- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! MLB player, Prince Fielder ! MLB player, Tony Gwynn ! Olympic Gold Medalist, Ralph Boston ! Singer, Tamia !
- Today in Afro History ! Evander Holyfield defeats George Forman in Heavyweight Championship fight in 1991 !
- Today in Afro History ! Comedian/Actor Richard Pryor suffers severe burns to his body in 1980. Larry Holmes defeats Ken Norton for the WBC Title in 1978 !
- Today in Afro History ! Spelman College founded in 1881 !
- Today in Afro History ! Doug Williams becomes the first Afro American quarterback to play in the Superbowl, leading Washington to victory over Denver in 1988 !
- Today in Afro History ! Singer, Marvin Gaye is killed in 1984.
Today in Afro History ! Larry Holmes defeats Tim Witherspoon in Heavyweight Championship fight in 1983 ! was last modified: May 1st, 2017 by Marc Alexander