Basketball Hall of Fame in History

Events in Sport

  • 1968-02-17 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield Mass, opens
  • 1972-02-05 Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1993-05-10 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1875-07-15 Frank "Pop" Morgenweck, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
  • 1899-02-03 Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
  • 1906-02-10 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-05-19 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes

Deaths in Sport

  • 1990-10-07 John "Cat" Thompson, basketball hall of famer, dies at 84
  • 2015-12-10 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), dies at 87