What Happened on May 23, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Rudolf Harbig runs world record 1k (2:21.5)

Famous Birthdays

  • General George Norman Johnson, US singer (Down at the Beach Club)
  • Jackson Hill, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies
  • Slavko Osterc, composer, dies at 45