|Birthname||Joseph Louis Barrow|
|born on||13 May 1914 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )|
|Place||Lafayette, Alabama, 32n54, 85w24|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||21°57' 11°53 Asc. 10°10'|
American heavyweight boxer. His reign as heavyweight champion of 11 years, 8 months is the longest in boxing history. On 4 July 1934 he started his professional career. Winning the title on 22 June 1937, he held it until 1949, defending it more times than anyone before or since. He made an estimated $8.7 million over his career, but ended owing the IRS.
Born seventh of eight kids, after moving to Detroit at 12, he left school at 17 to help support the family. Married four times to three women, he had two biological children, daughter Jacqueline born 1943 and son Joseph Jr. born 24 May 1947.
In October 1977 he had an aortic aneurysm and while in the hospital suffered a cerebral hemorrhage which left him wheelchair bound. Louis had open heart surgery in 1978 and died of a massive heart attack on 12 April 1981 in Las Vegas, NV.
- friend relationship with Turman, Buddy (born 12 April 1933)
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Schmeling, Max (born 28 September 1905)
- Health : Medical procedure 1978 (Open heart surgery)
Previous notes: Sabian Symbols No.597 has 8 AM, no source. Old-file has 8:50 AM. Drew pictures a chart for 8:25 AM. Davison in AQ Fall/1950 gives 4:12 PM GMT which equals May 12, 10:12 PM CST.
In January 2008, Sy Scholfield quotes from Richard Bak's book, "Joe Louis: The Great Black Hope" (Da Capo Press, 1998), p. 6: "Her seventh and most famous offspring, Joseph Louis Barrow, came along on May 13, 1914. About eight o'clock that morning, while the rest of the family worked putting in that season's seed, an elderly midwife named Susan Radford helped Lillie deliver the eleven-pound baby in the front bedroom. He was named for his father's brother-in-law, Joe Louis Nichols. His birthplace, a ramshackle dwelling, still stands on Bell Chapel Road, about a mile off Route 50. LaFayette, the nearest town and the Chambers County seat is about six miles to the southeast."
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (1978)
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Aortic aneurysm, fatal attack)
- Family : Childhood : Family large (Eight)
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Seventh of eight)
- Lifestyle : Financial : Extreme ups and downs (Despite wealth, owed IRS)
- Vocation : Sports : Boxing
- Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (Heavyweight title for almost 12 years)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book