What Happened on July 18, 1921

Historical Events

Baseball 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

  • 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

  • Aaron Beck, American psychiatrist (father of cognitive behavioural therapy), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2021) [1]

John GlennJohn Glenn (1921-2016)

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


1921 Highlights

About July 18, 1921

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 101 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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