On This Day

What Happened on November 25, 1940

Historical Events

  • First flights of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder.
  • Football team University of Michigan retires Tom Harmon's #98
  • Nazi Intelligence agency Sicherheitsdienst (SD) arrests Dutch resistance fighter Bernard Ijzerdraat, founder of De Geuzen
  • SS Patria carrying illegal immigrants sinks in port of Haifa, 200 die
  • Woody Woodpecker debuts with release of Walter Lantz's "Knock Knock"

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJoe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs, American football coach (Washington Redskins), born in Mocksville, North Carolina

NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs
NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner
Joe Gibbs
  • Percy Sledge, American soul singer (When A Man Loves A Woman), born in Leighton, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Reinhard Furrer, German physicist and astronaut (STS 22), born in Worgl, Germany
1940 Highlights

About November 25, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Sagittarius