What Happened in 1925

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 313

  • Jan 1 Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo
  • Jan 1 11th Rose Bowl: Notre Dame beats Stanford, 27-10
  • Jan 2 Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)

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Jan 3 Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jan 4 French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better"
  • Jan 5 James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 5 Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
  • Jan 5 Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
  • Jan 5 French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings

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Jan 6 Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jan 6 Mussolini forms a cabinet composed entirely of Fascists in Italy
  • Jan 7 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC
  • Jan 8 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas
  • Jan 9 German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption
  • Jan 10 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as TX gov, nation's 2nd woman governor
  • Jan 10 Allies refuse to evacuate the Cologne area of Germany as agreed

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Jan 11 Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Jan 12 John Howard Lawson's "Processional" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 14 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 15 Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP
  • Jan 16 Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense

ReplacementLeadership Contest

Jan 16 In the aftermath of Lenin's death, Stalin and Trotsky battle for leadership; today, Trotsky resigns as chairman of the Russian Revolutionary Military Council

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Jan 19 -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
  • Jan 20 The Soviet and Japan sign a convention resuming relations: Russia agrees to limit revolutionary activity of the Third Communist International, while Japan agrees to leave the Sakhalin
  • Jan 21 Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president
  • Jan 22 Albania Republic proclaimed under Pres Achmed Zogu
  • Jan 24 Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
  • Jan 24 Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
  • Jan 28 -46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)

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Jan 29 British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • Jan 30 Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
  • Jan 31 Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola
  • Jan 31 18th Women's Australasian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (1-6, 8-6, 6-4)
  • Jan 31 18th Men's Australasian Championships: James Anderson beats Gerald Patterson (11-9, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3)
  • Feb 1 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontkämpferbund in Berlin
  • Feb 2 Belgian episcopacy rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
  • Feb 2 Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
  • Feb 2 NL holds Golden Jubilee Year meeting at same hotel where NL began
  • Feb 8 Kaufman & Berlin's "cocoanuts" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 8 Marcus Garvey enters federal prison in Atlanta
  • Feb 9 German Minister Stresemann proposes security treaty with France
  • Feb 9 Haifa Technion (Israel) opens
  • Feb 10 1st waterless gas storage tank put into service, Michigan City, Ind
  • Feb 10 AL decides to alternate leagues for game 1 of World Series each year
  • Feb 12 1st federal arbitration law approved by Congress
  • Feb 12 E Thieffry departs with Handley Page for the Belgian Congo
  • Feb 12 Estonia bans communist Party
  • Feb 13 US Congress makes Surpreme Court appeal more difficult
  • Feb 14 State of emergency crisis in Bavaria ends, NSDAP re-allowed
  • Feb 21 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
  • Feb 21 Mass meeting of SPD's Reichsbanner Black-Red-Gold in Magdeburg
  • Feb 24 Thermite explosive 1st used to break up ice jam, Waddington, NY
  • Feb 25 Glacier Bay National Monument established in Alaska
  • Feb 25 US Women's Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
  • Feb 25 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • Feb 25 The diplomatic relations between Japan and the Soviet Union were established.
  • Feb 26 Jihad against Turkish government

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Feb 27 Hitler resurrects NSDAP political party in Munich

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 27 Test Cricket debut of Clarrie Grimmett, who took 5-45 & 6-37 v England
  • Feb 28 "Tea For Two" by Marion Harris hits #1
  • Feb 28 Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
  • Feb 28 Longest win streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (9 games)
  • Feb 28 Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
  • Mar 2 Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament
  • Mar 2 Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage
  • Mar 2 Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted
  • Mar 2 SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament
  • Mar 4 US President Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
  • Mar 4 Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
  • Mar 6 Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmö dy & Sankt Vith
  • Mar 7 American Negro Congress organizes
  • Mar 9 Pink's War, the first RAF operation conducted independently of the Army or Navy, begins.
  • Mar 10 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Mar 12 British government of Stanley Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Mar 13 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Arenas in 2 games
  • Mar 13 Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
  • Mar 18 (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, & Tn kills 689

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Mar 19 Angelo G Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop

  • Mar 21 Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens
  • Mar 21 Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar
  • Mar 21 The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue, is passed prohibiting the teaching of evolution
  • Mar 23 Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
  • Mar 24 KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 27 84th Grand National: Maj. John Wilson aboard Double Chance wins

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Mar 30 Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Mar 30 Stanley Cup: Vict Cougars (WCHL) beat Canadiens (NHL), 3 games to 1
  • Mar 31 WOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)
  • Apr 1 1st transmission of Danish state radio
  • Apr 1 Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925]
  • Apr 3 Great Britain goes back to gold standard
  • Apr 3 Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
  • Apr 5 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election

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Apr 5 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 6 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
  • Apr 9 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
  • Apr 10 Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd)

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Apr 10 Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald

  • Apr 11 Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
  • Apr 13 Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC
  • Apr 14 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 659

  • Jan 1 George Conner, NFL tackle, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 1 Valentina Cortesa, Milan Italy, actress (Kidnap Syndicate)
  • Jan 1 Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (d. 1981)
  • Jan 1 Raymond Pellegrin, French actor
  • Jan 2 Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich, composer
  • Jan 2 William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chief of staff
  • Jan 2 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (d. 2008)
  • Jan 4 Veikko Hakulinen, Finland, 30K/50K cross country skier (Oly-gold-1956)
  • Jan 5 Wolf Morris, actor (Decoy)
  • Jan 6 John Z DeLorean, former automaker (DeLorean)
  • Jan 7 Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
  • Jan 8 James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)
  • Jan 8 Helmuth Hubener, German activist (d. 1942)
  • Jan 9 Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist
  • Jan 9 Lee Van Cleef, NJ, actor (For a Few Dollars More, Escape from NY)
  • Jan 12 Bill Burrud, host (Safari to Adventure, Animal World), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jan 12 Laurentiu Profeta, composer
  • Jan 12 Ralph Legall, cricket wicket-keeper (WI v India 1954)
  • Jan 12 Scottie MacGregor, American actress
  • Jan 13 Gwen Verdon, LA, actress/singer/dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity)
  • Jan 13 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), born in Munich, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • Jan 14 Yukio Mishima, Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
  • Jan 14 Louis Quilico, Canadian baritone (d. 2000)
  • Jan 15 Keith Bentley, international racing cyclist
  • Jan 15 Ruth Slenczynska, pianist, born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 17 A H Kardar, cricketer (Pak 1st Test capt, prev played for India)
  • Jan 17 Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias)
  • Jan 17 Duane Hanson, US sculptor
  • Jan 17 Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
  • Jan 17 Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
  • Jan 18 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, TV producer
  • Jan 18 Gilles Deleuze, philosopher
  • Jan 18 Roepie Kruize, Dutch field hockey player (Olympic-Bronze-48/Silver-52)
  • Jan 19 Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Catholic priest, politician and writer, born in Granada, Nicaragua
  • Jan 20 Edwin Gordon, VOA correspondant, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 20 Eugen Gomringer, writer
  • Jan 20 George Connol, NFL Hall-of-Famer
  • Jan 21 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer
  • Jan 22 Leslie Silver, English paint manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 23 Marty Paich, orchestra leader (Sonny & Cher, Glenn Campbell), born in Oakland, California

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Jan 24 Maria Tallchief, Fairfax Ok, ballerina, (d. 2013)

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Maria Tallchief
  • Jan 24 William Hudson, California, actor (I Led 3 Lives)
  • Jan 25 Eric Dempster, cricketer (NZ slow bowl of mid-50's, bowling avg 109.5)
  • Jan 25 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician and songwriter (d. 1992)
  • Jan 26 David Jenkins, Bishop (Durham)
  • Jan 26 Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
  • Jan 26 Joan Leslie, actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)

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Jan 26 Paul Newman, racer/popcorn mogul/actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • Jan 26 Claude Ryan, Quebec newspaper editor (d. 2004)
  • Jan 27 Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
  • Jan 27 John Bury, British stage designer who worked with Peter Hall (d. 2000)
  • Jan 28 Henry Harris, British professor of medicine
  • Jan 29 Anthony George, Endicott NY, actor (Untouchables, Checkmate)
  • Jan 29 Pier Tania (Meinte Piet), radio/TV host (ANP, De Bezetting)
  • Jan 30 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 30 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 31 Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
  • Jan 31 Charles Aidman, Frankfort Ind, narrator (New Twilight Zone)
  • Jan 31 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament 1989-1992, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry (d. 2014)
  • Feb 2 David Abell Wood, priest
  • Feb 2 Michel Paul Philippot, composer
  • Feb 2 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Feb 3 John Fiedler, Platville Wisc, actor (Mr Peterson-Newhart)
  • Feb 3 Joop C Swart, Dutch publisher/founder (World Press Photo)
  • Feb 3 Leon Schlumpf, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Feb 4 Russell Hoban, US children's book author (Riddley Walker/Pilgermann)
  • Feb 7 Arthur Berry, English artist and playwright , born in Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1994)
  • Feb 7 Herbert Eisenreich, Austrian writer, born in Linz (d. 1986)
  • Feb 7 Marius Constant, Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
  • Feb 7 Romolo Valli, actor (Bobby Deerfield, Fistful of Dynamite, La Viaccia)
  • Feb 8 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, born in New York City (d. 2014)

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Feb 8 Jack Lemmon, actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • Feb 8 Raimondo d'Inzeo, It, equestrian (Oly-gold/2 silver/3 bronze-1948-76)
  • Feb 9 Vic Wertz, baseball player
  • Feb 9 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (d. 2001)
  • Feb 11 Kim Stanley, [Patricia Reid], actress (Right Stuff), born in Tularosa New Mexico (d. 2001)
  • Feb 11 Peter Berger, British vice-admiral
  • Feb 11 Virginia E Johnson, doctor and sexologist (Masters & Johnson)
  • Feb 12 Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (d. 1984)
  • Feb 12 Joan Mitchell, Chicago USA, American painter and printmaker
  • Feb 13 Gene [Eugene] Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • Feb 13 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author
  • Feb 14 Elliot Lawrence, orchestra leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 16 David Emms, director (London Goodenough Trust for Overseas Graduates)
  • Feb 16 PER Bailey, director (Gatwick & Stansted Airports)
  • Feb 16 Carlos Paredes, Portuguese guitar master (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 Fritz Behrendt, German/Dutch cartoon character (The Slogan)
  • Feb 17 Hal Holbrook, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 17 Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
  • Feb 18 George Kennedy, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 18 Marcel Barbeau, Quebec artist
  • Feb 19 Jindrich Feld, composer
  • Feb 19 Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Feb 20 Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist (A Walk in the Night)
  • Feb 20 Pramudya Ananta Tur, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa)
  • Feb 20 Robert Altman, director (The Player, M*A*S*H), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Feb 20 Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader
  • Feb 21 Al Fann, actor (Alvin-He's the Mayor), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 21 Jack Ramsay, NBA coach ( Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 NBA Champions), (d. 2014)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 26 Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 28 Actress Gloria Swanson (25) weds aristocrat Henri de la Falaise (26) in Paris, France

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • Apr 15 Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 23 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (42) weds actress Frances Howard (21)

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 7 Three Stooges leader Moe Howard (28) weds Helen Schonberger

Comedian Moe Howard
Moe Howard

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell (24) marries 2nd husband John Marsh (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 13 Film producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions Walt Disney (23) weds Lillian Bounds (26) at Lewiston's Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Lewiston, Idaho

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Economist John Maynard Keynes (42) weds ballerina Lydia Lopokova

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 8 China's Premier Zhou Enlai (27) weds Deng Yingchao (21) in Guangzhou

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 11 Physicist James Chadwick (33) weds Aileen Stewart-Brown

Physicist James Chadwick
James Chadwick

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 22 Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (78) weds printer and author William Sidney Lovell-Smith (72) in Christchurch, New Zealand

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 4 Jurist Earl Warren (34) weds Nina Elisabeth Palmquist Meyers

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 27 Inventor George Gallup (24) weds Ophelia Smith Miller

Inventor of the Gallup Poll George Gallup
Inventor of the Gallup Poll
George Gallup

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 5 Turkish President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (44) divorces wife Latife Hanim after 2 years of marriage

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 107

  • Jan 12 Oskar Brefeld, German botanist, dies at 85
  • Jan 14 Willem Devout, self employed (V & Dreesmann), dies
  • Jan 25 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (b. 1858)
  • Jan 30 Jakab Gyula Major, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 30 John F Mellaerts, Flemish social founder (Boerenbond), dies at 79
  • Feb 2 Antti Aarne, Finnish sociologist, dies at 57

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Feb 2 Jaap Eden, Dutch world champion cyclist and speed skater, dies at 51

Cyclist and Speed Skater Jaap Eden
Cyclist and Speed Skater
Jaap Eden
  • Feb 18 James Lane Allen, US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
  • Feb 21 Alfred Baldwin Sloan, composer, dies at 52
  • Feb 22 Georges/Joris Helleputte, Belgian Catholic minister, dies at 72
  • Feb 22 Nina David, [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies
  • Feb 22 Thomas C Allbutt, English physiologist, dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Hjalmar Branting, Prime Minister of Sweden, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1860)
  • Feb 25 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 28 Friedrich Ebert, soc-dem president Germany, dies
  • Mar 4 Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 4 James Ward, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1843)
  • Mar 4 John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • Mar 10 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist (theory of isostasy, geodesy science), dies at 56
  • Mar 11 Andreas Hallen, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary leader, dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Lucille Ricksen, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 14 Walter Camp, father of American football, dies at 65
  • Mar 20 George N Curzon, British Foreign minister (1919-22), dies at 66
  • Mar 23 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War, dies at 76
  • Mar 27 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist, dies at 92
  • Mar 30 Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64
  • Apr 1 Francis William Davenport, composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 14 Pieter D van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • Apr 15 John Singer Sargent, US portrait painter, dies at 69
  • Apr 18 Charles Ebbets, Pres (Dodgers), dies
  • Apr 22 Andre Caplet, composer, dies at 46
  • Apr 23 Andre Caplet, French composer (Le miroir de Jesus), dies at 45
  • Apr 25 George Stephanescu, composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 28 Louis F J Bouwmeester, actor (Shakespeare), dies
  • May 7 William Hesketh Lever, First Viscount Leverhulme (b. 1851)
  • May 12 Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71
  • May 12 Amy Lowell, writer, dies at 51
  • May 12 Artur Napoleao dos Santos, composer, dies at 82
  • May 12 Amy Lowell, American poet (b. 1874)
  • May 13 Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies
  • May 14 Henry Rider Haggard, English writer (Dawn, She), dies
  • May 22 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, British field marshall (WWI), dies at 72
  • May 27 Ed McKeever, pres (Bkln Dodgers), dies of pneumonia
  • May 30 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (b. 1876)
  • Jun 4 Gheorghe Dima, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 4 Pierre Louys, [PF Louis], French writer (Aphrodite), dies
  • Jun 16 Chittaranjan Das, Indian patriot and freedom fighter (b. 1870)
  • Jun 16 Emmett Hardy, American musician (b. 1903)
  • Jun 20 Wilhelm Posse, composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 20 Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (b. 1842)
  • Jun 21 Jan H Leopold, poet/classical (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60
  • Jun 22 Felix Klein, German mathematician (b. 1849)
  • Jul 1 Erik Satie, French composer (Dreamy Fish), dies at 59
  • Jul 1 Jan P Veth, Dutch painter/lithographer/art historian, dies at 61
  • Jul 5 Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 7 Clarence Hudson White American photographer (b.. 1871)
  • Jul 13 Gerben Postma [Ids], Fries writer (Lytse Fryske Spraekleare), dies
  • Jul 14 Pancho Villa, Filipino world boxing champion (b. 1901)
  • Jul 18 Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 William Jennings Bryan, American orator and statesman known as "The Great Commoner", dies at 65

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Jul 26 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver (b. 1888)
  • Jul 26 Gottlob Frege, German Mathematician, dies at 76
  • Aug 1 John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
  • Aug 3 William Bruce, cricketer (drowns 14 Tests for Australia 1885-95), dies
  • Aug 4 Alfons Van de Perre, Flemish physician, dies
  • Aug 5 Jennie Lee (actor), American actress (b. 1848)
  • Aug 15 Konrad Mägi, Estonian artist (b. 1878)
  • Aug 17 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer of Romanian origin (b. 1848)
  • Aug 25 Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (b. 1852)
  • Sep 7 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, dies at 52 or 54
  • Sep 7 René [Raphael] Viviani, French premier (1914-15), dies
  • Sep 16 Leo Fall, Austria operetta composer (That Pink von Stambul), dies at 52
  • Sep 16 Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
  • Sep 29 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • Sep 29 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74
  • Sep 30 Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1889), dies
  • Oct 7 Hubert Platt Main, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 7 Christy Mathewson, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • Oct 8 Abraham PC of Karnebeek, liberal foreign minister (1918-27), dies
  • Oct 11 Karl M Lybeck, Fin/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten), dies at 71
  • Oct 23 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer, dies at 50
  • Oct 24 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56
  • Oct 27 Wilhelm Gericke, composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Max Linder, actor (Man in the Silk Hat), dies at 41
  • Nov 2 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 65
  • Nov 6 Khải Định, Emperor of Vietnam
  • Nov 9 Daniel Josephus Jitta, lawyer/Dutch state advisor, dies at 71
  • Nov 12 Roman Statkowski, composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 14 Agnes Marie Jacobina Zimmermann, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 20 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain, dies at 80
  • Nov 26 Johannes Haarklou, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 27 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter, dies
  • Nov 29 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer, dies at 67
  • Dec 1 Vicente Arregui Garay, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 2 Julio Garreta, composer, dies at 50
  • Dec 5 Wilhelmina E Drucker, [Lensing], Dutch feminist, dies at 78
  • Dec 6 Dat So la Lee "Dabuda" or Louise Keyser, Native American (Washoe) basket weaver dies aged about 96
  • Dec 9 Eugene Gigout, composer, dies at 81
  • Dec 17 A N "Monkey" Hornby, cricketer (England capt at Oval 1882), dies