What Happened on February 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Pitney, vocalist/songwriter (Town Without Pity), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic gold 1960)