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25th of May 1085 EVENT Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors.
25th of May 1420 EVENT Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ.
25th of May 1521 EVENT The Diet of Worms ends when Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, issues the Edict of Worms, declaring Martin Luther an outlaw.
25th of May 1659 EVENT Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth of England.
25th of May 1738 EVENT A treaty between Pennsylvania and Maryland ends the Conojocular War with settlement of a boundary dispute and exchange of prisoners.
25th of May 1787 EVENT In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides.
25th of May 1798 EVENT United Irishmen Rebellion: The Carnew massacre, Dunlavin massacre and Carlow massacre takes place.
25th of May 1809 EVENT Chuquisaca Revolution: a group of patriots in Chuquisaca (modern day Sucre) revolt against the Spanish Empire, starting the South American Wars of Independence.
25th of May 1810 EVENT May Revolution: citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the May week, starting the Argentine War of Independence.
25th of May 1819 EVENT The Argentine Constitution of 1819 is promulgated.
25th of May 1833 EVENT The Chilean Constitution of 1833 is promulgated.
25th of May 1837 EVENT The Patriots of Lower Canada (Quebec) rebel against the British for freedom.
25th of May 1865 EVENT In Mobile, Alabama, 300 are killed when an ordnance depot explodes.
25th of May 1878 EVENT Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opens at the Opera Comique in London.
25th of May 1895 EVENT Playwright, poet, and novelist Oscar Wilde is convicted of "committing acts of gross indecency with other male persons" and sentenced to serve two years in prison.
25th of May 1895 EVENT The Republic of Formosa is formed, with Tang Ching-sung as its president.
25th of May 1914 EVENT The United Kingdom's House of Commons passes the Home Rule Act for devolution in Ireland.
25th of May 1925 EVENT Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
25th of May 1926 EVENT Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic.
25th of May 1935 EVENT Jesse Owens of Ohio State University breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
25th of May 1936 EVENT The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
25th of May 1938 EVENT Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
25th of May 1940 EVENT World War II: The Battle of Dunkirk begins.
25th of May 1946 EVENT The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
25th of May 1953 EVENT Nuclear testing: At the Nevada Test Site, the United States conduct their first and only nuclear artillery test.
25th of May 1953 EVENT The first public television station in the United States officially begins broadcasting as KUHT from the campus of the University of Houston.
25th of May 1955 EVENT First ascent of Kangchenjunga (8,586 m.), the third highest mountain in the world, by a British expedition led by Joe Brown and George Band.
25th of May 1955 EVENT In the United States, a night time F5 tornado strikes the small city of Udall, Kansas, killing 80 and injuring 273. It is the deadliest tornado to ever occur in the state and the 23rd deadliest in the U.S.
25th of May 1961 EVENT Apollo program: U.S. President John F. Kennedy announces before a special joint session of the Congress his goal to initiate a project to put a "man on the Moon" before the end of the decade.
25th of May 1962 EVENT The Old Bay Line, the last overnight steamboat service in the United States, goes out of business.
25th of May 1963 EVENT In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organisation of African Unity is established.
25th of May 1966 EVENT Explorer program: Explorer 32 launches.
25th of May 1966 EVENT The first prominent dazibao during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University.
25th of May 1977 EVENT Star Wars (retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981) is released in theaters, inspiring the Jediism religion and Geek Pride Day holiday.
25th of May 1979 EVENT American Airlines Flight 191: In Chicago, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashes during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing 271 on board and two people on the ground.
25th of May 1979 EVENT Six-year-old Etan Patz disappears from the street just two blocks away from his New York City home, prompting an international search for the child, and causing U.S. President Ronald Reagan to designate May 25th as National Missing Children's Day (in 1983).
25th of May 1981 EVENT In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
25th of May 1982 EVENT HMS Coventry is sunk during the Falklands War.
25th of May 1985 EVENT Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge, which kills approximately 10,000 people.
25th of May 1997 EVENT A military coup in Sierra Leone replaces President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah with Major Johnny Paul Koromah.
25th of May 1999 EVENT The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
25th of May 2000 EVENT Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
25th of May 2001 EVENT 32-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
25th of May 2002 EVENT China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
25th of May 2002 EVENT A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
25th of May 2009 EVENT North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.
25th of May 1048 BIRTHDAY Emperor Shenzong of Song China (d. 1085)
25th of May 1334 BIRTHDAY Emperor Suko, Japanese Pretender (d. 1398)
25th of May 1458 BIRTHDAY Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat (d. 1511)
25th of May 1606 BIRTHDAY Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
25th of May 1661 BIRTHDAY Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian (d. 1737)
25th of May 1713 BIRTHDAY John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)
25th of May 1725 BIRTHDAY Samuel Ward, American politician (d. 1776)
25th of May 1749 BIRTHDAY Gregorio Funes, Argentine clergyman, politician and Junta Grande figure (d. 1829)
25th of May 1783 BIRTHDAY Philip Pendleton Barbour, American politician and Supreme Court justice (d. 1841)
25th of May 1803 BIRTHDAY Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English novelist and playwright (d. 1873)
25th of May 1803 BIRTHDAY Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist and philosopher (d. 1882)
25th of May 1818 BIRTHDAY Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss historian (d. 1897)
25th of May 1845 BIRTHDAY Lip Pike, American baseball player (d. 1893)
25th of May 1846 BIRTHDAY Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1923)
25th of May 1846 BIRTHDAY Naim Frasheri, Albanian poet and writer (d. 1900)
25th of May 1848 BIRTHDAY Johann Baptist Singenberger, Swiss composer, editor and publisher (d. 1924)
25th of May 1852 BIRTHDAY William Muldoon, American Greco-Roman wrestler (d. 1933)
25th of May 1856 BIRTHDAY Louis Franchet d'Esperey, French general (d. 1942)
25th of May 1860 BIRTHDAY James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (d. 1944)
25th of May 1865 BIRTHDAY John Mott, American evangelical; Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 1955)
25th of May 1865 BIRTHDAY Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1943)
25th of May 1877 BIRTHDAY Billy Murray, American singer (d. 1954)
25th of May 1878 BIRTHDAY Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American tap dancer and actor (d. 1949)
25th of May 1879 BIRTHDAY Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian-born British publisher (d. 1964)
25th of May 1880 BIRTHDAY Jean Alexandre Barre, French neurologist (d. 1967)
25th of May 1882 BIRTHDAY Marie Doro, American actress (d. 1956)
25th of May 1886 BIRTHDAY Philip Murray, Scottish-born American labor leader (d. 1952)
25th of May 1886 BIRTHDAY Rash Behari Bose, Indian revolutionary (d. 1945)
25th of May 1887 BIRTHDAY Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, Italian Catholic priest (d. 1968)
25th of May 1888 BIRTHDAY Miles Malleson, English actor (d. 1969)
25th of May 1889 BIRTHDAY Igor Sikorsky, Russian-born American aviation designer (d. 1972)
25th of May 1892 BIRTHDAY Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav resistance leader and staesman (d. 1980)
25th of May 1897 BIRTHDAY Gene Tunney, American boxer(d. 1978)
25th of May 1898 BIRTHDAY Bennett Cerf, American publisher and TV personality (d. 1971)
25th of May 1899 BIRTHDAY Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet and musician (d. 1976)
25th of May 1900 BIRTHDAY Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
25th of May 1903 BIRTHDAY Binnie Barnes, British actress (d. 1998)
25th of May 1907 BIRTHDAY U Nu, Burmese politician (d. 1995)
25th of May 1908 BIRTHDAY Theodore Roethke, American poet (d. 1963)
25th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Alfred Kubel, German politician (d. 1999)
25th of May 1909 BIRTHDAY Marie Menken, American filmmaker and socialite (d. 1970)
25th of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Princess Deokhye of Korea (d. 1989)
25th of May 1912 BIRTHDAY Dean Rockwell, American wrestling and football coach (d. 2005)
25th of May 1913 BIRTHDAY Heinz "Pritzl" Bar, German fighter pilot (d. 1957)
25th of May 1913 BIRTHDAY Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster (d. 1965)
25th of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Theodore Hesburgh, American educator and theologian
25th of May 1917 BIRTHDAY Steve Cochran, American actor (d. 1965)
25th of May 1918 BIRTHDAY Claude Akins, American actor (d. 1994)
25th of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Hal David, American lyricist and songwriter
25th of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Jack Steinberger, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
25th of May 1922 BIRTHDAY Enrico Berlinguer, Italian P.C.I. politician (d. 1984)
25th of May 1922 BIRTHDAY Kitty Kallen, American big band singer
25th of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Istvan Nyers, Hungarian footballer (d. 2005)
25th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (d. 1974)
25th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Don Liddle, American baseball player (d. 2000)
25th of May 1925 BIRTHDAY Jeanne Crain, American actress (d. 2003)
25th of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Robert Ludlum, American writer (d. 2001)
25th of May 1929 BIRTHDAY Beverly Sills, American soprano (d. 2007)
25th of May 1929 BIRTHDAY Warren Frost, American actor
25th of May 1931 BIRTHDAY Georgy Grechko, Russian cosmonaut
25th of May 1931 BIRTHDAY Irwin Winkler, American film producer and director
25th of May 1931 BIRTHDAY Aili Jogi, Estonian anti-Soviet occupation figure
25th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY K. C. Jones, American professional basketball player and coach
25th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY John Gregory Dunne, American writer (d. 2003)
25th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY W. P. Kinsella, Canadian writer
25th of May 1933 BIRTHDAY Basdeo Panday, Trinidadian statesman
25th of May 1933 BIRTHDAY Ray Spencer, English footballer
25th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Cookie Gilchrist, American football player
25th of May 1935 BIRTHDAY Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
25th of May 1936 BIRTHDAY Tom T. Hall, American singer and songwriter
25th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Raymond Carver, American writer (d. 1988)
25th of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Dixie Carter, American actress (d. 2010)
25th of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Ian McKellen, English actor
25th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Voronin, Moldovan statesman
25th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Jessi Colter, American country singer
25th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY John Palmer, British musician (Family)
25th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2005)
25th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY John Bunnell, American law enforcement official and TV personality
25th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Robert MacPherson, American mathematician
25th of May 1944 BIRTHDAY Frank Oz, British-born American puppeteer and director
25th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY David A. Hargrave, American writer and role-playing games designer (d. 1988)
25th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Karen Valentine, American actress
25th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Klaus Meine, German singer (Scorpions)
25th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Jamaica Kincaid, Antiguan-born novelist
25th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Bob Gale, American screenwriter
25th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Al Sarrantonio, American writer
25th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive
25th of May 1952 BIRTHDAY Gordon Smith, American politician
25th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Eve Ensler, American playwright
25th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Stan Sakai, Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo)
25th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Daniel Passarella, Argentine footballer
25th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Alistair Burt, British politician
25th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Stavros Arnaoutakis, Greek politician
25th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Sugar Minott, Jamaican reggae singer
25th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY Tatsutoshi Goto, Japanese professional wrestler
25th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY David P. Sartor, American composer
25th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Edward Lee, American writer
25th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Robert Picard, Canadian ice hockey player
25th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Carrie Newcomer, American folksinger
25th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Aikaterini Batzeli, Greek politician
25th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Paul Weller, English musician
25th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Julian Clary, British television personality
25th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
25th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Rick Wamsley, Canadian ice hockey player
25th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Amy Klobuchar, American politician
25th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Anthea Turner, British television personality
25th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Rick Nattress, Canadian ice hockey player
25th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Eha Runne, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower
25th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Mike Myers, Canadian actor and comedian
25th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Ivan Bella, Slovak cosmonaut
25th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY David Shaw, Canadian ice hockey player
25th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Ray Stevenson, British actor
25th of May 1965 BIRTHDAY George Hickenlooper, American documentary film-maker
25th of May 1966 BIRTHDAY Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
25th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Poppy Z. Brite, American author
25th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Kendall Gill, American basketball player
25th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Glen Drover, Canadian guitarist (Megadeth)
25th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Anne Heche, American actress
25th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Stacy London, American fashion consultant
25th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush, American actresses
25th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Joey Eischen, American baseball player
25th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Jamie Kennedy, American actor
25th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Satsuki Yukino, Japanese voice actress
25th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Marco Cappato, Italian politician
25th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Justin Henry, American actor
25th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Octavia Spencer, American actress
25th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Karan Johar, Indian director, producer, writer, actor
25th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Daz Dillinger, American rapper
25th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Demetri Martin, American comedian
25th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Molly Sims, American model and actress
25th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Miguel Tejada, Dominican baseball player
25th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Frank Klepacki, American musician
25th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Lauryn Hill, American singer
25th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Blaise Nkufo, Swiss footballer
25th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Cillian Murphy, Irish actor
25th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Sandra Nasic, German singer (Guano Apes)
25th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Marcelo Silva, Brazilian footballer
25th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Tarik Glenn, American football player
25th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Ethan Suplee, American actor
25th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Alberto Del Rio, Mexican wrestler
25th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Karthik Sivakumar, Indian actor
25th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Brian Urlacher, American football player
25th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Caroline Ouellette, French Canadian ice-hockey player
25th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Sam Sodje, Nigerian footballer
25th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Carlos Bocanegra, American footballer
25th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Jonny Wilkinson, English rugby player
25th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Jae Hee, South Korean actor
25th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Joe King, American musician (The Fray)
25th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY David Navarro, Spanish footballer
25th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Michalis Pelekanos, Greek footballer
25th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Adam Boyd, English footballer
25th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Daniel Braaten, Norwegian footballer
25th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Jason Kubel, American baseball player
25th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Ryan Gallant, American skateboarder
25th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Luke Webster, Australian rules footballer
25th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Tiaguinho Brazilian footballer
25th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Kunal Khemu, Indian actor
25th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Kostas Martakis, Greek singer
25th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player
25th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Unnur Birna Vilhjalmsdottir, Icelandic beauty pageant constestant (Miss World 2005)
25th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Luke Ball, Australian rules footballer
25th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY A. J. Foyt IV, American race car driver
25th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Marion Raven, Norwegian singer-songwriter (M2M)
25th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Shawne Merriman, American football player
25th of May 1985 BIRTHDAY Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress
25th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Lauren Crace, English actress
25th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Edewin Fanini, Brazilian footballer
25th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Yoan Gouffran, French footballer
25th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Geraint Thomas, Welsh cyclist
25th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Juri Ueno, Japanese actress
25th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Timothy Derijck, Belgian footballer
25th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Yves De Winter, Belgian goalkeeper
25th of May 1988 BIRTHDAY Cameron van der Burgh, South African swimmer
25th of May 1990 BIRTHDAY Nikita Filatov, Russian ice hockey player
25th of May 1995 BIRTHDAY Gabby Soleil, American actress
25th of May 0615 DEATH Pope Boniface IV (Born c. 550)
25th of May 0709 DEATH Aldhelm, English Christian saint, Latin poet and Anglo-Saxon literature scholar (Born c. 639)
25th of May 0735 DEATH The Venerable Bede, English historian and monk (Born 672 or 673)
25th of May 0967 DEATH Murakami, Emperor of Japan (Born 926)
25th of May 0992 DEATH Mieszko I first lord and knight of Poland, duke of Polans (Born c. 935)
25th of May 1085 DEATH Pope Gregory VII (Born c. 1020)
25th of May 1261 DEATH Pope Alexander IV
25th of May 1452 DEATH John Stafford, Archbishop of Canterbury
25th of May 1555 DEATH King Henry II of Navarre (Born 1503)
25th of May 1555 DEATH Gemma Frisius, Dutch mathematician and cartographer (Born 1508)
25th of May 1595 DEATH Valens Acidalius, German critic and poet (Born 1567)
25th of May 1632 DEATH Adam Tanner, Austrian mathematician and philosopher (Born 1572)
25th of May 1667 DEATH Gustaf Bonde, Swedish statesman (Born 1620)
25th of May 1681 DEATH Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Spanish playwright (Born 1600)
25th of May 1693 DEATH Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (Born 1634)
25th of May 1741 DEATH Daniel Ernst Jablonski, German theologian (Born 1660)
25th of May 1786 DEATH Peter III of Portugal, consort of Queen Maria I of Portugal (Born 1717)
25th of May 1789 DEATH Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (Born 1751)
25th of May 1797 DEATH John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, British field marshal (Born 1719)
25th of May 1805 DEATH William Paley, English philosopher (Born 1743)
25th of May 1848 DEATH Annette von Droste-Hulshoff, German writer (Born 1797)
25th of May 1849 DEATH Benjamin d'Urban, British general and colonial administrator (Born 1777)
25th of May 1899 DEATH Rosa Bonheur, French realist painter and sculptor (Born 1822)
25th of May 1912 DEATH Austin Lane Crothers, American politician (Born 1860)
25th of May 1917 DEATH Maksim Bahdanovic, Belarusian poet (Born 1891)
25th of May 1919 DEATH Madam C. J. Walker, American philanthropist and tycoon (Born 1867)
25th of May 1924 DEATH Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (Born 1889)
25th of May 1926 DEATH Symon Petlura, Ukrainian politician and statesman (Born 1879)
25th of May 1927 DEATH Payne Whitney, American businessman (Born 1876)
25th of May 1930 DEATH Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (Born 1848)
25th of May 1934 DEATH Gustav Holst, English composer (Born 1874)
25th of May 1939 DEATH Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer (Born 1868)
25th of May 1940 DEATH Joe De Grasse, American film director (Born 1873)
25th of May 1942 DEATH Emanuel Feuermann, Austrian-American cellist (Born 1902)
25th of May 1943 DEATH Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (Born 1888)
25th of May 1951 DEATH Paula von Preradovic, Croatian-born writer (Born 1887)
25th of May 1954 DEATH Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (Born 1913)
25th of May 1965 DEATH Aleck "Rice" Miller, American blues singer, songwriter and harmonica player
25th of May 1968 DEATH Georg von Kuchler, German field marshal (Born 1881)
25th of May 1970 DEATH Tom Patey, Scottish mountaineer (Born 1932)
25th of May 1977 DEATH Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (Born 1904)
25th of May 1979 DEATH John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (Born 1949)
25th of May 1981 DEATH Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (Born 1898)
25th of May 1983 DEATH Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (Born 1925)
25th of May 1983 DEATH Idris I, King of Libya (Born 1889)
25th of May 1983 DEATH Black Jack Stewart, Canadian NHL hockey player (Born 1917)
25th of May 1986 DEATH Chester Bowles, American Democratic politician (Born 1901)
25th of May 1988 DEATH Ernst Ruska, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1906)
25th of May 1994 DEATH Sonny Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (Born 1940)
25th of May 1995 DEATH Dany Robin, French actress (Born 1927)
25th of May 1996 DEATH Bradley Nowell, American singer and guitarist (Sublime) (Born 1968)
25th of May 1996 DEATH Renzo De Felice, Italian historian (Born 1929)
25th of May 2000 DEATH Nicholas Clay, British actor (Born 1946)
25th of May 2002 DEATH Pat Coombs, English actress (Born 1926)
25th of May 2003 DEATH Jeremy Michael Ward, American sound technician and vocal operator (The Mars Volta) (Born 1976)
25th of May 2004 DEATH Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (Born 1917)
25th of May 2005 DEATH Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (Born 1929)
25th of May 2005 DEATH Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer (Born 1965)
25th of May 2005 DEATH Robert Jankel, British coachbuilder (Born 1938)
25th of May 2005 DEATH Graham Kennedy, Australian television personality (Born 1934)
25th of May 2006 DEATH Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (Born 1941)
25th of May 2007 DEATH Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor and TV host (Born 1931)
25th of May 2008 DEATH J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (Born 1909)
25th of May 2008 DEATH Camu Tao, American rapper and producer (Born 1977)
25th of May 2009 DEATH Haakon Lie, Norwegian Labour politician (Born 1905)
25th of May 2010 DEATH Michael H. Jordan, American businessman and Chief Executive Officer (Born 1936)
25th of May 2010 DEATH Siphiwo Ntshebe, South African opera singer (Born 1975)
25th of May 2010 DEATH Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (Born 1925)
25th of May 2010 DEATH Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (Born 1959)
25th of May 2010 DEATH Gabriel Vargas, Mexican cartoonist (Born 1915)
25th of May 2010 DEATH Silvius Magnago, Italian politician (Born 1914)

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