Patti LaBelle makes an accidental debut on the pop charts.
Charlotte E. Ray became the first African-American woman admitted to practice law in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 1872.
The song “On Broadway” by George Benson was released on April 22, 1978.
Nina Simone, the internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and composer, died on April 21, 2003.
Michael Jordan scored 63 points setting the NBA playoff record for most points on April 20, 1986.
The Central Park Five were falsely accused of rape and attempted murder.