Birth Month Day of 01-25 (Sorted by Death Date Ascending)
1. Robert Burns
Soundtrack | The Jacket
Robert Burns was born to a poor farming family in the Lowlands of Scotland in 1759. During his adult years he wrote several volumes of poetry that were well received. By the time of his death he was considered the poet laureate of Scotland, and is still considered so by many to this day. Among his ...
Joseph-Louis Lagrange (born Giuseppe Luigi Lagrangia or Giuseppe Ludovico De la Grange Tournier; 25 January 1736 - 10 April 1813), also reported as Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange or Lagrangia, was an Italian mathematician and astronomer, later naturalized French. He made significant contributions to the ...
3. James Hogg
Writer | Teatr Polskiego Radia
James Hogg was born on January 25, 1770 in Ettrick, Selkirkshire, Scotland, UK. He was a writer, known for Teatr Polskiego Radia (1925), Only One Night (1939) and Festival (1960). He died on November 21, 1835 in Altrive, Yarrow of the Borders, Scotland, UK.
Soundtrack | Heavenly Creatures
Juventino Rosas was born on January 25, 1868 in Santa Cruz de Galeana, Guanajuato, Mexico. He was a composer, known for Heavenly Creatures (1994), Pitch Perfect (2012) and Irrational Man (2015). He died on July 13, 1894 in Surgidero de Batabanó, Cuba.
Actor | As You Like It
Robert McWade Sr. was born on January 25, 1835 in Long Sault Rapids, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor, known for As You Like It (1912), Rip Van Winkle (1912) and Papa Puts One Over (1913). He was previously married to Laura J. Childress. He died on March 5, 1913 in New York City, New York, USA.
Mikhail Obukhov was born on January 25, 1879 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]. Mikhail died on March 25, 1914 in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia].
Director | A Bunch of Keys
Richard Foster Baker was born on January 25, 1857 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was a director and actor, known for A Bunch of Keys (1915), The Little Girl Next Door (1916) and Kidder and Ko (1918). He died on February 21, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
13. Hymie Weiss
Born Henry Earl J. Wojciechowski in Poland in 1898, his family emigrated to the US and settled in Chicago. Nicknamed "Hymie"--despite his Jewish-sounding last name, he was actually Catholic--became friends with Irish gangster Charles Dion O'Bannion. Weiss, O'Bannion and another Irish gangster, ...
15. John W. Conway
Writer | Coney Island
American newspaperman who briefly wrote titles for silent films. A native of New York State, Conway was raised by his mother, a schoolteacher, in The Bronx, New York. As a boy, he worked as a streetcar conductor. He had a short career in baseball, playing with the Brooklyn Federals. A friend who ...
Henry Walter Barnett was born on January 25, 1862 in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was a director and producer, known for Prince Ranjitsinhji Practising Batting in the Nets (1897), Melbourne, les courses: présentation du vainqueur (1896) and Melbourne, les courses: sorties de ...
20. Charles Curtis
Charles Curtis was born near Topeka, KS, in 1860. Of Native American ancestry (possibly as much as half), he lived on a Kaw Indian reservation for several years early in his life. In 1881 he was admitted to the state bar in Kansas, and was the Shawnee County District Attorney from 1885-89. He ran ...
24. Rosa Valetti
Actress | M - Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder
Rosa Valetti was born Rosa Alice Vallentin, the daughter of industrialist Felix Vallentin and his wife, Bertha. Her brother was actor Hermann Vallentin, who emigrated to Mandatory Palestine. She first appeared on the Berlin stage and later also in Paris, Brussells and Vienna. During the First World...
25. Robert McWade
Actor | The Kennel Murder Case
Robert McWade was born on January 25, 1872 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for The Kennel Murder Case (1933), The Dragon Murder Case (1934) and Anything Goes (1936). He was previously married to Almina Lee. He died on January 19, 1938 in Culver City, California, USA.
26. Virginia Woolf
Writer | Orlando
London-born Virginia Woolf came from a wealthy family and, unlike her brothers, received her education at home, an unusual step for the times. Her parents had both had children from previous marriages, so she grew up with a variety of siblings, stepbrothers and stepsisters. Her father was a ...
28. Rupert Julian
Actor | The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin
Coming to the US at the age of 34, New Zealand-born Rupert Julian started his career as a stage and screen actor touring Australia and New Zealand. Having made his name (and a cool million for Universal) as a dead ringer for Kaiser Wilhelm II in the 1918 film The Kaiser, the Beast of Berlin (1918), ...
34. George Godfrey
Actor | Sea Fury
George Godfrey was a heavyweight boxer who fought from 1919-1937. On June 6, 1930, He boxed against future Heavyweight Champion Primo Carnera in Shibe Park, Philadelphia. He was winning the fight when it was suspiciously called in the 6th round and awarded to Canera on a disqualification. Godfrey ...
36. Emil Ludwig
Writer | Hitler's Madman
Emil Ludwig was born on January 25, 1881 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany [now Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland]. He was a writer, known for Hitler's Madman (1943). He was previously married to Elga Wolff. He died on September 17, 1948 in Moscia, Ticino, Switzerland.
Writer | Der Traum vom Rhein
Herbert Eulenberg was born on January 25, 1876 in Mülheim, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He was a writer, known for The Dream of the Rhine (1933). He was previously married to Hedda. He died on September 4, 1949 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Composer | Groza
Vladimir Shcherbachov was born on January 25, 1889 in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire [now Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland]. He was a composer, known for Thunderstorm (1934), Peter the First (1937) and Men of the Sea (1938). He died on March 5, 1952 in Leningrad, Russian SFSR, USSR [now St. Petersburg, ...
Actress | Pega na Chaleira
Adelaide Coutinho was born on January 25, 1860 in Lisbon, Portugal. She was an actress, known for Pega na Chaleira (1909), Um Cavalheiro Deveras Obsequioso (1909) and Lucrecia Borgia (1910). She died on September 25, 1952 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
47. Mary Glynne
Actress | The Good Companions
Mary Glynne was born on January 25, 1895 in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, UK. She was an actress, known for The Good Companions (1933), Inquest (1931) and Emil and the Detectives (1935). She was previously married to John Mannell and Dennis Neilson-Terry. She died on September 19, 1954 in ...
Soundtrack | Ludwig - Requiem für einen jungfräulichen König
Wilhelm Furtwängler was born on January 25, 1886 in Berlin, Germany. He is known for Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (1972), A Dream, What Else? (1995) and Les passagers (1999). He was previously married to Elisabeth Ackermann and Zitla Lund. He died on November 30, 1954 in Baden-Baden, ...
49. Harry Link
Soundtrack | In the Line of Fire
Composer, songwriter and publisher Harry Link was educated at the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania. He was the general manager at several music-publishing companies. Joining ASCAP in 1930, his popular-song compositions include "These Foolish Things", "I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling...