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1925 Historical Event(s)
- January 3, 1925 – Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.
- January 24, 1925 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Ox in Chinese astrology.
- January 30, 1925 – The Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
- March 9, 1925 – Pink’s War: The first Royal Air Force operation conducted independently of the British Army or Royal Navy begins.
- March 21, 1925 – Syngman Rhee is removed from office after being impeached as the President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
- April 10, 1925 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is first published in New York City, by Charles Scribner’s Sons.
- May 1, 1925 – The All-China Federation of Trade Unions is officially founded. Today it is the largest trade union in the world, with 134 million members.
- July 21, 1925 – Sir Malcolm Campbell becomes the first man to break the 150 mph land barrier at Pendine Sands in Wales. He drove a Sunbeam at a two-way average speed of 150.33 mph.
- September 3, 1925 – USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), the United States’ first American-built rigid airship, was destroyed in a squall line over Noble County, Ohio. Fourteen of her 42-man crew perished, including her commander, Zachary Lansdowne.
- December 12, 1925 – The Majlis of Iran votes to crown Reza Khan as the new Shah of Persia.
Who Were Born On 1925?
- March 6, 1925 – Wes Montgomery, American musician (d. 1968)
- March 21, 1925 – Peter Brook, British stage director and producer
- April 14, 1925 – Rod Steiger, American actor (d. 2002)
- April 21, 1925 – Sir Anthony Mason, former Chief Justice of Australia
- April 25, 1925 – Kay E. Kuter, American actor (d. 2003)
- June 11, 1925 – William Styron, American novelist and essayist (d. 2006)
- September 3, 1925 – Bengt Lindström, Swedish outdoor artist (d. 2008)
- October 30, 1925 – Tommy Ridgley, American R&B singer (d. 1999)
- November 4, 1925 – Ritwik Ghatak, Indian Filmmaker and script writer (d. 1976)
- December 28, 1925 – Hildegard Knef, German actress (d. 2002)