What Happened on February 25, 1940

Historical Events

  • 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Packer, American college basketball broadcaster (Raycom Sports, NBC, CBS), born in Wellsville, New York (d. 2023)
  • George Paul, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • Hector MacKenzie, trade unionist
  • Jud Taylor, American actor (Dr. Kildare (TV series) - "Dr. Gerson"), and director (Tail Gunner Joe), born in New York City (d. 2008)
  • Ron Santo, American Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9 x MLB All Star; 5 x Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Mills Patrick, American author and 1st President of Istanbul Woman's College, dies at 89
1940 Highlights

About February 25, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Pisces