1. In 1952, Author Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man wins the National Book Award
2. In 1964, Arthur Ashe, Jr. became first African-American to be on the Davis Cup Team.
3. In 1971, Leroy (Satchel) Paige elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
4. In 1995, Bernard Harris, an African-American astronaut, takes a space walk.