On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1965

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 in 1 for heavyweight boxing title rematch

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

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