Heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, beat Ken Norton with a decision win in the 15-round fight in Yankee Stadium for heavyweight boxing title on this day in 1976.
Did you know that:
• Herman Melville, American writer, author of Billy Budd and Moby-Dick, died at 72 on this day in 1891.
• Anwar Sadat replaced Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President on this day in 1970.
• Canada defeated the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series on this day in 1972.