Today in Toronto Raptors History

Events in Sport

  • 1994-05-22 Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo
  • 1995-11-03 1st NBA game at Skydome, Toronto Raptors beat NJ Nets 94-79
  • 1995-12-10 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006-01-22 Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

Sports record brokenNBA Record

2016-01-03 Jimmy Butler breaks Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls record for points in a half, scoring 40 of his 42 points in the second half to lead the Bulls in a 115-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1958-02-16 Herb Williams, NBA center (Toronto Raptors, NY Knicks)
  • 1962-07-22 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1969-03-01 Vincenzo Esposito, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970-04-06 Oliver Miller, NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970-04-16 Walt Williams, NBA forward/guard (Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat)
  • 1970-05-09 Doug Christie, NBA guard/forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970-06-15 Zan Tabak, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970-06-17 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • 1970-06-23 A C Earl, NBA center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1970-08-27 Reggie Slater, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1971-02-06 Carlos Rogers, NBA forward/center (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1971-04-30 B J Tyler, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1971-07-25 Tracy Murray, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors, Wash Wizards)
  • 1972-02-06 Shawn Respert, NBA guard (Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors)
  • 1973-01-30 Sharone Wright, NBA center/forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1973-08-09 Jimmy King, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1973-09-03 Damon Stoudamire, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1974-02-09 John Wallace, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1974-03-22 Marcus Camby, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1975-02-23 Chris Garner, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1975-04-28 Martin Lewis, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1979-05-24 Tracy McGrady, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)