May 25 in Pop Culture History

May 25 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

May 25 History Highlights

  • 240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.
    It will next appear in mid-2061.
  • 1925 – John T. Scopes was indicted for teaching human evolution in Tennessee.
  • 1977 – 1977 – Star Wars (now Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) opened Memorial Day weekend, marking the biggest entertainment juggernaut in modern popular culture, now second only to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • If you were born on May 25th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… September 1st (prior year)

The Star Wars Film Chronological Order Timeline:

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
(television animated series, 133 episodes)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
(the “first” film in the series, released May 25, 1977)
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
The Mandalorian
(Disney+ TV Show)
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

May 25 is…

Brown Bag it Day
Nerd/Geek Pride Day
Sing Out Day
Towel Day
Wine Day

May 25 Birthday Quotes

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I don’t look back, I just go forward. I’m just proud of the fact that my parents were immigrants and we had nearly nothing, and all of the sudden, with the help of a lot of people and my parents as a model, I amounted to something.”
– Frank Oz

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
– Beverly Sills

“Don’t wear big earrings and a big necklace and a big ring all at the same time. Pick your magic.”
– Molly Sims

“The root of all evil is ‘I’, ‘Me’, ‘Mine’.”
– Pio of Pietrelcina

“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

May 25 Birthdays

1803 – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (died in 1882)
1878 – Bill Robinson, American actor and dancer (died in 1949)
1887 – Padre Pio, Italian priest and saint (died in 1968)
1921 – Kitty Kallen, American singer (died in 2016)
1929 – Beverly Sills, American soprano and actress (died in 2007)
1943 – Leslie Uggams, American actress and singer
1944 – Frank Oz, English-born American puppeteer, filmmaker, and actor
1949 – Barry Windsor-Smith, English painter and comic book illustrator
1953 – Stan Sakai, Japanese-American comic book author and illustrator
1969 – Anne Heche, American actress
1970 – Jamie Kennedy, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1973 – Molly Sims, American model
1994 – Aly Raisman, American gymnast

May 25 History

1878 – Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opened at the Opera Comique in London.

1935 – At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hit his 714th (and final) home run.

1961 – President John F. Kennedy declared “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space program in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important in the long-range exploration of space, and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.”

1968 – The Saint Louis Gateway Arch was dedicated.

1977 – Chinese government removed the ban on the works of William Shakespeare, the biggest entertainment juggernaut in the Elizabethan era.

1985 # 1 Hit May 25, 1985 – June 7, 1985: Wham! – Everything She Wants

1986 – Hands Across America took place.

1991 # 1 Hit May 25, 1991 – June 7, 1991: Mariah Carey – I Don’t Wanna Cry

1992 – Jay Leno made his debut as the new host of The Tonight Show.

1994 – George Swanson was buried in Brush Creek Cemetery, in the driver’s seat of his 1984 white Corvette in Hempfield County, Pennsylvania.

1996 – Sublime singer/guitarist Bradley Nowel died from a heroin overdose. He was not 27

2005 – Carrie Underwood won season four of America Idol on FOX.

2011- Oprah Winfrey hosted the final episode of her syndicated daytime show.

2018 – The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable in the European Union.

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

The base wage in the Bikini Bottom must be really high if both SpongeBob and Patrick have fast-food jobs and have homes to themselves.

There are about two million saunas in Finland, enough for the entire Finnish population to take a sauna at the same time.

I could probably call George Washington Carver “peanut butter George Washington” and everyone would still know what I mean.

“The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be.” – Loesje

I decided to become a better person, but I misread the application form and I’m now a bitter person.

Green Arrow’s Chili is the spiciest food in the DC Universe. Only Green Arrow himself and Batman can eat it without screaming in pain.

It would be really easy to draw a blank.

Useless Pronunciation: O as in owe

“You’re so vain, I bet you think this song is about you” really is a song about that guy. #songlyrics

“And realize the sun don’t go down, it’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning around.” #songlyrics

“There’s no half-singing in the shower, you’re either a rock star or an opera diva” – Josh Groban

A person who has performed a favor for someone is more likely to do another favor for that person. This is known as the Ben Franklin effect.

A group of Poems is called an Anthology.

Each frame of the CGI scenes in James Cameron’s, Avatar (1/24 of a second) took an average of 47 hours to render.

Had some Mobius strips of bacon for breakfast. Now I can’t stop tasting.

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