Wednesday

Just when you think you've won the race, along come faster rats.



Just when you think you've won the race, along come faster rats.is my saying for today (August 25th)!

Quote of the day: "If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars." by J. Paul Getty

Grandparent's quote/image of the day is
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting, BrianMc,myway2fortune.info
Grandma Quote


Word of the day: hyposmia - noun: impaired sense of smell

August 25th is the 237th day of the year (238th in a leap year) and there are 128 days left until the end of the year.

If today is your Birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

If you would like your birthday or a family member, or even a friends included in my "Birthday List", just leave a comment with all the pertinent information like Name, nickname, occupation and date of birth!

Some other, Famous People who were born on August 25th!

  • 1530, Tsar Ivan IV of Russia (d. 1584)
  • 1561, Dutch astronomer, Philippe van Lansberge (d. 1632)
  • 1624, French confessor of Louis XIV of France, François de la Chaise (d. 1709)
  • 1662, American educator, John Leverett the Younger (d. 1724)
  • 1707, King Louis I of Spain, (d. 1724)
  • 1719, Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo (d. 1795)
  • 1724, British painter, George Stubbs (d. 1806)
  • 1741, German theologian, Karl Friedrich Bahrdt (d. 1792)
  • 1744, German writer, Johann Gottfried Herder (d. 1803)
  • 1767, French revolutionary and writer, Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just (d. 1794)
  • 1786, King Ludwig I of Bavaria (d. 1868)
  • 1796, American land baron, James Lick (d. 1876)
  • 1802, Austrian poet, Nikolaus Lenau (d. 1850)
  • 1803, The Duque de Caxias, Brazilian military leader, Luís Alves de Lima e Silva (d. 1880)
  • 1829, Italian composer and concert pianist, Carlo Acton (d. 1909)
  • 1836, American writer, Bret Harte (d. 1902)
  • 1841, Swiss medical researcher; Nobel Prize laureate, Emil Theodor Kocher (d. 1917)
  • 1845, King Ludwig II of Bavaria (d. 1886)
  • 1867, American jurist and diplomat, James W. Gerard (d. 1951)
  • 1868, Greek shooter, Nikolaos Levidis
  • 1882, Irish politician, Seán T. O'Kelly (d. 1966)
  • 1891, Russian-born Israeli poet and writer, David Shimoni (d. 1956)
  • 1893, American dental researcher, Henry Trendley Dean (d. 1962)
  • 1898, German mathematician, Helmut Hasse (d. 1975)
  • 1898, England cricketer, Arthur Wood (d. 1973)
  • 1900, German physician and biochemist; Nobel Prize laureate, Hans Adolf Krebs (d. 1981)
  • 1902, German-born composer, Stefan Wolpe (d. 1972)
  • 1903, American chess writer, Arpad Elo (d. 1992)
  • 1905, Polish mystic, Faustina Kowalska (d. 1938)
  • 1906, England cricketer, Jim Smith (d. 1979)
  • 1909, English actor, Michael Rennie (d. 1971)
  • 1910, Canadian singer and actress, Ruby Keeler (d. 1993)
  • 1910, American painter, Dorothea Tanning
  • 1910, American baseball player, George Cisar (d. 2010)
  • 1911, Vietnamese general and statesman, Vo Nguyen Giap (Võ Nguyên Giáp)
  • 1912, East German politician, Erich Honecker (d. 1994)
  • 1913, American cartoonist, Walt Kelly (d. 1973)
  • 1913, American actor, Don DeFore (d. 1993)
  • 1915, American violist, Walter Trampler (d. 1997)
  • 1916, American actor, Van Johnson (d. 2008)
  • 1916, American pediatrician and virologist; Nobel Prize laureate, Frederick Chapman Robbins (d. 2003)
  • 1916, Japanese aviator, Saburo Sakai (d. 2000)
  • 1917, Cuban-American actor, Film director and film producer, Mel Ferrer (d. 2008)
  • 1917, Danish actress, Lisbeth Movin
  • 1918, American conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein (d. 1990)
  • 1918, English actor, Richard Greene (d. 1985)
  • 1919, American politician, George Wallace (d. 1998)
  • 1921, Canadian-born game show host, Monty Hall
  • 1921, Irish-born writer, Brian Moore (d. 1999)
  • 1921, Canadian politician, Bryce Mackasey (d. 1999)
  • 1925, Canadian politician, Thea Astleyx (d. 2004)
  • 1927, American tennis player, Althea Gibson (d. 2003)
  • 1928, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate, Herbert Kroemer
  • 1928, American baseball player, Darrell Johnson (d. 2004)
  • 1928, American football player, John "Kayo" Dottley
  • 1930, Scottish actor, Sean Connery
  • 1930, Canadian actor, Graham Jarvis (d. 2003)
  • 1930, New Zealand actor, Bruce Allpress
  • 1931, Los Angeles based local news anchor, Hal Fishman (d. 2007)
  • 1931, American television host, Regis Philbin
  • 1933, American jazz musician, Wayne Shorter
  • 1933, American actor, Tom Skerritt
  • 1934, French Canadian politician, Lise Bacon
  • 1934, Filipino disk jockey, Television host, And Senator, Eddie Ilarde
  • 1935, American poet, Charles Wright
  • 1938, American actor, David Canary
  • 1938, English author, Frederick Forsyth
  • 1939, American film director, John Badham
  • 1940, Belgian baritone, José Van Dam
  • 1941, American film writer, Marshall Brickman
  • 1942, American politician, Nathan Deal
  • 1944, American actor, Anthony Heald
  • 1944, Newspaper magnate, Conrad Black
  • 1944, Canadian hockey coach, Jacques Demers
  • 1946, American baseball player, Rollie Fingers
  • 1946, American poet and children's author, Charles Ghigna (Father Goose)
  • 1946, American football player, Charlie Sanders
  • 1948, Greek chemical and biomedical engineer, Nicholas A. Peppas
  • 1949, English novelist, Martin Amis
  • 1949, American actor, John Savage
  • 1949, Israeli-born musician, Gene Simmons
  • 1949, Canadian-Iranian composer, Fariborz Lachini
  • 1950, American jazz musician, Charles Fambrough
  • 1951, English singer, Rob Halford
  • 1951, American radio personality, Bill Handel
  • 1952, English keyboardist, Geoff Downes
  • 1952, Sri Lankan cricketer, Duleep Mendis
  • 1954, English musician, Elvis Costello
  • 1955, German politician, Gerd Müller
  • 1955, Tamil actor and politician, Vijayakanth
  • 1956, Japanese football manager, Takeshi Okada
  • 1956, Finnish rally driver, Henri Toivonen (d. 1986)
  • 1957, Pakistani cricketer, Sikander Bakht
  • 1957, British actor, writer and theatre director, Simon McBurney
  • 1958, American film director, Tim Burton
  • 1958, American actor, Christian LeBlanc
  • 1958, American academic, Sterling Harwood
  • 1959, American operatic soprano, Ruth Ann Swenson
  • 1960, American actress, Ashley Crow
  • 1960, Austrian footballer, Georg Zellhofer
  • 1961, American singer and actor, Billy Ray Cyrus
  • 1962, American actor, David Packer
  • 1962, Irish musician, Vivian Campbell
  • 1962, Pakistani cricketer, Shahid Mahboob
  • 1963, Canadian actress, Christine McGlade
  • 1964, Russian mathematician, Maxim Kontsevich
  • 1964, Greek chess grandmaster, Vasilios Kotronias
  • 1964, American television writer and producer, Marti Noxon
  • 1964, American comic book artist and writer, Dan Parent
  • 1964, American actor, Blair Underwood
  • 1964, British actress, Joanne Whalley
  • 1965, American singer, Mia Zapata (d. 1993)
  • 1965, Indian cricketer, Sanjeev Sharma
  • 1965, American football player, Cornelius Bennett
  • 1966, American baseball player, Albert Belle
  • 1966, American keyboardist, Derek Sherinian
  • 1966, American actor, Robert Maschio
  • 1967, English actor, Tom Hollander
  • 1967, American singer, Jeff Tweedy
  • 1968, Turkish singer and composer, Rafet El Roman
  • 1968, Japanese actress, Model and racing driver, Yuri Mitsui
  • 1968, Scottish musician, Stuart Murdoch
  • 1968, Japanese singer and composer, Takeshi Ueda
  • 1968, American chef and television personality, Rachael Ray
  • 1968, American musician, Spider One
  • 1969, Canadian actor, Cameron Mathison
  • 1969, Author, Sportswriter, Actor and Ballhawk, John Witt
  • 1969, Indian cricketer, Vivek Razdan
  • 1969, American voice actor, Steve Staley
  • 1969, English actress, Rachel Shelley
  • 1970, American basketball player, Robert Horry
  • 1970, American country music singer, Jo Dee Messina
  • 1970, German model, Claudia Schiffer
  • 1971, Professional wrestler, Mike Lockwood (d. 2003)
  • 1972, American football player, Marvin Harrison
  • 1973, Turkish/German film director, Fatih Akin
  • 1974, American actor, Eric Millegan
  • 1974, Dutch comedian, Dave Luza
  • 1974, Dominican baseball player, Pablo Ozuna
  • 1975, Australian swimmer, Petria Thomas
  • 1976, Swedish actor, Alexander Skarsgård
  • 1976, Pakistani cricketer, Javed Qadeer
  • 1976, American basketball player, Damon Jones
  • 1977, Canadian actress, Sophie Cadieux
  • 1977, American boxer, Diego Corrales (d. 2007)
  • 1977, Canadian hockey player, Andy McDonald
  • 1977, American actor, Jonathan Togo
  • 1978, American actor, Kel Mitchell
  • 1978, German rugby player, Robert Mohr
  • 1979, American basketball player, Marlon Harewoodx
  • 1979, American basketball player, Deanna Nolan
  • 1980, American baseball player, Neal Musser
  • 1981, American actress, Rachel Bilson
  • 1981, Australian cancer activist, Clare Oliver (d. 2007)
  • 1983, British racing driver, James Rossiter
  • 1987, Panamanian/American actress, Whitney Stevens
  • 1987, Canadian actress, Stacey Farber
  • 1987, Chinese actress and singer, Liu Yifei
  • 1987, American actress, Blake Lively
  • 1987, Scottish singer and songwriter, Amy Macdonald
  • 1987, American baseball player, Justin Upton
  • 1987, Australian footballer, James Wesolowski
  • 1988, English singer, Alexandra Burke
  • 1988, Brazilian/American golfer, Angela Park
  • 1988, English singer, Ray Quinn
  • 1992, Japanese singer, Miyabi Natsuyaki
  • 1998, American actress and singer, China Anne McClain

    Famous People who Died on August 25th!

  • 383, Roman Emperor, Gratian (b. 359)
  • 471, Patriarch of Constantinople, Gennadius I (b. 458)
  • 1192, Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
  • 1270, King Louis IX of France (b. 1214)
  • 1282, English saint, Thomas Cantilupe (b. c. 1218)
  • 1330, Scottish soldier, Sir James Douglas (b. 1286)
  • 1482, Queen of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou (b. 1429)
  • 1554, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English politician, Thomas Howard (b. 1473)
  • 1632, English dramatist, Thomas Dekker (b. c. 1572)
  • 1650, English poet, Richard Crashaw (b. c. 1613)
  • 1688, Welsh privateer, Henry Morgan (b. c. 1635)
  • 1699, King Christian V of Denmark (b. 1646)
  • 1711, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician, Edward Villiers
  • 1742, Portuguese composer, Carlos Seixas (b. 1704)
  • 1774, Italian composer, Niccolò Jommelli (b. 1714)
  • 1776, Scottish philosopher and historian, David Hume (b. 1711)
  • 1792, French writer, Jacques Cazotte (b. 1719)
  • 1794, Belgian-born Austrian diplomat, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau (b. 1727)
  • 1822, German-born astronomer, William Herschel (b. 1738)
  • 1867, English scientist, Michael Faraday (b. 1791)
  • 1900, German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche (b. 1844)
  • 1900, Prime Minister of Japan, Kuroda Kiyotaka (b. 1840)
  • 1904, French painter, Henri Fantin-Latour (b. 1836)
  • 1904, Canadian Royal Naval sailor, William Hall (b. 1827)
  • 1908, French physicist, Nobel laureate, Henri Becquerel (b. 1852)
  • 1924, Filipino general, Mariano Álvarez (b. 1818)
  • 1925, Austro-Hungarian field marshal, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf (b. 1852)
  • 1930, American Boxer, Frankie Campbell (b. 1904)
  • 1938, Russian writer, Aleksandr Kuprin (b. 1870)
  • 1939, Canadian hockey player, Babe Siebert (b. 1904)
  • 1940, Duc de Guise, Orleanist pretender to the French throne, Jean d'Orleans (b. 1874)
  • 1942, Duke of Kent, George Edward Alexander Windsor (b. 1902)
  • 1945, American intelligence officer and missionary, John Birch (b. 1918)
  • 1950, Professional wrestler, Earl Caddock (b. 1888)
  • 1956, American research biologist, Alfred Kinsey (b. 1894)
  • 1965, American baseball player, Moonlight Graham (b. 1879)
  • 1967, Eighth Prime Minister of Australia, Stanley Bruce (b. 1883)
  • 1967, Polish actor, Paul Muni (b. 1895)
  • 1967, American Nazi Party leader, George Lincoln Rockwell (b. 1918)
  • 1968, Australian cricketer, Stan McCabe (b. 1910)
  • 1970, Japanese architect, Tachu Naito (b. 1886)
  • 1971, American musician and entertainer, Ted Lewis (b. 1890)
  • 1976, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate, Eyvind Johnson (b. 1900)
  • 1979, American musician and bandleader, Stan Kenton (b. 1911)
  • 1980, American dancer and choreographer, Gower Champion (b. 1919)
  • 1984, American author, Truman Capote (b. 1924)
  • 1984, American baseball player, Waite Hoyt (b. 1899)
  • 1984, Soviet gymnast, Viktor Chukarin (b. 1921)
  • 1985, American social activist, Samantha Smith (b. 1972)
  • 1990, Canadian writer, Morley Callaghan (b. 1903)
  • 1999, English musician, Rob Fisher (b. 1956)
  • 2000, American cartoonist, Carl Barks (b. 1901)
  • 2000, American record producer, Jack Nitzsche (b. 1937)
  • 2001, American R&B singer and actress, Aaliyah (b. 1979)
  • 2001, Canadian hockey player, Carl Brewer (b. 1938)
  • 2001, British race driver, Ken Tyrrell (b. 1924)
  • 2001, French actor and singer, Philippe Léotard (b. 1940)
  • 2002, Greek actor, Giannis Gionakis (b. 1922)
  • 2002, Australian writer, Dorothy Hewett (b. 1923)
  • 2005, German politician, Peter Glotz (b. 1939)
  • 2006, 2nd president of Trinidad & Tobago, Noor Mohamed Hassanali (b. 1918)
  • 2007, English footballer, Ray Jones (b. 1988)
  • 2008, American basketball player, Kevin Duckworth (b. 1964)
  • 2008, Slovenian mountaineer, Pavle Kozjek (b. 1959)
  • 2009, United States Senator from Massachusetts, Brother of John F. Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy (b. 1932)