What Happened on April 17, 1939

Historical Events

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

Boxing Title Fight

In his 6th title defence, world heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California

  • SN Behrman's "No Time for Comedy" premieres in NYC
1939 Highlights

About April 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 83 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries