On This Day

April 17, 1939 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in Sport

  • 43rd Boston Marathon won by Ellison Brown in 2:28:51.8; his second victory in the event

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Jack Roper in 1 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis