- 1906 - Hall of Fame administrator R. William Jones is born in Rome, Italy. The long-time FIBA bigwig is probably best remembered for ordering officials to put time back on the clock in the gold medal game of the 1972 Olympics, which enabled the Soviet Union to upset US team, 51-50. The loss was the first ever for the US at the Olympics.
- 1950 - Right: Drawing lots out of a hat for three members of the defunct Chicago Stags franchise, Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown and coach Red Auerbach thought they ended up the booby prize: Bob Cousy. Cousy would lead the Celts to six NBA Championships.
- 1993 - Larry Johnson signs a 12-year, $84-million contract extension, what was then the most lucrative deal in NBA history.