January 31, 2017 all-day
Jackie Robinson’s birthday Jan 31, 1919. Jack Roosevelt Robinson, athlete and business executive, first black to enter professional major league baseball (Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947– 56). Voted National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1949 and elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. Born at Cairo, GA, Jackson died at Stamford, CT, Oct 24, 1972.
Photo by Bob Sandberg now in public domain.