On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBill Sharman

Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2013)

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Claude Akins, American character actor (B. J. and the Bear, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Movin' On), born in Nelson, Georgia (d. 1994)

Famous Deaths

  • Symon Petlyura, Ukrainian socialist leader (pogroms), assassinated at 47