On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1908

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Canadian champion Tommy Burns KOs Irish challenger Jem Roche in 1:28s of the 1st round at the Theatre Royal, Dublin; then quickest world heavyweight boxing title fight

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris N Poveloi [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • Radie Britain, American composer, born near Silverton, Texas (d. 1994)
1908 Highlights

About March 17, 1908

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 113 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces