What Happened in July 1925

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 NY Giant Hack Wilson hits 2 HRs in 3rd inning beating Phillies, 16-7
  • Jul 1 SDAP wins 4 chairs in Second-Parliamentary election
  • Jul 1 Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK
  • Jul 3 38th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats Joan Fry (6-2 6-0)
  • Jul 4 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses
  • Jul 4 45th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Rene Lacoste beats J Borotra (6-3 6-3 4-6 8-6)
  • Jul 4 A's Lefty Grove beats Yanks Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings
  • Jul 10 Jury selection took place in John T Scopes evolution trial
  • Jul 10 USSR's official news agency TASS forms
  • Jul 10 Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.
  • Jul 11 Queen Wilhelmina names H Colijn head of government
  • Jul 13 French occupation force begins evacuating country
  • Jul 16 The first parliament in Iraq opened by King Feisal in Baghdad
  • Jul 17 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits

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Jul 18 Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice")

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 19 19th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • Jul 20 Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
  • Jul 20 Italian-Serbian/Croatian/Slav treaty about Dalmatie
  • Jul 21 "Monkey Trial" ends - John Scopes found guilty of teaching Darwinism

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Jul 22 Yankees purchase infielder Leo Durocher

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

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Jul 23 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jul 24 John T. Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial”, Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 & costs
  • Jul 31 Last allied occupying troops leave Ruhrgebied
  • Jul 31 Unemployment Insurance Act passed in Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Farley Granger, actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California
  • Jul 2 Marvin Rainwater, Wichita Ks, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 2 Patrice E Lumumba, Zaire, revolutionary/1st premier of Congo
  • Jul 2 Yasushi Akutagawa, composer
  • Jul 2 Patrice Emery Lumumba, Katakokombe region of the Kasai Province of Belgian Congo, first Prime Minister of an independent Congo,
  • Jul 3 Michael Oliver, cardiologist, born in Borth, Wales (d. 2015)
  • Jul 6 Bill Haley, Highland Park Mich, rock vocalist (Rock Around the Clock)
  • Jul 6 Huub H Jacobse, member of Dutch 2nd chamber (Liberal)
  • Jul 6 Merv Griffin, San Mateo California, TV host (Merv Griffin Show)
  • Jul 7 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • Jul 7 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
  • Jul 9 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 9 Peter Ludwig, businessman/art collector
  • Jul 9 Thomas A Luken, (Rep-D-OH, 1973-74, 77- )
  • Jul 10 Dorothea Hochletiner, Austria, giant slalom (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • Jul 11 Mattiwilda Dobbs, soprano, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Jul 11 Nicolai Gedda, opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jul 11 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jul 12 Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors)
  • Jul 13 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist
  • Jul 14 Luis Antonio Escobar, composer
  • Jul 15 Phil Carey, Hackensack NJ, actor (Asa Buchanan-One Life to Live)
  • Jul 16 Phillip Pine, actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Jul 16 Cal Tjader, American musician (d. 1982)
  • Jul 18 George Doggart, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950)/MCC pres
  • Jul 18 Jaime de Mora y Aragon, actor/publicist (Last Judgement)
  • Jul 18 Shirley Strickland de la Hunty, Australia, 100m dash (Oly-bronze-1948)
  • Jul 19 Sue Thompson, [Eva Sue Mckee], pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • Jul 20 Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)
  • Jul 20 Frantz Fanon, Martinique, France, psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), (d. 1961)
  • Jul 21 Al Checco, actor (Extreme Close-up), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 21 Lovro Zupanovic, composer
  • Jul 21 Anne Meacham, American actress
  • Jul 23 Donna Anderson, Akiak AK, actress (On the Beach
  • Jul 23 Gloria DeHaven, musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 23 Pierre Baugniet, Belgium, pairs ice skater (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Jul 24 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)
  • Jul 25 Alistair Taylor, cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956)
  • Jul 25 Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jul 26 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (d. 2000)
  • Jul 28 Bruce Matthews, newspaper executive
  • Jul 28 Kenneth M Stewart, euro MP for Merseyside West
  • Jul 28 Larry Pruden, composer
  • Jul 28 Baruch S. Blumberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 29 Mikis Michael George Theodorakis, Chios Greece, composer (Raven)

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Jul 29 Ted Lindsay, Canadian hockey player (Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks), born in Renfrew, Ontario

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • Jul 30 Antoine Duhamel, composer
  • Jul 30 Jacques Sernas, Lithuania, actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy)

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • 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)

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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