On This Day

What Happened in July 1925

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 SDAP wins 4 chairs in Dutch Second-Parliamentary election
  • Jul 1 Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs created in UK
  • Jul 3 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen of France takes her 6th Wimbledon singles title with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Briton Joan Fry
  • Jul 4 44 die when Dreyfus Hotel in Boston collapses
  • Jul 4 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: In an all-French final René Lacoste beats Jean Borotra 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 8-6
  • Jul 4 A's Lefty Grove beats Yanks Herb Pennock 1-0 in 15 innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Jury selection takes place in US John T. Scopes evolution trial

Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution John T. Scopes
Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution
John T. Scopes
  • Jul 10 USSR's official news agency TASS forms
  • Jul 10 Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers still observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jul 11 Queen Wilhelmina names Hendrikus Colijn of the Anti-Revolutionary Party head of government

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
  • Jul 13 French occupation force begins evacuating country
  • Jul 16 The first parliament in Iraq opened by King Feisal in Baghdad

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jul 17 Tris Speaker, is 5th to get 3,000 hits

Baseball Player Tris Speaker
Baseball Player
Tris Speaker

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jul 18 Adolf Hitler publishes Mein Kampf (original title was the catchy "Four and a Half Years (of Struggle) Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice")

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jul 19 19th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • Jul 20 Beirut sultan Pasja al-Atrasj calls Druzen for holy war against France
  • Jul 20 Italian-Serbian/Croatian/Slav treaty about Dalmatie
  • Jul 21 John T. Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in the “Scopes monkey trial” in Dayton, Tennessee, fined $100 and costs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 22 NY Yankees buy future Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Leo Durocher from Hartford Senators (Eastern League)

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 23 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • Jul 31 Last allied occupying troops leave Ruhrgebied
  • Jul 31 Unemployment Insurance Act passed in Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Farley Granger, American actor (Arnold, Rope, Deathmask), born in San Jose, California (d. 2011)
  • Jul 1 Frank Lowson, England cricketer and batsman (7 Tests), born in Bradford, England (d. 1984)
  • Jul 1 Art McNally, American football referee and administrator (NFL Head of Officiating 1968-91), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 2 Marvin Rainwater, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 2013)
  • Jul 2 Patrice Lumumba, Congolese revolutionary, 1st prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, born in Onalua, Belgian Congo (d. 1961)
  • Jul 2 Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist and NAACP official who was assassinated, born in Decatur, Mississippi (d. 1963)
  • Jul 3 Michael Oliver, British cardiologist (linked cholesterol with coronary artery disease), born in Borth, Wales (d. 2015)

Person of interestBill Haley

Jul 6 Bill Haley, American rock vocalist known as the father of Rock 'n' Roll (Rock Around the Clock), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 1981)

Father of Rock 'n' Roll Bill Haley
Father of Rock 'n' Roll
Bill Haley
  • Jul 6 Huub Jacobse, Dutch politician and member of Dutch 2nd chamber (Liberal), born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • Jul 6 Merv Griffin, American TV host (Merv Griffin Show), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2007)
  • Jul 6 Ruth Cracknell, Australian actress (Mother and Son), born in Maitland (d. 2002)
  • Jul 7 Yvonne Mitchell, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan), born in London, England
  • Jul 7 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
  • Jul 9 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jul 9 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1996)
  • Jul 9 Tom Luken, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2018)
  • Jul 9 Guru Dutt [Vasanth Padukone], Indian Bollywood actor, regarded as one of the greatest film directors of all time (Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool), born in Bangalore, Kingdom of Mysore (d. 1964)
  • Jul 9 Borislav Stanković, Serbian Basketball Hall of Fame administrator (International Basketball Federation secretary general 1976-2002), born in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina (d. 2020)
  • Jul 10 Dorothea Hochleitner, Austrian giant slalom (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Bad Gastein, Austria (d. 2012)

Person of interestMahathir bin Mohamad

Jul 10 Mahathir bin Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia (1981-2003 and 2018-), born in Alor Setar, Malaysia

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir bin Mohamad
  • Jul 11 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)
  • Jul 11 Nicolai Gedda, Swedish opera tenor (Opera Two to Six), born in Stockholm (d. 2017)
  • Jul 11 Ruth Niehaus, German actress, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jul 12 Yasushi Akutagawa, Japanese composer (Orpheus of Hiroshima, Ellora Symphony), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1989)
  • Jul 12 Roger Smith, CEO (General Motors), born in Colombus, Ohio (d. 2007)
  • Jul 13 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist
  • Jul 14 Luis Antonio Escobar, Colombian composer and musicologist, born in Villapinzón, Cundinamarca (d. 1993)
  • Jul 15 Phil Carey, American actor (One Life to Live), born in Hackensack, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jul 15 [Donn Alan] DA Pennebaker, American documentary filmmaker (Don't Look Back), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Jul 16 Phillip Pine, American actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2006)
  • Jul 16 Cal Tjader, American Latin jazz musician, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1982)
  • Jul 18 Hubert Doggart, English cricketer (2 Tests for England 1950), born in Earl's Court, London (d. 2018)
  • Jul 18 Jaime de Mora y Aragón, Spanish actor and publicist (Last Judgement), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1995)
  • Jul 18 Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (Olympic gold 80m hurdles 1952, 56; 4 x 100m relay 1956), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2004)
  • Jul 18 Glen Wood, American auto racer, team owner (Wood Bros Racing), born in Stuart, Virginia (d. 2019)
  • Jul 19 Sue Thompson [Eva Sue Mckee], American pop and country music singer ("Sad Movies (Make Me Cry"), born in Nevada, Missouri
  • Jul 20 Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)
  • Jul 20 Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), born in Martinique, France (d. 1961)
  • Jul 21 Al Checco, actor (Extreme Close-up), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jul 21 Lovro Zupanovic, Croatian composer, born in Šibenik, Croatia (d. 2004)
  • Jul 21 Johnny Peirson, Canadian ice hockey right wing (NHL All Star 1950, 51; Boston Bruins) and broadcaster (WBZ and WSBK), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2021)
  • Jul 23 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 23 Pierre Baugniet, Belgian pairs ice skater (Olympic gold 1948), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1981)
  • Jul 24 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1969)
  • Jul 25 Alistair Taylor, South African cricketer (one Test as opening bat for South Africa 1956), born in Johannesburg, Transvaal (d. 2004)
  • Jul 25 Jerry Paris, American director (Happy Days) and actor (Dick Van Dyke Show-Jerry), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • Jul 25 William "Benny" Benjamin, American session drummer (Motown's Funk Brothers), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1969) [1]
  • Jul 26 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician, born in Częstochowa, Poland (d. 2000)
  • Jul 28 Bruce Matthews, Australian newspaper executive who worked for Rupert Murdoch, born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1996) [1]
  • Jul 28 Larry Pruden, New Zealand composer, born in New Plymouth, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • Jul 28 Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American scientist, (1976 Nobel laureate for Physiology or Medicine for work on Hepatitis B), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • Jul 29 Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Raven; Zorba the Greek; Serpico), born on the island of Chios, Greece

Person of interestTed Lindsay

Jul 29 Ted Lindsay, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1950, NHL Players Association pioneer), born in Renfrew, Ontario (d. 2019)

NHL Star Ted Lindsay
NHL Star
Ted Lindsay
  • Jul 30 Antoine Duhamel, French composer, born in Valmondois, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2014)
  • Jul 30 Jacques Sernas [Jokūbas Bernardas Šernas], Lithuanian actor (La Dolce Vita, Helen of Troy), born in Kaunas, Lithuania (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 4 American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell (24) marries 2nd husband John Marsh (29)

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 13 Film producer and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions Walt Disney (23) weds Lillian Bounds (26) at Lewiston's Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Lewiston, Idaho

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Erik Satie, French composer (Dreamy Fish), dies at 59
  • Jul 1 Jan P Veth, Dutch painter/lithographer/art historian, dies at 61
  • Jul 5 Hjalmar Borgstrom, composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 7 Clarence Hudson White, American photographer, dies at 54
  • Jul 13 Gerben Postma [Ids], Fries writer (Lytse Fryske Spraekleare), dies
  • Jul 14 Pancho Villa [Francisco Guilledo], Filipino world boxing champion, dies at 23
  • Jul 18 Louis Nazaire Bégin, Roman Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1840)

Person of interestWilliam Jennings Bryan

Jul 26 William Jennings Bryan, American orator and statesman known as "The Great Commoner", dies at 65

US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan
US Secretary of State
William Jennings Bryan
  • Jul 26 Antonio Ascari, Italian racing driver, dies at 36
  • Jul 26 Gottlob Frege, German mathematician and logician (Begriffsschrift), dies at 76