1947 Jackie Robinson, First Black Baseball Player in the Major Leagues 4/15 (also became Rookie of the Year)
1947 Woody Strode and Kenny Washington, First Modern-Era Black NFL Players
1948 Satchel Paige, First Black Pitcher in the World Series (never committed an error in entire MLB career - 178 games)
1950 Earl Lloyd, First Black NBA Player, Washington Capitols, 10/31
1951 Monte Irvin, Willie Mays, Hank Thompson - First All-Black MLB Outfield
1953 Willie Thrower, First Black NFL Quarterback
1953 Don Barksdale, First Black NBA All Star
1957 Althea Gibson, First Black to Win a Singles Tournament at Wimbeldon, 7/19
1958 Willie O'Ree, First Black National Hockey League Player
1962 Buck O'Neil, First Black Big League Coach (Chicago Cubs)
1963 Arthur Ashe, First Black Male to Win a Singles Tourney at Wimbedon, 8/1
1963 Willie Mays, First Black Player to be the Highest Paid Big-Leaguer
1964 Cassius Clay Becomes Muslim, Changes Name to Muhammad Ali
1965 Emlen Tunnell, First Black NFL Coach (later first Black in NFL Hall of Fame)
1966 Emmett Ashford, First Black MLB Umpire, 4/11
1966 Bill Russell, First Black NBA Head Coach, 4/18
1968 Black U.S. Athletes Give Black-Power Salute in Mexico Olympics
1970 Curt Flood Sues to Challenge Reserve Clause
1970 Doc Ellis Throws No Hitter on LSD
1971 First All-Black MLB Lineup, (if you include Latin players)
1974 Frank Robinson, First Black MLB Manager
1975 Lee Elder Plays at the Masters in Augusta
1988 Doug Williams, First Black QB to Start & Win A Super Bowl
1997 Tiger Woods Wins the Masters
2000 Venus and Serena Williams Win Wimbeldon Doubles