Cleveland Cavaliers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1970-10-14 Cleveland Cavaliers lose to Buffalo Braves in their 1st game 107-92
  • 1970-10-28 NBA Cleveland Cavaliers 1st home game, lose to San Diego 110-99
  • 1970-11-02 Cleveland Cavaliers lose by biggest margin-54 pts (Philadelphia 141-87)
  • 1970-11-12 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA victory (11th game), beating Portland 105-103
  • 1970-12-06 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st NBA home victory, beating Buffalo Braves 108-106
  • 1972-02-20 1st time Cleveland Cavaliers beat NY Knicks (111-109)
  • 1976-01-24 Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)
  • 1976-03-31 Cleveland Cavaliers clinch their 1st ever NBA playoff bearth
  • 1976-04-10 Cleveland Cavaliers win their 1st NBA Central Division title
  • 1977-12-18 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 42, Nate Thumond
  • 1979-12-04 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 7, Bingo Smith
  • 1980-01-29 Cleveland Cavaliers beat LA Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT
  • 1981-01-03 Cleveland Cavaliers retire jersey # 34, Austin Carr
  • 1982-11-05 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
  • 1989-01-07 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
  • 1989-03-02 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers win 22nd straight home game
  • 1991-12-17 Cleveland Cavaliers beat Miami Heat 148-80, by record 68 pts
  • 1994-11-08 Cleveland Cavaliers 1st game at Gund Arena, lose to Hous Rockets, 100-98
  • 2007-06-14 61st NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 0
  • 2014-06-26 Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No.1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 2015-05-26 Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Eastern Conference
  • 2015-06-16 69th NBA Championship: Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 2
  • 2016-06-19 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win their first title defeating Golden State Warriors 4–3 - 1st team to overcome 3–1 deficit

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1941-07-25 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Akron, Ohio (d.2016)

NBA Forward Nate Thurmond
NBA Forward
Nate Thurmond
  • 1945-04-25 Walt Wesley, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers)
  • 1946-02-26 Bobby "Bingo" Smith, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1948-03-10 Austin Carr, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1953-12-09 World B Free, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors)
  • 1955-06-16 Tree Rollins, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Winter Haven, Florida
  • 1957-05-19 Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
  • 1962-01-28 Michael Cage, NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, NJ Nets)
  • 1965-07-29 Henry James, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1965-07-31 Scott Brooks, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1965-10-19 Brad Daugherty, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1966-10-17 Danny Ferry, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1968-03-17 Tyrone Hill, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1969-07-15 John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1969-10-03 Carl Thomas, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1969-10-17 Joe Courtney, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1969-11-26 Shawn Kemp, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1969-12-20 Bobby Phills, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1970-01-25 Chris Mills, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, NY Knicks)
  • 1970-05-20 Terrell Brandon, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1970-11-26 John Amaechi, NBA center/forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1970-12-15 Mitchell Butler, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1971-03-28 Wesley Person, NBA guard (Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1971-05-05 Harold Miner, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1972-05-25 Antonio Lang, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1972-06-16 Shawnelle Scott, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1972-07-17 Donny Marshall, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1973-03-25 Bob Sura, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1974-07-18 Derek Anderson, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975-03-11 Cedric Henderson, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975-03-21 Vitaly Potapenko, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975-06-05 Zydrunas Ilgauskas, NBA center (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1975-11-08 Brevin Knight, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1984-12-30 LeBron James, American NBA basketball player (Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat) born in Akron, Ohio

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 1988-10-04 Derrick Rose, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1992-03-23 Kyrie Irving, American basketball player (Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Melbourne, Australia

Weddings in Sport

  • 2011-05-22 R&B singer Keyshia Cole (28) weds NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Daniel Gibson (25) in Cleveland, Ohio

Deaths in Sport

  • 2016-07-16 Nate Thurmond, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers), dies of leukemia at 74