On February 6, 1993, Arthur Ashe died.
Arthur Ashe was a legendary tennis player during the late 1900s. Arthur Ashe made history in 1975 when he defeated Jimmy Connors, becoming the first black man to ever win at 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.
Achievements and awards – the official licensing website of Arthur Ashe. Arthur Ashe. (n.d.). Retrieved January 1, 2023, from http://www.cmgww.com/sports/ashe/achievements/
Arthur Ashe becomes the first black man to win Wimbledon. (n.d.). Retrieved January 1, 2023, from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ashe-becomes-first-black-man-to-win-wimbledon