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Encyclopedia > Gene Tunney

James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (May 25, 1897November 7, 1978) was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-28 who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 and 1927 in what became known as The Long Count Fight and retired undefeated after winning against Tom Heeney in 1928. May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1897 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, The World Boxing Organization... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article is about the boxer named Jack Dempsey. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1927 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Long Count Fight was the boxing rematch between world Heavyweight champion Gene Tunney and former champion Jack Dempsey, held on September 25, 1927, at Soldier Field in Chicago. ... Tom Heeney (May 18, 1898 - June 15, 1984) was a heavyweight boxing contender against Gene Tunney in 1928. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Tunney, who in World War I, he served in the U.S. marines, only had one loss in his entire professional career - a 15 round decision to Harry Greb for the American Light Heavyweight title, a defeat which he later avenged in four more fights against Greb. As a Heavyweight, Tunney was never defeated. postage stamp issue This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Harry Greb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Tunney also fought Tommy Loughran, Tommy Gibbons, Georges Carpentier and many other great boxers of the time. Tommy Loughran (November 29, 1902 - July 7, 1982) was a light-heavyweight boxing champion and elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. ... Georges Carpentier (January 12, 1894 - October 28, 1975) was a French boxer. ...


Tunney also had an acting career, starring in the movie - "The Fighting Marine" - made in 1926. Acting is the work of an actor, a person in theatre, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ...


He was elected as Ring Magazine's first ever Fighter of the Year in 1928. He was elected to the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1980. He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. He was elected to the Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fame in 2001. Front cover of the first issue of Ring Magazine Ring Magazine is a boxing magazine that was first published in 1922. ... Ring Magazine was established in 1922. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The modern International Boxing Hall of Fame is located in Canastota, New York, United States, within driving distance from the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown and the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


On his passing in 1978, Gene Tunney was interred in the Long Ridge Union Cemetery in Stamford, Connecticut. Stamford is a city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 117,083. ...


Gene Tunney was the father of John V. Tunney, who was a Senator and Representative from California from 1965 until 1977. John Varick Tunney (born June 26, 1934), American politician, is a former U.S. Senator and Representative. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the Senate. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ...


External links

  • Gene Tunney's extensive website with hundreds of webpages and hundreds of pictures.


Preceded by:
Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight boxing champion
1926–1928
Succeeded by:
Jack Sharkey


This article is about the boxer named Jack Dempsey. ... This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, The World Boxing Organization... Jack Sharkey, born October 6, 1902 in Binghamton, New York, United States – died August 17, 1994 in Beverly, Massachusetts, was a heavyweight boxing champion. ...


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Gene Tunney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (255 words)
James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (May 25, 1897 November 7, 1978) was the heavyweight boxing champion from 1926-28 who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 and 1927 in what became known as The Long Count Fight and retired undefeated after winning against Tom Heeney in 1928.
On his passing in 1978, Gene Tunney was interred in the Long Ridge Union Cemetery in Stamford, Connecticut.
Gene Tunney was the father of John V. Tunney, who was a Senator and Representative from California from 1965 until 1977.
John V. Tunney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (280 words)
Tunney joined the United States Air Force as a judge advocate and served until discharged as a captain in April, 1963.
Tunney was elected as a Democrat to be the California Representative of Riverside and Imperial Counties to the Eighty-ninth U.S. Congress and served from January 3, 1965 until his resignation on January 2, 1971.
Tunney was also the inspiration for Robert Redford's character in the film The Candidate.
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