On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1920

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Babe Ruth hits his 30th home run of the 1920 baseball season, breaking his own single-season record. He would attain 54 throughout the season, before breaking that record the next year.

Famous Birthdays

  • Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2005)
  • Robert Mann, American composer and violinist (String Quartet 1952), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2018)
1920 Highlights

About July 19, 1920

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer