Category: Sports/Outdoors

  • Thu, 1901-05-09

    Norman (“Turkey”) Stearnes was born on this date in Nashville, TN, in 1901. He was an African American baseball player in the Negro Leagues....

  • Fri, 1902-01-17

    *The birth of Jack Trice in 1902 is celebrated on this date. He was an African American football Student/Athlete.

    Born in Hiram, Ohio he...

  • Mon, 1902-07-07

    On this date in 1902, Ted Radcliffe, an African American baseball player in the Negro Leagues, was born.

    Born in Mobile, Alabama, the...

  • Sun, 1903-05-17

    On this date in 1903, James “Cool Papa” Bell was born in Starksville, Mississippi. He was an African American baseball player, considered by...

  • Sun, 1903-09-06

    *Cornelius Coffey was born on this date in 1903. He was an African American aviator and engineer; and was the first black person to hold both a...

  • Wed, 1903-11-25

    William Hubbard was born on this date in 1903. He was an African American track and field athlete.

    William DeHart Hubbard grew up in the...

  • Sun, 1904-06-12

    On this date in 1904, William Foster was born. He was an African American Negro League baseball player from Calvert, Texas and a graduate of...

  • Thu, 1904-09-01

    *On this date in 1904, the first Black Olympic medal winner was crowned. George Coleman Poage won a bronze medal in the third Olympic games in St...

  • Thu, 1905-06-15

    *Joe Lillard was born on this date in 1905. He was an African American professional athlete (primarily) football player.

    From Tulsa, OK...

  • Tue, 1905-10-10

    Willie Wells was born on this date in 1905. He was an African American league baseball player.

    Born in Austin, Texas, he was a talented...

  • Sun, 1906-01-21

    *On this date, we mark the birth of Willa Brown in 1906. She was an African American aviator, activist, and educator and the first Black officer...

  • Sat, 1906-07-07

    Satchel Paige was born on this date in 1906. He was an African American baseball player, the first Black pitcher in the American League, and the...

  • Fri, 1906-08-10

    *Willie Wells was born on this date in1906. He was an African American baseball player.

    From Austin, TX Willie James Wells developed his...

  • Mon, 1906-11-05

    Chauncey Spencer was born on this date in 1906. He was an African American pilot and educator.

    He was born in Lynchburg, VA, one of...

  • Sat, 1907-02-09

    *Charles Anderson was born this date in 1907. He was an African American aviator.

    From Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, he was the son of Janie...

  • Wed, 1907-02-27

    *On this date in 1907, Hilton Smith was born. He was an African American baseball player with the Negro Leagues. A native of Giddings, Texas,...

  • Sun, 1907-04-07

    *Ray Kemp was born on this date in 1907. He was an African American football player and coach.

    Raymond Howard Kemp was from Cecil, Pa.,...

  • Sun, 1907-09-08

    This date in 1907 marks the birth of Buck Leonard. He was an African American baseball player, one of the best at his position in the Negro...

  • Wed, 1907-12-18

    Sherman "Jocko" Maxwell was born on this date in 1907. He was an African American sports broadcaster, journalist, and postal worker.

    A...

  • Sat, 1908-12-26

    On this date in 1908, Jack Johnson became the first African American to win the world heavyweight boxing title.

    Johnson knocked out...