September 25 in history

September 25 events chronologically

275 In Rome, (after the assassination of Aurelian), the Senate proclaims Marcus Claudius Tacitus Emperor
762 Led by Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyya, the Hasanid branch of the Alids begins the Alid Revolt against the Abbasid Caliphate
1066 The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England
1237 England and Scotland sign the Treaty of York, establishing the location of their common border
1396 Ottoman Emperor Bayezid I defeats a Christian army at the Battle of Nicopolis
1513 Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean
1555 The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League

Top 7 most famous people born on September 25

1881 Lu Xun the pen name of Zhou Shuren , a leading figure of modern Chinese literature. Writing in Vernacular Chinese as well as Classical Chinese, Lu Xun was a novelist, editor, translator, literary critic, essayist, and poet. In the 1930s he became the titular head of the League of Left-Wing Writers in Shanghai
1897 William Faulkner an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, Mississippi. Faulkner wrote novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. He is primarily known for his novels and short stories set in the fictional Yoknapatawpha County, based on Lafayette County, Mississippi, where he spent most of his life
1906 Dmitri Shostakovich a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.
1944 Michael Douglas an American actor and producer, primarily in movies and television. He has won four Golden Globes, including the Cecil DeMille Award, two Academy Awards—as producer of 1975's Best Picture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and as Best Actor in 1987 for his role as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street—and an Emmy Award in 2013 for his portrayal of Liberace in the HBO film Behind the Candelabra. Other performances include The Game, Wonder Boys, Traffic and Falling Down. Douglas received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2009. He is the eldest of actor Kirk Douglas' four sons
1968 Will Smith an American actor, producer, and rapper. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. In April 2007, Newsweek called him the most powerful actor in Hollywood. Smith has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards
1969 Catherine Zeta-Jones a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of British and American television films and small roles in films, which included The Darling Buds of May from 1991 until 1993, she came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies including the action film The Mask of Zorro and the crime thriller film Entrapment. Her breakthrough role was in the film Traffic , for which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
1980 T.I. Clifford Joseph Harris, , better known by his stage name T.I. is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Bankhead, Atlanta, Georgia. He signed his first major label record deal in 1999, with Arista Records subsidiary, LaFace Records. In 2001, T.I. formed the Southern hip hop group Pimp Squad Click , alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers. Upon being released from Artista, T.I. signed to Atlantic Records and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003. In 2009, Billboard ranked him as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade

Top 7 most famous people died on September 25

1534 Pope Clement VII Pope from 19 November 1523 to his death in 1534.
1970 Erich Maria Remarque a German author who created many works, with his best-known novel being All Quiet on the Western Front.
1971 Hugo Black an American politician and jurist. A member of the Democratic Party, Black represented Alabama in the United States Senate from 1927 to 1937, and served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1937 to 1971. Black was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Franklin Roosevelt and confirmed by the Senate by a vote of 63 to 16. He was first of nine Roosevelt nominees to the Court, and he outlasted all except for William Douglas. Black is widely regarded as one of the most influential Supreme Court justices in the 20th century
1980 John Bonham an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer of Led Zeppelin. Bonham was esteemed for his speed, power, fast right foot, distinctive sound, and "feel" for the groove. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock music. Rolling Stone readers named him the "best drummer of all time" in 2011
1983 Leopold III of Belgium reigned as King of the Belgians from 1934 until 1951, when he abdicated in favour of the heir apparent, his son Baudouin. From 1944 until 1950, Leopold's brother, Charles, served as prince regent while Leopold was declared incompetent to rule. In 1950, the debate about whether Leopold could return to the throne provoked a political crisis known as the Royal Question
2003 Edward Said a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found the critical-theory field of postcolonialism. Born in Jerusalem in Mandatory Palestine to Palestinian parents resident in Egypt, he was an American citizen through his father. Said spent his childhood in Jerusalem and Cairo, where he attended elite British and American schools. Subsequently he left for the United States, where he obtained a bachelor's degree from Princeton and a doctorate in English literature from Harvard. Said then joined the faculty of Columbia University in 1963, where he became professor of English and comparative literature in 1991
2011 Wangari Maathai a Kenyan environmental and political activist. She was educated in the United States at Mount Scholastica and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya. In the 1970s, Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, an environmental non-governmental organization focused on the planting of trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. In 1986, she was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, and in 2004, she became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for "her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace". Maathai was an elected member of Parliament and served as assistant minister for Environment and Natural Resources in the government of President Mwai Kibaki between January 2003 and November 2005. Furthermore she was an Honorary Councillor of the World Future Council. In 2011, Maathai died of complications from ovarian cancer