Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content


In photos: Jackie who? 15 famous Robinsons that you should know Add to ...

The film 42, a biopic about baseball legend Jackie Robinson, opens Friday in Canada. Robinson was the first black man to play in Major League Baseball, joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and going on to play for 10 seasons before retiring in 1956.

Not that Robinson is an unusual name, but talking about Jackie Robinson in the office suddenly had us listing off all the famous people with that name that came into our heads. There were a surprising number of them. A rundown of famous Robinsons:

Next story




Most popular videos »

More from The Globe and Mail

Most popular