On This Day

What Happened on March 21, 1925

Historical Events

  • Edinburgh's Murreyfield Stadium officially opens
  • Iran adopts Khorshidi solar Hijri calendar
  • Tennessee governor Austin Peay passes the "Butler Act," making Tennessee the 1st state to outlaw teaching the theory of evolution (repealed 1967)

Famous Birthdays

  • Harold Ashby American jazz tenor saxophonist (Willie Dixon; Duke Ellington, 1968-75), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (d. 1964)
  • John E Grotberg, (Rep-R-IL, 1985-86)
  • Peter Brook, English theater and film director (Marat/Sade), born in London
1925 Highlights

About March 21, 1925

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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