What happened on October 25? There are more than 286 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About October 25

October 25 In HistoryOctober 25 is the 298th day of the year 2021. There are 67 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 43rd week of the year 2021.

On this day in Lakewood, Washington 98439 sunrise will occur at 07:44 AM and sunset will occur at 06:03 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Opal while the mystical birthstone is Jasper.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 99 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For October 25

  • 1147
    Seljuk Turks completely annihilate German crusaders under Conrad III at the Battle of Dorylaeum.
  • 1147
    The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a four-month siege.
  • 1415
    The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.
  • 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 frigate HMS Macedonian.
  • 1828
    The St Katharine Docks opened in London.
  • 1854
    The Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade).
  • 1861
    The Toronto Stock Exchange is created.
  • 1900
    The United Kingdom annexes the Transvaal.
  • 1917
    Traditionally understood date of the October Revolution, involving the capture of the Winter Palace, Petrograd, Russia. The date refers to the Julian Calendar date, and corresponds with November 7 in the Gregorian calendar.
  • 1920
    After 74 days on Hunger Strike in Brixton Prison, England, the Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney died.
  • 1924
    The forged Zinoviev Letter is published in the Daily Mail, wrecking the British Labour Party’s hopes of re-election.
  • 1938
    The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing music as “a degenerated musical system.. turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people”, warning that it leads down a “primrose path to hell”.
  • 1940
    Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army.
  • 1944
    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.
  • 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 Romanian Army liberates Carei, the last Romanian city under Axis Powers occupation.
  • 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.
  • 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 the UN proving Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba.
  • 1962
    Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison.
  • 1962
    Uganda joins the United Nations.
  • 1971
    The United Nations seated the People’s Republic of China and expelled 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.
  • 1991
    History of Slovenia: Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People’s Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
  • 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 the Republic of the Congo.
  • 2004
    Fidel Castro, Cuba’s President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned.
  • 2009
    The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
  • 2010
    Mount Merapi in Central Java, Indonesia, begins over a month of eruptions.

Who Were Born On October 25?

  • 1102
    William Clito, Count of Flanders (d. 1128)
  • 1330
    Louis II of Flanders (d. 1384)
  • 1510
    Renée of France, French princess (d. 1574)
  • 1683
    Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician (d. 1757)
  • 1759
    Maria Feodorovna (Sophie Dorothea of Württemberg), Russian empress (d. 1828)
  • 1759
    William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1834)
  • 1767
    Benjamin Constant, Swiss writer (d. 1830)
  • 1772
    Geraud Duroc, French general (d. 1813)
  • 1782
    Levi Lincoln, Jr., 13th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1868)
  • 1800
    Thomas Macaulay, British poet, historian, and politician (d. 1859)
  • 1802
    Joseph Montferrand, Canadian logger and strong man (d. 1864)
  • 1806
    Max Stirner, German philosopher (d. 1856)
  • 1811
    Évariste Galois, French mathematician (d. 1832)
  • 1825
    Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer (d. 1899)
  • 1838
    Georges Bizet, French composer (d. 1875)
  • 1856
    Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger, Croatian paleontologist (d. 1936)
  • 1864
    Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian composer (d. 1956)
  • 1864
    John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (d. 1920)
  • 1867
    Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (d. 1937)
  • 1881
    Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and sculptor (d. 1973)
  • 1886
    Leo G. Carroll, English actor (d. 1972)
  • 1888
    Nils von Dardel, Swedish painter (d. 1943)
  • 1888
    Richard E. Byrd, American explorer (d. 1957)
  • 1889
    Abel Gance, French film director (d. 1981)
  • 1889
    Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (d. 1985)
  • 1891
    Father Coughlin, Roman Catholic priest and radio broadcaster (d. 1979)
  • 1892
    Nell Shipman, Canadian actress, screenwriter, and film producer (d. 1970)
  • 1895
    Levi Eshkol, Prime Minister of Israel (d. 1969)
  • 1902
    Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
  • 1902
    Henry Steele Commager, American historian (d. 1998)
  • 1903
    Harry Shoulberg, American painter (d. 1995)
  • 1903
    Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman (d. 1976)
  • 1908
    Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (d. 2004)
  • 1910
    William Higinbotham, American physicist (d. 1994)
  • 1912
    Minnie Pearl, American comedian and singer (d. 1996)
  • 1913
    Klaus Barbie, Nazi war criminal (d. 1991)
  • 1914
    John Berryman, American poet (d. 1972)
  • 1915
    Ivan M. Niven, Canadian mathematician (d. 1999)
  • 1917
    Lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive
  • 1918
    Chubby Jackson, American jazz double-bassist and band leader (d. 2003)
  • 1921
    King Michael I of Romania
  • 1923
    Bobby Thomson, Scotland born American baseball player (d. 2010)
  • 1923
    Jean Duceppe, Quebec actor (d. 1990)
  • 1924
    Billy Barty, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1924
    Earl Palmer, American rock & roll and rhythm and blues drummer (d. 2008)
  • 1924
    Henry Sy, Chinese-Filipino businessman
  • 1926
    Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano
  • 1926
    Ismail Gulgee, Pakistani painter
  • 1926
    Jimmy Heath, American jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger
  • 1927
    Barbara Cook, American singer and actress
  • 1927
    Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, former President of Uruguay
  • 1927
    Lawrence Kohlberg, American psychologist (d. 1987)
  • 1928
    Anthony Franciosa, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Marion Ross, American actress
  • 1931
    Annie Girardot, French actress (d. 2011)
  • 1931
    Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and football manager
  • 1932
    Harry Gregg, Irish footballer and football manager
  • 1933
    Eugene “Porky” Lee, American child actor (d. 2005)
  • 1935
    Russell Schweickart, astronaut
  • 1935
    Sam Taylor, American jump blues musician and songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1936
    Masako Nozawa, Japanese actress
  • 1936
    Sir Martin Gilbert, British historian
  • 1937
    Roberto Menescal, Brazilian jazz guitarist important to founding of bossa nova
  • 1939
    Fred Marcellino, American illustrator (d. 2001)
  • 1939
    Nikos Nikolaidis, Greek film director and a writer (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1939
    Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player
  • 1940
    Bobby Knight, American basketball coach
  • 1941
    Anne Tyler, American novelist
  • 1941
    Helen Reddy, Australian singer
  • 1944
    James Carville, American political strategist and commentator
  • 1944
    Jon Anderson, English singer (Yes)
  • 1944
    Kati Kovács, Hungarian singer
  • 1945
    Peter Ledger, Australian artist (d. 1994)
  • 1947
    Coco Robicheaux, American blues musician
  • 1947
    Glenn Tipton, English guitarist (Judas Priest)
  • 1948
    Dan Gable, American wrestler and coach
  • 1948
    Dan Issel, American basketball player
  • 1948
    Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer
  • 1948
    Dave Cowens, American basketball player and coach
  • 1949
    Hans-Georg Kraus, German footballer
  • 1949
    Réjean Houle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949
    Walter Hyatt, American singer and songwriter, leader of Uncle Walt’s Band
  • 1950
    Chris Norman, English singer
  • 1951
    Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television)
  • 1952
    Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1952
    Samir Geagea, Lebanese Politician
  • 1954
    David Worrall, Australian composer and polymedia artist
  • 1954
    Mike Eruzione, American hockey player
  • 1955
    Danny Darwin, American baseball player
  • 1955
    Glynis Barber, English actress
  • 1955
    Matthias Jabs, German guitarist (Scorpions)
  • 1955
    Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist
  • 1957
    Nancy Cartwright, American voice actress
  • 1958
    Kornelia Ender, East German swimmer
  • 1958
    Phil Daniels, English actor
  • 1960
    Christina Amphlett, lead vocalist for The Divinyls
  • 1961
    Chad Smith, American drummer (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • 1961
    Janice Tanton, Canadian artist
  • 1961
    Ward Burton, American auto racer
  • 1961
    Willie Walsh, Irish businessman
  • 1962
    Darlene Vogel, American actress
  • 1962
    Nick Hancock, British television presenter
  • 1963
    Tracy Nelson, American actress
  • 1964
    Kevin Michael Richardson, American voice actor
  • 1964
    Michael Boatman, American actor
  • 1964
    Nicole, German singer
  • 1965
    Þorsteinn Bachmann, Icelandic actor
  • 1965
    2 Cold Scorpio, American professional wrestler
  • 1966
    Perry Satullo, American professional wrestler
  • 1966
    Wendel Clark, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Josef Beranek, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Nika Futterman, American voice actress
  • 1969
    Oleg Salenko, Russian footballer
  • 1970
    Adam Goldberg, American actor
  • 1970
    Adam Pascal, American actor
  • 1970
    Chely Wright, American country music artist
  • 1970
    Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1970
    J.A. Adande, American sports columnist
  • 1970
    Peter Aerts, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist
  • 1971
    Athena Chu, Hong Kong actress and singer
  • 1971
    Midori Goto, Japanese violinist
  • 1971
    Neil Fallon, Lead singer of Clutch (band)
  • 1971
    Pedro Martínez, Dominican baseball player
  • 1971
    Rosie Ledet, Creole Zydeco accordion player and singer
  • 1971
    Simon Charlton, English footballer
  • 1972
    Jonathan Torrens, Canadian actor
  • 1973
    Lamont Bentley, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1974
    Goya Jaekel, German footballer
  • 1974
    Lee Byung-Kyu, South Korean baseball player
  • 1975
    Eirik Glambek Bøe, Norwegian musician
  • 1975
    Ryan Clement, former XFL quarterback
  • 1976
    Brett Kirk, Australian Rules footballer
  • 1976
    Steve Jones, Irish footballer
  • 1977
    Birgit Prinz, German footballer
  • 1977
    Yehonathan Gatro, Israeli singer and actor
  • 1978
    Markus Pöyhönen, Finnish athlete
  • 1978
    Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • 1979
    Bat for Lashes, British singer
  • 1979
    Eddie Argos, British songwriter & musician
  • 1979
    Milena Roucka, Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Rob Hulse, English footballer
  • 1979
    Sarah Thompson, American actress
  • 1979
    Tony Torcato, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Mehcad Brooks, American actor and former model
  • 1981
    Austin Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder)
  • 1981
    Jerome Isaac Jones, American singer
  • 1981
    Jon Wood, American NASCAR driver
  • 1981
    Josh Henderson, American actor and singer
  • 1981
    Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
  • 1982
    Eman Lam, Hong Kong singer
  • 1982
    Jerome Carter, American football player
  • 1983
    Gyptian, Jamaican reggae singer
  • 1983
    Han Yeo-reum, South Korean actress
  • 1983
    Taylor Vixen, American pornographic actress
  • 1983
    Tim McGarigle, American football player
  • 1984
    Katy Perry, American singer
  • 1984
    Sara Helena Lumholdt, Swedish musician (A-Teens)
  • 1985
    Ciara, American singer
  • 1985
    Kara Lynn Joyce, American swimmer and Olympian
  • 1986
    DJ Webstar, American disc jockey
  • 1986
    Eddie Gaven, American soccer player
  • 1987
    Darron Gibson, Irish football player
  • 1987
    Fabian Hambüchen, German gymnast and Olympic medallist
  • 1988
    Shane Edwards, Australian Rules footballer
  • 1989
    Ivan Marconi, Italian footballer
  • 1993
    Kelley Missal, American actress
  • 2001
    Princess Elisabeth of Belgium
  • 2006
    Krista and Tatiana Hogan, Canadian craniopagus conjoined twins

Who Died On October 25?

  • 304
    Pope Marcellinus
  • 625
    Pope Boniface V
  • 1047
    King Magnus I of Norway (b. 1024)
  • 1154
    King Stephen of England (b. 1096)
  • 1200
    Conrad of Wittelsbach, German Archbishop
  • 1230
    Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford, English soldier (b. 1180)
  • 1400
    Geoffrey Chaucer, English poet
  • 1415
    Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: Antoine, Duke of Brabant (b. 1384)
  • 1415
    Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: Charles d'Albret, Count of Dreux and Constable of France
  • 1415
    Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York (b. 1373)
  • 1415
    Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: Frederick of Lorraine (b. 1371)
  • 1415
    Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: John I of Alençon (b. 1385)
  • 1415
    Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk (b. 1394)
  • 1415
    Killed in the Battle of Agincourt: Philip II, Count of Nevers (b. 1389)
  • 1478
    Katarina Kosača, queen consort of Bosnia
  • 1492
    Thaddeus McCarthy, Irish Catholic bishop
  • 1495
    King John II of Portugal (b. 1455)
  • 1514
    William Elphinstone, Scottish bishop and statesman (b. 1431)
  • 1555
    Olympia Fulvia Morata, Italian classical scholar (b. 1526)
  • 1557
    William Cavendish, English politician (b. 1505)
  • 1633
    Jean Titelouze, French organist
  • 1647
    Evangelista Torricelli, Italian physicist and mathematician (b. 1608)
  • 1683
    William Scroggs, Lord Chief Justice of England
  • 1733
    Giovanni Gerolamo Saccheri, Italian mathematician (b. 1667)
  • 1757
    Antoine Augustine Calmet, French theologian (b. 1672)
  • 1760
    George II of Great Britain (b. 1683)
  • 1773
    Johann Georg Estor, German jurist (b. 1699)
  • 1806
    Henry Knox, American general and politician (b. 1750)
  • 1826
    Philippe Pinel, French psychiatrist (b. 1745)
  • 1833
    Abbas Mirza of Persia (b. 1789)
  • 1852
    John C. Clark, American politician (b. 1793)
  • 1889
    Émile Augier, French dramatist (b. 1820)
  • 1895
    Charles Hallé, German pianist and conductor (b. 1819)
  • 1905
    Dimosthenis Dogkas, Greek politician (unknown)
  • 1910
    Willie Anderson, Scottish-born golfer (b. 1878)
  • 1920
    King Alexander I of Greece (b. 1893)
  • 1920
    Terence MacSwiney, Irish playwright and activist (b. 1879)
  • 1921
    Bat Masterson, American journalist and lawman (b. 1853)
  • 1936
    Antonios Miaoulis, Greek politician and revolutionary leader during the Greek War of Independence (b. 1800)
  • 1938
    Alfonsina Storni, Argentine poet (b. 1892)
  • 1945
    Robert Ley, German Nazi leader (b. 1890)
  • 1953
    Holger Pedersen, Danish linguist (b. 1867)
  • 1955
    Sadako Sasaki, Japanese atomic bomb victim (b. 1943)
  • 1957
    Albert Anastasia, Italian-born American organized crime figure (b. 1902)
  • 1957
    Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Irish writer (b. 1878)
  • 1960
    Harry Ferguson, Irish farm equipment manufacturer (b. 1884)
  • 1963
    Karl Terzaghi, Austrian-American engineer (b. 1883)
  • 1963
    Roger Désormière, French conductor (b. 1898)
  • 1965
    Eduard Einstein, son of Albert Einstein (b. 1910)
  • 1973
    Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian athlete (b. 1932)
  • 1973
    Cleo Moore, American actress (b. 1928)
  • 1973
    Robert Scholl, German politician, father of Hans and Sophie Scholl (b. 1891)
  • 1975
    Vladimir Herzog, Brazilian journalist and activist (b. 1937)
  • 1976
    Raymond Queneau, French poet and novelist (b. 1903)
  • 1979
    Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer, British military administrator (b. 1898)
  • 1980
    Sahir Ludhianvi, Indian poet and lyricist (b. 1921)
  • 1980
    Virgil Fox, American organist (b. 1912)
  • 1985
    Gary Holton, English actor (b. 1952)
  • 1986
    Forrest Tucker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1991
    Bill Graham, American rock promoter (b. 1931)
  • 1992
    Roger Miller, American musician and composer (b. 1936)
  • 1993
    Danny Chan, Hong Kong singer/songwriter (b. 1958)
  • 1993
    Vincent Price, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1994
    Kara Spears Hultgreen, American naval pilot (b. 1965)
  • 1994
    Mildred Natwick, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 1995
    Bobby Riggs, American tennis player (b. 1918)
  • 1995
    Viveca Lindfors, Swedish-born actress (b. 1920)
  • 1998
    Warren Wiebe, American singer (b. 1953)
  • 1999
    Payne Stewart, American golfer (b. 1957)
  • 2002
    Paul Wellstone, American politician (b. 1944)
  • 2002
    René Thom, French mathematician (b. 1923)
  • 2002
    Richard Harris, Irish actor (b. 1930)
  • 2003
    Pandurang Shastri Athavale, Indian philosopher and spiritual figure (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Robert Strassburg, American composer (b. 1915)
  • 2003
    Veikko Hakulinen, Finnish cross-country skier (b. 1925)
  • 2004
    John Peel, British disc jockey (b. 1939)
  • 2005
    Wellington Mara, American football team owner (b. 1916)
  • 2006
    Danny Rolling, American convicted murderer (b. 1954)
  • 2007
    Martín Caballero, Colombian guerrilla leader
  • 2008
    Anne Pressly, American news anchor (b. 1982)
  • 2010
    Gregory Isaacs, Jamaican musician (b. 1951)
  • 2010
    Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (b. 1957)
  • 2010
    Vesna Parun, Croatian poet (b. 1922)

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