On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1941

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Pitney, American vocalist and songwriter (Town Without Pity), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Heidi Biebi, German Fed Rep, downhill skier (Olympic gold 1960)
1941 Highlights

About February 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius