On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)
  • George Paul, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • Hector MacKenzie, trade unionist
  • Jud Taylor, actor (Dr Gerson-Dr Kildare)
  • Ron Santo, American MLB player and broascaster (Chicago Cubs), 1st baseball player to veto his trade), born in Seattle (d. 2010)

Famous Deaths

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