Birthdays of Personalities on May 25

xxxx :Sue Simmons, news anchor (WNBC-TV)
1494 :Jacopo Pontormo II, Italy, painter (Sepulture of Christ)
1550 :Camillus de Lellis, Italian soldier/monastery founder/saint
1713 :John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, English premier (1760-63)
1729 :Jean de Neufville, Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)
1779 :Henry M Baron de Kock, Dutch officer/politician
1781 :Ferdinand K J, archduke of Austria-Este/gov-gen (Sicily)
1803 :Ralph Waldo Emerson, US, essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)
1818 :Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss cultural historian
1830 :Jules de Geyter, Belgian poet (International)
1839 :John Eliot, English meteorologist
1847 :John Alexander Dowie, [Elijah the Restorer], US, evangelist
1852 :Louis FMF Franchet d'EspŠrey, [Desperate Frankey], Fren marshal (WW I)
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)
1879 :W Maxwell Aitken lord Beaverbrook, Canada/English banker
1882 :Harry Fox, entertainer
1886 :Philip Murray, founded Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
1889 :Igor Sikorsky, developed a working helicopter
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
1898 :Bennett Cerf, publisher (Random House) panelist (What's My Line)
1898 :Gene Tunney, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30)
1898 :Gustav Regler, writer
1905 :Joseph C Harsch, Toledo Ohio, newscaster (Background)
1907 :Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)
1907 :U Nu, premier Burma (1948-58, 1960-62)
1908 :Theodore Roethke, US, poet (Words for the Wind)
1910 :Ernest Anderson, publicist
1913 :Joseph Peter Grace, businessman
1915 :Daniel Wolf, journalist
1916 :Lou van Rees, Dutch impresario [or May 29]
1917 :Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
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)
1926 :Kitty Kallen, rocker
1926 :M von der Grn, writer
1926 :Miles D Davis, Alton Ill, jazz trumpeter (L'ascenseur pour l'‚chafaud)
1927 :Robert Ludlum, NYC, spy novelist (Bourne Identity)
1928 :Mary Tuck, social researcher/civil servant
1929 :Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], Bkln NY, soprano
1932 :Georgi Mikhailovich Grechko, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 17, 26, T-14)
1932 :John Grogery Dunne, US writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions)
1934 :David J Burke, Liverpool England, writer
1934 :Ron Nesson, press secretary (Gerald Ford)
1938 :Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season)
1942 :Bill Young, rocker
1942 :Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
1943 :John "Poli" Palmer, rocker (Family K)
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
1944 :Frank Oz, Heresford England, puppeteer (Sesame St, Muppet Show)
1944 :Robert Michael Payton, pizza magnate
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
1947 :Mitch Margo, Bkln, rocker (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight)
1949 :Jamaica Kincaid, [Elaine P Richardson], Antigua/US journalist (NYer)
1951 :Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1953 :Jane Priest, Perth Australia, Prince Charles' lover
1954 :Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts)
1956 :Tatsutoshi Goto, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
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)
1960 :BenoŒt van Innis, Belgian cartoonist/painter/cartoonist (NY Post)
1961 :Hiro Saito, wrestler (All-Japan/NJPW/Calgary)
1965 :Mark Knight, Calif, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
1965 :Remco Prins, Dutch rock guitarist/vocalist (Burma Shave-Stash)
1965 :Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987)
1966 :Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
1966 :Dave Hollins, Buffalo NY, infielder (Minn Twins)
1967 :Danny Gonzales, jockey
1967 :Luc Nilis, Belgian soccer player (RSC Anderlecht/PSV)
1970 :Heather Simmons-Carrasco, Mt View Ca, synchro swimmer (Oly-alt-96)
1970 :Joey Eischen, West Covina CA, pitcher (LA Dodgers)
1970 :Michael B Enyaer, writer (Pilot One)
1972 :Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)
1974 :Dennis Stallings, linebacker (Tennessee Oilers)
1976 :Tarik Glenn, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)



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