On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8; his second victory in the event

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC