October 1925 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 5 WSM-AM in Nashville Tenn begins radio transmissions
  • Oct 5 The Lacarno Conference meets: Germany agrees to recognise their frontiers with France and Belgium and will apply for membership in the League of Nations
  • Oct 6 Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested
  • Oct 11 Belgian episcopelian speaks against Flemish activism
  • Oct 12 German-Russian trade agreement signed
  • Oct 14 Anti-French uprising in Damascus (French inhabitants flee)
  • Oct 16 Peace accord of Locarno signed (Rhine Pact)
  • Oct 16 Texas School Board prohibits teaching of evolution
  • Oct 18 -20] French Gen Sarrail bombs Damascus
  • Oct 18 Salt Lake City (PCL) Tony Lazzeri hits his 60th HR of the season
  • Oct 19 Italian army takes Somalia
  • Oct 21 Sidney Howards "Lucky Sam McGarver" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 25 Rightist German ministers disavows Treaty of Locarno
  • Oct 27 Water skis patented by Fred Waller
  • Oct 30 KUT-AM in Austin TX begins radio transmissions
  • Oct 31 Cossack officer Reza Chan replaces sultan Ahmad as Shah of Persia

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 Brian Dilton, British lord justice of appeal
  • Oct 3 Gore Vidal, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), born in West Point, New York (d. 2012)
  • Oct 3 W Howard Baker, English publisher
  • Oct 5 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • Oct 6 Shana Alexander, American journalist (60 Minutes), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 8 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, Russian writer and critic, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1997)
  • Oct 9 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958)
  • Oct 10 Ivan Svitak, philosopher
  • Oct 10 Great Antonio, Croatian-Canadian strongman (d. 2001)
  • Oct 11 Elmore Leonard, American writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), (d. 2013)
  • Oct 12 Fons Jansen, Dutch news reader and cabaretier, born in Bussum, Netherlands (d. 1991)
  • Oct 12 Denis Lazure, Canadian physician and politician, born in Napierville, Quebec (d. 2008)
  • Oct 13 Frank D Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 13 Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1979-90), born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England (d. 2013)

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Oct 14 Louis Cohen, physicist
  • Oct 14 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist and three time Nobel Prize nominee (hominid fossil sites), born in Durban, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • Oct 14 Lawrence Herkimer, "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Oct 16 Daniel J Evans, (Sen-R-WA, 1983- )
  • Oct 16 Lorraine Sweeny, communications specialist
  • Oct 18 Ramiz Alia, political leader of Albania
  • Oct 19 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist
  • Oct 20 Art Buchwald, columnist and author (Have I Ever Lied to You), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • Oct 20 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (d. 2002)
  • Oct 20 Theodore Hall, American Physicist and atomic spy for the Soviet Union, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Oct 21 Louis J. Robichaud, Canadian premier of New Brunswick (d. 2005)
  • Oct 22 Robert Rauschenberg, American painter (Gloria), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Oct 24 Jayaaram N Reddy, South African politician/banker
  • Oct 26 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor and novelist (Brief American), born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • Oct 27 Warren M Christopher, 63rd United States Secretary of State (1993-97), born in Scranton, North Dakota (d. 2011)
  • Oct 27 Albert Medwin, American electrical engineer and inventor
  • Oct 28 Leonard Starr, comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie)
  • Oct 28 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006)
  • Oct 29 Geraldine Brooks, American actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings, Act of Murder), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 29 Dominick Dunne, American author
  • Oct 30 Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • Oct 31 John Pople, English chemist (Nobel Prize 1998), born in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England (d. 2004)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 4 Jurist Earl Warren (34) weds Nina Elisabeth Palmquist Meyers

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren

Deaths in History

  • Oct 8 Abraham PC of Karnebeek, liberal foreign minister (1918-27), dies
  • Oct 11 Karl M Lybeck, Fin/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten), dies at 71
  • Oct 24 Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56