On this day: March 21

POSTED: 11:38 AM PDT Mar 18, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 20, 2016 

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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