Category: Sports/Outdoors

  • Wed, 1940-10-23

    Pelé was born on this date in 1940. He was an African Brazilian soccer player and is an international humanitarian.

    He was born Edson...

  • Thu, 1941-03-06

    *On this date in 1941, Willie Stargell was born. He was an African American professional baseball player.

    He was born Wilver Dornel...

  • Wed, 1941-09-24

    *John Mackey was born on this date in 1941.  He was an African American football player.  

    John Mackey grew up in Roosevelt...

  • Sat, 1942-01-17

    *On this dates Registry we mark the birth of Muhammad Ali in 1942. He was an African American professional boxer, the first boxer to win the...

  • Wed, 1942-04-15

    *Walt Hazzard was born on this date in 1942. He was an African American basketball player, player scout and coach.

    From Philadelphia,...

  • Mon, 1942-06-15

    *Peter Norman was born on this date in 1942. He was a white Australian track athlete. He won the silver medal in the 200 meters at the 1968...

  • Mon, 1943-05-24

    The birth of Harold “Happy” Hairston in 1943 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American basketball player.

    “Happy” Hairston...

  • Tue, 1943-06-08

    Willie Davenport was born on this date in 1943. He was an African American athlete and military officer from Troy, AL.

    An Army private...

  • Sat, 1943-07-10

    Arthur Ashe was born on this date in 1943. He was an African American tennis player, author, activist and the first Black man to win a major...

  • Mon, 1943-08-09

    *Ken Norton was born on August 9, 1943. He was an African American WBC Heavyweight Boxing Champion and actor.

    From Jacksonville,...

  • Sat, 1943-12-04

    On this date in 1943, (then) Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenisaw Landis began the integration of professional baseball.

    He...

  • Wed, 1944-01-12

    *Joe Frazier was born on this date in 1944. He was an African American boxer. 

    Joseph William Frazier was born to Rubin and Dolly...

  • Thu, 1946-02-28

    *This date in 1946 celebrates the start of the Indianapolis Clowns baseball organization. They were one of the many teams that played in the...

  • Fri, 1946-03-15

    *Bobby Bonds was born on this date in 1946. He was an African American baseball player.

    From Riverside, California, Bobby Lee Bonds...

  • Sat, 1946-05-18

    Reggie Jackson was born on this date in 1946. He was an African American baseball player, and current minority baseball activist.

    ...

  • Tue, 1947-04-15

    On this date in 1947, the first Black man played in a major league baseball game.

    Jackie Robinson's first major-league game (with the...

  • Wed, 1947-04-16

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born on this date in 1947. He was an African American Basketball player.

    From Harlem, NY his birth name was...

  • Sat, 1947-07-05

    This date in 1947 marks the integration of baseball’s American League.

    The Cleveland Indians were the first baseball team to integrate...

  • Wed, 1947-07-09

    O. J. Simpson was born on this date in 1947. He is a (retired) African American football player, actor, and broadcaster.

    Orenthal James...

  • Thu, 1948-03-11

    *On this date in 1948 the first African American played in a United States Indoor Lawn Tennis Association tournament.

    Reginald Weir, a...