By Nationaal Archief
- Today’s Afro Birthdays ! MLB player, Prince Fielder ! MLB player, Tony Gwynn ! Olympic Gold Medalist, Ralph Boston ! Singer, Tamia !
- Today in Afro History ! Bishop Desmond Tutu defies apartheid laws by walking on a whites only beach in 1989 ! Renaldo “Skeets” Nehemiah breaks world record in the 110m hurdles and becomes the first ever to run it under 13 seconds in 1981 !
- 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 ! MLB Hall of Famer, Lou Brock has his 700th career stolen base in 1974 !
- Today in Afro History ! Otis Redding records “RESPECT” in 1965 !
- Today in Afro History ! Matthew A. Henson served as navigator to a small group of explorers that were the first to reach the North Pole in 1909 !
Today in Afro History ! The Muhammad Ali – Joe Frazier Fight III (The Thrilla in Manila) 1975 ! was last modified: May 8th, 2017 by Marc Alexander