On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1948

Historical Events

PGA 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

Execution

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

  • San Francisco receives its 1st telecast

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

ExecutionWitold 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

1948 Highlights

About May 25, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini