Muhammad Ali (1942-2016): heavyweight boxing champ, inventor of the Ali Shuffle, possessed the ability to float like a butterfly and sting like a B-52.
Below is video of Muhammad Ali with Michael Jackson.
(Click here to see him with the Beatles back when he was called Cassius Clay.)
Other Jan. 17 birthdays:
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790): inventor of the frankfurter; also started an exercise craze when he published “Poor Richard Simmons’ Almanack.” (Video from Old Farmers Almanac)
Al Capone (1899-1947): infamous Chicago gangster known as “Cigarface.”
Jim Carrey, 55: actor-comedian, starred in the Lewis Carroll classic “Tweedledum & Dumber.”