Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD May25,1908 Barbara Luddy#BTD May25,1908 #BarbaraLuddy RIP actress, 1920s silent pictures, voice of Lady in animated movie "Lady and the Tramp" & Kanga in "Winnie the Pooh"
BTD May25,1921 Hal David#BTD May25,1921 #HalDavid RIP songwriter, lyricist, arranger with #BurtBacharach. Wrote many hit songs such as Magic Moments, won 2 #Oscars for film scores. Bacharach and David hits include Alfie, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head, This Guy's in Love with You, Walk On By
BTD May25,1921 Kitty Kallen#BTD May25,1921 #KittyKallen (Katie Kallen) RIP singer her career spanned from the 1930s to 1960s. 24 US Top40 singles with 4 #1 hit singles such as 1944 B├ęsame Mucho, 1945 I'm Beginning to See the Light, 1945 It's Been a Long, Long Time, 1954 Little Things Mean a Lot
BTD May25,1925 Jeanne Crain#BTD May25,1925 #JeanneCrain RIP actress film & TV from 1943-1975. Received an Academy Award nom for Best Actress 1949 film "Pinky" At the height of her stardom, Crain was nicknamed "Hollywood's Number One party girl"; quoted saying I was invited to at least 200 parties a year
BTD May25,1936 Donnie Elbert#BTD May25,1936 #DonnieElbert RIP singer, songwriter 1971 US #15 & UK #8 "Where Did Our Love Go" & 1972 US #22 & UK #11 "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)", +6 US R&B Top40 singles
BTD May25,1936 Tom T. Hall#BTD May25,1936 #TomTHall (Thomas Hall) songwriter, singer, short-story writer know as 'The Storyteller', 1968 US Country #4 "Ballad of Forty Dollars", 1969 US Country #1 "A Week in a Country Jail", +37 other Top40 US Country singles with 6 #1s
BTD May25,1942 Brian Davison#BTD May25,1942 #BrianDavison "Blinky" RIP drummer The #Nice 1968 UK #21 single "America" and in The #Shinns
BTD May25,1944 Charlie Harper#BTD May25,1944 #CharlieHarper (David Charles Perez) singer, songwriter, lead singer U.K. Subs, one of the first street punk bands. #UKSubs 1979 UK #36 "She's Not There", +6 other UK Top40 singles @UKSubs and solo career
BTD May25,1947 Mitch Margo#BTD May25,1947 #MitchMargo (Mitchell Stuart Margo) RIP singer, songwriter The #Tokens 1961 US #1 "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", +4 other Top40 US singles
BTD May25,1950 Jean Millington#BTD May25,1950 #JeanMillington bass guitarist, vocals for the all-female rock band #Fanny 1975 US #29 "Butter Boy" Co-founder and artistic director of the Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) in Goshen, Massachusetts
BTD May25,1950 Robby Steinhardt#BTD May25,1950 #RobbySteinhardt (Robert Eugene Steinhardt) violinist, singer #Kansas 1976 US #11 & UK #59 "Carry On Wayward Son", 1978 US #6 single "Dust In The Wind", +4 other Top40 singles
OTD May25,1935 Babe Ruth#OTD May25,1935 #BabeRuth (George Herman Ruth Jr) hits 3 homer runs for the Boston Braves numbers 712, 713 & 714 the final HR of the game & Ruth's career, sailed out of the park over the right field upper deck; the 1st time anyone had hit a fair ball out of Forbes Field @MLB
OTD May25,1935 Jessie Owens#OTD May25,1935 #JessieOwens (James Cleveland Owens) Sets 3 world records & ties another at the Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. All events within a 45 minutes span. Achieving international fame 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany by winning 4 gold medals
OTD May25,1946Ink Spots#OTD May25,1946 The #InkSpots start a 10wk run at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "The Gypsy" written by #BillyReid (William Gordon Reid) the 1st British songwriter to reach #1 on the US music singles charts
OTD May25,1955 Prez Prado#OTD May25,1955 #PrezPrado and His Orchestra are still at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White" for the 6th week of a 10wk run at #1
OTD May25,1960Silver Beetles#OTD May25,1960 The #SilverBeetles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Stuart Sutcliffe, Tommy Moore, George Harrison) continuing their tour backing singer #JohnnyGentle they perform at St. Thomas Hall, Keith, Banffshire
OTD May25,1961John F. Kennedy#OTD May25,1961 President John F. Kennedy #JFK vows to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade
OTD May25,1961Temperance Seven#OTD May25,1961 The #TemperanceSeven are at #1 on the UK singles chart with "You're Driving Me Crazy" written by Walter Donaldson in 1930. The Temperance Seven verson of the song is produced #GeorgeMartin. Martin's 1st UK #1 hit single
OTD May25,1962NME, New Musical Express#OTD May25,1962 The New Musical Express #NME reviews songs from #BillyFury's first starring role in "Play It Cool" and including a review of the #BobbyVee song @NME
OTD May25,1963 Jimmy Soul#OTD May25,1963 #JimmySoul is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles chart with "If You Wanna Be Happy" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD May25,1963Beach Boys#OTD May25,1963 The #BeachBoys peak at #3 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Surfin' U.S.A." writing credits to #ChuckBerry, #BrianWilson, #MikeLove; a rewritten version of Berry's song "Sweet Little Sixteen" with new lyrics penned by Wilson & Love @TheBeachBoys
OTD May25,1963Beatles#OTD May25,1963 The #Beatles get a trim at Horne Brothers Barbershop, Liverpool. Photo by #DezoHoffman
OTD May25,1963Beatles#OTD May25,1963 The #Beatles touring with #RoyOrbison perform at City Hall in Sheffield
OTD May25,1963Thank Your Lucky Stars#OTD May25,1963 The TV show "Thank Your Lucky Stars" airs with a full line up of stars including the #BrookBrothers, #BillyFury, #TonyHall, #BillieDavis, BrianMatthew, #RogWhittaker, #DougSheldon, #TonyMeehan, #BobWallis and #JetHarris
OTD May25,1967 Pink Floyd#OTD May25,1967 #PinkFloyd plays at the Gwent Constabulary Spring Holiday Barn Dance at Grosmont Wood Farm in Cross Ash, Wales @pinkfloyd
OTD May25,1967 Procol Harum#OTD May25,1967 #ProcolHarum enters the UK singles chart for the 1st time at #21 with "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" written by Gary Brooker, Keith Reid and Matthew Fisher. Procol Harum will start a 5wk run at #1 in the UK on Jun8 and peak at #5 in the US on Jul29; their only UK #1
OTD May25,1967Beatles#OTD May25,1967 The #Beatles are in De Lane Lea Recording Studios, 4 takes of "It's All Too Much" written by George Harrison. The song is intended for the "Yellow Submarine" movie soundtrack
OTD May25,1968 Archie Bell and the Drells#OTD May25,1968 #ArchieBell and the #Drells are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles chart with "Tighten Up" for the last week of a 2wk run at #1
OTD May25,1968 Simon and Garfunkel#OTD May25,1968 #SimonandGarfunkel 2nd US #1 album with "Bookends" with Paul Simon vocals, guitar; Art Garfunkel vocals, percussion. Other musicians: Hal Blaine drums, percussion; Joe Osborn bass guitar; Larry Knechtel piano, keyboards, bass guitar; John Simon synthesizer
OTD May25,1969Who#OTD May25,1969 The #Who and #LedZeppelin in concert together (the only time) at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Maryland. See ticket spelling Lead Zeppelin @TheWho @ledzeppelin
OTD May25,1973 Carole King#OTD May25,1973 #CaroleKing plays a concert in New York's Central Park, which attracts an audience of 100,000
OTD May25,1973 George Harrison#OTD May25,1973 #GeorgeHarrison releases in UK on #Apple Records "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" written and produced by George Harrison. The song becomes Harrison's 2nd US #1 single on Jun30 and peaks in the UK at #8 on Jun24
OTD May25,1974 Ray Stevens#OTD May25,1974 #RayStevens is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with the novelty song "The Streak" for the 2nd week of a 3wk run at #1. Stevens will be at #1 in the UK on Jun9 @RayStevensMusic
OTD May25,1974Soul Train#OTD May25,1974 The 100th episode of #SoulTrain airs. Host #DonCornelius with peformers Bill Withers (You, The Same Love That Made Me Laugh & Let Me In Your Life); The Soul Children (I'll Be The Other Woman & We're Getting Too Close); Melvin Van Peebles (Eye on the Rabbit)
OTD May25,1975 Pilot#OTD May25,1975 #Pilot starts an 8wk run at #1 on the Australia singles chart with "January" written by #DavidPaton and produced by #AlanParsons. Pilot spent 3wks at #1 on the UK singles chart on Jan26,1975
OTD May25,1980Mash#OTD May25,1980 Theme From M*A*S*H* "Suicide Is Painless" written by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Michael Altman. The Mash starts a 3wk run at #1 on UK singles chart, 11yrs after its recording. Altman 14yo when he wrote the lyrics; son of the films director #RobertAltman
OTD May25,1985 Wham!#OTD May25,1985 #Wham! starts a 2wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Everything She Wants" written and produced by #GeorgeMichael
OTD May25,1992 Jay Leno#OTD May25,1992 #JayLeno debuts as the new permanent host of the #TonightShow on #NBC. Jay Leno appears three days after #JohnnyCarson's retirement as host of the program @jayleno
OTD May25,1999Home Improvement#OTD May25,1999 Final episode #204 "Backstage Pass" of "Home Improvement" airs. The past 8yrs cast interviews, outtakes, scenes of final taping & #EarlHindman's entire face. Most consider #203 "The Long and Winding Road" (Part 3) as the final; Tim records his final Tool Time