One of my favorite directors of all time celebrates a birthday today. On August 25th, 1958 film director Tim Burton was born. He is best known for quirky horror and fantasy films such as 'Beetlejuice', 'Edward Scissorhands', and 'Nightmare Before Christmas'. He also directed two of my favorite films, 'Sleepy Hollow' and the guilty pleasure 'Mars Attacks'. He is 63 today.

Just like the days before and the ones to come, the history is weird, a little scary and we’ve got a list of them for you to enjoy. Knowing major past events is important to understand how we live life today and I’ve got some rather freaky facts for you to explore.

Seeing what happened in the past fascinates me. You might think I’m weird, but I find history interesting because of the weird and scary things that happen. Here are 5 of the weirdest and scariest facts for August 25th. Bonus photos today! Check out some vintage shots from birthday boy Tim Burtons ‘Nightmare Before Christmas below.

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