Events in year of 1925

  • 01-02Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)
  • 01-03Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament / becomes Dictator
  • 01-05French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, and Hugh Jennings
  • 01-05James Gleason and Richard Tabers "Is zat so?, " premieres in New York City
  • 01-05Nellie Taylor Ross became Governor of Wyoming, 1st woman gov in USA
  • 01-05Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
  • 01-06Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile and 14:44.6 5,000m
  • 01-07Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in New York City
  • 01-081st all-female US State Supreme Court appointed, Texas
  • 01-10France-Saarland forms
  • 01-11Franc B Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Secretary of State
  • 01-15Hans Luther forms German Government, with DNVP
  • 01-16Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council
  • 01-20USSR and Japan sign treaty of Peking, Seychelles back to USSR
  • 01-21Albanian parliament announces itself a Republic; Ahmed Zogoe President
  • 01-22Albania Republic proclaimed under President Achmed Zogu
  • 01-24Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Is
  • 01-24Sandler follows Branting as Premier of Sweden
  • 01-29British Liberals choose David Lloyd George as party leader
  • 01-30Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
  • 01-31Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes President of Angola
  • 02-02Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism and socialism
  • 02-02Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
  • 02-02NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began
  • 02-08Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta
  • 02-09German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France
  • 02-09Haifa Technion (Israel), opens
  • 02-101st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Indiana
  • 02-10AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
  • 02-121st federal arbitration law approved by Congress

People born in year of 1925

  • 01-01George Conner: NFL tackle linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • 01-01Valentina Cortesa: Milan, Italy -- Actress (Kidnap Syndicate)
  • 01-02Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich: Composer
  • 01-02William J Crowe, Jr.: Kentucky, United States -- Chairman Joint Chief of Staff
  • 01-04Veikko Hakulinen: Finland -- 30K / 50K cross country skier (1956 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-05Wolf Morris: Actor (Decoy)
  • 01-07Gerald Malcolm Durrell: Britain -- Zoologist / writer (Mockery Bird)
  • 01-08James Saunders: English chemist / playwright (Ark)
  • 01-09Abdelhamid Benhadugah: Novelist
  • 01-09Lee Van Cleef: New Jersey, United States -- Actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
  • 01-10Maxwell Roach: Composer
  • 01-12Bill Burrud: Hollywood, California -- Host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World)
  • 01-12Laurentiu Profeta: Composer
  • 01-13Gwen Verdon: Louisiana, United States -- Actress / singer / dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
  • 01-13Rosemary Murphy: Munich, Germany -- Actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner)
  • 01-14Yukio Mishima: Japan -- Novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
  • 01-15Keith Bentley: International racing cyclist
  • 01-15Ruth Slenczynska: Sacramento, California -- Pianist
  • 01-17Annie Delorie: Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
  • 01-17Duane Hanson: US sculptor
  • 01-18Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere: TV producer
  • 01-18Gilles Deleuze: Philosopher
  • 01-18Roepie Kruize: Dutch field hockey player (Olympics Bronze 1948 / Silver 1952)
  • 01-19Nina [Mary] Bawden: English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman)
  • 01-20E Cardenal: Writer
  • 01-20Edwin Gordon: NYC, New York -- VOA correspondant
  • 01-20Eugen Gomringer: Writer
  • 01-20George Connol: NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • 01-21Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock: Railway writer
  • 01-22Leslie Silver: English paint manufacturer / multi-millionaire

People died in year of 1925

  • 01-12Oskar Brefeld: German botanist, dies at 85
  • 01-14Willem Devout: Self employed (V & Dreesmann)
  • 01-30Jakab Gyula Major: Composer, dies at 66
  • 01-30John F Mellaerts: Flemish social founder (Boerenbond), dies at 79
  • 02-02Antti Aarne: Finnish sociologist, dies at 57
  • 02-03Jaap Eden: Dutch World champion bicyclist / speed skating, dies at 51
  • 02-18James Lane Allen: US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
  • 02-21Alfred Baldwin Sloan: Composer, dies at 52
  • 02-22Georges / Joris Helleputte: Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • 02-22Nina David [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon]: Poet / author
  • 02-22Thomas C Allbutt: English physiologist, dies at 88
  • 02-25Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia: Composer, dies at 81
  • 02-28Friedrich Ebert: Soc-dem President Germany
  • 03-04Moritz Moszkowski: Polish / German composer, dies at 70
  • 03-11Andreas Hallen: Composer, dies at 78
  • 03-12Sun Yat-Sen: Chinese revolutionary President, dies at 58
  • 03-14Walter Camp: Father of American football, dies at 65
  • 03-20George N Curzon: British Foreign Minister (1919-22), dies at 66
  • 03-23Aleksei Kuropatkin: Russian General / Minister of War, dies at 76
  • 03-27Carl G Neumann: German Mathematician / physicist, dies at 92
  • 03-30Rudolf Steiner: Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64
  • 04-01Francis William Davenport: Composer, dies at 77
  • 04-14Pieter D van Essen: Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • 04-15John Singer Sargent: US portrait painter, dies at 69
  • 04-18Charles Ebbets: President (Dodgers)
  • 04-22Andre Caplet: Composer, dies at 46
  • 04-25George Stephanescu: Composer, dies at 81
  • 04-28Louis F J Bouwmeester: Actor (Shakespeare)
  • 05-12Alfred Milner: British Governor (Cape Colony) / minister, dies at 71
  • 05-12Amy Lowell: Writer, dies at 51

Events in year of 1926

  • 01-01Flood in Rhine strikes Cologne
  • 01-04Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek Dictator
  • 01-05James Cox of Ford Motors announces 8 hour day and $5 daily minimum wage
  • 01-06Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
  • 01-17George Burns marries Gracie Allen
  • 01-202nd German government of Luther begins
  • 01-21Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
  • 01-22Belgian Chief of Staff General Maglinse quits
  • 01-26Television 1st demonstrated (J L Baird, London)
  • 01-271st public demonstration of television, John L Baird, London
  • 01-27US Senate agrees to join World Court
  • 02-01Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
  • 02-01Land at Broadway and Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
  • 02-04Austrian chancellor Seipel wants to join Germany
  • 02-06NFL rules college students ineligible until college classes graduates
  • 02-06St. Louis Browns acquire catcher Wally Schang from New York Yankees
  • 02-08German Reichstag decides to apply for League of Nations membership
  • 02-08Walt Disney Studios forms
  • 02-09Teaching theory of evolution forbidden in Atlanta, Georgia schools
  • 02-10Building of Olympian Stadium Amsterdam, begins
  • 02-11Tokelau (Union) Islands in South Pacific transfers to New Zealand
  • 02-12Barendrecht soccer team forms
  • 02-15Brooks Atkinson Theater opens at 256 W 47th St, New York City
  • 02-15Contract air mail service begins in US
  • 02-16Suzanne Lenglen defeats Helen Wills in Tennis at Cannes France
  • 02-17Avalanche buries 75 in Sap Gulch Bingham Utah, 40 die
  • 02-17Tennis star Suzanne Lenglen beats Helen Wills in their only match
  • 02-25Francisco Franco becomes General of Spain
  • 02-25Kwo-Min-Tang (Guomindang) declares war on government / warlords
  • 02-26Dark Street in the Bronx renamed Lustre Street

People born in year of 1926

  • 01-01Claire Polin [Schaff]: Composer flautist / musicologist
  • 01-03Danny Overbea: Blues singer / guitarist
  • 01-03George Martin: Record producer (The Beatles)
  • 01-05Claude [Buddy] Young: NFL running back (Yankees, Texans, Colts)
  • 01-05Robert Earle: Baldwin, New York -- TV host (GE College Bowl)
  • 01-08Evelyn Lear [Shulman]: Brooklyn, New York -- Soprano
  • 01-08Jani Christou: Composer
  • 01-11Elisabeth M J "Elly" Bakker: Dutch actress (The Miser)
  • 01-11Grant Tinker: Broadcasting executive (NBC-TV)
  • 01-11Lev Stepanovich Demin: Russia -- Cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 01-11Phil Sidey: Broadcaster
  • 01-12Morton Feldman: NYC, New York -- Composer
  • 01-13Pamela M Cunnington: English architect / author (Change of Use)
  • 01-14Harold Wolpe: Sociologist lawyer / Soth African activist
  • 01-14Tom Tryon: Hartford, Connecticut -- Actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters)
  • 01-15Maria Schell: Vienna, Austria -- Actress (Space 1999)
  • 01-16John "Jack" Layden: Local politician
  • 01-17Moira Shearer: Dunfermline, Scotland -- Ballerina (Red Shoes)
  • 01-17Richard Michael Hills: Comedy script writer
  • 01-19Fritz Weaver: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- Actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin)
  • 01-19Libera Carlier: Flemish author (Action Station Go!)
  • 01-20David Eugene Tudor: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Composer
  • 01-20Michael Higgins: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (1918, Wanda, Black Stallion)
  • 01-20Patricia Neal: Packard, Kentucky -- Actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses)
  • 01-20Robert L Van Citters: Cardiology / advisory panelist / UW dean
  • 01-21Franco Evangelisti: Italian composer
  • 01-21Raf Reymen: Flemish actor
  • 01-22Lord Erskine of Rerrick: Peer
  • 01-22Tom Blackburn: Writer
  • 01-26Charles Tidbury: Former Chairman (Whitbread & Company)

People died in year of 1926

  • 01-08Emile Paladilhe: Composer, dies at 81
  • 01-15Enrico Toselli: Composer, dies at 42
  • 01-21Camillo Golgi: Ital medical research (malaria, Nobel 1906), dies at 81
  • 01-23Joseph Carl Breil: Composer, dies at 55
  • 02-05Andre Gedalge: Composer, dies at 69
  • 02-21Heike Kamerlingh Onnes: Dutch physicist (Nobel 1913), dies at 72
  • 02-24Eddie Plank: Pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51
  • 02-26Frederik Pijper: Dut vicar / church Historian (Monasteries), dies at 67
  • 02-26Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller: Composer, dies at 75
  • 03-03Cyril Metodej Hrazdira: Composer, dies at 58
  • 03-07Jindrich Z Albestu Kaan: Composer, dies at 73
  • 03-26Georges Vezina: NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens)
  • 03-26Konstantin Fehrenbach: German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
  • 03-30Feliks E Dzerzjinski: Lithuanian organizer (KGB), dies at 48
  • 04-06Giovanni Amendola: Antifascist / editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), dies at 43
  • 04-19Squire Bancroft [Butterfield]: Actor / manager (Haymarket), dies at 84
  • 04-23Joseph Pennell: Artist / author
  • 04-25Ellen K S Key: Swed Author / feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76
  • 05-01Nicolaus Adriani: Translator (Middle-Celebes Language), dies at 60
  • 05-03Napoleon V Bonaparte: French pretender to the throne, dies at 63
  • 05-09Joseph Mallaby Dent: Publisher
  • 05-15Mohammed VI Vahideddin: Last Sultan of Turkey (1918-22)
  • 05-16Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman): Last Sultan of Turkey
  • 05-17Lucien Herr: French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller)
  • 05-21Ronald Arthur A Firbank: British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40
  • 05-23Hans Koessler: Composer, dies at 73
  • 05-25Symon Petlyura: Leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
  • 05-26S V Petlura: Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
  • 06-01Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov: Composer, dies at 64
  • 06-04Eugeen of Oye: Flemish writer / Poet (Sparks & Radiates)