Swedish History: January 2 in Swedish History
1950: The 17-year-old Ingemar Johansson becomes the heavy weight champion in the junior Swedish Championship (junior-SM) in boxing. Two years later he competes in the Olympic Games in Helsinki, wins a silver medal and begins his career as a professional boxer later the same year, in December 1952.

Six years later "Ingo" became the new heavyweight champion of the world; check an eyewitness report of the late Nordstjernan editor and contributor Lars H. Ottoson, who was there, even entered the ring after the KO: 'We'll never forget you!'