October 25 in Pop Culture History
1938 – Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounced swing music as “a degenerated musical system, turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people.”
1940 – Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. was named the first African American general in the United States Army.
1962 – Nelson Mandela was sentenced to five years in prison.
1964 – The Rolling Stones appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show…