On This Day

What Happened in November 1925

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

Nov 5 Mussolini disbands Italian socialist parties

  • 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)

Historic Event

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 Recording

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

  • 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

Sports History

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

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • Nov 28 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee

Sports History

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 3 Dieter Wellershoff, German author (Minotaur)

Doris Roberts

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

  • 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)

Richard Burton

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

  • 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, Dutch pianist and composer (Berkshire Symphonies; Les Cloches des Clochards), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 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

Rock 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 18 Yvonne Bryceland, South African stage actress (Road to Mecca), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 1992)
  • Nov 19 Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), born in Poznań (d. 2017)
  • Nov 20 June Christy [Shirley Luster], American jazz singer ("Tampico"; "Something Cool"), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Nov 20 Maya Plisetskaya, Russian prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 2015)

Robert F. Kennedy

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

  • Nov 20 Kaye Ballard, American stage and screen actress, comedienne, (Mothers-in-Law - "Kaye"), and singer, 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)

Gregorio Álvarez

Nov 26 Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan dictator and President of Uruguay (1981-85), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2016) [1]

  • 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)
  • Nov 29 Ernst Happel, Austrian soccer player, 1943-59 (Rapid Wien), and coach, 1962-92 (Feyenoord; Club Brugge; Hamburger SV, and 8 others), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1992)

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, Polish 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, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, 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