May 25: Day of the Week
May 25, 2023 was the 145th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 220 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
May 25 Historical Event(s)
- 1810May Revolution: citizens of Buenos Aires expel Viceroy Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros during the May week, starting the Argentine War of Independence.
- 1936The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.
- 1938Spanish Civil War: The bombing of Alicante takes place, with 313 deaths.
- 1946The parliament of Transjordan makes Abdullah I of Jordan their Emir.
- 1981In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
- 1999The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People’s Republic of China’s nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
- 200132-year-old Erik Weihenmayer, of Boulder, Colorado, becomes the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- 2002China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
- 2009North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests building tensions in the international community.
- 2011Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Who were born on May 25?
- 1458Sultan Mahmud Begada of Gujarat (d. 1511)
- 1606Charles Garnier, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
- 1661Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian (d. 1737)
- 1713John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1792)
- 1846Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (d. 1923)
- 1922Enrico Berlinguer, Italian P.C.I. politician (d. 1984)
- 1959Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
- 1963Eha Rünne, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower
- 1979Sam Sodje, Nigerian footballer
- 1985Luciana Abreu, Portuguese singer and actress
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