On This Day

What Happened on August 11, 1929

Day of the Week: Sunday

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