January 3 - Benito Mussolini announces he is taking dictatorial powers over Italy.
January 5 - Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the first female governor in the United States.
January 21 - Albania declares itself a republic.
January 30 - Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
February 21 - The New Yorker publishes its first issue.
March 4 - Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to have his
inauguration broadcasted on radio.
March 13 - Scopes Trial: A law in Tennessee prohibits the teaching of evolution.
March 18 - The Tri-State Tornado raked through Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana and killed
May 25 - Scopes Trial: John T. Scopes is indicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
May 25 - The National Forensics League is founded.
June 6 - The Chrysler Corporation is founded by Walter Percy Chrysler.
June 13 - Charles Francis Jenkins achieves the first synchronized transmission of pictures and
sound, using 48 lines, and a mechanical system. A 10-minute film of a miniature windmill in
motion is sent across 5 miles from Anacostia to Washington, DC. The images were viewed
by representatives of the Bureau of Standards, the U.S. Navy, the Commerce Department,
and others. Jenkins called this "the first public demonstration of radiovision".
June 23 - First ascent of Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada.
July 10 - Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John
T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation
of a Tennessee state law.
July 10 - The official news agency of the Soviet Union called the Telegraph Agency of the
Soviet Union (TASS) is established.
July 18 - Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf.
July 21 - Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes
is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100.
October 30 - John Logie Baird creates Britain's first television transmitter.
November 28 - Country-variety show Grand Ole Opry makes its radio debut on station WSM
(it would later become the longest-running live music show).
December 1 - World War I aftermath: Locarno Treaties - The final Locarno Pact is signed in
London, establshing post-war territorial settlements in return for normalizing relations with
December 15 - Reza Pahlavi takes his imperial oath and becomes Shah of Iran.
Modern revival of ancient Latvian mythology begins, called Dievturiba.
Scopes Trial testing a law favouring Creationism over Evolution.
on extensive disarmament.
Spanish and French expeditionary forces landing at Alhucemas during the war of the Rif.
Vladimir Zworykin takes out the first patent for colour television
The Woodcraft Folk,
an organisation for young people to promote equality, peace, social justice and
cooperation, founded in London.
Introduction of London's first double decker buses.
Britain returns to the Gold Standard.Births
January 6 - John De Lorean
, auto maker.
January 8 - James Saunders
January 10 - Max Roach
, drummer, composer.
January 11 - Grant Tinker
, television executive.
January 11 - William Styron
January 13 - Gwen Verdon
, actress, dancer (d. 2000).
January 14 - Yukio Mishima
, writer (d. 1970).
January 17 - Wilhelmina Fredrica van Wier
January 20 - Ernesto Cardenal
, theologian, author and politician.
January 21 - Frank de Vries
January 21 - Benny Hill
, comedian, actor (d. 1992).
January 24 - Maria Tallchief
, prima ballerina.
January 26 - Paul Newman
January 30 - Dorothy Malone
January 31 - Benjamin Hooks
, head of the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People.
February 1 - Alfred Grosser
, political scientist and publicist.
February 2 - Elaine Stritch
February 4 - Russell Hoban
February 8 - Jack Lemmon
, actor and film director (d. 2001).
February 11 - Marinus Arie van den Houten
February 11 - Peter Berger
, British Vice-Admiral.
February 11 - Kim Stanley
February 11 - Virginia Johnson
February 12 - Sir Anthony Berry
, British politician.
February 17 - Hal Holbrook
February 18 - George Kennedy
February 20 - Robert Altman
, film director.
February 20 - Heinz Kluncker
, labor union leader.
February 21 - Sam Peckinpah
, director (d. 1984).
February 25 - Edward Gorey
, illustrator (d. 2000).
March 4 - Paul Mauriat
March 21 - Johannes Bernardus Hendricus Kleiss
March 25 - Hendrika Moolenaar
March 25 - Flannery O'Connor
, author (d. 1964).
March 26 - Pierre Boulez
, French composer and conductor.
April 2 - Hans Rosenthal
, showmaster (d. 1987).
April 2 - George MacDonald Fraser
April 3 - Tony Benn
, British politician.
April 12 - Julianus Dales
April 14 - Rod Steiger
April 25 - Sammy Drechsel
, journalist, film director and cabaretist (d. 1986).
April 30 - Adriana van den Houten
May 6 - Hanns Dieter Hüsch
May 12 - Yogi Berra
, Baseball Hall of Famer.
May 19 - Pol Pot
, Cambodian dictator (d. 1998).
May 19 - Malcolm X
May 22 - Jean Tinguely
, kinetic artist (d. 1991).
May 28 - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
June 3 - Tony Curtis
June 26 - Pavel Belyayev
, cosmonaut (d. 1970).
June 28 - Elizabeth (Bep) van den Houten
June 28 - Jacobus (Koos) van den Houten
July 6 - Merv Griffin
, game show developer, TV show host.
July 6 - Bill Haley
, rock and roll musician.
July 18 - Shirley Strickland
, Australian athlete.
July 27 - Lena Joppa Fonteine
July 29 - Ted Lindsay
, ice hockey Hall of Fame player.
August 15 - Oscar Peterson
, Canadian jazz pianist.
August 19 - Claude Gauvreau
, Quebec playwright, poet and polemist.
September 7 - Gerald Durrell naturalist
, zookeeper, author and television presenter.
September 16 - Charles Haughey
, Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland.
September 20 - James Galanos
, fashion designer.
September 28 - Gerardina Philippina Geenjaar
October 11 - Johannis Colijn
October 13 - Margaret Thatcher
, British prime minister (1979-1990).
October 16 - Angela Lansbury
, American actress.
October 23 - Johnny Carson
, comedian, television host.
October 24 - Luciano Berio
, Italian composer.
October 28 - Maria van Helden
November 17 - Charles Mackerras
November 20 - Robert Kennedy
November 24 - William F. Buckley
, Jr., author, commentator.
November 26 - Eugene Istomin
, pianist (d. 2003).
December 25 - Wouter Ribbens
December 27 - Marjorie Dob
December 28 - Hildegard Knef
, actress, singer and writer.Kathleen Joan Troast
January 11 - Lijntje Hogchum
March 12 - Sun Yat Sen
, Chinese revolutionary, politician.
March 20 - George Nathaniel Curzon
(Lord Curzon), British statesman.
March 21 - Marinus van Driel
April 14 - John Singer Sargent
April 17 - Adriana Breur
May 3 - Clément Ader
, french engineer and inventor.
May 4 - Adriana van den Houten
May 12 - Amy Lowell
May 14 - H. Rider Haggard
June 16 - Emmett Hardy
, jazz musician (b. 1903).
July 1 - Erik Satie
, French composer.
July 26 - William Jennings Bryan
, American politician.
August 13 - Aart van den Houten
August 25 - Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf
, Austro-Hungarian Chief of Staff, WWI.
September 4 - Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
, horseman, member of the Vanderbilt family.
November 20 - Queen Alexandra
, widow of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom.
November 25 - Anna Johanna Cedilia van der Sloot
.George Washington Cable
, American writer.To my Homepage