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History Births on May 25

Bill Sharman
Bill Sharman, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)


Adam Gontier
Adam Gontier, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist


Matt Murray (ice hockey)
Matt Murray, Canadian ice hockey player


Jamie Kennedy
Jamie Kennedy, American actor, producer, and screenwriter


David Pastr?ák
David Pastr?ák, Czech ice hockey player


Robert MacPherson (mathematician)
Robert MacPherson, American mathematician and academic


Robert Croft
Robert Croft, Welsh-English cricketer and sportscaster


Daniel Braaten
Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer


Jessi Colter
Jessi Colter, American singer-songwriter and pianist


Norman Petty
Norman Petty, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 1984)


Marco Cappato
Marco Cappato, Italian politician


Robbie Ross
Robbie Ross, Canadian journalist and art critic (d. 1918)


Glen Drover
Glen Drover, Canadian guitarist and songwriter


Geoffrey Robinson
Geoffrey Robinson, English businessman and politician


Kamil Stoch
Kamil Stoch, Polish ski jumper


Kendall Gill
Kendall Gill, American basketball player, boxer, and sportscaster


Toghon Temür
Toghon Temür, Mongolian emperor (d. 1370)


Philip Murray
Philip Murray, Scottish-American miner and labor leader (d. 1952)


Sarah Marshall (British actress)
Sarah Marshall, English-American actress (d. 2014)


Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy, Irish actor


Catherine G. Wolf
Catherine G. Wolf, American psychologist and computer scientist


Claude Buffier
Claude Buffier, Polish-French historian and philosopher (d. 1737)


Philip Pendleton Barbour
Philip Pendleton Barbour, American farmer and politician, 12th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1841)


Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns, American football player and wrestler


George Hickenlooper
George Hickenlooper, American director and producer (d. 2010)


Jógvan Sundstein
Jógvan Sundstein, Faroese accountant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands


Caroline Ouellette
Caroline Ouellette, Canadian ice hockey player and coach


Gene Tunney
Gene Tunney, American boxer and soldier (d. 1978)


Blaise Nkufo
Blaise Nkufo, Congolese-Swiss footballer


Aly Raisman
Aly Raisman, American gymnast


Alistair Burt
Alistair Burt, English lawyer and politician


Yoan Gouffran
Yoan Gouffran, French footballer


William Muldoon
William Muldoon, American wrestler and trainer (d. 1933)


Ethan Suplee
Ethan Suplee, American actor


Matt Utai
Matt Utai, New Zealand rugby league player


K. C. Jones
K. C. Jones, American basketball player and coach


Frank Klepacki
Frank Klepacki, American drummer and composer


James McKeen Cattell
James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist and academic (d. 1944)


Jason Kubel
Jason Kubel, American baseball player


Kazi Nazrul Islam
Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, author, and flute player (d. 1976)


Paul Weller
Paul Weller, English singer, songwriter and musician


Jeanne Crain
Jeanne Crain, American actress (d. 2003)


Stacy London
Stacy London, American journalist and author


Louis Franchet d'Espèrey
Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Algerian-French general (d. 1942)


Basdeo Panday
Basdeo Panday, Trinidadian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago


Daz Dillinger
Daz Dillinger, American rapper and producer


Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aircraft designer, founded Sikorsky Aircraft (d. 1972)


Charles Garnier (missionary)
Charles Garnier, French missionary and saint (d. 1649)


Emperor Shenzong of Song
Emperor Shenzong of Song (d. 1085)


Klaus Meine
Klaus Meine, German rock singer-songwriter


Amy Klobuchar
Amy Klobuchar, American lawyer and politician


Yahya Jammeh
Yahya Jammeh, Gambian colonel and politician, President of the Gambia


Alan Kippax
Alan Kippax, Australian cricketer (d. 1972)


Uta Frith
Uta Frith, German developmental psychologist


Bo Dallas
Bo Dallas, American wrestler


John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute
John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Scottish politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)


Carlos Bocanegra
Carlos Bocanegra, American soccer player


Jonny Wilkinson
Jonny Wilkinson, English rugby player


Anne Heche
Anne Heche, American actress


Jamaica Kincaid
Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist


Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler, American playwright and producer


David Navarro (footballer)
David Navarro, Spanish footballer


Theodore Hesburgh
Theodore Hesburgh, American priest, theologian, and academic (d. 2015)


Miguel Tejada
Miguel Tejada, Dominican-American baseball player


Claude Akins
Claude Akins, American actor (d. 1994)


Louise de Broglie, Countess d'Haussonville
Louise de Broglie, Countess d'Haussonville, French essayist and biographer (d. 1882)


Jean Alexandre Barré
Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist and academic (d. 1967)


Tom T. Hall
Tom T. Hall, American singer-songwriter and guitarist


Minh M?ng
Minh M?ng, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1841)


Marie Doro
Marie Doro, American actress (d. 1956)


Barry Windsor-Smith
Barry Windsor-Smith, English painter and illustrator


Robert Williams (Trebor Mai)
Trebor Mai (né Robert Williams), Welsh poet (d. 1877)


Jack Steinberger
Jack Steinberger, German-Swiss physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate


Carl Johan Lind
Carl Johan Lind, Swedish hammer thrower (d. 1965)


Camillus de Lellis
Camillus de Lellis, Italian saint and nurse (d. 1614)


Brian Urlacher
Brian Urlacher, American football player


Kyle Brodziak
Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player


Beverly Sills
Beverly Sills, American soprano and actress (d. 2007)


John Mott
John Mott, American evangelist and saint, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)


Roger Guerreiro
Roger Guerreiro, Polish footballer


Luke Ball
Luke Ball, Australian footballer


Anthea Turner
Anthea Turner, English journalist and television host


Gordon H. Smith
Gordon H. Smith, American businessman and politician


Naim Frashëri
Naim Frashëri, Albanian-Turkish poet and translator (d. 1900)


Mark Rosewater
Mark Rosewater, Head designer of Magic: the Gathering


Charlie Harper (singer)
Charlie Harper, English singer-songwriter and producer


Rash Behari Bose
Rash Behari Bose, Indian soldier and activist (d. 1945)


Sayed Moawad
Sayed Moawad, Egyptian footballer


Jacob Burckhardt
Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss historian and academic (d. 1897)


Ryan Gallant
Ryan Gallant, American skateboarder


Arthur Wint
Arthur Wint, Jamaican runner and diplomat (d. 1992)


Nikita Filatov
Nikita Filatov, Russian ice hockey player


Stan Sakai
Stan Sakai, Japanese-American author and illustrator


Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen, English actor


Georgy Grechko
Georgy Grechko, Russian engineer and astronaut (d. 2017)


Chris Young (pitcher)
Chris Young, American baseball pitcher


Giuseppe Tosi
Giuseppe Tosi, Italian discus thrower (d. 1981)


Hal David
Hal David, American songwriter and composer (d. 2012)


Sam Sodje
Sam Sodje, English-Nigerian footballer


Bill Robinson
Bill Robinson, American actor and dancer (d. 1949)


Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (d. 1882)


Bülent Ar?nç
Bülent Ar?nç, Turkish lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey


Erki Pütsep
Erki Pütsep, Estonian cyclist


Julian Clary
Julian Clary, English comedian, actor, and author


Shawne Merriman
Shawne Merriman, American football player


Stavros Arnaoutakis
Stavros Arnaoutakis, Greek politician


Frank Oz
Frank Oz, English-born American puppeteer, filmmaker, and actor


Dixie Carter
Dixie Carter, American actress and singer (d. 2010)


Stefan Holm
Stefan Holm, Swedish high jumper


Pieter Zeeman
Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)


Justin Hodges
Justin Hodges, Australian rugby league player


Raymond Carver
Raymond Carver, American short story writer and poet (d. 1988)


Mike Myers
Mike Myers, Canadian-American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter


Victoria Shaw (actress)
Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)


Gaetano Scirea
Gaetano Scirea, Italian footballer (d. 1989)


Samuel Ward (American statesman)
Samuel Ward, American politician, 31st Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island (d. 1776)


Enrico Berlinguer
Enrico Berlinguer, Italian politician (d. 1984)


Michalis Pelekanos
Michalis Pelekanos, Greek basketball player


Stefano Baldini
Stefano Baldini, Italian runner


Robby Steinhardt
Robby Steinhardt, American rock violinist and singer


Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio, Mexican-American mixed martial artist and wrestler


Daniel Passarella
Daniel Passarella, Argentinian footballer, coach, and manager


Bill Adam
Bill Adam, Scottish-Canadian racing driver


Geraint Thomas
Geraint Thomas, Welsh cyclist


Sonia Rykiel
Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer (d. 2016)


A. J. Foyt IV
A. J. Foyt IV, American race car driver


Karan Johar
Karan Johar, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter


Timothy Derijck
Timothy Derijck, Belgian footballer


Gert Kams
Gert Kams, Estonian footballer


U Nu
U Nu, Burmese politician, 1st Prime Minister of Burma (d. 1995)


István Nyers
István Nyers, French-Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)


Herb Gray
Herb Gray, Canadian lawyer and politician, 7th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada (d. 2014)


Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams, American actress and singer


Molly Sims
Molly Sims, American model and actress


Alfred Kubel
Alfred Kubel, German politician, 5th Prime Minister of Lower Saxony (d. 1999)


Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada, South African cricketer


Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, English author, playwright, and politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1873)


Larry Hogan
Larry Hogan, American politician, 62nd Governor of Maryland


Demba Ba
Demba Ba, French footballer


Kitty Kallen
Kitty Kallen, American singer (d. 2016)


Alastair Campbell
Alastair Campbell, English journalist and author


Karen Valentine
Karen Valentine, American actress


Günther Lütjens
Günther Lütjens, German admiral (d. 1941)


Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer, American actress and author


Bennett Cerf
Bennett Cerf, American publisher and television game show panelist; co-founded Random House (d. 1971)


Luciana Abreu
Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress


Ezekiel Kemboi
Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenyan runner


Claude Pinoteau
Claude Pinoteau, French film director and screenwriter (d. 2012)


Catherine of Cleves (1417-1479)
Catherine of Cleves, Duchess consort regent of Guelders (d. 1479)


Vladimir Voronin
Vladimir Voronin, Moldovan economist and politician, 3rd President of Moldova


James Porter, English cricketer
Dávid Škutka, Slovak footballer
Moritz Stehling, German footballer
Yves De Winter, Belgian footballer
Takahiro H?j?, Japanese actor and musician
Edewin Fanini, Brazilian footballer
Luke Webster, Australian footballer
Stacey Pensgen, American figure skater and meteorologist
Adam Boyd, English footballer
Andre Anis, Estonian footballer
Miguel Zepeda, Mexican footballer
Dougie Freedman, Scottish footballer and manager
Karen Bernstein, Canadian voice actress
Luc Nilis, Belgian footballer and manager
David Shaw, Canadian-American ice hockey player
Ric Nattress, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
Rick Wamsley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
Dorothy Straight, American children's author
Robert Picard, Canadian ice hockey player
Edward Lee, American author
David P. Sartor, American composer and conductor
Murali, Indian actor, producer, and politician (d. 2009)
Al Sarrantonio, American author and publisher
David Jenkins, Trinidadian-Scottish runner
Nick Fotiu, American ice hockey player and coach
Jeffrey Bewkes, American businessman
Bob Gale, American director, producer, and screenwriter
Marianne Elliott, Northern Irish historian, author, and academic
David A. Hargrave, American game designer, created Arduin (d. 1988)
Chris Ralston, English rugby player
Pierre Bachelet, French singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
Digby Anderson, English journalist and philosopher
John Palmer, English keyboard player
Nobuyoshi Araki, Japanese photographer
Margaret Forster, English historian, author, and critic (d. 2016)
Tom Phillips, English painter and academic
Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer (d. 2013)
W. P. Kinsella, Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2016)
Cookie Gilchrist, American football player (d. 2011)
John Ffowcs Williams, Welsh engineer and academic
Ray Spencer, English footballer (d. 2016)
John Gregory Dunne, American novelist, screenwriter, and critic (d. 2003)
Irwin Winkler, American director and producer
Robert Ludlum, American soldier and author (d. 2001)
David Wynne, English sculptor and painter (d. 2014)
Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author and poet (d. 2009)
William Bowyer, English painter and academic (d. 2015)
Don Liddle, American baseball player (d. 2000)
Eldon Griffiths, English journalist and politician (d. 2014)
Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet and author (d. 1974)
Steve Cochran, American film, television and stage actor (d. 1965)
Brian Dickson, Canadian captain, lawyer, and politician, 15th Chief Justice of Canada (d. 1998)
Richard Dimbleby, English journalist and producer (d. 1965)
Heinrich Bär, German colonel and pilot (d. 1957)
Dean Rockwell, American commander, wrestler, and coach (d. 2005)
Theodore Roethke, American poet (d. 1963)
Alain Grandbois, Canadian poet and author (d. 1975)
Ernest "Pop" Stoneman, American country musician (d. 1968)
Miles Malleson, English actor and screenwriter (d. 1969)
Pio of Pietrelcina, Italian priest and saint (d. 1968)
William Stickney, American golfer (d. 1944)
Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian-English businessman and politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (d. 1964)
Mathilde Verne, English pianist and educator (d. 1936)
Anders Peter Nielsen, Danish target shooter (d. 1950)
Johann Baptist Singenberger, Swiss composer, educator, and publisher (d. 1924)
Jakobus ("James"), Count of Lichtenburg (d. 1480)
Emperor Suk? of Japan (d. 1398)