What Happened on December 12, 1925

Historical Events

  • Arthur Heinman coins term "motel" from motor hotel; opens Motel Inn, San Luis Obispo

Event of Interest

Last Qajar Shah of Iran deposed; Rezā Shāh Pahlavi takes over

Victory in Battle

Medina surrenders to Saudi forces led by Sultan Abdulaziz Ibn Saud

1925 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Michael) "Dodo" Marmarosa, American big band and bebop jazz pianist, composer, and arranger (Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (The Book of Alley), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2000)
  • Cora Lee Johnson, American social activist for rural poor, born in Georgia (d. 2021)
  • Dattu Phadkar, Indian cricketer (pace bowling all-rounder for India), born in Kolhapur, India (d. 1985)
  • Ghulam Guard, Indian cricketer (lefty pace bowler in 2 Tests for India 1959), born in Surat, Gujarat (d. 1978)
  • Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2017)
Born in 1925

About December 12, 1925

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 97 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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