On This Day

What Happened on July 25, 1940

Historical Events

  • American John Sigmund begins swimming for 89 hours, 46 minutes from St. Louis to Caruthersville, Missouri in the Mississippi River; 292 miles, longest solo swim of all time

Famous Birthdays

  • John Pennel, American pole vaulter (James E Sullivan Award-1963), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1993)
1940 Highlights

About July 25, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo