1938 – He was born on the 18th day of March this year in Sledge Mississippi.
1953 – At age 15, he briefly played for the Memphis Red Sox of the Negro American League as a pitcher. The following season he played for the Birmingham Black Barons.
1960 – He briefly played for the Missoula Timber jacks of the Pioneer League (a Cincinnati Reds farm club) in this year and had tryouts with the New York Mets and California Angels organizations.
1966 – He was signed to RCA Recording.
1967 – He became the first black performer to appear at the Grand Ole Opry.
1969 – He had six number-one hits. These hits were "All I Have to Offer You Is Me", "I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again “,” I Can’t Believe That You’ve Stopped Lovin’ Me," and "I'd Rather Love You".
1971 – His next #1 single came in this year. It was called "Kiss an Angel Good Morning”. In addition, it was a million-selling crossover single. It helped Pride land the Country Music Association awards as Entertainer of the Year.
1972 – He was Top Male Vocalist for this year.
1993 – He accepted an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry, in the process becoming the first black Opry regular in the show's more than 70-year history.
1999 – Pride received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2000 – Pride was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
2003 – His album, Comfort of Her Wings, was released on Music City Records.
2006 – Pride's album, Pride & Joy: A Gospel Music Collection was released on Music City Records.
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