Category: Sports/Outdoors

  • Sat, 1935-11-09

    *Bob Gibson was born on this date in 1935. He was an African American baseball player.

    From Omaha, Nebraska he was named Pack Robert...

  • Tue, 1936-05-05

    *Gordon Brown Sr. was born on this date in 1936. He is an African American Golfer and activist.

    From Charleston, South Carolina, he was...

  • Tue, 1936-08-04

    *On this date in 1936, “the most daring move seen in track” happened at the Olympic games. It was here that African American John Woodruff won...

  • Thu, 1936-08-06

    *On this date in 1936, the Wake Robin Golf Club of Washington, D. C., was formed. This was one of the first all-Black Women Golf Clubs in America...

  • Fri, 1936-08-21

    This date marks the birth of Wilt Chamberlain in 1936. He was an African American basketball player who won seven consecutive NBA scoring titles...

  • Thu, 1937-05-06

    *Rubin Carter was born on this date in 1937. He was an African American professional boxer and criminal justice advocate.

    From Clifton...

  • Thu, 1938-02-03

    *Emile Griffith was born on this date in 1938. He was an African American professional boxer.

    From St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands, he...

  • Wed, 1938-06-22

    On this date in 1938, Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in a rematch of an earlier fight that Louis had lost.

    When "The Brown Bomber"...

  • Fri, 1938-09-30

    This date in 1938 celebrates the establishment of the Baltimore Elite Giants baseball team. This was one the many Negro League Baseball teams of...

  • Thu, 1938-11-24

    Oscar Robertson was born on this date in 1938. He was an African American basketball player and administrator.

    Born on a farm in...

  • Fri, 1938-12-09

    *Deacon Jones was born on this date in 1938. He was an African American football player, part time actor and philanthropist.

    David D. "...

  • Tue, 1939-03-28

    *On this date in 1939, the "Harlem Rens" became the first all Black pro basketball team to win a World Championship.

    Harlem Renaissance...

  • Tue, 1939-05-02

    *Gates Brown was born on this date in 1939. He was an African American Major League Baseball player.

    William James "Gates" Brown was...

  • Tue, 1939-05-09

    Ralph Harold Boston was born on this date in 1939 in Laurel MS. He is a former African American athlete, humanitarian, and businessman.

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  • Sun, 1939-06-11

    *The opening of Langston Golf Course occurred on this date in 1939. Located in Washington, D.C., this facility was a benchmark in the growth of...

  • Thu, 1939-12-14

    Ernie Davis was born on this date in 1939 in New Salem, Pennsylvania. He was an African American college football player and the first Black man...

  • Sun, 1940-06-23

    On this date in 1940, Wilma Glodean Rudolph was born. She was an African American sprinter and first American woman to win three Olympic gold...

  • Mon, 1940-07-29

    On this date in 1940, American professional tennis integrated for the first time.

    Interracial matches were played on the courts of the...

  • Tue, 1940-09-10

    *Junious (Buck) Buchanan was born on this date in 1940. He was an African American Football Player.

    Buchanan, a native of Gainesville,...

  • Sat, 1940-09-21

    *Sandy Stephens was born on this date in 1940. He was an African American football player and civic leader.

    Sanford Emory Stephens II was...