On This Day

What Happened on January 25, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Doomsday clock moved by 30 seconds to 2 minutes to midnight by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, closest since 1950s
  • Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi asked "are there any bookshops in Nigeria?" in controversial French interview

Famous Deaths

  • John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Gibson and Gene Wilder, dies of a respiratory infection at 91