Champ Talks Man Off the Ledge

Champ Talks Man Off the Ledge

January 19, 1981 - A despondent Vietnam veteran climbed out on a Los Angeles fire escape and threatened to jump to his death on this day. Thankfully he was talked out of it by former heavyweight champ, Muhammad Ali.

Here's Walter Cronkite's description of the encounter:

The Merrie Monarch

The Merrie Monarch

The List Maker

The List Maker