- 1925 - Above: Lou Carnesecca, St. John's and New York Nets Hall of Fame coach, is born in New York City.
- 1954 - Right: Hall of Famer Alex English, the first player in NBA history to score 2,000 points in eight straight seasons, is born in Columbia, South Carolina.
- 1962 - Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors begins a streak of 47 consecutive complete games, an NBA record.
- 1971 - In Martin, Tennessee the hapless Washington Generals finally win a game against the Harlem Globetrotters. Red Klotz sinks the winning basket in overtime for a 100-99 victory that ends the Globetrotters' 2,499-game winning streak.
- 1988 - Right: Basketball legend "Pistol Pete" Maravich dies of a heart attack while playing in a pickup three-on-three game in a California gym. He is 40 years old.
- 1991 - Kevin Bradshaw of the now-defunct U.S. International College, scores 72 points against Loyola Marymount, setting the NCAA Division I scoring record.
- 2000 - Morgan Wootten DeMatha's Hall of Fame Coach enters his sixth decade of coaching with a game against Bladensburg. Coach Wootten has guided teams in the 1950's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and to the 2000's.
- 2001 - Tim Thomas of the Milwaukee Bucks connects on eight three-point field goals in the second half of Milwaukee’s 119-115 victory over Portland, breaking the record of seven three-pointers made in one half, shared by 10 players.
- 2004 - Stephon Marbury and Cezary Trybanski are traded by the Phoenix Suns to the New York Knicks for Howard Eisley, Charlie Ward, Antonio McDyess, Maciej Lampe, draft rights to Milos Vujanic, a first-round 2004 draft choice, and an additional future first-round draft choice.