Sharon Robinson, the only daughter of Jackie and Rachel Robinson, was born on January 13, 1950, making her 65 years old as of February 2015; son David Robinson was born on May 14, 1952, making him 62 years old. Jackie Robinson Jr. was the Robinsons' first child, born on November 18, 1946. However, he passed away on June 17, 1971, from injuries suffered in a traffic accident.
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson is best known as the player who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he took the field as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Prior to Robinson, black athletes were relegated to playing baseball in the Negro Leagues and semi-professional baseball leagues.