Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Armstrongs in:
 • Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
 • Los Angeles
 • Los Angeles County
 • California
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Henry "Hurricane Hank" Armstrong
Birth: Dec. 12, 1912
Columbus
Lowndes County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1988
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Professional Boxer. Featherweight, Lightweight, and Welterweight Champion of the World. One of the greatest fighters in history, "Hurricane Hank" is the only fighter to hold 3 world Championships simultaneously. His first title came in 1937 when he wrested the Featherweight Championship from Petey Sarron via 6th round ko. His second title came on May 31, 1938 when he beat Barney Ross for the Welterweight Championship, and his third title came on August 17 when he beat Lou Ambers for the Lightweight Championship, both wins coming via 15 round decision. Armstrong never defended the Featherweight Championship, and surrendered it late in 1938 because he couldn't make the weight. He lost the Lightweight Championship to Lou Ambers on a 15 round decision in 1939. After 20 succesful defences he lost the Welterweight Championship to Fritzie Zivic in 1940. He fought until 1945, and finished his boxing career with a record of 151-21-9 with 101 ko's. In 1990, 2 years after his death, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. 
 
Burial:
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 1192
Henry Hurricane Hank Armstrong
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Henry Hurricane Hank Armstrong
Added by: Garver Graver
 
Henry Hurricane Hank Armstrong
Added by: John Huber
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- elaine bailey
 Added: Oct. 22, 2014

- Grant-Richardson
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
Happy 101st Birthday
- David Wend
 Added: Dec. 12, 2013
There are 69 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 52 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service