On This Day

What Happened on July 13, 1934

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth hits 700th career home run against Detroit

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
  • Ivor Mendonca, West Indian cricket wicket-keeper (2 Tests 1962)
  • Roger Reynolds, composer

Person of interestWole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, Nigeria, dramatist (Road, Kongi's Harvest-Nobel 1986)

Playwright Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

Famous Deaths

Person of interestKate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard