On This Day

What Happened on July 25, 1943

Historical Events

  • 1st warship named after an African American launched - USS Leonard Roy Harmon, a Buckley class destroyer

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Benito Mussolini dismissed as Italian Premier and arrested on the authority of King Victor Emmanuel III

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
King of Italy Victor Emmanuel III
King of Italy
Victor Emmanuel III
  • Opposition group Zwaantje forms in Delfzijl
  • RAF bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Margolin, American actress (Take the Money & Run, David & Lisa), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jim McCarty, English rock drummer (Yardbirds - "For Your Love"), born in Liverpool, England
  • Roy Acuff Jr., American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
1943 Highlights

About July 25, 1943

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo