Home Paddock has a daily post of significant events in history on that day. For 25 August she has Galileo and Captain Cook doing momentous things, and also the birthdays of George Stubbs (1724), Martin Amis (1949) and Billy Ray Cyrus (1961).
Well, excuse me. There is a lot more to celebrate. How about these birthdays?:
Leonard Bernstein (1918), Sean Connery (1930), Elvis Costello (1954), Tim Burton (1958), Joanne Whalley (1961) – if you don't recognise the name, ask any heterosexual male who watched The Singing Detective in the late 80s – Jeff Tweedy (1967) and Claudia Schiffer (1970).
Let’s not mention Gene Simmons of Kiss (1949). Or me, somewhere in there.