Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Who died this date in 1981 - Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), best known as Joe Louis and nicknamed the "Brown Bomber", was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Click on the photo to see the 1946 edition of the Sunday Mirror--discovered at the 2014 St.Augustine's JuneFest Rummage Sale

Read more about Louis here

1 comment:

  1. When my uncles and my Dad would play box at family get-togethers,one of them would inevitably say "Who do you think you are are? Joe Louis?

    Thanks for the memory.