What Happened on August 25, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Harm Wiersma becomes world checker champion
  • Yanks beat Twins 5-4 in 19 innings

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd, Swedish actor
  • Philippe Comtois, Canadian 3m springboard diver (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Sam Mackinnon, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Sarah Nadeau, Portland Maine, Miss America-Maine (1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76
  • Perc Hornibrook, cricketer (6 Tests 1928-30, 17 wickets), dies