Who Was? Handout


  Who Was...?

  1. Who was the first black woman to compete on the world tennis tour?

  2. Who was the first black female tennis player to win the U.S. Open Tennis Championships? 

  3. Who was the second black female tennis player to win the U.S. Open? 

  4. Who was the first black male tennis player to win a major? 

  5. Who was the first black pro golfer to win a major? 

  6. Who was the first black female tennis player to compete in the Wimbledon Championships? 

  7. Who was the second black female tennis player to win the Wimbledon Championship?  

  8. Who was the second black male tennis player to win a major?  

  9. Who was the first black female to win a gold medal at the Olympics?  

  10. Who was Thailand's most successful male tennis player?  

  11. Who was the first black NHL player?  

  12. Who was the second black NHL player?  

  13. Who was the first black captain in the NHL? 

  14. Who was the first player of Indian descent to play in the NHL?

  15. Who was the second player of Indian descent to play in the NHL?

  16. Who was the first Indigenous player in the NHL? (Click here to listen to an interview with this individual)

  17. Who was the first Austrailian Aboriginal to win Wimbledon?  

  18. Who was the first black female on the LGPA tour?

  19. Who was the first black baseball player to make the major league?

  20. Who was the second member of the Canadian government of Chinese descent?  

  21. Who was the second South Korean born player to play in the NHL and first player of Korean descent to captain a NHL team?  

  22. Who was the first Chinese Canadian and first player of Asian descent to play in the NHL?   

  23. Who was Canada's first Asian bishop? 

  24. Who was the first Indian and just the sixth Asian-born player to win on the PGA Tour?

  25. Kim Clijsters was the second mother to win a major. Who was the first?

  26. Who was the first black player in the American League of Professional Baseball and second black player in the Major Leagues?

  27. Who was the first black head coach in the CFL?

  28. Who was the first black coach in the NFL?   

  29. Who was the first black player in the CFL?  

  30. Who was the football player who was a victim of a racist assault and as a result turned down an offer to play for the Philadelphia Eagles and signed with the Calgary Stampeders instead? 

  31. Who  debuted at the New York Metropolitan Opera as Ulrica in Giuseppe Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" (The Masked Ball) and was the first black singer as a regular company member?

  32. Who was the first black woman to win actress to win Tony Award for best leading actress? 

  33. Who was Broadway's first Indian producer?

  34. Who was the first black Member of Parliament in Canada?  

  35. Who was the first senator of Chinese ancestry in Canada? 

  36. Who as the first Chinese Canadian elected to a cabinet post? 

  37. Who was the first Chinese Canadian who was a principal dancer for the National Ballet of Canada?

  38. Who was the first Chinese Canadian elected to parliament? 

  39. Who was the second Indigenous person in Canadian parliament?

  40. Who was the Asian American who wrote the first successful Broadway musical? What was the name of the production? 

  41. Who was the first black PGA Tour member?

  42. Who was the first Treaty Indian to be elected into provincial office in Canada?

  43. Who was the first Chinese Canadian woman lawyer called to the bar?

  44. Who was Canada's first Sikh city councillor?

  45. Who were the first Indo-Canadians elected to Parliament? 

  46. Who was the first Métis Canadian elected to a Legislature in Canada?   

  47. Who was the first Chinese Canadian to be appointed as a Citizenship Court Judge?

  48. Who was the second Chinese Canadian to be appointed as a Citzenship Court Judge? 

  49. Who was the first black licenced physician in Canada? 

  50. Who was the first Indigenous actor to play an Indigenous character on television?