On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Jordan gains independence from Britain (National Day); Abdullah ibn Hussein becomes King of Jordan

Famous Birthdays

  • David A. Hargrave, role-playing games (RPGs) designer (d. 1988)
  • Irena SzewiƄska, Polish 200m runner (Olympic Gold 1964, 68, 76), born in Leningrad, Russian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Janet Morris, American sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Timothy "Tim" Hinkley, British singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Jody Grind), born in London
  • Tommy Cecil, Irish ferryman, born Rathlin Island, County Antrim (d. 1997)

Famous Deaths

  • Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), dies at 78