- 1967 - The Soviet Union Men's team wins their first-ever FIBA World Championship in Uruguay. It marks the first time a team from outside the Western Hemisphere has won it.
- 1982 - Right: Collegiate, professional and international superstar Diana Taurasi is born in Chino, California.
- 1987 - Five Boston players score 20 points or more, led by Dennis Johnson with 25, to tie an NBA Finals record as the Celtics beat Los Angeles, 123-108, in Game 5. The Lakers, however, bounce back to win the NBA Championship in six games.
- 1993 - Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls and Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns each score 42 points in Chicago’s 111-108 victory, marking the first time in NBA Finals history that opposing players each score 40 or more points in a Finals game.
- 1999 - The New York Knicks defeat the Indiana Pacers, 90-82, in the series-clinching Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Knicks thus become the first number eight seed to reach the NBA Finals.
- 2009 - In game 4 of the NBA Finals with Lakers down by 3 points to the Orlando Magic, Derek Fisher hit a three pointer over Jameer Nelson sending the game into overtime. In the overtime he hit a tie-breaking three pointer with 31.3 seconds remaining in overtime to help send the Lakers to a 3-1 series lead and the eventual Championship.