Profession: NBA Forward
Why Famous: Played 11 seasons in the NBA, all with the Milwaukee/St. Louis Hawks (1954-1965), and was the first recipient of the NBA's MVP Award.
- 1965-06-19 NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana
- 1961-11-22 St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws