Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Birth

January 31, 1919

Moved to Pasadena, California

1920

Enrolled in Pasadena Junior College

1937

Entered UCLA

1939

Won NCAA Broad Jump Title

1940

Played Pro Football for Honolulu Bears

1941

Drafted into Army

1942

Jackie became a Lieutenant

1943

Jackie was honourably discharged in November

1944

Begining of baseball career

1945

Married Rachel Isum

1946

Begins to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers

1947

Named National League MVP

1949

Became vocal supporter for Dr. King

1950 - 1960

He was traded to the New York Giants; and retired

1956

Inducted into the Hall of Fame

1962

Died

October 24, 1972