"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.
Singer Barry White received an honorary degree from UCLA's Faculty Club in Recording Arts and Sciences on April 11, 1980.
On April 10, 1972, Sammy Davis Jr. became the first African-American to host the Academy Awards ceremony. Isaac Hayes became the first African-American to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song with "Theme From Shaft."