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August 25 Events - World Wide

August 25 holds the distinction of being the 237th day of the Gregorian calendar year, or the 238th day in the case of a leap year. With the passage of this day, there are 128 days that follow, leading toward the culmination of the year.

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Events List - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 19 – Germanicus, the Roman general, meets his demise near Antioch under mysterious circumstances. His death is suspected to be a result of poisoning orchestrated by the Syrian governor, Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso. Germanicus had previously ordered Piso to depart the province.
  • 766 – Emperor Constantine V faces a treacherous conspiracy against him, leading to a significant event where he exposes and humiliates nineteen prominent officials involved. The instigators of the plot, Constantine Podopagouros and his brother Strategios, meet their end through execution.
  • 1248 – The city of Ommen in the Netherlands is granted valuable city rights and fortification privileges by Otto III, the Archbishop of Utrecht, bolstering its status and authority.
  • 1258 – A coup orchestrated by the aristocratic faction led by Michael VIII Palaiologos takes the lives of Regent George Mouzalon and his siblings. This upheaval sets the stage for Michael VIII Palaiologos to eventually seize the throne of the Empire of Nicaea.
  • 1270 – Amidst battling dysentery, Philip III ascends to the throne of France after the passing of his father, Louis IX, during the Eighth Crusade. Meanwhile, Charles I of Naples, his uncle, is compelled to initiate peace negotiations with Muhammad I al-Mustansir, the Hafsid Sultan of Tunis.
  • 1537 – The formation of the Honourable Artillery Company marks a historic moment in the British Army’s annals. As the oldest surviving regiment and the second most senior, its establishment adds a chapter to the military legacy.
  • 1543 – António Mota, accompanied by a select group of companions, achieves a significant milestone as the first European visitors to Japan, heralding the beginning of a new era of interaction.
  • 1580 – The Battle of Alcântara culminates in a Spanish victory during the War of the Portuguese Succession. This triumph paves the way for the Iberian Union, uniting Spain and Portugal in a consequential alliance.

1601–1900

  • 1609 – Venetian lawmakers are introduced to Galileo Galilei’s inaugural telescope demonstration, marking a pivotal moment in scientific discovery.
  • 1630 – The Kingdom of Kandy emerges victorious over Portuguese forces in the Battle of Randeniwela, a significant event in Sri Lanka’s history.
  • 1758 – In the midst of the Seven Years’ War, Frederick II of Prussia secures a triumphant outcome by defeating the Russian army in the Battle of Zorndorf.
  • 1814 – During the Burning of Washington in the War of 1812, British troops set ablaze notable institutions like the Library of Congress, United States Treasury, and Department of War, casting a shadow over the nation’s capital.
  • 1823 – American fur trapper Hugh Glass confronts a grizzly bear in a brutal encounter while on an expedition across South Dakota’s rugged terrain.
  • 1825 – Uruguay’s path to sovereignty gains momentum as the Thirty-Three Orientals proclaim the nation’s independence from Brazil.
  • 1830 – The spark of the Belgian Revolution is ignited, marking the commencement of a pivotal historical movement.
  • 1835 – The New York Sun publishes its initial Great Moon Hoax article, captivating readers with a fictitious account of life and civilization found on the Moon.
  • 1875 – Captain Matthew Webb embarks on a remarkable feat, becoming the first individual to successfully swim across the English Channel. The arduous journey spans from Dover, England, to Calais, France, lasting 21 hours and 45 minutes.
  • 1883 – France and Viet Nam sign the Treaty of Huế, establishing a French protectorate over Annam and Tonkin, thereby altering the geopolitical landscape.
  • 1894 – Kitasato Shibasaburō makes a groundbreaking discovery by identifying the infectious agent responsible for the bubonic plague. His significant findings are published in The Lancet, a milestone in medical understanding.

1901–present

  • 1904 – The Battle of Liaoyang marks the commencement of hostilities in the Russo-Japanese War.
  • 1912 – The first founding of the Kuomintang takes place in Peking (now Beijing), establishing a pivotal political entity.
  • 1914 – Amidst the outbreak of World War I, Japan declares war on Austria-Hungary, contributing to the global conflict.
  • 1914 – In the grim context of World War I, the German Army deliberately destroys the library of the Catholic University of Leuven, resulting in the loss of countless priceless volumes and manuscripts.
  • 1916 – The United States National Park Service is established, laying the foundation for the conservation and protection of natural treasures.
  • 1920 – The Polish–Soviet War culminates with the end of the Battle of Warsaw, culminating in the Red Army’s defeat.
  • 1933 – A catastrophic earthquake, known as the Diexi earthquake, strikes Mao County in Sichuan, China, causing immense devastation and claiming thousands of lives.
  • 1939 – The Irish Republican Army carries out the Coventry bombing, resulting in the loss of civilian lives.
  • 1939 – The United Kingdom and Poland forge a military alliance aimed at safeguarding Poland from potential foreign invasion.
  • 1940 – In the throes of World War II, the British Royal Air Force conducts its inaugural Bombing of Berlin against German targets.
  • 1941 – During World War II, the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran unfolds as the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union jointly stage a military operation in the Imperial State of Iran.
  • 1942 – Amidst World War II, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons enters its second day as an Allied air attack halts a Japanese naval transport convoy bound for Guadalcanal.
  • 1942 – The Battle of Milne Bay begins during World War II, as Japanese marines initiate an assault on Allied airfields in New Guinea.
  • 1944 – The Allies achieve a momentous victory as they liberate Paris from occupation during World War II.
  • 1945 – In the aftermath of World War II, U.S. intelligence officer John Birch is tragically killed by armed supporters of the Chinese Communist Party, becoming a symbolic figure in the emerging Cold War.
  • 1945 – The August Revolution in Vietnam concludes with the abdication of Emperor Bảo Đại, effectively marking the end of the Nguyễn dynasty.
  • 1948 – The House Un-American Activities Committee conducts its first televised congressional hearing, which comes to be known as “Confrontation Day.”
  • 1950 – In response to a threatened strike during the Korean War, President Truman orders the seizure of control over the nation’s railroads.
  • 1958 – The world witnesses the introduction of the first publicly marketed instant noodles, Chikin Ramen, by Taiwanese-Japanese businessman Momofuku Ando.
  • 1960 – The Games of the XVII Olympiad commence in Rome, Italy, bringing together athletes from around the world.
  • 1961 – Brazilian President Jânio Quadros resigns, sparking a political crisis culminating in a military coup in 1964.
  • 1967 – George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, meets his demise at the hands of a former member of his organization.
  • 1980 – Zimbabwe becomes a member of the United Nations, further solidifying its international standing.
  • 1981 – Voyager 2 spacecraft reaches its closest proximity to Saturn, yielding valuable insights into the planet’s mysteries.
  • 1985 – Tragedy strikes as Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808 crashes near Auburn, Maine, leading to the loss of all eight occupants, including peace activist Samantha Smith.
  • 1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft attains its closest encounter with Neptune, the Solar System’s last planet at the time.
  • 1989 – Pakistan International Airlines Flight 404 mysteriously disappears over the Himalayas after departing from Gilgit Airport in Pakistan.
  • 1991 – Belarus emerges as an independent nation following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
  • 1991 – The Battle of Vukovar begins as the Yugoslav People’s Army initiates an 87-day siege of Vukovar during the Croatian War of Independence.
  • 1991 – Linus Torvalds announces the creation of the first version of Linux, setting the stage for a revolutionary open-source operating system.
  • 1997 – Egon Krenz, former East German leader, is convicted for his role in the Berlin Wall’s shoot-to-kill policy.
  • 2001 – American singer Aaliyah and members of her record company perish in a plane crash shortly after takeoff from Marsh Harbour Airport in the Bahamas.
  • 2003 – NASA successfully launches the Spitzer Space Telescope into orbit, opening new vistas in space exploration.
  • 2005 – Hurricane Katrina makes landfall in Florida, eventually leading to widespread devastation in the Gulf Coast region.
  • 2006 – Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to imprisonment for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion.
  • 2011 – A tragic arson attack orchestrated by members of the drug cartel Los Zetas claims the lives of fifty-two individuals.
  • 2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft crosses into interstellar space, becoming the first human-made object to achieve this milestone.
  • 2017 – Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, makes landfall in Texas, causing significant destruction and displacing numerous residents.
  • 2017 – The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army carries out multiple attacks, leading Myanmar and Malaysia to designate the group as a terrorist organization amidst the ongoing Conflict in Rakhine State.

Births List - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • 1467 – Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, the 2nd Duke of Alburquerque, a Spanish nobleman (d. 1526)
  • 1491 – Innocenzo Cybo, an Italian cardinal renowned for his contributions (d. 1550)
  • 1509 – Ippolito II d’Este, an influential Italian cardinal and statesman (d. 1572)
  • 1530 – Ivan the Terrible, a significant Russian ruler known for his reign (d. 1584)
  • 1540 – Lady Catherine Grey, an esteemed English noblewoman of her time (d. 1568)
  • 1561 – Philippe van Lansberge, a Dutch astronomer and mathematician of note (d. 1632)

1601–1900

  • 1605 – Philipp Moritz, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg, a notable German nobleman (d. 1638)
  • 1624 – François de la Chaise, a French priest with a lasting impact (d. 1709)
  • 1662 – John Leverett the Younger, an American lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1724)
  • 1707 – Louis I of Spain, a monarch who ruled during a significant period (d. 1724)
  • 1724 – George Stubbs, an English painter known for his artistic contributions (d. 1806)
  • 1741 – Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, a German theologian and author of his time (d. 1792)
  • 1744 – Johann Gottfried Herder, a notable German poet, philosopher, and critic (d. 1803)
  • 1758 – Franz Teyber, an Austrian organist and composer (d. 1810)
  • 1767 – Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, a prominent French soldier and politician (d. 1794)
  • 1776 – Thomas Bladen Capel, an English admiral with a significant career (d. 1853)
  • 1786 – Ludwig I of Bavaria, a king who left his mark on Bavaria (d. 1868)
  • 1793 – John Neal, an American writer, critic, and activist (d. 1876)
  • 1796 – James Lick, an American carpenter and piano builder (d. 1876)
  • 1802 – Nikolaus Lenau, a Romanian-Austrian poet and author (d. 1850)
  • 1803 – Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias, a notable figure in Brazilian history (d. 1880)
  • 1812 – Nikolay Zinin, a renowned Russian organic chemist (d. 1880)
  • 1817 – Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, a French nun and saint, known for her religious contributions (d. 1898)
  • 1819 – Allan Pinkerton, a Scottish-American detective and spy (d. 1884)
  • 1829 – Carlo Acton, an Italian pianist and composer (d. 1909)
  • 1836 – Bret Harte, an American short story writer and poet (d. 1902)
  • 1840 – George C. Magoun, an American businessman (d. 1893)
  • 1841 – Emil Theodor Kocher, a Swiss physician and Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1917)
  • 1845 – Ludwig II of Bavaria, a king with an intriguing legacy (d. 1886)
  • 1850 – Charles Richet, a French physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate, and occultist (d. 1935)
  • 1867 – James W. Gerard, an American lawyer and diplomat (d. 1951)
  • 1869 – Tom Kiely, a British-Irish decathlete (d. 1951)
  • 1877 – Joshua Lionel Cowen, an American businessman who co-founded the Lionel Corporation (d. 1965)
  • 1878 – Ted Birnie, an English footballer and manager (d. 1935)
  • 1882 – Seán T. O’Kelly, an Irish journalist and politician, who became the 2nd President of Ireland (d. 1966)
  • 1889 – Alexander Mair, an Australian politician who served as the 26th Premier of New South Wales (d. 1969)
  • 1891 – David Shimoni, a Belarusian-Israeli poet and translator (d. 1956)
  • 1893 – Henry Trendley Dean, an American dentist (d. 1962)
  • 1898 – Helmut Hasse, a German mathematician and academic (d. 1975)
  • 1898 – Arthur Wood, an English cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1899 – Paul Herman Buck, an American historian and author (d. 1978)
  • 1900 – Isobel Hogg Kerr Beattie, a Scottish architect (d. 1970)
  • 1900 – Hans Adolf Krebs, a German physician and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)

1901–present

  • 1902 – Stefan Wolpe, a composer and educator of German-American descent (d. 1972)
  • 1903 – Arpad Elo, a Hungarian-American chess player renowned for creating the Elo rating system (d. 1992)
  • 1905 – Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun and saint (d. 1938)
  • 1906 – Jim Smith, an English cricketer (d. 1979)
  • 1909 – Ruby Keeler, a Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1993)
  • 1909 – Michael Rennie, an English actor and producer (d. 1971)
  • 1910 – George Cisar, an American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1910 – Dorothea Tanning, an American painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2012)
  • 1911 – Võ Nguyên Giáp, a Vietnamese general and politician, the 3rd Minister of Defence for Vietnam (d. 2013)
  • 1912 – Erich Honecker, a German politician (d. 1994)
  • 1913 – Don DeFore, an American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1913 – Walt Kelly, an American illustrator and animator (d. 1973)
  • 1916 – Van Johnson, an American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1916 – Frederick Chapman Robbins, an American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1916 – Saburō Sakai, a Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 2000)
  • 1917 – Mel Ferrer, an American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Leonard Bernstein, an American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
  • 1918 – Richard Greene, an English actor (d. 1985)
  • 1919 – William P. Foster, an American bandleader and educator (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – George Wallace, an American lawyer and politician, the 45th Governor of Alabama (d. 1998)
  • 1919 – Jaap Rijks, a Dutch Olympic medalist (d. 2017)
  • 1921 – Monty Hall, a Canadian television personality and game show host (d. 2017)
  • 1921 – Bryce Mackasey, a Canadian businessman and politician, the 20th Canadian Minister of Labour (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Brian Moore, a Northern Irish-Canadian author and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1923 – Álvaro Mutis, a Colombian-Mexican author and poet (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Allyre Sirois, a Canadian lawyer and judge (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Zsuzsa Körmöczy, a Hungarian tennis player and coach (d. 2006)
  • 1925 – Thea Astley, an Australian journalist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1925 – Hilmar Hoffmann, a German film and culture academic (d. 2018)
  • 1925 – Stepas Butautas, a Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1927 – Althea Gibson, an American tennis player and golfer (d. 2003)
  • 1927 – Des Renford, an Australian swimmer (d. 1999)
  • 1928 – John “Kayo” Dottley, an American football player (d. 2018)
  • 1928 – Darrell Johnson, an American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1928 – Karl Korte, an American composer and academic (d. 2022)
  • 1928 – Herbert Kroemer, a German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1930 – Sean Connery, a Scottish actor and producer (d. 2020)
  • 1930 – György Enyedi, a Hungarian economist and geographer (d. 2012)
  • 1930 – Graham Jarvis, a Canadian actor (d. 2003)
  • 1930 – Crispin Tickell, an English academic and diplomat (d. 2022)
  • 1931 – Regis Philbin, an American actor and television host (d. 2020)
  • 1932 – Anatoly Kartashov, a Soviet aviator and cosmonaut (d. 2005)
  • 1933 – Patrick F. McManus, an American journalist and author (d. 2018)
  • 1933 – Wayne Shorter, an American saxophonist and composer (d. 2023)
  • 1933 – Tom Skerritt, an American actor
  • 1934 – Lise Bacon, a Canadian judge and politician, Deputy Premier of Quebec
  • 1934 – Eddie Ilarde, a Filipino journalist and politician (d. 2020)
  • 1935 – Charles Wright, an American poet
  • 1936 – Giridharilal Kedia, an Indian businessman who founded the Image Institute of Technology & Management (d. 2009)
  • 1937 – Jimmy Hannan, an Australian television host and singer (d. 2019)
  • 1937 – Virginia Euwer Wolff, an American author
  • 1938 – David Canary, an American actor (d. 2015)
  • 1938 – Frederick Forsyth, an English journalist and author
  • 1939 – John Badham, an English-American actor, director, and producer
  • 1940 – Wilhelm von Homburg, a German boxer and actor (d. 2004)
  • 1941 – Marshall Brickman, a Brazilian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1941 – Mario Corso, an Italian footballer and coach (d. 2020)
  • 1941 – Ludwig Müller, a German footballer (d. 2021)
  • 1942 – Nathan Deal, an American lawyer and politician, the 82nd Governor of Georgia
  • 1942 – Ivan Koloff, a Canadian wrestler (d. 2017)
  • 1944 – Conrad Black, a Canadian historian and author
  • 1944 – Jacques Demers, a Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and politician
  • 1944 – Anthony Heald, an American actor
  • 1944 – Andrew Longmore, a British lawyer and judge
  • 1945 – Daniel Hulet, a Belgian cartoonist (d. 2011)
  • 1945 – Hannah Louise Shearer, an American screenwriter and producer
  • 1946 – Rollie Fingers, an American baseball player
  • 1946 – Charles Ghigna, an American poet and author
  • 1946 – Charlie Sanders, an American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1947 – Michael Kaluta, an American author and illustrator
  • 1947 – Keith Tippett, a British jazz pianist and composer (d. 2020)
  • 1948 – Ledward Kaapana, an American singer and guitarist
  • 1948 – Nicholas A. Peppas, a Greek chemist and biologist
  • 1949 – Martin Amis, a British novelist (d. 2023)
  • 1949 – Rijkman Groenink, a Dutch banker and academic
  • 1949 – John Savage, an American actor and producer
  • 1949 – Gene Simmons, an Israeli-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1950 – Willy DeVille, an American singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1950 – Charles Fambrough, an American bassist, composer, and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1951 – Rob Halford, an English heavy metal singer-songwriter
  • 1951 – Bill Handel, a Brazilian-American lawyer and radio host
  • 1952 – Kurban Berdyev, a Turkmen footballer and manager
  • 1952 – Geoff Downes, an English keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1952 – Duleep Mendis, a Sri Lankan cricketer and coach
  • 1954 – Elvis Costello, an English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1954 – Jim Wallace, Baron Wallace of Tankerness, a Scottish lawyer and politician, First Minister of Scotland
  • 1955 – John McGeoch, a Scottish guitarist (d. 2004)
  • 1955 – Gerd Müller, a German businessman and politician
  • 1956 – Matt Aitken, an English songwriter and record producer
  • 1956 – Takeshi Okada, a Japanese footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1956 – Henri Toivonen, a Finnish race car driver (d. 1986)
  • 1957 – Sikander Bakht, a Pakistani cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Simon McBurney, an English actor and director
  • 1957 – Frank Serratore, an American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1958 – Tim Burton, an American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Christian LeBlanc, an American actor
  • 1959 – Ian Falconer, an American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – Steve Levy, an American lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Bernardo Rezende, a Brazilian volleyball coach and player
  • 1959 – Lane Smith, an American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – Ruth Ann Swenson, an American soprano and actress
  • 1960 – Ashley Crow, an American actress
  • 1960 – Georg Zellhofer, an Austrian footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Billy Ray Cyrus, an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1961 – Dave Tippett, a Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1961 – Ally Walker, an American actress
  • 1961 – Joanne Whalley, an English actress
  • 1962 – Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi author
  • 1962 – Theresa Andrews, an American competition swimmer and Olympic champion
  • 1962 – Vivian Campbell, a Northern Irish rock guitarist and songwriter
  • 1962 – Michael Zorc, a German footballer
  • 1963 – Miro Cerar, a Slovenian lawyer and politician, the 8th Prime Minister of Slovenia
  • 1963 – Shock G, an American rapper and producer (d. 2021)
  • 1963 – Tiina Intelmann, an Estonian lawyer and diplomat
  • 1964 – Azmin Ali, a Malaysian mathematician and politician
  • 1964 – Maxim Kontsevich, a Russian-American mathematician and academic
  • 1964 – Blair Underwood, an American actor
  • 1965 – Cornelius Bennett, an American football player
  • 1965 – Sanjeev Sharma, an Indian cricketer and coach
  • 1965 – Mia Zapata, an American singer (d. 1993)
  • 1966 – Albert Belle, an American baseball player
  • 1966 – Robert Maschio, an American actor
  • 1966 – Derek Sherinian, an American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1966 – Terminator X, an American hip-hop DJ
  • 1967 – Tom Hollander, an English actor
  • 1967 – Jeff Tweedy, an American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
  • 1968 – David Alan Basche, an American actor
  • 1968 – Yuri Mitsui, a Japanese actress, model, and race car driver
  • 1968 – Stuart Murdoch, a Scottish singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Spider One, an American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1968 – Rachael Ray, an American chef, author, and television host
  • 1968 – Takeshi Ueda, a Japanese singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1969 – Olga Konkova, a Norwegian-Russian pianist and composer
  • 1969 – Cameron Mathison, a Canadian actor and television personality
  • 1969 – Catriona Matthew, a Scottish golfer
  • 1969 – Vivek Razdan, an Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Doug Glanville, an American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Debbie Graham, an American tennis player
  • 1970 – Robert Horry, an American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Adrian Lam, a Papua New Guinean-Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1970 – Jo Dee Messina, an American singer-songwriter
  • 1970 – Claudia Schiffer, a German model and fashion designer
  • 1971 – Jason Death, an Australian rugby league player
  • 1971 – Nathan Page, an Australian actor
  • 1972 – Marvin Harrison, an American football player
  • 1973 – Fatih Akın, a German director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1974 – Eric Millegan, an American actor
  • 1974 – Pablo Ozuna, a Dominican baseball player
  • 1975 – Brad Drew, an Australian rugby league player
  • 1975 – Petria Thomas, an Australian swimmer and coach
  • 1976 – Damon Jones, an American basketball player and coach
  • 1976 – Javed Qadeer, a Pakistani cricketer and coach
  • 1976 – Alexander Skarsgård, a Swedish actor
  • 1977 – Masumi Asano, a Japanese voice actress and producer
  • 1977 – Andy McDonald, a Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Jonathan Togo, an American actor
  • 1978 – Kel Mitchell, an American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1978 – Robert Mohr, a German rugby player
  • 1979 – Marlon Harewood, an English footballer
  • 1979 – Philipp Mißfelder, a German historian and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1979 – Deanna Nolan, an American basketball player
  • 1981 – Rachel Bilson, an American actress
  • 1981 – Jan-Berrie Burger, a Namibian cricketer
  • 1981 – Camille Pin, a French tennis player
  • 1982 – Jung Jung-suk, a South Korean footballer (d. 2011)
  • 1982 – Nick Schultz, a Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – James Rossiter, an English race car driver
  • 1984 – Florian Mohr, a German footballer
  • 1984 – Anya Monzikova, a Russian-American model and actress
  • 1986 – Rodney Ferguson, an American footballer
  • 1987 – Stacey Farber, a Canadian actress
  • 1987 – Velimir Jovanović, a Serbian footballer
  • 1987 – Blake Lively, an American model and actress
  • 1987 – Amy Macdonald, a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1987 – Justin Upton, an American baseball player
  • 1987 – Adam Warren, an American baseball player
  • 1987 – James Wesolowski, an Australian footballer
  • 1988 – Angela Park, a Brazilian-American golfer
  • 1988 – Giga Chikadze, a Georgian mixed martial artist and kickboxer
  • 1989 – Hiram Mier, a Mexican footballer
  • 1990 – Max Muncy, an American baseball player
  • 1992 – Miyabi Natsuyaki, a Japanese singer and actress
  • 1992 – Ricardo Rodriguez, a Swiss footballer
  • 1994 – Edmunds Augstkalns, a Latvian ice hockey player
  • 1994 – Caris LeVert, an American basketball player
  • 1998 – China Anne McClain, an American actress and singer
  • 2003 – Rebeka Jančová, a Slovak alpine ski racer
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August 25 Death - World Wide

Pre-1600

  • AD 79 – Pliny the Elder, a Roman commander and philosopher (b. 23)
  • 274 – Yang Yan, an empress of the Jin Dynasty (b. 238)
  • 306 – Saint Maginus, a Christian hermit and martyr from Tarragona
  • 383 – Gratian, a Roman emperor (b. 359)
  • 471 – Gennadius I, the patriarch of Constantinople
  • 766 – Constantine Podopagouros, a Byzantine official
  • 766 – Strategios Podopagouros, a Byzantine general
  • 985 – Dietrich of Haldensleben, a German margrave
  • 1091 – Sisnando Davides, a military leader
  • 1192 – Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1142)
  • 1258 – George Mouzalon, a 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, an English bishop and saint (b. 1218)
  • 1322 – Beatrice of Silesia, a queen consort of Germany (b. c. 1292)
  • 1327 – Demasq Kaja, a Chobanid
  • 1330 – Sir James Douglas, a Scottish guerrilla leader (b. 1286)
  • 1339 – Henry de Cobham, 1st Baron Cobham (b. 1260)
  • 1368 – Andrea Orcagna, an Italian painter, sculptor, and architect
  • 1482 – Margaret of Anjou (b. 1429)
  • 1485 – William Catesby, a supporter of Richard III (b. 1450)
  • 1554 – Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, an English soldier and politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1473)
  • 1592 – William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (b. 1532)

1601–1900

  • 1603 – Ahmad al-Mansur, Sultan of the Saadi dynasty (b. 1549)
  • 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 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)
  • 1892 – William Champ, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1808)
  • 1900 – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philologist, philosopher, and critic (b. 1844)

1901–present

  • 1904 – Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter and lithographer (b. 1836)
  • 1908 – Henri Becquerel, French physicist and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1852)
  • 1916 – Mary Tappan Wright, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1851)
  • 1921 – Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet and critic (b. 1886)
  • 1924 – Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general and politician (b. 1818)
  • 1924 – Velma Caldwell Melville, American editor, and writer of prose and poetry (b. 1858)
  • 1925 – Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austrian field marshal (b. 1852)
  • 1930 – Frankie Campbell, American boxer (b. 1904)
  • 1931 – Dorothea Fairbridge, South African author and co-founder of Guild of Loyal Women (b. 1862)
  • 1936 – Juliette Adam, French author (b. 1836)
  • 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)
  • 1966 – Lao She, Chinese novelist and dramatist (b. 1899)
  • 1967 – Stanley Bruce, Australian lawyer and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1883)
  • 1967 – Oscar Cabalén, Argentine race car 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)
  • 1969 – Robert Cosgrove, Australian politician, 30th Premier of Tasmania (b. 1884)
  • 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)
  • 1982 – Anna German, Polish singer (b. 1936)
  • 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 – Ahmad Faraz, Pakistani poet (b. 1931)
  • 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 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)
  • 2017 – Rich Piana, American bodybuilder (b. 1971)
  • 2018 – John McCain, American politician (b. 1936)
  • 2019 – Ferdinand Piëch, Austrian business magnate and engineer (b. 1937)
  • 2022 – Mable John, American blues vocalist (b. 1930)

25 August Holidays- World Wide

Christian observances on this day include:
– Æbbe of Coldingham
– Aredius
– Genesius of Arles
– Genesius of Rome
– Ginés de la Jara (or Genesius of Cartagena)
– Gregory of Utrecht
– Joseph Calasanz
– Louis IX of France
– Blessed Ludovicus Baba
– Blessed Ludovicus Sasada
– Blessed Luis Sotelo
– Menas of Constantinople
– Blessed Miguel de Carvalho
– Patricia of Naples
– Blessed Pedro Vásquez
– Thomas de Cantilupe (or of Hereford)

Also, noteworthy observances include:
– August 25 in the Eastern Orthodox liturgical calendar
– Day of Songun in North Korea
– Independence Day in Uruguay, commemorating the nation’s independence from Brazil in 1825.
– Soldier’s Day in Brazil

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