Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland (25 July 1421 – 29 March 1461) was the son of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland and Lady Eleanor Neville. He is a direct ancestor of George Washington. Born in Leconfield, Yorkshire, England. (d. 1461)
Arthur Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC, DL (25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930) was a British Conservative politician and statesman. He served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905. Born Arthur James Balfour in Whittingehame, East Lothian, Scotland. (d. 1930)
Walter Brennan (July 25, 1894 – September 21, 1974) was an American actor. Brennan is one of three men to win three Oscars, having won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor on three occasions between 1936 and 1940. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts. (d. 1974)
Gavrilo Princip (25 July 1894 – 28 April 1918) was a Bosnian Serb who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his pregnant wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. This was used as the excuse for the First World War. Born in the remote village of Obljaj near Bosansko Grahovo, Austria-Hungary. (d. 1918)
Rosalind Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite. Her data were the data used to formulate Crick and Watson’s 1953 hypothesis regarding the structure of DNA. Born Rosalind Elsie Franklin in Notting Hill, London. (d. 1958)
Estelle Getty (July 25, 1923 – July 22, 2008) was an American actress, who appeared in film, television, and theatre. She was best known for her role as Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992, which won her an Emmy and a Golden Globe. Born Estelle Scher-Gettleman in New York City. (d. 2008)
Barbara Harris (born July 25, 1935) is an American actress who was a Broadway stage star and later became a movie actress. She appeared in such movies as A Thousand Clowns, Plaza Suite, Nashville, Family Plot, Freaky Friday, Peggy Sue Got Married, and Grosse Pointe Blank. Harris has won a Tony Award and has been nominated for an Academy Award and received four Golden Globe Award nominations. Born in Evanston, Illinois.
Adnan Khashoggi (born 25 July 1935) is a Saudi Arabian businessman. He was implicated in the Iran-Contra affair as a key middleman in the arms-for-hostages exchange. Born in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Lynne Frederick (25 July 1954 – 27 April 1994) was an English film actress. In a career spanning ten years she made about thirty films or television drama appearances, but she is best remembered as the last wife of Peter Sellers. Born Lynne Maria Frederick in Hillingdon, Middlesex. (d. 1994)
Walter Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back who played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. Born Walter Jerry Payton in Columbia, Mississippi. (d. 1999)
Sheena McDonald (born 25 July 1954) is a British journalist and broadcaster. She anchored such national radio and television news programmes as The World at One, Channel 4 News, and The World This Week. Born Sheena Elizabeth McDonald in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.
Illeana Douglas (born July 25, 1965) is an American actress, director, screenwriter, and producer. She is known for her part in Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear (1991) – one of four Scorsese films in which she has appeared. Born in Massachusetts.
Matt LeBlanc (born July 25, 1967) is an American actor, best known for his role as Joey Tribbiani on the NBC sitcom Friends and its spin-off Joey. Born Matthew Steven LeBlanc in Newton, Massachusetts.
David Denman (born July 25, 1973) is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Roy Anderson, the ex-fiancé of Pam Beesly on the US version of The Office. Born in Newport Beach, California.
Louise Brown (born 25 July 1978) is the first human to have been born after conception by in vitro fertilisation, or IVF. Born Louise Joy Brown in Oldham General Hospital, Oldham, England.