On This Day

What Happened on March 25, 1949

Historical Events

  • The Soviet Union begins Operation Pribioi, the mass deportation of 90,000 Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians to inhospitable areas in the Soviet Union

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Ezrin, Canadian keyboardist and music producer (Alice Cooper; Peter Gabriel; Kiss; Pink Floyd), born in Toronto, Canada
  • Jean Potvin, Canadian NHL player, 1970-81 (New York Islanders, and three other teams), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • Kaja Danczowska, Polish classical violinist, and teacher, born in Krakow, Poland
  • Klaus Mertens, German bass and bass-baritone singer, born in Kleve, West Germany
  • Neil Jones, Welsh rock guitarist (Amen Corner - "Bend Me Shape Me"), born in Llanbradach, South Wales (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Hanns A Rauter, German SS-commandant in Netherland, executed at 54
1949 Highlights

About March 25, 1949

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries