What Happened in February 1925

Historical Events

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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/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)
  • Feb 21 Sam Peckinpah, film director (Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs), born in Fresno, California
  • Feb 22 Edward Gorey, author/artist (Curious Sofa), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 22 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect
  • Feb 23 Ian Smith, South African cricket leg-spinner (1947-58) who averaged 64.08, born in Durban, Natal (d. 2015)
  • Feb 23 Louis Stokes, politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), born in Cleveland Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Feb 25 Bert Remsen, Glen Cove NY, actor (Mario-It's a Living)
  • Feb 26 Everton Weekes, West Indian cricket player
  • Feb 26 Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive
  • Feb 27 Hugh Leggatt, art dealer
  • Feb 27 Michael Kaye, director (City of London Festival)
  • Feb 27 Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer
  • Feb 27 Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
  • Feb 28 Harry H Corbett, Rangoon Burma, actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky)

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 2 Antti Aarne, Finnish sociologist, dies at 57

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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