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On this day in 1966, Muhammad Ali knocked out Cleveland Williams in three rounds to retain the WBC Heavyweight title. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Ali easily disposes of Williams (11.21.66)

On this day in 1966, Muhammad Ali knocked out Cleveland Williams in three rounds to retain the WBC Heavyweight title. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Ali easily disposes of Williams (11.21.66)

Dodgers hurler Sandy Koufax unleashes a pitch during the 1966 World Series against the Orioles in the 1966 World Series. (Herb Scharfman/SI)  

Dodgers hurler Sandy Koufax unleashes a pitch during the 1966 World Series against the Orioles in the 1966 World Series. (Herb Scharfman/SI)  

Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland ‘Big Cat’ Williams in three rounds at the Houston Astrodome to defend his heavyweight title in November 1966. The bout drew a record indoor crowd of 35,460. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland ‘Big Cat’ Williams in three rounds at the Houston Astrodome to defend his heavyweight title in November 1966. The bout drew a record indoor crowd of 35,460. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland Williams during round three of their 1966 fight at the Astrodome. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Muhammad Ali knocks out Cleveland Williams during round three of their 1966 fight at the Astrodome. (Neil Leifer/SI)
GALLERY: The Best of Muhammad Ali

Walt Bellamy blocks a shot by Wilt Chamberlain during a 1966 Knicks-76ers game. (Neil Leifer/SI)

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Walt Bellamy blocks a shot by Wilt Chamberlain during a 1966 Knicks-76ers game. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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Today marks the 46th anniversary of the famous bout between Muhammad Ali and Cleveland Williams in the AstroDome. In this iconic photo, Ali standing victorious after a third round knockout. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Ali in charge, scores easy victory over Williams (11.21.66)
PHOTO GALLERY: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Today marks the 46th anniversary of the famous bout between Muhammad Ali and Cleveland Williams in the AstroDome. In this iconic photo, Ali standing victorious after a third round knockout. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Ali in charge, scores easy victory over Williams (11.21.66)PHOTO GALLERY: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant talks to a player during a 1966 game. Bryant won 232 games and six national championships during his 25 years coaching the Crimson Tide. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)

BRYANT: I’ll tell you about football (8.15.66)

Legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant talks to a player during a 1966 game. Bryant won 232 games and six national championships during his 25 years coaching the Crimson Tide. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)
BRYANT: I’ll tell you about football (8.15.66)

Alex Delvecchio advances the puck during semifinals of the 1966 Stanley Cup playoffs between Detroit and Chicago. The Red Wings would eliminate the Blackhawks in six games but would lose the Canadiens in the Finals. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI) 

SI VAULT: Howe is the heart of the Red Wings (3.16.64)

Alex Delvecchio advances the puck during semifinals of the 1966 Stanley Cup playoffs between Detroit and Chicago. The Red Wings would eliminate the Blackhawks in six games but would lose the Canadiens in the Finals. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI) 
SI VAULT: Howe is the heart of the Red Wings (3.16.64)

Bill Russell guards the lane against an Elgin Baylor drive during Game 4 of the 1966 NBA Finals between the Lakers and Celtics. Boston would go onto win the title in seven games, capturing their eighth straight championship and ninth in franchise history. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)  

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SI VAULT: Bill Russell wanted, and got, a new pair of shoes (4.11.66)

Bill Russell guards the lane against an Elgin Baylor drive during Game 4 of the 1966 NBA Finals between the Lakers and Celtics. Boston would go onto win the title in seven games, capturing their eighth straight championship and ninth in franchise history. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)  
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Orioles 3B Brooks Robinson leaps in the air to greet Dave McNally and Andy Etchebarren after the Orioles captured the 1966 World Series. Baltimore is currently leading the AL East and on their way to finishing the season with a winning record for the first time since 1997. (AP)

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Orioles 3B Brooks Robinson leaps in the air to greet Dave McNally and Andy Etchebarren after the Orioles captured the 1966 World Series. Baltimore is currently leading the AL East and on their way to finishing the season with a winning record for the first time since 1997. (AP)
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Muhammad Ali stands over Cleveland Williams after knocking him down in the third round of their 1966 fight. Williams was knocked down four times in the fight, with the referee stopping the action in the third round as Ali dominated from start to finish.  (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Ali massacres Williams, wins fight in third round (11.21.66)

Muhammad Ali stands over Cleveland Williams after knocking him down in the third round of their 1966 fight. Williams was knocked down four times in the fight, with the referee stopping the action in the third round as Ali dominated from start to finish.  (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Ali massacres Williams, wins fight in third round (11.21.66)

Chicago’s Bobby Hull lines up a shot during a 1966 game between the Blackhawks and Maple Leafs in Toronto (James Drake/SI) 

SI VAULT: Bobby Hull has Chicago on road to championship (1.25.65)

Chicago’s Bobby Hull lines up a shot during a 1966 game between the Blackhawks and Maple Leafs in Toronto (James Drake/SI) 
SI VAULT: Bobby Hull has Chicago on road to championship (1.25.65)

Aerial view of Muhammad Ali standing victorious after a third round knockout of Cleveland Williams their 1966 during fight at The Astrodome. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Ali in charge, scores easy victory over Williams (11.21.66)
PHOTO GALLERY: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali

Aerial view of Muhammad Ali standing victorious after a third round knockout of Cleveland Williams their 1966 during fight at The Astrodome. (Neil Leifer/SI)
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Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain need to be restrained by referee John Vanak during a April 1966 game between the Celtics and 76ers. (Bettmann/CORBIS)

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Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain need to be restrained by referee John Vanak during a April 1966 game between the Celtics and 76ers. (Bettmann/CORBIS)
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