Category: Sports/Outdoors

  • Wed, 1924-05-21

    Clarence ("Big House") Gaines was born on this date in 1924. He was an African American college basketball coach and athletic director.

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  • Wed, 1924-09-24

    Danny Davis was born on this date in 1929. He was an African American boxer, businessman, and community activist.

    Daniel Webster Davis...

  • Sat, 1924-10-11

    On this date in 1924, the first “Colored World Series” of baseball began in Chicago.

    The Kansas City Monarchs played the Philadelphia...

  • Sat, 1924-10-11

    *Mal Whitfield was born on this date in 1924. He was an African American track athlete, goodwill ambassador, and Tuskegee airman.

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  • Tue, 1924-11-18

    This date in 1924 celebrates the Birmingham Black Barons baseball organization. They were one of many Negro League Baseball teams of the 20th...

  • Sun, 1925-03-29

    *Emlen Tunnell was born on this date in 1925. He was an African American football player, the first Black man inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame...

  • Tue, 1925-12-08

    Hank Thompson, an African American baseball player, was born on this date in 1925.

    He was born Henry Thompson in Oklahoma City. He became...

  • Mon, 1925-12-14

    Sam Jones was born on this date in 1925. He was an African American baseball player.

    Jones, born in Stewartsville, Ohio, pitched the...

  • Wed, 1926-01-06

    *Ralph Branca was born on this date in 1926. He was a white Jewish American professional baseball pitcher and civil rights activist through his...

  • Mon, 1926-06-14

    *Don Newcombe was born on this date in 1926. He is a retired African American baseball player.

    From Madison, New Jersey, nicknamed "...

  • Wed, 1926-09-29

    On this date in 1926, Chuck Cooper was born. He was an African American basketball player and later a city official.

    He was born in...

  • Fri, 1927-01-07

    On this date in 1927, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game in Hinckley, Illinois.

    The team was formed a year earlier by Abe...

  • Sat, 1927-01-22

    *Joe Perry was born on was born on this date in1927. He was an African American professional football player.

    Fletcher Joe Perry was...

  • Wed, 1927-02-23

    *Nick Gabaldon was born on this date 1927. He was an African American Surfer and California’s first Black Surfing Legend.

    Born Nicolas...

  • Mon, 1927-03-07

    *Percy Zachary was born on this date in 1927. He was an African American administrator, businessman and college athlete.

    From Sioux...

  • Thu, 1927-08-25

    *Althea Gibson was born on this date in 1927. She was an African American tennis player.

    From Silver, South Carolina, the family moved to...

  • Tue, 1928-04-03

    *On this date we mark the birth of Earl Lloyd in 1928. He was an African American basketball player, the first Black man to play in a National...

  • Mon, 1928-06-25

    Paul "Tank" Younger was born on this date in 1928. He was an African American football player and sports administrator.

    He was a...

  • Sat, 1929-02-23

    *Elston Howard was born on this date in 1929. He was an African American baseball player.

    From St. Louis, he graduated from Vashon High...

  • Wed, 1929-08-14

    *On this date in 1929, Dick Tiger was born. He was a Nigerian professional boxer.

    Born Richard Ihetu in Nigeria little is known of his...