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

Find all Conns in:
 • Calvary Cemetery
 • Pittsburgh
 • Allegheny County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Billy "The Pittsburgh Kid" Conn
Birth: Oct. 8, 1917
Death: May 29, 1993

Hall of Fame boxer who was the Light Heavyweight Champion from 1939-41. His fight with Joe Louis on June 18, 1941 at the Polo Grounds in NYC was one the greatest fights of the century. Conn, outweighed by more than 25 pounds came within two rounds of dethroning Louis. He was ahead on the scorecards of two of the officials and even on the third, when in the 13th round, overconfident, he decided to slug it out with the "Brown Bomber." He ran into a left hook and then a hard right by Louis and was counted out by the referee with only 2 seconds left in the round. Conn's career ring record was 63 wins 12 loses and 1 draw. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. 
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 60A, Lot 37, Grave 1
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 27, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6485
Billy The Pittsburgh Kid Conn
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Billy The Pittsburgh Kid Conn
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Billy The Pittsburgh Kid Conn
Added by: EJD
 
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

I was nine whenyou fought Louis in '46, Billy. I'd just had a birthday and my parents allowed me to stay up late and listen to the fight on the radio. It was the first match I'd ever heard, and I still remember it. Louis may have won, but he had to wor...(Read more)
- Soljerblue
 Added: Mar. 21, 2014

- Patricia Spellman Saville
 Added: Aug. 28, 2013
R.I.P. SIR.......SAY HELLO TO JOE FOR ME. TODAY CHAMPIONSHIP BOUTS ARE 12 ROUNDS, NOT 15.
- mike secreto
 Added: May. 29, 2013
There are 77 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.7 after 45 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service