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October 25: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 25

October 25th is known as Punk for a Day Day as well as Greasy Food Day.

We’ve made it to the 298th day of the year! There are 67 days left until the end of the year, but more importantly, there’s 6 days until Halloween.

For those of you who were born on October 25th, your zodiac sign is Scorpio.

If today has a special meaning to you, then you’re in the right place to discover the historical events that happened on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1978, the original American horror film “Halloween” premiered? It received mixed reviews at the time but went on to receive critical acclaim in the following years.

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

What Happened On October 25 In History?


Scientists in India unearthed a 152-million-year-old unique marine reptile fossil called Ichthyosaurus.

Source BBC

Taylor Swift’s third studio album “Speak Now” was released. It won Billboard’s 2011 Album of the Year.


The British singer Cliff Richard was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.


Susan Smith murdered her two children, and tried to pin on a made-up Black man.

OTD in 1994: Susan Smith murdered her two children
She reported to the police that a black man had hijacked her car with her children inside as a pretence for their death.

The original American horror film “Halloween” premiered in Kansas City, Missouri, US.


London’s last horse-drawn omnibus trip went from London Bridge Station to Moorgate.


The Battle of Balaclava took place during the Crimean War.

This battle featured The Charge of the Light Brigade, a disastrous cavalry charge by the British against the Russians. This charge alone resulted in over 100 casualties for the British.

St Katharine Docks opened in Central London, England, and it was one of the largest ports for trade in London in the 19th Century.


John Hancock became the first Governor of Massachusetts after winning 90% of votes in the Massachusetts Constitution.


Italian astronomer Giovanni Cassini discovered Iapetus, Saturn’s third-largest moon.

Source NASA

The Battle of Agincourt between the English and the French took place.

OTD in 1415: The Battle of Agincourt between the English and the French took place.
It has historical significance as it was a surprising victory for the English, who were wearing much lighter armor than their opposition. The 6-hour battle saw the French side lose around 400 nobles, with the English only losing a handful. Overall, French casualties were estimated to be between 3,000 - 4,000, while the English had approximately 600 - 1,000 deaths.

Did you know that on this day, October 25th 1978, the original American horror film "Halloween" premiered?