"What's In a Name? That Which We Call a Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet."

On this date in 1964 Casius Clay offically changed his name to Muhammad Ali after converting to Islam immediately after winning his first heavyweight title with a KO of Sonny Liston in the 7th round. Rumors were that he had already changed his name and was converted by Malcolm X but was asked to delay his announcement about his conversion to Islam until after the fight.