On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Dayton Allen, American comedian (Steve Allen Show, The Cotton Club), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Václav Nelhýbel, Czech-American composer (Everyman), born in Polanka, Czechoslovakia (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies