November 25 is the 329th day of the year and the 330th in leap years. There are 36 days left in the year.
Katarina, Katrine, Kari
The name day is after Catherine of Alexandria who was put on wheels and steep and beheaded in the year 304, one of the four main virgins, philosophers and teachers' patron saint, in Norway celebrated as Karimesse.
1870 - The balloon "La Ville d'Orléans" came off course from the siege of Paris and ended up on Lifjell in Telemark.
1905 - King Haakon VII lands in Norway for the first time as Norwegian king, together with Queen Maud and Crown Prince Olav.
1936 - Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact. Which meant that they would "consult" each other if any of the countries were attacked by the Soviet Union.
1940 - Premiere of the first cartoon with Hakke Hakkespett.
1963 - John F. Kennedy is buried in Arlington Cemetery.
1976 - Suriname becomes independent.
1992 - The Czechoslovak National Assembly decides to divide the country into Czechoslovakia and Slovakia from 1 January 1993.
See more who were born on November 25 in Category: Births on November 25.
1787 - Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian composer (d. 1863)
1816 - Peter Holten, Danish civil servant (d. 1897)
1826 - Carlo Nocella, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1908)
1829 - Franjo Rački, Croatian historian (d. 1894)
1881 - Oskar Braaten, Norwegian author (d. 1939)
1899 - William Riley Burnett, American author and filmmaker (d. 1982)
1900 - Rudolf Höß, German war criminal (d. 1947)
1914 - Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (d. 1999)
1915 - Augusto Pinochet, Chilean politician (d. 2006)
1915 - Gösta Frändfors, Swedish wrestler (d. 1973)
1917 - Luigi Poggi, Italian cardinal (d. 2010)
1918 - Albert Henrik Mohn Norwegian journalist and author (d. 1999)
1921 - Stanley Ho, Hong Kong entrepreneur (d. 2020)
1921 - Ante Marković, Yugoslav Prime Minister (d. 2011)
1926 - Poul Anderson, American author (d. 2001)
1930 - Jan P. Syse, Norwegian Prime Minister (d. 1997)
1944 - Maarten 't Hart, Dutch author
1947 - Stéphane Courtois, French historian
1947 - Steve Heighway, Irish footballer
1952 - Jørgen Norheim, Norwegian author
1953 - Gunnar Kvassheim, Norwegian politician
1958 - Kjerstin Andersen, Norwegian handball player
1959 - Charles Kennedy, British politician (d. 2015)
1966 - Tim Armstrong, American musician
1966 - Hans Olav Syversen, Norwegian politician
1972 - Fabian Bengtsson, Swedish businessman
1977 - MacBeth Sibaya, South African footballer
1979 - Sandrine Bailly, French biathlete
1980 - Aaron Mokoena, South African footballer
1981 - Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
1985 - Marit Malm Frafjord, Norwegian handball player
1985 - Marcus Hellner, Swedish cross-country skier
1988 - Jay Spearing, English footballer
See more who died on November 25 in Category: Deaths on November 25.
1034 - King Malcolm II of Scotland (b. C. 954)
1474 - Olav Trondsson, archbishop of Nidaros
1841 - Francis Legatt Chantrey, English sculptor (b. 1782)
1885 - Thomas A. Hendricks, 21st Vice President of the United States (b. 1819)
1901 - Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, Liechtenstein composer (b. 1839)
1903 - Sabino Arana, Spanish Basque politician and author (b. 1865)
1907 - Ludvig Mylius-Erichsen, Danish author, polar explorer and adventurer (b. 1872)
1907 - George Sheldon, American diver (b. 1874)
1908 - Guangxu Emperor, Chinese Emperor (b. 1871)
1966 - Hans Reidar Holtermann, Norwegian officer, "Major from Hegra" (b. 1895)
1974 - U Thant, former Secretary-General of the United Nations (b. 1909)
1992 - Joseph Arthur Ankrah, Ghanaian general and head of state (b. 1915)
1995 - Leif Juster, Norwegian actor and singer (b. 1910)
2005 - George Best, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1946)
2005 - Richard Burns, British world champion in rally (b. 1971)
2007 - Agnethe Davidsen, Greenlandic politician (b. 1947)
2007 - Kevin DuBrow, America