Louis, Joe

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Louis, Joe Gender: M
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)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°57' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 11°53 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 10°10'

Joe Louis


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Lewis, John Henry (born 5 May 1914). Notes: Boxing opponents
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Nova, Lou (born 16 March 1913)
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Schmeling, Max (born 28 September 1905)


  • Work : Prize 22 June 1937 (Heavyweight title, held for nearly 12 years)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Health : Violent trauma October 1977 (Aortic aneurysm)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Health : Medical procedure 1978 (Open heart surgery)
  • Death by Heart Attack 12 April 1981 in Las Vegas (Age 66)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

quote from Life magazine

An Astrodienst forum user posted on 5 April 2013 a snippet from LIFE magazine November 8, 1948 feature article "My Story" by Joe Louis as told to Meyer Berger & Barney Nagler page 128: '(. . .) I was born May 13, 1914 in a sharecropper's shack off a dirt road that runs between Lafayette and Cusseta in Chambers County in Alabama (. . .) around 8 o'clock in the morning.' A second installment concluding the article followed in the magazine's November 15th edition. LIFE was a U.S. publication from 1936-2000. This quote allows upgrade of Rodden rating to A, from previously DD.

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