"Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919. An extraordinary athlete, Jackie Robinson played several sports on a varsity level while in high school. To date, he remains the only American student-athlete to letter in four sports while studying at UCLA. Best known for breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African–American to play in baseball's major leagues."
Visit the Jackie Robinson Foundation for more info.
And today, Google is paying tribute to Jackie Robinson on their homepage.