(Monday, October 25, 1982, 9:30 p.m. EDT) — Newhart, a situation comedy series about an author and wife who owned and operated an inn located in a small, rural Vermont town that was home to many eccentric characters, debuted tonight on CBS-TV. It starred Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Jennifer Holmes, Julia Duffy, Tom Poston, Steven Kampmann, Peter Scolari, William Sanderson, Tony Papenfuss and John Volstad.
(Thursday, October 25, 1962, 8:00 p.m. EDT) — Alex tries over and over to spend a day with Jeff, but his plans are always interrupted by emergency calls on tonight’s episode of the ABC-TV sitcom The Donna Reed Show.
(Thursday, October 25, 1962, 8:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m. BST) — The Beatles recorded an appearance on the BBC Light Programme Here We Go tonight at Playhouse Theater in Manchester, England. They performed three songs for broadcast the next day at 5:00 p.m., but only a snippet of A Taste of Honey survives.
(Sunday, October 25, 1942, during the Second Battle of El Alamein, part of Western Desert Campaign of World War II) — Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who had fallen ill and was recovering in Germany for about a month, flew to Rome early today to press the Comando Supremo for more fuel and ammunition; and then on to North Africa to resume command of the Panzer Army Africa, which was renamed the “German-Italian Panzer Army” (Deutsch-Italienische Panzerarmee).