Black Panther Geronimo Pratt born
September 13, 1947
Elmer "Geronimo" Pratt born in Louisiana. Pratt was tried and convicted of the kidnap and murder of Caroline Olsen in 1972, and spent 27 years in prison, eight of which were in solitary confinement. Pratt was freed in 1997 when his conviction was vacated. He has always maintained his innocence.