On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 72nd Cannes Film Festival: Bong Joon-ho's South Korean film "Parasite" wins the Palme d'Or, Mati Diop, first black woman in competition wins Grand Prix award for "Atlantics"
  • Boat capsizes on Lake Mai-Ndombe, western Democratic Republic of Congo, drowning at least 45 with 200 missing
  • First ever albino panda footage in the wild released (taken in April) from China's Wolong National Nature Reserve
  • Tornado tears through El Reno, Oklahoma. killing two and injuring dozens

Famous Deaths

  • LaSalle Leffall Jr., American surgeon, medical educator, and 1st black president of the American Cancer Society (1978), and the American College of Surgeons (1995), dies at 89