On July 5, 1975, Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win Wimbledon.
Arthur Ashe made history in 1975 when he defeated Jimmy Connors, becoming the first black man to ever win Wimbledon. That’s not his only achievement. Ashe was the first black man to win the U.S Open in 1968. After a historical career, Arthur Ashe retired from competitive tennis in 1980. Today his legacy and name lives on, with the main U.S Open stadium being named in his honor.