Why Famous: Achieved superstardom playing for John Wooden's powerhouse UCLA Bruins in the early '70s, before having a prominent career in the NBA where he was a league MVP and won two NBA championships.
- 1979-02-24 NBA player Bill Walton (26) weds Susan Guth
- 1972-03-25 34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida, 81-76; 6th straight title for Bruins; future Hall of Fame center Bill Walton tournament MOP
- 1973-03-26 35th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Memphis 81-76; Bruins' 7th straight title; future Hall of Fame center Bill Walton tournament MOP for 2nd consecutive year
- 1993-05-10 Bill Walton is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame