- 1878 - Hall of Fame contributor Ed Hickox, who helped to create and shape the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, is born in Cleveland, Ohio.
- 1907 - Right: Hall of Fame center Charles "Stretch" Murphy, the Purdue All-American who led the Big Ten in scoring twice, is born in Marion, Indiana.
- 1953 - The 7th NBA Championship concludes with the Minneapolis Lakers beating the New York Knicks, 4 games to 1.
- 1955 - The 9th NBA Championship ends with the Syracuse Nationals beating the Fort Wayne Pistons, 4 games to 3.
- 1986 - In a game against New Jersey, Atlanta’s Dominique Wilkins makes 21 field goals, scoring a total of 57 points in the Hawks’ 126-117 victory. Wilkins wins the NBA scoring title, finishing with a 30.3 PPG average, edging Utah’s Adrian Dantley and Denver’s Alex English.
- 1998 - The Chicago Bulls score a mere 49 points against Miami to set a new record for lowest-scoring NBA game since the adoption of the shot clock in 1954. Chicago’s 18 field goals made is also an NBA record-low.
- 2002 - The Greenville Groove defeat the North Charleston Lowgators, 75-68, to win the first-ever NBA D-League Finals, 2 games to none.