First quadruple Grand Marshals in Rose Parade history. Actress/diplomat Shirley Temple Black, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, sports legend Jackie Robinson (posthumously through his lifelong friend, Ray Bartlett) and film producer/documentarian David L. Wolper chosen to collectively represent the 20th century. Shirley Temple Black holds the distinct honor of being the only Grand Marshal in Tournament of Roses history to have hosted America’s New Year celebration as both a child and an adult. She led the 50th Rose Parade in 1939 and the centennial celebration of the Rose Parade in 1989.
For the first time, the Tournament of Roses names a grand marshal posthumously. At the suggestion of Jackie Robinson’s widow, Rachel Robinson, his lifelong friend Ray Bartlett fulfills his duties as Grand Marshal.