On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1949

Historical Events

  • Chinese Red army occupies Shanghai

Famous Birthdays

  • Jamaica Kincaid [Elaine Cynthia Potter Richardsonn], Antiguan-American journalist (NYer), born in St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
  • Lalith Kaluperuma, Sri Lankan cricketer (two Tests for Sri Lanka 1982), born in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Famous Deaths

  • Simon Spoor, Dutch intelligence officer and general (WWII), dies at 47
1949 Highlights

About May 25, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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