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Celebrate “The Greatest” birthday of all time

Happy birthday, champ.

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Ali blowing out candles on his 578.5-lb cake on his 25th birthday.

Photo via the Muhammad Ali Center

Tomorrow would have been Muhammad Ali’s 82nd birthday. “The Greatest” was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. on Jan. 17, 1942 at the Louisville General Hospital and lived in Derby City through the 1960s.

To honor the day one of the most famous Louisvillians was born, we’ve compiled a list of ways to celebrate and remember the legacy of Ali.

Ali’s childhood home is located at 3302 Grand Ave. in the West End. While you can’t go inside, you can snap a photo of the pink house marked with a bronze historical plaque.

Sign up to help the Muhammad Ali Center pack 40,000+ meals Wednesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., for families in need via Islamic Relief USA.

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Join the mailing list to get updates and ticket information for “The Ali Musical,” premiering this fall at the Kentucky Center.

Visit the heavyweight champion’s monument at Cave Hill Cemetery where he was buried in 2016. Fun fact: Staff at the cemetery collect and store the mementos left on his gravesite weekly.

Check out a few of our favorite stories we’ve written about Ali.

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