Alexander Graham Bell

🎭Erich Von Stronheim Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1916 d.10/26/1968 (52)
Actor, Director
Movie Titles: Napoleon, Sunset Blvd.

George C. Wallace -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1919 d.9/13/1998 (79)
Politician, Governor

🎨📰Leigh A. Wiener -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/25/1929 d.5/11/1993 (63)
Photographer, Photojournalist

🎵Aaliyah -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/16/1979 N.S. d.8/25/2001 N.S. (22)
Rhythm and Blues-Pop Performer

🏆🥊Mary Alfonsi -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/23/1942 d.8/25/2011 (69)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler
Names/Places: aka Donna Christanello

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Neil Alden Armstrong -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1930 d.8/25/2012 (82)
Astronaut
Names/Places: b. in Wapakoneta, OH
Misc: First Man on the Moon & to orbit Earth; 1st to walk on the moon 7-20-69 (Gemini 8/Apollo 11)

🎵Marshall Barer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/19/1923 d.8/25/1998 (75)
Songwriter
Song Titles: Mighty Mouse (theme lyricist)

🎨Carl Barks -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/27/1901 d.8/25/2000 (99)
Comic Strip Cartoonist, Illustrator

Raymond Barre -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/12/1924 d.8/25/2007 (83)
Prime Minister, French

Antoine-Henri Becquerel -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1852 d.8/25/1908 (55)
Physicist, French
Misc: discovered radioactivity, Nobel 1903

🎖John Birch -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/8/1918 N.S. d.8/25/1945 N.S. (27)
Military Leader
Misc: WWII hero captain

💰Alisa Bruce -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/28/1901 d.8/25/1969 (68)
Philanthropist, Socialite

🎵Cliff Bruner -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1915 d.8/25/2000 (85)
Fiddler, Bandleader, Country Performer

Niven Busch -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1903 d.8/25/1991 (88)
Novelist, Screen/Scriptwriter
Book Titles: The Postman Always Rings Twice

🏆🥊Earl Caddock -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/27/1888 d.8/25/1950 (62)
Hall of Famer, Wrestler

✍🎭Truman Capote -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/30/1924 d.8/25/1984 (59)
Novelist, Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Monroesville, AL; RN:Truman Streckfus Persons
Misc: his books "Breakfast At Tiffany's" and "In Cold Blood" became movies
Book Titles: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Cold Blood

🎭Allen Case -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/8/1934 d.8/25/1986 (51)
Actor
TV Shows: The Deputy (as Clay McCord), The Legend of Jesse James (as Frank)

🎭Gower Champion -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1921 d.8/25/1980 (59)
Stage Director, Choreographer, Dancer
Names/Places: Marge's husband
Misc: half of the famous 1950s dance team; some say b. 1919 or 1920

🏆Viktor Chukarin -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/9/1921 d.8/25/1984 (62)
Gymnast, Olympic Athlete
Misc: Olympic Gold 1952, 56

James Watson Cronin -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/29/1931 N.S. d.8/25/2016 N.S. (84)
Physicist
Misc: nuclear

Thomas Dekker -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1572 d.8/25/1632
Dramatist, English

🏆🏀Kevin Jerome Duckworth -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/1/1964 d.8/25/2008 (44)
NBA Center

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⚛🎭Dr. Red Duke -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/16/1928 d.8/25/2015 N.S. (86)
Surgeon, Professor, TV Host
Names/Places: RN:James Henry Duke Jr., M.D.

John Ray Dunning -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/24/1907 d.8/25/1975 (67)
Physicist
Misc: nuclear physicist whose experiments in nuclear fission helped lay the groundwork for the development of the atomic bomb.

🎵Ray Eberle -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/19/1919 d.8/25/1979 (60)
Singer
Group Names: Glenn Miller's band

🎨Charles Loring Elliott -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/12/1812 d.8/25/1868 (55)
Painter

Michael Faraday -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1791 d.8/25/1867 (75)
Chemist, Inventor, Physicist, English
Misc: published pioneering papers that led to the practical use of electricity

🎵Sylvia Fisher -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/18/1910 d.8/25/1996 (86)
Opera Singer

🎵Rob Fisher -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/5/1959 d.8/25/1999 (39)
Songwriter, Singer, Bassist, Keyboardist, English
Group Names: Naked Eyes, Climie Fisher

🎭John George -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/20/1898 d.8/25/1968 (70)
Actor, Syrian
TV Shows: Have Gun Will Travel, Gunsmoke, Adventures of Fu Manchu (as Kolb)

📰John Gill -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/17/1732 d.8/25/1785 (53)
Publisher, Patient
Misc: a leading advocate of American colonial independence from Britain.

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⚛🎵Sir William Herschel -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/15/1738 d.8/25/1822 (83)
Astronomer, Composer, German
Names/Places: RN:Friedrich Wilhelm
Misc: discovered Uranus in 1781

🏆⚾Waite Charles "Schoolboy" Hoyt -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/9/1899 d.8/25/1984 (84)
Hall of Famer, MLB Pitcher
Misc: knuckleball
Sports Teams: New York Giants (1918), Boston Red Sox (1919-1920), New York Yankees (1921-1930), Detroit Tigers (1930-1931), Philadelphia Athletics (1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932), New York Giants (1932), Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1937), Brooklyn Dodgers (1937-1938)

✍📰David Hume -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/26/1711 Ju-1 or 5/7/1711 N.S. d.8/25/1776 N.S. (65)
Philosopher, Historian, Scotish
Misc: of skepticism

🎵Creadal Jones -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/26/1940 N.S. d.8/25/1994 N.S. (53)
Hall of Famer, Rhythm and Blues Musician
Group Names: Chi-Lites

🎭Marvin Kaplan -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/24/1927 d.8/25/2016 N.S. (89)
TV/Movie Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Meet Millie (as Alfred Prinzmetal), Top Cat (as Choo Choo), Alice (as Henry), On The Air (as Dwight McGonigle)
Movie Titles: Wild at Heart, The Great Race, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/22/1932 d.8/25/2009 (77)
Senator

🎵🎷Stan Kenton -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/15/1911 d.8/25/1979 (67)
Arranger, Composer, Bandleader, Jazz Singer, Jazz Pianist
Names/Places: RN:Stanley Newcomb
Misc: Kenton experts state that he was born Dec 15, 1911, not Feb 19, 1912

👑King Louis IX Of France -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/25/1214 d.8/25/1270
King
Misc: ruled 1226-70

✍⚛Alfred C. Kinsey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1894 N.S. d.8/25/1956 N.S. (62)
Author, Scientist, Sexologist
Book Titles: The Sexual Behavior of the Human Male

🎵Ted Lewis -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/6/1890 d.8/25/1971 (81)
Songwriter, Singer, Clarinetist, Bandleader
Names/Places: NN:The High Hatted Tragedian; RN:Theodore Leopold Friedman

John Sidney McCain III -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/29/1936 N.S. d.8/25/2018 N.S. (81)
Senator

🏆🥊Bob Montgomery -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/10/1919 d.8/25/1988 (69)
Hall of Famer, Boxer

🎭Terence Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/8/1921 d.8/25/2005 (83)
Actor, English
TV Shows: The Adventures of Sir Frances Drake (star)

🎭Paul Muni -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/22/1895 d.8/25/1967 (71)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Austrian, Hungarian
Names/Places: RN:Muni Weisenfreund

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/15/1844 d.8/25/1900 (55)
Poet, Philosopher, German
Misc: antisemite who became insane in 1890s; d. in Warsaw

🎵Jack Nitzsche -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/22/1937 d.8/25/2000 (63)
Music Producer, Arranger, Composer/Songwriter, Singer
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; RFN:Bernard
Misc: scored films such as One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and An Officer And A Gentleman

🎭Don Nute -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/13/1935 d.8/25/1991 (56)
Actor

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🎭Frederick O'Neal -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/27/1905 d.8/25/1992 (86)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Misc: American Negro Theatre founder
TV Shows: Car 54 Where Are You? (as Officer Wallace)

George Washington Pierce -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/11/1872 d.8/25/1956 (84)
Inventor
Misc: a pioneer in radiotelephony and a noted teacher of communication engineering.

Lewis Franklin Powell Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/19/1907 d.8/25/1998 (90)
Supreme Court Justice
Misc: SC Justice 1972-87

🏆🏈🥊Art Rooney -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1901 d.8/25/1988 (87)
Hall of Famer, NFL Owner, Boxer, Olympic Athlete
Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (founder and owner 1933-death)

Ann Rutledge -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/7/1813 d.8/25/1835 (22)
Celebrity Friend
Misc: said by some to have been the early true love of Abraham Lincoln; d. in Illinois

🏆⚽Fabri Salcedo -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/28/1914 d.8/25/1985 (71)
Hall of Famer, Soccer Player, Spanish

🏆🏒Charles Albert "Babe" Siebert -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1904 d.8/25/1939 (35)
Hall of Famer, NHL Defensive, NHL Left Wing, Canadian
Misc: played 1925-1939
Sports Teams: Montreal Maroons, New York Rangers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens

🎭Samantha (B. 1972) Smith -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1972 d.8/25/1985 (13)
TV Actress
Misc: Urged peace when she wrote the Soviet leader Andropov; d. plane crash with her father
TV Shows: Lime Street (as Elizabeth Culver)

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Celia Thaxter -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/29/1835 d.8/25/1894 (59)
Poet, Children's Author

🎨William Tuthill -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/11/1855 d.8/25/1929 (74)
Architect
Misc: of Carnegie Hall

🏆🎳Andy Varipapa -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/31/1891 d.8/25/1984 (93)
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🏆⚾Dick Wakefield -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/6/1921 d.8/25/1985 (64)
MLB Player

🎭🎵William Warfield -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/22/1920 d.8/25/2002 (82)
Movie Actor, Singer
Misc: has been Professor of Music at Northwestern University in Evanston IL since 1994. He toured in 1998 singing his signature song "Old Man River" from Showboat and narrating "A Lincoln portrait" by Aaron Copland. "River" was parodied by Stan Freberg as he and someone playing the censor made fun of it by correcting the grammar of the lyrics in "Elderly Man River"

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The Holiday Almanacs August 25, 2020

What's Today?

Today is Tue Aug the 25 in the year 2020 , a leap year
Jan 1 began on a Wed
This is day 238 of the year
Serialnumber = 44056
Julian date = 2459075 O.S.= 8 - 12 - 2020

Calendar

Holidays

Be Kind to Humankind Week (Day 3)/Touch a Heart Tuesday
National Religious Software Week (Day 3)
007 Day
[France] Liberation Day (1944)
[Paraguay] Constitution Day (1967)
[Uruguay] Independence Day (1825 or 1828?) free from Spain
[USA] Kiss And Make Up Day
Gas Mask Day
Paris Liberation Day (1944)

Reminders

Astrological sign: Leo: The Lion (7-23 thru 8-22); Ruling Planet: Sun. Element: Fire. Traits: Forceful, generous, creative, well-organized. Body part associated with this sign: The heart. Occupations: Supervisor, actor, king, activities requiring physical strength, bartender.
Astrological sign: Virgo: The Virgin (8-23 thru 9-22); Symbol: The Virgin. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Traits: Analytical, discriminating, modest, neat. Body part associated with this sign: The belly. Occupations: Editor, medicine, chemistry, research, accounting.
Flowers: gladiolus and poppy
Gems: sardonyx and peridot
Full Moon: Sturgeon Moon and Barley Moon?
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