On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1929

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth becomes first MLB player to hit 500 home runs (off Willis Hudlin) in 6-5 loss to Indians at League Park, Cleveland

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Alun Hoddinott, Welsh composer (Floriture), born in Bargoed, Glamorganshire, Wales (d. 2008)
  • 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? 92 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo