Debi Thomas Wins the Woman’s Figure Skating Singles Feb08

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Debi Thomas Wins the Woman’s Figure Skating Singles

1986 – Figure Skater Debi Thomas wins Woman’s Singles
Figure skater Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the Women’s Singles of the U.S. National Figure Skating Championship competition, was a pre-med student at Stanford University.

1986 – Ophrah’s On!
Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show.
1968 – Gary Coleman born
Diminutive actor Gary Coleman was born in Zion, Illinois. Despite a childhood of medical troubles, Coleman went on to become a television star in numerous situation comedies.
1944 – First African American
Harry S. McAlphin – First African American to accredited to attend White House press conference.