What Happened on August 25, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • US President Harry Truman orders army to take control of railroad to avert a strike

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician
  • Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist/guitarist (Mink Deville), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)