Birthdays in Music on May 25

  • 1688 Christian August Jacobi, composer
  • 1726 Giuseppi Paolucci, composer
  • 1767 Ferdinand Franzl, composer
  • 1767 Friedrich Johann Eck, composer
  • 1821 Diederich Krug, composer
  • 1847 Alphonse Goovaerts, composer
  • 1877 Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale)
  • 1878 Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American actor and tap dancer (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1949)
  • 1882 Harry Fox [Arthur Carringford], American vaudeville dancer, comedian and actor (Talent Scout), born in Pomona, California (d. 1959)
  • 1888 Miles Malleson, writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)
  • 1889 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1963)
  • 1889 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), born in Bergen, Norway
  • 1898 Mischa Levitzki, composer
  • 1899 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (d. 1976)
  • 1901 Milenko Zivkovic, composer
  • 1902 Helvi Lemmikke Leiviska, composer
  • 1904 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer
  • 1912 Eddie Maxwell, singer (Yes We Have No Bananas)
  • 1914 Dorothy Sarnoff, American operatic soprano, Broadway actress (Rosalinda), author and pioneer of the self-help movement (Speech Can Change Your Life, Speech Dynamics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1916 Virginia Ginny Simms, actress/singer (Kay Kyser Band)
  • 1917 Jimmy Hamilton, saxophonist
  • 1919 Gino Negri, Italian composer, born in Perledo (d. 1991)
  • 1921 Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
  • 1921 Kitty Kallen, singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1925 Aldo Clementi, composer
  • 1928 Frigyes Hidas, composer
  • 1929 Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936 Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)
  • 1941 Bill Young, rocker, born in Daingerfield, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1942 Brian "Blinky" Davison, rocker
  • 1943 John "Poli" Palmer, British rocker (Family), born in Evesham, Worcestershire
  • 1943 Leslie Uggams, American singer/actress (Leslie Uggams Show, Roots), born in NYC, New York
  • 1943 Jessi Colter, [Miriam Johnson], American country singer (I'm Not Lisa), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1948 Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
  • 1951 Clifford Archer, bassist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
  • 1953 Rich Alves, Pleasanton California, singer (Pirates of Miss-Fred Jake)
  • 1956 Sugar Minott, Jamaican singer
  • 1956 David P. Sartor, American music composer
  • 1965 Mark Knight, California, rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals)
  • 1965 Remco Prins, Dutch rock guitarist/vocalist (Burma Shave-Stash)
  • 1974 Frank Klepacki, American musician
  • 1976 Sandra Nasic, German singer (Guano Apes)
  • 1978 Adam Gontier, Canadian singer (Three Days Grace), born in Peterborough, Ontario
  • 1984 Marion Raven, Norwegian singer-songwriter (M2M)
  • 1984 Kostas Martakis, Greek singer
  • 1985 Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress