What Happened in December 1925

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 Treaty of Locarno signed
  • Dec 5 13th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Senators defeats Win Tammany Tigers, 24-1
  • Dec 5 Hans Luther forced to resign as Chancellor and head of the German Weimar government
  • Dec 6 Italy, Britain & Egypt sign Jaghbub accord (Italy)
  • Dec 6 Record 73,000 pay to watch Chicago Bears beat NY Giants 19-7
  • Dec 7 Biltmore Theater opens at 261 W 47th St NYC
  • Dec 7 Noel Coward's "Easy Virtue" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 9 AL extends Ban Johnson's contract to 1935 & raise to $40,000
  • Dec 9 Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000

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Dec 10 George Bernard Shaw awarded Nobel prize

  • Dec 11 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Quas Primas
  • Dec 12 Arthur Heinman coins term "motel"; opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo
  • Dec 12 Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over

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Dec 12 Medina surrenders to Saudi forces led by Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

Founder of Saudi Arabia Ibn Saud
Founder of Saudi Arabia
Ibn Saud
  • Dec 15 1st hockey game at Madison Sq Garden, Mont Candiens 3, NY Americans 1
  • Dec 15 1st road with a depressed trough (Texas) opens to traffic
  • Dec 16 Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity is founded at Lafayette College.
  • Dec 17 Col William "Billy" Mitchell court-martialed for insubordination
  • Dec 17 Soviet Union & Turkey sign non-aggresion pact
  • Dec 17 Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud conquers Jeddah, the last major stand of the Hashemites against the Saudis
  • Dec 21 Eisenstein's movie Battleship Potemkin premieres in Moscow
  • Dec 21 Stork Hendry scores 325 for Victoria against NZ
  • Dec 26 1st East West football game at Ewing Park before 25,000 fans
  • Dec 26 NHL record 141 shots as NY Americans (73) beat Pitt Pirates (68) 3-1, NY's Jake Forbes 67 saves, Pitt's Ray Waters 70
  • Dec 26 Turkey adopts Gregorian calendar
  • Dec 26 The Communist Party of India is founded.
  • Dec 28 George/Ira Gershwin's musical "Tip-Toes" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 30 NSW score 705 against Victoria, go from 8-475 to 9-701
  • Dec 31 14th congress of CPSU decides to accelerate industry

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Jaime Mendoza-Nava, composer
  • Dec 1 Jordan Klein, cameraman/director (Thunderball), born in Miami, Florida
  • Dec 1 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • Dec 2 Julie Harris, Grosse Pt Mich, actress (Bell Jar, East of Eden), (d. 2013)
  • Dec 3 Ken Funston, South African cricket batsman (18 Tests during 1950's)
  • Dec 3 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
  • Dec 3 Kim Dae Jung, South Korean President, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 4 Maurice Binder, American photographer/film titler (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 5 Anastasio Somoza Debayle [Tachito], President of Nicaragua (1967-72 and 1974-79), born in León, Nicaragua (d. 1980)
  • Dec 6 Andy Robustelli, NFL defensive end (LA Rams, NY Giants)
  • Dec 7 Hernando da Silva Ramos, Brazilian racing driver
  • Dec 8 James E "Jimmy" Smith, US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side)
  • Dec 8 Sammy Davis Jr, American singer/dancer/actor (Ocean's 11, Candy Man), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 8 Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (d. 2000)
  • Dec 9 Dina Merrill, American actress (Operation Petticoat, Butterfield 8), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 10 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • Dec 10 Jean Byron, American actress (d. 2006)
  • Dec 11 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 12 Cora Lee Johnson, social activist for rural poor
  • Dec 12 D G "Dattu" Phadkar, cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India)
  • Dec 12 Ghulam Guard, cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959)
  • Dec 12 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer
  • Dec 12 Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (d. 2000)
  • Dec 13 Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
  • Dec 13 Henry Charles Gordon, engineer and astronaut (Dynasoar), born in Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Dec 14 Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1971)
  • Dec 15 Sam Pollock, Canadian ice hockey general manager
  • Dec 15 Kasey Rogers, American actress (d. 2006)
  • Dec 17 Rijk de Gooyer, Dutch actor (Black Rider, Rififi in Amsterdam)
  • Dec 19 Tankred Dorst, German playwright, born in Oberlind
  • Dec 19 Robert Sherman, songwriter (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 20 Bob de Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje, Lion of Flanders)
  • Dec 20 Datuk Seri Mahathir bin Mahamad, premier of Malaysia (1981- )
  • Dec 20 Frederick Edward Nicklin, architect
  • Dec 20 Vlastimir Nikolovski, composer
  • Dec 20 Benito Lorenzi, Italian footballer (d. 2007)
  • Dec 22 Thomas Christian David, composer
  • Dec 22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
  • Dec 23 Harry Guardino, American actor (Monty Nash, Perry Mason, Hill St Blues), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 24 Mohd. Rafi, Indian actor and playback singer (d. 1980)
  • Dec 24 Yafa Yarkoni, Israel, singer (Road to Jerusalem, Don't Say Goodbye, Say I will see You) (d.2012)
  • Dec 25 Christmas F Tinto, South African ANC'er/UDF-leader
  • Dec 25 Ossi Reichert, German FR, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • Dec 25 Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born American author and mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within), born in Cajamarca (d. 1998)
  • Dec 26 Baron Baker, Jamaician-born British activist, born in Port Antonia
  • Dec 27 Allan Blank, American composer, born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • Dec 27 Michel Piccoli, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools), born in Paris, France
  • Dec 28 Bill [William] Westwood, British bishop of Peterborough
  • Dec 28 Hildegard Knef, Ulm Germany, actress (Touch of Class, Mozambique), (d. 2002)
  • Dec 29 Pete Dye, American golf course architect

Famous Weddings


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 Deaths

  • 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
  • Dec 19 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer, dies at 44
  • Dec 23 A S C Wallis, [Adele von Antal-Opzoomer], writer (Vorstengunst), dies
  • Dec 25 Sergei Jessenin, writer, dies at 30
  • Dec 25 Karl Abraham, German psychoanalyst (b. 1877)
  • Dec 27 Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/literary (Assault!), dies at 44
  • Dec 27 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (b. 1895)
  • Dec 29 Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60