On this day: March 21

Published On: Mar 18 2013 01:38:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 21 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Alcatraz prison closes, Martin Luther King Jr. marches toward Montgomery, the U.S. decides to boycott Moscow's Olympics, and Spielberg nabs his first Oscar, all on this day.

OTD March 21 - Arthur Ashe
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1985: Arthur Ashe is named to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In 1968, Ashe became the first black tennis player to be ranked No. 1 in world. He won three Grand Slam titles during his career, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States.

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