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  • What happened on October 25
  • September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 121 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on October 25
  • 285 (or 286) – Execution of Saints Crispin and Crispinian during the reign of Diocletian, now the patron saints of leather workers, curriers, and shoemakers.
  • 473 – Emperor Leo I acclaims his grandson Leo II as Caesar of the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1147 – Seljuk Turks defeat German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.
  • 1147 – Reconquista: After a siege of four months, crusader knights led by Afonso Henriques reconquered Lisbon.
  • 1415 – Hundred Years’ War: Henry V of England and his lightly armoured infantry and archers defeat the heavily armoured Frenchcavalry in the Battle of Agincourt on Saint Crispin’s Day.
  • 1616 – Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the West Australian coast.
  • 1747 – British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the Second Battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • 1760 – George III becomes King of Great Britain.
  • 1812 – War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigateHMS Macedonian.
  • 1822 – Greek War of Independence: The First Siege of Missolonghi begins.
  • 1828 – St Katharine Docks open in London.
  • 1854 – The Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
  • 1861 – The Toronto Stock Exchange is created.
  • 1900 – The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
  • 1920 – After 74 days on hunger strike in Brixton Prison, England, the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney dies.
  • 1924 – The Zinoviev letter, which Zinoviev himself denied writing, is published in the Daily Mail; the Labour party would later blame this letter for theConservatives’ landslide election win.
  • 1927 – The Italian luxury liner SS Principessa Mafalda sinks off the coast of Brazil, killing 314.
  • 1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
  • 1944 – Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich.
  • 1944 – The USS Tang under Richard O’Kane (the top American submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship’s own malfunctioning torpedo.
  • 1944 – World War II: Battle of Leyte Gulf: The largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets. Afterward is the first Kamikaze attack of the war.
  • 1945 – The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan’s surrender to the Allies.
  • 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council proving that Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.
  • 1971 – The United Nations seats the People’s Republic of China and expels the Republic of China (see political status of Taiwan and China and the United Nations).
  • 1977 – Digital Equipment Corporation releases OpenVMS V1.0.
  • 1980 – Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague.
  • 1983 – Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d’état.
  • 1995 – A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Grove, Illinois, killing seven students.
  • 1997 – After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou Nguesso proclaims himself the President of theRepublic of the Congo.
  • 2009 – The October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.

 

 

 

  • Births on October 25
  • 1102 – William Clito, French son of Sybilla of Conversano (d. 1128)
  • 1330 – Louis II, Count of Flanders (d. 1384)
  • 1510 – Renée of France (d. 1574)
  • 1683 – Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, English-Irish politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1757)
  • 1709 – Georg Gebel, German organist and composer (d. 1753)
  • 1759 – Maria Feodorovna, Russian wife of Paul I of Russia (d. 1828)
  • 1759 – William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1834)
  • 1767 – Benjamin Constant, Swiss-French philosopher and politician (d. 1830)
  • 1772 – Géraud Duroc, French general and diplomat (d. 1813)
  • 1782 – Levi Lincoln, Jr., American lawyer and politician, 13th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1868)
  • 1800 – Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, English poet, historian, and politician, Secretary at War (d. 1859)
  • 1802 – Richard Parkes Bonington, English painter (d. 1828)
  • 1802 – Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strongman (d. 1864)
  • 1806 – Max Stirner, German philosopher and author (d. 1856)
  • 1811 – Évariste Galois, French mathematician and theorist (d. 1832)
  • 1815 – Camillo Sivori, Italian virtuoso violinist and composer (d. 1894)
  • 1825 – Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer and educator (d. 1899)
  • 1838 – Georges Bizet, French pianist and composer (d. 1875)
  • 1840 – Helen Blanchard, American inventor (d. 1922)
  • 1856 – Dragutin Gorjanović-Kramberger, Croatian geologist, paleontologist, and archaeologist (d. 1936)
  • 1864 – John Francis Dodge, American businessman, co-founded the Dodge Company (d. 1920)
  • 1864 – Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian-American pianist and composer (d. 1956)
  • 1866 – Thomas Armat, American mechanic and inventor (d. 1948)
  • 1867 – Józef Dowbor-Muśnicki, Polish general (d. 1937)
  • 1868 – Dan Burke, American baseball player (d. 1933)
  • 1868 – Oskar Kallas, Estonian linguist and diplomat (d. 1946)
  • 1875 – Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, American author and educator (d. 1961)
  • 1881 – Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)
  • 1882 – John T. Flynn, American journalist and author (d. 1964)
  • 1882 – Tony Jackson, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1921)
  • 1886 – Leo G. Carroll, English-American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1888 – Richard E. Byrd, American admiral and pilot (d. 1957)
  • 1888 – Nils Dardel, Swedish-American painter (d. 1943)
  • 1889 – Abel Gance, French actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1889 – Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball player and coach (d. 1985)
  • 1891 – Charles Coughlin, Canadian-American priest and radio host (d. 1979)
  • 1892 – Nell Shipman, Canadian-American actress, screenwriter, and producer (d. 1970)
  • 1892 – Margaret Ingels, American mechanical engineer (d. 1971)
  • 1894 – Claude Cahun, French photographer and sculptor (d. 1954)
  • 1894 – Âşık Veysel Şatıroğlu, Turkish poet and songwriter (d. 1973)
  • 1895 – Levi Eshkol, Ukrainian-Israeli soldier and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1969)
  • 1900 – Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Nigerian educator and activist (d. 1978)
  • 1902 – Henry Steele Commager, American historian and author (d. 1998)
  • 1903 – Katharine Byron, American lawyer and politician (d. 1976)
  • 1903 – Harry Shoulberg, American painter and illustrator (d. 1995)
  • 1904 – Cemal Reşit Rey, Turkish pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1985)
  • 1904 – Denny Shute, American golfer (d. 1974)
  • 1908 – Edmond Pidoux, Swiss author and poet (d. 2004)
  • 1910 – William Higinbotham, American physicist and video game designer (d. 1994)
  • 1912 – Jack Kent Cooke, Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1997)
  • 1912 – Minnie Pearl, American entertainer and philanthropist (d. 1996)
  • 1913 – Klaus Barbie, German SS captain (d. 1991)
  • 1914 – John Berryman, American poet and scholar (d. 1972)
  • 1915 – Ivan M. Niven, Canadian-American mathematician and academic (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – Lee MacPhail, American baseball player and manager (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union (d. 2001)
  • 1918 – Chubby Jackson, American bassist and bandleader (d. 2003)
  • 1919 – Rico Alaniz, Mexican-born American film and television actor (d. 2015)
  • 1921 – Michael I of Romania
  • 1923 – Don Banks, Australian composer and educator (d. 1980)
  • 1923 – Beate Sirota Gordon, Austrian-American director and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Bobby Thomson, Scottish-American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1924 – Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1925 – Emmett Chappelle, American scientist and inventor
  • 1926 – Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter and sculptor (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – Jimmy Heath, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1926 – Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian-American soprano and actress (d. 2012)
  • 1927 – Barbara Cook, American singer and actress
  • 1927 – Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan lawyer and politician, 32nd President of Uruguay (d. 2016)
  • 1927 – Lawrence Kohlberg, American psychologist and author (d. 1987)
  • 1928 – Jeanne Cooper, American actress (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1928 – Peter Naur, Danish computer scientist, astronomer, and academic (d. 2016)
  • 1928 – Marion Ross, American actress
  • 1929 – Peter Loader, English cricketer (d. 2011)
  • 1930 – Harold Brodkey, American author and academic (d. 1996)
  • 1931 – Annie Girardot, French actress and singer (d. 2011)
  • 1931 – Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1933 – Ron Archer, Australian cricketer and businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1933 – Eugene Gordon Lee, American actor and singer (d. 2005)
  • 1934 – Joe Mercer, English jockey and manager
  • 1935 – Rusty Schweickart, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1935 – Sam Taylor, American singer-songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1936 – Martin Gilbert, English historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1936 – Masako Nozawa, Japanese actress and singer
  • 1937 – Roberto Menescal, Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1939 – Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player and coach (d. 2013)
  • 1939 – Fred Marcellino, American author and illustrator (d. 2001)
  • 1939 – Nikos Nikolaidis, Greek director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1939 – Robin Spry, Canadian director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1940 – Jimmy Herman, Canadian actor (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Bob Knight, American basketball player and coach
  • 1941 – Lynda Benglis, American sculptor and painter
  • 1941 – Helen Reddy, Australian-American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1941 – Anne Tyler, American author and critic
  • 1944 – Azizan Abdul Razak, Malaysian politician, 10th Menteri Besar of Kedah (d. 2013)
  • 1944 – Jon Anderson, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1944 – James Carville, American lawyer and political consultant
  • 1944 – Ron Coote, Australian rugby league player and businessman
  • 1944 – Fred Housego, Scottish-English taxi driver and game show host
  • 1944 – Kati Kovács, Hungarian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1945 – Peter Ledger, Australian-American painter and illustrator (d. 1994)
  • 1946 – Yazzie Johnson, Navajo artist
  • 1946 – Koji Yamamoto, Japanese baseball player and manager
  • 1947 – Coco Robicheaux, American singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1947 – Glenn Tipton, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1948 – Diana Burrell, English viola player and composer
  • 1948 – Dave Cowens, American basketball player and coach
  • 1948 – Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and author
  • 1948 – Dan Gable, American wrestler and coach
  • 1948 – Dan Issel, American basketball player and coach
  • 1949 – Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player and manager
  • 1949 – Walter Hyatt, American singer-songwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1950 – Max Krilich, Australian rugby league player
  • 1950 – Chris Norman, English singer-songwriter
  • 1951 – Richard Lloyd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Samir Geagea, Lebanese commander and politician
  • 1952 – Wendy Hall, English computer scientist, mathematician, and academic
  • 1952 – Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1953 – Mark McNulty, Zimbabwean-Irish golfer
  • 1953 – Muffin Spencer-Devlin, American golfer
  • 1954 – Mike Eruzione, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1954 – David Worrall, Australian composer and educator
  • 1955 – Glynis Barber, South African-English actress
  • 1955 – Danny Darwin, American baseball player and coach
  • 1955 – Robin Eubanks, American trombonist and educator
  • 1955 – Matthias Jabs, German guitarist and songwriter
  • 1956 – Jüri Mõis, Estonian businessman and politician, Estonian Minister of the Interior
  • 1957 – Nancy Cartwright, American voice actress
  • 1957 – Bernard Hogan-Howe, English police officer
  • 1958 – Philip A. Beachy, Canadian-American biochemist and academic
  • 1958 – Lynn Toler, American lawyer and judge
  • 1959 – Chrissy Amphlett, Australian singer-songwriter and actress (d. 2013)
  • 1960 – June Brigman, American illustrator
  • 1961 – Ward Burton, American race car driver
  • 1961 – Chad Smith, American drummer
  • 1961 – Janice Tanton, Canadian illustrator
  • 1962 – Steve Gainer, American cinematographer and songwriter
  • 1962 – Nick Hancock, English actor and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Steve Hodge, English footballer and manager
  • 1962 – Richard Lintern, British actor
  • 1962 – Darlene Vogel, American actress
  • 1962 – Roy Stuart, American photographer and director
  • 1963 – Dominic Dromgoole, English director, playwright, and critic
  • 1963 – John Levén, Swedish bass player and songwriter
  • 1963 – Tracy Nelson, American actress
  • 1964 – Michael Boatman, American actor
  • 1964 – Nicole, German singer
  • 1964 – Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor and singer
  • 1965 – Mathieu Amalric, French actor and director
  • 1965 – Claire Colebrook, Australian philosopher, theorist, and academic
  • 1965 – 2 Cold Scorpio, American wrestler
  • 1966 – Wendel Clark, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1966 – Perry Saturn, American wrestler
  • 1968 – Speech, American rapper
  • 1969 – Josef Beránek, Czech ice hockey player and coach
  • 1969 – Oleg Salenko, Russian footballer
  • 1969 – Alex Webster, American bass player
  • 1969 – Nika Futterman, American voice actress, comedian and singer
  • 1970 – J. A. Adande, American journalist and academic
  • 1970 – Peter Aerts, Dutch kick-boxer and mixed martial artist
  • 1970 – Adam Goldberg, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1970 – Adam Pascal, American actor and singer
  • 1970 – Ed Robertson, Canadian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1970 – Daniel Scheinhardt, German footballer
  • 1970 – Chely Wright, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1971 – Simon Charlton, English footballer and manager
  • 1971 – Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1971 – Neil Fallon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – Midori Gotō, Japanese-American violinist and educator
  • 1971 – Rosie Ledet, American singer-songwriter and accordion player
  • 1971 – Pedro Martínez, Dominican-American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Craig Robinson, American actor and singer
  • 1971 – Elif Şafak, French-Turkish journalist, author, and academic
  • 1972 – Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Lamont Bentley, American actor and rapper (d. 2005)
  • 1974 – Lee Byung-kyu, South Korean baseball player
  • 1974 – Goya Jaekel, German footballer
  • 1975 – Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1975 – Ryan Clement, American football player
  • 1975 – Zadie Smith, English author and academic
  • 1975 – Giorgos Tsalikis, Greek singer
  • 1976 – Steve Jones, Irish footballer
  • 1976 – Brett Kirk, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1977 – The Alchemist, American rapper, DJ, and producer
  • 1977 – Yehonathan Gatro, Israeli singer and actor
  • 1977 – Birgit Prinz, German footballer and psychologist
  • 1977 – Rakan Rushaidat, Croatian actor
  • 1977 – Kateryna Serebrianska, Ukrainian gymnast
  • 1978 – Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • 1978 – Markus Pöyhönen, Finnish sprinter
  • 1979 – Eddie Argos, English singer-songwriter
  • 1979 – Rob Hulse, English footballer
  • 1979 – Rosa Mendes, Canadian-American wrestler and model
  • 1979 – Tony Torcato, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Mehcad Brooks, American model and actor
  • 1980 – Hubert Radke, Polish basketball player
  • 1981 – Josh Henderson, American actor and singer
  • 1981 – Young Rome, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1981 – Austin Winkler, American singer-songwriter
  • 1981 – Jon Wood, American race car driver
  • 1981 – Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
  • 1982 – Jerome Carter, American football player
  • 1982 – Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Hotaru Akane, Japanese actress and activist
  • 1983 – Mirjam Liimask, Estonian hurdler
  • 1983 – Tim McGarigle, American football player
  • 1983 – Han Yeo-reum, South Korean actress
  • 1984 – Sara Lumholdt, Swedish singer and dancer
  • 1984 – Katy Perry, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1984 – Iván Ramis, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 – Ciara, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1985 – Kara Lynn Joyce, American swimmer
  • 1985 – Dani López, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 – Daniele Padelli, Italian footballer
  • 1985 – Ayahi Takagaki, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • 1986 – Eddie Gaven, American soccer player
  • 1986 – DJ Webstar, American DJ and producer
  • 1987 – Bill Amis, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Darron Gibson, Irish footballer
  • 1987 – Fabian Hambüchen, German gymnast
  • 1988 – Chandler Parsons, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Shane Edwards, Australian footballer
  • 1989 – David Hala, Australian rugby league player
  • 1989 – Ivan Marconi, Italian footballer
  • 1990 – Niall Donohue, Irish hurler (d. 2013)
  • 1990 – Wade Graham, Australian rugby league player
  • 1990 – Austin Peralta, American pianist and composer (d. 2012)
  • 1992 – Luke Parker, Australian footballer
  • 1993 – Ediz Yıldırımer, Turkish swimmer
  • 1994 – Jack Payne, English footballer
  • 1995 – Patrick McCaw, American basketball player

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 25
  • 625 – Pope Boniface V
  • 686 – Prince Ōtsu of Japan (b. 663)
  • 1047 – Magnus the Good, Norwegian king (b. 1024)
  • 1053 – Enguerrand II, Count of Ponthieu
  • 1154 – Stephen, King of England (b. 1096)
  • 1180 – John of Salisbury, French bishop (b. c. 1120)
  • 1200 – Conrad of Wittelsbach, German cardinal (b. 1120)
  • 1230 – Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Gloucester, English soldier (b. 1180)
  • 1292 – Robert Burnell, Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1349 – James III of Majorca (b. 1315)
  • 1359 – Beatrice of Castile, queen consort of Portugal (b. 1293)
  • 1400 – Geoffrey Chaucer, English philosopher, poet, and author (b. 1343)
  • 1415 – Charles I of Albret
  • 1415 – Philip II, Count of Nevers (b. 1389)
  • 1415 – Frederick I, Count of Vaudémont (b. 1371)
  • 1415 – Jean I, Duke of Alençon (b. 1385)
  • 1415 – Anthony, Duke of Brabant (b. 1384)
  • 1415 – Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk, English soldier (b. 1394)
  • 1415 – Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York, English politician (b. 1373)
  • 1415 – Dafydd Gam, Welsh nobleman (b. c. 1380)
  • 1478 – Catherine of Bosnia (b. 1425)
  • 1492 – Thaddeus McCarthy, Irish bishop (b. 1455)
  • 1495 – John II of Portugal (b. 1455)
  • 1514 – William Elphinstone, Scottish bishop and academic, founded University of Aberdeen (b. 1431)
  • 1555 – Olympia Fulvia Morata, Italian-German scholar and educator (b. 1526)
  • 1557 – William Cavendish, English courtier and civil servant (b. 1505)
  • 1647 – Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist and mathematician (b. 1608)
  • 1683 – William Scroggs, English judge and politician, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (b. 1623)
  • 1733 – Giovanni Girolamo Saccheri, Italian priest, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1667)
  • 1757 – Antoine Augustin Calmet, French monk and theologian (b. 1672)
  • 1760 – George II of Great Britain (b. 1683)
  • 1773 – Johann Georg Estor, German historian and theorist (b. 1699)
  • 1806 – Henry Knox, American general and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of War (b. 1750)
  • 1826 – Philippe Pinel, French physician and psychiatrist (b. 1745)
  • 1833 – Abbas Mirza, Persian prince (b. 1789)
  • 1852 – John C. Clark, American lawyer and politician (b. 1793)
  • 1879 – Nachum Kaplan, Belarusian rabbi and philanthropist (b. 1811)
  • 1889 – Émile Augier, French playwright (b. 1820)
  • 1895 – Charles Hallé, German-English pianist and conductor (b. 1819)
  • 1902 – Frank Norris, American journalist and novelist (b. 1870)
  • 1910 – Willie Anderson, Scottish-American golfer (b. 1878)
  • 1916 – William Merritt Chase, American painter and educator (b. 1849)
  • 1920 – Alexander of Greece (b. 1893)
  • 1920 – Terence MacSwiney, Irish playwright and politician, Lord Mayor of Cork (b. 1879)
  • 1921 – Bat Masterson, American lawman, buffalo hunter, and sport writer (b. 1853)
  • 1924 – Ziya Gökalp, Turkish sociologist, poet, and activist (b. 1876)
  • 1938 – Alfonsina Storni, Swiss-Argentinian poet and author (b. 1892)
  • 1941 – Franz von Werra, Swiss-German captain and pilot (b. 1914)
  • 1945 – Robert Ley, German politician (b. 1890)
  • 1949 – Mary Ackworth Orr Evershed, English astronomer and Dante scholar (b. 1867)
  • 1953 – Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist and academic (b. 1867)
  • 1957 – Albert Anastasia, Italian-American mob boss (b. 1902)
  • 1957 – Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, English-Irish author, poet, and playwright (b. 1878)
  • 1960 – Harry Ferguson, Irish-English engineer, founded the Ferguson Company (b. 1884)
  • 1963 – Roger Désormière, French conductor and composer (b. 1898)
  • 1967 – Margaret Ayer Barnes, American author and playwright (b. 1886)
  • 1969 – Ellinor Aiki, Estonian painter (b. 1893)
  • 1970 – Ülo Sooster, Estonian painter (b. 1924)
  • 1972 – Johnny Mantz, American racing driver (b. 1918)
  • 1973 – Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian runner (b. 1932)
  • 1973 – Cleo Moore, American actress (b. 1928)
  • 1973 – Robert Scholl, German accountant and politician (b. 1891)
  • 1974 – Fahrettin Altay, Turkish general (b. 1880)
  • 1975 – Vladimir Herzog, Brazilian journalist and activist (b. 1937)
  • 1976 – Raymond Queneau, French poet and author (b. 1903)
  • 1979 – Gerald Templer, English field marshal and politician, British High Commissioner in Malaya (b. 1898)
  • 1980 – Virgil Fox, American organist and educator (b. 1912)
  • 1980 – Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and songwriter (b. 1921)
  • 1982 – Arvid Wallman, Swedish diver (b. 1901)
  • 1985 – Gary Holton, English singer-songwriter (b. 1952)
  • 1986 – Forrest Tucker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1989 – Mary McCarthy, American novelist and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1991 – Bill Graham, German-American concert promoter (b. 1931)
  • 1992 – Roger Miller, American singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1936)
  • 1992 – Richard Pousette-Dart, American painter and educator (b. 1916)
  • 1993 – Danny Chan, Hong Kong singer-songwriter, producer, and actor (b. 1958)
  • 1993 – Vincent Price, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1994 – Kara Hultgreen, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1965)
  • 1994 – Mildred Natwick, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1995 – Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (b. 1920)
  • 1995 – Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (b. 1918)
  • 1998 – Warren Wiebe, American singer and bass player (b. 1953)
  • 1999 – Payne Stewart, American golfer (b. 1957)
  • 2000 – Mochitsura Hashimoto, Japanese commander (b. 1909)
  • 2000 – Nejat Saydam, Turkish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2002 – Richard Harris, Irish actor and singer (b. 1930)
  • 2002 – René Thom, French mathematician and biologist (b. 1923)
  • 2002 – Paul Wellstone, American academic and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2003 – Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian spiritual leader and philosopher (b. 1920)
  • 2003 – Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish skier and technician (b. 1925)
  • 2003 – Behram Kurşunoğlu, Turkish-American physicist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2003 – Robert Strassburg, American conductor and composer (b. 1915)
  • 2004 – John Peel, English radio host and producer (b. 1939)
  • 2005 – Wellington Mara, American commander and businessman (b. 1916)
  • 2010 – Lisa Blount, American actress (b. 1957)
  • 2010 – Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican-English singer-songwriter (b. 1951)
  • 2010 – Vesna Parun, Croatian poet and author (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Jacques Barzun, French-American historian and author (b. 1907)
  • 2012 – Jaspal Bhatti, Indian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2012 – John Connelly, English footballer (b. 1938)
  • 2012 – Aung Gyi, Burmese general and politician (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Les Mueller, American baseball player (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Emanuel Steward, American boxer, trainer, and sportscaster (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Ron Ackland, New Zealand rugby player and coach (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Arthur Danto, American philosopher and critic (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Nicholas Hunt, Welsh-English admiral (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Hal Needham, American actor, stuntman, director, and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Paul Reichmann, Austrian-Canadian businessman, founded Olympia and York (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Bill Sharman, American basketball player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Marcia Wallace, American actress and comedian (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Jack Bruce, Scottish-English singer-songwriter and bass player (b. 1943)
  • 2014 – Carlos Morales Troncoso, Dominican lawyer and politician, 34th Vice President of the Dominican Republic (b. 1940)
  • 2015 – David Cesarani, English historian and author (b. 1956)
  • 2015 – Lisa Jardine, English historian, author, and academic (b. 1944)
  • 2015 – Cecil Lolo, South African footballer (b. 1988)
  • 2015 – Flip Saunders, American basketball player and coach (b. 1955)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 25
  • Armed Forces Day (Romania)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Blessed Carlo Gnocchi
    • Blessed Thaddeus McCarthy
    • Crysanthus and Daria (Western Christianity)
    • Crispin and Crispinian
    • The Six Welsh Martyrs and companions (in Wales)
    • Gaudentius of Brescia
    • Minias of Florence
    • Mar Nestorius
    • The Hallowing of Nestorius
    • October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Nevada Day can fall, while October 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Friday in October. (Nevada)
  • Earliest day on which October Holiday can fall, while October 31 is the latest; observed on last Monday in October. (Ireland)
  • Earliest day on which Teacher’s Day (Australia) can fall, while October 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Friday in October. (Australia)
  • Constitution Day (Lithuania)
  • Customs Officer’s Day (Russia)
  • Day of the Basque Country (Basque Country)
  • Retrocession Day (Taiwan)
  • Sovereignty Day (Slovenia)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Grenada)

 

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