What Happened on May 25, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Major

30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St Louis

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

BattleExecution

Polish war hero Witold Pilecki is executed by communist police after a show trial in Warsaw

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki
  • SF receives its 1st telecast

Famous Birthdays

  • Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions)
  • Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Witold Pilecki, Polish WWII resistance fighter (volunteered to go to Auschwitz, Witold's Report), executed by communist secret police after a show trial at age 47

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki