Jack Dempsey

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey Full Name: Jack Dempsey
Nationality: American

Profession: Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Why Famous: "The Manassa Mauler", he held the World Heavyweight Championship from 1919 to 1926.

Born: June 24, 1895
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, USA

Died: May 31, 1983 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Married Life

  • 1916-10-09 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (21) weds Maxine Gates in Farmington, Utah
  • 1919-04-02 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage
  • 1925-02-07 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (29) weds actress Estelle Taylor (30)
  • 1933-07-18 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)
  • 1943-07-07 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Historical Events in the Life of Jack Dempsey

  • 1918-12-16 Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds
  • 1919-07-04 Jack Dempsey KOs Jess Willard in Cuba for heavyweight championship
  • 1920-09-06 Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in 3 for heavyweight boxing title 1st radio broadcast of a prizefight
  • 1920-12-14 Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC
  • 1921-07-02 Jack Dempsey KOs George S Carpentier in 4 for heavyweight boxing title 1st million dollar gate ($1.7m) boxing match (Dempsey KOs Carpentier)
  • 1923-07-04 Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1923-09-14 Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1926-09-23 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1927-09-22 Gene Tunney beats Jack Dempsey for the 2nd time in 10 for heavyweight boxing title; dubbed the "Long count" fight

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