- 1889 - Hall of Fame coach Arthur Schabinger, one of the founders of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), is born in Sabetha, Kansas.
- 1904 - Hall of Fame coach Hank Iba, the only man to coach two Gold Medal Olympic basketball teams, is born in Easton, Missouri.
- 1962 - (Above) Philadelphia's NBA franchise, recently arrived from Syracuse changes its name from "Nationals" to "76ers".
- 1983 - The Soviet Union edges the United States, 84-82, to win the FIBA World Championship for Women. Elena Chausova fires up the winning shot with seconds left on the clock to break the tie and the Americans' hearts.