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.
Bowling’s First Black PBA Champion