Jack Rosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was a major league Base ball second base man who became the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern . His number was 42 . Jackie was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo Georgia and died on October 24, 1972 .His mother Millie Robinson raised Jackie by herself along with his five other siblings. His father left him soon after he was born and that was the last Jackie ever saw of his father again. His spouse was named Rachel Robinson and there marriage lasted till 1946-1972 .They had 3 children and there names were Sharon Robinson, David Robinson, and Jackie Robinson Jr . Some interesting facts about Jackie Robinson is that his middle name Rosevelt is in the of the president Theodore Rosevelt .Jacks parents grew up as slaves in Georgia . lastly there had been several movies about Jackie Robenson .