On This Day

What Happened on February 23, 1938

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis retains his world heavyweight boxing title by knocking out Nathan Mann in round 3 at Madison Square Garden, New York; second defence by Louis

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Famous Birthdays

  • Diane Varsi, San Mateo California, actress (Peyton Place)
  • Jiří Menzel, Czech film director (Closely Watched Trains), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2020)
  • Sylvia Chase, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
1938 Highlights

About February 23, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces