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>>  Noted Birthdays on Sunday, August 25  <<


Michael Rennie
c. 1958
1530 – Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler (d.1584)
1819 – Allan Pinkerton, founded Chicago detective agency (d.1884)
1860 – Henrietta Vinton Davis, elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator (d.1941)
1860 – George Fawcett, U.S. actor, Intolerance, silent era (d.1939)
1904 – Alice White, American actress, singer (d.1983)
1909 – Michael Rennie, English actor, producer, Klaatu – The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) (d.1971)
1909 – Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress, singer, dancer (d.1993)
1913 – Don DeFore, American actor, singer, Erskin "Thorny" Thornberry – The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, George – Hazel, (d.1993)
1913 – Walt Kelly, American illustrator, animator, Pogo (d.1973)

George C. Wallace
c. 1968-ish
1916 – Van Johnson, American actor, singer, Hollywood's "golden age" (d.2008)
1917 – Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, producer (d.2008)
1918 – Richard Greene, born in Plymouth, Devon, England, composer, actor, Adv of Robin Hood (d.1985)
1919 – George Wallace, sergeant, lawyer, politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (d.1998)
1921 – Monty Hall, Canadian-American actor, singer, game show host, Let's Make a Deal (d.2017)
1930 – Bruce Allpress, New Zealand actor, 'The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' (2002)
1930 – Graham Jarvis, born in Toronto, Ontario, actor, Charlie – Mary Hartman (d.2003)
1930 – Sean Connery, Edinburgh, Scotland, actor, The Untouchables, The Hunt for Red October, James Bond
1931 – Hal Fishman [Harold Fishman], American journalist, actor (d.2007)

Monty Hall
c. 1970s
1931 – Peter Gilmore, German-English actor (d.2013)
1931 – Regis Philbin, born in The Bronx, New York, American talk & game show host, Joey Bishop Show, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee
1933 – Tom Skerritt, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor, Ryan's Four, Alien, Big Bad Mama
1933 – Wayne Shorter, rocker, Weather Report
1935 – David Canary, born in Elwood, Indiana, actor, Peyton Place, Candy – Bonanza (d.2015)
1939 – John Bardon, English actor (d.2014)
1940 – José van Dam, Belgian actor, singer
1944 – Anthony Heald, American actor, Scott Guber – Boston Public
1946 – Rollie Fingers, American professional baseball pitcher, HOF

Sean Connery
c. 1988
1949 – Ross Davidson, Scottish actor, Andy O'Brien – EastEnders. (d.2006)
1949 – John Savage, born in Old Bethpage, New York, actor, Deer Hunter, Maria's Lovers
1949 – Gene Simmons, born in Tirat Carmel, Haifa, Israel, musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author, television personality, KISS, Wicked Lester
1950 – Charles Fambrough, American bassist, composer, producer (d.2011)
1950 – Willy DeVille [William Paul Borsey Jr.], U.S. blues, rock singer, Hey! Joe, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, (d.2009, pancreatic cancer)
1951 – Rob Halford, English singer, songwriter, Judas Priest, 2wo, Halford, Fight
1952 – Geoff Downes, keyboard player, songwriter, producer, The Buggles, Yes, Asia
1954 – Elvis Costello [Declan Patrick McManus], London, rock vocalist, Allison
1955 – John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist, Magazine, Visage, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Public Image Ltd, The Armoury Show (d.2004)

Regis Philbin
c. 2009
1957 – Simon McBurney, English actor, director, The Manchurian Candidate, Friends with Money, The Golden Compass
1958 – Christian LeBlanc, born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, actor, Michael Baldwin – Young and Restless
1958 – Tim Burton, born in Burbank, California, film director, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland, Batman, Batman Returns
1960 – Ashley Crow, American actress, Sandra Bennet – Heroes
1961 – Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, actor, "Achy Breaky Heart"
1961 – Ally Walker, American actress, director, producer, screenwriter
1961 – Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, born in Salford, Lancashire, England, actress, Kill Me Again
1962 – Vivian Campbell, Irish guitarist, songwriter, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Dio, Thin Lizzy, Sweet Savage
1962 – David Packer, American actor

Rollie Fingers
c. 2013
1963 – Christine McGlade, Canadian actress, producer
1964 – Blair Underwood, American actor, director, producer, Jonathan Rollins – L.A. Law
1965 – Mia Zapata, American singer, songwriter, The Gits (d.1993)
1966 – Tracy-Ann Oberman, English actress, screenwriter, Chrissie Watts – EastEnders
1966 – Derek Sherinian, American keyboard player, songwriter, producer, Planet X, Dream Theater, Black Country Communion
1967 – Tom Hollander, English actor, producer, screenwriter
1967 – Jeff Tweedy, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, Wilco, Loose Fur, Uncle Tupelo
1968 – Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer, songwriter, bass player, The Mad Capsule Markets
1969 – Cameron Mathison, Canadian actor, Ryan Lavery – All My Children
1969 – Rachel Shelley, English model, actress
1969 – Arthur Guinness, fourth Earl of Iveagh, son of Arthur Benjamin Guinness, member of the Guinness family, founders of the Guinness brewery
1970 – Claudia Schiffer, born in Rheinberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany, super model, Elle, Rolling Stone
1987 – Blake Lively, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Bridget, The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, Gossip Girl

Gene Simmons
c. 2012
Christian LeBlanc
c. 2012
Billy Ray Cyrus
c. 2009
Claudia Schiffer
c. 2009
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>>  Noted Events On Sunday, August 25  <<

2019 – NOTE: – "Not All Verified": If no hyperlink, event not verified or vetted. [1] Could not corroborate date, may be conflicting data on multiple sites, or exact date could not be verified. Hyperlinks are generally verification of year, month, date, and event. [bh] Brainy History, not vetted elsewhere, take their word for it at this time. Error 403 links corrected when found.

Hurricane Harvey near peak intensity
prior to landfall in southern Texas
2017 – Hurricane Harvey makes landfall at San José Island, Texas, followed by another weakened landfall (Cat 3) at Holiday Beach (2017 Atlantic hurricane season)
2015 – Physicist Stephen Hawking presents a new theory on black holes at a lecture at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
2013 – The Rim wildfire burning in Yosemite National Park has consumed 225 square miles of forest, and is only 7 percent contained
2011 – New York City braces for Hurricane Irene, announcing plans to shut down subways, buses, and commuter trains
2010 – Acting as a private citizen, former President Jimmy Carter travels to North Korea to negotiate the release of Aijalon Gomes, a U.S. citizen
1991 – Linus Torvalds sent off the email announcing his project to create a new operating system, the first version of what will become Linux
1989 – After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune and its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
1988 – Challenger Center opens its classroom doors in Houston
1983 – U.S. and U.S.S.R. sign $10 billion grain pact
1982 – U.S. Marines land in Beirut, Lebanon
1981 – Voyager 2's closest approach to Saturn (63,000 miles/100,000 km)
1973 – Guitarist Henry McCullough quits Wings [1]
1970 – Elton John's first U.S. appearance, Los Angeles at the Troubadour
1965 – Beatles movie "Help" opens in the United States
1950 – President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike
1950 – Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title
1948 – KHJ-TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1945 – Ten days after World War II ends with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Chinese Communist Party kill U.S. intelligence officer John Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War
1942 – SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht, Netherlands
1939 – The Wizard of Oz opened in theaters, it failed to make a profit for MGM until the 1949 re-release
1932 – Amelia Earhart completes transcontinental flight
1919 – First scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
1916 – The United States National Park Service is created
1835 – The New York Sun perpetrates the Great Moon Hoax
1829 – President Jackson makes an offer to buy Texas, but Mexican government refuses


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