On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1925

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 11th Rose Bowl: Notre Dame beats Stanford, 27-10
  • Australian cricketer Bill Ponsford becomes the first batsman to score a century in each of his first 2 Tests when he hits 128 against England in the 2nd Test in Melbourne; Australia wins by 81 runs
  • Norway's capital Christiania changes name to Oslo

Famous Birthdays

  • George Conner, NFL tackle, linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (d. 1981)
  • Raymond Pellegrin, French actor
  • Valentina Cortesa, Italian actress (Day for Night, Kidnap Syndicate), born in Milan, Italy