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Welcome to Today In History for Monday, June 25, 2018.

On this day in history ..

Famous birthdays for this day ..


  • 1373 - Johanna II, Queen of Naples (1414-35)
  • 1709 - Francesco Araja, composer
  • 1735 - Benvenuto Robbio San Rafaele, composer
  • 1796 - Ferdinando Giorgetti, composer
  • 1813 - William Hugh Keim, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1862
  • 1823 - James Dunwody Bulloch, Capt (Confederate Navy), died in 1901
  • 1852 - Antonio Gaud, Spanish architect (Sagrada Familia, Barcelona)
  • 1858 - Georges Courteline, [Moineaux], French playwright
  • 1860 - Gustave Charpentier, French composer (opera Louise)
  • 1862 - Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer
  • 1864 - Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist (Nobel 1920)
  • 1865 - Robert Henri, US painter, leader of Ashcan school
  • 1878 - Jean Gallon, composer
  • 1886 - Henry "Hap" Arnold, commanding general, US Army Air Force (WW II)
  • 1887 - George Abbott, Forestville NY, producer (Damn Yankees, Pajama Game)
  • 1889 - Ethel Glenn Hier, composer
  • 1889 - Margriet M C Baers, Flemish philosopher
  • 1890 - Marchwitza, writer
  • 1893 - Charlotte Greenwood, Phila, actress (Oklahoma, Moon over Miami)
  • 1894 - Hermann Oberth, Germany, founded modern astronautics (V2/Redstone)
  • 1897 - Basil Radford, Chester England, actor (Whiskey Galore, Night Train)
  • 1897 - Hans Barth, composer
  • 1900 - Izak D du Plessis, South African writer/director (3rd World)
  • 1900 - Lord Louis Mountbatten, of Burma, royal relative/earl/baron/admiral
  • 1901 - Adolf Brunner, composer
  • 1903 - Arthur Tracy, Russia, street singer (Vincent Lopez Show, Limelight)
  • 1903 - George Orwell, [Eric A Blair], British writer (Animal Farm, 1984)
  • 1904 - Jan van Axel, [Johannes P Kraakman], Dutch director (Overschotje)
  • 1905 - Ian Cromb, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in the early 1930's)
  • 1906 - Roger Livesey, Barry Wales, actor (Drums, Life & Death of Col Blimp)
  • 1907 - J Hans D Jensen, Germany, physicist (atomic nucleus-Nobel 1963)
  • 1908 - Frderic Anspach, Belgian tenor
  • 1909 - Daniel Fuchs, US writer (Summer in Williamsburg)
  • 1911 - Reed Hadley, Petrolia Tx, actor (Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon)
  • 1911 - William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972)
  • 1912 - Virginia Lacy Jones, US librarian/presidential advisor
  • 1913 - Aim Csaire, Martinique, writer (Ecrivian Martiniquais)
  • 1915 - Peter Lind Hayes, SF Calif, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show)
  • 1916 - Theodore P Toynbee, British journalist/writer (Savage Days, Barricade)
  • 1921 - Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer
  • 1923 - Dorothy Gilman, mystery writer
  • 1923 - Jack Hill, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's)
  • 1923 - Samuel Lewis Francis, painter
  • 1923 - Tony Parker, oral historian
  • 1924 - Sidney Lumet, Phila, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe)
  • 1925 - Clifton Chenier, Opelousas La, blues singer (Bayou Blues)
  • 1925 - June Lockhart, NYC, actr (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction)
  • 1925 - Robert Venturi, Phila, architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas)
  • 1925 - Ziggy Talent, Manchester NH, singer (Vaughn Monroe Show)
  • 1926 - Ingeborg Bachmann, Austria author/poet
  • 1926 - Pierre "Peyo" Culliford, Brussels Belgium, cartoonist (Smurfs)
  • 1928 - William Joseph Russo, composer
  • 1930 - Hugo Gabriel Gryn, rabbi
  • 1933 - Gary Crosby, Calif, actor (Bill Dana Show, Adam 12, Chase)
  • 1933 - Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian artist (glass painter)
  • 1934 - Willy Rodriguez, cricketer (occasional leg-spin bat for WI in 60's)
  • 1935 - Eddie Floyd, Montgomery Al, singer/composer (Calif Girl, Falcons)
  • 1935 - Kurt Schwertsik, composer
  • 1935 - Laurent Terzieff, Paris, actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way) [or 7/25]
  • 1935 - Wynand Breytenbach, S African under minister of Defense (1986- )
  • 1936 - Harold Melvin, US singer (Blue Notes-My Hero)
  • 1936 - Paul Nowee, Dutch western writer (Eagle's Eye)
  • 1937 - Mirabel Morgan, author (Total Woman)
  • 1940 - Clint Warwick, [Eccles], Birmingham England, bassist (Moody Blues)
  • 1940 - Thomas Khler, German DR, luger (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
  • 1941 - Denys Arcand, director (Jesus of Montreal)
  • 1942 - Patrick Michael Mitchell, Ottawa, one of FBI's most wanted
  • 1942 - Wilbert Bank, actor/director (On Hope of Blessing)
  • 1942 - Willis Reed, NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks)
  • 1943 - Gerrit "Ger" Zijlstra, sculptor
  • 1945 - Carly Simon, NYC, singer (Anticipation, You're So Vain)
  • 1946 - Allen Lanier, rock keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • 1946 - Ian McDonald, London England, rock guitarist (Foreigner, King Crimson)
  • 1948 - Michael Lembeck, Bkln, actor (Max-One Day at a Time)
  • 1949 - Brenda Sykes, Shreveport La, actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight)
  • 1949 - Jimmie Walker, Bronx NY, comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease)
  • 1949 - Kene Holliday, NYC, actor (Tyler-Matlock, Carter Country)
  • 1949 - Phyllis George-Brown, Denton Tx, Miss Amer (1971)/sportscaster (CBS)
  • 1950 - Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
  • 1950 - Tatyana Averina, USSR, speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1951 - Lee Wilkof, Canton Ohio, actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart)
  • 1951 - Michael Francis, rocker
  • 1952 - Brian MacLeod, rock guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist (Chilliwack)
  • 1952 - Tim Finn, rocker (Split Enz, Crowded House, Puberty Blues)
  • 1953 - Ian Davis, cricketer (Australian batsman 1973-77)
  • 1954 - David Paich, rock keyboardist (Toto-Africa)
  • 1954 - John Kimmel, horse trainer
  • 1954 - Lina Romay, Barcelona Spain, actress (Conan the Barbarian)
  • 1955 - Michael Sabatino, Calif, actor (Days of Our Life, Bold & Beautiful)
  • 1958 - Debbie Green, South Korea, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1962 - Dan Turk, NFL center (Washington Redskins)
  • 1963 - Doug Gilmour, Kingston, NHL center (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • 1963 - George Michael [Panos], British rock vocalist (Wham-I Want Your Sex)
  • 1963 - Mike Myers, Canada, comedian (SNL-Wayne's World) [or May 25]
  • 1963 - Mike Stanley, Ft Lauderdale FL, catcher (NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox)
  • 1963 - Si-An Deng, Shanghai China, Canadian badminton player (Olympics-96)
  • 1964 - Dell Curry, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1964 - Phil Emery, cricketer (NSW wicket-keeper, Australia 1994)
  • 1966 - Dikembe Mutombo, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1967 - Brian Wanek, Mequon Wis, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • 1967 - Joan Smith, Rochester NY, biathelete (Olympics-1994)
  • 1967 - Matt Leblanc, Newton Mass, actor (Joey-Friends)
  • 1967 - Roshan Jurangpathy, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka 1985-86)
  • 1969 - Alina Ivanova, Ukraine, race walker (indoor 3K world record)
  • 1969 - Armand Benneker, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • 1969 - Jurgen Streppel, soccer player (Telstar/RKC)
  • 1970 - Aaron Sele, Golden Valley MN, pitcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • 1970 - Ana Rosa Brito, Miss Puerto Rico Universe (1997)
  • 1971 - Michael Tucker, South Boston VA, outfielder (KC Royals)
  • 1971 - Mike Sutherland, CFL offensive linebacker (Montreal Alouettes)
  • 1971 - Robert Reichel, Litinov CZE, hockey forward (NY Islanders, Oly-G-98)
  • 1971 - Ryan Carey, CFL safety (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • 1971 - Steve Tikolo, cricketer (outstanding Kenyan batsman in 1996 World Cup)
  • 1972 - Amy Wickus, Baraboo Wisconsin, 800m/1500m runner
  • 1972 - Carlos Delgado, Aguadilla Puerto Rico, infielder (Toronto Blue Jays)
  • 1973 - Milan Hnilicka, hockey goaltender (Team Czech Oly-Gold-1998)
  • 1973 - Rene Corbet, Victoriaville, NHL left wing (Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1973 - Whitney Post, Wayland Mass, rower (Olympics-96)
  • 1974 - Lee Cole, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • 1974 - Leeland McElroy, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 1974 - Vernon Crawford, linebacker (New England Patriots)
  • 1975 - Alberto Costa, Lerida Spain, tennis pro
  • 1976 - Marina Alofagia McCartney, Miss New Zealand Universe (1997)
  • 1979 - Brandi Lynn Burkhardt, Miss Maryland Teen USA (1997)
  • 1979 - Kelli Jones, Miss Kentucky Teen USA (1997)

Famous deaths for this day ..

  • 1142 - Gulielmus of Vercelli, Italian hermit/monastery founder/saint, dies
  • 1212 - Simon de Montfort, a leader of the crusades, dies at 67
  • 1423 - Reinald IV, duke of Gelre & Gulik (Reinoud I), dies
  • 1483 - Edward V, king of England (Apr 9-Jun 25, 1483), murdered
  • 1514 - Berta Jacobsdr, [Suster Bertken], Dutch hermit, dies at 87
  • 1522 - Franchinus Gaffurius, composer, dies at 71
  • 1710 - Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian, dies at 74
  • 1767 - Georg Philipp Telemann, German late-barok composer, dies at 86
  • 1785 - Pierre Talon, composer, dies at 63
  • 1785 - Pieter Kintsius, VOC-supercarga/chief on Macau, dies at 53
  • 1822 - Ernst T Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer, dies at 46
  • 1840 - Leopold count of Limburg Stirum, Dutch general/politician, dies at 82
  • 1876 - Boston Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn
  • 1876 - George A Custer, US general (Little Bighorn), dies at 36
  • 1876 - John Patton, trumpeter, dies at Little Bighorn
  • 1876 - Lame White Man, Cheyenne, dies at Little Bighorn
  • 1876 - Myles Keogh, US officer, dies at Little Bighorn
  • 1876 - Thomas W Custer, brother of George Custer, dies at Little Bighorn
  • 1884 - Hans Rott, composer, dies at 25
  • 1896 - Emile AH Seipgens, Dutch priest/beer brewer/man of letters, dies at 58
  • 1898 - Ferdinand J Cohn, German botanist/publicist, dies at 70
  • 1906 - Stanford White, Architect, shot dead atop Madison Square Garden which he designed by Harry Thaw jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit
  • 1912 - Louis Antoine, Belgian miner/sect leader, dies at about 65
  • 1926 - Symon Petljoera, pres Ukraine (pogroms), murdered in Paris
  • 1929 - Georges Courteline [Moineaux], French playwright, dies
  • 1937 - Colin Clive, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Jane Eyre), dies at 39
  • 1942 - Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • 1943 - Spencer Charters, actor (Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), dies at 68
  • 1953 - Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies
  • 1954 - Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Civil Code), dies at 74
  • 1956 - Alfred C Kinsey, US zoologist/sexologist, dies at 62
  • 1956 - Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77
  • 1956 - Reinhold M Glire, Ukrainian conductor/composer (Gjulsura), dies at 81
  • 1959 - Charles Starkwether, murderer, executed
  • 1960 - WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
  • 1962 - Ephraim Lisitsky, Hebrew poet, dies
  • 1964 - Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Sonsbeekpaviljoen), dies at 76
  • 1968 - Tony Hancock, actor/writer (Call Me Genius, Rebel), dies at 43
  • 1971 - Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • 1976 - Johnny Mercer, US songwriter (That old Black Magic), dies at 66
  • 1977 - Endre Szervanszky, composer, dies at 65
  • 1977 - Petko Staynov, composer, dies at 80
  • 1978 - Hussein al-Ghasjmi, president of North-Yemen, murdered
  • 1983 - Alberto Evaristo Ginastera, Argentine composer (Panambi), dies at 67
  • 1984 - Michel Foucault, philosoph (History of Sexuality), dies of AIDs at 57
  • 1986 - Gery Florizoone, Flemish poet, dies at 63
  • 1987 - Boudleaux Bryant, song writer (for Everly Bros), dies at 67
  • 1988 - Axis Sally, [Mildred E Gillars], US nazi propagandist (WW II), dies
  • 1990 - Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Australian composer (Triad), dies at 77
  • 1992 - James Stirling, Scottish D-Day parachutist/architect, dies
  • 1992 - Jerome Brown, defensive tackle (Phila Eagle), dies in car crash at 27
  • 1992 - William E Harris, entertainer, dies
  • 1994 - Louis-Robert Casterman, Belgian publisher (Kuifje), dies at 74
  • 1994 - Robert Millar, journalist, dies at 72
  • 1995 - Warren Earl Burger, Supreme Court Justice, dies of heart failure at 78
  • 1996 - Nicholas John, dramaturge, dies at 43
  • 1996 - Ray Howard-Jones, artist, dies at 93
  • 1997 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Fren oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87
  • 1997 - William Lyle Woratzeck, convicted killer, executed in Ariz at 51



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