On This Day

What Happened on January 5, 1925

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • England cricket openers Herbert Sutcliffe (176) and Jack Hobbs (154) display heroics in their 1st innings but the tourists sink to an 81 run defeat in the 2nd Test against Australia in Melbourne; Sutcliffe also adds 127 in the England 2nd innings
  • French Baseball Federation awards silver medals to John McGraw, Charlie Comiskey, & Hugh Jennings
  • James Gleason & Richard Tabers "Is zat so?" premieres in NYC
  • Nellie Taylor Ross became governor of Wyoming, 1st woman governor in USA
  • Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port GdaƄsk post office

Famous Birthdays

  • Wolf Morris, English actor (Decoy), born in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (d. 1996)