Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Pebble Beach on this date. He dominated his competition, winning by 13 strokes.
Wellington Webb is elected the first African American mayor of Denver, Colorado.
Bernard W. Robinson becomes the first African American to earn a commission as an officer in the United States Navy when he becomes a Naval Reserve ensign.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt holds a meeting with A. Philip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters in an attempt to dissuade Randolph and other African American leaders from leading a march on Washington. The march, scheduled for July 1st, is to protest discrimination and segregation in the national defense program.
Attorney and corporate executive Wayman Smith, III is born on this date in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Reverend Marcus Garvey Wood is born in Gloucester, Virginia.
Minister and civil rights activist Rev. Gardner Taylor is born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.