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)
  • Ron Heller, American football coach and former NFL tackle (Miami Dolphins), born in East Meadow, New York
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

General and US Secretary of State Colin Powell
General and US Secretary of State
Colin Powell

1962 Highlights

About August 25, 1962

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo