On This Day

What Happened in November 1925

Historical Events

  • Nov 1 VARA, Vereniging van Workers Radio Amateurs forms in Amsterdam

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Nov 5 Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Nov 5 British secret agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies') is executed in a forest near Moscow by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union
  • Nov 7 Italians liberal-national party joins fascist
  • Nov 9 German NSDAP (Nazi party) forms Schutzstaffel (SS)

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Nov 9 Robert A. Millikan confirms the existence of cosmic rays from outer space in a speech to the National Academy of Sciences at Madison, Wisconsin

  • Nov 11 Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD

Music releaseMusic Recording

Nov 11 Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five begin their first recording session

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Nov 11 Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement
  • Nov 11 American scientist Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays
  • Nov 12 US & Italy sign peace accord about war debts
  • Nov 16 American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)
  • Nov 16 Philip Barry's "In a Garden" premieres in NYC

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Nov 21 Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears

NFL Legend Red Grange
NFL Legend
Red Grange
  • Nov 24 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)

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Nov 24 Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
Eugene O'Neill
  • Nov 25 KPD proposes German Parliament expropriate possession of monarchy
  • Nov 26 Netherlands & Germany sign trade agreement
  • Nov 27 German Parliament ratifies treaty of Locarno

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Nov 28 7th French government of Aristide Briand sworn-in

11x Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand
11x Prime Minister of France
Aristide Briand
  • Nov 28 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee

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Nov 28 NHL goalie Georges Vezina collapses & dies 4 months later of TB

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Dieter Wellershoff, German author (Minotaur)

Person of interestDoris Roberts

Nov 4 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • Nov 4 Ritwik Ghatak, Bengali filmmaker (Titash Ekti Nadir Naam), born in Dhaka, East Bengal (d. 1976)
  • Nov 4 Kjerstin Dellert, Swedish opera singer, born in Stockholm (d. 2018)
  • Nov 6 Dirk de Vroome, Dutch campaigner and Limbourg activist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1986)
  • Nov 9 Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), born in London (d. 2017)
  • Nov 9 Bill Bruton, American MLB outfielder (NL stolen bases leader 1953-55), born in Penola, Alabama (d. 1995)

Person of interestRichard Burton

Nov 10 Richard Burton, Welsh stage and screen actor (Cleopatra, Virginia Woolf), born in Pontrhydyfen, South Wales (d. 1984)

Stage and Screen Actor Richard Burton
Stage and Screen Actor
Richard Burton
  • Nov 11 Jonathan Winters, American comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Nov 11 June Whitfield, English comedian (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Nov 11 John Guillermin, British film director (The Towering Inferno), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Nov 13 Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Nov 15 Howard Baker, (Sen-R-Tenn), presidential chief of staff
  • Nov 15 Jurriaan Andriessen [Leslie Cool], Dutch pianist/composer
  • Nov 15 Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (d. 1988)
  • Nov 16 Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), born in Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, France (d. 2017)
  • Nov 17 Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York
  • Nov 17 Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier
  • Nov 17 Libby Newman, painter/printmaker/curator

Person of interestRock Hudson

Nov 17 Rock Hudson, American actor (Pillow Talk, A Farewell to Arms, Ice Station Zebra), born in Winnetka, Illinois (d. 1985)

  • Nov 17 Sir Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2010)
  • Nov 18 Alex Macintosh, British BBC presenter and actor (Hell Fight), born in Fulham, London (d. 1997)
  • Nov 18 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family, Brief Candle), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 19 Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), born in Poznań (d. 2017)
  • Nov 20 June Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Nov 20 Maya Plisetskaya, Russian prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 2015)

Person of interestRobert F. Kennedy

Nov 20 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • Nov 20 Kaye Ballard, American actress and comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • Nov 21 Poncke Princen, Dutch anti-Nazi fighter, colonial soldier and human rights activist, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2002)
  • Nov 22 Gunther Schuller, American violinist, horn player, composer, and proponent of jazz-classical "third stream" (Visitation), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • Nov 23 Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), born in New York City (d. 2020)
  • Nov 24 Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)
  • Nov 24 William F. Buckley Jr, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line), born in NYC (d. 2008)
  • Nov 24 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist who won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Physics with Carlo Rubbia, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Nov 25 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president El Salvador
  • Nov 26 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Nov 26 Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan Dictator, President of Uruguay (1981-85), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • Nov 27 Ernie Wise [Wiseman], English comedian (Morecambe & Wise), born in Bramley, England (d. 1999)
  • Nov 27 Marshall Thompson, American actor (Bog, To Hell & Back, Daktari), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • Nov 27 Michael Tolan, American actor (Nurses, Senator), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 27 John Maddox, British science writer and editor (Nature), born in Penllergaer, Wales (d. 2009)
  • Nov 28 Aurelio de la Vega, Cuban-American composer, born in Havana, Cuba
  • Nov 28 Virginia Hewitt, American actress (Carol-Space Patrol), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1986)
  • Nov 28 József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 1 Max Linder [Gabriel-Maximilien Leuvielle], French actor, comic and director (Seven Years Bad Luck: Max Prend un Bain), commits suicide at 41
  • Nov 2 Antonius J Derkinderen, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 65
  • Nov 6 Khải Định, Emperor of Vietnam (1916-25), dies of TB at 40
  • Nov 9 Daniel Josephus Jitta, Dutch High Court lawyer, dies at 71
  • Nov 12 Roman Statkowski, composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 14 Agnes Zimmermann, German composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 20 Alexandra, Danish princess and Queen of Great Britain, consort to Edward VII, dies at 80
  • Nov 21 Robert Wrenn, American tennis player (US Open 1893-94, 1896-97), dies at 52
  • Nov 26 Johannes Haarklou, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 27 Roger de la Fresnaye, French sculptor and painter, dies of tuberculosis at 40
  • Nov 29 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer, dies at 67