On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 2001

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Singer Aaliyah and 8 others killed in an air crash in the Bahamas

Famous Weddings

  • Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (28), eldest son of King Harald V weds commoner Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby (28) at Oslo Cathedral in Norway

Famous Deaths

  • Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • Carl Brewer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • Ken Tyrrell, English race driver and founder of Tyrrell Racing, dies at 77
  • Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)