February 25th

by Milos Itic on February 25, 2011

10 people born on this day:

  1. Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841) – French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style
  2. George Harrison (1943) – English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter, actor and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist of The Beatles
  3. “Tom” Courtenay (1937) – English actor who came to prominence in the early 1960s with a succession of films including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962), Billy Liar (1963) and Dr. Zhivago (1965)
  4. Anthony Burgess (1917) — English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic
  5. ZeppoMarx (1901) – American film star, theatrical agent and businessman. He was the youngest of the five Marx Brothers
  6. Neil Patrick Jordan (1950) – Irish filmmaker and novelist. He won an Academy Award (Best Original Screenplay) for The Crying Game
  7. Enrico Caruso (1873) – Italian tenor
  8. Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (1707) – Italian playwright and librettist from the Republic of Venice
  9. Giovanni Battista Morgagni (1682) – Italian anatomist, celebrated as the father of modern anatomical pathology
  10. Friedrich Spee (1591) –  German Jesuit and poet, most noted as an opponent of trials for witchcraft

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