What Happened on August 25, 1971

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 32nd Venice Film Festival opens
  • Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations

Famous Birthdays

  • Makoto Kawahira, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Michael Chack, Toms River NJ, figure skater (1997 Pac Coast Sr champ)
  • Mike Lockwood, professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • Quintis "Chico" Ristie, Suriname radio host
  • Thalia Sodi, Mexican actress and singer

Famous Deaths

  • Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), dies of lung failure at 81