25 June


1852

 Antoni Gaudí
Antoni Gaudí (25 June 1852 – 10 June 1926) was a Spanish Catalan architect. Gaudí’s works reflect an individualized and distinctive style. Most are located in Barcelona, including his magnum opus, the Sagrada Família. Born Antoni Gaudí i Cornet in Reus, Catalonia, Spain. (d. 1926)

1897

 Basil Radford
Basil Radford (25 June 1897 – 20 October 1952) was an English character actor who featured in many British films of the 1930s and 1940s. He is probably best-remembered for his appearances alongside Naunton Wayne as two cricket-obsessed Englishmen in several films from 1938 to 1949. Born Arthur Basil Radford in Chester, England. (d. 1952)

1900

 Louis Mountbatten
Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma KG, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, DSO, PC, FRS (25 June 1900 – 27 August 1979) – known informally as Lord Mountbatten – was a British statesman and naval officer, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed to Elizabeth II. During the Second World War, he was Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia Command (1943–46). He was the last Viceroy of India (1947) and the first Governor-General of the independent Dominion of India (1947–48). Born Prince Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas of Battenberg in Windsor, United Kingdom. (d. 1979)

1903

 George Orwell
George Orwell (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. He is perhaps best known for his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945). Born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India. (d. 1950)

1906

 Roger Livesey
Roger Livesey (25 June 1906 – 4 February 1976) was a British stage and film actor. He is most often remembered for the three Powell & Pressburger films in which he starred: The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, I Know Where I’m Going! and A Matter of Life and Death. Born in Barry, Wales. (d. 1976)

1913

 Cyril Fletcher
Cyril Fletcher (25 June 1913 – 2 January 2005) was an English comedian, actor and businessman. His catchphrase was ‘Pin back your lugholes’. He was best-known for his “Odd Odes”, which later formed a section of the television show That’s Life!. Born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. (d. 2005)

1924

 Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet (June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit. He was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Director for 12 Angry Men (1957), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Network (1976) and The Verdict (1982). Born Sidney Arthur Lumet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (d. 2011)

1925

 June Lockhart
June Lockhart (born June 25, 1925) is an American actress, primarily in 1950s and 1960s television, but with memorable performances on stage and in film too. She is remembered as the mother in two TV series, Lassie and Lost in Space. She also portrayed Dr. Janet Craig on the CBS television sitcom Petticoat Junction (1968–70). She is a two-time Emmy Award nominee and a Tony Award winner. Born in New York City.

1928

 Moray Watson
Moray Watson (born 25 June 1928) is an English actor. He has a series of television credits to his name, most notably as Brigadier Arthur Maiford, M.C. (ret.) in The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993); and George Frobisher in Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992). Born in Sunningdale, Berkshire, England.

1932

 Peter Blake
Sir Peter Blake, CBE, RDI, RA (born 25 June 1932) is an English pop artist, best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Born Peter Thomas Blake in Dartford, Kent, England.

1941

 Roy Marsden
Roy Marsden (born 25 June 1941) is an English actor, who is probably best known for his portrayal of Adam Dalgliesh in the Anglia Television dramatisations of P. D. James’s detective novels. Marsden also starred in Cold War espionage series The Sandbaggers. Born Roy Anthony Mould in Stepney, London, England.
 Eddie Large
Eddie Large (born 25 June 1941) is a British comedian. He is best known as a part of the double act Little and Large, with Syd Little. Born Edward Hugh McGinnis in Glasgow, Scotland.

1942

 Patricia Brake
Patricia Brake (born 25 June 1942 in Bath, Somerset) is an English actress. Patricia Brake is arguably best known for her performance as Ingrid Fletcher, the daughter of Ronnie Barker, in the BBC sitcom Porridge, and its sequel Going Straight.
. Born Patricia Ann Brake in Bath, Somerset, England.

1945

 Carly Simon
Carly Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and children’s author. She first rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; including her four Gold certified singles “Jesse” (No. 11), “Mockingbird” (No. 5), a duet with James Taylor, “You’re So Vain” (No. 1), and “Nobody Does It Better” (No. 2) from the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me. Born Carly Elisabeth Simon in The Bronx, New York City.

1961

 Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais (born 25 June 1961) is an English comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and musician. Gervais has won seven BAFTA Awards, five British Comedy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two Emmy Awards and the 2006 Rose d’Or, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Born Ricky Dene Gervais in Whitley, Berkshire, England.

1962

 Phill Jupitus
Phill Jupitus (born 25 June 1962) is an English stand-up and improv comedian, actor, performance poet, cartoonist and podcaster. Jupitus has been a team captain on BBC Two’s popular music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks since its inception in 1996 and also appears regularly as a guest on several other panel shows. Jupitus was the breakfast DJ on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2002 until 30 March 2007. Born Phillip Christopher Swan in Newport, Isle of Wight, England.

1963

 Yann Martel
Yann Martel (born 1963) is an author best known for the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, a #1 international bestseller published in more than 50 territories. It has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and spent more than a year on the New York Times Bestseller list. Born in Salamanca, Spain.
 George Michael
George Michael (born 25 June 1963) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Michael rose to superstardom during the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop. Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in East Finchley, London, England.

1964

 Johnny Herbert
Johnny Herbert (born 25 June 1964) is a British racing driver. He competed in Formula One, winning three races, and also in sports cars winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1991 driving a Mazda 787B. He enjoyed much success in lower-level motor racing and raced in Formula One for several teams. Born John Paul Herbert in Brentwood, Essex, England.

1970

 Lucy Benjamin
Lucy Benjamin (born 25 June 1970) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Lisa Fowler in the BBC soap opera EastEnders which she played from 1998 to 2003. Born Lucy Jane Baker in Reading, Berkshire.

1971

 Angela Kinsey
Angela Kinsey (born June 25, 1971) is an American actress. She is known for her role as the uptight accountant Angela Martin in the NBC television series The Office. Born Angela Faye Kinsey in Lafayette, Louisiana.

1973

 Jamie Redknapp
Jamie Redknapp (born 25 June 1973) is an English retired professional footballer who was active from 1989 until 2005. Redknapp played for Bournemouth, Southampton, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur, captaining the latter two. He also gained 17 England caps between 1995 and 1999. Born Jamie Frank Redknapp in Barton on Sea, England.
 Sunetra Sarker
Sunetra Sarker (born 25 June 1973 in Liverpool) is an English actress, best known for her acting roles in Brookside, No Angels and Casualty. Born in Liverpool, England.

1975

 Linda Cardellini
Linda Cardellini (born June 25, 1975) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks, Samantha Taggart on ER, Velma Dinkley in the live-action Scooby-Doo feature films, Sylvia Rosen, neighbor of Don Draper’s, on the AMC drama series Mad Men, Meg Rayburn on the Netflix original series Bloodline, Laura Barton in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Wendy in Gravity Falls. Born Linda Edna Cardellini in Redwood City, California.

1981

 Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith, OBE (born 25 June 1981) is an English actress, singer and dancer. Smith came to prominence on television for her roles in comedy shows Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Love Soup, Gavin & Stacey, Grownups and Benidorm. She has most recently starred in television dramas like Mrs Biggs, for which she won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for playing Ronnie Biggs’ wife, The 7.39 and Cilla, where she played Cilla Black. Born in Epworth, Lincolnshire.

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