February 27, 1988 Figure skater Debi Thomas becomes the first African American to win a medal (bronze) at the winter Olympic Games in 1988.
February 19 2002, Vonetta Flowers became the first black gold medalist in the history of the Winter Olympic Games. She and partner Jill Brakken won the inaugural women’s two-person bobsled event.
On this day in 1970, Joe Frazier becomes world heavyweight boxing champion.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes the first NBA player to score 38,000 career points.