What Happened in April 1925

Historical Events

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 Yankees whip Dodgers in exhibition 16-9 but Babe Ruth collapses in NC due to an ulcer

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Apr 6 1st film shown on an airplane (British Air)
  • Apr 9 Babe Ruth rushed to hospital
  • Apr 10 Tsaritsyn re-named Stalingrad (now Volgograd)

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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 14 1st regular-season Cubs game to be broadcast on radio (WGN)
  • Apr 15 NHL's NY Americans (formerly Hamilton Tigers) 1st game, lose 3-1
  • Apr 16 During the Communist St Nedelya Church assault in Sofia, 150 are killed and 500 are wounded.
  • Apr 17 NY Yankee Babe Ruth has ulcer surgery
  • Apr 17 Paul Painlevé succeeds Edouard Herriot as French premier
  • Apr 18 World's Fair opens in Chicago
  • Apr 20 29th Boston Marathon won by Charles Mellor of Ill in 2:33:00.6
  • Apr 21 Chuvash Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Chuvash ASSR
  • Apr 21 No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets' funeral
  • Apr 21 Noel Coward's "Fallen Angels" premieres in London
  • Apr 23 1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged
  • 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"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Artist Diego Rivera resigns from the Mexican Communist Party

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Sala Burton, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Apr 2 George MacDonald Fraser, British poet and author (Flashman at the Charge), born in Carlisle, England (d. 2008)
  • Apr 3 Tony Benn, British politcian, Minister of Technology and President of the Stop the War Coalition, born in Marylebone, London (d. 2014)
  • Apr 4 Elizabeth Wilson, American screen and stage actress (Doc, East Side/West Side), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Apr 4 Erna Spoorenberg, Dutch singer, born in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia (d. 2004)
  • Apr 4 Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge, born in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada (d. 1979)
  • Apr 4 Emmett Williams, American poet, born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Apr 4 Mother Divine [Edna Rose Ritchings], cult leader of the International Peace Mission Movement, born in Vancouver (d. 2017)
  • Apr 5 Oldrich Flosman, Czechoslovakian composer, brn in Pilsen, Czech Republic (d. 1998)
  • Apr 6 Arthur D Larsen, tennis champ (US Open-1950)
  • Apr 6 John Knox, British supreme court justice
  • Apr 6 Marcus Worsley, Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 8 Shecky Greene [Fred Greenfield], American comedian and actor (Love Machine, Combat), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 9 Michael Richardson, vice CEO (N M Rotschild)
  • Apr 9 Tom Jackson, British union leader (Post Office)

Person of interestEthel Kennedy

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, Dutch painter, born in Amsterdam (d. 1996)
  • Apr 11 Oscar De Ville, CEO (Meyer International)
  • Apr 11 Rik Kuijpers, Belgian director (Sea gulls die in the harbor), born in Mortsel, Belgium
  • Apr 11 Pierre Péladeau, Canadian businessman and founder of Quebecor, born in Montreal (d. 1997)
  • Apr 12 Johnny Jordan, English cameraman (You Only Live Twice), born in Oxfordshire, England (d. 1969)
  • Apr 12 Oliver Postgate, English animator, puppeteer and writer, born in Hendon, London (d. 2008)
  • Apr 13 Frank Chamberlain, CEO (Test & County Cricket Board)
  • Apr 13 Frank Neville Hosband Robinson, physicist
  • Apr 13 Hilda Dianda, composer
  • Apr 14 Abel Muzorewa, bishop/premier (Rhodesia)
  • Apr 14 Bill Harris, US guitarist (Clovers-Good Lovin')
  • Apr 14 H G Kischenchand, cricketer (5 Tests for India 1947-52)

Person of interestRod Steiger

Apr 14 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), born in Westhampton, New York (d. 2002)

  • Apr 17 Anne Harris, CEO (National Federation of Women's Institutes)
  • Apr 17 John Yates, bishop (Lambeth England)
  • Apr 18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 18 Lionel Edmund "Sonny" Taylor, musician
  • Apr 18 Robert Caldwell Crawford, composer
  • Apr 19 Hugh O'Brian [Krampke], actor (Wyatt Earp, Search), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 20 Elena Verdugo, American actress (Little Giant, Cavalier of the West), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2017)
  • Apr 20 Ernie Stautner, German-American football player, born in Cham, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2006)
  • Apr 20 Richard Hoffmann, Austrian composer, born in Vienna
  • Apr 22 George Cole, English actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers), born in London, England (d.2015)
  • Apr 25 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (Green Acres), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • Apr 26 Jørgen Ingmann, Danish musician
  • Apr 26 Frank Hahn, British economist (Hahn's Problem), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2013)
  • Apr 26 Michele Ferrero, Italian entrepreneur (Ferrero SpA - Nutella), born in Dogliani, Piedmont (d. 2015)
  • Apr 29 Albert "Ab" Abspoel, Dutch actor and director (Surprise Attack, Elevator), born in The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2000)
  • Apr 29 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], country musician (Nashville Brass), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • Apr 29 Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
  • Apr 30 Corinne Calvet, French actress (Phantom of Hollywood, Apache Uprising), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • Apr 30 Johnny Horton, country music and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1960)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 2 Lawyer Hans Frank (24) weds secretary Brigitte Herbst (29) in Munich, Germany

Lawyer Hans Frank
Lawyer
Hans Frank
  • Apr 15 Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 23 Film producer Samuel Goldwyn (42) weds actress Frances Howard (21)

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Francis William Davenport, English composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 14 Pieter D van Essen, Dutch artillery officer, dies at 54
  • Apr 15 John Singer Sargent, American painter (Wyndham Sisters), dies at 69
  • Apr 18 Charles Ebbets, President (Dodgers), dies
  • Apr 22 André Caplet, French composer and conductor (Conte Fantastic, Le miroir de Jesus), dies at 45
  • Apr 25 George Stephanescu, composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 28 Louis Bouwmeester, Dutch actor (Shakespeare), dies at 82