What Happened in September 1925

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 Pierre de Coubertin steps down as chairman of International Olympic Committee
  • Sep 3 The airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) crashes in a storm near Caldwell, Ohio, killing 14, 29 survive
  • Sep 5 112 F (44°C), Centerville, Alabama (state record)
  • Sep 5 29th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Bobby Jones
  • Sep 12 20th Davis Cup: USA beats France in Philadelphia (5-0)
  • Sep 13 1st US University for African American, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans
  • Sep 13 Bkln Dodger Dazzy Vance no-hits Phillies, 10-1
  • Sep 19 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 6 straight US titles; beats Bill Johnston for 4th straight year 4-6, 11-9, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
  • Sep 22 Yank Ben Paschal hits 2 inside-the-park-homers
  • Sep 23 George Kaufman's "Butter & Egg Man" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 23 Washington shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh is named AL MVP

Sport awardGolf Major

Sep 26 8th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Olympia Fields, Illinois

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Sep 26 Italian sub "Sebastiano Veniero" lost off Sicily with 54 dead
  • Sep 29 French Gen of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
  • Sep 29 Greek republican constitution enforced
  • Sep 30 General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Art Pepper, American alto saxophonist and clarinetist, born in Gardena, California (d. 1982)
  • Sep 1 Ruth S White, composer
  • Sep 2 Ronnie Stevens, actor (Rodney-Dick & Duchess), born in London, England
  • Sep 2 Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • Sep 3 Bengt Lindström, Swedish artist, born in Berg Municipality, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • Sep 3 Shoista Mullodzhanova, Shashmakom singer, born in Dushanbe, Tajik ASSR (d. 2010)
  • Sep 3 Hank Thompson, American country music singer (The Brazos Valley Boys), born in Waco, Texas (d. 2007)
  • Sep 4 Forrest [Asa Earl] Carter, American author and segregationist speech writer, born in Anniston, Alabama (d. 1979)
  • Sep 5 Jos Vandeloo, Flemish journalist and playwright (Cola Drinkers), born in Zonhoven, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • Sep 5 Justin Kaplan, editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 1967), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (Soulin', Big Boss Man), born in Dunleith, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • Sep 7 Allan Blakeney, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Saskatchewan), born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia (d. 2011)
  • Sep 7 Laura Ashley, Welsh fashion designer, businesswoman and co-founder of Laura Ashley, born in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1985)
  • Sep 8 Alexander Nikolayevich Kholminov, composer
  • Sep 8 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Paris (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Heinz Lau, German composer, born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • Sep 8 Magnus Blondal Johansson, composer

Person of interestPeter Sellers

Sep 8 Peter Sellers, English actor and comedian (The Goon Show, Bobo, Pink Panther), (d. 1980), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1980)

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Sep 10 Roy James Brown, American boxer and soul singer (Good Rockin' Tonight), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1981)
  • Sep 11 Ashley Heenan, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • Sep 11 Harry Somers, Canadian composer, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (d. 1999)
  • Sep 12 Dickie Moore, actor (Expert, Oliver Twist, Little Men), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Sep 12 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, born in Delray, Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • Sep 13 Gabriel Charpentier, Canadian composer, born in Richmond, Canada
  • Sep 13 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • Sep 14 Mauk de Braauw, Dutch minister (DS'70) and Minister of Wetenschapsbeleid, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1984)
  • Sep 14 Ruth Mompati, South African politician and Secretary of Nelson Mandela, born in Vryburg, North-West Province, South Africa (d. 2015)
  • Sep 15 Forrest Compton, actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 15 Carlo Rambaldi, Special effects artist (Alien, E.T.), born in Vigarano Mainarda, Italy (d. 2012)

Person of interestB.B. King

Sep 16 [Riley B.] B.B. King, American blues guitarist and singer (The Thrill is Gone), born in Itta Bena, Mississippi (d. 2015)

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • Sep 16 Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)
  • Sep 16 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • Sep 17 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • Sep 18 Harvey Haddix, American baseball pitcher (pitched perfect game into 12th), born in Medway, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • Sep 20 Rama VIII [Ananda Mahidol], King of Siam (1935-46), born in Heidelberg, Republic of Baden, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Sep 20 Bobby Nunn [Ulysses B. Nunn Sr.], American singer (The Robins, The Coasters), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • Sep 22 Virginia Capers, American actress (Raisin, White Mama, Original Intent), born in Sumter, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Sep 23 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft)
  • Sep 23 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (d. 2006)
  • Sep 23 Eleonora Rossi Drago [Palmira Omiccioli], Italian actress (Le amiche), born in Quinto al Mare, Genoa (d. 2007)
  • Sep 24 Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist, born in Mogok, Myanmar (d. 2004)
  • Sep 25 Silvana Pampanini, Italian actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2016)
  • Sep 25 William Mitchell, British physicist, born in Kingsbridge, Devon, England (d. 2002)
  • Sep 25 Paul MacCready, American aeronautical engineer and inventor (1st man-powered aircraft), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2007)
  • Sep 26 Bobby Shantz, American baseball player (1952 AL MVP), born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 26 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • Sep 26 Norm Dussault, American-Canadian ice hockey player (Montreal Canadiens), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Sep 27 Robert Edwards, Batley, Yorkshire, physiologist (IVF pioneer, Nobel 2010), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 28 Arnold Stang, Mass, comedian and actor (Broadside, Milton Berle, Top Cat)
  • Sep 28 Frank Latimore, [Kline], Darien Ct, actor (Patton, Breakin Up)
  • Sep 28 Seymour Cray, American inventor (Cray Research, Cray I supercomputer), born in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • Sep 29 Steve Forrest, Huntsville, Texas, American actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 29 John Balcombe, Lord Chief Justice of Appeal
  • Sep 29 John Tower, (Sen-R-Tx)
  • Sep 29 Trevor Hughes, water engineer
  • Sep 30 Gwyn A Williams, historian/socialist
  • Sep 30 Félix Luna, Argentine historian and lyricist, born in La Rioja Province, Argentina (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 7 John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, dies at 52 or 54
  • Sep 7 René [Raphael] Viviani, French premier (1914-15), dies at 61
  • Sep 10 Henry Lincoln "Linc" Johnson, American attorney and politician, remembered as one of the most prominent early 20th century African-American Republicans, dies of a stroke at 55
  • Sep 16 Leo Fall, Austria operetta composer (That Pink von Stambul), dies at 52
  • Sep 16 Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
  • Sep 29 Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36
  • Sep 29 Leon VA Bourgeois, French premier (1895-96, Nobel 1920), dies at 74
  • Sep 30 Philip Hutchinson, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1889), dies