What Happened in October 1925

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 4 Harry Heilmann's 6 hits edges Ty Cobb .393 to .389 as batting champ

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • Oct 5 WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
  • Oct 5 The Lacarno Conference meets: Germany agrees to recognise their frontiers with France and Belgium and will apply for membership in the League of Nations
  • Oct 6 Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested
  • Oct 11 Belgian episcopelian speaks against Flemish activism
  • Oct 11 NY Giants play 1st NFL game, lose to Providence 14-0
  • Oct 12 Albert Michelsen runs world record marathon (2:19:01.8)
  • Oct 12 German-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Oct 14 Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)
  • Oct 15 Pittsburgh Pirates beat Wash Senators, 4 games to 3 in 22nd World Series
  • Oct 15 Willem Landre's opera "Beatrice" premieres in The Hague
  • Oct 16 Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)
  • Oct 16 Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
  • Oct 18 -20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus
  • Oct 18 Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th HR of the season
  • Oct 19 Italian army takes Somalia
  • Oct 21 Sidney Howards "Lucky Sam McGarver" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 25 Lester Patrick takes over NY Rangers
  • Oct 25 Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno
  • Oct 27 Water skis patented by Fred Waller
  • Oct 30 KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions
  • Oct 31 Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad as Shah of Persia

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Bob Boyd, American baseball player (d. 2004)
  • Oct 2 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, born in Vyskov (d. 2008)
  • Oct 2 Brian Dilton, British lord justice of appeal
  • Oct 3 Gore Vidal, West Point NY, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 3 W Howard Baker, English publisher
  • Oct 5 Gail Davis, actress (Annie Oakley), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Oct 5 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • Oct 6 Shana Alexander, American journalist (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 8 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic
  • Oct 9 Robert Finch, actor (Academy Theater)
  • Oct 9 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958)
  • Oct 10 Ivan Svitak, philosopher
  • Oct 10 Great Antonio, Croatian-Canadian strongman (d. 2001)
  • Oct 11 Elmore Leonard, US writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 12 Bill Parkhouse, cricketer (England batsman in 7 Tests 1950-59)
  • Oct 12 Fons Jansen, news reader/Dutch cabaretier (court jester of beliefs)
  • Oct 12 Guitar Gabriel Robert Lewis Jones, singer/guitarist
  • Oct 12 William Steinkraus, equestrian (Oly-gold/2 sil/br-52/56/60/64/68/72)
  • Oct 12 Denis Lazure, Quebec politician (d. 2008)
  • Oct 13 Frank D Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses)
  • Oct 13 Lenny Bruce, [Leonard Schneider], comedian, arrested on obsenity

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 13 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2013)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Oct 13 Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (d. 1979)
  • Oct 14 Louis Cohen, physicist
  • Oct 14 Phillip Tobias, Durban, Natal, South Africa, palaeoanthropologist and 3 x Nobel Prize nominee(hominid fossil sites), (d. 2012)
  • Oct 14 Lawrence Herkimer, "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Oct 15 Mickey Baker, guitar player ("Love is strange"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2012)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 16 Angela Lansbury, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote), born in London, England

  • Oct 16 Daniel J Evans, (Sen-R-WA, 1983- )
  • Oct 16 Lorraine Sweeny, communications specialist
  • Oct 18 Wim van Gennep, Dutch singer/keyboardist (Heikrekels)
  • Oct 18 Ramiz Alia, political leader of Albania
  • Oct 19 Bernard Hepton, Bradford England, actor (6 Wives of Henry VIII)
  • Oct 19 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist
  • Oct 20 Art Buchwald, columnist/author (Have I Ever Lied to You), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • Oct 20 Herman Roelstraete, composer
  • Oct 20 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (d. 2002)
  • Oct 20 Roger Hanin, French actor
  • Oct 21 Joyce Randolph, actress (Trixie-Honeymooners), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Oct 21 Louis J. Robichaud, Canadian premier of New Brunswick (d. 2005)
  • Oct 22 Robert Rauschenberg, Port Arthur Tex, painter (Gloria)
  • Oct 22 Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas), born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 23 Johnny Carson, Corning Iowa, comedian (Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust)
  • Oct 23 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer/conductor (Never on Sunday)
  • Oct 23 Nanni Loy, film director
  • Oct 24 Jayaaram N Reddy, South African politician/banker
  • Oct 24 Ken "Slasher" Mackay, cricketer (exciting Aussie all-rounder)
  • Oct 24 Luciano Berio, Oneglia Italy, composer (Chemins)
  • Oct 25 Yakov Rylskly, USSR, sabre team (Olympic-bronze-1956)
  • Oct 26 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor/novelist (Brief American)
  • Oct 27 Jane Connell, actress (Jane-Stanley, Bridget-Dumpling), born in Oakland, California
  • Oct 27 Mary Kay Steans, actress (Mary Kay & Johnny), born in Glendale, California
  • Oct 27 Warren M Christopher, US, lawyer/minister of Foreign affairs (1993- )
  • Oct 27 Albert Medwin, American inventor
  • Oct 28 Leonard Starr, comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie)
  • Oct 28 Wim Keja, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Oct 28 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006)
  • Oct 29 Betty Evans Grayson, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1959), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 29 Geraldine Brooks, American actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings, Act of Murder), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 29 Zoot Sims, Inglewood California, jazz saxophonist
  • Oct 29 Dominick Dunne, American author
  • Oct 29 Robert Hardy, English actor
  • Oct 30 Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Oct 30 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American composer, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • Oct 31 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 31 John Pople, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 4 Jurist Earl Warren (34) weds Nina Elisabeth Palmquist Meyers

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Hubert Main, American hymn composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 7 Christy Mathewson, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • Oct 8 Abraham PC of Karnebeek, liberal foreign minister (1918-27), dies
  • Oct 11 Karl M Lybeck, Fin/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten), dies at 71
  • Oct 23 Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, composer, dies at 50
  • Oct 24 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56
  • Oct 27 Wilhelm Gericke, composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 31 Max Linder, actor (Man in the Silk Hat), dies at 41