April 28

April 28, 1967 –  Former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali’s Title Is Taken From Him As He Refuses Induction Into The Military

Muhammad Ali NYWTS

Muhammad Ali

Considered by many to be the world’s most famous sports personality of all time (Muhammad Ali) born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr had his title taken from him on April 28, 1967 for refusing to be inducted into the military.  Ali declined because of his religious beliefs. Muhammad Ali was born January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky and died on June 3, 2016 in Scottsdale, Arizona at age 74.

Muhammad Ali 1966

Muhammad Ali 1966