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 This day in History - February 25
440 Historic Events for February 25
1975

Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever and seriously injured

Event
1976

Chris Pitman, rocker (Zaum, Tool)

Birth
1976

Samaki Walker, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)

Birth
1977

Soyuz 24 returns to Earth

Event
1977

Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons

Event
1977

New Orleans' Pete Maravich sets NBA record for a guard with 68 pts

Event
1978

Daniel "Chappie" James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58

Death
1978

Botham scores 1st Test Cricket century, 103 v NZ Christchurch

Event
1979

Soyuz 32 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station is launched

Event
1979

Jane Blalock wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic

Event
1980

Coup ousts PM Henck Arron of Suriname

Event
1981

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1981

Exec Board of Baseball Players' Assn votes unanimously to strike on May 29 if the issue of free-agent compensation remains unresolved

Event
1981

Rita Jenrette (wife of Abscam congressman) appears on Donahue

Event
1981

NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames

Event
1981

NHL most penalized game; Bruins vs Northstars, 84 penalties (392 mins)

Event
1981

L Calvo Sotelo elected premier of Spain

Event
1981

Exec Board of Players' Assn votes unanimously to strike on May 29

Event
1981

Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders

Event
1981

23rd Grammy Awards: Sailing, Christopher Cross, Billy Joel wins

Event
1982

Record speed for a snowmobile (239 kph)

Event
1982

Final episode of "The Lawrence Welk Show" airs

Event
1982

J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies

Death
1983

John Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84

Death
1983

Tennessee Williams, writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

Death