What Happened on February 23, 1938

Historical Events

Boxing 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 defense by 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
Born in 1938
1938 Highlights

About February 23, 1938

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 85 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces