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Notable Historical Events for October 25th

1962American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

1492Christopher Columbus' ship Santa Maria lands at Dominican Republic

1980Mike Weaver KOs Gerrie Coetzee in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1992"Jake's Women" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 245 performances

1875The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist.

1947Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours

1932Benito Mussolini promises to remain dictator for 30 years

1492Columbus' fleet sites "Zandislands" (Ragged Island Range, Bahamas)

1980Barbra Streisand's "Guilty" album goes #1 for 3 weeks & her single "Woman In Love," goes #1 for 3 weeks

1978"Halloween", starring Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut, is released

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Notable Birthdays on October 25th

1881Pablo Picasso, Malaga Spain, artist (3 Dancers, Guernica), (d. 1973)

1984Katy Perry [Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson], pop singer (I Kissed A Girl, Waking Up In Vegas)

1919Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Aryamehr, Shah of Iran (1941-79)

1904[Herman] Denny Shute, Cleveland Ohio, American golfer and three-time major champion

1948Dave Cowens, Newport Kentucky, NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks)

1954Mike Eruzione, Winthrop Massachusetts, American ice hockey player (Olympic Gold Medal 1980)

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Notable Weddings on October 25th

17642nd American President John Adams (28) weds Abigail Smith (19) in Weymouth, Massachusetts (marriage lasts 54 years)

1973American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

1859US President Chester A Arthur (30) weds Ellen Herndon (22) at Calvary Episcopal Church in NYC, New York

1997NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (38) weds news anchor Jane Skinner (30) at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois

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Notable Deaths on October 25th

1995Bobby Riggs, tennis star, dies of prostate cancer at 77

1957Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American gangster (Murder Inc), murdered at 55

2013Bill Sharman, American basketball player, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

1992Roger Miller, country singer (King of the Road), dies at 56

1999Payne Stewart, American golfer, dies in a plane crash at 42

2002Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

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