See who was born, died and other fun tidbits that happened on January 25 as listed at

Famous Birthdays

1825 – George Pickett, American Confederate general (d. 1875)

1860 – Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the United States (d. 1936)

Charles Curtis, Edward Illig

Vice President Charles Curtis, sits for his portrait in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 1931. Painter is Edward Illig of New York. The vice president was reminded of his early days in Kansas when he had to abandon his ideas of being a painter's apprentice because the fumes of paint made him sick. (AP Photo)

1882 – Virginia Woolf, English writer (d. 1941)

1938 – Etta James, American singer (d. 2012)

1981 – Alicia Keys, American singer

Famous Deaths

1947 – Al Capone, American organized crime figure (b. 1899)

Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner, the Hollywood film actress who co-stars with Humphrey Bogart in “The Barefoot Contessa”, smokes a cigarette in a long holder during the press reception at the Savoy Hotel, London, Dec. 30, 1954. With her arrival in London, she completes a world tour on behalf of the film which will be released, January 3. (AP Photo/Leonard Brown)

1990 – Ava Gardner, American actress (b. 1922)

2017 - Mary Tyler Moore, American actress and producer (b. 1936)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

1858 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.


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