What Happened on August 15, 1925

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Norway annexes Spitsbergen
  • White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Pinkney, Sumter NC, rock bassist/vocalist (Drifters)
  • Gertrude Shope, South African leader of the ANC Women’s League, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mike Connors, [Krekor Ohanian], actor (Mannix), born in Fresno, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson

Famous Deaths

  • Konrad Mägi, Estonian artist (b. 1878)