What Happened on August 25, 1942

Historical Events

  • SS begins transporting Jews of Maastricht

Famous Birthdays

  • Imogen Hassall, English actress (Countess of Cleavage-Carry on Loving), born in Surrey England (d. 1980)
  • Margaret L. Thompson Murdock, American army and first woman to win medal for small bore rifle (Olympic silver 1976), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • Nathan Deal, American attorney and politician (Rep-D-Georgia), born in Millen, Georgia
  • Walter Williams, American rock vocalist (O'Jays - "Love Train"; Use Ta Be My Girl"), born in Canton, Ohio
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • George Edward Alexander Windsor, British nobleman (Duke of Kent), and RAF officer, dies in battle at 39
  • Panayot Pipkov, Bulgarian bandmaster, composer, pedagogue, and (with his son) Antarctic glacier namesake, dies at 70
  • W van Daalen, opposition leader on Celebes, beheaded
1942 Highlights

About August 25, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo