On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1908

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Tommy Burns KOs Jem Roche in 88 seconds in the 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? 112 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces