What Happened on June 25, 1942

Historical Events

Event of Interest

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill travels from US to London

  • British RAF stages a 1,000 bomb raid on Bremen, Germany (WWII)

Appointment of Interest

Major General Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe

1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Chambers, American jazz drummer, vibraphonist, and composer, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Michel Tremblay, Canadian novelist and playwright (Les Belles-Sœurs), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Patrick Michael Mitchell, one of FBI's most wanted, born in Ottawa, Ontario

Willis Reed (1942-2023)

American Basketball HOF center (NBA C'ship 1970 [MVP], 1973 [MVP]; NBA MVP 1970; 7 × NBA All-Star; NY Knicks) and coach (NY Knicks, NJ Nets), born in Dubach, Louisiana

Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Lietzman, German theologist and church historian, dies at 67

About June 25, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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