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Jackie Robinson

Jackie RobinsonAKA Jack Roosevelt Robinson

Born: 31-Jan-1919
Birthplace: Cairo, GA
Died: 24-Oct-1972
Location of death: Stamford, CT
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Baseball
Party Affiliation: Independent [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: First negro in the major leagues

Military service: US Army (WWII, Lt.)


[1] Peniel E. Joseph, Waiting 'til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America (2006), page 78, calling him a "proud Republican... old-fashioned patriot and anti-Communist."

Brother: Mack (Olympic sprinter)
Wife: Rachel Robinson (m. 10-Feb-1946, until his death, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Jackie Robinson, Jr. (b. 18-Nov-1946, d. age 24)
Daughter: Sharon Robinson (b. 13-Jan-1950)
Son: David

    University: University of California at Los Angeles

    NAACP Board Member (-1967)
    NL Rookie of the Year 1947
    National League MVP 1949
    Spingarn Medal 1956
    Baseball Hall of Fame 23-Jan-1962
    Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame 1991
    Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 1998
    Congressional Gold Medal 2-Mar-2005 (posthumous)
    Disorderly Conduct acquitted
    Funeral: Martin Luther King (1968)
    Risk Factors: Diabetes

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-56)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Jackie Robinson Story (16-May-1950) · Himself

Appears on the cover of:
Life, 8-May-1950, DETAILS: Jackie Robinson stars in a movie (photo by J. R. Eyerman)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #2016 (20 cents, issued 2-Aug-1981)


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