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Luciana Abreu

Luciana Abreu (May 25, 1985-)

Luciana Abreu Sodré Costa Real is a Portuguese singer, actress and Television host. Abreu is known for her participation in 'Idolos', for representing Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 as part of the pop-duo 2B, for her character in Floribella, Flor Valente, and for her TV Show. Wikipedia
Massarelos, Porto, Portugal

Julian Bailey (actor) (May 25, 1977-)

Julian Bailey is a Canadian actor who has been seen on several television series, including 'Better Off Ted', 'NCIS', 'Just Shoot Me!', 'Judging Amy' and 'Charmed' to name a few. He first appeared to American television audiences in 2002 in the recurring role of Scott Wilson, assistant to Lea Thompson, in the Lifetime network drama, "For The... Wikipedia
Flavio Bucci

Flavio Bucci (May 25, 1947-)

Flavio Bucci is an Italian actor. He has appeared in 76 films and television shows since 1971. He is best known for playing Daniel, the blind pianist, in Dario Argento's 'Suspiria', and the thuggish Blackie in Aldo Lado's 'Night Train Murders'. Wikipedia
Turin, Italy
Jacob Burckhardt

Jacob Burckhardt (May 25, 1818-August 8, 1897)

Carl Jacob Christoph Burckhardt was a historian of art and culture, and an influential figure in the historiography of both these fields. He is known as one of the major progenitors of cultural history. Siegfried Giedion described Burckhardt's achievement in the following terms: "The great discoverer of the age of the Renaissance, he first showed... Wikipedia
Basel, Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland
Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver (May 25, 1938-August 2, 1988)

Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. was an American short story writer and poet. Carver contributed to the revitalization of the American short story in literature during the 1980s. Wikipedia
Clatskanie, Oregon, United States
Port Angeles, Washington, United States
Hal David

Hal David (May 25, 1921-September 1, 2012)

Harold Lane "Hal" David was an American lyricist. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York City. He was best known for his collaborations with composer Burt Bacharach and his association with Dionne Warwick. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Deanna Dunagan (May 25, 1940-)

Deanna Dunagan is a Chicago-based American actress. Although Dunagan has appeared on television and in films, she is most admired for her work as a stage actress. She is best known for her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Violet Weston in Tracy Letts' 'August: Osage County'. Wikipedia
Monahans, Texas, U.S.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803-April 27, 1882)

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across... Wikipedia
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall (May 25, 1936-)

Thomas "Tom T." Hall is a retired American country music songwriter, singer, novelist, and short-story writer. He has written 11 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the No. 1 international pop crossover smash "Harper Valley PTA" and the hit "I Love", which reached No. 12 on the 'Billboard' Hot 100. He became known to... Wikipedia
Anne Heche

Anne Heche (May 25, 1969-)

Anne Celeste Heche is an American actress. Her film credits include 'Six Days Seven Nights', 'Return to Paradise', 'I Know What You Did Last Summer', 'John Q' and 'Volcano'. She also starred in the television series 'Men in Trees', 'Hung', and most recently 'Save Me'. Wikipedia
Aurora, Ohio, U.S.
Theodore Hesburgh

Theodore Hesburgh (May 25, 1917-February 26, 2015)

The Rev. Theodore Martin Hesburgh, CSC, STD, a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, was president of the University of Notre Dame for 35 years. He is the namesake for TIAA–CREF's Hesburgh Award. Wikipedia
Syracuse, New York, United States
Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

Werner Hildenbrand (May 25, 1936-)

Werner Hildenbrand is a German economist and mathematician. He was educated at the University of Heidelberg, where he received his Diplom in mathematics, applied mathematics and physics in 1961. He continued his education at the University of Heidelberg and received his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1964 and his habilitation in economics and mathematics... Wikipedia
Göttingen, Germany
Karan Johar

Karan Johar (May 25, 1972-)

Karan Johar, often informally referred to as KJo, is an Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer, actor and television personality who is primarily known for his work in Hindi films. He is the son of Hiroo Johar and the acclaimed producer Yash Johar. Wikipedia
Mumbai, Maharastra, India
Jamie Kennedy

Jamie Kennedy (May 25, 1970-)

James Harvey "Jamie" Kennedy is an American actor, comedian, television producer and screenwriter. He is known for his TV series 'The Jamie Kennedy Experiment' and for his film roles in 'Scream', 'Scream 2', 'Son of the Mask', and 'Malibu's Most Wanted', among others. Wikipedia
Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania
David Levering Lewis

David Levering Lewis (May 25, 1936-)

David Levering Lewis is the Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History at New York University. He is twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, for part one and part two of his biography of W. E. B. Du Bois. He is the first author to win Pulitzer Prizes for biography for two successive volumes on the same... Wikipedia
Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (May 25, 1803-January 18, 1873)

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC, was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is... Wikipedia
Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen (May 25, 1939-)

Sir Ian Murray McKellen is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and two Critics' Choice Awards. He has also received two Academy Award nominations, four BAFTA nominations and five Emmy Award... Wikipedia
Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Robert MacPherson (mathematician)

Robert MacPherson (mathematician) (May 25, 1944-)

Robert Duncan MacPherson is an American mathematician at the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University. He is best known for the invention of intersection homology with Mark Goresky, whose thesis he directed at Brown University. MacPherson previously taught at Brown University, the University of Paris, and the Massachusetts Institute of... Wikipedia
Lakewood, Ohio
Emma Marrone

Emma Marrone (May 25, 1984-)

Emmanuela Marrone, also known as Emma or Emma Marrone is an Italian singer. Wikipedia
Demetri Martin

Demetri Martin (May 25, 1973-)

Demetri Evan Martin is an American comedian, actor, artist, musician, writer, and humorist. He is best known for his work as a stand-up comedian, being a contributor on 'The Daily Show', and his Comedy Central show 'Important Things with Demetri Martin'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, United States
John Mott

John Mott (May 25, 1865-January 31, 1955)

John Raleigh Mott was a long-serving leader of the Young Men's Christian Association and the World Student Christian Federation. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946 for his work in establishing and strengthening international Protestant Christian student organizations that worked to promote peace. He shared the prize with Emily Balch. From... Wikipedia
Mike Myers

Mike Myers (May 25, 1963-)

Michael John "Mike" Myers is a Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. He is known for his run as a featured performer on 'Saturday Night Live' from 1989 to 1995, and for playing the title roles in the 'Wayne's World', 'Austin Powers', and 'Shrek' films. Wikipedia
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Vera Nazarian

Vera Nazarian (May 25, 1966-)

Vera Nazarian is an Armenian-Russian American writer of fantasy, science fiction and other "wonder fiction" including Mythpunk, an artist, and the publisher of Norilana Books. She is an active member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the author of two novels, 'Dreams of the Compass Rose', a "collage" novel structured as a... Wikipedia
Frank Oz

Frank Oz (May 25, 1944-)

Frank Oz is an English-born American puppeteer, actor, and filmmaker. Wikipedia
Hereford, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

Arutyun Papazyan (May 25, 1954-)

Arutyun Papazyan is an Armenian pianist. Wikipedia
Theodore Roethke

Theodore Roethke (May 25, 1908-August 1, 1963)

Theodore Huebner Roethke was an American poet. He published several volumes of award-winning and critically acclaimed poetry. Roethke is regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential poets of his generation. Wikipedia
Saginaw, Michigan
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Wallace Roney

Wallace Roney (May 25, 1960-)

Wallace Roney is an American jazz trumpeter. Wikipedia

Zoraida Santiago (May 25, 1952-)

Dr. Zoraida Santiago is a composer and singer of Puerto Rican folkloric themes. Wikipedia
Santurce, Puerto Rico

Melaina Shipwash (May 25, 1986-)

Melaina Shipwash is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won the title of Miss Colorado 2010 and competed in the Miss America 2011 pageant on January 15, 2011, in Las Vegas. Wikipedia
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Igor Sikorsky

Igor Sikorsky (May 25, 1889-October 26, 1972)

Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, was a Russian American aviation pioneer in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He designed and flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the 'Russky Vityaz' in 1913, and the first airliner, 'Ilya Muromets', in 1914. Wikipedia
Kiev, Russian Empire (today Ukraine)
Easton, Connecticut, USA, buried Saint John the Baptist Greek Catholic Cemetery, Stratford, Connecticut
Beverly Sills

Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929-July 2, 2007)

Beverly Sills was an American operatic soprano whose peak career was between the 1950s and 1970s. Wikipedia
Brooklyn, New York
New York City

Uttam Singh (May 25, 1948-)

Uttam Singh is an Indian musician. He has worked as a violinist, music arranger and music director for many Bollywood films. He worked as a music arranger for Ilaiyaraaja in numerous Tamil films before establishing himself as an independent composer. Wikipedia

Karthi (May 25, 1977-)

Karthik Sivakumar better known by his stage name Karthi, is an Indian film actor, who works in the Tamil film industry. The younger son of actor Sivakumar, Karthi holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master's degree in Industrial Engineering. Since he had always wanted to become a film director, he returned to India and joined... Wikipedia
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer (May 25, 1970-)

Octavia Lenora Spencer is an American actress and author. Wikipedia
Montgomery, Alabama
Jack Steinberger

Jack Steinberger (May 25, 1921-)

Hans Jakob "Jack" Steinberger is a physicist currently residing near Geneva, Switzerland. He co-discovered the muon neutrino, along with Leon Lederman and Melvin Schwartz, for which they were given the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics. Wikipedia
Bad Kissingen
Leslie Uggams

Leslie Uggams (May 25, 1943-)

Leslie Uggams is an American actress and singer, known for her work in 'Hallelujah, Baby!' and as Kizzy Reynolds in the 1977 television miniseries 'Roots'. Wikipedia
New York City, New York, U.S.
Paul Weller

Paul Weller (May 25, 1958-)

Paul Weller is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Starting out with the band The Jam, Weller branched out to a more soulful style with The Style Council, before establishing himself as a successful solo artist in 1991. Wikipedia
Woking, Surrey, England
Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson (May 25, 1979-)

Jonathan Peter Wilkinson, CBE, known as Jonny Wilkinson, is a former rugby union player who represented England and the British and Irish Lions. Wilkinson rose to acclaim from 2001 to 2003 before and during the 2003 Rugby World Cup and was acknowledged as one of the world's best rugby union players. Wikipedia
Frimley, Surrey, England, UK

Jay Wright (poet) (May 25, 1935-)

Jay Wright is an African-American poet, playwright, and essayist. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he currently lives in Bradford, Vermont. Although his work is not as widely known as other American poets of his generation, it has received considerable critical acclaim. Wright's work is emblematic of what the Guyanese-British writer Wilson Harris... Wikipedia
Pieter Zeeman

Pieter Zeeman (May 25, 1865-October 9, 1943)

Pieter Zeeman was a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Hendrik Lorentz for his discovery of the Zeeman effect. Wikipedia
Zonnemaire, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands