What Happened on May 23, 1941

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

In his 20th World Heavyweight Boxing title defense Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer in round 1 at New York's Madison Square Garden

Famous Birthdays

  • General Norman Johnson, American soul singer (Chairmen of the Board - "Give Me Just a Little More Time"), and songwriter ("Patches"; "Want Ads"), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • Jackson Hill, American composer and educator (Voices of Autumn), born in Birmingham, Alabama
Born in 1941

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Austin, English automobile designer and builder (founder of Austin Motor Company), dies at 74
  • Slavko Osterc, Slovenian composer (Iz Satanovega Dnevnika (From Satan's Diary); Illusions), and pedagogue, dies at 45
1941 Highlights

About May 23, 1941

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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