What Happened on March 17, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Quickest world heavyweight title fight (Burns KOs Roche in 88 seconds)

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • Brigitte Helm, German actress (d. 1996)
  • Radie Britain, composer