On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1941

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

In his 14th title defence Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in the 2nd round at the Convention Center, Philadelphia to retain NYSAC heavyweight boxing crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Gene Pitney, American vocalist and songwriter ("Town Without Pity"; "Hello Mary Lou"; "He's A Rebel"), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2006)
  • Heidi Biebi, German downhill skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Oberstaufen, West Germany
1941 Highlights

About February 17, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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