jackie robinson was born on january 31 1919, died on october 24 1972.his number was 42 jackie robinson wife name was Rachel Robinson and 3 children Jackie Robinson jr.,David Robinson, and Sharon Robinson. Jackie robinson was a famous Baseball player. Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color line 66 years ago this month when he played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. His story gets a fresh look in 42 which opened on April 12. Monday every player in the major leagues wore the same 42, Robinson's uniform number as part of an annual day in his honor.Jackie Robinson played to help so that other blacks will be able to play baseball.