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Basketball - Notable Historical Events

James NaismithDec 1, 1891

George MikanMar 26, 1945

Wilt ChamberlainDec 3, 1956

Oscar RobertsonJan 9, 1958

Pete MaravichFeb 2, 1970

David RobinsonJan 4, 1986

Magic JohnsonSep 29, 1992

Bill WaltonMay 10, 1993

Michael JordanJan 13, 1999

Isiah ThomasDec 22, 2003

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Basketball - Historical Events
Date Event
1876-02-03

Albert Spalding with $800 starts sporting goods co, manufacturing 1st official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, & football

1891-12-01

James Naismith creates the game of basketball

1891-12-15

James Naismith invents basketball (Canada)

1891-12-21

18 students play 1st basketball game (Springfield College)

1892-01-15

Basketball rules published in Triangle Magazine, Mass

1892-01-20

1st basketball game played (Mass)

1892-03-11

1st public basketball game (Springfield, Mass)

1894-01-27

1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11

1895-02-09

1st intercollegiate basketball game (Minn Agricult beats Hamline, 9-3)

1896-12-10

1st intercollegiate basketball game (Wesleyan beats Yale 4-3)

1897-03-19

Yale defeated Penn, 30-10 in 1st major college basketball game

1897-03-20

1st known intercollegiate basketball game, Yale beats Penn 32-10

1923-02-13

1st Black pro Basketball team, "Renaissance," organizes

1924-02-25

Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)

1930-02-15

Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes

1930-03-07

Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball

1933-10-19

Berlin Olympic Committee vote to introduce basketball in 1936

1934-12-29

1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (Madison Square Garden)

1935-04-06

H Levitt sinks 499 basketball free throws, misses & sinks 371 more

1936-08-14

1st Olympic basketball game (Berlin)

1938-11-24

National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball

1939-03-27

1st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Oregon beats OH State 46-33

1939-03-28

Renaissance Big 5 win 1st pro basketball championship

1940-02-28

1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)

1940-03-30

2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42

1941-03-24

LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship

1941-03-29

3rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Wisconsin beats Wash State 39-34

1942-03-28

4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38

1943-03-30

5th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Wyoming beat Georgetown 46-34

1944-03-28

6th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Utah defeats Dartmouth 42-40

1945-01-02

Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955

1945-03-26

De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

1945-03-27

7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU 49-44

1946-03-23

8th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NC 43-40

1946-06-06

11 Basketball of America Association teams meet to schedule 1st season

1946-06-06

The Basketball Association of America is formed in New York City.

1946-11-01

NY Knicks 1st basketball game beat Toronto Huskies 68-66

1946-12-23

U of Tenn refuses to play Duquesne U, because they may use a black player in their basketball game

1947-03-25

9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58-47

1948-03-13

10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42

1949-03-26

11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36

1949-08-03

Basketball Association of America & National Basketball League merge to form National Basketball Association

1949-08-04

NBL & NBAA merge into National Basketball Association

1950-03-28

12th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: CCNY beats Bradley 71-68 NYC college becomes 1st to win NCAA & Natl Inv Basketball in same year

1951-02-18

3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes

1951-03-03

Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts

1951-03-27

13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58

1952-03-26

14th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beats St Johns 80-63

1953-01-09

Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game

1953-02-21

Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81

1953-03-18

15th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Kansas 69-68

1954-02-02

Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game

1954-03-20

16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley 92-76

1954-10-30

1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)

1955-01-08

Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt

1955-01-08

Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak

1955-03-19

17th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: SF beats La Salle 77-63

1956-03-23

18th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: SF beats Iowa 83-71

1956-12-03

Wilt Chamberlain's 1st collegiate basketball game (scores 52)

1957-03-23

19th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Kansas 54-53 (3 OTs)

1958-01-09

In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54

1958-03-15

Royals basketball star Maurice Stokes collapsed during a playoff game with encephalitis; He goes into a coma & is permanently disabled

1958-03-22

20th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Seattle 84-72

1959-01-28

Soviet Union wins 62-37 for 1st international basketball loss by US

1959-03-21

21st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: California beats W Va 71-70

1960-01-26

High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points

1960-03-19

22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55

1961-02-25

Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak

1961-03-25

23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 70-65 (OT)

1961-10-27

American Basketball League starts play

1962-03-24

24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59

1962-12-31

American Basketball League announces suspension of operation

1963-03-23

25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola beats Cin 60-58 (OT)

1964-01-29

Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)

1964-02-29

NC high school basketball teams play to 56-54 score in 13 overtime

1964-03-21

26th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Duke 98-83

1964-03-21

UCLA completes undefeated NCAA basketball season (30-0)

1965-03-20

27th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80

1966-03-19

28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Ky 72-65

1967-02-02

Formation of American Basketball Association is announced

1967-03-25

29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64

1968-01-20

Houston ends UCLA's 47-game basketball winning streak, 71-69

1968-02-17

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens

1968-03-23

30th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats NC 78-55

1968-04-18

1st ABA basketball championship began

1969-03-22

31st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Purdue 92-72 UCLA wins its 5th national championship in 6 years

1970-01-16

AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3½" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed

1970-02-02

Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points

1970-03-04

Jacksonville is 1st college basketball team to avg 100+ pts per game

1970-03-21

32nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Jacksonville 80-69

1971-01-30

UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak

1971-03-27

33rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Villanova 68-62 UCLA wins their 5th consecutive NCAA basketball title

1971-05-27

UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship

1972-02-05

Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

1972-03-18

AIAW 1st basketball champs, Immaculata beats West Chester State 52-48

1972-03-25

34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76

1972-03-25

UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title

1972-03-28

Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game

1972-09-10

US Men's olympic basketball teams 1st lose, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)

1973-01-27

UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)

1973-02-15

Friendsville Academy (Tenn) ends 138-game basketball losing streak

1973-03-24

Immaculata beats Queens College, 59-52 to win AIAW Basketball title

1973-03-26

35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76

1973-03-26

UCLA wins their 7th straight NCAA basketball title

1973-07-01

1st US-China basketball game, US collegiates beats Shanghai 96-61

1973-09-07

Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner

1973-12-15

Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in low scoring NCAA basketball game

1974-01-19

Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak

1974-01-20

A college basketball game ends 210-67

1974-01-20

Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball

1974-02-05

Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win

1974-03-24

36th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: NC State beats Marquette 76-64

1975-01-31

UCLA wins NCAA basketball championship

1975-03-31

37th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Kentucky 92-55

1976-03-27

Delta States beat Immaculata, 69-64, for AIWA basketball title

1976-03-29

38th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Michigan 86-68

1977-02-01

Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball

1977-03-28

39th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Marquette beats NC 67-59

1977-12-13

14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash

1978-02-05

Fred Newman makes 88 consecutive basketball free throws blindfolded

1978-02-14

In girls' HS basketball, Chicago Latin beats Harvard St George

1978-03-27

40th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Duke 94-88

1978-06-20

1st 6 teams of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton

1978-12-09

1st game of Women's Pro Basketball League (WBL), Chicago Hustle vs Milwaukee Does

1979-02-21

2 Iowa girls HS basketball teams play 4 scoreless quarters game was won 4-2 in 4th overtime period

1979-03-26

41st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich State beats Indiana St 75-64

1980-01-21

Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal

1980-03-24

42nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats UCLA 59-54

1981-03-30

43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50

1982-01-29

Old Dominion ends La Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak

1982-02-24

Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak

1982-03-28

1st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: LA Tech beats Cheney 76-62

1982-03-29

44th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Georgetown 63-62

1982-12-24

Chaminade, with a student body of only 850 students, beats #1 ranked Virginia 77-72 in a Honolulu holiday basketball classic

1983-04-03

2nd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: South Cal beats LA Tech 69-67

1983-04-04

45th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC State beats Houston 54-52

1983-12-21

NCAA rules rescinded last 2-minute men's basketball free throw rule

1984-01-08

NCAA announces that basketball tournament will have 64 teams

1984-01-22

Annette Kennedy of SUNY sets women's basketball record with 70 pts

1984-04-01

3rd NCAA Womens Basketball Championship: Southern Cal beats Tenn 72-61

1984-04-02

46th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Georgetown beats Houston 84-75

1985-01-02

Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score

1985-02-08

Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot

1985-02-23

Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game

1985-03-31

4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Ga 70-65

1985-04-01

47th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75

1985-04-04

Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal

1986-01-04

NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots

1986-03-30

5th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: Texas beats Southern Cal 97-81

1986-03-31

48th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69

1986-04-02

NCAA adopts 3-point basketball rule (19 feet 9 inch distance)

1987-03-12

David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game

1987-03-29

6th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee routs Louisiana 67-44

1987-03-31

49th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats Syracuse 74-73

1988-03-17

Highest scoring NCAA basketball game; Loyola-Marymont 119, Wyoming 115

1988-04-03

7th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tec beat Auburn 56-54

1988-04-04

50th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kansas beat Oklahoma 83-79

1989-04-02

8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60

1989-04-03

51st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT)

1989-05-15

US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule

1990-01-11

Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)

1990-04-01

9th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Auburn 88-81

1990-04-02

52nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Nevada-LV beats Duke 103-73

1991-01-09

Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games

1991-01-12

Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)

1991-02-23

NC is 1st NCAA basketball team to win 1,500 games

1991-03-31

10th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Virginia 70-67

1991-04-01

53rd NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Duke Bluedevils beats Kansas 72-65

1991-07-15

Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Phila Spirit

1991-09-21

USA Basketball announces "Dream Team" for the 1992 Olympics

1991-11-18

Auburn men's basketball team was placed on 2 yr probation for recruiting violations & is not eligble for post-season play in 1991-92

1991-12-28

8 are crushed to death at a RAP basketball game at City College, NYC

1992-03-29

NCAA Basketball Women's Championship at Kemper Arena, KC

1992-04-05

11th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Western Ky 78-62

1992-04-06

54th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Michigan 71-51

1992-04-13

Lou Conaseca retires as coach of St John's basketball team

1992-06-28

US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57

1992-09-29

Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)

1993-04-04

12th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas Tech beats OH State 84-82

1993-04-05

55th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: NC beats Michigan 77-71

1993-05-10

Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

1994-04-03

13th NCAA Women Basketball Championship: NC beats Louisiana Tech 60-59

1994-04-04

56th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ark Razorbacks beats Duke 76-72

1995-04-02

14th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: U of Ct Huskies beats TN 70-64

1995-04-03

57th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA Bruins beats Arkansas 89-78

1995-05-05

Last basketball game at Boston Gardens (Magic beats Celtics)

1996-03-31

15th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tenn beats Georgia 83-65

1996-04-01

58th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Syracuse 76-67

1997-03-30

16th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tenn beats Old Dominion 68-59

1997-03-31

59th NCAA Mens Basketball Championship: Ariz beats Kentucky 84-79 (OT)

1997-06-21

Women's National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks

1998-03-29

17th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at Kemper Arena KC

1998-03-30

60th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Alamodome San Antonio

1999-01-13

Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001

1999-03-28

18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose

1999-03-29

61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at ThunderDome St Petersburg

2000-04-02

19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at Corel State Spectrum

2000-04-03

62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at RCA Dome Indianapolis

2000-10-01

United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75

2001-04-01

20th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at St Louis

2001-04-02

63rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Metrodome Minneapolis

2002-03-31

21st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Antonio

2002-04-01

64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Georgia Dome Atlanta

2003-12-22

The New York Knicks hire Isiah Thomas as President of Basketball Operations

2014-09-14

The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup

2016-08-21

Olympics-Basketball-US rolls past Spain to sixth straight gold

2016-08-22

US Romps to Men's Basketball Gold, Beats Serbia 96-66

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Basketball - Notable Birthdays

James NaismithNov 6, 1861

Bill SharmanMay 25, 1926

Dolph SchayesMay 19, 1928

Bill BradleyJul 28, 1943

Phil JacksonSep 17, 1945

George GervinApr 27, 1952

Basketball - Birthdays
Date Event
1861-11-06

James Naismith, Almonte, Canada, inventor (basketball, football helmet), (d.1939)

1875-07-15

Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)

1891-10-02

H V Porter, basketball pioneer, created fan shape backboard

1892-12-17

Sam Barry, American basketball coach (d. 1950)

1894-07-04

Henry Carlson, basketball coach (originated figure 8 play)

1896-10-20

Nat Holman, basketball coach (CCNY)

1899-02-03

Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)

1901-09-02

Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)

1904-08-06

Henry Payne Iba, Easton Mo, US basketball coach (Olympic-gold-64, 68)

1904-08-06

Hank Iba, Winning Basketball

1906-02-10

John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)

1910-10-14

John Wooden, basketball coach (UCLA-10 national championships)

1913-12-18

Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)

1915-08-03

Pete Newell, Best College Basketball Players

1915-12-19

Phil Woolpert, Basketball Headliners

1916-11-08

Frank McGuire, basketball coach (won 550 games in 30 college seasons)

1918-05-04

Ken Heady, King Basketball

1920-07-04

Norm Drucker, American basketball referee

1921-06-04

Bobby Wanzer, American professional basketball player and coach

1922-03-09

Harvey Pollack, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball

1922-10-28

Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)

1922-11-21

Abe Lemons, American basketball coach

1924-04-06

George Killian, 1972 Olympic Basketball Final

1924-05-21

Jack Twyman, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), (d. 2012)

1924-07-10

Johnny Bach, American basketball coach

1925-02-21

Jack Ramsay, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball

1926-05-25

Bill Sharman, Abilene Texas, Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics)

1927-09-25

Carl Braun, basketball player (NY Knicks)

1928-05-19

Dolph Schayes, New York City New York, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers)

1928-10-21

Vern Mikkelsen, Parlier, CA, basketball player (Lakers, HOF), (d. 2013)

1928-11-30

Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach

1930-07-20

Chuck Daly, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball

1930-08-08

Jerry Tarkanian, basketball coach (California State, UNLV, 625-122)

1930-08-08

Jerry Tarkanian, Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV Basketball

1930-11-04

Dick Groat, A Cut Above: 100 Seasons of Duke Basketball

1931-09-07

Al McGuire, US, basketball coach (Marquette)

1932-04-25

Meadowlark Lemmon, basketball star (Harlem Globetrotter) [or 0421]

1932-05-25

K C Jones, Taylor Tx, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)

1933-07-08

Arlen Bockhorn, Basketball Headliners

1933-08-20

Sihugo Green, Basketball Headliners

1933-09-25

Hubie Brown, American basketball coach and broadcaster

1934-01-12

Burdette Haldorson, US, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956, 60)

1934-08-02

Carl Cecil Cain, Freeport Ill, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1956)

1934-09-22

Lute Olson, American basketball coach

1934-11-13

Rollie Massimino, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball

1935-01-31

Hal Lear, Basketball Headliners

1935-03-09

Joel Krog, Basketball Headliners

1935-08-16

Charles Tyra, Basketball Headliners

1935-09-27

Jerome Shipp, US, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964)

1935-9-08

Jim Krebs, Basketball Headliners

1936-03-12

Eddie Sutton, Best College Basketball Players

1937-03-26

Wayne Embry, holder of 7 basketball records (Miami of Ohio)

1937-04-26

Robert Boozer, Omaha Neb, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1960), (d. 2012)

1937-05-30

Harry Statham, American basketball coach

1937-06-22

Chris Blackwell, The Basketball Diaries

1937-10-26

Dave Gavitt, formed Basketball's Big East Conference (1979)

1937-10-26

Dave Gavitt, Best College Basketball Players

1939-10-25

Zelmo Beaty, Hillister, TX, basketball player (St Louis Hawks, Utah Stars), (d. 2013)

1939-11-29

Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

1940-02-11

Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)

1940-02-25

Billy Packer, Wellsville NY, basketball sportscaster (CBS)

1940-03-08

Nobutaka Nishizawa, The Gifted Basketball Player Is Born!?

1940-10-25

Bobby Knight, college basketball coach (Indiana, Olympic-gold-1984)

1940-10-30

Miguel Calderon-Gomez, Havana, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1972)

1941-06-24

Art Heyman, A Cut Above: 100 Seasons of Duke Basketball

1941-08-13

Jim Barnes, Tuckerton Ark, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)

1941-11-01

Joe Louis Caldwell, Texas City, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1964)

1942-04-15

Walter Raphael Hazzard, Wilmington Del, basketball (Olympic-gold-1964)

1943-02-09

James King, New Orleans LA, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)

1943-07-28

Bill Bradley, Crystal City Ms, Basketball player (NY Knicks), Democratic US Senator (1979-1997)

1943-07-28

Bill Bradley, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball

1944-01-23

Sergey Belov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1972)

1944-02-22

Marilyn Sokol, The Basketball Diaries

1944-04-21

Adrian Hurley, Australian basketball coach

1945-02-26

Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach and politician

1945-09-17

Phil Jackson, Deer Lodge Montana, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers)

1946-03-10

Jim Valvano, ESPN: NCAA Basketball

1947-02-13

Mike Krzyzewski, basketball coach

1947-04-01

Norm Van Lier, American basketball player

1947-08-11

Sergey Kovalneko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1968)

1948-01-25

Butch Hengen, The Big Basketball Game

1948-03-28

Sam Lacey, Basketball Man

1948-05-09

Calvin Murphy, American basketball player

1948-09-10

Bob Lanier, American basketball player

1948-11-26

Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (d. 1995)

1949-01-28

Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach

1949-05-30

P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach

1950-01-18

Bud Stallworth, Basketball Man

1951-07-16

Drew Hanson, The Big Basketball Game

1951-07-21

Doug Collins, US, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)

1951-12-03

James Turner Brewer, Maywood Ill, basketball player (Oly-silver-1972)

1951-12-31

Michael Allen Bantom, Phila, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)

1952-01-26

Tom Henderson, 1972 Olympic Basketball Final

1952-02-24

Tom Burleson, USA, basketball (Oly-silv-1972) tallest Olympian-7'4"

1952-02-27

Dwight Elmo Jones, Houston Texas, basketball player (Olymp-silver-1972)

1952-02-27

Dwight Jones, 1972 Olympic Basketball Final

1952-03-09

Iuliana Semenova, USSR, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976)

1952-03-25

Ken Boyd, basketball

1952-04-20

Božidar Maljković, Serbian basketball coach

1952-04-27

George Gervin, Detroit Michigan, American basketball player

1952-06-14

Pat Summitt, American basketball coach

1952-07-18

James Forbes, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972)

1952-09-18

Rick Pitino, American basketball coach

1953-02-05

John Beilein, American basketball coach

1953-08-08

"Sweet" Lou Dunbar, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)

1954-03-23

Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach

1954-09-09

Walter Paul Davis, Pineville NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)

1954-10-19

Joe Bryant, American basketball player

1955-02-10

Lusia Mae Harris, Minter City Miss, basketball player (Oly-silver-76)

1955-05-20

Jackie Robinson, Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV Basketball

1955-08-15

Kenneth Carr, Clearwater Fla, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)

1955-09-10

Charlotte Lewis, Chicago Illinois, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1976)

1955-11-21

Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player

1955-9-10

Mike Glenn, Girls and Boys Georgia High School All-Star Basketball Games

1956-02-09

Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)

1956-09-21

Jack Givens, American basketball player

1956-10-19

Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach

1956-12-04

Bernard King, basketball player (NY Knicks, NJ Nets)

1956-12-13

Phillip Gregory Hubbard, Canton Oh, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976)

1956-9-08

John Bard Manulis, The Basketball Diaries

1957-03-19

Karen Robson, The Basketball Diaries

1957-05-28

Ben Howland, American college basketball coach

1957-06-28

Jim Spanarkel, A Cut Above: 100 Seasons of Duke Basketball

1957-07-30

Bill Cartwright, basketball player (NY Knicks, Chicago Bulls)

1957-09-01

Duško Ivanović, Montenegrin basketball coach

1957-09-20

Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1980)

1958-07-31

Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner

1959-02-16

Kelly Tripucka, MSG Network: New York Knicks Basketball

1959-02-17

Daniel Ray "Danny" Ainge, basketball & football star

1959-02-26

Rolando Blackman, American basketball player

1959-08-02

Johnny Kemp, Love & Basketball

1959-08-03

Mike Gminski, A Cut Above: 100 Seasons of Duke Basketball

1959-08-22

Denise Curry, Daivs California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)

1959-09-30

Ettore Messina, Italian basketball coach

1959-10-06

Robyn Maher, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-bronze-96)

1959-11-07

Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach

1960-03-02

Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player

1960-04-04

Bev Smith, Armstrong BC, basketball forward (Olympics-96)

1960-11-23

Robin Roberts, Love & Basketball

1960-9-04

Kim Thayil, The Basketball Diaries

1961-02-04

Vern Fleming, LIC NY, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)

1961-03-15

Terry Cummings, Love & Basketball

1961-11-01

Anne Donovan, Ridgewood NJ, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)

1961-11-03

James E. Cheek, The Spirit of Langston Basketball

1961-12-24

Jay Wright, American basketball coach

1962-05-27

Ray Borner, Australian basketball center (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)

1962-07-31

Sandra "Sweetness" Hodge, basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)

1962-10-17

John Dorge, Australian basketball center (Olympics-96)

1962-11-10

Cathy Boswell, Joliet Ill, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)

1962-11-23

Andrea Blackwell, Calgary Alberta, basketball forward (Olympics-96)

1962-12-27

Mark Few, American basketball coach

1962-12-27

Bill Self, American basketball coach

1962-12-28

Keith Lee, basketball player (Memphis State)

1963-01-20

Scott Fisher, San Jose California, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96)

1963-10-04

A.C. Green, A.C. Green Leadership Basketball Camp Documentary

1963-12-24

Jay Bilas, American basketball analyst

1964-01-03

Cheryl Miller, Riverside California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)

1964-05-28

Armen Gilliam, Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV Basketball

1964-07-19

Teresa Edwards, Cairo GA, basketball forward (Oly-gold-1984, 88,92,96)

1964-08-15

Scott Kalvert, The Basketball Diaries

1964-08-18

Kenny Walker, American basketball player

1964-08-26

Karla Karch-Gailus, Vancouver BC, basketball guard (Olympics-96)

1964-10-21

Sonia Kalvert, The Basketball Diaries

1965-03-16

Cindy Brown, US, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1988)

1965-07-24

Andrew Gaze, Australian basketball player (Olympics-1984, 88, 92, 96)

1965-09-19

Katrina McClain, Charleston SC, basketball forward (Olympics-gold-96)

1965-11-10

Jamie Dixon, American basketball coach

1966-03-12

John Thompson III, NCAA Basketball Head Coach

1966-11-23

M.E. 'Dusty' Garza, Big West Conference NCAA Basketball

1967-05-25

Ruthie Bolton, McClain Miss, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)

1967-12-11

Katy Steding, Lake Oswego Oregon, basketball forward (Oly-gold-96)

1967-9-13

Patrick McGaw, The Basketball Diaries

1968-01-13

Kelly Boucher, Calgary Alberta, Canadian basketball forward (Olympics-96)

1968-03-06

Carla McGhee, Peoria Ill, US basketball forward (Olympics-gold-96)

1968-04-22

Vernell Coles, basketball player (Olympic-bronze-1988)

1968-05-08

Clifford Allen, Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV Basketball

1968-05-26

Rachael Sporn, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)

1968-08-20

Sandy Brondello, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-bronze-96)

1968-08-31

Jennifer Azzi, Oak Ridge Tenn, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)

1968-09-27

Mark Bradtke, Adelaide SA Aus, basketball center (Olympics-88, 92, 96)

1968-10-11

Cynthia Johnston, Calgary Alberta, basketball forward (Olympics-96)

1968-10-28

Shawna Molcak, Cardston Alberta, basketball guard (Olympics-96)

1968-11-17

Sean Miller, American basketball coach

1969-01-22

Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-88, 96)

1969-02-07

Fiona Robinson, Collie Western Aust, basketball player (Oly-bronze-96)

1969-04-01

Andrew Vlahov, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-1988, 92, 96)

1969-04-28

Merlelynn Lange-Harris, Toronto Ontario, basketball center (Oly-96)

1969-08-25

Lorre Fritchy, Sandy 'Spin' Slade: Beyond Basketball

1969-11-14

Sue Stewart, Toronto Ontario, basketball guard (Olympics-96)

1970-05-04

Dawn Staley, Phila, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)

1970-09-06

Shane Heal, Box Hill Melbourne VIC Austral, basketball guard (Oly-96)

1971-01-02

Lisa Harrison, American basketball player

1971-02-05

Dianne Norman, Sault Ste Marie Ontario, basketball forward (Oly-96)

1971-02-18

Constantin Popa, Romanian-Israeli basketball player

1971-03-15

Patrick Reidy, Melbourne VIC Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)

1971-03-20

Alexander Chaplin, The Basketball Diaries

1971-04-13

Bo Outlaw, American basketball player

1971-08-13

Camille Thompson, Salmon Arm BC, basketball center (Olympics-96)

1971-09-07

Tonny Jensen, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-96)

1971-10-31

Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (d. 2004)

1971-12-17

Nikki McCray, Collierville Tenn, basketball guard (Olympics-gold-96)

1971-12-17

Antoine Rigaudeau, French basketball player

1971-12-28

William Gates, American basketball player

1972-05-25

Tony Ronaldson, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)

1972-07-12

Travis Best, Springfield, Massachusetts, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers)

1972-07-23

Trisha Fallon, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)

1972-09-27

Sylvia Crawley, American basketball player

1973-02-08

Michelle Brogan, Australian basketball forward (Olympics-bronze-96)

1973-03-02

Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player

1973-04-17

Brett Maher, Adelaide SA Australia, basketball guard (Olympics-96)

1973-04-19

Audrey Gomez, Love & Basketball

1973-09-05

Jenny Whittle, Australian basketball center (Olympics-bronze-96)

1973-9-22

Sina Oroomchi, The Basketball Diaries

1974-01-30

Martina Jerant, Windsor Ontario, basketball center (Olympics-96)

1974-03-29

Kara Brock, Love & Basketball

1974-07-16

Michelle Chandler, Australian basketball point guard (Olymp-bronze-96)

1974-08-14

Chucky Atkins, American basketball player

1974-09-18

Ticha Penicheiro, Portuguese basketball player

1974-11-23

Malik Rose, MSG Network: New York Knicks Basketball

1975-03-04

Patrick Femerling, German-born professional basketball player

1975-05-11

Edmond Choi, Edmond Choi Can Shoot a Basketball!

1975-07-15

Ben Pepper, Australian basketball player

1975-09-01

Cuttino Mobley, American basketball player

1975-10-31

Carla Boyd, Wynyard Tasmania, basketball player (Olympics-bronze-96)

1975-11-18

Jason Williams, American basketball player

1975-11-22

James Madio, The Basketball Diaries

1976-01-11

Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player

1976-01-28

Mark Madsen, American basketball player

1976-02-01

Candace Fisher, Basketball Wives

1976-03-17

Cynthia Daniel, The Basketball Diaries

1976-04-12

Brad Miller, American basketball player

1976-04-21

Rommel Adducul, Filipino basketball player

1976-05-31

Matt Harpring, American basketball player

1976-06-02

Earl Boykins, American basketball player

1976-07-11

Eduardo Nájera, Mexican-born basketball player

1976-08-25

Sam Mackinnon, Melbourne VIC Australia, basketball forward (Oly-96)

1976-09-24

Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player

1976-11-29

Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player

1977-01-13

James Posey, American basketball player

1977-01-16

Jeff Foster, American basketball player

1977-01-26

Vince Carter, American basketball player

1977-02-21

Steve Francis, American basketball player

1977-03-05

Wally Szczerbiak, American basketball player

1977-05-09

Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (d. 2006)

1977-06-09

Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player

1977-06-15

Michael Doleac, American basketball player

1977-06-20

Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player

1977-06-24

Dimosthenis Dikoudis, Greek basketball player

1977-07-08

Wang Zhizhi, Chinese basketball player

1977-07-25

Kenny Thomas, American basketball player

1977-07-28

Manu Ginóbili, Argentine basketball player

1977-08-09

Chamique Holdsclaw, American basketball player

1977-08-26

Morris Peterson, American basketball player

1977-08-29

Devean George, American basketball player

1977-09-05

Nazr Mohammed, American Basketball player

1977-09-15

Jason Terry, American basketball player

1977-10-11

Desmond Mason, American basketball player

1977-10-13

Paul Pierce, American basketball player

1977-10-14

Kelly Schumacher, Canadian basketball player

1977-11-28

DeMya Walker, American basketball player

1977-12-19

Jorge Garbajosa, Spanish basketball player

1977-12-23

Paul Shirley, American basketball player

1977-12-30

Kenyon Martin, American basketball player

1978-02-14

Richard Hamilton, American basketball player

1978-02-14

Darius Songaila, basketball player

1978-02-28

Jamaal Tinsley, American basketball player

1978-03-26

Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player

1978-04-05

Stephen Jackson, American basketball player

1978-05-07

Shawn Marion, American basketball player

1978-05-13

Mike Bibby, American basketball player

1978-05-14

Eddie House, American basketball player

1978-05-23

Carolyn Moos, American model and professional basketball player

1978-06-19

Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player

1978-07-20

Will Solomon, American basketball player

1978-08-16

Eddie Gill, American basketball player

1978-09-09

Shane Battier, American basketball player

1978-09-16

Dan Dickau, American basketball player

1978-10-09

Juan Dixon, American basketball player

1978-10-22

Dion Glover, American basketball player

1978-11-08

Maurice Evans, American basketball player

1978-12-02

Jason Collins, American basketball player for New Jersey Nets

1978-12-02

Jarron Collins, American basketball player for Utah Jazz

1979-01-23

Larry Hughes, American basketball player

1979-01-29

Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player

1979-03-11

Fred Jones, American basketball player

1979-03-11

Elton Brand, American basketball player

1979-03-19

Hedo Türkoğlu, Turkish basketball player

1979-04-13

Baron Davis, American basketball player

1979-04-18

Michael Bradley, American basketball player

1979-05-07

Katie Douglas, American basketball player

1979-05-23

Rasual Butler, American basketball player

1979-05-26

Mehmet Okur (Memo), Turkish basketball player

1979-06-10

Jake Tsakalidis, Georgian-Greek basketball player

1979-06-26

Wálter Herrmann, Argentinian basketball player

1979-07-12

Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player

1979-07-16

Chris Mihm, American basketball player

1979-07-21

Tamika Catchings, American basketball player

1979-07-29

Ronald Murray, American basketball player

1979-07-30

Carlos Arroyo, Puerto Rican basketball player

1979-08-08

Rashard Lewis, American basketball player

1979-08-24

Michael Redd, American basketball player

1979-08-28

Ruth Riley, American basketball player

1979-09-05

Stacey Dales, Canadian basketball player and sportscaster

1979-09-23

Ricky Davis, American basketball player

1979-10-02

Primož Brezec, Slovenian basketball player

1979-10-17

Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player

1979-11-06

Lamar Odom, American basketball player

1979-11-12

Corey Maggette, American professional basketball player

1979-11-13

Ron Artest, American basketball player

1979-11-21

Stromile Swift, American basketball player

1979-11-30

Andrés Nocioni, Argentine basketball player

1980-02-17

Al Harrington, American basketball player

1980-02-19

Mike Miller, American basketball player

1980-02-25

Antonio Burks, American basketball player

1980-02-28

Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player

1980-03-16

Felipe Reyes, Spanish basketball player

1980-03-20

Jamal Crawford, American basketball player

1980-03-28

Luke Walton, American basketball player

1980-04-05

Matt Bonner, American basketball player

1980-04-13

Quentin Richardson, American basketball player

1980-04-15

Raúl López, Spanish basketball player

1980-04-28

Josh Howard, American basketball player (Dallas Mavericks)

1980-05-02

Troy Murphy, American basketball player

1980-05-05

DerMarr Johnson, American basketball player

1980-05-06

Mario Stojić, Croatian basketball player

1980-06-03

Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player

1980-06-09

Udonis Haslem, American basketball player

1980-06-21

Richard Jefferson, American basketball player

1980-07-06

Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player

1980-08-29

David West, American basketball player

1980-09-12

Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player

1980-09-15

Mike Dunleavy, Jr., American basketball player

1980-10-16

Sue Bird, American basketball player

1980-11-10

Troy Bell, American basketball player

1980-11-16

Kayte Christensen, American basketball player

1981-01-02

Kirk Hinrich, American basketball player

1981-01-02

Kirk Hinrich, Basketball Man

1981-01-07

Marquis Daniels, American basketball player

1981-02-02

Jason Kapono, American basketball player

1981-02-04

Jason Kapono, America professional basketball player

1981-02-13

Luke Ridnour, American basketball player

1981-02-16

Qyntel Woods, American basketball player

1981-02-18

Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player

1981-03-17

Kyle Korver, American Basketball Player

1981-03-18

Kasib Powell, American basketball player

1981-04-01

Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball player

1981-04-03

DeShawn Stevenson, American basketball player

1981-05-11

Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player

1981-05-20

Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player

1981-06-29

Joe Johnson, American basketball player

1981-07-27

Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player

1981-08-21

Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player

1981-09-01

Adam Quick, Australian basketball player

1981-09-24

Drew Gooden, National Basketball Association player

1981-09-28

José Calderón, Spanish basketball player

1981-10-09

Darius Miles, American basketball player

1981-11-13

Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player

1981-11-20

Carlos Boozer, American basketball player

1981-11-22

Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player

1981-11-25

Jared Jeffries, American basketball player

1982-01-06

Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player

1982-01-17

Dwyane Wade, American basketball player

1982-02-02

Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player

1982-02-05

Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)

1982-03-13

Nicole Ohlde, WNBA basketball player

1982-04-16

Boris Diaw, French basketball player

1982-04-26

Brock Gillespie, American basketball player

1982-05-17

Tony Parker, French-American basketball player

1982-05-30

Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (d. 2007)

1982-06-11

Joey Graham, American basketball player

1982-06-11

Steven Graham, American basketball player

1982-06-11

Diana Taurasi, American basketball player

1982-07-08

Hakim Warrick, American basketball player

1982-07-23

Gerald Wallace, American basketball player

1982-08-07

Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player

1982-08-29

Carlos Delfino, Argentinean basketball player

1982-08-31

Chris Duhon, American basketball player

1982-09-01

Ryan Gomes, American basketball player

1982-09-13

Nenê, Brazilian basketball player

1982-09-13

Miha Zupan, Slovenian basketball player

1982-09-28

Anderson Varejão, Brazilian basketball player

1982-09-28

Emeka Okafor, American basketball player

1982-10-21

James White, American basketball player

1982-11-16

Amare Stoudemire, American basketball player

1982-11-17

Katie Feenstra, American basketball player

1982-11-28

Leandro Barbosa, Brazilian basketball player

1982-12-05

Eddy Curry, American basketball player

1982-12-17

Stephane Lasme, Gabonese basketball player

1982-12-19

Maurice Williams, American basketball player

1982-12-21

Mike Gansey, American basketball player

1982-12-31

Luke Schenscher, Australian basketball player

1983-01-05

Sean Dockery, American basketball player

1983-01-13

Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player

1983-01-17

Johannes Herber, German basketball player

1983-01-29

Nedžad Sinanović, Bosnian basketball player

1983-02-01

Kevin Martin, American basketball player

1983-02-18

Jason Maxiell, American basketball player

1983-02-27

Devin Harris, American basketball player

1983-03-09

Wayne Simien, American basketball player

1983-03-24

T. J. Ford, American basketball player

1983-04-04

Ben Gordon, American professional basketball player

1983-04-14

Nikoloz Tskitishvili, American basketball player

1983-04-29

David Lee, American basketball player

1983-05-17

Channing Frye, American basketball player

1983-06-11

Chuck Hayes, American basketball player

1983-06-20

Josh Childress, American basketball player

1983-07-26

Delonte West, American basketball player

1983-08-16

Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player

1983-08-23

Sun Ming Ming, Chinese basketball player

1983-09-03

Valdas Vasylius, Lithuanian basketball player

1983-09-07

Pops Mensah-Bonsu, British basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks

1983-09-08

Will Blalock, American basketball player

1983-09-11

Ike Diogu, American basketball player

1983-09-24

Randy Foye, American basketball player

1983-10-28

Jarrett Jack, American basketball player

1983-11-10

Craig Smith, American basketball player

1983-11-17

Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player

1983-12-16

Kelenna Azubuike, English basketball player

1984-01-08

Jong-un Kim, Basketball Diplomacy

1984-01-22

Leon Powe, American basketball player

1984-01-28

Andre Iguodala, basketball & NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers)

1984-02-08

Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player

1984-02-27

David Noel, American basketball player

1984-03-15

Kostas Vassiliadis, Greek basketball player

1984-03-24

Chris Bosh, American basketball player

1984-04-29

Nicole Sullivan, Don't Ruin the Basketball Game: Kunming, China

1984-05-02

Thabo Sefolosha, American basketball player

1984-05-27

Blake Ahearn, NBA basketball player

1984-05-29

Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player

1984-05-31

Nate Robinson, American basketball player

1984-06-24

J.J. Redick, American basketball player

1984-06-26

Raymond Felton, American basketball player

1984-06-26

Deron Williams, American basketball player

1984-06-26

Jose Juan Barea, American basketball player

1984-07-21

Paul Davis, American basketball player

1984-07-23

Brandon Roy, American professional basketball player

1984-07-25

Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player

1984-07-30

Kevin Pittsnogle, American basketball player

1984-08-17

Dee Brown, American basketball player

1984-10-10

Rod Benson, American basketball player

1984-11-10

Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player

1984-11-28

Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player

1984-12-07

Aaron Gray, American basketball player

1984-12-30

LeBron James, American basketball player

1985-01-04

Al Jefferson, American basketball player

1985-01-21

Matt Unicomb, Australian basketball player

1985-01-25

Acie Law IV, National Basketball Association player

1985-01-29

Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player

1985-02-06

Kris Humphries, American basketball player

1985-02-13

David Padgett, American basketball player

1985-02-25

Joakim Noah, American basketball player

1985-04-04

Rudy Fernández, Spanish basketball player

1985-04-16

Luol Deng, British-Sudanese basketball player

1985-05-05

P. J. Tucker, American basketball player

1985-05-07

Drew Neitzel, American college basketball player

1985-05-31

Ian Vouyoukas, Greek basketball player

1985-06-01

Nick Young, American basketball player

1985-06-09

Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player

1985-06-20

Darko Miličić, Serbian basketball player

1985-06-22

Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player

1985-07-21

Von Wafer, American basketball player

1985-08-04

Ha Seung-Jin, Korean basketball player

1985-09-09

J.R. Smith, American basketball player

1985-09-11

Shaun Livingston, American basketball player

1985-10-20

Dominic McGuire, American basketball player

1985-10-26

Andrea Bargnani, Italian basketball player

1985-10-26

Monta Ellis, American basketball player

1985-11-29

Shannon Brown, American basketball player

1985-12-02

Dorell Wright, American basketball player

1985-12-03

Marcus Darrell Williams, American basketball player

1985-12-05

Josh Smith, American basketball player

1985-12-08

Dwight Howard, American basketball player

1986-01-01

Glen Davis, American basketball player

1986-01-26

Gerald Green, American basketball player

1986-02-22

Rajon Rondo, American basketball player

1986-03-16

T. J. Jordan, American basketball player

1986-03-18

Kaloyan Ivanov, Bulgarian basketball player

1986-04-19

Candace Parker, American basketball player

1986-04-22

Dusan Sakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player

1986-05-17

Glenndon Chatman, Love & Basketball

1986-05-19

Mario Chalmers, NCAA basketball player

1986-06-03

Al Horford, American basketball player

1986-06-16

Robert Rothbart, Bosnian-Israeli Basketball Player

1986-06-19

Marvin Williams, American basketball player

1986-08-17

Rudy Gay, American basketball player

1986-08-17

Tyrus Thomas, American basketball player

1986-09-09

Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Cameroonian basketball player

1986-09-13

Sean Williams, American basketball player

1986-10-10

Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player

1986-11-30

Jordan Farmar, National Basketball Association player

1986-12-04

Martell Webster, American basketball player

1987-05-15

Ersan İlyasova, Turkish basketball player

1987-08-11

Nkem Ojougboh, American basketball player

1987-08-24

Jon Scheyer, American basketball player

1987-09-21

Courtney Paris, American basketball player

1987-09-21

Ashley Paris, American basketball player

1987-10-11

Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player

1987-10-27

Andrew Bynum, American basketball player

1987-10-27

Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (Disputed)

1987-12-31

Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player

1988-01-22

Greg Oden, American basketball player

1988-04-01

Brook Lopez, American basketball player

1988-04-01

Robin Lopez, American basketball player

1988-06-17

Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player

1988-08-08

Danilo Gallinari, Italian basketball player

1988-08-11

Patrick Mills, Australian basketball player

1988-09-07

Kevin Love, American basketball player

1988-09-29

Kevin Durant, American basketball player

1988-11-18

Jeffrey Jordan, American college basketball player; son of Michael Jordan

1988-12-14

Nicolas Batum, French basketball player

1988-12-25

Eric Gordon, American Basketball Player

1989-02-24

Kosta Koufos, American-Greek basketball player

1989-03-16

Blake Griffin, American basketball player

1989-09-23

Brandon Jennings, American basketball player

1990-01-15

Chris Warren, Love & Basketball

1990-10-21

Ricky Rubio, Spanish basketball player

Basketball - Notable Weddings

James NaismithJun 20, 1894

Michael JordanSep 2, 1989

Kim KardashianAug 20, 2011

Basketball - Weddings
Date Event
1894-06-20

Basketball inventor James Naismith (32) weds Maude Evelyn Sherman (23) in Springfield, Massachusetts

1989-09-02

NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (26) weds Juanita Vanoy (30) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

1999-09-26

Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York

2006-09-12

NBA basketball star Tracy McGrady (27) weds CleRenda Harris at the sandy beach in Los Cabos, Mexico

2007-08-06

NBA Houston Rockets center Yao Ming (27) weds Chinese women's national basketball team member Ye Li (26) at the Pudong Shangri-La hotel in Shanghai

2009-09-27

Businesswoman and TV personality Khloe Kardashian (28) weds NBA basketball forward Lamar Odom (32) in Beverly Hills, California

2011-08-20

Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (30) weds basketball player Kris Humphries (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

2012-07-04

NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) weds "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada in Saint Martin

2012-07-26

NBA guard Rafer Alston (36) weds "Basketball Wives" star Ashley Walker at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida

2012-08-09

"Martin" and "Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds St. John's University's basketball assistant coach Rico Hines at Oasis Oceanfront Estate in Honolulu, Hawaii

2012-12-12

Basketball player Amare Stoudemire (30) weds Alexis Welch in Manhattan

Basketball - Notable Divorces

Michael JordanDec 29, 2006

Kim KardashianOct 31, 2011

Basketball - Divorces
Date Event
2006-12-29

NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (43) divorces Juanita Vanoy (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage

2011-10-31

Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (31) divorces basketball player Kris Humphries (26) due to irreconcilable differences only 72 days after getting married

2012-08-14

"Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada divorces NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) due to irretrievably broken marriage only 41 days after getting married

Basketball - Notable Deaths

James NaismithNov 28, 1939

Pete MaravichJan 5, 1988

Wilt ChamberlainOct 12, 1999

Dave DeBusschereMay 14, 2003

George MikanJun 1, 2005

Red AuerbachOct 28, 2006

Bill SharmanOct 25, 2013

Basketball - Deaths
Date Event
1939-11-28

James Naismith, creator of basketball, dies at 78

1944-12-16

Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State, Lipscomb, and Hamline

1950-09-23

Sam Barry, American basketball player and coach (b. 1892)

1970-04-06

Maurice Stokes, American basketball player (b. 1933)

1977-12-10

Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (b. 1901)

1984-06-16

Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)

1987-05-05

Phil Woolpert, Basketball Headliners

1988-01-05

Pete Maravich, American basketball player, dies of heart failure at 40

1990-03-04

Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)

1990-10-07

John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, dies at 84

1993-01-15

Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88

1993-01-15

Hank Iba, Winning Basketball

1993-01-19

Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20

1993-04-28

Jim Valvano, basketball coach (NC State), dies of cancer at 47

1993-04-28

Jim Valvano, ESPN: NCAA Basketball

1995-05-25

Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player (b. 1948)

1995-07-19

James Smiddy, high school basketball coach (1,216 wins), dies at 71

1998-05-15

Earl Manigault, American basketball player (b. 1944)

1998-11-13

Red Holzman, American basketball coach (b. 1920)

1999-10-08

John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)

1999-10-12

Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player, dies of congestive heart failure at 63

2000-01-12

Bobby Phills, American basketball player (b. 1969)

2000-02-21

Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)

2000-05-20

Malik Sealy, American basketball player (b. 1970)

2001-01-26

Al McGuire, American basketball coach (b. 1928)

2001-08-24

Audrey Gomez, Love & Basketball

2002-07-07

Bison Dele, American basketball player (b. 1969)

2002-08-05

Chick Hearn, American basketball announcer (b. 1916)

2003-01-02

Ken Heady, King Basketball

2003-05-14

Dave DeBusschere, American basketball player, dies of a heart attack at 62

2003-12-09

Norm Sloan, American basketball coach (b. 1926)

2004-09-04

Alphonso Ford, American basketball player (b. 1971)

2005-04-03

Jef Eygel, Belgian basketball player (b. 1933)

2005-06-01

George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

2005-10-15

Jason Collier, American basketball player (b. 1977)

2005-10-28

Tony Jackson, American basketball player (b. 1942)

2006-03-17

Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)

2006-04-06

Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)

2006-06-05

Butch Hengen, The Big Basketball Game

2006-09-22

Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)

2006-10-28

Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive, dies of a heart attack at 89

2006-11-06

Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)

2006-12-12

Paul Arizin, American basketball player (b. 1928)

2006-12-29

Charles Tyra, Basketball Headliners

2007-02-22

Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (b. 1954)

2007-07-26

Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (b. 1950)

2007-08-17

Eddie Griffin, American basketball player (b. 1982)

2007-09-10

Ted Stepien, former basketball team owner (b. 1925)

2007-11-29

Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)

2007-12-28

Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iran national basketball team player (b. 1982)

2008-03-25

Ben Carnevale, American basketball coach (b. 1915)

2008-03-31

Bill Keightley, "Mr. Wildcat." University of Kentucky basketball equipment manger 1962-2008 (b .1926)

2008-06-19

Bennie Swain, American basketball player (b. 1930)

2008-08-25

Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (b. 1964)

2008-09-07

Don Haskins, American College Basketball coach (b. 1930)

2008-11-17

Pete Newell, American basketball coach (b. 1915)

2008-11-17

Pete Newell, Best College Basketball Players

2009-01-24

Kay Yow, North Carolina State Univ. women's basketball head coach (b. 1942)

2009-02-26

Norm Van Lier, Basketball player and broadcaster (b. 1947)

2009-02-26

Johnny Kerr, Basketball player and Chicago Bulls broadcaster (b. 1932)

2009-05-09

Chuck Daly, American basketball coach (b. 1930)

2009-05-09

Chuck Daly, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball

2009-05-15

Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player (b. 1964)

2009-11-18

Red Robbins, American basketball player (b. 1944)

2010-02-10

Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1925)

2010-05-25

Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)

2010-06-04

John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)

2010-06-19

Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)

2010-07-19

Lorenzen Wright, American basketball player (b. 1975)

2010-10-31

Maurice Lucas, American basketball player (b. 1952)

2010-11-08

Quintin Dailey, American basketball player (b. 1961)

2011-03-04

Ed Manning, American basketball player and coach (b. 1943)

2011-05-27

Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974)

2011-07-05

Armen Gilliam, Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV Basketball

2011-07-09

Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)

2011-09-16

Dave Gavitt, Best College Basketball Players

2011-11-17

Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)

2012-05-19

Robert Boozer, American basketball player, dies at 75

2012-05-30

Jack Twyman, American Hall of Fame basketball player, dies from complications from blood cancer at 78

2012-08-27

Art Heyman, A Cut Above: 100 Seasons of Duke Basketball

2013-08-27

Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player, dies at 73

2013-10-25

Bill Sharman, American basketball player, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

2013-11-02

Walt Bellamy, American HOF basketball player, dies at 74

2013-11-21

Vern Mikkelsen, American HOF basketball player, dies at 85

2014-01-26

Tom Gola, American basketball player, dies at 81

2014-03-05

Scott Kalvert, The Basketball Diaries

2014-03-14

Sam Lacey, Basketball Man

2014-04-28

Jack Ramsay, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball

2014-09-20

Joel Krog, Basketball Headliners

2015-02-11

Jerry Tarkanian, Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV Basketball

2015-04-16

Johnny Kemp, Love & Basketball

2015-06-23

Harvey Pollack, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball

2015-12-10

Basketball Hall of Famer Dolph Schayes dies at 87

2016-06-29

Pat Summitt, legend of women's basketball, dies at 64

2017-08-23

Ball State Basketball Player Zach Hollywood Dies at Age 19

2017-08-29

Former Michigan State basketball coach Jud Heathcote dies at age 90


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