Boston Celtics in History

Events in Sport


Sports record brokenNBA Record

1959-02-27 Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1959-03-18 Boston Celtic's Bill Sharman begins record of 56 straight free-throws

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • 1959-04-09 13th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics sweep Minn Lakers in 4 games Boston Celtics wins 8th straight title

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1960-02-08 Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • 1962-04-18 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1963-04-24 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 1964-04-26 18th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat SF Warriors, 4 games to 1
  • 1965-01-23 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1965-04-25 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1

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1966-01-12 Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • 1966-04-18 Bill Russell became 1st black coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)
  • 1966-04-26 Red Auerbach retires as Boston Celtic's coach
  • 1966-04-28 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1968-05-02 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 1969-05-05 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1969-08-12 Boston Celtics sold for an NBA record $6 million
  • 1974-05-12 28th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Milwaukee, 4 games to 3
  • 1976-06-06 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2
  • 1982-02-24 Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
  • 1984-06-10 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

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1985-03-12 Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 1985-06-09 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • 1986-04-13 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record
  • 1986-06-08 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
  • 1987-06-14 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • 1988-01-29 Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)
  • 1988-10-21 Boston Celtics beat Yugoslavia 113-85 in Madrid
  • 1988-10-23 Boston Celtics play Spain in Madrid
  • 1990-01-09 Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
  • 1990-04-28 Boston Celtics score most points in a playoff, beat NY Knicks 157-128
  • 1993-03-05 Boston Celtic Larry Bird undergoes backfusion surgery
  • 1995-04-21 Boston Celtics final game at Boston Gardens, NY Knicks win 98-92
  • 1995-11-03 1st NBA game at FleetCenter, Boston Celtics lose to Mil Bucks, 101-100
  • 1997-05-06 Rick Pitino becomes coach of Boston Celtics
  • 1998-01-18 Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish's #00
  • 2002-05-31 The New Jersey Nets defeat the Boston Celtics 96-88 in Game 6 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Championship, winning the series 4 games to 2 to advance to their first NBA Finals appearance.
  • 2008-06-17 62nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 2010-06-17 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1905-02-10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States

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1917-09-20 [Arnold] Red Auerbach, NBA coach/GM (Boston Celtic), born in Brooklyn, New York

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

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1926-05-25 Bill Sharman, American Hall of Fame basketball player (Boston Celtics) born in Abilene, Texas (d. 2013)

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman

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1928-08-09 Bob Cousy, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, 1957 MVP), born in Manhattan, NYC

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy

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1934-02-12 Bill Russell, American basketball star (Boston Celtics, Olympic-gold 1956), born in West Monroe, Louisiana

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • 1937-08-26 Tom Heinsohn, NBA star/coach (Boston Celtic)
  • 1940-04-08 John Havlicek, Martin's Ferry Ohio, NBA hall-of-famer (Boston Celtics)
  • 1943-07-12 Paul Silas, NBAer (Boston Celtic, Seattle SuperSonic)

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1948-10-25 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 1950-11-30 Paul Westphal, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns)

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1952-11-05 Bill Walton, American NBA center (Portland Trailblazers, Boston Celtics), born in La Mesa, California

NBA Center and Television Sportscaster Bill Walton
NBA Center and Television Sportscaster
Bill Walton
  • 1953-08-30 Robert Parish, NBA center (Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets)

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1956-12-07 Larry Bird, American NBA star (Boston Celtics, 12-time NBA All Star), born in West Baden, Indiana

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 1957-12-19 Kevin McHale, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1967-04-03 Pervis Ellison, NBA forward/center (Boston Celtics)
  • 1967-04-13 Dana Barros, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1967-04-24 Dino Radja, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1968-11-29 Dee Brown, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1969-07-24 Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • 1970-01-07 Todd Day, NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1970-11-14 David Wesley, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics)
  • 1971-06-14 Bruce Bowen, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1971-09-08 Greg Minor, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1972-07-17 Eric Williams, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics)
  • 1973-01-18 Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1973-02-01 Andrew DeClercq, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics)
  • 1973-02-14 Tyus Edney, NBA guard (Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings)
  • 1973-08-19 Roy Rogers, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1974-02-01 Walter McCarty, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1974-09-13 Travis Knight, NBA center (Boston Celtics)
  • 1975-04-03 Thomas Hamilton, NBA center (Boston Celtics)
  • 1975-06-02 Dontae' Jones, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1975-09-08 John Thomas, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1976-05-18 Ron Mercer, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)
  • 1976-08-12 Antoine Walker, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • 1976-09-25 Chauncey Billups, NBA guard (Boston Celtics)

Weddings in Sport

  • 2010-07-17 Boston Celtics star player Paul Pierce (32) weds interior-designer Julie Landrum (27) at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Coast, California

Deaths in Sport

  • 1992-11-10 Chuck Connors, US NBA/baseballer/actor (Boston Celtics), dies at 71
  • 1993-07-27 Reggie Lewis, NBA star (Boston Celtics), dies of heart failure at 27