What Happened on August 25, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"Rashomon", Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshiro Mifune and Machiko Kyō, is released (Honorary Academy Award 1952)

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa

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, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)