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January 25 Notable Births and Deaths, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jan 24, 2022.

Let’s explore notable birth and death anniversaries for January 25.

Alicia Keys, singer and songwriter (January 25, 1981–present)

“I believe in the limitlessness of humans. We're capable of incredible things. At times that realization is frightening.” —Alicia Keys
Winfrey, Oprah. “Oprah Talks to Alicia Keys.” Oprah.com, September 2004, https://www.oprah.com/omagazine/oprahs-interview-with-alicia-keys.

“When I'm walking down the street, I see these 12-year-olds who look 17. Their skirts are tiny, and their shorts are as short as can be. Whoa.” —Alicia Keys
Winfrey, Oprah. “Oprah Talks to Alicia Keys.” Oprah.com, September 2004, https://www.oprah.com/omagazine/oprahs-interview-with-alicia-keys.

“‘Fallin'’ was a song I fought for, shook people over, and stood up and said, ‘I'm not changing it.’” —Alicia Keys
Winfrey, Oprah. “Oprah Talks to Alicia Keys.” Oprah.com, September 2004, https://www.oprah.com/omagazine/oprahs-interview-with-alicia-keys.

Al Capone, gangster and businessman (January 17, 1899–January 25, 1947)

“I never had much of an income.” —Al Capone
“Al Capone Trial: Selected Documents: Interview of Al Capone (April 17, 1931).” University of Missouri-Kansas City, http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/capone/caponeinterview.html.

“I would rather let my lawyer answer that question.” —Al Capone
“Al Capone Trial: Selected Documents: Interview of Al Capone (April 17, 1931).” University of Missouri-Kansas City, http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/capone/caponeinterview.html.

Mary Tyler Moore, actor (December 29, 1936–January 25, 2017)

“I knew at a very early age what I wanted to do. Some people refer to it as indulging in my instincts and artistic bent. I call it just showing off, which was what I did from about three years of age on.” —Mary Tyler Moore
Television Academy Foundation. “Mary Tyler Moore.” Television Academy Foundation, https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/interviews/mary-tyler-moore.

“My grandfather once said, having watched me one entire afternoon, prancing and leaping and cavorting, 'This child will either end up on stage or in jail.' Fortunately, I took the easy route.” —Mary Tyler Moore
Television Academy Foundation. “Mary Tyler Moore.” Television Academy Foundation, https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/interviews/mary-tyler-moore.

“There are very few things that I would go back and do differently if I had that control.” —Mary Tyler Moore
Halliburton, Suzanne. “Mary Tyler Moore Revealed Details on Her Intense Insecurities in 1994 Interview.” Outsider, April 25, 2021, https://outsider.com/news/entertainment/mary-tyler-moore-revealed-details-intense-insecurities-1994-interview/.

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