1919 – Babe Ruth, then with the Red Sox, sets the MLB single season home run record by hitting his 28th homer of the season.
1920 – Babe Ruth becomes the first player in MLB history to hit 50 homers in a season.
1922 – St. Louis Cardinal, Rogers Hornsby, sets the National League homerun record at 42.
1927 – The New York Yankees get their 106th victory, a record.
1927 – The Toronto St. Patricks of the NHL change their name to the Maple Leafs.
1950 – Chicago Cardinals quarterback Jim Hardy sets an NFL record by throwing eight interceptions in a game, part of a 45-7 loss to the Eagles.
1957 – The Brooklyn Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 in the final game played at Ebbets Field.
1967 – St. Louis Cardinals kicker Jim Bakken sets an NFL record by making seven field goals in a game. The longest one was from 33 yards out.
1974 – Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers picks up career hit #3,000. He is the 12th player in MLB history to reach that mark.
1983 – Dale Murphy of the Braves becomes the sixth player in MLB history to hit 30 homers and steal 30 bases in a season.
1984 – The Chicago Cubs clinch the NL East title.
1988 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee, American heptathlete, sets a world record for points with 7,291, takes the gold at Seoul.
1991 – Deion Sanders returns back to the Atlanta Braves, after strictly playing for the Atlanta Falcons since July 31.
1992 – At 40 years old, Dave Winfield of the Toronto Blue Jays becomes the oldest player in MLB history to drive in 100 runs in a season.
1994 – The University of Miami’s streak of winning 58 consecutive home football games is snapped as the Washington Huskies down the Hurricanes 38-20.
2006 – Quarterback Mark Brunell, then with Washington, sets an NFL record by completing 22 consecutive passes in a game.