On This Day

March 29, 1940 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in Sport


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

American boxer Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 rounds to retain heavyweight boxing title

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

Deaths in Sport

  • Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England, killed in an a plane crash while training for RAF at 24