On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1928

Historical Events

  • Americans sweep medals at a rainy Olympic pole vault final in Amsterdam with Sabin Carr gold, from William Droegemuller and Charles McGinnis

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth hits home run #42 in the Yankees 12-1 win v St. Louis Browns, takes him 4 weeks ahead of his 1927 pace

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

1928 Highlights

About August 1, 1928

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo