Hill, Johnny

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Hill, Johnny Gender: M
John Oswald Stewart Hill
born on 14 December 1905 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Edinburgh, Scotland, 55n57, 3w13
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°32' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°50 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 07°16'


Scottish boxer who was British flyweight champion from May 1927, European champion from March 1928, and World champion from August 1928, until his death at the age of 23. He was the first Scottish boxer to win a world title.

He was due to face Frankie Genaro in a world title fight on 11 October 1929 but fell ill with pneumonia on 23 September. After two days rest his condition improved but he deteriorated on the night of Thursday 26 September and a burst blood vessel in his lung was diagnosed. He died at 2:30 the following morning at his home in Strathmiglo, Fife.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death by Disease 27 September 1929 at 02:30 AM in Strathminglo (Burst blood vessel in lung, age 23)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield downloaded civil birth registry entry, National Records of Scotland; copy on file [1].


  • Traits : Body : Size (1.61 m/ 5 ft 3 in)
  • Vocation : Sports : Boxing (Flyweight)
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship (World champion)