Robinson Events in History

2000 Death - Vickie Sue Robinson, disco diva, Turn the Beat Around, dies at 45

1997 Death - Fenton Robinson, U.S. blues guitarist (Tennessee Woman), dies at 62

1997 Event - Baseball honors Jackie Robinson by retiring #42 for all teams

1996 Death - Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant, dies at 70

1996 Death - Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman, dies at 84

1995 Death - Darren Robinson, singer, dies at 28

1994 Event - Dave Winfield passes Frank Robinson for 12th on RBI list with 1,617

1994 Event - David Robinson scores ties 7th highest total in the NBA - 71

1992 Death - Cardew "the Cad" [Douglas] Robinson, English comedian (Alfie), dies at 75

1991 Death - Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30

1990 Event - Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland

1989 Death - Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer

1989 Event - Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff

1988 Death - Max Robinson, 1st black network (ABC) TV anchor, dies of AIDS at 49

1988 Event - Frank Robinson replaces Cal Ripken as manager of Baltimore Orioles

1987 Event - Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson on "$10,000 Pyramid"

1987 Event - Rookie of the Year Award is renamed to honor Jackie Robinson

1987 Event - David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game

1986 Death - Mamo Clark, actor (1 Million BC, Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island), dies

1986 Death - Bartlett Robinson, actor (Wendy and Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73

1986 Event - NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots

1985 Event - Grambling's Eddie Robinson wins record 324th football game

1983 Event - B Robinson, J Marichal, G Kell, and W Alston inducted into Hall of Fame

1983 Event - Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America

1983 Event - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame

1982 Event - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

1978 Birthday - Kate Robinson, Peoria, Illinois, dance skater, & Kate Robinson

1978 Birthday - Eddie Robinson, actor, Neil Atwater-Swan's Crossing

1977 Event - Brooks Robinson Night in Baltimore

1977 Event - Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg

1976 Birthday - Jennifer Robinson, Barrie Ontario, 1996 Canadian Champ

1976 Event - Cleveland manager Frank Robinson last game as a player

1975 Event - Frank Robinson debuts as 1st black baseball manager (Cleveland, beats New York 5-3)

1975 Birthday - Marcus Robinson, wide receiver for the Chicago Bears

1974 Event - Frank Robinson becomes baseball's 1st black manager with the Cleveland Indians

1974 Event - NBA guard Oscar Robinson retires

1974 Birthday - Bumper Robinson, actor, Webster, Night Court

1974 Death - Abraham Robinson, German Mathematician

1974 Birthday - Matt Robinson, American Actor

1973 Event - Frank Robinson homers in record 32nd ML park in Arlington, Texas

1973 Birthday - Chris Robinson, NBA guard for the Vancouver Grizzlies

1973 Death - Edward G Robinson, Goldenberg, actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79

1973 Birthday - Glenn Robinson, born in Gary, Indiana, NBA forward, Milw, Olympics gold 96

1972 Birthday - Robert Robinson, CFL defensive linebacker for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1972 Death - Janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38

1972 Event - Los Angeles Dodgers trade Frank Robinson to California Angels

1972 Death - Jackie Robinson, 1st black baseball player, Brooklyn Dodgers, dies at 53

1972 Birthday - Clint Robinson, Brisbane QLD Australia, K-1 1k canoeist, Bronze Medal 1996 Olympics

1972 Event - Smokey Robinson and Miracles final live performance

1972 Birthday - Stephen Robinson, Arlington, Virginia, rower 1996 Olympics

1971 Birthday - Ainsley Robinson, Oshawa Ontario, 62 kg Greco Roman wrestler 1996 Olympics

1971 Birthday - Emma Robinson, born in Montreal, Quebec, rower 1996 Olympics

1971 Birthday - Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler 1996 Olympics

1971 Event - Brooks Robinson ties Series record, reaches base 5 straight times

1971 Event - Frank Robinson hits his 500th home run

1971 Event - 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning

1971 Event - All star MVP: Frank Robinson for the Baltimore Orioles

1971 Birthday - Ivan Robinson, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, U.S. boxer 1992 Olympics

1970 Birthday - James Robinson, NBA guard, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers

1970 Event - Frank Robinson hits 2 grand slams as Orioles beat Senators 12-2

1970 Event - Oriole's Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run home run

1970 Birthday - Fran Robinson, born in California, actress, Lauren-Charlie and Company

1970 Birthday - Eddie Robinson, NFL linebacker, Houston Oilers, Jacksonville Jaguars

1970 Birthday - Bryan Robinson, defensive end for the St. Louis Rams

1970 Birthday - Jeff Robinson, NFL defensive end, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams

1969 Birthday - Chris Robinson, Atlanta, rocker, Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker

1969 Birthday - Jane Robinson, Australian rower 1996 Olympics

1969 Birthday - Rich Robinson, rocker, Black Crowes-Shake Your Money Maker

1969 Event - 11th Grammy Awards: Mrs. Robinson, By the Time I Get to Phoenix wins

1969 Birthday - Fiona Robinson, born in Collie, Australia, basketball player, Bronze Medal 1996 Olympics

1968 Birthday - Dawn Robinson, born in New London, Connecticut, singer, rhythm and blues, member, En Vogue, an urban dance-pop group

1968 Event - Milwaukee Bucks make their 1st NBA trade, giving Bob Love and Bob Weiss to Chicago Bulls for Flynn Robinson

1968 Event - Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1

1967 Event - Oriole Brooks Robinson hits into a record 4th triple play

1967 Birthday - Human Beatbox, Darren Robinson, rocker, Fat Boys-Jail House Rock

1966 Birthday - Chris Robinson, singer, Black Crowes

1966 Birthday - Clifford Robinson, NBA center, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers

1966 Birthday - Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard, Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons

1966 Event - All star MVP: Brooks Robinson for the Baltimore Orioles

1966 Event - Only home run ever hit out of Baltimore's Memorial Park (Frank Robinson)

1965 Event - Frank Robinson is traded from Cincinnati to the Orioles

1965 Event - Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)

1965 Birthday - David Robinson, born in Florida, NBA center, San Antonio Spurs, Olympics gold 92

1964 Event - Baltimore Oriole Brooks Robinson wins AL MVP

1964 Event - Orioles Frank Robinson unanimous choice as AL MVP

1964 Birthday - Holly Robinson, Philadelphia, actress, 21 Jump Street

1964 Birthday - Shane Robinson, Adelaide SA, Australasia golfer

1964 Birthday - Michelle Obama, born in Chicago, Illinois, maiden name, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson, first African-American First Lady of the United States, husband to Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, employed by Sidley Austin law firm and University of Chicago Medical Center

1963 Birthday - Eugene Robinson, NFL safety, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31

1962 Birthday - Marilyn, born in Kingston, Jamaica, born Peter Robinson, singer, famous for hit song, 'Calling Your Name', associated with Boy George

1962 Event - Chicago White Sox Floyd Robinson goes 6 for 6 (all singles)

1962 Event - Jackie Robinson is 1st Black elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1962 Event - Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1962 Death - Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75

1961 Birthday - Jeff Robinson, baseball player, Det, Balt

1961 Event - Frank Robinson is 1st to win MVPs in both major leagues

1960 Event - Baltimore Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle

1960 Event - Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title

1959 Event - Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive home runs

1958 Birthday - Tim Robinson, cricketer, solid England opener in 29 Tests 1984-89

1958 Event - Brooks Robinson, hits into 1st of record 4 triple plays

1958 Event - Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times

1957 Event - Dodgers' Jackie Robinson retires rather than be traded to New York Giants

1956 Event - Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000 Robinson retires

1956 Event - Frank Robinson (NL) and Luis Aparicio (AL) voted Rookie of the Year

1956 Event - Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th home run

1956 Event - Reds Frank Robinson hits his 1st of 586 home runs

1955 Birthday - Stephen K Robinson, Sacramento California, PhD/astronaut, STS-85, sk:95

1955 Event - Future Hall of Famer Oriole Brooks Robinson goes 2-4 in his 1st game

1953 Event - Birmingham Alabama, bars Jackie Robinson's Negro-White All-Stars from playing there Robinson gives in and drops white players from his group

1952 Event - Jackie Robinson charges New York Yankees with racism

1952 Birthday - Reynaud Robinson, 100m sprinter, 1972 Olympics

1952 Birthday - Kim Stanley Robinson, American Writer

1951 Birthday - Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman, Mont Canadiens, Norris-77, 80

1951 Event - Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta and takes middleweight title

1950 Event - Sugar Ray Robinson KOs Jose Basora to win middleweight boxing title

1950 Birthday - Jancis Robinson, wine writer/broadcaster

1950 Event - Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

1949 Death - Luther "Bill" Robinson, "Bojangles" famed tap dancer, dies at 71

1949 Event - NL batting leader (.342) Jackie Robinson wins NL MVP

1949 Birthday - Kevin Corcoran, actor, Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland

1949 Birthday - David Robinson, born in Woburn, Massachusetts, drummer, musician, played with various rock bands including The Cars, The Modern Lovers and DMZ

1948 Birthday - Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author, 3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret

1948 Event - Indians 47-inning scoreless streak broken by White Sox Aaron Robinson

1948 Birthday - Amy Robinson, born in Trenton, New Jersey, writer/actress, Mean Streets

1947 Event - Robinson Jeffer's "Medea," premieres in New York City

1947 Event - Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"

1947 Event - Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

1947 Event - Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

1947 Birthday - Gene Robinson, American Clergyman

1947 Event - A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson and the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon

1947 Event - Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

1947 Event - Jackie Robinson goes hitless in his major league debut

1947 Event - Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in modern major-league baseball

1947 Event - Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball (Dodgers)

1946 Birthday - Richie Robinson, cricketer, Victorian keeper, Australian batsman 1977

1946 Birthday - Bruce Robinson, actor, Story of Adele H

1946 Event - Jackie Robinson debuts as 2nd baseman for the Montreal Royals

1946 Event - 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum

1946 Birthday - Cynthia Robinson, rock trumpeteer, Sly and Family Stone-Everyday People

1945 Event - Branch Rickey signs Jackie Robinson to a Montreal Royals

1945 Event - Jackie Robinson signs Montreal Royal contract

1944 Birthday - Anne Robinson, British Celebrity

1944 Birthday - Chris Spedding, born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England, born Peter Robinson, rocker, jazz guitarist, rock and roll, considered the most versatile session guitarist in the U.K.

1944 Birthday - Mary Robinson, President of Republic of Ireland, Labour, 1990-

1942 Event - 2 black players, Jackie Robinson and Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out

1942 Birthday - Tommy F. Robinson, born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Representative-D-Arkansas 1985 - 1991

1940 Birthday - William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, vocalist, & Miracles-Being With You

1940 Birthday - Smokey Robinson, rocker, & Miracles-Tears of Clown

1939 Birthday - Max Robinson, Richmond, Virginia, black news anchor, ABC Evening News

1939 Birthday - Lonnie White, vocalist, Smokey Robinson and Miracles-Shop Around

1938 Birthday - Chris Robinson, Florida, actor, Stanley, General Hospital, Another World

1937 Birthday - Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Oriole 3rd baseman, 1955-77

1936 Birthday - Floyd Robinson, baseball player, White Sox, Reds, A's

1936 Birthday - Sylvia Robinson, rocker, Mickey and Sylvia-Love is Strange

1935 Birthday - Frank Robinson, baseball player/manager, MVP 1961-NL 1966-AL

1935 Death - Edward Arlington Robinson, U.S. poet, dies

1934 Death - Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Brooklyn Dodgers), dies

1930 Birthday - Jay Robinson, born in New York City, actor, Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop

1928 Event - ESL Robinson's "Far-Off Hills," premieres in Dublin

1928 Birthday - Roscoe Robinson, U.S. gospel singer

1926 Birthday - Clifton Eugene Bancroft Robinson, public servant

1922 Birthday - Rachel Robinson, social activist, humanitarian, Mrs. Jackie Robinson

1921 Birthday - James Jones, Robinson, Illinois, novelist, From Here to Eternity

1920 Birthday - Sugar Ray Robinson, Walter Smith, middle/welterweight boxer, champ

1919 Birthday - Eddie Robinson, winningest college football coach, Grambling

1919 Birthday - Jackie Robinson, born in Georgia, 1st black major league baseball player, Dodgers

1918 Birthday - Abraham Robinson, German Mathematician

1916 Event - Dodger manager Wilbert Robinson given $5,000 bonus

1916 Death - Henrietta "Hetty" Howland Robinson Green, (Witch of Wall Street), dies

1915 Event - Dodgers manager Wilbert Robinson tries to catch a baseball dropped from an airplane, but the pilot substituted a grapefruit

1914 Birthday - Mack Robinson, U.S., 200m dash 1932 Olympics silver

1913 Event - John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robertson blames McGraw and is fired

1911 Birthday - Elizabeth "Betty" Robinson, U.S. 100m sprinter 1928 Olympics gold

1911 Birthday - Kenneth Robinson, politician/businessman

1911 Birthday - Jan Boon, Tjalie Robinson, Dutch East Indies publicist, Tong Tong

1910 Birthday - Earl Hawley Robinson, composer

1906 Event - 1st legal forward pass (Brandbury Robinson to Jack Schneider)

1901 Death - Henry Peach Robinson, British Photographer

1900 Event - John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson sign with Cardinals

1898 Death - Joseph Robinson, composer, dies at 82

1897 Death - Hercules Robinson, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89,1895-97), dies at 72

1897 Death - William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer, dies at 63

1896 Death - Theodore Robinson, American Artist

1893 Birthday - Edward G Robinson, Goldenberg, Romania, actor, 10 Commandments

1892 Event - Wilbert Robinson sets record by going 7-for-7 in a 9-inning game

1887 Birthday - Robinson Jeffers, U.S., poet/playwright, Tamar and Other Poems, Medea

1879 Event - Cheyenne prisoners led by Dull Knife revolt at Fort Robinson

1878 Birthday - Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, actor, Stormy Weather, Little Colonel

1878 Birthday - Bill Bojangles Robinson, Actor

1872 Birthday - William Heath Robinson, England, illustrator/cartoonist, Don Quixote

1869 Birthday - Edwin Arlington Robinson, U.S., poet, Richard Corey

1865 Event - 1st black major in U.S. Army, Martin Robinson Delany

1863 Birthday - James Harvey Robinson, born in Illinois, historian, Ordeal of Civilization

1852 Birthday - Theodore Robinson, American Artist

1834 Birthday - William Cleaver Francis Robinson, composer

1830 Birthday - Henry Peach Robinson, British Photographer

1827 Birthday - James Sidney Robinson, Major General Union volunteers

1824 Birthday - Hercules Robinson, Ire, South Africa Commissioner, 1880-89, 1895-97

1816 Birthday - Joseph Robinson, composer

1782 Birthday - Johann Wyss, Swiss folklorist/writer, Swiss Family Robinson

1746 Birthday - Joachim H Campe, German author, Robinson of the Jungere

1731 Death - Daniel Defoe, English author (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70

1731 Death - Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies

1719 Event - Daniel Defoes publishes "Robinson Crusoe"

1709 Event - Alexander Selkirk, Scottish seaman is rescued after 4+ years from Fernandez Island (inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe")

1709 Event - British sailor Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being marooned on a desert island for 5 years, his story inspires "Robinson Crusoe"

1709 Event - Alexander Selkirk [Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez

1686 Event - Robinson Crusoe leaves his island after 28 years (as per Defoe)

1659 Event - Robinson Crusoe is shipwrecked (according to Defoe)

1650 Event - Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)