On This Day

What Happened on May 25, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 H Spoor, intelligence officer/general (WWII), dies at 47