On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1940

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and English rugby union winger (4 caps; Leicester Tigers RUFC, Oxford Uni RFC), dies in an aircraft training accident for RAF at 24
1940 Highlights

About March 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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