What Happened on June 23, 1939

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Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Bronko Nagurski beats Lou Thesz in Houston, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • France turns over Sanjak of Alexandretta (Hatay) to Turkey
  • US Congress establishes US Coast Guard Reserve (renamed US Coast Guard Auxiliary 1941) as uniformed volunteer units supporting the Coast Guard