Muhammad Ali

These are a few of the most important events in Muhammad Ali's life.

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1942

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Cassius Clay Jr. was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942.

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1954

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Muhammad Ali gets his bike stolen.

Meets Joe Martin and begins his boxing training.

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1960

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 Muhammad Ali goes to the Olympics in Rome, Italy and wins a gold medal. 

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1964

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 Muhammad Ali beats heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. 

He changes his name to Muhammed Ali after becoming a Muslim.

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1967

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Muhammad Ali is arrested for refusing induction into the U.S army.

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1974

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Muhammad Ali beats George Foreman in the fight nicknamed the ''Rumble in the Jungle.''

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1981

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Muhammad Ali retires from boxing. 

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1984

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Muhammad Ali is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

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1998

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Muhammad Ali is named Messenger of Peace by United Nations.

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2016

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Muhammed Ali dies on June 3, 2016.



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