On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1925

Historical Events

  • Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.

Historic Event

Dayton teacher John T. Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee

Sports History

Detroit center fielder Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6 with 4 runs, 5 RBI and 16 TBs in Tigers' 14-8 win over the Browns at Sportsman's Park III, St. Louis

  • Yankee Everett Scott is benched, ending his 1,307-game playing streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Cerv, American baseball player (Yankees), born in Weston, Nebraska (d. 2017)
  • Leo Ryan, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1978)
  • Mykola Plaviuk, Ukrainian president (1978-81), born in Rusiv, Ukraine (d. 2012)
1925 Highlights

About May 5, 1925

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 96 years, 6 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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