25 May 2022
12.30pm (AEST) – Founder and CEO of the Aminata Maternal Foundation, Aminata Conteh-Biger, addresses the National Press Club – Canberra
ABS Data Release – Construction Work Done, Preliminary, March
Independence Day – Jordan
Birthdays for actors Ian McKellen (1939), Mike Myers (1963), and Cillian Murphy (1976)
• author Oscar Wilde being sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment for “gross indecency” (1895)
• athlete Jesse Owens equalling or breaking 4 world records in 45 minutes – known as “the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport” (1935)
• the release of the original Star Wars movie, Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) and Return of the Jedi (1983)
• the airing of the last episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, ending her 25-year run (2011)
• the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin (2020)
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