Charlotte Hornets in History

Events in Sport

  • 1988-06-23 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft
  • 1988-11-04 First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
  • 1988-11-05 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
  • 1991-06-26 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
  • 1994-11-04 United Center in Chicago opens - Bulls beat Charlotte Hornets, 89-83

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1953-08-30 Robert Parish, NBA center (Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1958-02-25 Kurt Rambis, NBA forward (Lakers, Hornets)/Clark Kent look-a-like
  • 1963-01-19 Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1963-09-28 Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr, NBA guard (Spurs, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1964-06-25 Dell Curry, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1964-07-22 Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1965-01-09 Muggsy Bogues, American NBA guard and the shortest player ever to play in the NBA (Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1965-09-12 Vernon Maxwell, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1965-12-17 Jeff Grayer, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Olympics-bronze-1988)
  • 1966-05-22 Donald Royal, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, Orlando Magic)
  • 1966-12-14 Anthony Mason, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1967-05-28 Glen Rice, NBA guard and forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1967-09-09 B J Armstrong, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1968-02-03 Vlade Divac, Yugoslavia, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets, LA Lakers)
  • 1968-03-31 J R Reid, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1969-02-25 Donald Hodge, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1969-03-14 Larry Johnson, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks)
  • 1969-05-27 Travis Williams, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1969-09-10 Matt Geiger, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1969-12-20 Bobby Phills, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970-01-03 Tony Farmer, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970-02-08 Alonzo Mourning, NBA center (Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970-10-09 Kenny Anderson, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1970-11-14 David Wesley, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics)
  • 1971-01-12 Scott Burrell, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1971-05-27 Corey Beck, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1971-11-03 Darrin Hancock, NBA guard/forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1973-08-02 George Zidek, NBA center (Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1985-12-08 Dwight Howard, American basketball player (Charlotte Hornets), born in Atlanta, Georigia

Deaths in Sport

  • 2015-02-28 Anthony Mason, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets), dies at 48 of a heart attack