On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title
  • Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Voete begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Fontana, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor (Blaze, Frances, Windy City), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2016)