The Central Park Five were falsely accused of rape and attempted murder.
Alice Walker becomes the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize.
"Parents Just Don't Understand" lands on the R&B hit list.
Jackie Robinson helped to break the color barrier in major league baseball.
On April 13, 1997, Tiger Woods became the first person of color to win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
Jazz Pianist Herbie Hancock was born on April 12, 1940.