Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg "A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer."

(05/02/1772 – 03/25/1801)
German writer ("Hymns to the Night")
Arturo Toscanini "I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven't had time for tobacco since."

Arturo Toscanini
(03/25/1867 – 01/16/1957)
Italian conductor ("Ride of the Valkyries")
Alan John Percivale Taylor "History gets thicker as it approaches recent times."

A. J. P. Taylor
(03/25/1906 – 09/07/1990)
English historian ("The Italian Problem in European Diplomacy, 1847—49")
Claude Debussy "The colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams."

Claude Debussy
(08/22/1862 – 03/25/1918)
French composer ("La Mer")
Howard William Cohen "Sports is the toy department of human life."

Howard Cosell
(03/25/1918 – 04/23/1995)
US sportscaster
Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker "He never bore a grudge against anyone he wronged."

Simone Signoret
(03/25/1921 – 09/30/1985)
German-born French actor ("Room at the Top") , on Jack L. Warner
(was married to Yves Montand)
Mary Flannery O'Connor "Everywhere I go I'm asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher."

Flannery O'Connor
(03/25/1925 – 08/03/1964)
US writer ("Wise Blood")
Penelope Ann Douglass Conner "It would be unfair to suggest that one of the most characteristic sounds of the English Sunday is the sound of Harold Hobson barking up the wrong tree."

Penelope Gilliatt
(03/25/1932 – 05/09/1993)
English writer ("Sunday Bloody Sunday")
(was married to John Osborne; LTR with Vincent Canby)
Gloria Steinem "Perhaps men should think twice before making widowhood our only path to power."

Gloria Steinem
(03/25/1934 – )
US feminist, writer ("Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions")
Miltona Mirkin Cade "We have not been scuffling in this waste-howling wildness for the right to be stupid."

Toni Cade Bambara
(03/25/1939 – 12/09/1995)
US writer ("The Salt Eaters")
Anita Bryant "If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nailbiters."

Anita Bryant
(03/25/1940 – )
US pageant contestant, ex-orange juice spokesperson, and general all-around moron
Aretha Franklin "I'm a big woman. I need big hair."

Aretha Franklin
(03/25/1942 – 08/16/2018)
US Queen of Soul ("Dr. Feelgood")
Reginald Dwight "There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex... People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats."

Sir Elton John
(03/25/1947 – )
English singer/pianist ("Levon")
Bonnie Bedelia Culkin "Sure, the body count in this movie bothers me, but what are you gonna do? It's what everybody likes. At least it's not an awful body count – it's a fun body count."

Bonnie Bedelia
(03/25/1948 – )
US actor ("Heart Like a Wheel") , on the movie "Die Harder"
(aunt of Macaulay Culkin)
Susannah Bright "If someone told me they were a 'lesbian sex guru,' I would tell them to get a life."

Susie Bright
(03/25/1958 – )
US lesbian sex guru ("Big Sex, Little Death: A Memoir")
Sarah Jessica Parker "When my boyfriend and I are going out, he'll sometimes look at me and say, 'Where's your dress?'"

Sarah Jessica Parker
(03/25/1965 – )
US actor ("Sex and the City")
(married to Matthew Broderick; relationship with Robert Downey, Jr.)
Tatjana Patitz "I loved making 'Rising Sun.' I got into the psychology of why she liked to get strangled and tied up in plastic bags. It has to do with low self-worth."

Tatjana Patitz
(03/25/1966 – )
German supermodel
Max Eastman "I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while."

Max Eastman
(01/04/1883 – 03/25/1969)
US writer ("Great Companions: Critical Memoirs of Some Famous Friends")
Edward Steichen "When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration."

Edward Steichen
(03/27/1879 – 03/25/1973)
US photographer ("The Pond—Moonlight")
(father of Mary Steichen Calderone; died near his birthday)
Goodman Aiskowitz and Jane Epstein "Politics makes estranged bedfellows."

Goodman Ace
(01/15/1899 – 03/25/1982)
US humorist ("Easy Aces")
(was married to Jane Ace)
Anna Myrtle Swoyer "If Roseanne Barr is the new Lucille Ball, I'm the new Garbo." *

Nancy Walker
(05/10/1922 – 03/25/1992)
US actor ("Broadway Rhythm")
Alvis Edgar Owens "I'd like to be remembered as a guy that came along and did his music, did his best and showed up on time, clean and ready to do the job, wrote a few songs and had a hell of a time."

Buck Owens
(08/12/1929 – 03/25/2006)
US musician ("Act Naturally")
Larry McMurtry "If you wait, all that happens is that you get older."

Larry McMurtry
(06/03/1936 – 03/25/2021)
US writer ("Lonesome Dove" series)