When did Jackie Robinson die?

Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player and civil rights activist, died on October 24, 1972. He was just 53 years old at the time of his death. Robinson made history as the first Black player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Despite facing racial discrimination and hostility both on and off the field, Robinson went on to have a stellar career, earning numerous awards and accolades, including being named the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1949. After his playing career, Robinson became an advocate for civil rights and social justice, using his platform to speak out against discrimination and inequality. His legacy continues to inspire and impact people to this day.