1925 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 236

  • Jan 1 Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo
  • Jan 2 Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region established (now in Tadzhik SSR)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Benito Mussolini dissolves Italian parliament/becomes dictator

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Jan 4 French psychologist Emil Coué brings his self-esteem therapy to US "Every day in every way I am getting better & better"
  • Jan 5 James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 5 Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
  • Jan 5 Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office

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Jan 6 Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jan 6 Mussolini forms a cabinet composed entirely of Fascists in Italy
  • Jan 8 1st all-female US state supreme court appointed, Texas
  • Jan 9 German Postal Minister A Hofle resigns due to corruption
  • Jan 10 Miriam (Ma) Ferguson sworn in as TX gov, nation's 2nd woman governor
  • Jan 10 Allies refuse to evacuate the Cologne area of Germany as agreed

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Jan 11 Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Sect of State

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Jan 12 John Howard Lawson's "Processional" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 15 Hans Luther forms German government, with DNVP
  • Jan 16 Gen M Froense replaces Trotsky as People's Commissioner of Defense

ReplacementLeadership Contest

Jan 16 In the aftermath of Lenin's death, Stalin and Trotsky battle for leadership; today, Trotsky resigns as chairman of the Russian Revolutionary Military Council

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Jan 19 -48°F (-44°C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
  • Jan 20 The Soviet and Japan sign a convention resuming relations: Russia agrees to limit revolutionary activity of the Third Communist International, while Japan agrees to leave the Sakhalin
  • Jan 21 Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe president
  • Jan 22 Albania Republic proclaimed under Pres Achmed Zogu
  • Jan 24 Moving picture of a solar eclipse taken from dirigible over Long Island
  • Jan 24 Sandler follows Branting as premier of Sweden
  • Jan 28 -46°F (-43°C), Pittsburgh, New Hampshire (state record)
  • Jan 29 British Liberal Party chooses David Lloyd George as leader
  • Jan 30 Turkish government throws out Constantine VI of Constantinople
  • Jan 31 Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola
  • 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 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 28 Congress authorizes a special handling stamp
  • Feb 28 Theater Museum of Amsterdam forms
  • Mar 2 Dutch Socialists demand drastic disarmament
  • Mar 2 Japan's House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage
  • Mar 2 Nationwide road numbering system & US shield marker adopted
  • Mar 2 SDAP-Second-Faction of parliament demands drastic disarmament
  • Mar 4 US President Coolidge's inauguration broadcast live on 21 radio stations
  • Mar 4 Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US
  • Mar 6 Belgium annexes Eupen, Malmö dy & Sankt Vith
  • Mar 7 American Negro Congress organizes
  • Mar 9 Pink's War, the first RAF operation conducted independently of the Army or Navy, begins.
  • Mar 10 Walter Mittelholzer is 1st to flies over Demawend mountain, Iran
  • Mar 12 British government of Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement
  • Mar 13 Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution
  • Mar 18 (8) 60-MPH tornadoes speed Mo, In, Il, Ky, & Tn kills 689

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 19 Angelo G Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) becomes a bishop

  • Mar 21 Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens
  • Mar 21 Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijrah calendar
  • Mar 21 The Butler Act, a Tennessee statue, is passed prohibiting the teaching of evolution
  • Mar 23 Tennessee becomes 1st state to outlaw teaching theory of evolution
  • Mar 24 KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions

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Mar 30 Stalin supports rights of non-Serbian Yugoslavians

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Mar 31 WOWO-AM, Ft Wayne Indiana begins radio transmission (500 watts)
  • Apr 1 1st transmission of Danish state radio
  • Apr 1 Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925]
  • Apr 3 Great Britain goes back to gold standard
  • Apr 3 Netherlands & Belgium sign accord of Westerschelde
  • Apr 5 Belgian Workers Party wins parliamentary election
  • Apr 6 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
  • Apr 10 Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 Scribners publishes "The Great Gatsby" by F Scott Fitzgerald

  • Apr 11 Abd el-Krims Rifkabylen beats French army in Morocco
  • Apr 13 Virginia Theater (ANTA, Guild) opens at 245 W 52nd St NYC
  • Apr 16 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
  • Apr 17 Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier
  • Apr 18 World's Fair opens in Chicago
  • Apr 21 Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
  • Apr 21 Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London
  • Apr 23 Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms
  • Apr 23 Having badly defeated Spain and driven her out of Spanish Morocco, the native Riffi, led by Abd-el-Krim, turn on the French in French Morocco
  • Apr 24 88°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 25 Paul von Hindenburg is elected the President of Germany

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Apr 26 Pulitzer prize awarded to Edna Ferber for "So big"
  • Apr 28 Kurdish rebels surrender to Turkish army
  • Apr 28 Netherlands & Great Britain return to gold standard
  • Apr 30 Automaker Dodge Brothers, Inc is sold to Dillon, Read & Company for $146 million plus $50 million for charity.
  • May 1 A's Jimmie Foxx, 17, 1st game; he pinch-hits a single
  • May 1 Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
  • May 2 Kezar Stadium opens in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 306

  • Jan 2 William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chief of staff
  • Jan 6 John Z DeLorean, former automaker (DeLorean)
  • Jan 7 Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)
  • Jan 8 James Saunders, English chemist/playwright (Ark)
  • Jan 8 Helmuth Hubener, German activist (d. 1942)
  • Jan 9 Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist
  • Jan 14 Yukio Mishima, Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
  • Jan 17 Duane Hanson, US sculptor
  • Jan 17 Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
  • Jan 17 Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
  • Jan 18 Gilles Deleuze, philosopher
  • Jan 19 Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20 Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Catholic priest, politician and writer, born in Granada, Nicaragua
  • Jan 20 Edwin Gordon, VOA correspondant, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 20 Eugen Gomringer, writer
  • Jan 21 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer
  • Jan 22 Leslie Silver, English paint manufacturer/multi-millionaire

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 24 Maria Tallchief, Fairfax Ok, ballerina, (d. 2013)

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Maria Tallchief
  • Jan 26 David Jenkins, Bishop (Durham)
  • Jan 26 Desmond Cassidi, British admiral
  • Jan 26 Claude Ryan, Quebec newspaper editor (d. 2004)
  • Jan 27 Geoffrey Tucker, British political consultant
  • Jan 27 John Bury, British stage designer who worked with Peter Hall (d. 2000)
  • Jan 28 Henry Harris, British professor of medicine
  • Jan 30 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 31 Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
  • Jan 31 Charles Aidman, Frankfort Ind, narrator (New Twilight Zone)
  • Jan 31 Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament 1989-1992, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry (d. 2014)
  • Feb 2 David Abell Wood, priest
  • 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 9 Burkhard Heim, German physicist (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 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author
  • 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 18 Marcel Barbeau, Quebec artist
  • 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 Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader
  • Feb 22 Edward Gorey, author/artist (Curious Sofa), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 22 Raymond Joseph Cecil, British architect
  • Feb 23 Louis Stokes, politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), born in Cleveland Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 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)
  • Mar 7 Rene Gagnon, US Marine shown in photograph of the Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (d. 1979)
  • Mar 8 Petrus Steenkamp, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA)
  • Mar 10 Ed van der Elsken, movie photographer (Een liefdesgeschiedenis)
  • Mar 10 M J J A [Sef] Imkamp, Dutch politician (D66)
  • Mar 10 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • Mar 11 James Miskin, QC/recorder of London
  • Mar 12 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, UK, sci-fi author (Deathworld Trilogy), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 12 Leo Esaki, [Esaki Reona], Japan, physicist (Tunnel effect-Nobel 1973)
  • Mar 12 William G Whitehurst, (Rep-R-Va)
  • Mar 14 John Barrington Wain, English novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
  • Mar 14 Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)
  • Mar 15 Bert Bolin, Swedish meteorologist
  • Mar 16 Luis E. Miramontes, Mexican chemist, co-inventor of the combined oral contraceptive pill (d. 2004)
  • Mar 17 G M Hughes, British zoologist
  • Mar 17 Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
  • Mar 19 Brent Scowcroft, Ogden Utah, Lt Gen (USAF)/National Security Council
  • Mar 20 James Pickles, English judge and columnist, born in Halifax, West Yorkshire (d. 2010)
  • Mar 20 John D Erlichman, Politician (Nixon aide, Watergate)
  • Mar 21 John E Grotberg, (Rep-R-IL, 1985-86)
  • Mar 22 Colin Spedding, CEO (Council of Science & Technology Institutes)
  • Mar 23 Cees de Ruyter, European champion billiards player
  • Mar 23 David McNee, commissioner (Metropolitan Police)
  • Mar 23 David Watkin, English cinematographer (d. 2008)
  • Mar 25 Flannery O'Connor, GA, novelist (A Good Man is Hard to Find)
  • Mar 26 Lord Graham of Edmonton, House of Lords (chief opposition whip)
  • Mar 26 Baron Hooson [Hugh Emlyn], British politician and peer (MP for Montgomeryshire 1962-79), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 27 Lord Plumb [Charles Henry Plumb], Member of the European Parliament
  • Mar 27 R P Cohan, choreographer
  • Mar 27 John Bayley, English academic and writer (Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch), born in Lahore, British India (d. 2015)
  • Mar 29 Roy Beldam, British Lord Justice of Appeal (1989-2000)
  • Mar 30 John Wells, British politician (C)
  • Apr 1 Sala Burton, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Apr 2 George MacDonald Fraser, poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)
  • Apr 3 Tony Benn, British minister of technology (1968)
  • Apr 4 Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge (d. 1979)
  • Apr 4 Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)
  • Apr 6 John Knox, British supreme court justice
  • Apr 6 Marcus Worsley, Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 9 Michael Richardson, vice CEO (N M Rotschild)
  • Apr 9 Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 11 Ethel Kennedy, American human-rights campaigner (wife of Bobby Kennedy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • Apr 11 Johan van Zonderen, painter
  • Apr 11 Oscar De Ville, CEO (Meyer International)
  • Apr 11 Rik Kuijpers, Belgian director (Sea gulls die in the harbor)
  • Apr 11 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and newspaper editor (Quebecor) (d. 1997)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 26 Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • Apr 15 Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell (24) marries 2nd husband John Marsh (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Economist John Maynard Keynes (42) weds ballerina Lydia Lopokova

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 8 China's Premier Zhou Enlai (27) weds Deng Yingchao (21) in Guangzhou

Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 11 Physicist James Chadwick (33) weds Aileen Stewart-Brown

Physicist James Chadwick
James Chadwick

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 22 Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson (28) weds teacher Maryon Elspeth Moody (23)

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (78) weds printer and author William Sidney Lovell-Smith (72) in Christchurch, New Zealand

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard

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

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

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 5 Turkish President Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (44) divorces wife Latife Hanim after 2 years of marriage

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Deaths in History

  • Jan 12 Oskar Brefeld, German botanist, dies at 85
  • Jan 14 Willem Devout, self employed (V & Dreesmann), dies
  • Jan 25 Ivan Vucetic, Croatian anthropologist (b. 1858)
  • Jan 30 John F Mellaerts, Flemish social founder (Boerenbond), dies at 79
  • Feb 2 Antti Aarne, Finnish sociologist, dies at 57
  • Feb 18 James Lane Allen, US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75
  • 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 28 Friedrich Ebert, soc-dem president Germany, dies
  • Mar 4 James Ward, English psychologist and philosopher (b. 1843)
  • Mar 10 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist (theory of isostasy, geodesy science), dies at 56
  • Mar 12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary leader, dies at 58
  • Mar 20 George N Curzon, British Foreign minister (1919-22), dies at 66
  • Mar 23 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War, dies at 76
  • Mar 27 Carl G Neumann, German mathematician/physicist, dies at 92
  • Mar 30 Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher (anthroposophy), dies at 64
  • Apr 14 Pieter D van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • May 7 William Hesketh Lever, First Viscount Leverhulme (b. 1851)
  • May 12 Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71
  • May 12 Amy Lowell, writer, dies at 51
  • May 12 Amy Lowell, American poet (b. 1874)
  • May 13 Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies
  • May 14 Henry Rider Haggard, English writer (Dawn, She), dies
  • May 22 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, British field marshall (WWI), dies at 72
  • May 30 Arthur Moeller van den Bruck, German historian (b. 1876)
  • Jun 4 Pierre Louys, [PF Louis], French writer (Aphrodite), dies
  • Jun 16 Chittaranjan Das, Indian patriot and freedom fighter (b. 1870)
  • Jun 20 Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (b. 1842)
  • Jun 21 Jan H Leopold, poet/classical (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60
  • Jun 22 Felix Klein, German mathematician (b. 1849)
  • Jul 1 Jan P Veth, Dutch painter/lithographer/art historian, dies at 61
  • Jul 7 Clarence Hudson White American photographer (b.. 1871)
  • Jul 13 Gerben Postma [Ids], Fries writer (Lytse Fryske Spraekleare), dies
  • Jul 18 Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 Gottlob Frege, German Mathematician, dies at 76
  • Aug 1 John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61
  • Aug 4 Alfons Van de Perre, Flemish physician, dies
  • Aug 15 Konrad Mägi, Estonian artist (b. 1878)
  • Aug 17 Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer of Romanian origin (b. 1848)
  • Aug 25 Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (b. 1852)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 24 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56
  • Nov 2 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 65
  • Nov 6 Khải Định, Emperor of Vietnam
  • Nov 9 Daniel Josephus Jitta, lawyer/Dutch state advisor, dies at 71
  • Nov 20 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain, dies at 80
  • Nov 27 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor/painter, dies
  • 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 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