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

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ladies World Series of Golf

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • 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)
  • 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, cricketer (39 Tests for Australia 1930-38), dies