This has been an issue since 2017 (I found two posts about it, one from 2017, one from 2018. So I don't hold out much hope, but here goes anyway.)
When viewing the Automatic Update log, you can choose to sort, however, the only time it seems to sort correctly, is when it sorts in ascending order. Personally, I like things like this to sort descending (especially if there isn't a scroll bar to quickly get to the bottom of the list.) I hit the date header, and it either sorts ascending "properly", ascending by month then day, or descending month then day. There is no descending year, month, day.
Running Windows 10 Home (64 bit)