On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1965

Ali Floors The Bear in Just Two Minutes

Historical Events

  • Dave Davies of The Kinks knocked unconscious in an on stage scuffle with drummer Mick Avory at Cardiff’s Capital Theatre
  • India and Pakistan border fights

Boxing 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

  • 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 rockabilly guitarist, mandolin player, and vocalist (Stringcaster; Burma Shave)
  • 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

Famous Weddings

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? 56 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini