On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1962

Historical Events

  • 23rd Venice Film Festival: "Family Diary" directed by Valerio Zurlini and "Ivan's Childhood" directed by Andrei Tarkovsky jointly awarded Golden Lion
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • David Packer, American actor (Almost Heroes), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker (Femme Fatale)
  • Shahid Mahboob, Pakistani cricketer (batted in one Test for Pakistan 1989), born in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Vivian Campbell, Irish heavy metal singer (Def Leppard), born in Belfast, Ireland

Famous Weddings

Colin Powell

Future US General Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

1962 Highlights

About August 25, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo