On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Ben Stokes with an unbeaten 135 leads England to a record run chase of 362-9 and victory over Australia in the 3rd cricket Test at Headingley, Leeds; keeps Ashes Series alive at 1-1
  • Double Dave, a rare two-headed timber rattlesnake found in Pine Barrens forest, New Jersey
  • NASA investigates possibly the 1st crime in space over astronaut Anne McClain illegally accessing bank a/c from space
  • Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wins by 4 strokes from Xander Schauffele; biggest winner's prize in golf, US$15m

Famous Deaths

  • Pál Benkő, Hungarian-American chess player, author (Grandmaster; record 8 US Open Championships), dies at 91
  • Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), dies of progressive supranuclear palsy at 81