On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1929

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • Russian-Chinese border fights

Famous Birthdays

  • Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, Dutch mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
1929 Highlights

About August 11, 1929

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo