What Happened on March 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Astrud Gilberto, Brazilian samba singer (Girl From Ipanema), born in Salvador, Brazil
  • Eden Kane [Richard Graham Sarstedt], British singer, born in New Delhi, India
  • Raymond Davis, American rock vocalist (Funkadelic-Knee Deep), born in Sumter, South Carolina (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)