Joe Louis

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis Full Name: Joe Louis
Nationality:

American

Profession: Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Why Famous: Considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. He was victorious in 25 title defenses, a record for the heavyweight division. Widely regarded as the first African American to achieve the status of a nationwide hero within the United States.

Born: May 13, 1914
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lafayette, Alabama, USA

Died: April 12, 1981 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Historical Events in the Life of Joe Louis

  • 1935-06-25 Joe Louis defeats Primo Carnera at Yankee Stadium
  • 1936-06-19 German boxer Max Schmeling World Champion KOs Joe Louis
  • 1937-06-22 Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1937-08-30 Joe Louis beats Tommy Farr in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1938-02-23 Joe Louis KOs Nathan Mann in 3 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1938-04-01 Joe Louis KOs Harry Thomas in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1938-06-22 Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium
  • 1939-01-25 Joe Louis KOs John Henry Lewis in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1939-04-17 Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1939-06-28 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1939-09-20 Joe Louis KOs Bob Pastor in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1940-02-09 Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1940-03-29 Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title
  • 1940-06-20 Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1940-12-16 Joe Louis KOs Al McCoy in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago
  • 1941-01-31 Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1941-02-17 Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1941-03-21 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1941-04-08 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Musto in 9 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1941-05-23 Joe Louis beats Buddy Baer on DQ in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1941-06-18 Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1941-09-29 Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1942-01-09 Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1942-03-27 Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)
  • 1945-10-01 Heavyweight champ Joe Louis is discharged from army
  • 1946-06-09 Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1946-06-19 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn
  • 1946-09-18 Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1947-06-25 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
  • 1947-12-05 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1948-06-25 Joe Louis KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1949-03-01 Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ
  • 1950-09-27 Ezzard Charles beats Joe Louis in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1950-09-27 Heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles defeats Joe Louis in 15 in Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY.
  • 1951-06-15 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory
  • 1951-10-26 Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
  • 1973-06-28 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected

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