Archie Moore in the trailer of the 1975 movie Breakheart Pass
December 13, 1916: St. Louis boxer Archie Moore was born on this date. He scored 131 knockouts in 27 years and held the heavyweight title from 1952 to 1961.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.