Afro History Today in Afro History ! Muhammed Ali defeats Leon Spinks in 1978 at the Superdome in New Orleans, making him the first Heavyweight to win the Championship title three times ! written by Marc Alexander September 15, 2019 Muhammad Ali, who engaged in more ‘fight of the year’ contests than any other fighter in boxing history, sixCitation needed spanning almost two decades. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Related PostsToday in Afro History ! The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar changes it’s name to The United Republic of Tanzania in 1964 ! Muhammad Ali wins first pro fight in 1960 !Today in Afro History ! Muhammad Ali in his 61st and final fight, loses to Trevor Berbick in 1981 !Today in Afro History ! Joe Black becomes the first Afro American pitcher to win a World Series Game in 1952 ! Muhammad Ali Defeats Joe Frazier in Manilla Philippines called ” The Thriller in Manilla ” in 1975 !Today in Afro History ! Muhammad Ali is convicted of draft evasion after refusing induction into the armed services in 1967 ! Harry Belafonte become the first Afro American to win an Emmy in 1960 !Today in Afro History ! Joe Gans becomes the first Afro American World Boxing Champion in 1902 !Today in Afro History ! Boxer, Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston for the Heavy Weight championship in 1964 ! Elijah Muhammad passes away in 1975. Today in Afro History ! Muhammed Ali defeats Leon Spinks in 1978 at the Superdome in New Orleans, making him the first Heavyweight to win the Championship title three times ! was last modified: August 31st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Actor, Nipsey Russell ! Opera Singer, Jessye Norman ! Jazz Saxophonist, Cannonball Adderley ! NBA player, Jason Terry ! NFL player, Aaron Ross ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Blues singer/musician, B.B. King ! NBA player, Elgin Baylor ! Olympic Gold Medalist hurdler, Kevin Young ! Actress, Kyla Pratt ! Singer, Jon Hendricks ! You may also like This Day in History — July 16 July 16, 2018 The rise of Migos | Behind the... July 1, 2018 Spurs’ playoff loss is meaningless in the... April 20, 2018 Iranian Teen Detained Over Instagram Dance Videos July 8, 2018 serpentwithfeet, With a New Album Out Today,... June 9, 2018 Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe... July 13, 2019 VIDEO: Woman With Cerebral Palsy Goes Viral... July 24, 2018 Saints’ Ingram appeals 4-game drug suspension May 9, 2018 Nassau County Police Search For Suspect Accused... July 6, 2018 Sandals recruits new batch of trainee managers November 14, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.