On This Day

What Happened on November 11, 1925

Historical Events

Scientific Discovery

American scientist Robert A. Millikan announces discovery of cosmic rays

  • Earnest Thalmann becomes chairman of German KPD

Music Recording

Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five begin their first recording session

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Night of Kersten - Colijn Dutch government falls by SGP-amendement

Famous Birthdays

  • John Guillermin, British film director (The Towering Inferno), born in London (d. 2015)
  • Jonathan Winters, American comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • June Whitfield, English comedian (Terry and June, Absolutely Fabulous), born in London, England (d. 2018)
1925 Highlights

About November 11, 1925

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 95 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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