May 25 Birthdays in History - May 25 Deaths - May 25 Events
1979 Jonny Wilkinson, born in Frimley, England, professional rugby union player, member of the England national team, considered one of the world's best rugby players
1976 Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts
1975 Adam Saathoff, Tuscon Ariz, running target 1996 Olympics
1974 Dennis Stallings, linebacker for the Tennessee Oilers
1973 Duncan Free, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1973 Earl Mackey, NFL linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings
1973 Jeff Smith, NFL/WLAF corner, Scotland Claymores/Kansas City Chiefs
1973 Josee Corbeil, Pointe-Claire Quebec, volleyball player 1996 Olympics
1973 Maria Jose Gaidano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, tennis star, 1993 Belgium doubles
1973 Racquel Spurlock, WNBA center for the Houston Comets
1973 Molly Sims, born in Murray, Kentucky, actress, model, appeared in 'Sports Illustrated Swimsuit' issues, appeared in 'Las Vegas' television drama
1972 Antonio Lang, NBA forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers
1972 Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward 1996 Olympics
1971 Alan Kline, NFL tackle for the New Orleans Saints
1971 Justin Henry, Rye, New York, actor, Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles
1971 Keith Hamilton, NFL defensive tackle for the New York Giants
1971 Larry Thompson, CFL/NFL wide receiver, Seattle Seahawks, BC Lions
1971 Tim Kroeker, Chilliwack BC, 110m hurdler 1996 Olympics
1970 Danni Roche, Melbourne VIC Australia, field hockey midfielder 1996 Olympics
1970 Heather Simmons-Carrasco, Mountain View California, synchro swimmer, 1996 Olympics
1970 Joey Eischen, West Covina California, pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers
1970 Lindsay Greenbush, Louisiana, twin actress, Carrie-Little House on Prairie
1970 Michael B Enyaer, writer, Pilot One
1970 Robert Croft, cricketer, Glamorgan off-spinner, England 1996-
1970 Sandra Dopfer, Lustenau Austria, tennis star, 1995 Futures-Lerida
1970 Sidney Greenbush, Louisiana, twin actress, Carrie-Little House on Prairie
1970 Jamie Kennedy, American Actor
1969 Anne Heche, Ohio, actress, Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano
1969 Matt Borlenghi, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Brian Bodine-All My Children
1968 Debbi Miho Koyama, LPGA golfer, 1995 U.S. Women's Open-28th
1968 Kendall Gill, NBA guard and forward, New Jersey Nets
1968 Nathalie Schneyder, born in San Francisco, California, synchronized swimmer, 1996 Olympics gold
1968 Shawn Bouwens, NFL guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1967 Juan Jimenez, WLAF quarterback/receivers coach, Barcelona Dragons
1967 Luc Nilis, Belgian soccer player, RSC Anderlecht/PSV
1967 Ruthie Bolton, McClain Mississippi, basketball guard, 1996 Olympics gold
1967 Poppy Z. Brite, American Author
1966 Bill Haselman, Long Branch, New Jersey, catcher for the Boston Red Sox
1966 Dave Hollins, Buffalo, New York, infielder for the Minnesota Twins
1966 Melissa McNamara, Tulsa, Oklahoma, LPGA golfer, 1991 Stratton Mountain Classic
1965 Mark Knight, California, rock guitarist, Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals
1965 Remco Prins, Dutch rock guitarist and vocalist, Burma Shave-Stash
1965 Roef-Ragas, Dutch actor, Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch
1965 Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper, world record 1987
1965 Yahya Jammeh, born in Kanilai, Gambia, politician, President of Gambia, controlled the country as a result of a bloodless military coup, elected September 1996
1965 Simon Fowler, English Musician
1964 David Shaw, St. Thomas, NHL defenseman, Tampa Bay Lightning
1963 Mike Myers, born in Scarborough, Canada, comedian, voice actor, screenwriter, film producer, movies include 'Wayne's World', 'Austin Powers', 'Shrek'
1962 Amy Read, Birmingham, Michigan, golfer, 1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th
1962 Zulqarnain, cricketer, last person in alphabetical order to play Test
1961 Hiro Saito, wrestler, All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary
1960 Benoat van Innis, Belgian cartoonist/painter/cartoonist, New York Post
1959 Cathryn Harrison, born in London, England, actress, Old Woman in Black Moon
1959 Julian Clary, born in Teddington, England, comedian, novelist, employs campy delivery style, emphasizing use of double entendre, innuendo, videos of stage acts include 'My Glittering Passage', 'The Mincing Machine Tour'
1958 Dorothy Straight, 4 year old author, How World Begun
1958 Klaus Meine, rocker, Scorpions-No One Like You
1958 Paul Weller, guitar, Jam-This is Modern World, Style Council
1957 Hillary Bailey Smith, born in Boston, Massachusetts, actress, Nora-One Life to Live
1956 Tatsutoshi Goto, wrestler, WAR/NJPW
1955 Connie Selleca, Bronx, actress, Hotel, Captain America II
1954 Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern, Private Parts
1953 Donald Albert Weibring, Jr., Quincy, Illinois, PGA golfer, 1979 Quad Cities
1953 Jane Priest, born in Perth, Australia, Prince Charles' lover
1953 Rich Alves, Pleasanton California, singer, Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake
1953 Janis Karpinski, American Soldier
1952 Gordon Smith, born in Pendleton, Oregon, politician, Republican, U.S. Senator from Oregon 1997 - 2009, President of the Oregon State Senate 1995 - 1997
1951 Clifford Archer, bassist, Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover
1949 Jamaica Kincaid, Elaine P Richardson, Antigua/US journalist, NYer
1949 Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer, two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982
1947 Jessi Colter, Miriam Johnson, Phoenix, country singer, I'm Not Lisa
1947 Karen Valentine, Santa Rosa California, actress, Love American Style, Room 222
1947 Mitch Margo, Brooklyn, rocker, Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight
1946 Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein, Poland, 200m runner, 1968 Olym Gold
1946 Janet E[llen] Morris, U.S., sci-fi author, Golden Sword, Tempus
1945 Dave Lee Travis, born in Derbyshire, England, radio presenter, stage name DLT, hosted shows on Garrison Radio, BBC Radio 1, Magic Network, DAB Digital Radio
1944 Frank Oz, Heresford England, puppeteer, Sesame St, Muppet Show
1944 Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate
1943 John "Poli" Palmer, rocker, Family K
1943 Leslie Uggams, New York City, singer and actress, Leslie Uggams Show, Roots
1943 Poli Palmer, rocker, Family
1943 Wynand C Malan, South African lawyer/NP/DP-politician
1942 Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
1939 Dixie Carter, Tennessee, actress, Designing Women, Edge of Night
1939 Ian McKellen, England, actor, Keep, Plenty, Scarlet Pimpernel
1938 Ludmil Buldakova, U.S.S.R., volleyball player, Gold Medal 1972 Olympics
1938 Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer, Furious Season
1938 Margaret Forster, British Author
1937 Mark Shields, American Journalist
1936 Rusi Surti, cricketer, Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969
1936 Tom T. Hall, Olive Hill, Kentucky, country singer and writer, Harper Valley PTA
1934 David J Burke, Liverpool England, writer
1934 Ron Nesson, press secretary, Gerald Ford
1933 Roger Bowen, actor, M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia
1932 Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko, U.S.S.R., cosmonaut, Soyuz 17, 26, T-14
1932 John Grogery Dunne, U.S. writer, Up Close and Personal, True Confessions
1932 K C Jones, Taylor, Texas, basketball player 1956 Olympics gold
1931 John Gabriel, Niagara Falls, New York, actor, Cat Gang, Fantasies
1929 Beverly Sills, born in New York, opera singer, popularized opera, called "America's Queen of Opera" by Time magazine
1929 David S Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security and Exchange Commission
1928 Frigyes Hidas, composer
1928 Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant
1927 Robert Ludlum, New York City, spy novelist, Bourne Identity
1926 Kitty Kallen, rocker
1926 M von der Grun, writer
1925 Aldo Clementi, composer
1925 Jeanne Crain, Barstow California, actress, Man Without a Star
1923 John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer, Friends in High Places
1923 Karl Hess, American Writer
1921 Hal David, lyricist, Promises Promises-Grammy 1969
1921 Jack Steinberger, American Physicist
1919 Gino Negri, composer
1919 Lindsey Nelson, Pulaski, Tennessee, sportscaster for the New York Mets
1918 Claude Akins, Nelson Georgia, actor, BJ and Bear, Movin' On, Lobo
1918 Peder Lunde, Norway, yachtsman 1952 Olympics silver
1917 Dorothy Sarnoff, U.S., actress
1917 Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
1917 Steve Cochran, Eureka California, actor, Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas
1916 Virginia Ginny Simms, actress and singer, Kay Kyser Band
1915 Daniel Wolf, journalist
1913 Joseph Peter Grace, businessman
1912 Eddie Maxwell, singer, Yes We Have No Bananas
1910 Ernest Anderson, publicist
1909 Sandra Oh, Canadian Actress
1908 David Lean, British director, Lawrence of Arabia
1908 Theodore Roethke, U.S., poet, Words for the Wind
1907 Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer, silent springs
1907 U Nu, premier Burma, 1948-58, 1960-62
1905 Binnie Barnes, London, actress, Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim
1905 Joseph C Harsch, Toledo Ohio, newscaster, Background
1904 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
1902 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
1901 Milenko Zivkovic, composer
1898 Bennett Cerf, publisher, Random House, panelist, What's My Line
1898 Gene Tunney, world heavyweight boxing champion, 1926-30
1898 Gustav Regler, writer
1898 Mischa Levitzki, composer
1897 Alan Kippax, cricketer, 22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat
1896 Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink, theologist/church historian
1894 Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright, Verschaeve Gives Evidence
1891 Robert W. P. Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief, Haarlem Newspaper
1889 Gilardo Gilardi, composer
1889 Igor Sikorsky, developed a working helicopter
1889 Sverre Jordan, composer
1888 Miles Malleson, writer and actor, Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock
1886 Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations, CIO
1882 Harry Fox, entertainer
1879 W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
1879 William Maxwell Aitken, Canadian Businessman
1878 Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor, Stormy Weather, Little Colonel
1878 Bill Bojangles Robinson, Actor
1877 Billy Murray, singer, Denver Nightengale
1869 Robert Baldwin Ross, French Celebrity
1865 Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxon, 1904-18
1865 John Raleigh Mott, organizer, YMCA, Nobel 1946
1865 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Zeeman effect, Nobel 1902
1852 Louis FMF Franchet d'Esperey, Desperate Frankey, French marshal, WW I
1847 Alphonse Goovaerts, composer
1847 John Alexander Dowie, Elijah the Restorer, U.S., evangelist
1845 William Muldoon, Belfast, New York, boxing commissioner, help find PAL
1839 John Eliot, English meteorologist
1830 Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet, International
1821 Diederich Krug, composer
1818 Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian
1803 Ralph Waldo Emerson, U.S., essayist/philosopher, Concord Hymn
1781 Ferdinand K J, archduke of Austria-Este/Governor-General, Sicily
1779 Henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician
1767 Ferdinand Franzl, composer
1767 Friedrich Johann Eck, composer
1729 Jean de Neufville, Dutch / U.S. merchant, started 4th English war
1726 Giuseppi Paolucci, composer
1713 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, English premier, 1760-63
1688 Christian August Jacobi, composer
1550 Camillus de Lellis, Italian soldier/monastery founder/saint
1494 Jacopo Pontormo II, Italy, painter, Sepulture of Christ