On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1925

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Australasian Championships Men's Tennis, Sydney: James Anderson of Australia wins 2nd straight Australasian crown; beats countryman Gerald Patterson 11-9, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
  • Australasian Championships Women's Tennis, Sydney: Daphne Akhurst wins 1st of 5 home titles; beats fellow Australian Esna Boyd 1-6, 8-6, 6-4
  • Premier Ahmed Zogu becomes president of Angola

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
  • Charles Aidman, American TV narrator (New Twilight Zone), born in Frankfort, Indiana
  • Fred Catherwood, British politician, Vice President of the European Parliament 1989-1992, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry (d. 2014)
  • Micheline Lannoy, Belgian figure skating pairs (Olympic gold 1948), born in Brussels, Belgium

Famous Deaths

  • George W. Cable, American writer (Northampton Years), dies at 80