What Happened in September 1925

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of Intl Olympic Committee
  • Sep 3 1st international handball match held
  • Sep 3 The airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in a storm near Caldwell, Ohio, killing 14, 29 survive
  • Sep 5 112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Sep 5 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Sep 12 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • Sep 13 1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
  • Sep 13 Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1
  • Sep 18 Bill Tilden wins 6th straight US tennis championship
  • Sep 19 45th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden beats Bill Johnston (4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3)
  • Sep 22 Yank Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-homers
  • Sep 23 George Kaufman's "Butter & Egg Man" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 23 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 26 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Olympia Fields CC Matteson Ill

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Sep 26 Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
  • Sep 29 French Gen of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
  • Sep 29 Greek republican constitution enforced
  • Sep 30 General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Art Pepper, American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, born in Gardena, California (d. 1982)
  • Sep 1 Ruth S White, composer
  • Sep 2 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England
  • Sep 2 Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • Sep 3 Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist (d. 2008)
  • Sep 3 Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer
  • Sep 3 Hank Thompson, American singer (d. 2007)
  • Sep 4 Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)
  • Sep 5 Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist/playwright (Cola Drinkers)
  • Sep 5 Justin Kaplan, editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 1967), born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Reed, Mississippi, blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man)
  • Sep 7 Allan Blakeney, Canadian politician
  • Sep 7 Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1985)
  • Sep 8 Alexander Nikolayevich Kholminov, composer
  • Sep 8 Denise Darcel, actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Paris, France
  • Sep 8 Heinz Lau, German composer, born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • Sep 8 Magnus Blondal Johansson, composer

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Sep 8 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Sep 10 Roy James Brown, boxer/soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Sep 11 Ashley Heenan, composer
  • Sep 11 Harry Stuart Somers, composer
  • Sep 12 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Sep 12 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, (d. 2013)
  • Sep 13 Gabriel Charpentier, composer
  • Sep 13 Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999)
  • Sep 14 M L de Braauw, Dutch minister (DS'70)
  • Sep 14 Ruth Mompati, South African sec of Nelson Mandela/W Sisulu
  • Sep 15 Forrest Compton, actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 15 Carlo Rambaldi, Vigarano Mainarda, Italy, Special effects artist (Alien, E.T.), (d. 2012)

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Sep 16 B.B. King, blues guitarist and singer (Thrill is Gone), born in Itta Bena Mississippi

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • Sep 16 Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)
  • Sep 16 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • Sep 17 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 18 Harvey Haddix, baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th)
  • Sep 20 Ananda Mahidol, King of Thailand (d. 1946)
  • Sep 20 Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 1986)
  • Sep 22 Virginia Capers, Sumter SC, actress (White Mama, Original Intent)
  • Sep 23 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft)
  • Sep 23 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)
  • Sep 23 Eleonora Rossi Drago, Italian actress
  • Sep 24 Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (d. 2004)
  • Sep 25 Silvana Pampanini, actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy
  • Sep 25 William Edgar Mitchell, physicist
  • Sep 25 Paul MacCready, engineer/inventor (1st man-powered aircraft)
  • Sep 26 Bobby Shantz, baseball player (1952 AL MVP)
  • Sep 26 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • Sep 26 Norm Dussault, American ice hockey player
  • Sep 27 Viscount Rothermere, English press magnate (Daily Mail, Evening News)
  • Sep 27 Robert Edwards, Batley, Yorkshire, physiologist (IVF pioneer, Nobel 2010), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 28 Arnold Stang, Mass, comedian/actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat)
  • Sep 28 Frank Latimore, [Kline], Darien Ct, actor (Patton, Breakin Up)
  • Sep 28 Seymour Cray, inventor (Cray I computer)
  • Sep 29 Steve Forrest, Huntsville, Texas, American actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 29 John Balcombe, Lord Chief Justice of Appeal
  • Sep 29 John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx)
  • Sep 29 Trevor Hughes, water engineer
  • Sep 30 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 7 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, dies at 52 or 54
  • Sep 7 René [Raphael] Viviani, French premier (1914-15), dies at 61
  • Sep 16 Leo Fall, Austria operetta composer (That Pink von Stambul), dies at 52
  • Sep 16 Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
  • Sep 29 E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • Sep 29 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74
  • Sep 30 Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1889), dies