Friday, August 30, 2013

Fact of the Day: Cassius Marcellus Clay

Former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. in 1942. He chose his new name after his conversion to Islam. His original name was obviously inherited from his father who was named after a famous abolitionist politician from the 19th century.

16 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Interesting factos about Ali !

Cloudia said...

To have seen him and heard him as a bombastic young man! He was practically a rapper, rhyming all the time back in the 60's! Said NO to war. Lots of people hated him. Now he's an icon around the world!

"I am the greatest! Look how beautiful I am"

ALOHA, Adam
from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^=



Kati said...

Interesting!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I knew his real name, but I didn't know he'd converted to Islam. And he was a handsome man when he was younger.

Happy Friday and weekend, Adam.
xoRobyn

Pilar Domínguez said...

It was very interesting to know this. Kisses, Adam:)

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

He certainly is a legend.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

He was born and raised about 60 miles from where I live, in Louisville, KY. Greatest athlete of all-time in my humble opinion.

Tatiana said...

Interesting! Happy Friday!!!

http://www.bonnieblog.net/

My FACEBOOK
My LOOKBOOK
My TWITTER

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Never knew that abolitionist namesake angle!

Pat said...

I remember him when he was Cassius Clay. It was hard to start calling him Mohammad Ali. (Not that I was a personal friend, mind you!) LOL!

jaybird said...

Some of my favorite lines from the movie Coming to America- were all about Muhammad Ali and his given name of Cassius Clay.

Unknown said...

Genial información!!
Saludos
http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

Christine said...

I remembered this, that's how old I am!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one

Theresa Mahoney said...

Huh! I didn't know this!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I knew about his name change, but I didn't know about the abolitionist namesake!