What Happened on March 17, 1908

Historical Events

Boxing 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Boris Polevoy, Russian journalist and writer, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1981) [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? 114 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces