30 fun facts for August, 25

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
August 25th marks a variety of historical and celebratory events, ranging from the invention of instant ramen to the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact that promoted international peace. The day also celebrates the birthdays of numerous stars like Sir Sean Connery and Gene Simmons, and serves as a day to enjoy whiskey sours and banana splits in the United States.
30 Fun facts
  1. August 25th is National Whiskey Sour Day in the United States. This is a day to celebrate the classic whiskey sour cocktail, made with whiskey, lemon juice, and a sweetener like simple syrup or sugar.
  2. In 1609, Galileo demonstrated his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers. As a result, this paved the way for further astronomical discoveries and advancements in optical technology throughout history.
  3. Monty Hall, famed game show host and television personality, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on August 25, 1921. He is best known for hosting the long-running television game show, "Let's Make a Deal."
  4. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the United States National Park Service Organic Act. This established the National Park Service, which is responsible for preserving and protecting the natural and cultural resources within the national parks across the U.S.
  5. August 25, 1958, marks the date when Momofuko Ando invented instant ramen. Ando was a Taiwanese-Japanese inventor, and his creation of the instant noodle product revolutionized the food industry and became a global food staple.
  6. On August 25, 1930, Sir Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Connery is a renowned actor, best known for his role as the original James Bond in the eponymous film series.
  7. The Wizard of Oz, an iconic film that helped shape popular culture and remains a timeless classic, premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on August 25, 1939.
  8. In 1984, the Space Shuttle Discovery took off from Kennedy Space Center for its maiden voyage (STS-41-D). The successful launch marked the beginning of Discovery's impressive 27-year service with NASA.
  9. On August 25, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly non-stop across the United States. She departed from Los Angeles that morning and landed in Newark, New Jersey, the following evening.
  10. Gene Simmons, the bassist of the legendary rock band KISS, was born in Haifa, Israel, on August 25, 1949. He is known for his distinct stage makeup and persona and is still recognized as a major figure in hard rock music.
  11. August 25, 1939, marks the release date of the first official Little League baseball game at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game featured Lundy Lumber and Lycoming Dairy, which Lundy Lumber won with a score of 23 to 8.
  12. "The Peanut Butter Solution," a quirky Canadian family film, was released on August 25, 1985. The movie tells the story of a boy who uses a magical peanut butter formula to grow his hair back after a fright-induced hair loss incident.
  13. On August 25, 2000, "Bring It On," an American cheerleader comedy film starring Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union, was released. The movie, which delves into the world of competitive cheerleading, has since become a cult classic.
  14. Pop singer Rachel Bilson, known for her role in the television series "The O.C.," was born on August 25, 1981, in Los Angeles. She has also appeared in various films, including "Jumper" and "The Last Kiss."
  15. August 25, 2000, marks the release date of the film "Tigerland," an American war drama directed by Joel Schumacher. It starred Colin Farrell in his breakthrough role as a rebellious recruit during the Vietnam War.
  16. August 25, 1944, saw the Liberation of Paris during World War II, when the German garrison in Paris surrendered to the Allies. Free French forces entered the city, which had been occupied by Germany for four years, and were jubilantly welcomed by the people.
  17. August 25 is Kiss and Make Up Day, a chance for people to put aside their differences, forgive one another, and restore their relationships. It's a reminder of the importance of reconciliation and compromise in our daily lives.
  18. On August 25, 1927, the first-ever Men's Singles draw at the United States Tennis Championships was held. The event took place at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, New York, which remained the tournament's venue until 1977.
  19. In 1961, the International Conference on Table Tennis was held in Beijing on August 25, marking the founding of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
  20. On August 25, 1718, hundreds of French settlers arrived in Louisiana, eventually establishing New Orleans as a French colony. The city would go on to become an important center of French and Creole culture in America.
  21. August 25, 1875, marks the day when Captain Matthew Webb became the first person to swim across the English Channel. He completed the 21-mile swim between England and France after roughly 21 hours in the water.
  22. American novelist Frederick Forsyth, best known for his thriller novels such as "The Day of the Jackal" and "The Odessa File," was born on August 25, 1938, in Ashford, Kent, England.
  23. On August 25, 1968, Arthur Ashe won the first-ever US Open men's singles title. Ashe was the first African American man to win a Grand Slam singles title, marking a major milestone in professional tennis history.
  24. In 1973, the Bahá'í House of Worship in Panama was dedicated on August 25. This significant spiritual event for the Bahá'í Faith marked the completion of one of the world's main continental Bahá'í houses.
  25. On August 25, 1988, Eazy-E (Eric Lynn Wright), an influential rapper and entrepreneur, released his debut solo album "Eazy-Duz-It." The album is considered a classic in the West Coast hip-hop scene and was a major influence on the overall genre of gangsta rap.
  26. August 25, 1980, marks the first airing of the television sitcom "Good Time Girls." The show was set during World War II and depicted the lives of four women living in Washington, D.C.
  27. The Brazilian National Aviation Day is celebrated on August 25. The date was chosen to pay homage to Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian aviation pioneer who was born on August 25, 1873.
  28. On August 25, 2013, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet, an electric vehicle engineered by Ohio State University and Venturi Automobiles, set a new land speed record for battery-powered vehicles. Its top speed reached 307.7 mph, breaking the previous record set in 2010.
  29. August 25th is National Banana Split Day in the United States. This day pays tribute to the classic dessert that consists of a banana split lengthwise, with scoops of ice cream, toppings, whipped cream, and a cherry on top.
  30. On August 25, 1928, the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed, an agreement between multiple nations to settle international disputes through negotiation instead of using force. The treaty was initially signed by 15 nations and ultimately by more than 60 countries.