- 1941 - Nolan Richardson (right), who guided the Arkansas Razorbacks to the 1994 NCAA Division I Men's Tournament championship, is born in El Paso, Texas.
- 1954 - Kent Benson, center on the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers, the last undefeated team to win the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament championship, is born in New Castle, Indiana.
- 1962 - Bill Self who led the Kansas Jayhawks to the 2008 NCAA Championship is born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
- 1967 - William (Red) Holzman is named head coach of the New York Knicks to succeed Dick McGuire. Shaping a young team with the likes of Willis Reed, Walt Frazier, Bill Bradley and Dave DeBusschere, Holzman turned the franchise around and won two NBA titles and three conference championships before retiring in 1982.
- 1991 - Tim Hardaway of the Golden State Warriors shoots 0-for-17, setting a new NBA record for the most field goals attempted with none made. The previous record holder, Howie Dallmar, also played for the Warrior franchise, when they were the Philadelphia Warriors.
- 2000 - In the first NCAA Division I women's basketball game to be played outdoors, the Tennessee Lady Vols defeat the Arizona State Sun Devils, 67-63, at Bank One Ballpark, the Arizona Diamondbacks' baseball stadium.
- 2006 - Richard "Rip" Hamilton scores a career-high 51 points with a personal best 19 of 37 field goal shooting in a 151-145 triple-overtime Detroit Pistons loss to the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.