Greeting Cards, Calendar with holidays, quotes and wishes for every occasion - webplus.info
Remind me about calendar occasions Remind me of calendar occasions

Saturday 25 August 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

← August 24 Events

August 25 Events

August 26 Events →

Events

  • 2017 – Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004. The storm causes catastrophic flooding throughout much of eastern Texas, killing 82 people and causing $70–200 billion in damage.
  • 2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.
  • 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.
  • 1991 – Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
  • 1967 – George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, is assassinated by a former member of his group.
  • 1948 – The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.
  • 1945 – Ten days after World War II ends with Japan announcing its surrender, armed supporters of the Chinese Communist Party kill U.S. intelligence officer John Birch, regarded by some of the American right as the first victim of the Cold War.
  • 1940 – World War II: The first Bombing of Berlin by the British Royal Air Force.
  • 1916 – The United States National Park Service is created.
  • 1894 – Kitasato Shibasaburō discovers the infectious agent of the bubonic plague and publishes his findings in The Lancet.
  • 1875 – Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel, traveling from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in 22 hours.
  • 1835 – The first Great Moon Hoax article is published in The New York Sun, announcing the discovery of life and civilization on the Moon.
  • 1823 – American fur trapper Hugh Glass is mauled by a grizzly bear while on an expedition in South Dakota.
  • 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.
  • 1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers.
  • 1543 – António Mota and a few companions become the first Europeans to visit Japan.
  • 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.

Births

  • 1998 – China Anne McClain, American actress and singer
  • 1988 – Angela Park, Brazilian-American golfer
  • 1987 – Adam Warren, American baseball player
  • 1987 – Blake Lively, American model and actress
  • 1987 – Justin Upton, American baseball player
  • 1986 – Rodney Ferguson, American footballer
  • 1981 – Rachel Bilson, American actress
  • 1979 – Deanna Nolan, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Kel Mitchell, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1976 – Damon Jones, American basketball player and coach
  • 1970 – Debbie Graham, American tennis player
  • 1970 – Doug Glanville, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Jo Dee Messina, American singer-songwriter
  • 1970 – Robert Horry, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Rachael Ray, American chef, author, and television host
  • 1968 – Spider One, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1967 – Jeff Tweedy, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
  • 1966 – Albert Belle, American baseball player
  • 1966 – Derek Sherinian, American keyboard player, songwriter, and producer
  • 1966 – Terminator X, American hip-hop DJ (Public Enemy)
  • 1965 – Cornelius Bennett, American football player
  • 1964 – Blair Underwood, American actor
  • 1964 – Maxim Kontsevich, Russian-American mathematician and academic
  • 1963 – Shock G, American rapper and producer
  • 1962 – Theresa Andrews, American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion
  • 1961 – Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1959 – Ian Falconer, American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – Lane Smith, American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – Ruth Ann Swenson, American soprano and actress
  • 1959 – Steve Levy, American lawyer and politician
  • 1958 – Tim Burton, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Frank Serratore, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1954 – Jim Wallace, Baron Wallace of Tankerness, Scottish lawyer and politician, First Minister of Scotland
  • 1951 – Bill Handel, Brazilian-American lawyer and radio host
  • 1950 – Charles Fambrough, American bassist, composer, and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1950 – Willy DeVille, American singer and songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1949 – Gene Simmons, Israeli-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1949 – John Savage, American actor and producer
  • 1948 – Ledward Kaapana, American singer and guitarist
  • 1947 – Michael Kaluta, American author and illustrator
  • 1946 – Charles Ghigna, American poet and author
  • 1946 – Charlie Sanders, American football player and sportscaster (d. 2015)
  • 1946 – Rollie Fingers, American baseball player
  • 1945 – Hannah Louise Shearer, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1944 – Anthony Heald, American actor
  • 1942 – Nathan Deal, American captain, lawyer, and politician, 82nd Governor of Georgia
  • 1941 – Marshall Brickman, Brazilian-American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1939 – John Badham, English-American actor, director, and producer
  • 1938 – David Canary, American actor (d. 2015)
  • 1937 – Virginia Euwer Wolff, American author
  • 1936 – Giridharilal Kedia, Indian businessman, founded the Image Institute of Technology & Management (d. 2009)
  • 1935 – Charles Wright, American poet
  • 1933 – Patrick F. McManus, American journalist and author
  • 1933 – Tom Skerritt, American actor
  • 1933 – Wayne Shorter, American saxophonist and composer
  • 1931 – Regis Philbin, American actor and television host
  • 1928 – Darrell Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1928 – Herbert Kroemer, German-American physicist, engineer, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1928 – John "Kayo" Dottley, American football player
  • 1928 – Karl Korte, American composer and academic
  • 1927 – Althea Gibson, American tennis player and golfer (d. 2003)
  • 1921 – Monty Hall, Canadian-American television personality and game show host (d. 2017)
  • 1919 – George Wallace, American sergeant, lawyer, and politician, 45th Governor of Alabama (d. 1998)
  • 1919 – William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (d. 2010)
  • 1918 – Leonard Bernstein, American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1990)
  • 1917 – Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1916 – Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1916 – Van Johnson, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1913 – Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1913 – Walt Kelly, American illustrator and animator (d. 1973)
  • 1910 – Dorothea Tanning, American painter, sculptor, and poet (d. 2012)
  • 1910 – George Cisar, American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1909 – Ruby Keeler, Canadian-American actress, singer, and dancer (d. 1993)
  • 1903 – Arpad Elo, Hungarian-American chess player, created the Elo rating system (d. 1992)
  • 1902 – Stefan Wolpe, German-American composer and educator (d. 1972)
  • 1899 – Paul Herman Buck, American historian and author (d. 1978)
  • 1893 – Henry Trendley Dean, American dentist (d. 1962)
  • 1877 – Joshua Lionel Cowen, American businessman, co-founded the Lionel Corporation (d. 1965)
  • 1867 – James W. Gerard, American lawyer and diplomat, United States Ambassador to Germany (d. 1951)
  • 1840 – George C. Magoun, American businessman (d. 1893)
  • 1836 – Bret Harte, American short story writer and poet (d. 1902)
  • 1819 – Allan Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy (d. 1884)
  • 1817 – Marie-Eugénie de Jésus, French nun and saint, founded the Religious of the Assumption (d. 1898)
  • 1796 – James Lick, American carpenter and piano builder (d. 1876)
  • 1662 – John Leverett the Younger, American lawyer, academic, and politician (d. 1724)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Rich Piana, American bodybuilder (b. 1971)
  • 2016 – Marvin Kaplan, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Uziah Thompson, Jamaican-American drummer and producer (b. 1936)
  • 2014 – William Greaves, American director and producer (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – William Froug, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 2009 – Ted Kennedy, American politician (b. 1932)
  • 2008 – Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (b. 1964)
  • 2007 – Benjamin Aaron, American lawyer and scholar (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Tom Feelings, American author and illustrator (b. 1933)
  • 2001 – Üzeyir Garih, Turkish engineer and businessman, co-founded Alarko Holding (b. 1929)
  • 2001 – Aaliyah, American singer and actress (b. 1979)
  • 2001 – Ken Tyrrell, English race car driver and businessman, founded Tyrrell Racing (b. 1924)
  • 2000 – Allen Woody, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 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)
  • 1998 – Lewis F. Powell, Jr., American lawyer and Supreme Court justice (b. 1907)
  • 1995 – Doug Stegmeyer, American bass player and producer (b. 1951)
  • 1988 – Art Rooney, American businessman, founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (b. 1901)
  • 1984 – Truman Capote, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 1984 – Waite Hoyt, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1899)
  • 1980 – Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1919)
  • 1979 – Stan Kenton, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1911)
  • 1971 – Ted Lewis, American singer and clarinet player (b. 1890)
  • 1970 – Tachū Naitō, Japanese architect and engineer, designed the Tokyo Tower (b. 1886)
  • 1967 – George Lincoln Rockwell, American commander, politician, and activist, founded the American Nazi Party (b. 1918)
  • 1967 – Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (b. 1895)
  • 1965 – Moonlight Graham, American baseball player and physician (b. 1879)
  • 1956 – Alfred Kinsey, American biologist and academic (b. 1894)
  • 1945 – John Birch, American soldier and missionary (b. 1918)
  • 1930 – Frankie Campbell, American boxer (b. 1904)
  • 1924 – Velma Caldwell Melville, American editor, and writer of prose and poetry (b. 1858)
  • 1916 – Mary Tappan Wright, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1851)
Copyright © webplus.info