Jackie Robinson

Events

1919 Born in Cairo, Georia

1919

1937 Attends Pasadena Junior College

1937

1939 Transfers to UCLA

1939

1940 Wins NCAA Broad Jump Title

1940

1941 Plays semi professional football in Hawaii

1941

1942 Drafted into the United States Army

1942

1943 Graduates as Second Lieutenant

1943

1945 Starts baseball career with the Kansas City Monarchs

1945

1946 Marries Rachel Isum

1946

1947 Signs with the Brooklyn Dogers making him the First African American Baseball Player in MLB and named Rookie of the Year

1947

1949 Named National League Most Valuable Player

1949

1955 Brooklyn Dodgers won their first World Championship

1955

1957 Retires from Baseball

1957

1960 Supported Martin Luther King Jr. with Civil Rights Movement

1960

1962 Inducted into Major League Baseball Hall of Fame

1962

1972 Jackie Robinson dies due to a heart attack at the age of 53

1972

1977 Major League Baseball retired the number 42

1977

2004 Major League Baseball declares April 15 Jackie Robinson Day

2004

2005 Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

2005