What Happened on May 25, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day); Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes king of Jordan

Famous Birthdays

  • David A. Hargrave, RPG designer
  • Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein, Polish 200m runner (1968 Olym Gold)
  • Janet E[llen] Morris, American sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus)
  • Tommy Cecil, Irish ferryman, born Rathlin Island, County Antrim (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), dies at 78