On This Day

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

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
1939 Highlights

About April 17, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries