On November 21, 1962, George Branham III was born in Detroit, Michigan.
George Branham III was the first African American to win a Professional Bowling Association (PBA) title. He was also the first African American to win a major PBA championship.
At the age of 6, Branham developed a passion for bowling. He competed in several leagues during his youth before pursuing a professional bowling career. In 1985, Branham competed in his first PBA tournament. Just one year later, he made history as the first African American to win a PBA title (1986). This was not his only accomplishment. In 1993, he won the Tournament of Champions, the most coveted professional bowling championship.
Branham retired from professional bowling in 2002.