Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson, 1957

Jackie Robinson, who was the first African-American to play in US major league baseball, died on this day, October 24, in 1972. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.

Born a century ago in 1919, he died of a heart attack at just 53 years old.