What Happened on August 21, 1931

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Yankees slugger Babe Ruth becomes the first MLB player to hit 600 career home runs as NY defeats St. Louis Browns, 11-7 at Sportsman's Park

Famous Birthdays

  • Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Nancy Hadley, American actress (Love That Jill, Joey Bishop Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Pete Retzlaff, American football halfback, tight-end (5 x Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1958, 65 Philadelphia Eagles) and executive (GM Philadelphia Eagles 1969-72), born in Ellendale, North Dakota (d. 2020)
Born in 1931
1931 Highlights

About August 21, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo