On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1935

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth hits his last 3 home runs in Pittsburgh, Boston Braves still lose the game 11–7 to the Pirates

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 4 world records in 45 minutes at a Big Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Remembered as "the greatest 45 minutes ever in sport".

Track and Field Athlete Jesse Owens
Track and Field Athlete
Jesse Owens

Famous Birthdays

  • Cookie Gilchrist, American football fullback (AFL All Star 1962-65; AFL MVP 1962; CFL All Star 1956-60), born in Brackenridge, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Victoria Shaw, Australian-American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Sir Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer, dies at 71
1935 Highlights

About May 25, 1935

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini