On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1997

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Egon Krenz, the former East German leader, is convicted of a shoot-to-kill Berlin Wall policy.

Famous Birthdays

  • Holly Gibbs, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • Clodomiro Almeyda Medina, Chilean external minister (1970-73), dies
  • James Dewar, journalist/documentary filmmaker, dies at 70
  • Robert Pinget, French novelist (The Interrogation) and playwright, dies at 78