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  • What happened on August 25
  • August 25 is the 237th day of the year (238th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 128 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on August 25
  • 357 – Battle of Strasbourg: Julian, Caesar (deputy emperor) and supreme commander of the Roman army in Gaul, wins an important victory against the Alemanni at Strasbourg (Argentoratum).
  • 766 – Emperor Constantine V humiliates nineteen high-ranking officials, after discovering a plot against him. He executes the leaders, Constantine Podopagouros and his brother Strategios.
  • 1248 – The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht.
  • 1258 – Regent George Mouzalon and his brothers are killed during a coup headed by the aristocratic faction under, paving the way for its leader, Michael VIII Palaiologos, to ultimately usurp the throne of the Empire of Nicaea.
  • 1270 – King Louis IX of France dies in Tunis while on the Eighth Crusade.
  • 1537 – The Honourable Artillery Company, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army, and the second most senior, is formed.
  • 1543 – The first Europeans and firearms arrive in Japan.
  • 1580 – Battle of Alcântara. Spain defeats Portugal.
  • 1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
  • 1630 – Portuguese forces are defeated by the Kingdom of Kandy at the Battle of Randeniwela in Sri Lanka.
  • 1758 – Seven Years’ War: Frederick II of Prussia defeats the Russian army at the Battle of Zorndorf.
  • 1814 – War of 1812: On the second day of the Burning of Washington, British troops torch the Library of Congress, United States Treasury, Department of War, and other public buildings.
  • 1825 – Uruguay declares its independence from Brazil.
  • 1830 – The Belgian Revolution begins.
  • 1835 – The first Great Moon Hoax article is published in The New York Sun, announcing the discovery of life and civilization on the Moon.
  • 1875 – Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.
  • 1883 – France and Viet Nam sign the Treaty of Huế, recognizing a French protectorate over Annam and Tonkin.
  • 1894 – Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
  • 1898 – Seven hundred Greek civilians, 17 British guards and the British Consul of Crete are killed by a Turkish mob in Heraklion, Greece.
  • 1912 – The Kuomintang, the Chinese nationalist party, is founded.
  • 1914 – World War I: The library of the Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army. Hundreds of thousands of irreplaceable volumes and Gothic and Renaissance manuscripts are lost.
  • 1916 – The United States National Park Service is created.
  • 1920 – Polish–Soviet War: Battle of Warsaw, which began on August 13, ends with the Red Army’s defeat.
  • 1933 – The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County, Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.
  • 1939 – The United Kingdom and Poland form a military alliance in which the UK promises to defend Poland in case of invasion by a foreign power.
  • 1940 – World War II: The first Bombing of Berlin by the British Royal Air Force.
  • 1942 – World War II: Battle of Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
  • 1942 – World War II: second day of the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. A Japanese naval transport convoy headed towards Guadalcanal is turned back by anAllied air attack, losing one destroyer and one transport sunk, and one light cruiser heavily damaged.
  • 1944 – World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.
  • 1945 – Ten days after World War II ends with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Chinese Communist Party kill U.S. intelligence officerJohn Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.
  • 1947 – United Nations Security Council Resolution 30 and 31 relating to Indonesian National Revolution are adopted.
  • 1948 – The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: “Confrontation Day” between Whittaker Chambers andAlger Hiss.
  • 1950 – President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads to avert a strike.
  • 1961 – President Jânio Quadros of Brazil resigns after just seven months in power, initiating a political crisis that culminates in a military coup in 1964.
  • 1967 – George Lincoln Rockwell is assassinated.
  • 1980 – Zimbabwe joins the United Nations.
  • 1981 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn
  • 1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the second to last planet in the Solar System at the time.
  • 1991 – Belarus gains its independence from the Soviet Union
  • 1991 – The Battle of Vukovar begins. An 87-day siege of Vukovar by the Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA), supported by various Serb paramilitary forces, between August and November 1991 (during the Croatian War of Independence).
  • 1991 – Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
  • 1997 – Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill policy at the Berlin Wall.
  • 2001 – American singer Aaliyah and several members of her record company are killed as their overloaded aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport, Bahamas.
  • 2006 – Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to nine years imprisonment for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion.
  • 2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.

 

 

 

  • Births on August 25
  • 1467 – Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 2nd Duke of Alburquerque, Spanish duke (d. 1526)
  • 1473 – Margaret of Münsterberg, Silesian princess of the house Münsterberg, by marriage, Duchess of Anhalt (d. 1530)
  • 1491 – Innocenzo Cybo, Catholic cardinal (d. 1550)
  • 1530 – Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler (d. 1584)
  • 1561 – Philippe van Lansberge, Dutch astronomer and mathematician (d. 1632)
  • 1624 – François de la Chaise, French priest (d. 1709)
  • 1662 – John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1724)
  • 1707 – Louis I of Spain (d. 1724)
  • 1719 – Charles-Amédée-Philippe van Loo, French painter (d. 1795)
  • 1724 – George Stubbs, English painter and academic (d. 1806)
  • 1741 – Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and author (d. 1792)
  • 1744 – Johann Gottfried Herder, German poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1803)
  • 1758 – Franz Teyber, Austrian organist and composer (d. 1810)
  • 1767 – Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician (d. 1794)
  • 1776 – Thomas Bladen Capel, English admiral (d. 1853)
  • 1786 – Ludwig I of Bavaria (d. 1868)
  • 1796 – James Lick, American carpenter and piano builder (d. 1876)
  • 1802 – Nikolaus Lenau, Romanian-Austrian poet and author (d. 1850)
  • 1803 – Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (d. 1880)
  • 1817 – Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (d. 1898)
  • 1819 – Allan Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy (d. 1884)
  • 1829 – Carlo Acton, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1909)
  • 1836 – Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet (d. 1902)
  • 1840 – George C. Magoun, American businessman (d. 1893)
  • 1841 – Emil Theodor Kocher, Swiss physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1845 – Ludwig II of Bavaria (d. 1886)
  • 1850 – Charles Richet, French physiologist and occultist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1935)
  • 1867 – James W. Gerard, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (d. 1951)
  • 1869 – Tom Kiely, Irish decathlete (d. 1951)
  • 1877 – Joshua Lionel Cowen, American businessman, co-founded the Lionel Corporation (d. 1965)
  • 1878 – Ted Birnie, English footballer and manager (d. 1935)
  • 1882 – Seán T. O’Kelly, Irish journalist and politician, 2nd President of Ireland (d. 1966)
  • 1891 – David Shimoni, Belarusian-Israeli poet and translator (d. 1956)
  • 1893 – Henry Trendley Dean, American dentist (d. 1962)
  • 1898 – Helmut Hasse, German mathematician and academic (d. 1975)
  • 1898 – Arthur Wood, English cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1899 – Paul Herman Buck, American historian and author (d. 1978)
  • 1900 – Hans Adolf Krebs, German-Jewish physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
  • 1902 – Stefan Wolpe, German-Jewish American composer and educator (d. 1972)
  • 1903 – Arpad Elo, Hungarian-American chess player, created the Elo rating system (d. 1992)
  • 1905 – Faustina Kowalska, Polish nun and saint (d. 1938)
  • 1906 – Jim Smith, English cricketer (d. 1979)
  • 1909 – Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1993)
  • 1909 – Michael Rennie, English actor and producer (d. 1971)
  • 1910 – George Cisar, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1910 – Dorothea Tanning, American painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2012)
  • 1911 – Võ Nguyên Giáp, Vietnamese general and politician, 3rd Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2013)
  • 1912 – Erich Honecker, German soldier and politician (d. 1994)
  • 1913 – Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1913 – Walt Kelly, American illustrator and animator (d. 1973)
  • 1916 – Van Johnson, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1916 – Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1916 – Saburō Sakai, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 2000)
  • 1917 – Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
  • 1918 – Richard Greene, English actor (d. 1985)
  • 1919 – William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (d. 1998)
  • 1919 – Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist (d. 2017)
  • 1921 – Monty Hall, Canadian-American television personality and game show host
  • 1921 – Bryce Mackasey, Canadian businessman and politician, 20th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Brian Moore, Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1923 – Álvaro Mutis, Colombian-Mexican author and poet (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – Zsuzsa Körmöczy, Hungarian tennis player and coach (d. 2006)
  • 1923 – Allyre Sirois, Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Thea Astley, Australian journalist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1925 – Stepas Butautas, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1927 – Althea Gibson, American tennis player and golfer (d. 2003)
  • 1927 – Des Renford, Australian swimmer (d. 1999)
  • 1928 – John “Kayo” Dottley, American football player
  • 1928 – Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1928 – Karl Korte, American composer and academic
  • 1928 – Herbert Kroemer, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1930 – Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer
  • 1930 – György Enyedi, Hungarian economist and geographer (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor (d. 2003)
  • 1930 – Crispin Tickell, English academic and diplomat, British Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • 1931 – Regis Philbin, American actor and television host
  • 1933 – Patrick F. McManus, American journalist and author
  • 1933 – Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer (Miles Davis Quintet and Weather Report)
  • 1933 – Tom Skerritt, American actor
  • 1934 – Lise Bacon, Canadian judge and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
  • 1934 – Eddie Ilarde, Filipino journalist and politician
  • 1935 – Charles Wright, American poet
  • 1936 – Giridharilal Kedia, Indian businessman, founded the Image Institute of Technology & Management (d. 2009)
  • 1937 – Virginia Euwer Wolff, American author
  • 1938 – David Canary, American actor (d. 2015)
  • 1938 – Frederick Forsyth, English journalist and author
  • 1941 – Marshall Brickman, Brazilian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1941 – Mario Corso, Italian footballer and coach
  • 1941 – Ludwig Müller, German footballer
  • 1942 – Nathan Deal, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 82nd Governor of Georgia
  • 1942 – Howard Jacobson, English novelist and journalist
  • 1943 – Peque Gallaga, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Harry Manfredini, American composer and conductor
  • 1944 – Conrad Black, Canadian historian and author
  • 1944 – Jacques Demers, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician
  • 1944 – Anthony Heald, American actor
  • 1944 – Andrew Longmore, British lawyer and judge
  • 1945 – Daniel Hulet, Belgian cartoonist (d. 2011)
  • 1945 – Hannah Louise Shearer, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1946 – Rollie Fingers, American baseball player
  • 1946 – Charles Ghigna, American poet and author
  • 1946 – Charlie Sanders, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1947 – Michael Kaluta, American author and illustrator
  • 1948 – Ledward Kaapana, American singer and guitarist
  • 1948 – Nicholas A. Peppas, Greek chemist and biologist
  • 1949 – Martin Amis, British novelist
  • 1949 – Rijkman Groenink, Dutch banker and academic
  • 1949 – Fariborz Lachini, Iranian-Canadian composer and producer
  • 1949 – John Savage, American actor and producer
  • 1949 – Gene Simmons, Israeli-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1950 – Willy DeVille, American singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1950 – Charles Fambrough, American bassist, composer, and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1951 – Bill Handel, Brazilian-American lawyer and radio host
  • 1952 – Vijayakanth, Indian actor and politician
  • 1952 – Geoff Downes, English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1952 – Duleep Mendis, Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
  • 1954 – Elvis Costello, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1954 – Jim Wallace, Baron Wallace of Tankerness, Scottish lawyer and politician, First Minister of Scotland
  • 1955 – John McGeoch, Scottish guitarist (d. 2004)
  • 1955 – Gerd Müller, German businessman and politician
  • 1956 – Takeshi Okada, Japanese footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1956 – Henri Toivonen, Finnish race car driver (d. 1986)
  • 1957 – Sikander Bakht, Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Simon McBurney, English actor and director
  • 1957 – Frank Serratore, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1958 – Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Ian Falconer, American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – Steve Levy, American lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Lane Smith, American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – Ruth Ann Swenson, American soprano and actress
  • 1960 – Georg Zellhofer, Austrian footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1963 – Miro Cerar, Slovenian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Slovenia
  • 1963 – Shock G, American rapper and producer
  • 1963 – Tiina Intelmann, Estonian lawyer and diplomat
  • 1964 – Azmin Ali, Malaysian mathematician and politician
  • 1964 – Maxim Kontsevich, Russian-American mathematician and academic
  • 1964 – Blair Underwood, American actor
  • 1964 – Joanne Whalley, English actress
  • 1965 – Cornelius Bennett, American football player
  • 1965 – Sanjeev Sharma, Indian cricketer and coach
  • 1966 – Albert Belle, American baseball player
  • 1966 – Derek Sherinian, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1967 – Jeff Tweedy, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
  • 1968 – Yuri Mitsui, Japanese actress, model, and race car driver
  • 1968 – Stuart Murdoch, Scottish singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Spider One, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1968 – Rachael Ray, American chef, author, and television host
  • 1968 – Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1969 – Olga Konkova, Norwegian-Russian pianist and composer
  • 1969 – Cameron Mathison, Canadian actor and television personality
  • 1969 – Catriona Matthew, Scottish golfer
  • 1969 – Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Rachel Shelley, English model and actress
  • 1970 – Doug Glanville, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Debbie Graham, American tennis player
  • 1970 – Robert Horry, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Adrian Lam, Papua New Guinean-Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1970 – Jo Dee Messina, American singer-songwriter
  • 1970 – Claudia Schiffer, German model and fashion designer
  • 1972 – Marvin Harrison, American football player
  • 1972 – Bryan Stoltenberg, American football player (d. 2013)
  • 1973 – Fatih Akın, German director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Pablo Ozuna, Dominican baseball player
  • 1975 – Brad Drew, Australian rugby league player
  • 1975 – Petria Thomas, Australian swimmer and coach
  • 1976 – Damon Jones, American basketball player and coach
  • 1976 – Javed Qadeer, Pakistani cricketer and coach
  • 1976 – Alexander Skarsgård, Swedish actor
  • 1977 – Masumi Asano, Japanese voice actress and producer
  • 1977 – Andy McDonald, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1978 – Kel Mitchell, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1978 – Robert Mohr, German rugby player
  • 1979 – Marlon Harewood, English footballer
  • 1979 – Philipp Mißfelder, German historian and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1979 – Deanna Nolan, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Neal Musser, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Rachel Bilson, American actress
  • 1981 – Jan-Berrie Burger, Namibian cricketer
  • 1981 – Camille Pin, French tennis player
  • 1982 – Jung Jung-suk, South Korean footballer
  • 1983 – James Rossiter, English race car driver
  • 1984 – Florian Mohr, German footballer
  • 1986 – Rodney Ferguson, American footballer
  • 1987 – Ollie Hancock, English race car driver
  • 1987 – Velimir Jovanović, Serbian footballer
  • 1987 – Blake Lively, American model and actress
  • 1987 – Amy Macdonald, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Logan Morrison, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Rona Nishliu, Kosovo-Albanian singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Justin Upton, American baseball player
  • 1987 – James Wesolowski, Australian footballer
  • 1988 – Angela Park, Brazilian-American golfer
  • 1989 – Hiram Mier, Mexican footballer
  • 1992 – Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1992 – Ricardo Rodriguez, Swiss footballer
  • 1992 – Courtney Conlogue, American professional surfer
  • 1994 – Edmunds Augstkalns, Latvian ice hockey player
  • 1994 – Josh Flitter, American actor

 

 

 

  • Deaths on August 25
  • AD 79 – Pliny the Elder, Roman commander and philosopher (b. 23)
  • 306 – Saint Maginus, Christian hermit and martyr from Tarragona
  • 383 – Gratian, Roman emperor (b. 359)
  • 471 – Gennadius I, patriarch of Constantinople
  • 766 – Constantine Podopagouros, Byzantine official
  • 766 – Strategios Podopagouros, Byzantine general
  • 1091 – Sisnando Davides, military leader
  • 1192 – Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
  • 1258 – George Mouzalon, regent of the Empire of Nicaea
  • 1270 – Louis IX of France (b. 1214)
  • 1270 – Alphonso of Brienne (b. c. 1225)
  • 1271 – Joan, Countess of Toulouse (b. 1220)
  • 1282 – Thomas de Cantilupe, English bishop and saint (b. 1218)
  • 1327 – Demasq Kaja, Chobanid
  • 1330 – Sir James Douglas, Scottish guerilla leader (b. 1286)
  • 1339 – Henry de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham (b. 1260)
  • 1368 – Andrea Orcagna, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect
  • 1482 – Margaret of Anjou (b. 1429)
  • 1554 – Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English soldier and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1473)
  • 1631 – Nicholas Hyde, Lord Chief Justice of England (b.c. 1572)
  • 1632 – Thomas Dekker, English author and playwright (b. 1572)
  • 1688 – Henry Morgan, Welsh admiral and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica (b. 1635)
  • 1699 – Christian V of Denmark (b. 1646)
  • 1711 – Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1656)
  • 1742 – Carlos Seixas, Portuguese organist and composer (b. 1704)
  • 1774 – Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer and educator (b. 1714)
  • 1776 – David Hume, Scottish economist, historian, and philosopher (b. 1711)
  • 1794 – Florimond Claude, Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Belgian-Austrian diplomat (b. 1727)
  • 1797 – Thomas Chittenden, Governor of the Vermont Republic (later 1st Governor of the State of Vermont) (b. 1730)
  • 1819 – James Watt, Scottish-English engineer and instrument maker (b. 1736)
  • 1822 – William Herschel, German-English astronomer and composer (b. 1738)
  • 1867 – Michael Faraday, English physicist and chemist (b. 1791)
  • 1882 – Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Estonian physician and author (b. 1803)
  • 1886 – Zinovios Valvis, Greek lawyer and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1791)
  • 1900 – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philologist, philosopher, and critic (b. 1844)
  • 1904 – Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter and lithographer (b. 1836)
  • 1908 – Henri Becquerel, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • 1921 – Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet and critic (b. 1886)
  • 1924 – Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general and politician (b. 1818)
  • 1925 – Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austrian field marshal (b. 1852)
  • 1930 – Frankie Campbell, American boxer (b. 1904)
  • 1938 – Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian pilot, explorer, and author (b. 1870)
  • 1939 – Babe Siebert, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1904)
  • 1940 – Prince Jean, Duke of Guise (b. 1874)
  • 1942 – Prince George, Duke of Kent (b. 1902)
  • 1945 – John Birch, American soldier and missionary (b. 1918)
  • 1956 – Alfred Kinsey, American biologist and academic (b. 1894)
  • 1965 – Moonlight Graham, American baseball player and physician (b. 1879)
  • 1967 – Stanley Bruce, Australian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)
  • 1967 – Oscar Cabalén, Argentine racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1967 – Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (b. 1895)
  • 1967 – George Lincoln Rockwell, American commander, politician, and activist, founded the American Nazi Party (b. 1918)
  • 1968 – Stan McCabe, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1910)
  • 1970 – Tachū Naitō, Japanese architect and engineer, designed the Tokyo Tower (b. 1886)
  • 1971 – Ted Lewis, American singer and clarinet player (b. 1890)
  • 1973 – Dezső Pattantyús-Ábrahám, Hungarian lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1875)
  • 1976 – Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
  • 1977 – Károly Kós, Hungarian architect, ethnologist, and politician (b. 1883)
  • 1979 – Stan Kenton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1911)
  • 1980 – Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1919)
  • 1981 – Nassos Kedrakas, Greek actor and cinematographer (b. 1915)
  • 1984 – Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 1984 – Viktor Chukarin, Ukrainian gymnast and coach (b. 1921)
  • 1984 – Waite Hoyt, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1899)
  • 1988 – Art Rooney, American businessman, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (b. 1901)
  • 1990 – Morley Callaghan, Canadian author and playwright (b. 1903)
  • 1995 – Doug Stegmeyer, American bass player and producer (b. 1951)
  • 1998 – Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and Supreme Court justice (b. 1907)
  • 1999 – Rob Fisher, English keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1956)
  • 2000 – Carl Barks, American author and illustrator (b. 1901)
  • 2000 – Frederick C. Bock, American soldier and pilot (b. 1918)
  • 2000 – Jack Nitzsche, American pianist, composer, and producer (b. 1937)
  • 2000 – Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2001 – Aaliyah, American singer and actress (b. 1979)
  • 2001 – Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2001 – Üzeyir Garih, Turkish engineer and businessman, co-founded Alarko Holding (b. 1929)
  • 2001 – Ken Tyrrell, English race car driver and businessman, founded Tyrrell Racing (b. 1924)
  • 2002 – Dorothy Hewett, Australian author and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – Tom Feelings, American author and illustrator (b. 1933)
  • 2005 – Peter Glotz, Czech-German academic and politician (b. 1939)
  • 2006 – Noor Hassanali, Trinidadian-Tobagonian lawyer and politician, 2nd President of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1918)
  • 2007 – Benjamin Aaron, American lawyer and scholar (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Ray Jones, English footballer (b. 1988)
  • 2008 – Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 2009 – Ted Kennedy, American politician (b. 1932)
  • 2009 – Mandé Sidibé, Malian economist and politician, Prime Minister of Mali (b. 1940)
  • 2011 – Lazar Mojsov, Macedonian politician (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Florencio Amarilla, Paraguayan footballer, coach, and actor (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Roberto González Barrera, Mexican banker and businessman (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Donald Gorrie, Scottish educator and politician (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Ciril Bergles, Slovene poet and translator (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – António Borges, Portuguese economist and banker (b. 1949)
  • 2013 – William Froug, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)
  • 2013 – Liu Fuzhi, Chinese academic and politician, 3rd Minister of Justice for China (b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Raghunath Panigrahi, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Brazilian footballer (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – William Greaves, American director and producer (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Marcel Masse, Canadian educator and politician, 29th Canadian Minister of National Defence (b. 1936)
  • 2014 – Nico M. M. Nibbering, Dutch chemist and academic (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Uziah Thompson, Jamaican-American drummer and producer (b. 1936)
  • 2014 – Enrique Zileri, Peruvian journalist and publisher (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – José María Benegas, Spanish lawyer and politician (b. 1948)
  • 2015 – Francis Sejersted, Norwegian historian and academic (b. 1936)
  • 2016 – Marvin Kaplan, American actor (b. 1927)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on August 25
  • Christian feast day:
    • Æbbe of Coldingham
    • Aredius
    • Genesius of Arles
    • Gregory of Utrecht
    • Joseph Calasanz
    • Louis IX of France
    • Menas of Constantinople
    • Patricia of Naples
  • Earliest day on which Father’s Day can fall, while August 31 is the latest; celebrated on the last Monday in August. (South Sudan)
  • Day of Songun (North Korea)
  • Independence Day (Uruguay), celebrates the independence of Uruguay from Brazil in 1825.
  • Liberation Day (France)
  • National Banana Split Day (United States)
  • National Whiskey Sour Day (United States)
  • Soldier’s Day (Brazil)

 

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