On This Day In History, 25 May


On This Day In History 25 May Image

World Events Today

  • The President of the United States, John F Kennedy, proposed landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade, today in 1961
  • The American domestic terrorist Theodore John Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber, sent his first bomb today in 1978, it only caused minor injuries
  • The European privacy initiative, the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, came into effect today in 2018

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Walt Disney cartoon dog Goofy, appeared for the first time today in 1932, it was with Mickey Mouse in the cartoon Mickey’s Revue
  • Celtic won the European Cup Final in Portugal today in 1967, they were the first British team to win the competition
  • The movie Star Wars was released today in 1977, it would later be retitled Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

Family Events Today

  • The English singer-songwriter Paul Weller, star of The Jam and The Style Council, was born today in 1958 in Surrey
  • The Irish actor Cillian Murphy, star of the BBC gangster series Peaky Blinders, was born today in 1976 in County Cork
  • The English rugby union player Jonny Wilkinson, who scored the winning drop goal in the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final, was born today in 1979 in Frimley

Main Event Today

  • The symbol of Saint Louis, the Gateway Arch, was dedicated to “the American people” today in 1968

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Wine Day

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