- 1905 - Hall of Famer Walter Brown, original owner of the Boston Celtics and one of the founders of the Basketball Association of America, the predecessor of the NBA, is born in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.
- 1906 - Right: Hall of Fame college player John "Cat" Thompson, who led Montana State to the 1929 Helms Foundation national championship, is born in St. George, Utah.
- 1949 - "Jumpin' Joe" Fulks scores 63 points, to lead his Philadelphia Warriors to a 108-87 win over the Indianapolis Jets. Only 1,500 fans are there to witness the feat. He breaks George Mikan's record of 48 points, which was set just 12 days earlier. Fulks's 63 would remain the NBA record until Elgin Baylor scores 64 ten years later.
- 1952 - The Baltimore Bullets play a full 48-minute game without making a single substitution, beating the Fort Wayne Pistons, 82-77.
- 1955 - Lusia Harris (right), the first woman drafted by an NBA team, is born in Minter City, Mississippi.
- 1975 - Tina Thompson, collegiate, professional and international superstar forward, is born in Los Angeles, California.
- 1991 - The East team scores 45 second-quarter points en route to a 116-114 win over the West in the 41st annual NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte. Charles Barkley of the East (Philadelphia 76ers), the game’s MVP, had 22 rebounds, the most since Wilt Chamberlain grabbed 22 in 1967.
- 1995 - FIBA and the NBA announced that the winner of the NBA Finals will represent the National Basketball Association in the McDonald's Championship to be played the following October. The McDonald's Championship, formerly known as the McDonald's Open, was established as a joint effort by FIBA and the NBA in 1987.
- 2002 - Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant records 31 points on 12-for-25 shooting in 30 minutes and is the unanimous choice as Most Valuable Player, sparking the Western Conference to a 135-120 triumph in the 2002 NBA All-Star Game in Philadelphia.