On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1968

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 29th Venice Film Festival: "Artists Under the Big Top: Perplexed" directed by Alexander Kluge wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • NY Yankee outfield Rocky Colavito pitches second 2/3 innings and beats Tigers 6-5; he played right field in second game and homered

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Thomas, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Rachael Ray, American TV personality and chef, born in Glen Falls, New York
  • Rafet El Roman, Turkish singer and composer
  • Spider One [Michael David Cummings], American musician (Powerman 5000). born in Haverhill, Massachusetts
  • Stuart Murdoch, Scottish musician (Belle & Sebastian)
  • Takeshi Ueda, Japanese singer and composer

Famous Weddings

  • "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (47) weds actor Roger Barrett (47) at the Community Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Deaths

  • John George [Tufei Fatella], Syrian actor (Black Orchids, Don Juan, Adventures of Fu Manchu), dies from emphysema at 70
  • Stan McCabe, Australian cricket batsman (39 Tests, batting av. 48.21, top score 232), dies of a fractured skull at 58