On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1919

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth sets MLB season home run record at 28 off Yankee Bob Shawkey in a 2-1 loss at the Polo Grounds in NYC

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, Australian cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies at 49
1919 Highlights

About September 24, 1919

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Libra