On This Day

What Happened on July 25, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR bans selling benzine/gasoline to Japan

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Red Sox Lefty Grove becomes 12th to win 300 games (his last victory)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestEmmett Till

Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till

Person of interestNate Thurmond

Nate Thurmond, American Basketball Hall of Fame forward (7-time NBA All Star), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer and photographer, born in London
  • Raúl Ruiz, Chilean filmmaker (Three Sad Tigers), born in Puerto Montt, Chile (d. 2011)