Category: Sports/Outdoors

  • Sun, 1929-11-24

    *John Henry Johnson was born on this date in 1929. He was an African American prfessional football player.

    From Oakland, CA, after high...

  • Thu, 1930-05-01

    *Ollie Matson was boron on this date in 1930. He was an African American football player, teacher, and coach.

    From Trinity, TX, Ollie...

  • Sat, 1931-01-31

    *Ernie Banks was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American baseball player.

    Growing up in Dallas, Banks had to be bribed...

  • Wed, 1931-05-06

    *Willie Mays was born on this date in 1931. He was an African American Baseball player.

    From Westfield, Alabama, both of his parents...

  • Wed, 1931-07-01

    On this date, we explore African American women and professional basketball. The game of basketball had been created in 1891 and Black men...

  • Sun, 1932-05-08

    Sonny Liston, an African American boxer, was born on this date in 1932.

    He was born in Arkansas, the tenth of eleven children born into...

  • Tue, 1933-02-07

    Cal Jones was born on this date in 1933. He was an African American college and professional football player.

    Calvin Jack Jones was...

  • Sat, 1933-05-13

    On this date in 1933, John Roseboro, an outstanding African American baseball player, was born in Ashland, OH.

    Roseboro succeeded Roy...

  • Mon, 1934-02-05

    *On this date in 1934, Hank Aaron was born. Now an African American baseball executive, he remains one of major league baseball’s all-time home...

  • Mon, 1934-02-12

    *Bill Russell was born on this date in 1934. He was an African American professional basketball player and coach.

    From Monroe, LA...

  • Sat, 1934-07-14

    *Lee Elder was born on this date in 1934. He is an African American golfer.

    From Dallas, TX as a young man he taught himself to play...

  • Sat, 1934-08-18

    *On this date in 1934, Roberto Clemente was born. He was a Black Puerto Rican baseball player and humanitarian.

    From Carolina, Puerto...

  • Sat, 1934-10-27

    *On this date in 1934 the Floyd of Rosedale trophy story began. This is a football game and rivalry between the University of Iowa and the...

  • Fri, 1935-01-04

    Floyd Patterson was born on this date in 1935. He was an African American boxer.

    From a poor family in Waco, N.C., he was raised in...

  • Sat, 1935-01-05

    *On this date in 1935, Earl Battey was born. He was an African American baseball player and teacher.

    From Los Angeles, CA. in 1953, his...

  • Sat, 1935-02-02

    *Pete Brown was born on this date in 1935. He is an African-American golfer.

    From Jackson, Mississippi Brown got his PGA Tour Card in...

  • Sat, 1935-05-25

    "Cookie" Gilchrist was born on this date in 1935. He was an African American professional football player.

    Born in Brackenridge, PA,...

  • Sun, 1935-07-14

    Earl Francis was born on this date in 1935. He was an African American baseball player and businessman.

    Earl Coleman Francis was from...

  • Fri, 1935-09-27

    Mamie Johnson was born on this date in 1935. She was an African American baseball player. “Peanut” Johnson was one of three women, and the...

  • Wed, 1935-10-02

    Robert H. Lawrence, an African American astronaut, was born on this date in 1935.

    He was born in Chicago, and graduated from Englewood...