What Happened on September 29, 1941

Historical Events

Boxing Title Fight

Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

  • Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
  • Nazi massacre at Babi Yar ravine (near Kiev) Ukraine begins, 33,771 mostly Jews murdered

Famous Birthdays

  • David Steele, British cricketer (England batsman, courageous v Lillee 1975), born in Bradeley, Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Don Nix, American 'Memphis Soul' saxophonist (Last Night), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Frederick "Fred" West, British contractor and serial killer (12 charges of murder), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Jon Brower Minnoch, American, world's heaviest recorded man at 1,400lb (635 kilograms; 100 stone), born in Bainbridge Island, Washington recorded man (d. 1983)
  • Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
  • Friedrich Engel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
1941 Highlights

About September 29, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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