25 December


1642

 Isaac Newton
English scientist and mathematician (d. 1727).

1771

 Dorothy Wordsworth
English diarist and sister of William Wordsworth (d. 1855).

1821

 Clara Barton
founder of the American Red Cross (d. 1912).

1870

 Helena Rubinstein
Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965).

1878

 Louis Chevrolet
Founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company.

1887

 Conrad Hilton
American hotelier (d. 1979).

1890

 Robert Ripley
collector of odd facts (d. 1949).

1899

 Humphrey Bogart
American actor (d. 1957).

1901

 Princess Alice
Duchess of Gloucester (d. 2004).

1906

 Lew Grade
Ukrainian-born film producer (d. 1998).

1907

 Cab Calloway
American bandleader (d. 1994).
 Mike Mazurki
Ukrainian-born actor (d. 1990).

1908

 Quentin Crisp
English author (d. 1999).

1913

 Tony Martin
American singer and actor (d. 2012).

1918

 Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt, Nobel laureate (d. 1981).

1919

 Noele Gordon
English actress (d. 1985).

1924

 Rod Serling
American television writer (d. 1975).

1929

 Stuart Hall
British radio and television presenter.

1936

 HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent
British Royalty.
 Ismail Merchant
Indian-born film producer (d. 2005).

1942

 Francoise Durr
French tennis player.

1944

 Jairzinho
Brazilian footballer.
 Kenny Everett
British entertainer (d. 1995).
 Nigel Starmer-Smith
English Rugby Union commentator..

1945

 Noel Redding
English musician (The Jimi Hendrix Experience) (d. 2003).

1949

 Sissy Spacek
American actress.

1954

 Annie Lennox
Scottish singer.

1955

 Alannah Myles
Canadian singer.

1957

 Chris Kamara
English footballer and commentator.
 Shane MacGowan
Irish musician.

1968

 Helena Christensen
Danish model.

1971

 Dido
English singer.

1975

 Marcus Trescothick
English cricketer.

1980

 Laura Sadler
British actress (d. 2003).

1984

 Georgia Moffett
British actress.

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