On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1941

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

In his 4th title defence in 9 weeks Joe Louis beats Tony Musto by TKO in the 9th round at the Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri to retain NYSAC heavyweight boxing crown

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Peggy Lennon, American singer (Lennon Sisters), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Vivienne Westwood [Dame], English fashion designer, born in Tintwistle, England
1941 Highlights

About April 8, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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