What Happened on May 25, 1979

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

"Alien", directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver is released

  • American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273 including 2 on the ground
  • Israel begins to return Sinai to Egypt
  • Raul Gonzales of Mexico completes 50,000 m walk in record 3:41:38.4

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Bocanegra, American footballer
  • Caroline Ouellette, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jonny Wilkinson, English international and Newcastle Falcons rugby player
  • Sam Sodje, Nigerian footballer

Famous Deaths

  • John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (b. 1949)