1989: Sugar Ray Robinson, often hailed as the greatest boxer of all time, dies from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 67 in Culver City, California. Robinson, whose birth name was Walker Smith Jr., held the world welterweight title from 1946 to 1951, and also won the world middleweight title in 1951. He retired in 1952 following a loss while attempting to win the world light heavyweight title, but returned in 1955, eventually recapturing the middleweight title. He lost and reclaimed that title two more times over the following three years. He retired for good in 1965 with a career record of 173–19–6.