On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Norwood Hills CC: Ben Hogan scores a convincing 7 & 6 win over Mike Turnesa in the Tuesday final for his 2nd PGA crown

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

BattleExecution

Polish war hero Witold Pilecki is executed by communist police after a show trial in Warsaw

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki
  • San Francisco receives its 1st telecast

Famous Birthdays

  • Klaus Meine, German musician (Scorpions), born in Hannover, Germany

Famous Deaths


BattleWitold Pilecki

Witold Pilecki, Polish WWII resistance fighter (volunteered to go to Auschwitz, Witold's Report), executed by communist secret police after a show trial at age 47

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki