Jackie Robinson

  • First One

    The first World War breaks out
  • Over for now

    The first World War comes to an end
  • A Legend is Born

    Born to Mallie Robinson, youngest of 5 children, in Cairo, Georgia.
  • California bound

    The Robinsons moved to Pasedena in 1920, where they would live for many years.
  • High school

    Jackie Robinson begins his freshman year at John Muir High School in Pasedena, California. There he excelled and lettered in baseball, track, basketball, and football.
  • PJC

    Jackie enrolled at Pasedena Junior College, where he continued to be a top tier athlete in all four sports.
  • A New Record

    Robinson competed in the Junior College National Championships of Track & Field, where he set a new national record in broad jump. The record he broke belonged to his older brother, Mack.
  • Another One

    World War 2 begins.
  • Ahhhh shhhhhhoot

    One of the most intense concentration camps of World War 2 opens. Auschwitz is established.
  • UCLA

    After graduating from PJC, Robinson transfered to UCLA and continued to excel in sports, lettering again in the four major men's sports.
  • 4 Faces

    Mount Rushmore is completed.
  • Pearl Harbor

    The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor thus propelling the US into the war.
  • Army

    Jackie joined the Army during World War 2, thus hitting the pause button on his athletic career.
  • Royalty... Negro Royalty

    Upon his return from the Army after being honorably discharged, Robinson was signed by the Negro American League club called the Kansas City Monarchs.
  • Farewell, Franklin.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt passes away.
  • Done with

    The second World War ends, with the US winning yet again.
  • Your signature here, Jack

    Robinson signs his first Major League deal landing him with the Montreal Royals, the Minor League affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • "I do."

    Robinson marries Rachel Isum, whom he met while attending UCLA.
  • First, but not the last

    Robinson scores the winning run in the deciding game of the Little World Series, capping off his tremendous first season with the Montreal Royals.
  • The Debut

    Jackie Robinson plays in his first Major League game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. By stepping on the field on this iconic day in baseball, Robinson broke the color barrier in white baseball.
  • It's a boy

    Robinson's first child Jackie Jr. is born.
  • ROY

    Jackie wins the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award in the National League
  • NATO

    The NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organization - is founded.
  • Best of the best

    Robinson gets voted onto the National League All-Star team.
  • MVP!! MVP!! MVP!!

    Robinson becomes the first ever African-American to win the Most Valuble Player award in the history of MLB.
  • Walt Disney

    Disneyland officially opens to the public
  • Sixth times the charm, right?

    After his 9th season and the Dodger's 6th NL Pennant during his tenure, Robinson and the "Brooklyn Bums" finally beat "The Bronx Bombers" in 7 games to claim the franchise's first World Championship.
  • Hanging up the spikes

    Robinson retires from baseball as one of the most decorated and iconic players to ever button up a jersey.
  • Dr. Suess

    The famous author publishes the iconic children's book "The Cat in the Hat"
  • Cuba has a new ruler

    Fidel Castro becomes dictator of Cuba
  • Put em' in bronze!

    In his first year of eligibility, Robinson is voted to the ML Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.
  • "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.."

    Jackie Roosevelt Robinson dies at the age of 53.