On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1941

Historical Events

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 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, US saxophonist (Last Night)
  • Frederick "Fred" West, British contractor and serial killer (12 charges of murder), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1995)
  • Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington

Famous Deaths

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

About September 29, 1941

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra