On This Day 25 August

Important Days

Important Events

2006 – Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to nine years imprisonment for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion.
2012 – Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.


2017 – Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, the strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2004. Over the next few days, the storm causes catastrophic flooding throughout much of eastern Texas, killing 106 people and causing $125 billion in damage.

2017 – The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army launches its second large-scale attack at the Bangladesh–Myanmar border, prompting a massive military crackdown on Rohingya people by the Myanmar Army.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1936 – Giridharilal Kedia, Indian businessman, founded the Image Institute of Technology & Management (d. 2009)

1965 – Sanjeev Sharma, Indian cricketer and coach

1969 – Vivek Razdan, Indian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster

Death/ Death Anniversary

2013 – Raghunath Panigrahi, Indian singer-songwriter (b. 1932)