On This Day

What Happened on October 2, 1906

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs American challenger 'Fireman' Jim Flynn in 15 rounds to retain his title in Los Angeles, California

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Burns
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Tommy Burns

Famous Birthdays

  • John Humphreys Whitfield, British scholar of Italian language & literature, born in Wednesbury, England (d. 1995)
1906 Highlights

About October 2, 1906

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 114 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra