32 fun facts for May, 25

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
May 25th is an eventful day in history with the celebration of National Wine Day and International Missing Children's Day, commemoration of important historical moments like the start of the Constitutional Convention in 1787 or the debut of the original Star Wars movie in 1977, and remarkable birthdays and events, such as the birth of tap dancer Bill Robinson, composer Igor Stravinsky, and the beginning of U2's "Joshua Tree" tour.
32 Fun facts
  1. May 25th is National Wine Day in the United States, a day to celebrate the history, culture, and enjoyment of wine.
  2. International Missing Children’s Day is observed on May 25th, to raise awareness about child abduction and spread the message of hope for the recovery of missing children worldwide.
  3. May 25, 1992 marked the debut of the American sitcom "Murphy Brown" in which the titular character, played by Candice Bergen, introduced a strong and empowering female figure on television.
  4. May 25, 2020 saw the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked worldwide protests and movements advocating for racial equality and police reform.
  5. May 25, 1935, is the day that African-American athlete Jesse Owens set three world records in track and field at the Big Ten Championships, foreshadowing his legendary performance in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
  6. May 25, 1961, was the day when U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced his goal of landing a man on the moon, igniting the space race with the Soviet Union and leading to the eventual success of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
  7. On May 25, 1977, the original Star Wars film, now known as "A New Hope," premiered in theaters, forever transforming the landscape of science-fiction movies and pop culture.
  8. May 25, 2001, was the day that American entrepreneur and millionaire Dennis Tito became the first space tourist by traveling to the International Space Station aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
  9. May 25 is Towel Day, a worldwide celebration in memory of author Douglas Adams that encourages fans to carry a towel with them, referencing the importance of towels within Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
  10. On May 25, 2002, China Airlines Flight 611 disintegrated mid-flight due to structural failure, sadly resulting in the loss of all 225 passengers and crew on board.
  11. May 25, 1968, marks the birthday of famous English comedian and actor, Julian Barratt, best known for his role in the British TV series "The Mighty Boosh."
  12. On May 25, 1787, the Constitutional Convention began in Philadelphia, an event in American history that would lead to the creation of the United States Constitution.
  13. The Gateway Arch, a United States national monument and symbol of westward expansion, was dedicated on May 25, 1968, in St. Louis, Missouri.
  14. May 25, 1953, marked the release of the Walt Disney animated feature film, "Peter Pan", which introduced the world to the characters of Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tinkerbell.
  15. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, an iconic African-American tap dancer and actor, was born on May 25, 1878, and is remembered for his extraordinary dance talent and groundbreaking civil rights activism.
  16. May 25, 1927, marked the opening of the Academy Theater in Los Angeles, which went on to host the Oscars from 1931 to 1958.
  17. The Anne Frank House Museum, which commemorates the young girl who documented her family's experience during the Holocaust, officially opened in Amsterdam on May 25, 1960.
  18. May 25, 1721, marks the day when the smallpox vaccine was publicly inoculated for the first time in Boston, Massachusetts by Dr. Zabdiel Boylston, effectively beginning the fight against the deadly disease.
  19. On May 25, 1986, the event "Hands Across America" took place, in which an estimated 6.5 million people held hands in a human chain that stretched across the country to raise money and awareness for poverty and homelessness.
  20. May 25, 1964, marked the founding of the Palestine Liberation Organization by the Arab League, with the aim of creating a Palestinian state comprising territories within present-day Israel.
  21. On May 25, 1895, the playwright Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for homosexuality after a famous trial, during which his personal life and relationships were scrutinized.
  22. On May 25, 1990, the famous horror film director and producer, Vincent Price, celebrated his 79th birthday with a guest appearance on the popular television show, "Cheers."
  23. On May 25, 1969, American singer and songwriter John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their renowned "Bed-In" for Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada.
  24. May 25, 1925, saw the "Monkey Trial" commence in the United States, in which John T. Scopes was accused of teaching human evolution in a high school biology class, sparking a debate on the acceptance of scientific principles in education.
  25. May 25, 1936, marks the day when British automotive tycoon Sir Henry Royce, who co-founded the Rolls-Royce Limited company, passed away.
  26. On May 25, 1958, the National Aeronautic Association awarded the Collier Trophy for 1957 to the U.S. Air Force 49th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron in recognition of their accomplishments in successfully flying rocket-propelled F-100 and F-104 aircraft.
  27. May 25, 1967, marked the first day of the famous Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover photoshoot, featuring The Beatles.
  28. On May 25, 1889, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky was born, eventually composing celebrated works such as "The Rite of Spring" and "The Firebird."
  29. May 25, 1951, saw the New York Giants baseball legend Willie Mays make his major league debut as center fielder against the Philadelphia Phillies.
  30. Irish rock band U2 kicked off their "Joshua Tree" tour on May 25, 1987, which would eventually become their most successful tour up to that point.
  31. May 25, 2005, marked the 1st UEFA Champions League final to be won on penalties, with Liverpool FC winning the match against A.C. Milan at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.
  32. Terminator Salvation, the fourth installment of the popular sci-fi film series starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, premiered on May 25, 2009, in the United States.