On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1925

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Cyprus becomes a British Crown Colony
  • Future Hall of Fame catcher Jimmie Foxx makes his MLB debut at 17 for Philadelphia A's; pinch-hits a single in 9-4 loss v Washington

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Bednarik, Pro/College Football Halls of Fame center/linebacker (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), born in Boulder, Colorado (d. 2013)