Cassius Clay Becomes World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
1964 – Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion.
Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion.
Hirman R. Revels of Mississippi sworn in as first Black U.S. senator and first Black representative in Congress.
1975 – Death of Elijah Muhammad
Death of Elijah Muhammad (77), leader of the Nation of Islam, in Chicago. He was succeeded by his son, Wallace D. Muhammad.
1978 – Death of Daniel (“Chappie”) James Jr
Death of Daniel (“Chappie”) James Jr. (58), retired Air Force general and the first Black promoted to four-star rank, at the Air Force Academy, Colorado.