On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1925

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution John T. Scopes
Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution
John T. Scopes

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, Ukrainian president (1978-81), born in Rusiv, Ukraine (d. 2012)
1925 Highlights

About May 5, 1925

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 95 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus