On This Day

What Happened on February 25, 1940

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 Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman (9-time MLB All Star; 5-time Gold Glove; Chicago Cubs), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2010)

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? 81 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

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