August 25 Holidays

August 25 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | August 25 Calendar

August 25th Daily Holidays include:

  • Daffodil Day – August 25, 2023 (Fourth Friday in August in Australia)
  • Forgive Your Foe Friday – August 25, 2023 (Last Friday in August)
  • Founders Day (National Park Service)
  • Kiss and Make Up Day
  • National Banana Split Day – August 25, 2023
  • National Park Service Day
  • National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day
  • National Whiskey Sour Day – (also on August 29th)
  • World Daffodil Day – August 25, 2023 (Last Friday in August)

August 25: Famous Birthdays

  • August 25, 1530 – Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler (d. 1584)
  • August 25, 1819 – Allan Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy who founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency (d. 1884)
  • August 25, 1930 – Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer who played James Bond in seven Bond films
  • August 25, 1946 – Rollie Fingers, American baseball player (Oakland A’s)
  • August 25, 1961 – Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer, songwriter and actor (Achy Breaky Heart)
  • August 25, 1964 – Blair Underwood, American actor (L.A. Law)
  • August 25, 1987 – Blake Lively, American model and actress (Gossip Girl, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)

August 25: Historical Events

  • August 25, 1609 – Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers
  • August 25, 1814 – British troops torch the Library of Congress, United States Treasury, Department of War and other public buildings in Washington
  • August 25, 1916 – The United States National Park Service is created
  • August 25, 1933 – The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County in Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people
  • August 25, 1944 – During World War II, Paris is liberated by the Allies
  • August 25, 1950 – In order to avoid a railroad strike, U.S. President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation’s railroads
  • August 25, 1980 – Zimbabwe joins the United Nations
  • August 25, 2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space as the first man made object
  • August 25, 2017 – Category 4 hurricane, Harvey makes landfall in Texas and causes catastrophic flooding through much of eastern Texas, killing 106 and causing $125 billion in damage

August 25: Music Events

  • August 25, 1976 – Boston releases their self-title debut album
  • August 25, 1979 – My Sharona by The Knacks hits #1 in the US
  • August 25, 1984 – Menudo, the Puerto Rican boy band releases their 16th studio album, Evolucion that introduces their new 12 year old singer Ricky Martin
  • August 25, 1998 – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is released as Lauryn Hills’s first solo album that goes on to become the first hip-hop album to win the Grammy for Album of the Year
  • August 25, 2001 – Aaliyah dies in a plane crash after shooting the music video for Rock The Boat in the Bahamas

August 25: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for August 25 is Virgo.

August Birthstone:

What is the August Birthstone? Peridot

Peridot. The modern August birthstone, peridot has been prized as a jewelry stone since ancient times. Always green in color but with considerable variations, a peridot’s particular shade depends on its source.


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