QUOTE(thekohser @ Fri 26th August 2011, 4:45pm)
If the wider world can't figure out his date of birth, I don't know why we'd expect to hold Wikipedia accountable.
If there were a genuine conflict of opinion, we'd expect a list of the various opinions (with sources). However, there seems to be only one sourced fact, that he died aged 58. We can deduce (unless doing simple arithmetic amounts to original research) that he must have been born in 1925 or 1926 so c.1925 is right. There is no excuse for altering this to an exact date in 1924, which seems to be the wrong year. Doubly there is no excuse for sourcing this incorrect date via a reference (albeit only in an edit summary) that is irrelevant.