Famous Birthdays on this Day, May 25:

1048 - Emperor Shenzong of China (d. 1085)
1334 - Emperor Suko (d. 1398)
1458 - Mahmud Begada, Sultan of Gujarat (d. 1511)
1494 - Jacopo Pontormo II, Italy, painter (Sepulture of Christ)
1550 - Camillus de Lellis, Italian soldier/monastery founder/saint
1606 - Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
1661 - Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian (d. 1737)
1688 - Christian August Jacobi, composer
1713 - John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, English premier (1760-63)
1725 - Samuel Ward, American politician (d. 1776)
1726 - Giuseppi Paolucci, composer
1729 - Jean de Neufville, Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)
1767 - Ferdinand Franzl, composer
1767 - Friedrich Johann Eck, composer
1779 - Henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician
1781 - Ferdinand K J, archduke of Austria-Este/gov-gen (Sicily)
1783 - Philip Pendleton Barbour, Virginia politician and U.S. Supreme Court justice (d. 1841)
1803 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, US, essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)
1818 - Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian
1821 - Diederich Krug, composer
1830 - Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International)
1839 - John Eliot, English meteorologist
1845 - William Muldoon, Belfast NY, boxing commissioner (help find PAL)
1845 - Lip Pike, American baseball player (d. 1883)
1846 - Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1923)
1846 - Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900)
1847 - Alphonse Goovaerts, composer
1847 - John Alexander Dowie, [Elijah the Restorer], US, evangelist
1852 - William Muldoon, wrestler (d. 1933)
1856 - Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (d. 1942)
1860 - James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (d. 1944)
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)
1877 - Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale)
1878 - Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel)
1879 - W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
1880 - Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist (d. 1967)
1882 - Harry Fox, entertainer
1882 - Marie Doro, American actress (d. 1956)
1886 - Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
1886 - Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
1887 - Pio of Pietrelcina, Catholic saint (d. 1968)
1888 - Miles Malleson, writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)
1889 - Gilardo Gilardi, composer
1889 - Igor Sikorsky, developed a working helicopter
1889 - Sverre Jordan, composer
1891 - Robert W P Peereboom, Dutch editor in chief (Haarlem Newspaper)
1894 - Dirk Vansina, Flemish playwright (Verschaeve Gives Evidence)
1896 - Jan N Bakhuizen van den Brink, theologist/church historian
1897 - Alan Kippax, cricketer (22 Tests for Australia 1924-34, brilliant bat)
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
1899 - Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (d. 1976)
1900 - Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
1901 - Milenko Zivkovic, composer
1902 - Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
1903 - Binnie Barnes, British actress (d. 1998)
1904 - Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
1905 - Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
1905 - Joseph C Harsch, Toledo Ohio, newscaster (Background)
1907 - Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)
1907 - U Nu, premier Burma (1948-58, 1960-62)
1907 - U Nu, Burmese politician (d. 1995)
1908 - David Lean, British director (Lawrence of Arabia)
1908 - Theodore Roethke, US, poet (Words for the Wind)
1909 - Alfred Kubel, German politician (d. 1999)
1909 - Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (d. 1970)
1910 - Ernest Anderson, publicist
1912 - Eddie Maxwell, singer (Yes We Have No Bananas)
1912 - Princess Dukhye of Korea (d. 1989)
1913 - Joseph Peter Grace, businessman
1913 - Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster (d. 1965)
1915 - Daniel Wolf, journalist
1916 - Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
1916 - Virginia Ginny Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)
1917 - Dorothy Sarnoff, US, actress(?)
1917 - Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
1917 - Steve Cochran, Eureka CA, actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas)
1918 - Claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo)
1918 - Peder Lunde, Norway, yachtsman (Olympic-silver-1952)
1919 - Gino Negri, composer
1919 - Lindsey Nelson, Pulaski Tn, sportscaster (NY Mets)
1921 - Hal David, lyricist (Promises Promises-Grammy 1969)
1923 - John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)
1924 - István Nyers, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
1925 - Aldo Clementi, composer
1925 - Jeanne Crain, Barstow Calif, actress (Man Without a Star)
1925 - Don Liddle, baseball player (d. 2000)
1926 - Kitty Kallen, rocker
1927 - Robert Ludlum, NYC, spy novelist (Bourne Identity)
1928 - Frigyes Hidas, composer
1928 - Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant
1929 - Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], Bkln NY, soprano
1929 - David S Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission
1929 - Warren Frost, American actor
1931 - John Gabriel, Niagara Falls NY, actor (Cat Gang, Fantasies)
1931 - Aili Jõgi, Estonian freedom fighter
1932 - Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14)
1932 - John Grogery Dunne, US writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions)
1932 - K C Jones, Taylor Tx, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)
1933 - Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob, Petulia)
1933 - Ray Spencer, English footballer
1934 - David J Burke, Liverpool England, writer
1934 - Ron Nesson, press secretary (Gerald Ford)
1935 - Cookie Gilchrist, American football player
1935 - Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
1936 - Rusi Surti, cricketer (Indian slow lefty, hat-trick for Qld 1969)
1936 - Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
1938 - Ludmil Buldakova, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
1938 - Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season)
1939 - Dixie Carter, TN, actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night)
1939 - Ian McKellen, England, actor (Keep, Plenty, Scarlet Pimpernel)
1942 - Bill Young, rocker
1942 - Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
1943 - John "Poli" Palmer, rocker (Family K)
1943 - Leslie Uggams, NYC, singer/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots)
1943 - Poli Palmer, rocker (Family)
1943 - Sally Jesse Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or Feb 25]
1943 - Wynand C Malan, South African lawyer/NP/DP-politician
1943 - Jessi Colter, American singer
1944 - Frank Oz, Heresford England, puppeteer (Sesame St, Muppet Show)
1944 - Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate
1944 - John Bunnell, former Sheriff of Multnomah County, Oregon and TV personality
1944 - Robert MacPherson, American mathematician
1945 - Dave Lee Travis, DJ
1946 - Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein, Poland, 200m runner (1968 Olym Gold)
1946 - Janet E[llen] Morris, US, sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus)
1946 - Tommy Cecil, ferryman
1946 - David A. Hargrave, RPG designer
1947 - Jessi Colter, [Miriam Johnson], Phoenix, country singer (I'm Not Lisa)
1947 - Karen Valentine, Santa Rosa CA, actress (Love Amer Style, Room 222)
1947 - Mitch Margo, Bkln, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1948 - Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler
1948 - Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
1949 - Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)
1949 - Lalith Kaluperuma, cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982)
1951 - Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1951 - Bob Gale, American screenwriter
1952 - Al Sarrantonio, American writer
1952 - Gordon Smith, American politician
1952 - Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive
1953 - Donald Albert Weibring Jr, Quincy IL, PGA golfer (1979 Quad Cities)
1953 - Jane Priest, Perth Australia, Prince Charles' lover
1953 - Rich Alves, Pleasanton Calif, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
1953 - Eve Ensler, American playwright
1953 - Daniel Passarella, Argentine footballer
1953 - Stan Sakai, Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo)
1954 - Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts)
1955 - Connie Selleca, Bronx, actress (Hotel, Capt America II)
1955 - Alistair Burt, British politician
1956 - Tatsutoshi Goto, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
1956 - Sugar Minott, Jamaican singer
1956 - David P. Sartor, American music composer
1957 - Hillary Bailey Smith, Boston MA, actress (Nora-One Life to Live)
1957 - Edward Lee, American writer
1958 - Claus Minah, singer (Scorpions)
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)
1959 - Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)
1959 - Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
1959 - Julian Clary, British television personality
1960 - Amy Klobuchar, American politician, junior senator from Minnesota
1961 - Hiro Saito, wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
1962 - Amy Read, Birmingham MI, golfer (1994 Healthsouth Palm Beach-15th)
1962 - Zulqarnain, cricketer (last person in alphabetical order to play Test)
1963 - Mike Myers, Canada, comedian (SNL, Wayne's World) [or Jun 25]
1964 - David Shaw, St Thomas, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1964 - Ivan Bella, Slovak cosmonaut
1965 - Mark Knight, Calif, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1965 - Remco Prins, Dutch rock guitarist/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 - George Hickenlooper, American documentary film-maker
1966 - Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
1966 - Dave Hollins, Buffalo NY, infielder (Minn Twins)
1966 - Melissa McNamara, Tulsa OK, LPGA golfer (1991 Stratton Mt Classic)
1966 - Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
1967 - Danny Gonzales, jockey
1967 - Juan Jimenez, WLAF quarterback/receivers coach (Barcelona Dragons)
1967 - Luc Nilis, Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV)
1967 - Ruthie Bolton, McClain Miss, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)
1967 - Poppy Z. Brite, American author
1968 - Debbi Miho Koyama, LPGA golfer (1995 US Women's Open-28th)
1968 - Kendall Gill, NBA guard/forward (NJ Nets)
1968 - Nathalie Schneyder, SF Calif, synchronized swimmer (Olympics-gold-96)
1968 - Shawn Bouwens, NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969 - Anne Heche, Ohio, actress (Donnie Brasco, Juror, Volcano)
1969 - Matt Borlenghi, LA Calif, actor (Brian Bodine-All My Children)
1969 - Stacy London, American fashion consultant
1970 - Danni Roche, Melbourne VIC Australia, field hockey midfielder (Oly-96)
1970 - Heather Simmons-Carrasco, Mt View Ca, synchro swimmer (Oly-alt-96)
1970 - Joey Eischen, West Covina CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1970 - Lindsay Greenbush, LA, 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, LA, twin actress (Carrie-Little House on Prairie)
1970 - Satsuki Yukino, Seiyuu
1971 - Alan Kline, NFL tackle (NO Saints)
1971 - Justin Henry, Rye NY, actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles)
1971 - Keith Hamilton, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
1971 - Larry Thompson, CFL/NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks, BC Lions)
1971 - Tim Kroeker, Chilliwack BC, 110m hurdler (Olympics-96)
1971 - Marco Cappato, Italian politician
1972 - Antonio Lang, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1972 - Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1973 - Duncan Free, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1973 - Earl Mackey, NFL linebacker (Minn Vikings)
1973 - Jeff Smith, NFL/WLAF corner (Scotland Claymores/KC Chiefs)
1973 - Josee Corbeil, Pointe-Claire Quebec, volleyball player (Olympics-96)
1973 - Maria Jose Gaidano, Buenos Aires Arg, tennis star (1993 Belg doubles)
1973 - Racquel Spurlock, WNBA center (Houston Comets)
1973 - Demetri Martin, American comedian
1973 - Molly Sims, American model and actress
1973 - Daz Dillinger, American hip-hop performer
1974 - Dennis Stallings, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1974 - Frank Klepacki, American musician
1975 - Adam Saathoff, Tuscon Ariz, running target (Olympics-1996)
1975 - Lauryn Hill, American singer
1976 - Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
1976 - Cillian Murphy, Irish actor
1976 - Ethan Suplee, American actor
1976 - Sandra Nasic, German singer (Guano Apes)
1977 - Giel Beelen, Dutch radio DJ
1978 - Brian Urlacher, American football player
1979 - Carlos Bocanegra, American footballer
1979 - Sam Sodje, Nigerian footballer
1979 - Jonny Wilkinson, English international and Newcastle Falcons rugby player
1979 - Caroline Ouellette, French Canadian ice hockey player
1980 - Jae Hee, South Korean actor
1980 - David Navarro, Spanish footballer
1982 - Adam Boyd, English footballer
1982 - Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer
1982 - Ryan Gallant, American skateboarder
1983 - Kunal Khemu, Indian actor
1984 - Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, 2005 Miss World
1984 - Marion Raven, Norwegian singer-songwriter (M2M)
1984 - Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player
1984 - Shawne Merriman, American football player
1984 - Kostas Martakis, Greek singer
1985 - Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress
1986 - Yoan Gouffran, French footballer
1986 - Juri Ueno, Japanese actress
1987 - Timothy Derijck, Belgian footballer
1987 - Yves De Winter, Belgian goalkeeper
1993 - Dilley sextuplets, American sextuplets
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