Category: Sports/Outdoors

  • Thu, 1873-03-13

    *Joe Walcott was born on this date in 1873. He was an African-American boxer.

    From Barbados, British West Indies, he came to the United...

  • Wed, 1874-11-25

    On this date, Joe Gans, African American professional boxer, was born in 1874.

    Born in Baltimore, Joseph Gaines (his name at birth) was a...

  • Sat, 1874-12-05

    John Mathew Shippen, Jr., was born on this date in 1874. He was an African American golfer.

    Born in Washington D.C., Shippen was the...

  • Mon, 1876-03-27

    *The birth of Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton in 1876 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American horse jockey.

    Born in Kansas City,...

  • Sun, 1878-03-31

    *Jack Johnson was born on this date in 1878. He was an African American Boxer, and the first Black heavyweight-boxing champion.

    John...

  • Tue, 1878-11-26

    This date marks the birth in 1878, of "Major" Taylor. He was an African American cyclist and one of the preeminent American sports pioneers of...

  • Thu, 1879-08-07

    *James Peters was born on this date in 1879. He was a Black Rugby player.

    From Salford, England, his father George Peters, was from the...

  • Wed, 1879-09-17

    *On this date, we the recall the birth of Andrew "Rube" Foster in 1879. He was an African American baseball player, one of the most completely...

  • Fri, 1879-10-03

    *The birth of Jesse Stahl in 1879 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American cowboy and rodeo star.

    From Tennessee, Stahl, an...

  • Fri, 1880-03-12

    *Bobby Marshall was born on this date in 1880. He was an African American athlete and lawyer.

    From Minneapolis, Minnesota, his...

  • Sat, 1880-11-06

    *George Coleman Poage was born on this date in 1880. He was an African American athlete and teacher.

    From Hannibal, Missouri, in 1884...

  • Thu, 1881-12-29

    *Emory Malick was born on this date in 1881. He was an African American aviator.

    Emory Conrad Malick grew up in central Pennsylvania,...

  • Wed, 1882-04-12

    Jimmy Winkfield was born on this date in 1882. He was an African American horse jockey.

    From Chilesburg near Lexington, KY, he began...

  • Sat, 1882-11-04

    *Bob Douglas was born on this date in 1882. He was an African American athlete, coach and administrator.

    Born in Saint Kitts, British...

  • Mon, 1884-03-03

    *John Baxter Taylor Jr. was born on this date in 1884. He was an African American veterinarian and Olympic track star.

    From Washington,...

  • Tue, 1884-04-15

    On this date, John Henry Lloyd was born in 1884. He was an African American baseball player and manager in the Negro leagues, considered one of...

  • Thu, 1886-03-04

    *Sam Langford was born on this date in 1886. He was an Black Canadian boxer known as the Boston Tar Baby and the Boston Terror.

    He was...

  • Sat, 1887-03-19

    *Jose’ Mendez was born on this date in 1887. He was an Afro Cuban baseball player from Cardenas, Cuba who was a pitcher and shortstop in the...

  • Sun, 1888-07-01

    Ben Taylor was born on this date in 1888. He was an African American baseball player of the Negro Leagues.

    Born in Anderson, S.C.,...

  • Sun, 1889-04-28

    *The birth of Wilbur Rogan in 1889 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American baseball player.

    Rogan was born in Oklahoma...