What Happened on February 9, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Bennett, rock drummer (Shadows), born in London, England
  • J.M. Coetzee, South African novelist, born in Cape Town, South Africa

Famous Deaths

  • Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857)