What Happened on April 25, 1959

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • St Lawrence Seaway linking Atlantic and the Great Lakes opens to shipping
  • Then-bishop Karol Wojtyla's (future Pope John Paul II) celebrates newly completed Nowa Huta, Poland's first ever Mass at midnight of Christmas morning

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Rankin, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dominique Blanc, French actress
  • Tony Phillips, MLB player (Oakland Athletics), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)