On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1939

Historical Events

  • Carl Storck becomes 2nd NFL president

Famous Birthdays

  • Dixie Carter, American actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night), born in McLemoresville, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Gene A. Budig, American baseball executive (last American League [AL] president 1994-99), born in McCook, Nebraska (d. 2020)

Person of interestIan McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen, English film and theatre actor (Lord of the Rings, X-Men), born in Burnley Lancashire


Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Duveen, British art connoisseur (Elgin marbles), dies at 69
1939 Highlights

About May 25, 1939

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini