Full Name: Jackie Robinson
Profession: Baseball Player
Why Famous: 1947 MLB Rookie of the Year, first African American to play in MLB
- 1946-02-10 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum
- 1942-03-18 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out
- 1945-10-23 Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract
- 1945-10-30 Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals
- 1946-04-18 Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals
- 1947-04-15 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)
- 1947-04-17 Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
- 1947-05-08 A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon
- 1947-06-24 Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career
- 1947-09-17 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
- 1947-09-19 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
- 1949-11-18 NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP
- 1950-01-24 Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
- 1952-02-04 1st black executive of a major TV station (Jackie Robinson-WNBC NY)
- 1952-11-30 Jackie Robinson charges NY Yankees with racism
- 1953-10-08 Birmingham, Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in & drops white players from his group
- 1956-12-13 Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield & $35,000. Robinson will retire rather than be traded.
- 1957-01-05 Dodgers' Jackie Robinson announces his retirement rather than be traded to the NY Giants
- 1962-01-24 Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
- 1987-07-14 Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson
- 1997-04-15 Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams