On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1931

Historical Events


Sports record brokenBaseball 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

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Gregg Smith, 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 NFL halfback, tight-end (Pro Bowl 1958, 60, 63–65; First-team All-Pro 1958, 65) and general manager (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Ellendale, North Dakota (d. 2020)
1931 Highlights

About August 21, 1931

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 89 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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