- 1931 - Larry Costello, the last NBA player to use the two-handed set shot, is born in Minoa, New York. He is better known for coaching the Milwaukee Bucks to the 1971 NBA title.
- 1961 - Right: Clark Kellogg -- Special K -- is born in Cleveland, Ohio. The Buckeyes and Pacers stalwart remains best known for his insightful observations and clever phrasing as a CBS analyst.
- 1986 - Pat Williams, Jim Hewitt and Orlando mayor Bill Frederick present a check for $100,000 and a set of Mickey Mouse ears to NBA Commissioner David Stern, officially entering the race to bring an NBA franchise to Orlando.
- 2001 - In the NBA's first-ever Basketball without Borders final, Zan Tabak's Indiana Pacers upset Vlade Divac and Bruno Sundov's heavily favored Sacramento Kings team 50-48. This event united children from the former Yugoslavia through basketball.
- 2006 - USA's Women's team rolls over Canada, 87-57, to win the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women. Tina Charles (Connecticut Huskies) leads the way with 13 points and 13 rebounds -- her second double-double of the tournament.