Full Name: Giacobbe LaMotta
Profession: World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Why Famous: Former World Middleweight Champion nicknamed "The Bronx Bull" and "The Raging Bull". Portrayed by Robert De Niro in the 1980 film "Raging Bull".
- 2013-01-04 Former World Middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (90) weds his longtime fiancée Denise Baker (62) in Bisbee, Arizona
- 1943-02-05 Jake LaMotta defeats future multi-weight world boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson by unanimous points decision in Detroit in the 2nd of their 6 meetings; his only win of their rivalry; Robinson’s first loss in his first 40 pro bouts
- 1943-03-19 In their third match, Jake LaMotta finally defeats Jimmy Reeves by knocking him out in the sixth round
- 1952-12-31 Danny Nardico stops former world middleweight champion Jake LaMotta in 7 rounds in a light heavyweight non-title bout in Coral Gables, Florida; LaMotta is knocked down for the only time in his career, his corner stopping fight after the round
- 1980-12-19 "Raging Bull", directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta and Cathy Moriarty as his wife, is released in the United States