On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1903

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Champion James J. Jeffries scores a 10th round TKO win over former champion James J Corbett in San Francisco; his 6th heavyweight boxing title defence

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries

Famous Birthdays

  • John Ringling North, American circus director (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1937-43), born in Baraboo, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • Millard Mitchell, Cuban actor (12 O'Clock High, Gunfighter), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1953)
  • Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
1903 Highlights

About August 14, 1903

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 117 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo