On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1965

Article: Ali Floors The Bear in Just Two Minutes

Historical Events

  • Dave Davies of The Kinks stumbles and is knocked unconscious on stage
  • India and Pakistan border fights

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Muhammad Ali KOs Sonny Liston at 2:12 of round 1 at Central Maine Civic Center, Lewiston to retain his WBC/WBA heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • Roel van Duyn, Martijn Ananar & Rob Faado align in Provo

Famous Birthdays

  • George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • Mark Knight, American rock guitarist (Bang Tango-Dancin' on Coals), born in California
  • Remco Prins, Dutch rock guitarist and vocalist (Burma Shave-Stash)
  • Roef Ragas, Dutch actor (Missing Link, Red Rain, Juju, Mykosch), born in Harderwijk, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Stefka Kostadinova, Bulgaria high jumper (world record 1987), born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Person of interestYahya Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh, Gambian dictator (1994-2017), born in Kanilai, Gambia

Dictator and President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh
Dictator and President of Gambia
Yahya Jammeh

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson

Famous Deaths

  • Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, dies at 65
1965 Highlights

About May 25, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini