On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1929

Historical Events

  • Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

NY Yankees slugger Babe Ruth ties MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time in 13-1 win v Philadelphia A's

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (only perfect game in World Series history, Game 5 1956; World Series MVP 1956; NY Yankees), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 2020)
  • James Pilditch, British designer, born in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Richard T. Schulze, American politician (Rep-R-PA, 1975- ), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ruth Carter-Stapleton, American evangelist, born in Plains, Georgia (d. 1983)
1929 Highlights

About August 7, 1929

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 2 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo