On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1940

Historical Events

  • First British night bombing of Germany (Berlin)
  • Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia incorporated into Soviet Union

Famous Birthdays

  • José Van Dam, bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif), born in Brussels, Belgium

Famous Weddings

  • 1st parachute wedding: Reverend Homer Tomlinson marries Arno Rudolphi and Ann Hayward while all are suspended in parachutes.
1940 Highlights

About August 25, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo