On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1898

Famous Birthdays

  • Bennett Cerf, American publisher (Random House) and panelist (What's My Line), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1971)
  • Gene Tunney, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1926-30), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Gustav Regler, German writer, born in Merzig (d. 1963)
  • Mischa Levitzki, Russian-born American pianist and composer (The Enchanted Nymph), born in Kremenchuk, Russian Empire (d. 1941)

Famous Weddings

Milton S. Hershey

Chocolatier Milton S. Hershey (40) weds Catherine Sweeney at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

1898 Highlights

About May 25, 1898

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 123 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini