What Happened in August 1925

Historical Events

  • Aug 1 Shortwave-radio link between Kootwijk & Netherland East-Indies
  • Aug 3 Last US troops leave Nicaragua (there since 1912)
  • Aug 4 1st Dutch Colijn government forms
  • Aug 4 US marines leave Nicaragua after 13-year occupation
  • Aug 5 Plaid Cymru is formed with the aim of disseminating knowledge of the Welsh language, which is in danger of dying out.
  • Aug 7 League of Nation advises against Turk/Iraqi division of Mosoelgebied
  • Aug 8 1st national march of Ku Klux Klan (200,000) in Washington, D.C.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 9 Only time Babe Ruth pinch-hit for, Bobby Veach flies out

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 10 Hurricane strikes Borculo, 4 die
  • Aug 12 KMA-AM in Shenandoah IA begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 12 The first cast of Alpha Psi Omega, drawn from The Masquers of Fairmont College, West Virginia, is initiated.
  • Aug 14 Mount Rushmore Monument first proposed
  • Aug 14 The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is completed and goes on line.
  • Aug 15 Norway annexes Spitsbergen
  • Aug 15 White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919
  • Aug 18 Belgium & US sign treaty about war debts
  • Aug 18 Cardinal Mercier warns Belgians against socialism/liberalism
  • Aug 20 WJR-AM in Detroit MI begins radio transmissions
  • Aug 21 BV Emmen soccer team forms

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 24 39th U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Kathleen McKane Godfree (3-6, 6-0, 6-2)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Aug 25 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters organizes (Harlem NY)
  • Aug 25 Last Belgian troops vacate Duisburg
  • Aug 28 Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
  • Aug 29 After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him
  • Aug 30 6th Iron pilgrim at Diksmuide Belgium

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer (Otto's Pug), born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Aug 1 Jack Kramer, actor (Kings of the Court)
  • Aug 2 Alan Wicker, British broadcaster
  • Aug 2 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Aug 2 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinian dictator, (d. 2013)
  • Aug 5 Cor Witschge, Dutch actor (Pipo the Clown)
  • Aug 6 Barbara Bates, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Aug 6 Leland Smith, composer
  • Aug 7 Felice Bryant, rock writer (Bye Bye Love), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 7 Julian Orbon De Soto, composer
  • Aug 7 M. S. Swaminathan, Indian scientist
  • Aug 8 Jack Stoddart, designer/socialist
  • Aug 8 Alija Izetbegović, Bosniak politician (d. 2003)
  • Aug 9 Robert Heppener, composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music)
  • Aug 9 David A. Huffman, creator of Huffman coding (d. 1999)
  • Aug 10 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher
  • Aug 10 George Cooper, general
  • Aug 10 Lawrence Byford, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Aug 11 Carl Rowan, gun-toting newspaper columnist (Wash Post)
  • Aug 11 Mike Douglas, talk show host (Mike Douglas Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 11 Robert Linn, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1999)
  • Aug 11 Floyd Curry, National Hockey League player (d. 2006)
  • Aug 12 Dale Bumpers, politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975-99), born in Charleston, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Aug 12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • Aug 12 Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • Aug 12 Robin Nicholson, metallurgist
  • Aug 12 Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)
  • Aug 12 George Wetherill, American scientist (d. 2006)
  • Aug 13 Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter
  • Aug 14 Russell Baker, Loudoun County, Va, columnist/humorist (NY Times)
  • Aug 15 Billy Pinkney, Sumter NC, rock bassist/vocalist (Drifters)
  • Aug 15 Mike Connors, [Krekor Ohanian], actor (Mannix), born in Fresno, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • Aug 15 Gertrude Shope, South African leader of the ANC Women’s League, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Aug 16 Fess Parker, Fort Worth Texas, actor (Davy Crockett, Old Yeller)
  • Aug 16 Willie Jones, American baseball player (d. 1983)
  • Aug 17 John Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin)
  • Aug 17 John Howard Purnell, scientist
  • Aug 18 Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)
  • Aug 18 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1981)
  • Aug 18 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)
  • Aug 19 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian playwright (d. 1971)
  • Aug 21 Judy Grable, American professional wrestler (d. 2008)
  • Aug 21 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (d. 2003)
  • Aug 22 Honor Blackman, Plaistow, London, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers)
  • Aug 23 Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze, composer
  • Aug 23 Wlodzimierz Kotonski, composer
  • Aug 25 Thea Astley, Australian writer, (d. 2004)
  • Aug 26 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (d. 2005)
  • Aug 26 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
  • Aug 26 Sangharakshita, Buddhist Philosopher, Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
  • Aug 27 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Aug 27 Richard Rutt, bishop of Leicester
  • Aug 27 Tony Crombie, drummer/bandleader
  • Aug 27 Viscount Rothermere, newspaper owner
  • Aug 27 Darry Cowl, French actor (d. 2006)
  • Aug 28 Arkadi N Strugazki, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika)
  • Aug 28 John Gillett, film researcher
  • Aug 28 Marvin Davis, CEO (Davis Oil Company), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Aug 28 Donald O'Connor, dancer/actor (Singing in the Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 28 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
  • Aug 30 Julien Schoenaerts, Flemish actor (Daens/Medea)
  • Aug 30 Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator

Famous Weddings

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

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

  • 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)