On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1921

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth achieves 139 home runs and becomes the all-time home run leader in Major League Baseball, taking the title from Roger Connor

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Babe Ruth smacks a home run a MLB record 575 feet in New York Yankees' 10-1 win over the Tigers at Detroit's Navin Field
  • Black Sox trial begins in Chicago

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJohn Glenn

John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio (d. 2016)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn

1921 Highlights

About July 18, 1921

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 99 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer