On This Day

July 19, 1920 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth hits his 30th home run of the 1920 baseball season, breaking his own single-season record. He would attain 54 throughout the season, before breaking that record the next year.

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Birthdays in Sport

  • Robert Christiani, West Indian cricketer (brother of Cyril WI batsman in 22 Tests), born in Georgetown, British Guiana (d. 2005)