1927 – The original Celtics play their first game of the new season at Madison Square Garden.
1965 – Basketball Hall of Fame announcer Chick Hearn begins his streak of broadcasting 3,338 consecutive Los Angeles Lakers games.
1996 - With a 105-94 loss at Dallas, Los Angeles Clippers coach Bill Fitch becomes the first NBA coach to record 1,000 career losses.
2001 – The Denver Nuggets call up Chris Andersen from the Fayetteville Patriots, making Andersen the first D-League player to be called up to the NBA.
Also some current and former NBA players that share this same birthdate:
Josh Boone, 1984 – currently plays for the New Jersey Nets
Stromile Swift, 1979 – currently plays for the New Jersey Nets
Reggie Lewis, 1965 – played for the Boston Celtics; died suddenly during a Celtics practice in 1993
Cedric Maxwell, 1955 – won two championships with the Boston Celtics; current Boston Celtics radio broadcaster
Earl Monroe, 1944 – won a championship with the New York Knicks; also known as “Earl the Pearl”, “Black Magic” and “Black Jesus”.