On This Day

What Happened on September 25, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Operation Market Garden ends in Allied failure as the last British and Polish paratroopers are evacuated from Oosterbeek, near the town of Arnhem

Famous Birthdays

  • Doris Matsui, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Poston, Arizona
  • Eugenia Zukerman, American flutist and novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Grayson Shillingford, West Indian cricket bowler (WI 1969-71, 7 Tests 15 wickets), born in Macoucherie, Dominica (d. 2009)

Person of interestMichael Douglas

Michael Douglas, American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey


Famous Deaths

  • Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68
  • Leo Justinus Kauffmann, Alsatian composer, dies at 43