What Happened on May 25, 1996

Historical Events

  • 1st Super Rugby Final, Eden Park, Auckland: Blues win inaugural title with a 45-21 victory over the Natal Sharks; fullback Adrian Cashmore lands 3 penalties & 3 conversions for the home team
  • Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American

Famous Weddings

  • American "As the World Turns" actress Kelley Menighan (29) weds American "As the World Turns" actor and singer Jon Hensley (31) in Chicago, Illinois; divorce in 2015

Famous Deaths

  • Barney Wilen, French tenor, composer and saxophonist, dies of cancer at 59
  • Bernard Sendall, British deputy director general of British Independent Television Authority and author (Independent Television in Britain), dies at 83
  • Bradley Nowell, American ska musician (Sublime), dies of a heroin overdose at 28
  • David W. Howe, American test pilot (X-14) and WWII flying ace, dies at 77
  • John Morrison, 1st Baron Margadale, British politician and landowner, last non-royal to be raised to the peerage in UK and landowner, dies at 89
  • Laurence Marks, English journalist, dies at 67
  • Renzo de Felice, Italian historian of Fascism, dies at 67

About May 25, 1996

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 27 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Tha Crossroads - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
  • UK #1 Song: Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit - Gina G