25 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • William Faulkner, 1897
  • Mark Rothko, 1903
  • Red Smith, 1905
  • Dmitry Shostakovich, 1906
  • Phil Rizzuto, 1918
  • Aldo Ray, 1926
  • Ronnie Barker, 1929
  • Barbara Walters, 1931
  • Glenn Gould, 1932
  • Juliet Prowse, 1936
  • Michael Douglas, 1944
  • Felicity Kendal, 1946
  • Mark Hamill, 1952
  • Christopher Reeve, 1952
  • Heather Locklear, 1961
  • Scottie Pippin, 1965
  • Will Smith, 1968
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones, 1969

Died On This Day:

  • Ring Lardner, 1933
  • Emily Post, 1960
  • Erich Maria Remarque, 1970
  • Hugo L. Black, 1971
  • Bob Considine, 1975
  • John Bonham, 1980
  • King Leopold III Belgians, 1983
  • Walter Pidgeon, 1984
  • Emlyn Williams, 1987
  • Mary Astor, 1987
  • Billy Carter, 1988
  • Klaus Barbie, 1991
  • George Plimpton, 2003
  • Don Adams, 2005
  • Andy Williams, 2012
  • Arnold Palmer, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 1066 - Last Anglo Saxon King of England Harold victorious at Battle of Stamford Bridge. (See Oct. 14)
  • 1493 - Columbus sets sail on second voyage; to reach Haiti, Jamaica and takes 500 captives back to Spain.
  • 1513 - Vasco Nunez de Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean-claims all border lands for Spain.
  • 1690 - America's first newspaper, 'Publick Occurrences Foreign and Domestick' published/suppressed.
  • 1804 - 12th Amendment to constitution separates ballots for President and Vice President comes into effect.
  • 1818 - British obstetrician James Blundell performs first sucessful blood transfusion using human blood on a patient with postpartum hemorrhage; donor was patient's husband.
  • 1844 - First international cricket match in history begins between US and Canada at St. George's Cricket Club, Bloomington Park, New York; Canada wins in day 3 by 23 runs.
  • 1882 - First double header baseball game played between Worcester, NY and Providence RI at NY.
  • 1897 - Britain's first motor bus service introduced in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
  • 1925 - First American Negro troupe including Josephine Baker plays Paris at Theatre des Champs-Elysees.
  • 1944 - Ending of the 9-day Battle of Arnhem with Nazi victory over Brits; 1,984 allied dead, 6,854 captured. WWII
  • 1956 - Transatlantic cable telephones inaugurated between Britain and U.S.
  • 1957 - Victory for integration of Central High, Little Rock as 9 black students enter school under protection of 1,000 Army troops.
  • 1962 - Sonny Liston KO's Floyd Patterson in first round at Chicago to become Heavyweight boxing champ.
  • 1992 - Gregory Kingsley, age 12, wins landmark right to 'divorce' parents in Orlando, FL.
  • 1997 - Andy Green and British team break land speed record driving 714 mph in 'Thrust' in Nevada desert.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Sergius of Radonezh (died today 1392)
  • Euphrosyne
  • Finbarr
  • Cadoc
  • Francis of Camporosso
  • Vincent Strambi

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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