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May 25

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 


2005
Carrie Underwood: Some Hearts (Arista)
Country singer Carrie Underwood is announced winner of the fourth season of FOX-TV's American Idol reality show. Rocker Bo Bice is runner-up.
(photo credit: Arista)


 
2002   More than 200 people die when a China Airlines Boeing 747 jetliner plunges into the Taiwan Strait.
 
1992 Jay Leno makes his debut as permanent host of The Tonight Show, succeeding Johnny Carson.
 


1990
Lou Gramm

Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm quits the band to pursue a solo career.
(photo credit: Wounded Bird Records)



 
1968 The Gateway Arch, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is dedicated.
 


1961
John F. Kennedy
US president John F. Kennedy asks the nation to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
 (photo credit: NARA)

 

1946 Transjordan (now known as Jordan) becomes a kingdom, with King Abdulla Ibn Ul-Hussein as the new monarch.
 
1935 Babe Ruth, in a Boston Braves uniform, hits the 714th and final home run of his career in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
1927 The Ford Motor Company announces it is discontinuing the Model T automobile in favor of its Model A.
 
1895 Playwright Oscar Wilde is sentenced to prison on a morals charge.
 
1844 The Baltimore Patriot carries the first-ever telegraphed news dispatch (received from Washington, DC).
 
1810 Argentina begins its revolt against Spain.
 
1787 The US Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia.
 

Born today:

1975  Lauryn Hill - singer

1971  Justin Henry - actor

1969  Anne Heche - actress

1963  Mike Myers - comedian, actor

1955  Connie Sellecca - actress

1948  Scorpions: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Scorpions (Mercury / Universal)  


Klaus Meine - rock vocalist (Scorpions)
(photo credit: Mercury / Universal)
 

1947  Karen Valentine - actress

1947  Mitch Margo - singer (The Tokens)

1944  Frank Oz - Muppet animator (voice of Kermit the Frog)

1943  Leslie Uggams - actress, singer

1943  Jessi Colter - country singer

1943  John Palmer - horn player, keyboardist (Family)

1939  Sir Ian McKellen - actor

1936  Tom T. Hall - country singer

1932  K.C. Jones - basketball player, hall of famer, coach

1929  Beverly Sills - opera singer

1926  Robert Ludlum - author

1926  Miles Davis - jazz trumpeter

1926  Bill Sharman - basketball player, hall of famer, coach, executive

1921  Hal David - lyricist

1919  Lindsay Nelson - sportscaster

1918  Claude Akins - actor

1898  Gene Tunney - heavyweight boxing champ

1889  Igor Sikorsky - developed first modern helicopter

1878  Bill ‘Mr. Bojangles’ Robinson - tap dancer

1803  Ralph Waldo Emerson - poet, essayist

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Gemini (The Twins)   Gemini    

(The Twins)

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