On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1950

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
Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune

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 bassist (Jazz Messengers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)
1950 Highlights

About August 25, 1950

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo