On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1925

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Afrikaans is established as an official language in South Africa.
  • John T. Scopes arrested for teaching evolution in Tennessee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6 (16 total bases)

MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 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, Ukranian president (1978-81), born in Rusiv, Ukraine (d. 2012)