< MCMXXV = 1925 >
Events in 1925
|14 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.|
|25 January:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rat makes way for the Year of the Ox.|
|30 January:|| ||Douglas Engelbart, American computer pioneer, is born in Portland, Oregon.|
|12 March:|| ||Sun Yat-sen, Chinese doctor and revolutionary, considered a founding father by both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan), dies of cancer at the Rockefeller Hospital in Beijing at age 58.|
|13 March:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1343 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|30 March:|| ||Rudolf Steiner, Austrian philosopher and esotericist, founder of anthroposophy, dies in Dornach, Switzerland at age 64.|
|8 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|10 April:|| ||The novel “The Great Gatsby” by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald is published in New York.|
|12 April:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|12 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|21 April:|| ||During his conquest of the Hijaz the future king Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia destroys the Islamic holy places of Jannat-ul-Baqi and Jannat-ul-Mualla.|
|19 May:|| ||Malcolm X, American civil rights movement leader, is born in Omaha, Nebraska.|
|19 May:|| ||Pol Pot, Cambodian ruler and ethnic cleanser, is born Saloth Sar in the small fishing community of Prek Sbauv.|
|31 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|19 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|28 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|10 October:|| ||As the head of the physics department refused, Cecilia Payne becomes the first person, woman or man, to receive an Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard for her thesis “Stellar Atmospheres”, a milestone in its own right for showing that stars like the sun are not made of iron and rock like planets and moons but burn on a body of hydrogen.|
|13 October:|| ||Margaret Thatcher, prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, is born Margaret Hilda Roberts in Grantham.|
|16 December:|| ||Three years after the introduction of broadcasting in Europe, Radio Ceylon is established by British engineer Edward Harper as the first Asian station with a regular broadcasting service.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1925
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Claus von Stauffenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Claude Monet, Karl Benz, Rogier Verbeek, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Antoni Gaudí, Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Leoš Janáček, George Eastman, Nikola Tesla, Emil Kraepelin, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Eastman, Max Planck, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Herman Gorter, Marie Curie, Maxim Gorky, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas and Lucebert celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1925 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1829, 1835, 1846, 1857, 1863, 1874, 1885, 1891, 1903 and 1914 in the century before it and 1931, 1942, 1953, 1959, 1970, 1981, 1987, 1998, 2009 and 2015 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1925 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 19 June 2018.