25 June

25 June

June 25 is the 176th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 189 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 25th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 25th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Global Beatles Day
  • Day of the Seafarer
  • Color TV Day
  • National Strawberry Parfait Day
  • National Catfish Day
  • Please Take My Children To Work Day
  • World Vitiligo Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – June 25

1993: Both Canada and Turkey elect female heads of government for the first time

Kim Campbell became Canada’s and Tansu Çiller Turkey’s Prime Minister on this day. Worldwide, women in top political positions are still the exception.

1967: The world’s first live global satellite TV program is aired

The BBC program “Our World” featured artists from 19 countries. The Beatles premiered their song “All You Need Is Love” on the show. Some 400 million viewers tuned in.

1950: The Korean War begins as North Korea invades South Korea

The war soon evolved into an international conflict and a proxy war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, leading to fears of a new World War. It was ended by an armistice in 1953.

1947: The Diary of Anne Frank is published

The Jewish girl’s account of her life in hiding from the Nazis has become a well-known work of world literature and made Anne one of the most prominent victims of the Nazi regime. She died at age 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

1910: Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Firebird” is premiered

The work was performed by Sergei Diaghilev’s legendary ballet company “Ballets Russes”. It was a huge success, catapulting Stravinsky to stardom.

1961: George Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party, listening to Malcolm X speak in a Nation of Islam Meeting (June 25, 1961)

George Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party, listening to Malcolm X speak in a Nation of Islam Meeting (June 25, 1961)

1950: North Korea attacked South Korea at the start of the Korean War in 1950.


1941: Out of fuel KV-2 that held up 2 German mechanized battalions for 22 hours, Raseiniai, Lithuania. 25 June 1941

Out of fuel KV-2 that held up 2 German mechanized battalions for 22 hours, Raseiniai, Lithuania. 25 June 1941

1876: Native Americans won the Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, June 25

1963: George Michael, English singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actor

1961: Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, writer

1924: Sidney Lumet, American director

1903: George Orwell, English author

1852: Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell

George Michael was born

Anthony Bourdain was born

Karisma Kapoor was born

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, June 25

2009: Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, actor

1997: Jacques Cousteau, French biologist, author, inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung

1984: Michel Foucault, French philosopher

1822: E. T. A. Hoffmann, German jurist, author

1767: Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer

Michael Jackson died

Richard Benjamin Harrison died

Mary Tudor, Queen of France died


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