On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1925

Historical Events

  • Norway annexes Spitsbergen
  • White Sox Dickie Kerr, 1st appearance since winning 2 world series games in 1919

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Pinkney, American bass vocalist (Drifters - "Ruby Baby"), born in Dalzell, South Carolina (d. 2007)
  • Gertrude Shope, South African leader of the ANC Women’s League, born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mike Connors [Krekor Ohanian], American actor (Mannix), born in Fresno, California (d. 2017)

Person of interestOscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson

Famous Deaths

  • Konrad Mägi, Estonian painter, dies at 46
1925 Highlights

About August 15, 1925

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo