Bill Russell

Basketball Player Bill Russell

Profession: Basketball Player

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player

Born: February 12, 1934
Birthplace: West Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Age: 84 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

Married Life

  • 1956-12-09 NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher
  • 1977-06-08 Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett

Historical Events in the Life of Bill Russell

  • 1956-12-01 Led by future Basketball Hall of Famers Bill Russell and K.C. Jones, the US wins it's 4th consecutive Olympic gold medal with an 89-55 victory over the Soviet Union at the Melbourne Games
  • 1957-11-16 Celtic Bill Russell sets NBA record of 49 rebounds beat Philadelphia 111-89
  • 1958-02-12 Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101
  • 1960-02-08 Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)
  • 1961-02-12 Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125
  • 1965-01-23 Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in 104-100 loss to Philadelphia 76ers, led by newly acquired Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1966-04-18 Bill Russell becomes first African American coach in NBA history (Boston Celtics)

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