On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 2008

Historical Events

  • 61st Cannes Film Festival: "The Class" directed by Laurent Cantet wins the Palme d'Or
  • Indianapolis 500: Scott Dixon of New Zealand wins ahead of Vítor Meira and Marco Andretti; 19th winner from pole and first victor from NZ

Sports History

Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Oak Hill CC: Jay Haas wins his second title in the event by 1 stroke from Germany’s Bernhard Langer

Famous Deaths

  • David Gahr, American photographer noted for his work with folk, jazz and rock musicians (Time Magazine; Folkways albums), dies at 85 [1]
  • Georgette Amowitz, French choreographer and educator, dies at 78
  • J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (b. 1909)
2008 Highlights

About May 25, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 6 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini