Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar page for May 25, 2020:

22nd calendar week, 146th day of the year

220 days until the end of the year

Star sign Gemini

Name day: Beda, Gregor, Maria Magdalena

HISTORICAL DATA

2019 - At the Cannes Film Festival, the tragic comedy "Parasite" by Korean director Bong Joon Ho is awarded the Golden Palm. The jury's prize goes to the love drama “Atlantics” by director Mati Diop, a French woman with a Senegalese background.

2018 - In a referendum, 66.4 percent of Irish vote for a constitutional amendment to relax the strict ban on abortion. With the signature of the President, the regulation comes into force on September 18.

2015 - The World Health Organization (WHO) presents an action plan against antibiotic resistance in Geneva. According to the WHO, around 700,000 people die of it every year.

2010 - Hessian Prime Minister Roland Koch (CDU) announces his withdrawal from politics.

2005 - In the Caucasus Republic of Azerbaijan, the geostrategically important BTC oil pipeline (Baku-Tiflis-Ceyhan) to the Turkish Mediterranean coast goes into operation.

2000 - Russian President Vladimir Putin signs the final version of the controversial “loot art” law.

1985 - The first “Rock am Ring” music festival begins on the Nürburgring in the Eifel.

1935 - American sprinter and long jumper Jesse Owens sets five world records and another one in Ann Arbor near Detroit (Michigan) within 45 minutes.

1895 - Irish writer Oscar Wilde is sentenced to two years of forced labor in London for homosexuality.

BIRTHDAYS

1975 - Lauryn Hill (45), American hip-hop singer and actress, album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill", co-founder and singer of the band The Fugees, film role in "Sister Act 2 - In divine mission"

1970 - Monica Lierhaus (50), German TV presenter and journalist (ARD- “Sports Show”, “A place in the sun”)

1960 - Heinrich Hiesinger (60), German manager, CEO ThyssenKrupp 2011-2018

1945 - Klaus Zaczyk (75), German soccer player, Hamburger SV 1969-78

1940 - Nobuyoshi Araki (80), Japanese photo artist, «Bondage» series

DEATH DAYS

2005 - Ismail Merchant, Indian film producer ("What was left of the day"), born 1936

1995 - Dany Robin, French actress («Topas»), born 1927