What Happened on August 25, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 23rd Venice Film Festival: "Family Diary" directed by Valerio Zurlini and "Ivan's Childhood" directed by Andrei Tarkovsky jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Dan Turk, NFL center (Oakland Raiders)
  • David Packer, American actor
  • Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker
  • Ron Heller, NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Shahid Mahboob, cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989)
  • Vivian Campbell, heavy metal rocker (White Snake-Here I Go Again)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Retired general Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell
General and US Secretary of State
Colin Powell