In 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first black to play Major League Baseball. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and was born Jan. 31, 1919 in Cairo, GA. In 1947 he becomes a player for the Dodgers. In 1949, he wins the National Leagues Most Valuable Player Award. Jackie died on October 24, 1972 in Stanford, Connecticut. He was featured in TIME Magazine on September 22, 1947
Rita Hayworth attained fame during the 1940s as the era's leading SEX SYMBOL. She was known as "The Love Goddess", and was celebrated as an expert dancer and a great beauty. She was one of the most famous actress and starred in many movies.
Born:October 17, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY. DOD:May 14, 1987she won quite a few awards such as the "Sour Apple" which is for the least participating actress in 1948 and 1952.
At age 12, mature-looking Rita joined Eduardo's stage act, in which she was spotted three years later by Fox studio head Winfield R. Sheehan leading to her first studio contract and film debut at age 16 in Dante's Inferno (1935). Fox dropped her after five small roles, but expert, exploitative promotion by first husband Edward Judson soon brought Rita a new contract at Columbia Pictures, where studio head Harry Cohn changed her name to Hayworth and approved raising her hairline by electrolysis. After 13 mainly minor roles, Columbia lent her to Warner Bros. for her first big success, The Strawberry Blonde (1941); her splendid dancing with Fred Astaire in You'll Never Get Rich (1941) made her a star.
SIRIUS XM Radio announced that SIRIUSLY Sinatra, the only 24/7 channel on radio devoted to the music of Frank Sinatra and the great voices of our time, has added music historian, author and legendary radio personality Jonathan Schwartz.
Sinatra was alluring and powerful not despite his contradictions, but because of them. He was bigger than life and as human as the next guy, keenly aware of his public persona's many shadings. And he knew, deep down, that the music - The Voice - was clear enough, powerful enough and passionate enough to eclipse the public's darkest doubts about Sinatra the man.
His first professional gig was at the Rustic Cabin roadhouse in Englewood Cliffs, where Sinatra sang, told jokes and played the role of emcee when he wasn't waiting tables