On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1955

Historical Events

  • 16th Venice Film Festival: "Ordet" directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer wins Golden Lion
  • Last Soviet forces leave Austria

Famous Birthdays

  • John McGeoch, Scottish rock guitarist (Magazine: Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Spellbound"; Visage; Public Image Ltd.), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 2004)
  • Vijayakanth, Tamil actor and politician, born in Thirumangalam, India

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

"Dracula" actor Bela Lugosi (72) weds Hope Lininger (36)

1955 Highlights

About August 25, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 66 years, 1 month and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Virgo