Ali's life: Truncated timeline

Events

Born!

January 17, 1942

Begins boxing

1954

Wins Olympic gold

1960

Wins first heavyweight championship title

1964

Converts to Islam; joins Nation of Islam

1964

Refuses to enlist in Army to fight in Vietnam; banned from boxing

1967

Acquitted by Supreme Court; returns to boxing

1971

Rumble in the Jungle

1974

Thrilla in Manila

1975

Retires from boxing with record of 56-5

1981

Diagnosed with Parkinson's

1984

Died at age 74

June 3, 2016