On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Rankin, Scottish rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dominique Blanc, French actress (Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train), born in Lyon, France
  • Tony Phillips, MLB player (Oakland Athletics), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)